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Papal-palooza for Latin nets

As the crowds dissipated in Rome, the Big Four wound down their coverage while cable news nets like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News continued their commentary into the afternoon. Though most likely mere coincidence, the timing of the breaking news seemed like a godsend in terms of daytime TV scheduling — white smoke sighting began at 11am PT, when most began offering their late ayem local news, and the historic affair wound down by 1 p.m., just in time for sudsers and yakkers.

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