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Here's How Every Network Announced Dzhokar Tsarnaev's Capture On-Air

Most of us learned that the manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev was over via Twitter or by listening to online feeds of law enforcement radio. But for those watching at home, the suspenseful moment of his capture—and learning that he was alive—would be a memorable if complicated moment: somber in light of those allegedly killed or maimed by the suspect, but celebratory with the satisfaction that the good guys got their man.

As it turned out, most TV networks got their news from the same place we did: Twitter. That's not an insignificant media milestone, and there's some degree of disappointment in the voices of many you'll see in the above video that they had to learn about Tsarnaev's arrest via a less traditional form of technology. Either way, it's interesting to see how they all differ, from the cold tones of ABC to Anderson Cooper's vacant, disbelieving stare. (CBS, meanwhile, was hesitant to report much of anything.)

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