A busy Labor Day weekend: How the networks covered multiple big stories

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

‘NBC Nightly News’

Peter Alexander filled in for Jose Diaz-Balart.

  • Odessa shooting live update from Ron Allen on opposite side of the “Nightly” set in Studio 3A, relying mostly on social media posts from law enforcement.
  • Hurricane Dorian
  • Trump’s assistant out with Kelly O’Donnell package.
  • “The Price You Pay” trade war package from Jo Ling Kent, including in-studio debrief.
  • Break 1
  • 911 downing death from Blayne Alexander.
  • Break 2
  • Ice bucket challenge: 5 years later from Ron Mott.
  • Break 3
  • Zac Brown summer camp profile from Kendis Gibson.
‘CBS Weekend News’

Reena Ninan anchored.

  • Broadcast opened with note that Hurricane Dorian coverage would come soon.
  • Breaking news on Odessa shooting voiceover from Ninan.
  • Hurricane Dorian
    • Overview from Ninan.
    • Weather contributor Jeff Berardelli provides update.
    • Storm preparations from Mireya Villarreal.
  • Hong Kong protests package from Ramy Inocencio.
  • Trade war package from John Blackstone.
  • 911 call drowning package from Kenneth Craig with in-studio wrapup.
  • Solider identified voiceover.
  • U.S. missile strike in Syria from Holly Williams.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg National Book Festival soundbite and voiceover.
  • Break 1
  • Kris Van Cleave package on red light cameras.
  • Break 2
  • “Eye on Earth” Joshua tree package from Jamie Yuccas.
  • Break 3
  • Hurricane hunters package from WTSP’s Beau Zimmer.
‘ABC World News Tonight’

ABC’s newscast did not air in the central time zone.

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