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Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage

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News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012.

NBC

Brian Williams will join David Gregory on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” On the “Today” show, Matt Lauer reports from the  Rockaways area of New York City and Al Roker will be live along the Jersey Shore. Williams will anchor “Nightly News” Tuesday from Breezy Point in Queens, much of which burned to the ground on the night of Oct. 29. Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Stephanie Gosk, Katy Tur and Dylan Dryer will all contribute reporting for NBC News.

ABC

Amy Robach will report from Breezy Point and Ginger Zee will be at the Jersey Shore for all ABC News programs and platforms. David Muir, Aaron Katersky and Dan Kloeffler will contribute reports as well.

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A spokesperson says the network will cover the anniversary “within our regularly scheduled news broadcasts.”

FNC

FNC senior correspondent Rick Leventhal will report from several New Jersey towns, providing updates on the rebuilding process. Additionally, “Special Report with Bret Baier” will provide coverage Monday and Tuesday looking back on the devastation and its aftermath.

FBN

Elizabeth MacDonald will host “Sandy: One Year Later,” a day-long, special on Monday. MacDonald will be live from Belle Harbor, NY to explore what homeowners are facing a year after the disastrous storm.

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‘I Have a Dream’ 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans

As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here are the plans, so far:

CBS

Scott Pelley will lead CBS News’ live coverage. The Network’s coverage begins on “CBS This Morning” with extensive reports on the anniversary, including a live report from Pelley in Washington, D.C. Pelley will anchor CBS News’ live coverage of Pres. Obama’s remarks on Wednesday afternoon. He’ll be joined by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues from the National Mall, and presidential historian and CBS News Consultant Douglas Brinkley from Washington, D.C. Pelley will also anchor the Evening News” from Washington, D.C.

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ABC News and Yahoo! News will host a first-ever live global broadcast to commemorate the speech. This hybrid digital-television event will be anchored by George Stephanopoulos along with Dan Kloeffler from ABC News World Headquarters in New York beginning at 11a.m. Cokie Roberts and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree will provide insights and historical context from ABC News Headquarters in New York. Chief National Correspondent and Anchor Byron Pitts will lead the network’s coverage from the Lincoln Memorial. Linsey Davis will join him there. Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas will report from Washington. Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila will report from the White House. ABC is incorporating the hash tag #IMarchFor

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‘Early Today’ Celebrates 8 Years with 9 Originals

“Early Today,” which airs before the early morning news on NBC affiliates, is celebrating 8 years and more than 2,000 shows today. Nine staffers, including EP Andy Jones, have been with the show the entire time — a lifetime in TV news, especially working the overnight/early morning hours. This morning, anchor Veronica De La Cruz gave a shout out to the original staffers. “Early Today” has been in its present form since 2004, originating from MSNBC studios, first in Secaucus, NJ and since 2007, at 30 Rock. From 1999-2004 the show originated from CNBC headquarters and before that it was known as “NBC News at Sunrise” and anchored by Ann Curry. Past anchors of “Early Today” include Natalie Morales, Amy Robach, Contessa Brewer, Kristine Johnson, Dan Kloeffler and Christina Brown.

ABC’s Dan Kloeffler Comes Out, While Joking About Actor Zachary Quinto Coming Out

Former MSNBC/NBC News anchor Dan Kloeffler, who’s been filling in on ABC’s “World News Now,” came out as gay during the show Monday morning while reporting on an actor who had also recently come out. Kloeffler later wrote about the experience on ABCNews.com.

Kind of a big moment for me while filling in on World News Now, which is by far the most fun you can legally have at 3:00 in the morning! Yunji de Nies and I were talking about celebrity headlines, when I read the story about Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in “Star Trek,” coming out as gay in a magazine interview. Because WNN is a show where you can offer some personality, I had a little fun with the story saying that I would drop my rule against dating actors.

Kloeffer says he’d never shared that he’s gay on-air, even though he’s been out to family, friends and co-workers for years. “As a kid I wanted someone to look up to, someone that could relate to the feelings I was having,” Kloeffer writes. “Most of all, I wanted to know that it would get better. And it did.”

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Dan Kloeffler and NBC News Part Ways

DanK_12.16.JPGAfter nearly four years at MSNBC/NBC News, anchor Dan Kloeffler is moving on. Kloeffler has anchored MSNBC’s First Look and NBC’s Early Today as well as anchoring breaking overnight coverage for both NBC News and MSNBC. Kloeffler says he’s exploring new and different options to find the right position for his passion and skills. Kloeffler joined MSNBC in March 2006 from WSTM-TV in Syracuse, NY.

Flight 3407 Crash: Cable News Notes

Below are some notes about the cable news coverage of the Flight 3407 crash (and some Twitter reaction and anonymous tips after the jump). Also, last night a tipster noted how long it took any cable news network to report the news — members of an Aviation forum began discussing the news at 10:41pmET. The first network TV report was at 12:03am.

Anderson Cooper returned to the air just after 1amET, and continued anchoring until 4amET. Inside Cable News live-blogged the cable news coverage. He writes: “Update: 1:23 — I’m surprised that CNN would make an effort with its own coverage by bringing in an A talent. Another example of how CNN has just owned this story tonight.” American Morning started two hours early, picking up when Cooper left the air. CNNI’s coverage, simulcast on CNN just after MidnightET, was the first to be seen on U.S. cable news, and CNN simulcast NBC affiliate WGRZ as well.

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• FNC moved between live and taped coverage for approximately an hour after it first broke in with coverage at 12:26amET. Lauren Sivan anchored, as did Julie Banderas by phone. Banderas also was able to secure an eyewitness as a guest by Twitter. She wrote, “@KeithBurtis Hi Keith, this is Julie Banderas.. I’m a host on Fox and read your tweet I am with Fox News Channel. How can I reach you?” Burtis called in several times on FNC throughout the night. Fox & Friends started early, at 5:25amET.

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• MSNBC broke into taped coverage with anchor Dan Kloeffler at 12:11amET. Veteran aviation correspondent Robert Hager, now retired, joined Kloeffler as the network broadcast YouTube video and still images until they could get the live feed from affiliate WGRZ at 2amET. (Insiders tell us there were transmission issues which delayed getting the feed). MSNBC used both a simulcast of WGRZ and Kloeffler anchoring until 6amET, when Morning Joe took over. Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell anchored.

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Click continued to see Twitter reaction and anonymous tips about who covered the crash best…

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