Morning Anchors Head to West Virginia to Cover Mine Explosion

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By Chris Ariens Comment

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TV news anchors and correspondents descended on towns like Naoma and Marsh Fork, West Virginia overnight to cover the coal mine explosion in nearby Montcoal. Shortly after midnight the death toll jumped to 25, making this the worst mining disaster in the U.S. since 1984. For ABC, JuJu Chang. For CBS, Harry Smith; for NBC, correspondent Ron Mott; for CNN, anchor John Roberts; for FNC, correspondent Steve Centanni; and for MSNBC Norah O’Donnell.

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