Shuttle Launch: A Few Notes

By Brian 

> According to an e-mailer: “ABC started their coverage first at 2:30, and ended it last at 2:45. CBS started about 2:36 and NBC started about 2:37 and broke away just after 2:40…”

> CNN Pipeline offered three different views of the launch…

> “Fox News Channel ran the first 10 minutes after the launch with no commentary, except from the tower,” a viewer e-mails. On CNN, Miles O’Brien talked over some of the live pictures…

> “Did FOX News cover the shuttle launch for their local stations?,” an e-mailer asks. “There is no special report on FOX5 in NYC…”

> An e-mailer blames MSNBC’s “very simple” coverage of the launch to “cost cutting…”