Network Special Reports for 1,000-Point Market Crash

By Chris Ariens 

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The networks are producing special reports at the market open as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,000 points in the first few minutes of trading, following a 1,000 point drop last week. CNBC’s Dominic Chu joined Matt Lauer on NBC. Anthony Mason was on set with Norah O’Donnell on CBS. ABC News produced a special report with Robin Roberts and Rebecca Jarvis. And all the morning shows updated for the west coast. The business networks also went into overdrive. “I… I don’t… I gotta make some phone calls,” said David Faber on CNBC trying to both report and co-anchor Squawk on the Street. Due to a record-breaking surge in traffic, viewers logging on to CNBC.com experienced slowness this morning.

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