Flight 3407 Crash: Network News Notes

By SteveK 

Some notes from the network news coverage of the Flight 3407 crash (and some anonymous tips after the jump):

• ABC’s Good Morning America had Chris Cuomo and David Muir live from Buffalo this morning. Here is one of Cuomo’s reports. Last night, Martin Bashir reported the news on Nightline.

• CBS had Dave Price and Jeff Glor live from Buffalo this morning. Glor will also anchor the Saturday Evening News from the crash site tomorrow. Meg Oliver anchored a special report just before 1amET:

• NBC’s Today show did not have a correspondent on the ground in Buffalo, instead using Catherine Varnum, a reporter for Rochester affiliate WHEC, for reports from the crash site. Mike Taibbi was live from Newark Airport, where the flight took off.

Click continued to see some anonymous tips about the network’s coverage…

— Martin Bashir just anchored a quick special report on the Buffalo Plane Crash.

— Who says CBS is dead? The network was first of the big three to break in to programming Friday morning at 12:50, on the deadly plane crash in Buffalo, NY with Meg Oliver anchoring the special report. Coverage soaked the first morning show, Up to the Minute, and live updates kept a’comin….

— CBS FIRST out of big three to break in for plane crash. CBS’ Meg Oliver anchored the Special Report at 12:50 EST. Up to the Minute continued with breaking news overnight for several hours. They also covered the 4 a.m. presser. CBS’ the 4:30 show really seemed to drop the ball though they only had a report from DC on the plane crash. We’ll see if The Early Show picks up the slack.