California drama cuts into speech coverage

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - The California standoff involving fugitive Christopher Dorner shortened television's previews of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday but did not interrupt coverage of the speech.

CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC had set aside the hour before Obama spoke to discuss the annual Washington ritual but instead spent most of that time showing aerial footage of a cabin burning in southern California, marking the apparent end of Dorner's effort at targeting police officers - even as information on what was actually happening was sketchy.

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