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CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team

cbs2010_8-27.jpgNow that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear.

CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor John Dickerson will join a veteran group led by CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric that includes Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield and Correspondents Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Byron Pitts, Chip Reid, Dean Reynolds and Political Analyst Dan Bartlett.

“This already is one of the most-anticipated midterm elections in a generation, and CBS News is adding exceptional talent to offer our audiences comprehensive coverage in a complex and exciting political environment,” said News and Sports president Sean McManus.

CBSNews.com also has assembled insiders to report and analyze key races online. New features include the Hot Races Interactive Map, Hot Race of the Week and Hot Ads of the Week

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Richard Wolffe Back on ‘Countdown’ Tonight

Wolffe_10.1.jpgTVNewser has learned Richard Wolffe will be a guest on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” tonight. His first appearance in two months.

Wolffe, a lead contributor who twice filled in as host of the show, was kept off Countdown while the network looked into his work with Public Strategies, Inc., a corporate communications firm run by former Bush White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett. That association, and the fact that MSNBC did not disclose it on air, was first raised by Salon’s Glenn Greenwald in a blog post Aug. 1.

In the days that followed, Olbermann wrote Wolffe would be kept off air “until we can clarify what else he is doing.”

An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, “NBC News management has had extensive conversations with Richard and has fully reviewed both his work on our air and for Public Strategies. Based on this review, Richard will continue to be a valued contributor to ‘Countdown’ and MSNBC.”

Olbermann himself has been absent from his show several days in September. Last night, he explained why. Click continued to see the clip…

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Plans For Obama Address

Every network will cover President Barack Obama‘s Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it’s not too late to RSVP). Following Obama’s speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s Republican response:

• ABC — Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage from the Capitol, from 9-10:30pmET. Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, George Will and Donna Brazile contribute. Nightline provides additional coverage and analysis at 11:35pmET, with Terry Moran anchoring from D.C.

• CBS — Katie Couric anchors from 9-10:30pmET, with a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com immediately following. Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield, Nancy Cordes, Lara Logan, Anthony Mason, Chip Reid and Dan Bartlett contribute.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors from 9-10pmET. He will be joined by David Gregory, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors from Washington, D.C., beginning at 8:55pmET. Chris Wallace provides analysis and Shannon Bream reports from Capital Hill.

• CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and John King lead coverage from the Election Center in New York. Members of the BPTOT, including Gloria Borger and Roland Martin, will contribute. Shortly before the 9 p.m. address, Blitzer will introduce the address. A two-hour edition of AC 360 starts immediately after the address. “Larry King Live” airs live at MidnightET, with special guest, Sen. John McCain.

• FNC — Bret Baier anchors, beginning at 8:55pmET. Bill O’Reilly hosts a live O’Reilly Factor from 8-8:55pmET. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren airs live from 10:30-11pmET, followed by a Sean Hannity hosting a live “Hannity” from 11pm-MidnightET. Brit Hume joins Juan Williams, Nina Easton and Charles Krauthammer for post-address analysis, Major Garrett, Carl Cameron, Brian Wilson and Chris Wallace report for the coverage.

• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann introduces the address after Countdown, and a special edition of Countdown airs at 10pmET. The Rachel Maddow Show airs live at 11pmET and Hardball with Chris Matthews is live at MidnightET.

• CNBC — John Harwood and Larry Kudlow anchor the pre-speech coverage and a panel of guests join Harwood after the address. Also — Brian Williams will be on “Street Signs” at 2pmET after his lunch at the White House with the other anchors.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors coverage, which includes Rich Edson and Peter Barnes reporting and Mack McLarty, former chief of staff for President Clinton, providing analysis.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors, with Al Hunt and Kathleen Hays contributing. Roger Altman and Frank Lavin provide analysis.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors with Mark Shields and David Brooks providing analysis.

• C-SPAN — Airs the address live, with coverage beginning at 8pmET and a re-air at 11pmET.

> WebNewser has the coverage plans on the Web

CBS News Eyes Late Election Night, No Matter What

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CBS News and Sports president Sean McManu (standing) and Evening News EP Rick Kaplan (seated, third from right) in the control room.

After a stop at ABC News’ Times Square studios, we made our way uptown to West 57th Street and CBS News HQ. Katie Couric, anchoring general election campaign coverage for the first time, was joined on the set by Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield, Sharyl Atkisson and Byron Pitts.

Couric’s Evening News EP, Rick Kaplan was the quarterback of tonight’s coverage. Also in the control room: CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus, SVP Paul Friedman and (no pressure) CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves. For a control room on an election night, it was remarkably quiet and calm. But then, it was early.

Back in the newsroom, political analysts Dee Dee Myers and Dan Bartlett appeared from a remote camera on one side of the newsroom (video below), while Armen Keteyian was on the other side reporting on any voting irregularities.

