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Networks Gear Up for Comprehensive Coverage of Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse

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Get ready for an astronomical event that’s sure to captivate the entire nation! On Monday, the moon will position itself between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that will stretch from Texas to Maine. Major news networks are pulling out all the stops to bring you extensive coverage of this incredible total solar eclipse.

ABC News is kicking things off with “Eclipse Across America,” a special program airing at 2 p.m. ET. Anchored by David Muir and Linsey Davis from Burlington, Vermont, the show will offer live coverage and educational segments on how to safely watch and photograph the eclipse. With contributions from National Geographic’s Mariana van Zeller and astrophysicists Jedidah Isler and Ved Chirayath, you’ll get a well-rounded look at the eclipse, from the science behind it to its historical significance and visual splendor.

Over at CBS News, Norah O’Donnell and Tony Dokoupil will be hosting “Total Eclipse of the Heartland” from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tune in from 2-3:30 p.m. ET for a mix of live reports and expert commentary, featuring the likes of Bill Nye and CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood. CBS correspondents will be reporting from various locations, including Texas, Dallas, Russellville, Ark., Indianapolis, and Cleveland, to capture the eclipse’s impact across the country.

CNN has a comprehensive eclipse coverage block lined up from 1-4 p.m. ET, with anchors Brianna Keilar and Boris Sanchez at the helm. They’ll be using an array of cameras and drones along the eclipse’s path to give you a truly unique perspective. Plus, they’ve got a special report planned from aboard a Delta Air Lines flight that will follow the eclipse’s “Path of Totality” – talk about a bird’s eye view!

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Fox Weather and NBC News are also gearing up for the big event. Fox Weather’s “America’s Total Eclipse” will feature meteorologists reporting live from strategic locations along the eclipse path, while NBC’s “Total Eclipse 2024,” anchored by Lester Holt from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will include special segments and an exciting interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Last but not least, NewsNation will be broadcasting a special from Chicago, with correspondents stationed across the country to bring you up-to-the-minute updates and analyses as the eclipse unfolds.

With network coverage this comprehensive, you’ll have a front-row seat to the total solar eclipse, no matter where you are. So grab some snacks, get comfortable, and prepare to witness a rare and awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon that’s sure to bring the nation together in a shared sense of wonder.

Trevor Decker
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