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CNN’s Robertson Calls FNC’s ‘Human Shield’ Claims “Outrageous and Hypocritical”

CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson responded to the Fox News allegations that reporters (including Reuters and CNN) in Libya were being used by Gadhafi’s forces as a “human shield to prevent allied fighter planes from coming in and attacking a certain position.” On CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer this evening, Robertson called the claims “outrageous and absolutely hypocritical.” Robertson went on to say, “when you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from a dictatorship here. You don’t expect it from the other journalists.” According to Robertson, FNC failed to note that they too had a staffer on the press bus.

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Coverage Plans: President Obama’s Afghanistan Address Tonight

President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama’s primetime address. As far as we know so far, here’s how the nets and cablers will cover…

CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS’ live broadcast at 8pmET with White House correspondent Chip Reid at West Point and Bob Schieffer, Lara Logan and David Martin in DC.

ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor ABC’s live coverage. He will be joined by George Stephanopoulos, Jake Tapper, Martha Raddatz, senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto in Kabul and ABC News consultant Ret. General Jack Keane. Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline” from West Point beginning at 11:35pmET. Also at 8pmET, political director David Chalian and senior political reporter Rick Klein will anchor ABC News NOW’s live coverage on abcnews.com. Aaron Katersky, Ann Compton and Steve Roberts will cover it on radio.

CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper will anchor CNN’s live coverage beginning at 8pmET from NY. John King, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Candy Crowley, Michael Ware, Pentagon correspondents Chris Lawrence and Barbara Starr, foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty, and Ed Henry from the West Point, as well as senior political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen will contribute.

A special edition of “CNN Tonight” anchored by John Roberts will air at 7pmET, “360″ will air live at 10pmET and “Larry King Live” will air live at midnight. Senior international correspondent Nic Robertson and international correspondents Atia Abawi and Frederik Pleitgen will report live all night from Kabul. Correspondents Deborah Feyerick, David Mattingly and Mary Snow will report on reactions from civilians and troops at US military bases, including Ft. Hood, Ft. Bragg, 29 Palms and others. CNN Radio correspondent Bob Costantini will anchor live coverage from Washington. CNN iReport and the blog “Afghanistan Crossroads” will also have live coverage online.

MSNBC: Coverage of the President’s speech on MSNBC will be followed by a special live editions of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 9pmET, “The Rachel Maddow Show” at 10pmET, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 11pmET and “The Ed Show” at 12amET.

C-SPAN: Live coverage begins at 8pmET, likely on C-SPAN2 (if Senate is done for the day), plus coverage on C-SPAN Radio and live-streaming on C-SPAN.org.

We’ll continue to update.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Sen. Joe Biden and New York Times’ Tom Friedman.

  • Face The Nation: Sen. John McCain.

  • This Week: Sen. Barack Obama and a roundtable with The New York Times’ David Brooks, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Obama strategist David Axelrod and McCain campaign manager Rick Davis.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: John McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis. Also, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne and Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein of Time magazine; Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; John Heilemann of New York magazine; and Michele Norris of National Public Radio.

  • Reliable Sources: Sally Quinn, Washington Post, Emily Rooney, host, “Beat the Press” on WGBH, Roger Simon, Politico.com, Amanda Carpenter, Townhall.com, Joan Walsh, Salon.com, Ed Henry, CNN White House Correspondent, Lola Ogunnaike, CNN American Morning Entertainment Correspondent and Matthew Felling, media commentator.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Austan Goolsbee, Barack Obama for President, Economic Adviser will be interviewed by Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press, Chief Economics Writer & Michael Crittenden, Dow Jones Newswires, Banking & Finance Reporter.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Sen. Jon Kyl (R) Arizona, Gov. Tim Kaine (D) Virginia, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) California, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) Texas, Robert Gibbs, Obama Campaign Adviser, Nancy Pfotenhauer, McCain Economic Adviser, Alex Castellanos, Republican Strategist, James Carville, Democratic Strategist, Ed Henry, CNN White House Correspondent, Tara Wall, Republican Strategist, Washington Times, Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist, Suzanna Malveaux, CNN White House Correspondent and William Schneider, CNN Senior Political Analyst.

  • Fareed Zakaria GPS: Rory Stewart, Author, The Places in Between, Yoshihisa Komori, Editor-at-Large, Sankei Shimbun, Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit, Charles Onyango-Obbo, Columnist, The Nation and Nic Robertson, CNN Senior Int’l Correspondent.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Karen Finney, DNC Communications Director, Rich Galen, Republican Strategist, David Drucker, Roll Call and Emily Heil, Roll Call.