Networks Scramble to Cover Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Nov 13, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“TV news divisions sprung into action to cover the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris as French TV confirmed that at least 153 people have been killed at multiple sites in Paris including a soccer stadium where there was a suicide bombing, several restaurants and bars and a concert hall, where the worst of the attacks took place with at least 100 dead there,” reports Marisa Guthrie on the website of The Hollywood Reporter. [Editor’s note: The reported death toll in the attacks, which was in flux at the time of the THR report, has since been reduced to 129 people.]

The story continues, noting that besides the evening newscasts devoting all or almost of their time to the Paris attacks, “ABC News will have a special live edition of ‘20/20’ co-anchored by ‘World News Tonight’ anchor David Muir with ‘20/20’s’ Elizabeth Vargas. NBC News will have a special live edition of ‘Dateline’ at 10 p.m. anchored by ‘Nightly News’’ Lester Holt. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will anchor a special Saturday edition of the ‘Today’ show. NBC also has canceled a planned live episode of 8 p.m. comedy ‘Undateable’ and instead will air an encore.”

Cable news channels were covering the attacks with wall-to-wall coverage.

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