Press: Everywhere But in Manila

Satellites hum with activity as anchors take to the road

The major news was the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. But the route to Manila last week was a meandering one for viewers of the three network news shows. CBS Evening News Anchorman Dan Rather introduced the story from San Antonio and Sioux Falls, S. Dak., where he was doing a series of reports on America's farmers. Tom Brokaw launched the NBC Nightly News coverage on Tuesday from Washington, where the big story was the inquiry into the explosion of the space shuttle. And on ABC, coverage of the drama in the Philippines began in Moscow, where World...

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