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How Much Time Did Cable News Channels Spend Covering Yesterday's Prop. 8 Hearings?

Guess which network was the least interested. Three very different approaches to a historic day.

Posted on March 27, 2013, at 10:12 a.m. ET

MSNBC devoted 376 minutes to the first day of the Supreme Court hearing arguments about gay rights in America.

CNN had 159 minutes of coverage.

Fox News spent 60 minutes on the subject.


Fox and Friends spent 73 seconds on the "historic" hearings during its 3 hour broadcast.

Every show on MSNBC did at least two segments on the subject.

Amanda Knox was mentioned 63 times on CNN during the same period of time.

Data based on broadcast hours between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST on 3/26/13

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