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Candy Crowley, Lloyd Siegel to Receive RTDNF First Amendment Award

CNN’s Candy Crowley and NBC’s Lloyd Siegel have been named recipients of the 2013 RTDNF First Amendment Award.

Crowley, the anchor of “State of the Union,” will receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment award, named for the late senior Washington correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable. Siegel, vice president of NBC News Partnerships, will receive the First Amendment Service Award, presented to a person who works in an off-air management capacity.

Both awards will be presented at the RTDNF awards dinner, held on March 14 in Washington, DC. Belo Corporation chairman and president Robert Decherd will also be honored with a First Amendment Award for leadership.

The Ticker: CNBC’s ‘Cuffs,’ DC Ideas, SocialGuide

  • CNBC and Yahoo! have teamed up for their first original online program. “Off the Cuff” will be a weekly video series featuring sit-downs with C-suite execs about how they got to the corner office and beyond.

  • Nielsen, the TV ratings service, is getting into the social TV measurement biz with the acquisition of SocialGuide which tracks social conversations around more than 30,000 programs, across 232 channels. Lost Remote has the story behind the deal.

Cable Nets Cover Veterans Day Wreath-Laying

The wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the Unknowns on this Veterans Day, falling this year on a Sunday, got the traditional coverage on the cable news networks this morning. Jamie Colby and Eric Shawn anchored on Fox News, Melissa Harris-Perry anchored during her show on MSNBC and Candy Crowley anchored coverage on CNN before “Reliable Sources” began at 11:11am.

CNN’s Election Night Plans

CNN’s coverage of the Presidential election kicks off on Tuesday night at 6pmET. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will anchor from Washington, with Candy Crowley in Boston and Erin Burnett in Ohio. This will be CNN’s first election night anchored from Washington, where the network recently unveiled new state-of-the-art facilities.

CNN is deploying more than two dozen reporters across the country. Jim Acosta will be at the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston, while Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar will be at the Obama headquarters in Chicago. As usual, John King will be manning the Magic Wall.

The network has more than 40 consecutive hours of live programming planned beginning at 5amET Tuesday. Much more in CNN’s release after the jump. Read more

Lou Dobbs Wasn’t a Fan Of Candy Crowley’s Debate Performance

In a (rather terse) interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs talks politics and debates with Paul Bond. He also discussed his former CNN colleague Candy Crowley, and her performance as moderator of the second Presidential debate.

THR: Who won the most recent presidential debate?

Dobbs: You’d have to give it to Candy Crowley. She masterfully took over the debate and determined the outcome.

THR: I think you’re saying she was biased — so in whose favor?

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Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS’ Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here’s a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned…

Scott Pelley anchors on CBS from 9-11pmET. With Schieffer moderating, certain CBS programs — including yesterday’s “Face the Nation” and today’s “CBS This Morning” — originate from Florida. Pelley will be joined by Major Garrett of National Journal and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg, among others.

ABC’s coverage kicks off at 9pmET with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring. They will be joined during the two-hour broadcast by VP debate moderator Martha Raddatz, Christiane Amanpour, Jake Tapper, David Muir and Jonathan Karl.

Brian Williams anchors on NBC from 9pm-11pmET. Williams will be joined by David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Richard Haass.

PBS’ coverage runs from 9-11pmET, with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring and political editor Christina Bellantoni contributing.

Plans for the cable networks after after the jump. Read more

SNL Takes on Town Hall Debate, and New York Accents

“Saturday Night Live’s” cold open was a send up of Tuesday’s Town Hall debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley complete with the varied accents of New York residents like 38-year-old college student Jeremy Blaustein and Giants fan/agitator Dominic Fonte, as the face-off turned into a near fist fight until Pres. Obama had the last word with a mic drop.

Read on to watch…

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CNN’s Mark Whitaker Defends Candy Crowley’s Debate Performance In Email To Staff

TMZ reports that CNN Worldwide managing editor Mark Whitaker sent an email to CNN staffers discussing Candy Crowley‘s performance as debate moderator. He praises her performance, and takes aim at her critics, writing:

“The reviews on Candy’s performance have been overwhelmingly positive but Romney supporters are going after her on two points, no doubt because their man did not have as good a night as he had in Denver.”

He went on to discuss Crowley’s real-time fact-check of Mitt Romney, and the fact that President Obama got more time to speak than his GOP challenger.

The full memo is below.

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Schieffer Optimistic Format Will Help Him Keep Obama And Romney In Line At 3rd Debate

The New York TimesBrian Stelter writes about Candy Crowley‘s performance during the 2nd presidential debate, and the challenges facing all moderators.

“Moderators are like umps and refs — sooner or later everyone is unhappy with them,” said Tom Brokaw, who helmed the town hall debate between Mr. Obama and John McCain 2008. “That’s exacerbated in part because the rules are never entirely clear and the candidates go on stage determined to bend them to their advantage.”

He also talks to CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, who is helming the 3rd and final debate next week:
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Candy Crowley: ‘Goodness I Hope They Get Back to One Another’

Candy Crowley, who’s still being hit for her “terror” fact check at last night’s Town Hall — from VP nominee Paul Ryan on “Good Morning America” to Tucker Carlson on Fox News — hopes the attention turns back to the candidates and away from her. “Goodness, I hope the get back to one another,” Crowley said on CNN’s “Starting Point” of the criticism of her.

“I was trying to move this along,” Crowley says. “The question was Benghazi … there was this point they both kind of looked at me, you know, Romney’s looking at me, the president is looking at me, and I wanted to move this along.”

Crowley also said she’s not backtracking. Watch:

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