- Brian Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from Boston tonight.
- “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” will be expanded to an hour tonight. Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline” from Boston.
- Scott Pelley will anchor “CBS Evening News” from Boston.
- Shepard Smith will anchor his two Fox News Channel programs, “Studio B” and “The Fox Report,” from Boston tonight. He will be joined by Bill Hemmer, who arrived in Boston last night and anchored “America’s Newsroom” from the crime scene this morning. Rick Leventhal will also report from Boston during the network’s normal primetime programming. Molly Line and Mike Tobin are also in Boston for the network.
- On CNN, Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer will host their afternoon shows from Boston. Anderson Cooper is also there and will anchor “AC360″ live at 8pmET and 10pmET. In place of re-airs, Erin Burnett will be live at 11pmET and Piers Morgan live at 12amET, both from New York. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Sanjay Gupta, Don Lemon, Brooke Baldwin, Poppy Harlow, Brian Todd, Jason Carroll, Peter Hamby, Zain Asher, Gary Tuchman, Drew Griffin, Pamela Brown and Maria Santana are also in Boston for CNN.
- Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto will host his 8pmET show live for the rest of the week.
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Calling it a “huge part of what CNN is going to to be,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker welcomed hundreds of guests to Porter House at Time Warner Center for a launch event for the network’s newest show hosted by Anthony Bourdain. “Parts Unknown” debuts Sunday night at 9pmET/PT.
CNN is, in fact, venturing into parts unknown with what Bourdain is cooking up. Bringing in a well-known non-news talent for a weekly one-hour travel/food/cultural awareness show is a departure for the network. Still, Zucker calls “Parts Unknown,” “the true measure of what we want this network to be.”
“We have a true television star in our midst,” said Zucker, who was quickly reminded of the dozen other on air talent in the room. “Not that we don’t have great television stars at CNN …Brooke Baldwin,” said Zucker, noticing the daytime anchor in the crowd, “You’re a television star.” We also spotted Anderson Cooper, (who dropped in before his show) Piers Morgan, Ashleigh Banfield, A.J. Hammer, Christine Romans (above with Bourdain and Baldwin) and John Berman.
Zucker heaped praise on CNN’s SVP of talent and content development Amy Entelis and Vinnie Malhotra, SVP of development and acquisitions, who began courting Bourdain a year ago. Bourdain had hosted “No Reservations” on Travel Channel since 2005.
“I’m grateful to be with CNN,” Bourdain told the crowd. “I got my official CNN ID today so I guess the cavity searches are over.”
The first of 8 original episodes airs Sunday. A second season is set for the Fall. The network is also developing a show with documentarian Morgan Spurlock, and this week announced it would add a Friday night studio audience talk show with CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos.
More pictures from last night after the jump…
The NCAA March Madness”Sweet 16″ is set, and a few surprises (Florida Gulf Coast University?? What??) mean that most of our brackets are busted. That said, we still have a good game going, with plenty of players still in contention.
Right now MSNBC’s Bill Wolff is all alone in leading the pack. CNBC’s KC Sullivan is close behind, and “Sqauwk Box”‘s Joe Kernen hot on his tail. A number of other participants are also within striking distance. At the bottom of the board is Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman and TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, whose plan to let a computer randomly generate his way to victory does not look good right now.
The full standings are after the jump.
“First Thursday,” the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started.
This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack.
CNBC’s Brian Schactman leads the way, with his colleague Joe Kernen and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin right behind him. Right now Lisa Sylvester, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are at the bottom of the pack, but there is plenty of time for a comeback.
Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.
Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one competition to see who is tops at picking winners and losers.
Ultimately there can be only one winner, and they get the chance to brag about their picking prowess for all to see. 2012′s winner was Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald. Liz wont be participating this year, but 2011′s winner Dominic Chu is back to try and reclaim the title.
Here is your 2013 TVNewser March Madness lineup:
So Nemo, is what we’re calling this? This storm will sound nothing like Ellen DeGeneres as a clownfish (oh wait, she was Dory). Anyway, maybe the Weather Channel can come up with more daunting names next year. Remember Snowpacalyse which hit three years this week? Also Snowmaggedon?
