Evening News Roundup

Various Networks

All three broadcasts led with California earthquake.

ABC: About 11 minutes in, report on “something of a political earthquake” — Sen. Stevens’ indictment. No ’08 presidential news.

CBS: Eight minutes in, covered Stevens indictment. Briefly mentioned latest on Obama’s veep search and McCain’s stumping in Nevada. Ran behind-the-scenes look at McCain headquarters. Detailed roles of Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, Mark Salter and Jill Hazelbaker among others. Described “an army of 400… flowing caffeine at the ready… led by not one, but two generals (referring to Schmidt and Davis).”

NBC: About 7 minutes in turned to Stevens’ indictment, said it could be “a fatal blow to his political future.” Covered Kaine, Obama veep speculation reaching a “fever pitch,” said NBC confirmed he’s on a short list of three contenders.

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