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ABC's in-house physician Richard Besser led with this winter's influenza on Monday. Tuesday it was the turn of NBC's in-house whitecoat Nancy Snyderman. Now, CBS turns to its in-house medic Jon LaPook, even though he tells us that this year's virus is neither especially virulent nor especially widespread. Still, it was enough to be Story of the Day and Wednesday's lead on all three newscasts: NBC's Snyderman covered the overflowing emergency rooms at Boston's Brigham & Women's; ABC's Linsey Davis walked us through the daily progression of 'flu symptoms.     
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video thumbnailNBCInfluenza seasonBoston declares public health emergencyNancy SnydermanBoston
video thumbnailABCInfluenza seasonDay-by-day development of symptoms outlinedLinsey DavisNew York
video thumbnailNBCAlcohol: drunk driving prevention effortsS.Ct mulls legality of warrantless blood testsPete WilliamsSupreme Court
video thumbnailCBSAlcohol: health risks, benefits from drinkingCDC survey finds dangerous binges by womenBen TracyLos Angeles
video thumbnailNBCGuns: firearms control regulations debateMay combine legislation with executive ordersKristen WelkerWhite House
video thumbnailCBSGuns: firearms control regulations debateHome state of manufacturers may yet impose bansMichelle MillerConnecticut
video thumbnailNBCAurora Colo midnight movie theater shooting spreeEvidence of gunman's plans at pre-trial hearingMike TaibbiColorado
video thumbnailABCChina economy grows into global superpowerFirms with US stock listings include 70 fraudsBrian RossNew York
video thumbnailABCIran disappearance of former FBI agentBearded inmate photos surface six years laterMartha RaddatzWashington DC
video thumbnailCBSBicycle champion Lance Armstrong accused of cheatingHis attempted coercion included bribery, threatsScott PelleyNew York
 
TYNDALL BLOG: DAILY NOTES ON NETWORK TELEVISION NIGHTLY NEWS
ALL THE NEWSCASTS CATCH THE ‘FLU ABC's in-house physician Richard Besser led with this winter's influenza on Monday. Tuesday it was the turn of NBC's in-house whitecoat Nancy Snyderman. Now, CBS turns to its in-house medic Jon LaPook, even though he tells us that this year's virus is neither especially virulent nor especially widespread. Still, it was enough to be Story of the Day and Wednesday's lead on all three newscasts: NBC's Snyderman covered the overflowing emergency rooms at Boston's Brigham & Women's; ABC's Linsey Davis walked us through the daily progression of 'flu symptoms.


WEDNESDAY’S WORDS For the second time this week, none of the three newscasts found the rest of the world newsworthy enough to file a single report from an overseas bureau. The closest thing to foreign coverage came from two reports on ABC, from Brian Ross and Martha Raddatz.

Reporting on the State Department, Raddatz aired unattributed jailhouse photographs of Robert Levinson, the private eye who disappeared from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf six years ago. She implicated Teheran, without offering much new to the sporadic coverage so far.

Reporting from NASDAQ, check out the exquisite no comment Ross obtained for his Investigates feature into fraudulent corporations based in the People's Republic of China that offer an official listing on stock exchanges as the cloak of legitimacy with which to fleece investors. ABC World News has generally cut back on its world coverage since Diane Sawyer took over as anchor from Charles Gibson. China -- and a continuing fascination with British royalty -- is an exception to that trend. Here are the rundowns for coverage on China's economy and its trade relations with the US since Sawyer and her crew visited the PRC in the fall of 2010.

On Tuesday, NBC's Rehema Ellis got the jump on the probe into female boozing by the Centers for Disease Control. Now the other two newscasts join the party. Ben Tracy on CBS and Sharyn Alfonsi on ABC both exaggerated the phenomenon, turning a conservative statistic for bingeing -- six drinks in an entire evening -- into extreme anecdotes of vomitous debauchery. They both offered free publicity to the girls-and-booze documentary Faded by Janet McIntyre. Such leglessness was certainly produced by more than half-a-dozen glasses.

The theme of inebriation was prolonged by Pete Williams at the Supreme Court for NBC. The Justices considered whether plunging needles into drivers' veins to test for drunkenness amounted to an unreasonable search, when it is unauthorized by a warrant.

For the last six weeks, NBC has followed the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy more closely than its rivals, treating the rebuilding almost entirely as a woman's beat. Following Stephanie Gosk and Katy Tur to the devastated Atlantic shoreline, Rehema Ellis shows how volunteers are Making a Difference with a Breezy Point rendition of an extreme-home-makeover reality-show reveal. Just guess how Mr & Mrs Metz felt when they saw the result of Operation Blessing's efforts.

The Wide World of Sports included Missy Franklin, the Olympian still competing for her Jesuit high school in Colorado, per ABC's David Wright…the Library of Congress compiling an oral history of champions from the archives of Sports Byline USA talkradio, per CBS' Bob Orr…the Baseball Hall of Fame, disdaining Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa as more deserving of steroidal Infamy, per ABC's David Kerley…and part two of Scott Pelley's cross-promotion for Showtime's 60 Minutes Sports (part one here) on cable. The CBS anchor's expose of Lance Armstrong now extends to allegations of attempted bribery and witness tampering.