Miners Alive: Rita Cosby Live In WV

By Brian 

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MSNBC was third with the breaking news, even though The Situation with Tucker Carlson was live at 11pm. The cable net seemed caught off-guard; it relied on a dull live shot of the mine entrance and tape from earlier in the day.

At midnight, Rita Cosby hosted Live & Direct from WV. She was joined by Ron Allen on-set and Bob Hager on the phone. She interviewed several family members via phone. Tom Costello was on the phone from the church around 12:25am.

> Update: 1:23am: I’m pretty sick of seeing this stagnant image of a mine on MSNBC. An e-mailer says “MSNBC’s coverage seems the most lacking video of the cable news networks. Just now they went to generic file footage of miners and mine shafts.”

> MSNBC made a good move at 2am: Bill Fitzgerald started anchoring from MSNBC HQ and Rita Cosby was treated as reporter.

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