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Network plans for Obama remarks on Libya

Here’s what the cable networks are planning for coverage of Pres. Obama’s address on Libya tonight at 7:30pmET from the National Defense University.

  • Bloomberg’s executive editor Al Hunt and Julianna Goldman anchor coverage from Bloomberg TV’s Washington bureau.
  • CNBC’s Larry Kudlow anchors coverage during “The Kudlow Report.”
  • Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto anchors “FOX Business Special Report: Target Libya. A Presidential Address” beginning at 7:30pm.
  • MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is in for Chris Matthews and will anchor coverage during “Hardball.” Primetime is as normal with the network adding a live special at 11pmET on the situation in Middle East and North Africa which will include NBC’s Richard Engel reporting from Libya.

Broadcast network plans can be found here.

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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Al Hunt Loses UVA Bet with Margaret Brennan

Bloomberg’s Washington executive editor Al Hunt lost a bet with anchor Margaret Brennan about whether the regulatory reform bill would be passed by July 4th. The price? Hunt got stuck wearing a University of Virgnia sweatshirt on air.

Brennan: “You are a man of your word here, Al.”

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Bloomberg lettin’ loose!

Fox News, Bloomberg Spar Over Thomas Seat

Oh its on. With Helen Thomas no longer occupying the coveted front row seat in the White House briefing room, the two leading contenders, Fox News and Bloomberg, are making their cases.

Michael Calderone at Yahoo! News has the details, including the letters from Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Bloomberg executive editor Al Hunt.

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FNC’s argument is that the network was promised the seat when Thomas retired, having previously jockeyed for the spot. Even CNN’s Ed Henry supports the move.

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ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address

obamaoval_6-14.jpgTomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start of his presidency and will discuss the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and his latest trip to the region. TVNewser has learned that ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will be carrying the brief address. We anticipate CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, FBN, and MSNBC will deliver full coverage as well.

Diane Sawyer will anchor for ABC, Katie Couric anchors for CBS, and Lester Holt, who’s in for Brian Williams this week, will anchor for NBC.

And don’t worry, everyone. The new two-hour “Hells Kitchen” will be slid back.

More: PBS will also carry the address with Judy Woodruff anchoring. CNN will have Wolf Blitzer, John King, and Candy Crowley with Anderson Cooper in the Gulf Coast. CNBC will air a special report at 8pmET anchored by John Harwood. Neil Cavuto hosting for FBN. Bloomberg will air an edition of “Charlie Rose” with Al Hunt and ABC’s Jake Tapper at 7pmET and Carol Massar will host live coverage at 8pmET. Terry Moran will anchor ABC’s “Nightline” from D.C. with George Stephanopoulos contributing.

BloombergTV’s First Collaboration with BusinessWeek

businessweekbloom_2-12.jpgBloomberg Television and BusinessWeek collaborated for the first time this week on a major story since Bloomberg purchased the publication in the fall.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek had an exclusive sit-down interview with President Obama that ran today, and BusinessWeek reporters have been appearing on BloombergTV to discuss the story all week. Al Hunt, who was was among the reporters who took part in the interview, has more tonight on his show “Political Capital” at 6:30pmET.

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks

Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we’re hearing for the cable news networks.

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown will anchor coverage leading into the address along and post-response analysis along with John King. Soledad O’Brien will report on polling data and Jessica Yellin will moderate a focus group in Ohio. Anderson Cooper will report and anchor “AC360″ from Haiti at 11pmET. Larry King will be live at 12amET.
fnc3120.jpg “O’Reilly Factor” will end at 8:55pmET and Bret Baier will anchor the address, the Republican response, and analysis live until 10:30pmET. Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, and Bob Beckel will contribute. Carl Cameron and Major Garrett will report. Greta Van Susteren will be live for “On the Record” until 11pmET. Sean Hannity will be live from 11pmET until midnight.
msnbc120.jpg Starting at 9pmET, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the address and response. Live editions of “Countdown” and “Rachel Maddow” will air at 10:30pmET and 11:30pmET
fbn120.jpg Fox Business will have coverage from 8-11pmET anchored by Neil Cavuto from the Newseum. Elizabeth MacDonald will host “Fixing America” beforehand and John Stossel will lead a “town hall” discussion afterward.
cnbc120.jpg CNBC special coverage begins at 7pmET with Larry Kudlow in D.C. followed at 8pmEt by “President Obama 1 Year Later,” which will be anchored live by John Harwood and Carl Quintanilla from Washington. CNBC will carry the address with and have reaction until 10:30pmET.
cspan120.jpg C-SPAN will begin special coverage at 8pmET with “a historical look at Presidents in their first year in office” followed by the address and response. Coverage will conclude at 11pmET. C-SPAN2 will air live reaction from Representatives and Senators from the Capitol.
bloomberg120.jpg Peter Cook will be in D.C. to anchor for Bloomberg with Al Hunt from 9-11pmET. Panel will include Tom Daschle, Martin Feldstein, and William Cohan.

