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Morning Shift: Natural and man-made chaos
April 18, 2013
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The Morning Shift: Natural and man-made chaos
Thunder storms and rain have shut down flights, flooded areas and hindered commutes. But weather-related woes are just the local tip of major events taking place this week. We get an update on the Boston Marathon bombings, and find out more about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
· Thu, Apr 18 2013 07:50:15
All the news you can use, but
if it's accurate
Yesterday, CNN became the poster kid for news media getting ahead of itself when it comes to reporting accurately-vs-quickly in a 24/7 news cycle that is in a constant flurry to be the first to break a story. Social media and major media outlets prematurely reported there was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. How has the new media landscape changed how breaking news is delivered and distributed? We speak with Andrew Beaujohn, Senior Online reporter/media blogger at Poytner Institute to help us break all of this down.
Congress is in session, but can anything get passed?
President Barack Obama called yesterday's inaction on major gun legislation as marking "a shameful day for Washington." The U.S. Senate failed to reach a 60 person majority on any of the that would have included increased background check measures - some of which Mr. Obama cited that 90 percent of Americans support. We speak with Congressman Peter Roskam, Republican representative for Illinois' sixth district about why he thinks the gun legislation failed, and if there's any future for it in Washington. Also on the agenda for legislators in Washington is major immigration reform. Mr. Roskam will be a part of that discussion in the House, and talks about his position on the proposed legislation.