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Katrina: “Where Are The Broadcast Nets?,” Part One

“Where are the broadcast nets on Katrina? This seems much bigger than a 30-minute-a-day story,” an e-mailer says.

Several other people have made similiar comments. Ed writes in with his observations: “The broadcast networks have grossly underreported this story. Anytime a major American city may have to be evacuated — completely — it’s worth a ‘special report,’ it’s worth wall-to-wall coverage. This, in the end, may have more of an economic and personal impact than the Roberts nomination, 9/11 and other stories, because it more personally affects more Americans. They should drop whatever they’re doing and go with this, at least for a few hours, over the next few days.”

Ed also wonders: “Would the big three networks be running wall-to-wall coverage if this storm had hit a mid-sized city with a major port on the east or west coasts? Like Baltimore? Or Portland, Ore.? Or elsewhere?”

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