Pirate Drama: Day Two

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By Chris Ariens Comment

In between Wells Fargo’s earnings report and the Italian earthquake aftermath, the cable news channels continue to update the pirate drama on the Indian Ocean involving the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama.

It was the lead on the broadcast morning shows (after the happy chat and story teases) and 62% of you who voted in our poll yesterday were right – that all three network evening newscasts would lead with the pirate drama. (We kept the poll open until 9:35pmET for west coast viewers). In fact, here’s how Katie Couric put the CBS Evening News lead story in perspective: “Good evening, everyone. Well, we have never led the broadcast with a story like this because what happened today hasn’t happened in any of our lifetimes.”