It seems like the networks don’t bother with those “Special Reports” you always used to see- the ones where you’re watching Seinfeld and suddenly the NBC News logo appears, then it’s Tom Brokaw saying, “Good evening. A TWA 747 bound from New York to Chicago has crashed into an Amtrak train…”
They seem to have petered out around 9/11. Maybe the networks figure people are going to get their “breaking news” from cable or the internet anyway. Are they still done, and I’m just not seeing them, or what gives?