“This is appalling. I’m speechless,” said one CBS insider [via the New York Post]. “This is history. This is a huge event. If you have a legitimate news division and you want to grow and show yourself as being legit, you have to cover history.”
“This is the decline of CBS. The network is waving the white flag. Even NewsNation covered it!”
The station was criticised for cutting to the pre-recorded showsCBS
Due to this significant moment in history, Carolina Beltramo, TV analyst at WatchTVAbroad.com predicted that a "no fewer than 4.1 billion" would tune in to watch the funeral, a record-breaking number of viewers "as half the people on planet Earth pause to pay their respects.
"Such is the love and admiration for Queen Elizabeth II around the world that her funeral is destined to be the biggest live TV event in history," Beltramo told Metro.
"Generations of people across the globe won’t have been alive the last time pomp and pageantry were seen on this scale."
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