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Business Networks Plan Special Coverage Following 500-Point Dow Drop

In the wake of a 500-point market selloff this afternoon, the business networks are planning extended coverage well into the evening tonight. On CNBC, Brian Sullivan, Simon Hobbs and Amanda Drury will anchor “Special Report: Markets in Turmoil” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. David Asman will anchor coverage on Fox Business Network at 9 p.m. with a special edition of “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” called “Special Report: Market Selloff.”

Dads Are a Focus of TV News on Fathers Day

It is Fathers Day here in the U.S., and to help celebrate, dads were top of mind for many a TV news personality the last few days. On Fox Business Network Friday, David Asman invited his father, former NBC News special events producer Robert Asman, to talk about lessons learned from the great depression:


Elsewhere, in Parade magazine, NBC’s Luke Russert writes about his father, the late, great Tim Russert:

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Election 2010: Business News Channels Have Primetime Plans for Midterm Elections

For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming.

As one would expect, all three channels are bringing out their big guns for the night, with CNBC’s coverage being led by Maria Bartiromo, FBN’s by Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg TV’s by Charlie Rose.

CNBC will have live coverage from 7 PM to midnight, programming which it is calling “Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote. Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla will anchor until 11 PM, with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury taking over from there.

Guests will include business leaders and political insiders, including former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

And yes, Rick Santelli, who famously coined the phrase “tea party movement,” will be providing special commentary throughout the night.

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GMA’s Robin Roberts Snags First Post-ESPN LeBron James Interview

roberts070810.bmp ABC “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts has snagged the first television interview with basketball superstar LeBron James, following his ESPN special tonight.

Roberts will interview James after his special airs, with the segment airing tomorrow morning on “GMA.” ABC is the broadcast sister network to ESPN, with both channels owned by the Walt Disney Company. ESPN has the exclusive television rights to “The Decision,” a special where James will announce where he will play next season in the NBA.

Roberts is no stranger to sports coverage, having spent years as an anchor at ESPN.

Update: Fox Business has a LeBron James special of its own planned for 10 p.m. tonight, following ESPN’s presentation. David Asman will be hosting the special, called “The Business of LeBron.”

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Greece Protests Drive Dow Down. Biz Nets, Cable Nets go Full-Bore

At 2:48pmET, as the cable news channels showed live pictures of riots in Athens, Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 995 points.

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Several correspondents from the business channels began appearing on the news channels, including CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla from Athens and Trish Regan from Lisbon both phoning in to MSNBC, while CNNMoney.com’s Poppy Harlow appeared on CNN and FBN’s Nicole Petallides and Eric Bolling went on FNC.

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> At 2:58pmET, ABC News broadcast a two-minute special report anchored by Ron Claiborne with business correspondent Bianna Golodryga.

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Bloomberg is pre-empting its normal evening line-up for a special hosted by Margaret Brennan called “Behind the Dive.” We hear FBN will preempt its evening programming while Liz Claman, David Asman and Neil Cavuto continue to anchor. (Also, FNC has been showing a crazy time-lapse of the DOW’s drop and bounce-back.)

> NBC and ABC both broadcast brief special reports at the 4pmET market close. Claiborne and Golodryga again in for ABC, while Brian Williams was in on NBC.

> CNBC is airing a special report “Markets in Turmoil” tonight. Larry Kudlow anchors from 7-8pmET, Maria Bartiromo and David Faber are in 8-10pmET.

> After the jump, a clip from CNBC of the coverage from amidst the craziness earlier today.

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Woody Johnson Returns to ‘Scoreboard’

Woody-Johnson_3-23.jpgNew York Jets owner Woody Johnson, who used to make weekly appearances as a guest-host with Fox Business Network’s David Asman, returns to “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” for the first time today since taking a leave of absence following the tragic loss of his daughter, Casey Johnson.

The appearance will be his first full television interview since Casey’s passing.

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FBN Partners with MLB

In a partnership reminiscent of the one they had with the Tennis Channel, Fox Business Network has a new partnership with MLB Network for the month of March. “Imus in the Morning” will get spring training updates and MLB will air “Market Updates” from David Asman during games. MLB Network is headquartered in the Secaucus, NJ building that was home to MSNBC for 10 years.

Clusterflake 2010 Grips TVNewsers

It’s another snow day here in New York City. We could see 20″ in Central Park before it’s all over tomorrow morning. So on the way in to the office this morning we made the midtown rounds to the TV news studios.

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First stop off the 1 train, the New York headquarters of CNN and HLN at Time Warner Center.

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A few blocks east along Central Park South is the CBS “Early Show” studio. No plaza shots today. In fact, the snow preempted the show in New York City as WCBS stayed with wall-to-wall storm coverage.

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About ten blocks south down 5th Ave is Rockefeller Center and the GE building, home to NBC News and MSNBC.

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The fourth hour of the “Today” show was still going on, drawing a small crowd, but viewers in New York didn’t see it. WNBC aired the first 20 minutes of the “Today” show from Vancouver at 7am, then stayed local for the rest of the morning. The studio above the “Today” show is where Keith Olbermann anchors his show. Although, due to his father’s illness we’re told he won’t be anchoring again tonight.

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One block west is the News Corp. headquarters home of Fox News and Fox Business. The studio above the Charles Schwab branch is where Don Imus hosts his show. Cheryl Casone, David Asman and Liz Claman anchor their afternoon shows from that studio as well, as does Neil Cavuto at 6pmET.

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Another block west and a few blocks south into Times Square is the two-story home of “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” WABC preempted GMA this morning due to the storm, but aired “Regis and Kelly” live at 9am. (“Nightline,” which still uses a Times Square backdrop, moved out of that studio several months ago and is now produced at ABC News HQ on the Upper West Side.)

Senate Votes on Healthcare Reform, Cable Covers

Another Saturday night, another vote on Capitol Hill on healthcare reform, and coverage of it on cable news. The vote, which essentially allows the debate to begin on the Senate floor, was 60-39, with Ohio GOP Sen. George Voinovich the only senator not to vote.

Interestingly, all the cable news channels were in taped programming and shook up the schedules to broadcast the Senate vote and related analysis.

• FNC’s “Huckabee” was preempted for special coverage anchored by Gregg Jarrett.

• CNN’s Don Lemon anchored coverage of the vote, which delayed the start of an AC360 special report until 8:10pmET (which had already been delayed once before).

• MSNBC began airing Lockup at 8pmET, then interrupted the documentary for nine minutes of coverage as the vote happened, with David Shuster anchoring.

• Fox Business Network interrupted the Dave Ramsey show for special coverage anchored by David Asman.

The two Fox networks were the only channels, other than C-SPAN, to carry the Democrats’ news conference following the vote.

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Fox Biz to Cover Saturday Night Senate Vote

Fox Business will cover the Senate vote on healthcare reform tomorrow night. Coverage begins at 8pmET with David Asman anchoring from New York and Peter Barnes reporting live from Capitol Hill.

> Update : MSNBC will break in to documentary programming for the vote with David Shuster anchoring (after watching the Michigan/Ohio State game apparently).

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