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Mitt Romney To Appear On ‘CBS This Morning’

In his first solo interview since announcing that Paul Ryan would be his Vice Presidential running mate, Mitt Romney will be a guest on “CBS This Morning” tomorrow. Romney will appear live via satellite from Ohio, and will be interviewed by co-anchor Gayle King and CBS News senior business and economics Correspondent Anthony Mason.

Romney and Ryan gave the first interview following the announcement to CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” on Sunday, with Ryan speaking today with Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume.

Update: Here is the “CBS This Morning” interview.

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP

At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian Williams anchoring from London, joined by Peter Alexander in Norfolk, and Chuck Todd and David Gregory in Washington. CBS News broke in at 9:03 with Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis anchoring with Jan Crawford in Norfolk and Bob Schieffer in Washington. David Muir on ABC News began a special report at 9:10 with Jonathan Karl in Norfolk and George Stephanopoulos, by Skype from a well-appointed home.

Wolf Blitzer led coverage on CNN, Bret Baier on FNC, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was up for Chris Hayes‘ show with Andrea Mitchell in Norfolk. FBN and HLN also carried the announcement live.

ABC continued with its special report until 9:51, NBC and CBS until 9:52.

On Fox News Baier will continue until 11am when John Roberts picks up anchoring until 1pET.

FNC is producing a modified weekday schedule: “The Five” will be in for a special hour today at 5, Baier is back for “Special Report” at 6pm followed by Shepard Smith anchoring “Fox Report” at 7pm, “Huckabee” at 8, “Hannity” at 9 and the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin, Greta Van Susteren will host a live “On the Record” at 10pmET.

CBS: ‘Face The Nation’ To Go One-Hour Permanently, Mason Joins Jarvis on ‘CBS This Morning’

During its panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, CBS News announced that its Sunday public affairs show “Face the Nation” would become an hour-long program, permanently. The show has been an hour-long since April of this year, and was announced at the time as something of a test.

There is an asterisk to the announcement however, as “Face” will still be rated as two separate half-hours, as the second half-hour is not available in the entire country, and even then is sometimes aired at a much later time than the first half-hour. The first half-hour of most programs rate much higher than the second half-hour, and that is the case with “Face” too.

During the session, CBS News president David Rhodes said that once NFL obligations are complete (in other words, next year), CBS will move to get “Face” rated as a full-hour.

As B&C’s Andrea Morabito notes, CBS also announced that Anthony Mason will become the full-time co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” on Saturdays, joining Rebecca Jarvis.

THR also has quotes from CBS News chairman Jeff Fager (seen above accepting a TCA Award on behalf of “60 Minutes”) and “CTM” EP Chris Licht:

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Did the Obama Campaign Take the Lead from MSNBC with New ‘Forward’ Slogan?

The Obama re-election campaign has a new 7-minute short film called simply “Forward.” The ad begins with the economic meltdown in 2008, with clips from TV news reports by CBS’s Anthony Mason, NBC’s Lester Holt, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and others.

While declaring, “Republicans were waging a campaign to tear the president down,” images of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh flash on the screen.

“Then there was the victory no one saw coming,” says the film’s announcer, while showing clips from NBC News’s special report from Brian Williams the night Osama Bin Laden was killed, with more clips from CNN, CBS and ABC.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Joe Scarborough asked, “Really? That’s it, huh? So is Fox’s slogan going to be — or Mitt Romney‘s slogan going to be ‘Balanced?’ I mean, he’s taking MSNBC’s slogan!”

“Lean forward was taken,” said Politico’s Mike Allen.

See the ad after the jump…

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A Charles Osgood, Darlene Love Duet that would make Bing Crosby Smile

In a special Christmas Morning performance, “CBS Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood and singer Darlene Love will perform “White Christmas,” with Osgood at the ivories. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Love’s first appearance on David Letterman‘s show singing “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” — now a Christmas tradition and an annual holiday event. On “Sundsy Morning” CBS’s Anthony Mason will also profile Love.

Here’s Love’s performance last night on Letterman.

Hurricane Irene: Saturday Network Newscasts

Brian Williams anchored a one-hour “Nightly News” again tonight. Williams, who anchored from the Jersey Shore last night, was in his New York studio tonight. While many affiliates may have passed on taking the second half hour, the entire show was simulcast on MSNBC. In addition to correspondents along the East Coast, Harry Smith did a live shot from Times Square, where most everything is shut down, saying about a crowd that had gathered to watch: “They have determined that we are in fact the only attraction worth paying any attention to.”

David Muir anchored “World News.” Similar to Smith’s report on NBC, Diane Sawyer walked the streets of Times Square — right in front of ABC’s studios — with the New York City angle. GMA’s Sam Champion was in Battery Park.

Anthony Mason was in anchoring the CBS “Evening News” which also devoted the entire show to Irene.

Wolf Blitzer Gets Invite to the Other Situation Room

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer concluded his interview with Pres. Obama in Iowa yesterday by inviting Obama to his “Situation Room” back at CNN’s DC studios. “And if you invite me to yours, I’ll be happy to come to yours as well,” Blitzer added.

“Thank you, Wolf. You can visit any time,” said the president, adding “Just, you can’t bring cameras.”

Today, CBS’s Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason gets a sit down with the president in Illinois. Part of the interview will air on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” tonight with the full interview running on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Obama is in the Illinois towns of Atkinson and Alpha as part of his “listening tour.”

ABC, CBS, NBC Air Special Reports As Dow Closes Down 600 Points

In the first day of trading following S&P’s downgrade on Friday, the Dow tumbled more than 600 points and closed below 11,000 for the first time since November. Shortly before 4 p.m.’s market close, the broadcast networks all broke in with short special reports. 

The network anchors have been busy today — Brian Williams anchored for NBC, George Stephanopoulos for ABC and Anthony Mason for CBS. All three were also on the air at close to 2 p.m. today for a special report, as President Obama spoke on the downgrade from the White House.

Networks to Cover Obama Statement on S&P Downgrade, Fallen U.S. Troops

At  approximately 1 PM ET, President Obama will make an address about the S&P downgrade of the U.S., as well as the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

ABC’s special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos (Diane Sawyer is on assignment for the network) with Jake Tapper reporting from the White House. NBC will offer a special report to be anchored by Brian Williams, who will be joined by CNBC’s David Faber. CBS’ special report will be anchored by Anthony Mason, with Norah O’Donnell reporting from the White House.

CBS News moving on from Katie Couric

This morning, the billboard on CBS’s West 57th St. Broadcast Center featuring Katie Couric was removed and replaced with one that is an ensemble of CBS News anchors, reporters and programs, as Couric has now officially left the building.

Signage inside featuring Couric has also been replaced, say insiders.

The show will simply be called the “CBS Evening News” until Scott Pelley takes over on June 6. Radio News reports CBS Radio News has revamped its “Katie Couric’s Notebook” feature with the new “Reporter’s Notebook” with contributions from Bob Schieffer, Lara Logan, Anthony Mason, John Blackstone and Chip Reid.

Another interesting note, in the 56 largest U.S. markets, the so-called Metered Markets, Couric’s final “Evening News” delivered a 3.8 overnight rating. By contrast, her former show NBC’s “Today” yesterday drew a 4.0 rating.

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