Only NBC Nightly News Squeezes in Mention of Flag Day

Of the three broadcast network evening newscasts on Thursday, only the NBC Nightly News mentioned that it was Flag Day. But not until the very last seconds after the final story. Then Brian Williams observed as he closed his program:

“That's our broadcast for this Thursday night, which also happens to be Flag Day. Thank you for being with us. I'm Brian Williams. We'll look for you right back here tomorrow evening. As we leave you tonight, a look at this Flag Day 2007 across our country. Good night.”

As Williams spoke, and continuing for a few more seconds beyond that, for 25 seconds in all viewers saw video of the flag over the Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington, Virginia followed by the flags around the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

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