August 3, 2004: Newsview: Networks Cede DNC Coverage (AP)

  • “The fact that you three networks decided it was not important enough to run in prime time, the message that gives the American people is huge,” Jim Lehrer (who anchored PBS’ full-bodied coverage) told ABC’s Peter Jennings, CBS’ Dan Rather and NBC’s Tom Brokaw during a panel discussion at Harvard University the day before the convention began.