Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Police later gave an all-clear.
The television news networks will be providing special coverage of the funeral of the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush on Wednesday morning.
Three-quarters of Americans who prefer watching the news opt for TV, but since 2016, slightly more watchers name the internet as their platform of choice.
TV networks marked Bush’s passing late Friday with reminiscences and coverage of Bush’s body being flown Monday from Texas to Washington, D.C. The top broadcasters and cable news networks will cover Wednesday morning’s ceremony live with Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush, delivering one of the eulogies. A funeral service will take place Thursday in Houston before Bush’s body is laid to rest.
Margaret Sullivan: “There are ethical standards at Fox News, we’re told. But just what they are, or how they’re enforced, is an enduring mystery. The network can’t seem to figure out whether it’s an arm of the Trump administration or a news network — or somehow, impossibly, both.”