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Kennedy Funeral : Cable Network Plans

Saturday, Senator Edward Kennedy‘s funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some of the early details about how those events will be covered by the cable networks:

fnc2120.jpg Fox News will have “Fox & Friends” at 7amET with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade until 10amET when Shepard Smith will anchor special coverage of the funeral Mass with Martha MacCallum on location in Boston. From 5-7pmET, Chris Wallace will anchor coverage of the Arlington National Cemetery services. At 7pmET, Smith will host a special edition of “FOX Report” until 8pmET.
cnn120.jpg CNN’s special programming will begin at 10amET with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchoring the funeral Mass coverage. John King will be providing additional reports on the ground. Blitzer and Cooper will again anchor for coverage of the Arlington services starting at 4pmET. CNN’s regular programming will feature updates throughout the rest of the day.
cspan120.jpg CSPAN will air the Mass live 10:30amET-12:30pmET from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston and the burial service live at 5:30pmET from Arlington National Cemetery.
msnbc120.jpg At 8amET, MSNBC will broadcast a special “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Starting at 10amET, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann will anchor coverage of the funeral Mass. At 2pmET, MSNBC will run an encore presentation of “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary. From 3-6pmET, MSNBC will have coverage of the burial services.

TVNewser will post more plans as we receive them.

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