Only Fox News carried live last evening President Bush’s arrival in Midland, Texas and his remarks to the crowds there. Per the LA Times Show Tracker blog:
Late Tuesday afternoon, Fox News was the only major national TV outlet that carried a live telecast of former President Bush’s homecoming speech to cheering supporters in Midland, Texas.Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.
“Sometimes what I did wasn’t popular,” a smiling Bush told the crowd. “But that’s OK. I always did what I thought was right.”
The rest of the networks, however, did not see the Bush address as news fit to broadcast. At 6:40 p.m. EST, MSNBC was in the middle of “Hardball,” with host Chris Matthews and guests batting around the meaning of Obama’s swearing-in. CNN was carrying live ongoing coverage of the final moments of the inaugural parade, with the Obamas beaming from the White House reviewing stand.
The broadcast networks likewise did not cover the Bush speech.