Monday, June 13, 2005

 

Jackson Verdict Draws Blanket Coverage

Pop singer Michael Jackson's complete acquittal of numerous molestation, attempted molestation and other felony charges drew nearly complete television and radio coverage Monday afternoon.

ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision and Telemundo affiliates in Sacramento, San Francisco, Chico, Bakersfield and Fresno broke regular programming at about 1:45 to carry the audio feed of the verdicts. In addition, Sacramento's KMAX-31 carried the CBS network feed; KTVU-2 Oakland dropped Fox Children's programming for CNN coverage.

In Sacramento, KFBK-1530 blanketed the airwaves with live ABC Radio news coverage; shock jocks Don and Mike broke format to cover the news on their Westwood One show, carried locally on KHTK-1140.

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