Dallas became a media circus after Thursday night’s downtown sniper attack.
By Friday, all three major networks and their star anchors had touched down, including ABC’s David Muir, CBS’ Scott Pelley and NBC’s Lester Holt. CNN and Fox News scrambled to fill time slots with eyewitness videos and expert interviews. Martha Raddatz co-anchored ABC’s This Week from downtown. The frenzy of round-the-clock national coverage of the city’s latest tragedy was well underway.