Health Care Summit: No Morning Breaks for Fox News

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By kevin Comment

It’s halftime at the president’s health care summit in Washington. As we noted earlier, it’s being carried on a number of cable outlets in various forms. Here are some interesting notes:

  • Fox News did not break for a commercial or analysis until the 1pmET lunch break. For comparison: as of 12:30pmET, CNN had taken seven breaks for commercials or analysis and MSNBC had taken five. (corrected)
  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer is hosting a special webcast in the lunch hour for Washington Unplugged. (Btw: Happy Birthday, Bob.)
  • Politico’s been keeping tabs on the number of minutes that each party has spoken.
  • WaPo’s Ezra Klein thinks “no one in America is watching. The real audience is the media who is watching and might be convinced.”
  • Lots of tweets coming from the TV White House correspondents at our Twitter list.

More: The summit resumed at 2:02pmET, with CNN and FNC covering. MSNBC is carrying the Olympic Women’s Hockey Bronze Medal Game.

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