How networks are covering the ‘Salute to America’ parade
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
The “Salute to America” Independence Day parade is drawing mixed interest from TV networks.
The parade is slated for July 4, 2019 starting around 6:15 p.m.
On the east cost, the networks will be on their air with their normal evening newscasts from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in most markets.
Local news and syndicated programming typically during the remainder parade’s expected airtime, with network primetime starting at 8 p.m.
In Washington, D.C. itself, “NBC Nightly News” airs at 7 p.m.
TV listings for the Washington area do not include any references to the event.
The cable network that airs “Special Report,” meanwhile, is planning to cover the event during a two hour edition of the show from 6 to 8 p.m. eastern.
MSNBC says it won’t carry coverage of the parade per se, but producers may “dip into” live feeds of the event as appropriate.
C-SPAN will carry the event live starting at 6:15 p.m.
CNN, meanwhile, did not immediately announce any plans.
According to published schedules, CNN is airing “The Situation Room” (as it normally does) a 6 p.m.
In place of “OutFront,” CNN will instead air taped programming.
Meanwhile, streaming services such as CBSN, ABC News Live, NBC News Now and network websites will feature live feeds of the event.