We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you … a rerun. Leading up to the 2016 election, Candidate Trump got near nonstop coverage as he traveled from rally to rally enthralling crowds with promises of a big, beautiful wall. As president, Trump has continued to press his case (even after briefly agreeing to a budget deal that contained no wall funding). And the US government is now approaching a record-long shutdown over … drumroll please … the wall. And yet, on Tuesday night, all the major networks have set aside a chunk of their primetime schedules so that the president can make his case for the wall. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will deliver the Democratic response (which you’ve also heard by now). Here’s the latest on the wall to wall coverage.

+ Would you put the boy who cried wolf in charge of the emergency broadcast system? Or to put that question another way: should the networks give a habitual liar an extra few minutes to mislead? The Atlantic’s James Fallows says no. The Networks Blew the Call.

+ As featured in NextDraft yesterday, there is a crisis at the Southern border. It’s just not the one you’ll be hearing about on Tuesday night.

+ NBC News: “Overall, 41 people on the Terrorist Screening Database were encountered at the southern border from Oct. 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, but 35 of them were U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Six were classified as non-U.S. persons. On the northern border, CBP stopped 91 people listed in the database, including 41 who were not American citizens or residents.” (So maybe we need a wall along the Canadian border first?)

+ Quartz: What happened to the border wall money Congress already gave Trump?

+ Trump claimed former presidents told him they should have built a border wall. All four living presidents say that’s not true. (Whoa, we didn’t see that coming…)