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How TV covered the Boston manhunt

boston manhunt 02 How TV covered the Boston manhunt

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The longer the networks reported on the Boston manhunt on Friday afternoon, the less we knew about what was actually going on. Before the bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was finally caught that night, the confusion around the case had already raised some troubling questions about the power of TV news in general.

At a time when social media offers quicker… Continue reading How TV covered the Boston manhunt

boston bombing manhunt TV ratings: NBCs coverage of manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev leads the way FridayFast National ratings for Friday, April 19, 2013

Due to live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect standoff and subsequent arrest during Eastern and Central primetime hours, there are no numbers for individual timeslots or programs on Friday evening.

Via TV Media Insights there are numbers for each individual network. NBC led the way in news coverage, averaging nearly 9 million viewers. ABC was second… Continue reading TV ratings: NBC's coverage of manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev leads the way Friday

The most wanted man in America, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, has been captured alive after surviving a massive gunfight with police, it’s been confirmed.

The chief suspect in Monday’s twin bombings, which left three dead and more than 170 injured, was peppered with a volley of bullets as he sheltered on a boat in the backyard of a Boston suburb.

PHOTOS:Shots Are Fired In Manhunt For Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev

Gunshots were heard just… Continue reading Boston Manhunt Over: Suspect #2 Captured Alive After Gunfight With Police