CBS Shows Cummings Face During John Lewis Cancer Story

Published December 30, 2019

Rumble CBS Evening News showed a picture of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings and wrongly identified him as Rep. John Lewis during a story on Lewis’ cancer diagnosis.

During Monday’s edition of the show anchored by Major Garrett(filing in for Norah O’Donnell) CBS Evening News ran a story on Lewis’ announcing he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

But during the news package, CBS showed a photo of Cummings – who was also wrongly identified as Lewis underneath the photo.

Cummings, the former House Oversight Chair and Maryland congressman, died in October at age 68.

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