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“Stay at Home,” Internet Overload & Movie Marathon- Friday, March 20th, 2020

11 minutes

The news to know for Friday, March 20th, 2020! 

We have a lot of updates about the impacts of the new coronavirus: from new orders to stay at home and worries about shortages to new treatments tested and more relief on the way...

Plus: we’re talking about the impact to the Internet, a weekend movie marathon, and a live-streamed talk show for charity.

Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes!

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy breaks it all down for you. 

Head to or see sources below to read more about any of the stories mentioned today.

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CA “Stay at Home” Order: AP, LA Times

Rise in Jobless Claims: NYT, ABC News

Markets Stabilize: NPR, CNBC

Travel Warnings, Restrictions: State Department, CNN, Politico, Reuters

Total COVID-19 Cases: Johns Hopkins

Italy’s Death Toll Surpasses China’s: NYT, Washington Post

More Makeshift Hospitals: CNN, Fox News, AP, KIRO

FDA Testing Drugs: NBC News, ABC News

NIH Wants Blood Samples from Survivors: NIH, The Verge

Connecticut Delays Primary: Axios, The Hill

Tulsi Gabbard Drops Out, Back Biden: NBC News, USA Today

Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Biden: Washington Post

Tesla Shutting Down Factories: The Verge, TechCrunch

Elon Musk, GM Offer to Make Ventilators: Engadget, ABC News

TV Shows Donate Medical Equipment: Mashable, CNN

Rosie O’Donnell Revives Talk Show: Hollywood Reporter, Variety

Slack Sees Boom: TechCrunch, Business Insider

Telehealth Services: STAT News

Netflix Switch to SD in EU: TechCrunch, Engadget, BBC

Cannes Film Festival Postponed: AP, NYT

New Minions Movie Delayed: WaPo, Variety

Hallmark Plans Christmas Movie Marathon: ABC News, Parade

Nickelodeon Launches New Content: Deadline, CNN

Feel Good Friday: Generous Tip: NBC News

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