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President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma

President Obama is scheduled to comment on the disaster in Oklahoma at 10 AM and it is likely that all of the broadcast networks will break into regular programming to cover it.  ”CBS This Morning” went into the 9 AM hour to cover the fallout. We hear that “CTM” will stay live until 12 PM on the east coast covering the damage, and 10 AM pacific.

Update: “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said. “Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away.”

“If there is hope to hold onto, not just in Oklahoma but around the country, it is the knowledge that the good people there in Oklahoma are more prepared than most, and what they can be certain about is that Americans around the country will be right there with them,” he added.

Meanwhile, the news channels are sending their A-teams to Oklahoma to cover the fallout from the tornado.

As we noted yesterday, NBC has Brian Williams,  Lester HoltAnn CurryHarry SmithKate SnowAnne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Oklahoma, as well as the Weather Channel team of Jim CantoreMike Bettes, and Mike Seidel.

ABC News has Sam ChampionGinger ZeeDavid Muir and Alex Perez in Oklahoma. Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, and Cecilia Vega are also either in Moore or en route.

CBS has Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Moore, and Anna Werner on the ground, and Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” there this evening.
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Cable Channels Plan To Go Live Overnight As Hurricane Isaac Approaches

Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall overnight tonight on the Gulf Coast, and you can bet that cable news channels are planning special live programming to cover it. Weather Channel, CNN and Fox News Channel will be live overnight in the hours normally reserved for repeats.

Weather will have live coverage throughout the night, with Reynolds Wolf and Jim Cantore in New Orleans, Mike Seidel in Alabama and Paul Goodloe and Eric Fisher in Mississippi. Locations are subject to change, if Isaac’s path changes.

Fox News will be live from 1-4 AM, with Gregg Jarrett and Jamie Colby anchoring. The network is sending “Fox & Friends First” anchor Anna Kooiman to Baton Rouge, joining Elizabeth PrannJonathan Serrie and Casey Stegall in New Orleans. Steve Harrigan is in Biloxi, MS, Rick Leventhal is in Dauphin Island, AL, and Phil Keating is in Mobile, AL.

CNN will have a live edition of “Piers Morgan Tonight at midnight (it was already planned for the RNC), and will add live coverage from 1-4 AM. “Early Start,” which normally begins at 5 AM, will start even earlier at 4 AM tomorrow.

Update: MSNBC will be live til 1 AM with live coverage of the RNC and Isaac. An overnight decision will be made soon.

Update AM: MSNBC ended up replaying its primetime programming through 3 AM, and rerunning the RNC speeches beginning at 3. It broke into programming twice an hour with Hurricane Isaac updates.

We’ll update with more information as we get it.

The Ticker: Michelle Obama On The Daily Show, ABC Gets a Qwiki, Stegall to Dallas

    • First Lady Michelle Obama will be a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” next Tuesday, May 29. It will be her second appearance on the show, her first as First Lady. She will be there to shill her new book AMERICAN GROWN: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, but viewers should expect politics to come up. Update: She will be on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View” that day too.
    • ABC News is working with startup Qwiki to use its new news format. What the heck is Qwiki? Qwiki allows publishers to combine, text, photos, videos, tweets and other items to create a cohesive story, or provide information about a specific topic. Here’s an example of what it looks like.
    • Fox News correspondent Casey Stegall is moving from the channel’s Los Angeles bureau to its Dallas bureau. He will make the move in a few weeks. “We’ve been impressed with Casey’s hard news instincts and proven experience in Los Angeles, which should serve him well, reporting from our Dallas bureau,” said Michael Clemente, senior VP of News Editorial in a statement.
  • Ronald Reagan Centennial Coverage

    Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. So this weekend, the news networks are offering special programming honoring the legacy of the 40th President of the United States.

    CNN chief national correspondent John King will anchor special coverage of the Reagan Centennial Celebration live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, tomorrow from 2-4pmET. Attendees at the event include former Secretary of State James Baker, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and cabinet members of the Reagan administration.

    NBC’s “Meet the Press” will broadcast live from the Library tomorrow as well. Guests include Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry and Baker. There will be a round-table discussion with Baker, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, former San Francisco mayor and state assembly Speaker Willie Brown, and NBC News White House Correspondent during the Reagan administration, Andrea Mitchell.

    Fox News Channel will air stories and vignettes throughout the weekend that will focus on the milestone moments in Reagan’s life: his Hollywood career, his marriage to Nancy, political campaigns, the presidency, and his retirement from public life. Tomorrow night, Fox News will re-air “Reagan’s Resolve” documentary. Fox News Los Angeles correspondent Casey Stegall will be reporting live from the Reagan Library on Sunday.

    Fox News Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial

    Fox News Channel is sticking with regular programming on Tuesday for the Jackson memorial which starts at 1pmET/10amPT. Adam Housley and Casey Stegall will be on-site in Los Angeles for live reports. Trace Gallagher and Martha MacCallum will be in New York anchoring Live Desk during the service.

    Greta Van Susteren will also be in LA on Tuesday, and will host her show from there Tuesday night.

    > Update, 1:11pmET Sunday: Shepard Smith will now anchor live coverage of the memorial service on Fox News starting at 1pmET. Megyn Kelly will anchor live coverage of the memorial on FOX broadcast also beginning at 1pmET.

    > Earlier: CBS News Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial

    As Ike Gets Closer to Shore, So Do the Networks

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    ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.

    This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.

    Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”

    We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…

    • CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, CNN.com and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.

    • CBS — Hari Sreenivasan is in Houston. Dave Price is in Galveston. Both will report for the Evening News tonight and The Early Show tomorrow.

    • FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.

    • NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.

    • ABC — In addition to Sam Champion, GMA Weekend’s Bill Weir is in Texas as well as Sharyn Alfonsi and Ryan Owens.

    FNC’s Gustav Plans: Continues All Night

    fnc_8-31.JPGFox News Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Gustav will continue live throughout the night. At 7pmET, Shepard Smith anchors live from New Orleans. Brit Hume will take over an hour later from St. Paul, with discussion of the impact of Gustav on the RNC. From 10pm-MidnightET, Geraldo Rivera anchors from New Orleans.

    Gregg Jarrett, Julie Banderas, Todd Connor and Uma Pemmaraju anchor from Midnight-5amET, with Fox & Friends picking up coverage an hour early.

    Besides Smith and Rivera, FNC has a full slate of correspondents in the area, with Steve Harrigan (just back from Georgia/Russia coverage), Trace Gallagher, Jon Scott and correspondents from regional bureaus (Kris Gutierrez, Casey Stegall, Johnathan Serrie, Marianne Silber, Phil Keating and Adam Housley). Of course the “Weather Machine” Janice Dean has worked all day today from the Fox Extreme Weather Center.

    As mentioned earlier, FBN will be live from at least 7am-7pmET.

    > Related: FNC’s VP of news editorial Jay Wallace tells Politico that Gustav/RNC coverage, “Almost feels like having a two-front war.”