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When Reporting On Natural Disasters, Is There A Coastal Bias?

If there’s a hurricane headed toward the East Coast, you can count on days of breathless coverage. But when it comes to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast — specifically, California — according to some news analysis, the coverage does not compare.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, Joanna Weiss of Experience Magazine, former CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian and Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News and World Report.

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