American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Extending from the opening to the close, as of a political convention: gavel-to-gavel television coverage.
“Let that go out on C-SPAN gavel-to-gavel for a few days.”
“Ratings for the soaps took their first major hit in 1995, when several cable networks provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial.”
“Nine years and 1000+ US deaths later, with declining public support, should we not have extensive Congressional hearings on Afghanistan, covered gavel-to-gavel by the media?”
“With the trial set to begin Monday in D.C. Superior Court, the four friends who run the Web site -- all gay men who happened to live near the crime scene -- are preparing to go gavel-to-gavel with updates and analysis live on the blog and on Twitter, complete with RSS feeds.”
“Now, with 400 posts that generated 25,000 comments and nearly 1.5 million page views, we're inside the weave of the investigation and are providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the month-long trial.”
“Web site -- all gay men who happened to live near the crime scene -- are preparing to go gavel-to-gavel with updates and analysis live on the blog and on Twitter, complete with RSS feeds.”
“The Chicago Tribune is running "gavel-to-gavel" coverage, and from their handy summation of yesterday's testimony we learned that according to a review of Governor Blagojevich's computer files Rezko raised $1.4 million for Blago, nearly three times what has been publicly acknowledged.”
“But in terms of TV air time, coverage is the same as it has been: networks, about an hour in prime time; PBS goes gavel-to-gavel; and cable news moves most of its 24-hour operation on location.”
“Live reports morning through late night, gavel-to-gavel prime time; most regular programming moves on site.”
“Elsewhere: ABC News Now, the digital channel, goes gavel-to-gavel for coverage.”
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