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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump tempers officials' grave assessments with optimism

Apr. 6, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general says that Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, while the nation’s infectious disease chief warned that the new coronavirus may never be completely eradicated from the globe. Those...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 3, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Defense Secretary Mark Esper; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; Dr. Homer Venters, president, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services; Topeka K. Sam, co-founder, New Yorkers United for Justice....

This image released by CBS shows host Wayne Brady on the set of the gameshow

Shut-in TV viewers push 'Let's Make a Deal' to record rating

Apr. 2, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. TV programs across the dial recorded superlatives last week with a captive audience of millions of Americans told to stay home because of the coronavirus. Few were as...

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, as the Senate works to pass a coronavirus relief bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Rubio story

Apr. 1, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a March 30, 2020 story about a claim by Sen. Marco Rubio that some media members couldn't contain their glee that the United States appeared to have more coronavirus cases than China, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rubio had not subsequently cited some examples. In a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 28, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.; Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La.; former White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” —...

In this March 19, 2020 photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker listens to a question during a news conference in Chicago. Amid an unprecedented public health crisis, the nation’s governors are trying to get what they need from the federal government – and fast. But often that means navigating the disorienting politics of dealing with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Flatter or fight? Governors seeking help must navigate Trump

Mar. 26, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and asked for medical supplies through official channels. But nothing came, so he went on television. The first-term Democrat blasted...

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TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

Mar. 26, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. She's sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would. In a world turned upside down by disease, TV...

President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. Listens from left are Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barrm Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, and Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at FEMA, (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

Mar. 25, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ago: the coronavirus briefing. Standing on the once-abandoned White House briefing room stage flanked by public health experts,...

President Donald Trump arrives and speaks with Fox News Channel Anchor Bill Hemmer, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, during a Fox News Channel virtual town hall, at the White House, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

People stuck at home due to virus turn to news programming

Mar. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With millions of American homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world. News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said....

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump?

Mar. 23, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump's briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president's now-daily briefings. Networks had been...