So, what are the networks planning? The Weather Channel had already blown out their reality shows in primetime last night with storm prep coverage. The news and business networks have reporters out in the field.
CNN is planning to be live overnight tonight and into Saturday covering the storm. Chad Myers and Jen Delgado will monitor the storm’s movement from the CNN Weather Center. Reporters and anchors including Jason Carroll, Susan Candiotti, Poppy Harlow, Ali Velshi, Ashleigh Banfield, Zain Asher, Alison Kosik, Mary Snow (appropriately), Gary Tuchman and Brian Todd will be out and about.
Brooke Baldwin anchors overnight coverage from balmy Atlanta. “This is when you know there’s a serious breaking news story,” said Baldwin during 2pmET coverage, “Look at all the pizza boxes at CNN.”
On Fox News, Anna Kooiman and Molly Lyon will report live. The storm has pushed the Saturday morning business block to the afternoon, from 2-4pmET. Kelly Wright and Jamie Colby will continue with live coverage from 10-Noon.
- CNN’s Brooke Baldwin will host a half-hour special at 3 PM this afternoon, focusing on “the psychology and science of why people cheat.” The special will use the Lance Armstrong confession as a jumping off point, and will be followed at 3:30 by “CNN Newsroom.”
- CNBC is taking a visit to the Great White Way with a primetime special about the economics of Broadway theater. Maria Bartiromo will host “Betting Big on Broadway” Monday, February 4. The special takes viewers behind the scenes of shows like “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” and explains the business models.
- The Hollywood Reporter‘s Alex Ben Block profiles CNN Latino in advance of its launch. CNN Latino is a programming block the company is hoping to sell to local stations looking to draw Hispanic viewers.
Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN’s coverage of President Obama’s second inauguration. Coverage of Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony begins at 10amET. Cooper and Blitzer will be joined by John Berman, Kate Bolduan, Gloria Borger, Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John King, Don Lemon, Piers Morgan and Soledad O’Brien. Crowley will anchor “State of the Union” from the National Mall. Special Sunday editions of “Piers Morgan Tonight” and “Anderson Cooper 360″ will air in primetime.
On Monday, Blitzer will be live with Berman, Bolduan, O’Brien and Jessica Yellin from the U.S. Capitol West Front beginning at 9amET. Cooper will be live from the National Mall with Borger, King, Lemon, David Gergen and Brooke Baldwin. Blitzer will anchor “The Situation Room” from Lafayette Park, the location of the President’s viewing stands. Cooper, Morgan and Burnett will anchor from 7-1opmET. Cooper will be live from the Mall, with Morgan and Burnett from the inaugural balls.
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“As always, I await New Year’s Eve with Kathy Griffin with grave reservations and tremendous fear, and I want to apologize in advance to anyone she may offend/assault/attempt to kiss,” said Cooper.
The last two years — NYE 2011 (although Griffin did take off her top at one point) and NYE 2010 — were relatively tame compared with some of the headline-making stunts of the previous years; like when Griffin dropped the “F” bomb on New Year’s Eve 2009 and the year before when she called out an onlooker who had been heckling her.
And once again, Tom Foreman will host a year-end special “All the Best, All the Worst 2012,” at 8pmET.
(Photos: Chris Ariens)
This afternoon on CNN, Brooke Baldwin shared the frustration that many people are feeling about the U.S. military’s role in Afghanistan, as young soldiers and Marines are killed by Afghans they are training. Baldwin interviewed Greg Buckley, a New York man whose 21-year-old son, Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley, Jr., was shot dead last month by an Afghan police officer while he was working out in a gym.
Buckley recounted how his son told him, “‘I’m telling you, dad, they’re going to kill us. We all talk to our superiors and they push us to the side and say, don’t worry about it, we’ll take care of it.’ But they didn’t take care of it.”
Baldwin, choked up, added: “Greg Buckley, it is tough to put into words. And I’m angry with you, and I’m sad with you. Thank you.”
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