ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts on 14 April 2014 all omitted the arrest of a Utah woman, after the bodies of seven newborn babies were discovered in her house on Saturday. The Big Three morning shows did understandably devote a significant amount of air time to a white supremacist's shooting rampage at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City.
However, the networks also set aside over two minutes each to a bear mauling in central Florida, and CBS This Morning and NBC's Today also covered the so-called "blood moon" lunar eclipse. CBS's lack of coverage of the murders in Utah is even more puzzling, given how CBS Morning News aired a news brief to the story:
ANNE-MARIE GREEN: A Utah mother has been arrested – accused of killing her seven babies. Pleasant Grove Police say Megan Huntsman gave birth to the children between 1996 and 2006, and put their dead bodies in cardboard boxes. Her estranged husband found them Saturday in their garage. He said he didn't know anything about the killings, and officials say he's not a person of interest.