Video: How The Pandemic Made The Rest Of The World Fade On Television News

Television news programming in the US has long relied on Google Earth to show viewers where a particular location is when covering events in the rest of the world. The timeline below shows the total seconds per month since July 2010 in which the credit line "Google Earth" appeared somewhere in the onscreen text of ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts. ABC evening news has used Google Earth to illustrate world geography a total of 3.55 hours over the past decade, followed by 3.12 hours on NBC and 0.72 hours on CBS.

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