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This chart shows the lead stories, and whether any national or international news was covered

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Here are the 54 half-hour local TV shows broken down by: the date and time it aired; the channel; what the lead story was; how many minutes into the broadcast a major national or international story was reported; and what that story was. Items in red denote that a national or international story led the local-news broadcast.

DATE OF BROADCAST TIME CHANNEL LEAD STORY MINUTES INTO NATIONAL / INTL STORY
2/21/17 11 P.M. KDKA Breaking News: Teen shot in McKees Rocks 8 Tim Murphy cancels meet-up at Duquesne University
2/22/17 11 P.M. WATE Breaking News: Trump tosses out transgender protections; local Evancho angle
2/23/17 11 P.M. WPXI Breaking News: Skeletal remains found in McKeesport 15 "Where's Toomey" light sign; town-hall no-shows
2/24/17 11 P.M. KDKA Somali cab driver in Beltzhoover has died 9 Toomey and Rothus no-shows at town halls
2/25/17 11 P.M. KDKA Tailgating crowds at Heinz field hockey game 14 DNC elects a new chairman
2/26/17 11 P.M. KDKA Gov. Wolf releases PA budget
2/27/17 11 P.M. KDKA Follow-up to Jeanette pawnshop burgarly 5 Local tie-in to rash of Jewish center/cemetery threats
2/28/17 11 P.M. WTAE Weather: rain in the morning 10 Trump's joint address speech (given that night)
2/28/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: It's raining 2 Trump's joint address speech (given that night)
3/1/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather is windy 9 Trump speech, with local infrastructure projects tie-in
3/2/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather is cold and snowy 7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses hmself from Russian investigation
3/3/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather is chilly 18 Warning about tax-return fraud
3/4/17 11 P.M. WTAE New TSA airport pat-down procedure
3/5/17 6 P.M. WPXI Breaking News: Car crash in Armstrong County 5 Foremer director of National Intelligence James Clapper refuting Trump's wiretap allegations (from Meet the Press)
3/5/17 6:30 P.M. KDKA Transplant surgeon Thomas Starzel dies 30 NOTHING; newscast abbreviated by sports delay
3/5/17 11 P.M. WTAE Transplant surgeon Thomas Starzel dies 9 FBI head James Coomey calls for Department of Justice to refute Trump's wiretap claim
3/6/17 6 P.M. WPXI Body of Dakota James found in river 4 Recreational pot issues locally and nationwide
3/6/17 11 P.M. KDKA GOP releases ACHA plan
3/6/17 11 P.M. WTAE Body of Dakota James found in river 10 GOP releases ACHA plan
3/7/17 6 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Car crash in Dravosburg 6 GOP releases ACHA plan
3/7/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: It's rainy and windy 2 Documents released in hack of CIA
3/7/17 11 P.M. WPXI Weather: Gusty winds 10 AAA survey about autonomous-driving cars
3/8/17 6 P.M. WPXI Weather: Windy 10 Intl Women's Day, with live local march angle
3/8/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: "Winds of change" 11 Intl Women's Day, with local march angle
3/8/17 11 P.M. WATE Weather: Windy 3 Intl Women's Day, with local march angle
3/9/17 6 P.M. WPXI Weather: Winter weather on the way 30 NOTHING
3/9/17 11 P.M. WTAE Weather: "Level 1 snow event" 9 Man with ax attacks people in Germany
3/9/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: Winter weather 10 Some states challenge revised travel ban
3/10/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: It's cold 11 Jeff Sessions asks for resignations of U.S. Attorneys
3/11/17 11 P.M. WTAE Two killed in Knoxville 10 Man jumps fence at White House
3/12/17 6 P.M. WTAE Child shot and killed in Mount Washinton 10 Trump's wiretap claims remain unproven, plus more on ACHA
3/12/17 11 P.M. WTAE Weather: Will it be the last blast of winter? 30 NOTHING
3/13/17 11 P.M. KDKA Preparing for snow storm in eastern part of the country 16 Republicans voicing support for ACHA, plus more on wiretap allegations
3/14/17 6 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Ambulance crashes into dialysis center in Hempfield Township 30 NOTHING
3/14/17 11 P.M. WTAE Former PGH policeman caught sexting a teen 4 Trump dismisses CBO report on ACHA
3/14/17 11 P.M. KDKA Weather: Spared by the storm 3 Story about Trump's 2005 tax return, dhown on MSNBC earlier that night
3/15/17 6 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Charges against NFL player Darrelle Revis dismissed 30 NOTHING
3/15/17 11 P.M. WTAE Weather: Winter is not letting up 4 Federal judge blocks Trump's revised travel ban
3/15/17 11 P.M. KDKA Breaking News: Two people shot in Pitcairn alley 10 Federal judge blocks Trump's revised travel ban
3/16/17 11 P.M. WTAE Fatal shooting in Butler 10 Congress intel committee rejects Trump's wiretap claims
3/16/17 11 P.M. KDKA Breaking News: Building on Fire in Raleigh, N.C. 10 Trump releases budget
3/17/17 6 P.M. WTAE PWSA and reports of foul smell in local water 11 Hillary Clinton gives speech in Scranton
3/17/17 11 P.M. WTAE Weather: It Snowed 10 Trump's Secret Service member's laptop stolen in NYC
3/19/17 11 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Man shot in Braddock 15 Man arrested at White House fence, claiming to have bomb
3/20/17 6 P.M. WTAE Penn State Spanier trial re: Sandusky child abuse 22 Teaser for FBI head Comey testifying at Congress on "This TV" at 7 p.m.
3/20/17 11 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Riot outside Alleghney Jail 9 Trump rally in Louisville; Comey statement on Russian interference and wiretapping
3/21/17 6 P.M. WATE Breaking News: Suspicious death of 4-year-old boy in Butler 23 Teaser for "laptop ban on Mideast flights" on "This TV" at 7 p.m.
3/21/17 11 P.M. WTAE Child dead in Butler 10 "State of Addiction" opiod abuse in Pennsylvania
3/22/17 6 P.M. WTAE London terror attack on bridge near Westminster
3/22/17 11 P.M. WTAE Candlelight vigil for dead child in Butler 6 London terror attack
3/22/17 11 P.M. KDKA South Hills karate instructor charged with child assault charges; plotting deaths 9 London terror attack
3/23/17 6 P.M. WTAE Breaking News: Houses explodes in Moon Township 3 Vote on ACHA postponed
3/23/17 11 P.M. WPXI Breaking News: House fire in Bellevue 5 Vote on ACHA postponed
3/23/17 11 P.M. WTAE House explodes in Moon Township 4 Vote on ACHA postponed


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