Broadcast Networks Skip Netanyahu Speech to Congress

By Mark Joyella 

While cable news covered the speech Tuesday morning by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress, the broadcast networks stuck with their regular daytime programming, and shifted news coverage to websites or cable.

In New York, ABC viewers saw “The View,” CBS viewers saw “The Price is Right” and NBC viewers got “Access Hollywood.”

CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Al Jazeera America all took the Netanyahu speech live, as did CBS News’ streaming service CBSN. ABC News streamed the speech as well.