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WEATHER CHANNEL, STARRING ISAAC, IS TOPS

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television viewers, for the most part, didn’t like seeing their news channels on Tuesday attempt to split their coverage between the Republican National Convention and Tropical Storm Isaac. They tuned instead to The Weather Channel, which had the highest total-day ratings of any news channel among viewers 25-54 and the second-highest (behind Fox News) among […]

ISAAC DAMPENS GOP FESTIVITIES IN TAMPA

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As many Republicans no doubt feared, Isaac drew attention away from Mitt Romney on the day he was officially declared the party’s candidate for president in 2012. On cable news coverage during the day, in particular, it was the gathering hurricane that produced the drama, while the goings on in Tampa, mostly devoted to procedural […]

WHOM TO COVER — ISAAC OR MITT? (Updated)

August 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television news producers were wrestling with the question of how to apportion coverage of the Republican National Convention on the one hand and Tropical Storm Isaac on the other. Over the weekend, they began sending some reporters and crew members to New Orleans, which is expected to take the brunt of the storm, which is […]

REPUBLICANS, TV EXECS WORRY, WHAT WILL ISAAC DO? (Updated)

August 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hurricane experts were saying on Friday that it’s still too early to forecast the likely path of Tropical Storm Isaac, let alone its strength, if and when it hits the U.S. on Monday. Network executives are continuing to make contingency plans in case the Republican National Convention is forced to move from Tampa, which could […]

WILL NETWORKS BE COVERING THE RNC OR ISAAC?

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The anchors of the three major evening newscasts — Brian Williams of NBC, Diane Sawyer of ABC, and Scott Pelley of CBS — are set to command the troops of network reporters who will be covering the Republican and Democratic conventions beginning next week. None of them will be covering the opening night of the […]