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Networks Cover Texas School Massacre With Shock, Anger And Resignation: “Every Time, We Pray Things Are Going To Be Different”

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In the initial hours after the horrific Texas school massacre, in which 18 children and one adult was killed, CNN’s Jake Tapper noted that politicians’ expressions of thoughts and prayers “has sadly become a cliche at this point.”But even calling it a cliche seems like a cliche, because the mass shootings, and school massacres in particular, keep happening.Ed Lavandera, covering the shooting for CNN, was able to give some insight to a reunification center that had been set up for parents at Ross Elementary, as he recalled the same set up for Sandy Hook Elementary. “You could hear the yelling and screaming of the parents who were there,” he said.Broadcast networks broke in with special reports during the afternoon, and plans are to dispatch morning and evening news anchors to Texas.

On Wednesday, Lester Holt will anchor NBC Nightly News from Uvalde, TX, and David Muir will be there for World News Tonight.

Tony Dokoupil will anchor CBS Mornings and CBS Evening News from there as well, with Norah O’Donnell off after testing positive for Covid over the weekend.As authorities confirmed the extent of the carnage, broadcast and cable outlets mixed breaking news coverage with analysis.

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