Pope: MSNBC First With News Of Death

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By Brian 

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Blogging from the Buffalo airport: MSNBC was the first network to report the Pope’s death, at 2:53pm, according to the network. FNC and CNN followed at 2:56pm. On FNC, Shep broke the news from Rome. NBC was the first network to go live, followed by ABC and CBS. “They weren’t too far from each other,” an e-mailer says.

> Update: 4:16pm: Shep’s report on FNC was simulcast on the Fox broadcast net.