Neil Armstrong Dies as Networks Differ in Breaking Coverage [View all]
The network first identified the late pioneer as Neil Young.
MSNBC broke into documentary programming about the 1992 Los Angeles riots; Brian Williams and Lester Holt discussed the death, before Mark Kelly, a retired astronaut and husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, called into the special report.
Fox News was next to break into programming, interrupting Stossel and speaking with former astronaut Tom Jones.
CNN took 40 minutes to break into coverage of the death; they stayed with personal finance coverage, and then segments on Hurricane Isaac and Mitt Romney's speech in Michigan earlier this week. They had PBS News Hour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien on the air to discuss Armstrong's legacy.
ABC News ran a special report at about 3:30 EST, anchored by David Muir.