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Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage

The news of Steve Jobsdeath broke around 7:35pmET.

ABC News produced a special reported anchored by Terry Moran in New York at 7:45pmET. CBS News produced a special report at 7:46pmET anchored by Scott Pelley in CBS’s London bureau. NBC News produced a network special at 8:12pmET anchored by George Lewis in the Los Angeles bureau.

On cable, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs was first to report the news at 7:38pmET. Dobbs is hosting a special report during the 9pmET hour in place of “America’s Nightly Scoreboard.” Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith reported the news at 7:39pm, Erin Burnett on CNN reported the story at 7:41 as did Bloomberg and CNBC. MSNBC reported the news at 7:43. Fox News anchor Clayton Morris may have said it best, about the impact of Jobs’s creations on our daily lives, telling Dobbs, “I learned about Steve Jobs’ death on my iPhone. I am talking to you right now using a Macintosh computer, using software that’s allowing me to speak with you.”

CNBC and Bloomberg are also going overtime. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosted a live special which ran until 10pmET when the network then aired its “Titans: Steve Jobs” program. Bloomberg is staying live until MidnightET and will air a live Charlie Rose hour at 10pmET which will include an interview with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

CNN continued live all night with Wolf Blitzer in for Piers Morgan and 9pm, a new hour of AC360 at 10pm and a re-air of that hour preempting “Erin Burnett: OutFront,” at 11pmET.

Watch: Geraldo Rivera Tosses Back to E.D. Hill on ‘Fox & Friends’

….And the problem with that? E.D. Hill hasn’t been anchoring “Fox & Friends” for almost 5 years. In fact, she’s been on CNN most of this year. Also, Brian Kilmeade wasn’t in today, Clayton Morris was.

(h/t J$P)

Fox News Anchor Has Ron Burgundy Moment

FoxAnchor052810.bmp When will television news anchors ever learn? Just because it is on the TelePrompTer does not mean you should say it. Read the words first.

HuffPost’s Danny Shea has the video of Fox News’ Clayton Morris calling himself Steve Doocytwice. Morris was taping the Fox Flash web feature for “Fox & Friends” when he made the rather serious error of calling himself the wrong name.

The worst part? After the embarrassment of actually saying what he said, Shea reports that Fox News execs “didn’t find it amusing.”

And why would they, there is absolutely nothing funny about this story. For TVNewser, this is Steve Doocy…

Update: Apparently Morris was not reading from a TelePrompTer but was making a “hilarious” joke. What a laugh riot.

Fox Fan Night at Citi Field

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Greta Van Susteren threw out the first pitch last night at the Mets game at Citi Field. It was also Fox Fan Night at the new ballpark. Several other Fox Newsers were in attendance including the Fox & Friends lineups of Gretchen Carlson, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, along with his son, new Fox News hire Peter Doocy. And the weekend F&F team of Alisyn Camerota, Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs. The Mets lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays during a rainy night at Citi Field. They lost a day game today, too.

Many more pictures at GretaWire

Ann Curry: “I Think Journalism is a Battle And I Feel The Scars”

140_6-17.jpgNBC’s Ann Curry, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, FNC’s Clayton Morris and Today show producer Ryan Osborn talked social media and foreign reporting yesterday at the 140 Characters Conference in New York.

“Here’s what’s pissing me off,” said Curry. “The reason I have to fight every time to do these stories is because the truth is that it’s hard to get the majority of Americans or even a significant number of Americans in NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS’s world, to care. I think journalism is a battle and I feel the scars and I see the blood on my sword on a daily basis for fights for foreign coverage to be more present in our broadcasting.”

The New York Observer reports the panel had some contentious moments. After Sanchez described Iran coverage and reports from people who aren’t “happy faced, really pretty anchors,” Curry interrupted: “I’m not sure I’m a happy faced, pretty anchor.”

Later, Sanchez defended his network’s coverage, and correspondent Christiane Amanpour. “I think it could be a little insulting to someone like her to say that we weren’t on the story just because…we weren’t rolling coverage of the protest of every moment of the day on Saturday, the second Saturday of the summer,” he said.

(image via Transracial.net)

Gutfeld Guest Hosting F&F Weekend

gutfeld_7-31.JPGRed Eye host Greg Gutfeld announced last night he will be guest co-hosting Fox & Friends on Saturday.

“Yeah, they’re having me co-host,” he said at the end of last night’s program. “They are nuts. They’re out of their minds.”

It will be the first time Gutfeld is co-hosting the program, although he has appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend in the past. Saturday show will be co-hosted by Gutfeld, and regulars Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris.

Earlier: mediabistro.com’s “So What Do You Do?” Q&A with Gutfeld.

Changes at Fox & Friends

fandf_7-14.JPGFox & Friends is expanding to three hours and Alisyn Camerota takes on a new role with Fox & Friends Weekend.

Beginning today, Fox & Friends First, which aired from 6-7amET and featured Camerota as one of the anchors, is being replaced by a third hour of Fox & Friends.

Camerota will be moved to the weekend, beginning July 26, where she will co-anchor with Dave Briggs and Clayton Morris. For now the newsreader role during the week, previously held by Camerota, will be handled by co-anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Camerota began her nine day vacation on Friday, as she noted on her blog. She also responded to a commenter named Marshall who asked, “Does going on a long vacation make you nervous, or do you have an iron clad contract? Don’t pull a Laurie Dhue on us, or a Page Hopkins, or a…”

“Do you know something I should be aware of Marshall?” she responded.

Where this leaves F&F Weekend fill-ins Ainsley Earhardt (who was on the couch this past weekend), or Megan Henderson, of Fox’s Dallas station, remains to be seen.

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