A light shooting across the night sky of southern California allowed both CBS' John Blackstone and ABC's David Wright to dig out archival video of February's astonishing dashboardcam footage from Russia's Ural Mountains. CBS' Blackstone visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and narrated his network's in-house computer animation of space rocks. ABC's Wright did what ABC loves to do: just like his colleague David Muir, he mixed a Hollywood movie clip with actuality news footage.
Just in the last two weeks, ABC has found ways to present fictional content from Delivery Man, Amityville Horror, Zero Dark Thirty, Cast Away, and Armageddon, as if they contained journalistic information.
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