Sully v. Sully v. Octuplets’ Mom

As far as network morning news show viewers know, there is but one story in the news today. According to TVNewser, Good Morning America devoted its “entire first hour” today to Captain Chesley Sullenberger (of the Hudson River “splash-landing” fame); The Early Show made Sully’s story “the focus of the entire show” (last night’s Couric interview on 60 Minutes was just the beginning); and Today, “after being scooped” on a Sully interview, concentrated on Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets, doling out more of Ann Curry’s interview with her. TVNewser predicts “big ratings” for the shows.

The AP describes the “behind-the-scenes machinations” involved in Sully v. Sully v. Octuplets’ Mom.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.