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Papal Conclave Coverage: Broadcast and Cable Networks

The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin Tuesday after morning mass. Here’s what the broadcast and cable networks have planned for coverage.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer will broadcast “World News” from the Vatican beginning this evening. Sawyer is joined in Rome by Terry Moran, Josh Elliott, David Wright, Cokie Roberts, Rob Claiborne and Cecilia Vega. The network plans to broadcast special reports for the cardinals’ twice-daily votes.

CBS’ Scott Pelley will also be live from Vatican City starting today. Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose will host “CBS This Morning” live from Vatican City, with CBS News correspondents Allen Pizzey and Mark Phillips contributing to coverage.

Chris Jansing and Lester Holt will lead coverage for NBC News and MSNBC from Rome.  Anne Thompson, Keir Simmons, Claudio Lavangna and George Weigel will also contribute to NBC-MSNBC coverage. Both networks will provide special reports for the cardinals votes. Jansing and Holt also led coverage of the last papal conclave in 2005, which Jansing talks about in a lengthy Q&A with Inside Cable News.

On Fox News, Shepard Smith will anchor from Rome. He will be joined by correspondents Amy Kellogg and Lauren Green to cover the conclave. Bryan Llenas will be reporting for Fox News Latino.

Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN’s coverage from Rome. Ben Wedeman, Miguel Marquez, Dan Rivers and Becky Anderson will report, along with CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser and Jose Levy. CNN Vatican analyst John Allen will also contribute to coverage.

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The Weekend Ticker: Concordia, Jobs, Lockup

  • CNN’s Dan Rivers investigates safety issues in the cruise industry focusing on the Costa Concordia disaster in January. Rivers takes an in-depth look at the multiple failures and consequences of that night. “Cruise to Disaster” airs tonight on CNNI at 9pmET and tomorrow on CNN/U.S. at 8pmET.

  • FBN’s Lou Dobbs hosts a special on Fox News called “Out of Work.” Dobbs breaks down the jobs crisis, and reveals the businesses that are booming. Tonight at 10pmET and tomorrow at 9pmET on Fox News.

  • TVGuide takes an inside look at MSNBC’s weekend staple “Lockup”: the ratings, the fascination and its celebrity fans including Chloë Sevigny, Mark Wahlberg, and Taylor Swift who says, “I love [Lockup because] I just am really afraid of getting in trouble.”

Staff Reduction at CNN’s Asia Bureaus

Two of CNN’s Asian bureaus are experiencing staff cuts, TVNewser has learned.

The reorganization, as it’s being described, is affecting offices in Jakarta and Bangkok. These smaller bureaus usually have a staff of 4-5. And while confirming the reduction a CNN spokesperson could not reveal the number of staffers cut.

Currently, the bureaus do not have correspondents. Dan Rivers had been based in Bangkok, but moved to London. And Arwa Damon, who was based in Jakarta, has been in Beirut for more than a year covering the the U.S. military wind-down in Iraq and the Arab Spring.

CNN’s bureaus in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo remain fully staffed and prepared to cover the South Asia region.

Reporters Face Danger in Covering London Riots

In addition to the devastating famine in Somalia, and the steep drop in the stock market, London has been rocked with riots over the past few nights. So far no deaths have been tied to the riots, but that does not mean that it is safe on the streets. Even just a few hundred feet from riot police, CNN correspondent Dan Rivers could not escape having bottles thrown at him and his crew:

CNN Correspondent to be Deported From Myanmar … Again

CNN correspondent Dan Rivers is being deported from Myanmar for the second time, the AP reports. Rivers is on a blacklist for illicitly reporting from the country two years ago, an Information Ministry official told the AP today.

Rivers_3.26.jpgRivers was one of the few Western journalists to report on the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. He was kicked out after several days of reporting. “I kind of felt that I’d used my nine lives up and it was time to get out of the country,” Rivers said at the time.

Rivers was back in the country this week to cover Armed Forces Day.

> Earlier on TVNewser: Dan Rivers reports incognito from Myanmar.