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ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot

Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan’s West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. “Never in the history of the industry has there been a photo like this,” said Sherwood to his team, according to someone who was there. “It is a real Mt. Olympus shot,” he added.

Among the ABC News talent on hand Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, Cynthia McFadden, Bill Weir, Terry Moran, Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris, Ron Claiborne, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas, Bob Woodruff, John Quinones, David Muir, Brian Ross, Jake Tapper and Rob Nelson.

Expect to see the photos in marketing a promotional materials on air and online, soon.

In The Middle of His Wedding, the King of Bhutan Stops to Chat With ABC’s Dan Harris

ABC News reporter Dan Harris, in Bhutan for the wedding of King Jigme Khesar to commoner Jetsun Petma, had what he called a “King and I” moment at the royal nuptials.

Harris, who was in the crowd at the wedding with a camera, was approached by the King, who wanted to know if the reporter was enjoying his stay and if it was his first time in the country. (“Always cool under pressure, I smoothly let my camera drop to the ground,” Harris writes on the ABC News website.) Watch at the 2:00 mark below:

‘GMA’ Weekend Anchors Perform ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ on Broadway

As part of the “Good Morning America” Rock & Roll Challenge, weekend anchors Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris and and Ron Claiborne performed this week on Broadway. The trio — Golodryga as the lead singer, Harris on the drums and Claiborne on the sax — performed Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” after Thursday night’s performance of “Rock of Ages” in front of a sold-out 55o people. Watch:

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Broadcasters Plan Special and Extended Newscasts ahead of Hurricane Irene

“NBC Nightly News” is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and Jim Cantore in the broadcast as well as seven NBC News correspondents stationed up and down the East Coast.

ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” will include reports from Weather Editor Sam Champion and a team of correspondents. Tonight’s “Nightline” will be all about Irene, with an updated West Coast version. And on Sunday, George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts will anchor a special 3-hour edition of “Good Morning America” from Times Square beginning at 7am. “GMA” weekend anchors Dan Harris and Bianna Golodryga also report.

CBS’s Scott Pelley will be in for “Evening News” tonight anchoring from Battery Park City, which is in Zone A of the NYC evacuation zone. He’ll be back Sunday morning for a special 11amET newscast when the storm is expected to be over the Tri-State area. This follows “Sunday Morning” and “Face the Nation” which will also cover the storm.

Paris Hilton Walks out on ABC Interview

Alleged famous person Paris Hilton walked out of an interview with ABC News’ Dan Harris this week. The question that caused the walk-off? Whether or not her “moment” had passed, and if she was past her prime. Harris appeared on “Good Morning America” to talk about the incident, and Hilton:

Hilton would eventually return and finish the interview with Harris. More of the interview will air tonight on “Nightline.”

Former WaPo, HuffPo Journalist reveals he’s an Illegal Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas, the former Washington Post and Huffington Post reporter has revealed he’s in the U.S. illegally.

ABC News’ Dan Harris has interviewed Vargas and his story will be featured tomorrow on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and on “Nightline.”

Vargas’s mother sent him from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in Mountain View, CA when he was 12 years old. He didn’t realize he was undocumented until, at 16, he went to get his driver’s permit and was denied. He eventually got a valid driver’s license from the state of Oregon — the final barrier to being hired by The Washington Post. A year after joining the Post, in a 2006 interview with FishbowlDC, Vargas talked about owning just one suit, given to him by his high school principal whom he calls his “adoptive mom.” Vargas was a part of the WaPo team that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.

Vargas knows he could be deported, but is speaking out now to fight for the DREAM Act which was reintroduced in the Senate last month. Vargas has co-founded the group DefineAmerican which is pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.

Squirrel, Construction Equipment Ruin ABC, Fox News Segments

Being a TV news correspondent is risky business. Little things can get in the way of a perfectly good segment or liveshot. Take for example a hungry squirrel, with a hankering for Shake Shack, which got in the way of this ABC News report from Dan Harris:

Then there was Fox News White House correspondent Mike Emanuel, who appeared to nearly have his head taken off by construction equipment, drawing quite the reaction from his “Fox & Friends” colleagues:

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More Anchors Heading to Arizona

  • ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow’s “Good Morning America” live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris.
  • NBC’s Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he will co-anchor “Today” and will contribute to “Meet the Press.”
  • CBS’ Erica Hill will be in place for “The Early Show” Monday.

> More: Katie Couric was in to anchor the “CBS Evening News.” David Muir anchored “World News.” “Nightly News” was pre-empted for the NFL playoff game.

> Earlier: Christiane Amanpour to host “This Week” from Tucson, Arizona tomorrow.

> Sunday Updates: Katie Couric is en route to Arizona for coverage. CNN’s Kiran Chetry is also on her way to co-anchor Monday’s “American Morning.” > More: Brian Williams is en route and will be in place for a Dateline special tonight at 8pmET. ABC’s Diane Sawyer is also heading to Arizona for Monday’s “World News.”

TVNewsers Remember Haiti Earthquake on the One Year Anniversary of the Tragedy

TVNewsers prepare for Haiti earthquake anniversary coverage. During the catastrophic event last year, many tvnewsers went themselves to see what was really going on in Haiti first-hand.

  • Fox News Channel is sending Steve Harrigan — who was there last year for the hurricane’s aftermath — back to Haiti. Harrigan will do live reports and packages across the FNC platforms beginning on Monday and throughout the week. He will report on numerous stories — including the state of Haiti and the cholera outbreak.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman will be reporting from Haiti.
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent Jeff Johnson will be doing reports from Haiti.

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‘Work With Me, GMA!’

“Good Morning America” this week focuses on good old American jobs, according to The Daily News. GMA hosts and reporters will profile a different American job each day this week on ABC in their new segment, “Work with Me, GMA!”

This morning, Juju Chang followed two sisters in Milwaukee: a civil servant and a firefighter. Tomorrow, George Stephanopoulos will report on a steelworker in Ohio. On Wednesday, Robin Roberts will follow a fish wholesaler in Charleston, S.C. Sam Champion will work at a BBQ joint in Houston, Texas on Thursday. And then on Friday, Dan Harris will report on a winemaker in California. And Saturday, Ron Claiborne will work with a veterinarian in Virginia.

Video of the first installment with Bianna Golodryga along with Juju Chang’s installment of the segment: “Work with Me GMA!” is after the jump…
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