April 19 2013 Talk Shows
Somber news overtook TV coverage this week, as Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings turned toward a dramatic citywide shutdown and search for suspects by Friday. Plus, a small town was crippled by a Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Here’s how TV talk shows covered the news on April 19.
The Drs: Boston Marathoners Talk of Devastation & Triage Card Colors
The Doctors had their Friday News Feed show, which included stories from witnesses at the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Runners spoke on the show about the chaotic aftermath of the explosions and the triage that happened immediately afterward.
GMA: Boston Governor Shuts Down Boston & Manhunt Underway For Suspect
By Friday morning, dramatic news from the city was the subject of wall-to-wall coverage on the TV networks. Boston came to a standstill as law enforcement agencies swept the city to locate a suspect they believed was on the loose, after an eventful night in Massachusetts.
The Doctors: Aftermath of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion
Another devastating news story this week came out of Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded. The incident hit the small town of West, Texas, very hard, and the search for survivors continued, as residents had to consider how to move forward. Many buildings in a radius of several blocks were damaged or destroyed by the huge blast.
Live: Susan Sarandon Legalizing Marijuana
Susan Sarandon was a guest on Live!, and she had a special topic she wanted to discuss: legalizing marijuana. Find out why she thinks this should be an individual right, and see what she had to say about comparing the drug to alcohol.
Dr Oz: Black Spots a Sign of Sepsis & Sepsis Symptoms vs Flu Symptoms
How would you know if your child had sepsis? Two parents told their story to Dr Oz when symptoms turned out not to be the flu, despite a doctor’s erroneous diagnosis. Find out what they would like other parents to know about the condition.