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Cablers Head to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage

Yesterday we told you what the network Sunday morning shows were up to this weekend, now it is the cablers turn to put their focus on Iowa. With the Iowa Straw Poll slated for Saturday, the cable channels are sending some of their top talent to the state, and planning special coverage on Saturday.

Details after the jump.

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Casey Anthony Sentenced to 4 Years

Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony to the maximum for the four counts on which she was convicted in the murder case against her. HLN, FNC, CNN, and MSNBC carried the sentence hearing live.

NBC News produced a special coverage during the third hour of “Today.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos anchored a special report for ABC News at 9:35amET, interrupting “Good Morning America” in the Central and Mountain time zones.

The early reporting showed a discrepancy of when she’ll be released, with ABC saying it could be next month and Fox News saying next summer. The decision is expected later today.

Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was not in court for the sentencing. He’s still in New York, and was to appear in studio on MSNBC with Chris Jansing in the 10amET hour. “He decided at the last moment not to join us,” said Jansing on air. Ashton was on “Fox & Friends” in the 6amET hour. Defense attorney Jose Baez was in court in Orlando, after returning from New York yesterday where he was interviewed by ABC’s Barbara Walters.

NBC News, MSNBC Launch Initiative to Cover Veterans, Military Families

NBC News and MSNBC today launched a new campaign and programming series that seeks to shed light on issues related to veterns and military families. Called “Making a Difference on the Homefront,” the series kicked off with a job fair on the USS Intrepid, with “NBC Nightly News” slated to air the first piece tonight.

On MSNBC this afternoon, Chris Jansing spoke to Peter Alexander, who as on-site at the job fair:

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There will be another job fair in July in Los Angeles, with programming for the series slated to continue for the next year.

Speaking Words of Wisdom

‘Tis the graduation season once again.  And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts.

Here now, then, is TVNewser’s fourth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo: St. John’s University (NY), May 14

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: The Pennsylvania State University – College of Communications (PA), May 14

FNC’s Shannon BreamFlorida State University – Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Sciences and Medicine (FL),  April 29

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: The University of Montana (MT), May 14…St. Lawrence University (NY), May 22

MSNBC’s Howard Fineman: Colgate University (NY),  May 15

CBS’s Jeff Glor: Suffolk University (MA), May 22

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Columbia College – Ft. Worth (TX), June 4

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Morehouse College (GA),  May 15…Lafayette College (PA), May 21

MSBNC’s Chris Jansing: Otterbein University (OH), June 12

CBS’s Steve Kroft: Ball State University (IN), May 7

(Graphic: CBS News)

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Early Morning Cable Coverage of Beatification of Pope John Paul II

As many of the newsers attending this year’s White House correspondents dinner — and after parties — were calling it a night, in Rome, the cable news networks were just getting going, covering the Mass for the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Chris Jansing (left, with analysts George Weigel and Fr. Robert Barron), who’d anchored coverage of the Royal Wedding Friday and flew to Rome yesterday, began MSNBC’s coverage just before 4amET. On Fox News, Jamie Colby and Eric Shawn anchored from New York beginning at 4am, with religion correspondent Lauren Green and Fr. Jonathan Morris in Rome. CNN/U.S. and CNNI simulcast the Mass with Jon Mann anchoring in Atlanta and correspondent Jim Bitterman and Vatican analyst and author John Allen in Rome.

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch

Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow.

Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 AM.

TVNewser will be liveblogging the coverage starting at 4, so if you want to follow along, find out about all the coverage plans below.

Broadcast:

NBC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Ann Curry from London. More coverage plans here.

ABC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters from London. More coverage plans here.

CBS: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Katie Couric and Erica Hill from London. More coverage plans here.

Univision: Coverage starts at 3 AM ET, led by Chiquinquirá Delgado, Raúl González and Marián de la Fuente.

Cable News:

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Network Plans for Pope John Paul II Beatification

While the U.S. networks have big plans for next Friday’s royal wedding (or hadn’t you heard), a mere 48 hours and 1,100 miles away in Vatican City another big event will unfold: the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Beatification is the first step to Sainthood.

  • FNC will carry the Beatification Mass beginning at 4amET Sunday, May 1. Jamie Colby and Eric Shawn will anchor the Mass from New York while religion correspondent Lauren Green will report from Vatican City. Rome-based correspondent Greg Burke will report and FNC analyst Father Jonathan Morris makes a return to Rome to contribute.
  • MSNBC’s Chris Jansing who will be covering the royal wedding, travels from London to Rome Saturday morning and will begin appearing on MSNBC Saturday. Jansing will anchor live coverage of the Beatification Mass beginning at 4amET. She’ll be joined NBC’s Vatican analyst and author George Weigel and Vatican Art Historian Liz Lev. Jansing covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI in 2005.
  • CNN/U.S. and CNNI will broadcast the Mass Sunday with Jon Mann anchoring. Jim Bitterman will be the correspondent at the Vatican and author John Allen will provide analysis. CNN en Espanol will cover with Jose Levy.
  • ABC’s David Wright is the correspondent for TV and other platforms. ABCNews.com will live stream the Mass with ABC News San Francisco-based producer Ariane Nalty reporting. (Interesting note: Nalty’s brother is Monsignor Christopher Nalty who worked at the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy. Ariane’s father-in-law is Charles Zewe a former correspondent for CNN).

