Networks break in as McCain’s body arrives at Capitol

All of the big thre broadcast networks interrupted regularly scheduled programming to cover the arrival of John McCain’s casket at the U.S. Capitol, where it will lie in state.

ABC broke in with a variation of its normal special report look with a special announce and imagery of McCain as well as its “John McCain: Celebrating an American Hero” branding.

Correspondent and “World News Tonight” anchor Tom Llamas anchored coverage from the broadcast’s studio, with the large curved video wall displaying a slowly animated collage of blue toned McCain photos.

ABC used a modified version of its McCain title card in the lower left, with a text-heavy strip to the right.


For boxes views of live feeds and panel members, the network would add insert graphics with names as well as