Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Anything happen today?

It was kind of an unusual day today because I watched one network news broadcast from beginning to end.

Just in case you're wondering, here are some stories I didn't learn about tonight on the NBC News:

Washington (CNN) -- The GOP caucus in the Senate agreed Tuesday night to ban earmarks, a policy House Republicans already have in place and are expected to keep in the new Congress.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday, with all three major indexes down nearly 2%, as investors cast a worried eye at economic developments in Europe and China.

SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney.com) -- A number of Facebook users found themselves abruptly cut off from the site Tuesday, after a glitch in site's system to detect fake accounts inadvertently disabled legitimate ones.

Cap Haitien, Haiti (CNN) -- Haiti's government appeared Tuesday to have lost control of Cap Haitien, where demonstrators angry over what they see as the United Nations' role in starting the ongoing cholera epidemic controlled many of the streets for a second consecutive day.

CNN) -- Iran has charged two German journalists who interviewed the son and lawyer of a woman condemned to die by stoning with espionage, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

Instead, here's the list of stories NBC showed tonight:

Top of the broadcast--English prince announces engagement.
followup--interview with the kid's father, who is also an English prince.
Charles Rangel convicted of ethics violations.
Airport screening provokes passenger protests.
The award of the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Salvatore Giunta.
The Beatles catalogue is now available on iTunes.
President Obama has a new children's book out.
A retrospective story on the last big wedding of an English prince.

Yes, that's the sum and substance of the broadcast. At least one third was devoted to English royalty.

Good thing nothing happened today.



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