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Media Scramble as Democrats' Speeches Overlap

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Media Scramble as Democrats' Speeches Overlap

Media Scramble as Democrats' Speeches Overlap

Media Scramble as Democrats' Speeches Overlap

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Tuesday night, broadcast news programs found themselves having to choose between covering Sen. Hillary Clinton's post-primary speech and that of her Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama.

Melissa Block and Michele Norris run through how the various networks dealt with the conundrum and how, in a tight contest, even time can be used as a political weapon.