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Broadcast Networks Cover 9/11 Museum Dedication Ceremony

Broadcast networks broke in for special coverage of the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening this morning, where President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke.

ABC News broke in at 10:05amET with George Stephanopoulos anchoring from New York. “World News” weekend anchor David Muir reported from the museum.

NBC News broke in at 10:07amET with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie co-anchoring alongside special correspondent Tom Brokaw in studio with them. National correspondent Peter Alexander reported from the museum.

CBS News broke in at 10:10amET with Norah O’Donnell and “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Anthony Mason co-anchoring in New York.

Local New York City stations produced their own coverage for the memorial dedication ceremony.

“A nation that stands tall, and united, and unafraid…because no act of terror can match the strength, or the character of our country,” President Obama said about America. “Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us. Nothing can ever change who we are as Americans.”

The president then introduced Alison Crowther, the mother of financial worker Welles Crowther. Welles was a financial worker wearing a red bandana who died while helping evacuate fellow workers on 9/11; that red bandana is enshrined in the museum. His mother spoke after the president, alongside one of the people her son saved, Ling Young.

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The Celebrity Ticker: D.C. Diners, Spacey & Mason, Sawyer & C.K.

  • Academy Award-winning Actor Kevin Spacey tells CBS’s Anthony Mason he went through a period of being a jerk during his career as a way to cover up his inadequacies. The interview airs on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

  • ABC’s Diane Sawyer has named comedian Louis C.K. “World News’s” Person of the Week. Sawyer and Louis have been shooting tonight’s story around New York City. They even shared a slice at Ben’s on MacDougal Street.

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CBS News to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

BeatlesSullivanCBS has launched a new division called CBS Live Experiences which aims to bring CBS’s popular TV programming to live events. The first, happening in February, will mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

The centerpiece of each event will be CBS News’ archival coverage of key moments, in addition to a symposium of experts moderated by CBS News anchors and correspondents.

CBS News correspondent and anchor Anthony Mason will host the first event Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. That’s 50 years to the day of the historic telecast and in the legendary theater where it happened.

“I was a huge fan of The Beatles,” Mason tells TVNewser. “I watched The Ed Sullivan Show that first February night in 1964. I was only 8 years old, but had a collection of Beatle fan magazines and even bought a Beatles wig.

I distinctly remember my good buddy from school, (WABC-TV entertainment reporter) Sandy Kenyon, and I throwing on our wigs, grabbing tennis rackets like they were guitars and miming to the ‘Meet The Beatles’  album on my parents’ turntable.  It will be a real thrill to be in the Ed Sullivan Theater on the 50th anniversary.”

Oops: CBS News Refers to Janet Yellen as ‘The Son of a Doctor and a Teacher’

There has never been a female head of the Federal Reserve. Which makes a gender error CBS News made on the “Evening News” last night all the more glaring: in a report on Janet Yellen, who President Obama nominated to be the first Chairwoman of the Fed yesterday, Anthony Mason referred to Yellen as “the son of a doctor and a teacher.”

The report was updated for the later feeds of “Evening News.”  Watch a fixed version below (the sentence in question comes around the 1:45 mark).

Anthony Mason, Gayle King And Norah O’Donnell Get Down To Madonna

Today was “CBS This Morning”‘s 400th edition. The George Zimmerman trial, the Edward Snowden situation and the San Francisco plane crash were the top stories.

After the show, however, co-anchors Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Norah O’Donnell let loose. What better way to commemorate 400 episodes then to have an impromptu dance party in the studio to Madonna’s “Lucky Star”?

This is what happens when Charlie Rose is out of town. The dance even made it into today’s “Eye Closer.” WATCH:
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Vanity Fair’s ‘Best Dressed Newsmen’

Vanity fair presents a list of the top 10 “best dressed newsmen.” What was the magazine looking for in style?

“His wardrobe should be dynamic enough to hold our attention but not so outré as to distract from the evening broadcast,” it says.

The big question: what serious anchors made the clothing cut?

NBC’s Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Lester Holt and Willie Geist, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper, CBS’ Anthony Mason and Charlie Rose and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. You can see them all in slideshow fashion here.

