At 2:48pmET, as the cable news channels showed live pictures of riots in Athens, Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 995 points.
Several correspondents from the business channels began appearing on the news channels, including CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla from Athens and Trish Regan from Lisbon both phoning in to MSNBC, while CNNMoney.com’s Poppy Harlow appeared on CNN and FBN’s Nicole Petallides and Eric Bolling went on FNC.
> At 2:58pmET, ABC News broadcast a two-minute special report anchored by Ron Claiborne with business correspondent Bianna Golodryga.
Bloomberg is pre-empting its normal evening line-up for a special hosted by Margaret Brennan called “Behind the Dive.” We hear FBN will preempt its evening programming while Liz Claman, David Asman and Neil Cavuto continue to anchor. (Also, FNC has been showing a crazy time-lapse of the DOW’s drop and bounce-back.)
> NBC and ABC both broadcast brief special reports at the 4pmET market close. Claiborne and Golodryga again in for ABC, while Brian Williams was in on NBC.
> CNBC is airing a special report “Markets in Turmoil” tonight. Larry Kudlow anchors from 7-8pmET, Maria Bartiromo and David Faber are in 8-10pmET.
> After the jump, a clip from CNBC of the coverage from amidst the craziness earlier today.