Conveying grim milestone: Networks illustrate staggering 250K coronavirus deaths

Noticias Telemundo” started its Nov. 18 broadcast with the banner “250,000 muertos” (“250,000 dead”).

After the open, anchor José Díaz-Balart appeared standing in front of the studio’s large video wall, walking a few steps toward the camera.

Behind him was a row of images with “COVID-19” and “250,000 muertes” (“250,000 deaths”) repeating text strings above and below. 

An augmented reality graphic of the United States appeared, state by state, in front of the video wall with a “count up” to 250,000 floating about that. 

That map then slid down “into the floor” and a new map showing case spike at the state level appeared before also sliding out of view and the camera pushing on tighter on Díaz-Balart before he tossed to a package.

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