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Cable Networks Scale Back Coverage of Tonight’s Primary, Caucus Results

Voters in three states — Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri — will weigh in today on the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee. In a departure from recent political coverage, cable networks are scaling back for this round of voting — a primary in Missouri, which is non-binding in the first place, and caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota.

Fox News will feature regular primetime programming, with live updates from Bret Baier at the top and bottom of every hour. Baier will also anchor a one-hour special at 11pmET.

MSNBC’s regular prime time anchors — Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell — will fold election coverage into their respective regularly scheduled programs.

CNN is changing up its regular lineup with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchoring special coverage beginning at 7pmET from Atlanta. Blitzer Tweeted this picture of how he spent his Monday night in Atlanta.

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