It will be a long night for Couric & Co. They will be staying for the Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com beginning at 2amET.

After the jump, the decision desk, and see who else we spotted in the control room…

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CBS Announces Election Night Plans

Couric_10.27.jpgWith a week and a day until the election, CBS News has announced plans for election night. Katie Couric leads the best political team in the galaxy including Bob Schieffer and Jeff Greenfield and analysts Dan Bartlett and Dee Dee Myers.

“Couric and the CBS News team will be using interactive touch screens to bring viewers the most updated results and information in real-time,” reads the press release. Take that, John King. CBS Evening News EP Rick Kaplan, who oversaw election night 2004 at MSNBC, will produce Campaign ’08 election night coverage for CBS News.

The press release is after the jump…

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Presidential Debate Round #2

Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight’s town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate.

ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson will be at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University with a group of students; Diane Sawyer will be at ABC News headquarters in New York and George Stephanopoulos will be at the debate. Ron Claiborne and Jake Tapper will report during ABC’s coverage from 9-11pmET.

NBC: Brian Williams anchors from New York. Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Lee Cowan will report from Nashville. Debate moderator Tom Brokaw will not be doing interviews after the debate, but he’ll appear on the Today show tomorrow.

CBS: Katie Couric leads coverage from 9-11pmET, with the live Webcast following on CBSNews.com and CNET.com. [It was announced today that Intel Corp. has the exclusive advertising rights for the debate Webcasts.] Bob Schieffer will join from Nashville and Jeff Greenfield will be in New York. Correspondents Chip Reid and Dean Reynolds will report from the debate site. Harry Smith anchored The Early show from Nashville along with correspondent Jeff Glor.

FOX: Shepard Smith will anchor FOX Broadcasting’s debate coverage from 9:00-10:30pmET.

Fox News: Coverage begins at 8:50pmET (after a shortened O’Reilly Factor) and will be anchored by Brit Hume from Washington. Chris Wallace will be on the debate floor. Shepard Smith (at 7pmET), Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes (at 11:15pmET) and Greta Van Susteren (at MidnightET) will anchor their programs from Nashville.

CNN: Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs lead coverage from the CNN Election Center in New York. A special edition of AC360 will air as post-debate coverage until MidnightET. John King will be at the Magic Wall, while correspondents Jessica Yellin, Candy Crowley, Ed Henry and senior political analyst Bill Schneider will be on location in Nashville. [An earlier version of this story reported Suzanne Malveaux and Dana Bash would be in Nashville. They are not]

MSNBC: David Gregory anchors debate coverage beginning at 9pmET and post-debate coverage at 10:30pmET. Countdown with Keith Olbermann airs at 11pmET, with a live Hardball with Chris Matthews at MidnightET.

C-SPAN: Presidential debate preview, anchored by Susan Swain, begins at 7:30pmET.

CNBC: Melissa Francis, Larry Kudlow and John Harwood anchor coverage before and after the debate.

FBN: Neil Cavuto anchors pre- and post-debate coverage.

Dee Dee Myers Joins CBS News

Myers_9.25.jpgFirst on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers has signed on with CBS News to be a political analyst. Myers joins Joe Trippi and Dan Bartlett as analysts during the home stretch of the 2008 election.

Myers could begin appearing on CBS News as early as tonight.

Political Foes Learn to Walk the Same Road

Yesterday we asked you who was wearing a certain pair of sneakers, and why. Turns out the shoes fit two CBS News political analysts who follow two different political paths. But on the final night of the DNC, they were walking the same, very long road.

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Couric’s Two Weeks of Webcasts

CBS’ Katie Couric anchored a live nightly webcast at both the DNC and RNC, and the setting allowed for some looser interviews and segments. CBSNews.com put together a “best of” video of the two weeks, including Couric’s friendly but testy interview with Caroline Kennedy, calling Dan Bartlett a “hunk of burning love,” reporting on convention floor injuries and more:



• And on a separate CBS-video-related note, this morning The Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez interviewed singer Bryan Adams, and when she asked if the song “Summer of ’69″ was autobiographical, she didn’t exactly get the answer she expected. Click continued for a moment of sexual innuendo awkwardness…

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Dan Bartlett Joins CBS News as Political Analyst

Bartlett_8.18.jpgFormer Counselor to President Bush, Dan Bartlett, has joined CBS News as a political analyst. Bartlett will provide on-air analysis on a variety of political issues, “including at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and beyond,” according to the press release.

Said CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus, “We’re very pleased to have Dan Bartlett join our team. We now go into the final stages of this fascinating political season with two analysts — Dan and Joe [Trippi] — who have had unique and extensive hands-on experience in major political campaigns and government.”

The press release is after the jump…

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