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SBD/April 22, 2014/Media
Local TV Nets, National Morning Shows Approach Boston Marathon Coverage Differently
Published April 22, 2014
EYES OF THE WORLD: Last night's nightly news editions on ABC, CBS and NBC all led with coverage of the Boston Marathon, with reports from Boston and highlights of the event. This morning's edition of NBC's "Today" led with co-host Natalie Morales discussing her experience running in yesterday's race, while both ABC's "GMA" and "CBS This Morning" reported on the marathon about 15 minutes into the broadcast (THE DAILY). The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Hilary Lewis noted ABC, NBC and CBS before the race began yesterday all "devoted multiple reports on their morning shows to the massive security and resilience of this year's runners." All three shows began with reports about the marathon, with anchors in N.Y. "throwing to reporters on the scene in Boston" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 4/21).
ALL THE NEWS FIT TO PRINT: Numerous newspapers across the country featured an image from the marathon on their front page today, including the N.Y. Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The following are a sampling of headlines from how the race played out (THE DAILY).
Arizona Republic: "Runners Take Back Boston"
Boston Globe: "Unstoppable"
Boston Herald: "Boston USA"
Charlotte Observer: "A Triumph Over Terror"
Dallas Morning News: "'We Know How To Endure'"
Hartford Courant: "Spirit Is Back"
Miami Herald: "With Every Step, Utter Defiance"
Reno Gazette-Journal: "'You Could Feel The Love'"
San Diego Union-Tribune: "Meb's Run To Glory"
South Bend Tribune: "America Strong"