The PBS NewsHour managed to find 23 seconds that ABC, CBS, and NBC couldn't find on Friday night...Another record high on Wall Street, the Dow Jones over 28,000 for the first time. They couldn't manage to add any context in an 11-minute-long Week in Review segment, as "conservative" David Brooks wisecracked the Democrats were killing it on impeachment: "If this were a football game, it would be 42 to 3."
Pour a drink of water, and you might have missed this short report:
JUDY WOODRUFF: And on Wall Street, three major indexes racked up new record closes, as the White House reported progress on a trade deal with China. The Dow Jones industrial average gained nearly 223 points to finish above 28000 for the first time. The Nasdaq rose 61 points, and the S&P 500 added 23.
This is an ongoing trend, not a one-time thing, as CNBC.com reported:
The Dow notched its fourth week of consecutive gains, rising 1.2% in that time. The S&P 500 advanced 0.9% for the week, posting its sixth straight weekly gain. That’s the longest streak for the S&P 500 since 2017, when it climbed for eight straight weeks. The Nasdaq rose for a seventh consecutive week, advancing 0.8%.
ABC, CBS, and NBC all found time for sports -- Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett getting suspended by the NFL after he whacked Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet on Thursday night. All three found time for the stay of execution for Rodney Reed in Texas. And all three had plenty of time for England's Prince Andrew submitting to a BBC interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
ABC's Eva Pilgrim even mentioned their "censored" Epstein source, Virginia Giuffre.