We will update as we learn more.

Kennedy Funeral: Guests Arrive

This morning, the cable and broadcast networks spent their time closely watching the parade of political celebrities as they arrived at Sen. Kennedy’s funeral Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Health. We spotted former-Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. Also in attendance were VP Joe Biden and former-VPs Al Gore and Dan Quayle. Some newsers who appear to be there today as guests are David Gregory, Tom Brokaw, Al Hunt, Judy Woodruff, Maureen Orth, and Luke Russert (A reader noticed Hugh Downs as well). We also spotted Tony Bennett, Jack Nicholson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Russell. Here are some screenshots of the coverage:

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The Ticker: CNN, Bloomberg, PBS…

> Anderson Cooper 360 will run a special series, “America’s High: The Case For and Against Pot,” this week. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Randi Kaye and more will contribute.

> Bloomberg’s Al Hunt interviews Pres. Barack Obama tomorrow as part of the White House roll-out of regulatory reform. It takes place around 4pmET.

> PBS’ Worldfocus begins a series this week, “The Health of Nation.” It looks at how countries around the world provide quality healthcare, beginning with Singapore tonight.

Plans For Obama Address

Every network will cover President Barack Obama‘s Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it’s not too late to RSVP). Following Obama’s speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s Republican response:

• ABC — Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage from the Capitol, from 9-10:30pmET. Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, George Will and Donna Brazile contribute. Nightline provides additional coverage and analysis at 11:35pmET, with Terry Moran anchoring from D.C.

• CBS — Katie Couric anchors from 9-10:30pmET, with a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com immediately following. Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield, Nancy Cordes, Lara Logan, Anthony Mason, Chip Reid and Dan Bartlett contribute.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors from 9-10pmET. He will be joined by David Gregory, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors from Washington, D.C., beginning at 8:55pmET. Chris Wallace provides analysis and Shannon Bream reports from Capital Hill.

• CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and John King lead coverage from the Election Center in New York. Members of the BPTOT, including Gloria Borger and Roland Martin, will contribute. Shortly before the 9 p.m. address, Blitzer will introduce the address. A two-hour edition of AC 360 starts immediately after the address. “Larry King Live” airs live at MidnightET, with special guest, Sen. John McCain.

• FNC — Bret Baier anchors, beginning at 8:55pmET. Bill O’Reilly hosts a live O’Reilly Factor from 8-8:55pmET. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren airs live from 10:30-11pmET, followed by a Sean Hannity hosting a live “Hannity” from 11pm-MidnightET. Brit Hume joins Juan Williams, Nina Easton and Charles Krauthammer for post-address analysis, Major Garrett, Carl Cameron, Brian Wilson and Chris Wallace report for the coverage.

• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann introduces the address after Countdown, and a special edition of Countdown airs at 10pmET. The Rachel Maddow Show airs live at 11pmET and Hardball with Chris Matthews is live at MidnightET.

• CNBC — John Harwood and Larry Kudlow anchor the pre-speech coverage and a panel of guests join Harwood after the address. Also — Brian Williams will be on “Street Signs” at 2pmET after his lunch at the White House with the other anchors.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors coverage, which includes Rich Edson and Peter Barnes reporting and Mack McLarty, former chief of staff for President Clinton, providing analysis.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors, with Al Hunt and Kathleen Hays contributing. Roger Altman and Frank Lavin provide analysis.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors with Mark Shields and David Brooks providing analysis.

• C-SPAN — Airs the address live, with coverage beginning at 8pmET and a re-air at 11pmET.

> WebNewser has the coverage plans on the Web

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