09/24/2013 05:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cable Networks Mostly Ignored Iranian President's UN Speech (PHOTOS)

The speech at the United Nations by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday was undoubtedly a major moment in the ongoing diplomatic thaw between Iran and the United States. At HuffPost Media, we're always interested in how cable news covers these big moments in international affairs, because they're often pretty wary of paying a lot of attention to the rest of the world. Moreover, the speech was competing with a joint appearance by Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Here is a handy guide to the choices cable network made.

MSNBC: Did not cover the speech at all. Instead, it spent all its time on the Obama/Clinton talk.


Fox News: Showed the speech happening for a few minutes, while talking over it:

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CNN: Ignored the speech, then aired a portion, then cut to a commercial, then stayed on the speech.


Al Jazeera America: Just aired the speech in full.

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