Mentions of homelessness surged on Fox News from May 2019 through a peak in December 2019, but have dropped precipitously over the Covid-19 crisis, with CNN, MSNBC and Fox News now all devoting little attention to the topic.
The timeline below shows the percentage of airtime devoted to mentions of homelessness from July 2009 through present.
What's behind that abrupt surge in late 2019? The timeline below zooms into the 2018-present period and shows the top 10 television shows over the last two years mentioning homelessness across the three stations:
Personality-driven shows play heavily in coverage over this period, including Tucker Carlson, The Ingraham Angle and Hannity.