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It’s been a busy news day, and you may have missed some of the top stories. Here’s a recap of what happened today on CBS News Today.
* The nation’s top intelligence officials testified on Capitol Hill today
* The Senate voted to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial
* CBS News has learned that the U.S. is considering withdrawing troops from Africa
* The CDC is warning people not to travel to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak
* Super Bowl LIV was held in Miami today, with the Kansas City Chiefs winning
The day started out like any other day. I woke up, got out of bed, and started my day. I ate breakfast, watched the news, and then got ready for work. I left for work, and that’s when things started to go wrong. I got a call from my boss telling me that I had been fired.
Lack of Viewers
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The show has seen a decline in ratings since its inception, averaging only 1.2 million listeners as of 2019. This is significantly below its competitors in the morning drive time slot, such as NPR’s Morning Edition and The Dave Ramsey Show. Some possible explanations for the lack of viewership are the show’s lack of focus on hard news, its lack of name recognition among casual news consumers, and its competition with other morning shows
Lack of News
There wasn’t a lot of news today.
In conclusion, it’s been another eventful day in the news. We began with reaction to the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, which has sent shockwaves through Washington. We also heard from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who testified in front of a Senate panel about her warning to the White House about then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. Meanwhile, the president is dealing with another scandal, this time involving possible leaked classified information to Russian officials. And we end the day with a look at how families are coping with the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.