How networks covered Dorian plus a variety of other stories Thursday night

Hurricane Dorian coverage continued to dominate the network newscasts Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

‘CBS Evening News’

Norah O’Donnell moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C. after being in Cocoa Beach Monday and Tuesday and Opa-Locka Wednesday. She’s the only network anchor travel into the path of the storm.

  • Hurricane Dorian
    • Overview from O’Donnell
    • Jamie Yuccas in Charleston on flooding and power outages
    • Jonathan Vigliotti in North Carolina on tornadoes created by Dorian
    • Brief O’Donnell report on Bahamas damage
    • Nikki Battiste on Bahamas survivors
    • Relief supplies package from Errol Barnett
    • WBBM Chicago meteorologist Megan Glaros in New York with forecast update
    • O’Donnell voiceover on doctored Trump map and outdated maps showing Alabama would get hit by Dorian
  • California wildfires voicever by O’Donnell
  • Dive boat disaster update package from Kris Van Cleave
  • “Ghost ship” warehouse fire trial verdict voicever
  • Break 1
  • Teen vaping illness crisis with a package from Dean Reynolds
  • Break 2
  • Arizona police officer excessive force voiceover
  • Michigan State University fine in Nassar sexual assault scandal
  • Voiceover on first women to attain general in the U.S. army who are sisters 
  • Break 3
  • Dorian update from O’Donnell
  • David Begnaud package on chef who delivers food to natural disaster victims

‘NBC Nightly News’

NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt broadcast from New York.

  • Hurricane Dorian
    • Overview of Dorian developments
    • Molly Hunter with a two camera standup and package in Myrtle Beach, S.C., also included tornado coverage
    • Hard cut to Kathy Park package from Charleston with no anchor intro
    • Al Roker update from Studio 1A
    • Catie Beck package from North Carolina
    • Bahamas package from Morgan Chesky
  • Joe Fryer update on “Ghost ship” warehouse trial; voiceover only
  • Open carry policy changes at CVS, Walgreens and Wegman’s voiceover from Holt
  • Stephanie Gosk package on woman allegedly trying to smuggle a baby into the U.S.
  • “Justice For All” package from Holt on false confessions
  • Break 1
  • Anne Thompson package on visit to a “vape lab”
  • Break 2
  • “Inspiring America” package from Kevin Tibbles on high school football star living without arms 
  • Break  3
  • Al Roker in-studio update on Dorian

Holt later offered a Dorian update and tease on “Justice for All” during the Bears vs. Packers game.

‘ABC World News Tonight’

David Muir anchored from New York.

  • Hurricane Dorian
    • Overview on wildfires and Dorian from Muir
    • Steve Osunsami package from Charleston
    • Ginger Zee update from Myrtle Beach
    • Bahamas damage package from Victor Oquendo who traveled with supplies collected by ABC Miami affiliate WPLG
  • Kayna Whitworth package on California wildfires
  • Human trafficking charges on woman allegedly trying to smuggle baby package from Paula Faris with in-studio debrief
  • Another arrest in Jennifer Dulos case with Witt Johnson package
  • Dive boat investigation package from Will Carr
  • “Ghost ship” verdict voiceover
  • Open carry gun policy changes at retail stores voiceover
  • Mary Bruce package on Joe Biden laughing off recent gaffes and war story controversy
  • Break 1
  • Kevin Hart update package from Adrienne Bankert with drone standup
  • Break 2
  • “The Index”
    • Second vaping death in U.S. and research into compound in e-cigarettes
    • University of Michigan Nassar scandal fine
    • Kylie Rae Harris death
  • Break 3
  • “America Strong” first day of school package with Muir interviewing kids after their first day of school

Editor’s note: Unless otherwise noted, all descriptions refer to network’s first feed that airs at 6:30 p.m. eastern as aired in the Chicago market.