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Television coverage of the Senate impeachment trial has strained to provide some drama and visual interest in an event that generally has lacked both elements. The proceedings are marked by the use of stationary cameras and detailed, lengthy, often dry recounting of events already familiar to the public. Following past practice, CBS and NBC are allowing local networks to opt for either gavel-to-gavel or selective network coverage. NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports.

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