Evening Newscasts: Top Ten

By Brian 

The top ten stories on last week’s network evening newscasts, as tracked by Andrew Tyndall:

1 — Federal budget FY06 submitted — 26

2 — Israeli-Palestinian conflict: ceasefire agreed — 24

3 — Iraq combat: US-led fighting continues — 16

4 — Hijacked jets attacks: 9/11 Commission — 10

5 — North Korea claims to have nuclear weapons — 10

6 — Medicare prescription drug cost overruns — 9

7 — Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina fired — 8

8 — Playwright Arthur Miller dies, aged 89 — 7

9 — British royals: Prince Charles to get married — 7

10 — Pope John Paul II hospitalized in ailing health — 7

> Notable: “The civil war in Congo — 3.5m dead in six years — has been scandalously undercovered. So credit goes to ABC for its, albeit tardy, dispatch of Brian Ross to the war zone.”

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