NBC's Kevin Tibbles was not the only correspondent to take to the skies -- but at least his helicopter was a journalistic one. Covering the relief effort in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan from the air, CBS' Seth Doane and NBC's Nancy Snyderman provided free positive publicity to the Pentagon by becoming its passengers. Doane offered an Osprey's eye view of the coastal destruction courtesy of the United States Marine Corps. Snyderman played amateur navigator for a USNavy pilot heading for the remote island of Homonhom.
This time Dr Nancy, NBC's in-house physician, was attending the clinic run by Dr Pranav Shetty of the International Medical Corps. On Friday, she helped out at an Israeli military clinic in Bogo City; last Wednesday it was the Mammoth Medical Mission in the ruins of the city hall in Tanauan.
Meanwhile ABC covered The Philippines not at all. Since Typhoon Haiyan formed ABC has found it half as newsworthy (16 min v NBC 37, CBS 30) as its rivals have.
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