Last updated: August 28, 2012 - 8:15am
As a huge storm churned toward New Orleans, the country’s major television news divisions found themselves torn between covering two rapidly unfolding stories almost 700 miles apart.
In most cases, they were opting not to turn their anchors into storm chasers. Newscasts from the Republican National Convention here went ahead mostly as planned on August 27, with some minor aesthetic adjustments and scheduling disruptions to account for the Republicans canceling most of the day’s program.
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