There may be no more primal an urge in the TV newsman's soul than the need to cover a story involving someone stuck in a hole. The elements are perfect for the medium - triumph of the human spirit, a happy ending, and a stable camera shot. So yes, the story of 33 humans stuck in a deep hole has been the TV story of TV stories - at least for this week (because it is said - TV has a very very short memory.) So yes, the coverage has been exhaustive, often good, and occassionally over the top (and into the ravine.)
Leave it to Jon Stewart to explore this last facet of the coverage. Watch...
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