chapter  2
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Broadcast news in the USA:

Cable News Network dedicated over 300 people to gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. The cable public affairs service, C-SPAN, also offered full coverage to its viewers. The big three traditional commercial networks, on the other hand, sent smaller armies than they had in 1984 and presented extensive, but not complete coverage of the event. Additional reporting was provided by crews from local television stations, using satellite hook-ups to beam home from the convention floor images of their local anchorpeople.