Update: There is a women’s list too, including Barbara Walters, Megyn Kelly and Savannah Guthrie. The full list is here.

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings

Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama’s remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason anchored on CBS and Diane Sawyer anchored on ABC. The cable news networks also broadcast the President’s comments.

Faced with few overnight developments in the investigation of the bombings, the morning shows focused on the human impact of the explosions, interviewing eyewitnesses and victims that were at the marathon finish line.

On “Today,” Savannah Guthrie‘s interview with the President — which was taped before news of the bombings broke — was condensed due to NBC’s coverage from Boston. More of the interview will air later this week. In Boston, Matt Lauer did a number of interviews with victims of the attack, including one with a couple from a hospital room at Tufts Medical Center:

On “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos anchored from Boston, joined by ABC’s Josh Elliott, Martha Raddatz and Brian Ross. Stephanopoulos interviewed a runner who crossed the finish line seconds before the first blast, and “GMA” used a spot-shadow to identify her in the video of the explosion: Read more

Rebecca Jarvis Leaving CBS for ABC

Rebecca Jarvis announced on “CBS This Morning” that she is leaving the network and TVNewser hears she’s heading to ABC News. Jarvis anchored the Saturday edition of “CTM” and was also a financial correspondent for CBS News. Jarvis joined CBS from CNBC 3 years ago this week. She had been with CNBC for four years, joining not long after being named runner-up on season 4 of “The Apprentice.”

“Anthony, it’s been a real pleasure and a treat and gift sitting next to you,” said Jarvis in her goodbye to co-anchor Anthony Mason ”You’re one of a kind. You’ve been so great. And to everybody who sits out here, you’re wonderful. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you to all of the producers and thanks to you, the viewers.”

We hear CBS is not ready to announce just yet a new co-anchor for the Saturday edition of “CTM.” The network recently brought on Melody Hobson to contribute to the network’s financial and economic coverage. Mason remains CBS’s senior business and economics correspondent.

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans

Coverage of Friday’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks.

On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” from Newtown. Elizabeth Vargas will join him from New York. ABC’s Josh Elliott, Amy Robach and Dan Harris will report from the scene in Newtown.

NBC’s “Today” will also have the weekday team in, with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchoring from Newtown. Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Ann Curry and Willie Geist will contribute to the program.

Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis will anchor “CBS This Morning Saturday” from Newtown. CBS will also preempt “48 Hours” Saturday night for a special report on the shooting at 10pmET.

Fox News will be live at 5amET with “Fox & Friends First.” An expanded edition of “Fox & Friends” will air from 6-10amET, and will be simulcast on FBN. The 10am-noon business block will be preempted for live coverage anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee. Scott will also host an expanded two-hour “Fox Report” beginning at 6pmET. Mike Huckabee‘s program will be live from NYC at 8pmET and Jeanine Pirro and Geraldo Rivera will host their primetime shows from Newtown.

MSNBC will focus on the shooting during regularly-scheduled programming and will be live until at least 7pmET Saturday night.

On CNN, Ali Velshi and Jon Berman will anchor from 6-9amET. Soledad O’Brien will anchor from 9-11amET, Wolf Blitzer will anchor from 11am-1pmET and Don Lemon will anchor from 1-3pmET. O’Brien will anchor from 3-5pmET, and Blitzer and Kate Bolduan will anchor from 5-8pmET. Anderson Cooper will anchor from 8-9pmET,  Lemon and O’Brien will anchor from 9-10pmET, and Cooper will take over again from 10-11pmET.

On HLN, Nancy Grace will host a special on the shooting tonight at 8pmET. Dr. Drew Pinsky will host a special live hour at 9pmET.

CBS News Election Night Plans

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS’ election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest studio and the home of “CBS This Morning.”

Joining Pelley will be “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS news political director John Dickerson. In addition, Byron Pitts will report from the “60 Minutes” studio, where he will “use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.” Anthony Mason will be in Studio 57, where he will report on exit polls using “augmented reality” graphics.

Jan Crawford will be at Romney HQ in Boston, with Nancy Cordes in Obama HQ in Chicago. In the field Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio, Anna Werner will report from Nevada, Elaine Quijano will report from Florida, Barry Petersen will report from Colorado and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.

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