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Middle East Crisis: Anchors Away

Tim Cuprisin asks: Why were anchors in the Middle East? “With just a half-hour a night — 22 minutes, if you take out the commercials — there’s not much an anchor can do, other than show his face,” he says.

More: “The situation is different for the cable anchors, like CNN’s [Anderson] Cooper, who has plenty of time on camera — at least two hours a night from 9 to 11 p.m. On Friday, he was able to put together a one-hour special on Hezbollah, the Shiite Muslim force that is the main target for the Israeli offensive.” . By the way, Brian Williams extended his on-air time by appearing on MSNBC…

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