Libby Trial: Covering Russert’s Testimony

By Brian 

“The prosecutor put its key witness on the stand today, who just happens to be one of our colleagues, Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press Tim Russert,” NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams said last night.

“Following the two minute, 52 second report from correspondent Kelly O’Donnell, Williams explained to viewers that Russert has been instructed by lawyers not to talk on the Nightly News about the case until it ends,” the AP says.

ABC and CBS also covered his testimony, with (shorter) reports on Wednesday’s newscasts. More…