Local TV bombing coverage was best

During the dramatic search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last Friday, many people spent the day transfixed by their television sets. And while the national news networks, with their parade of personalities, offered some entertainment value, the best and most reliable broadcast news came from Boston’s local television and radio stations.

Reporters and anchors — some of whom worked throughout the night, reporting live through a harrowing shootout — displayed a tenacity, a fearlessness, and a deep knowledge of the region that did all of Boston media proud. Like other local print and multimedia journalists who worked so hard last week, Boston stations deserve praise for serving the public well.