It’s been an interesting week for Americans watching the nomination process in Cleveland this week. We’ve all been able to see what’s going inside the Republican National Convention by watching any of the cable news and/or Big 4 network newscasts every night. But there’s another side of the coverage that the local TV stations news […]
We’ve all been able to see what’s going inside the Republican National Convention by watching any of the cable news and/or Big 4 network newscasts every night.
But there’s another side of the coverage that the local TV stations news operations are providing on Facebook that is often raw and unedited, just as it happens on the streets in and around the convention.
The protests, the arrests, sometimes the hugs, the flag burning, the in-your-face confrontations, the questions asked in backrooms and hallways, and all the other behind the scenes coming and goings, that’s what I see on the Facebook feeds of the local TV stations.
In some cases, the stations just let the cameras roll, with no commentary, for 10 or 15 minutes capturing moments as they happen.
Here are some examples from the local ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliate Facebook feeds.
WOIO, the CBS affiliate owned by Raycom
Behind the scenes interview with CBS News’ Senior Political Editor Steve Chaggaris.
WJW, Cleveland’s Fox affiliate owned by Tribune.
Protestors being arrested.
Dallas police helping keep the peace in Cleveland
Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum talking on his walk through media row. Take a tour of where thousands of media members are stationed at the RNC
Behind the scenes at the RNC just hours before night 3 begins.
WKYC, Tegna’s NBC affiliate.
Demonstrators in downtown and police taking people into custody.
WEWS, the ABC affiliate owned by Scripps.
Impromptu prayer circle with police chief.
Delegate James Spencer confronts protestors