Today CNN devoted four minutes of their news hour to bring us a detailed story about a man whose wallet was returned to him after 40 years. We learned that he had 8 cent stamps in his wallet.
The story was reported at 15 minutes past the hour. We would think that a national news organization would have enough important news to fill up 15 minutes (actually about 12 minutes when you subtract commercials).4 minutes is 6.66% of an hour and it is about 8-10% of an hour when you subtract commercials.
On the other hand a news item where 55,000 Africans (at least) had to flee their homes because of the violence in that region was not mentioned on this â€œnewsâ€ program.
This is only one sample of my quest to find actual news on TV. On any given day at any given time I can show you how the United States does not have a national news broadcast program. Not one! Anyone want to challenge me on this? Youâ€™ll lose! Think about it!