Ford: of D.C. Ceremonies

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By Brian Comment

Comments from e-mailers about Saturday’s Ford coverage:

> “Katie Couric anchored CBS News’ live coverage at noon today as Ford’s casket was moved from the California church to the airport. Neither NBC and ABC carried the events live.”

> “Brian Williams and Chip Reid won’t shut up during this funeral procession… I had to turn to another channel.”

> “If Bob Schieffer is going to play tutor and grandfather to Katie, you do wonder why he wasn’t asked to stay in the big chair. It seems he’s her on-air fact-checker.”

> “NBC had amazing coverage going last night with Ford’s funeral procession, however, it was beyond TACKY when they switched in the middle to the football game” at 8pm. (They told viewers to check MSNBC for continuing coverage.)

> “In changing the channels last night during the President Ford services, the local ABC affiliate in Boston, WCVB-TV5, was preempting the series Ugly Betty. However, just as my wife landed on the station, the shot was a full on close up shot of Betty Ford. Needless to say the info bar underneath the picture was quite the faux pas.”