‘I lost my virginity to Ann Curry’

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts flanked by Fox News anchors Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jamie Colby

TVNewser headed out last night to the annual NLGJA “Headlines & Headliners” fundraiser hosted by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts. More than 400 attendees packed the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store in Soho for the event.

The primetime outing pulled in the morning show anchors including NBC’s Ann Curry, CBS’s Erica Hill and Marysol Castro, ABC’s Sam Champion and MSNBC’s Chris Jansing. We caught up with NBC’s Natalie Morales and Chris Wragge as they swapped stories about their early morning wake-up calls.

We chatted with ABC’s Andrea Canning, about getting the first of the Charlie Sheen interviews, and about her competitor and friend, NBC’s Jeff Rossen who got the second, and third and fourth. Canning told us even as the story has died down, she’s still getting press requests to talk about it.

FNC’s Jamie Colby, who anchors weekends for Fox, told us about her news-filled Saturdays of late — Libya last weekend, Japan the weekend before. “And the Gabrielle Giffords shooting happened on our watch.”

Curry shared with us her experience in Japan last week, which turned dangerous for those covering the story as the threat from the Fukushima nuclear plant grew. “I’ve taken our crews

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA’s 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization for gay and lesbian journalists.

“I am honored to be this year’s host,” Roberts tells TVNewser. “It is going to be a great night. I really believe in NLGJA and its work and I’m proud to be involved.”

Roberts, who joined MSNBC fulltime late last year, was named anchor of the 11am hour last month.

NLGJA’s annual New York benefit gathers big name TV, radio, print and online journalists –tonight that includes FNC’s Jamie Colby, Rick Reichmuth, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Rick Folbaum; from CBS Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Marysol Castro and Troy Roberts; from CNN and HLN, Don Lemon and Jane Velez-Mitchell; from ABC News Sam Champion, and JuJu Chang; and Roberts’ MSNBC/NBC colleagues Chris Jansing, Natalie Morales, Contessa Brewer and Carl Quintanilla.

In the past, the New York benefit has been hosted by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Meredith Vieira, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. Tickets are still available. Go here for more info.

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets

New developments in Libya this morning, with the French military taking action, are keeping the U.S. cable news channels active.

Beginning at 11amET, CNN and CNNI began another simulcast of coverage with anchors T.J. Holmes of CNN and John Vause of CNNI covering the news. Correspondents Nic Robertson and Arwa Damon are in Libya, Ed Henry is in Brazil and Jim Bitterman and Jill Dougherty are in Paris.

Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto was already in for a live Saturday morning show on the economic recovery efforts following the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. He kept cameras trained on both Brasil — where President Obama was about to speak alongside Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and on Paris, where Secy. of State Hillary Clinton was preparing to speak after meetings on the NATO action in Libya. Rick Leventhal and Steve Harrigan are in Libya (spooked by anti-aircraft fire during one live report today. Video after the jump.)

MSNBC went into the NoonET hour with anchor Richard Lui, as Pres. Obama was appearing with Pres. Rousseff. Correspondent Mike Viquiera is in Paris, Chuck Todd is in Brazil and Jim Maceda is in Libya for NBC/MSNBC.

None of the networks had a Brazilian interpreter during Pres. Rousseff’s lengthy opening statement. And just as the president was about to speak, all three networks lost the signal from Brasilia. It returned after about 3 minutes.

Cavuto stayed live until 12:17pm telling the audience, “We just wanted to keep you abreast not only of developments in the political world but certainly in the business world. We hope we served bot those audiences today and we appreciate our normal ‘Cost of Freedom’ audience being patient as we attempted both.”

> Update, 12:26pm: Cable networks began carrying Secy. Clinton comments from Paris.

> Update, 2:18pm: ABC’s Diane Sawyer is coming in to anchor “World News.” Regular weekend anchor David Muir will report, as will Christiane Amanpour, Martha Raddatz, Jake Tapper, and Alex Marquardt, in Libya.

> Update, 3:39pm: Sawyer also anchored a special report (right) on the news of U.S. military involvement.

> More: CBS’s Russ Mitchell has anchored three special reports today at NoonET, 2:36pm, and 3:59pm during CBS coverage of the NCAA tournament.

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