Where Was the Evening News’ Coverage of Stonewall?


“ABC, CBS, NBC SHAME!” That’s the note Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal sent Queerty last night after seeing zero news coverage of the 40th anniversary of Stonewall from any of the major networks’ evening news broadcasts yesterday. “No mention of Stonewall 40 the milestone of this generation’s civil rights movement … [on any network’s] evening newscast. … ALL three had packages on the death of a pitchman [Billy Mays], but nothing on this historic 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which created the new gay movement.” We’re not big watchers of the evening news ’round these parts, but we’re curious: Did anyone’s local news broadcast cover the anniversary?

Yes, the cable news networks were on the ball:

(Photo: celluloidson, snapped on Saturday)