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In their Thursday evening reports on the Senate impeachment trial, both CBS and NBC marveled and touted the work of Democratic prosecutors. Together they declared it a “dramatic day” where a “damning portrait” was painted by Democratic prosecutors, and quipped that the time for President Trump’s legal team to speak “can't come soon enough.”
Anchor Norah O’Donnell kicked off CBS Evening News with another opening tease featuring an oversized plug for their impeachment coverage:
NORAH O’DONNELL: Criminal conduct? Democrats spend day two of the President's trial outlining their charges.
REP. JERRY NADLER (D-NY): Abuse, betrayal, corruption.
O’DONNELL: Why they say President Trump should lose his job, even he didn't commit a crime.
NADLER: Impeachment is the Constitution's final answer for a president who mistakes himself for a king.
CBS News was the only network broadcaster that began their evening newscast with impeachment. ABC and NBC chose to begin by informing their viewers about the deadly coronavirus outbreak that had made its way to the U.S. from a disgusting food market in China. NBC then covered the day’s testimony in the Harvey Weinstein trial.