While the Boston area remains in lockdown as law enforcement officials hunt for the second bombing suspect, local and national radio and television outlets went to all-news mode covering the chase and digging for clues about the two suspected terrorists.
All-news cable channels Fox News, CNN and MSNBC were joined by broadcast networks NBC, CBS, and ABC in devoting all their resources to the story and digging into the lives of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his late older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with authorities.
NBC and ABC are preempting much of their regularly scheduled daily programming. CBS kept live coverage going until noon eastern time, then returned later in the afternoon. CBS, NBC and ABC are also planning additional coverage in prime time as the story unfolds.
Pete Williams, NBC's Justice Department correspondent, has been singled out by many media critics for his measured coverage. While CNN and other news outlets mistakenly reported earlier in the week that a suspect had been arrested, Williams shot down that story.