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Cable News Channels Plan Special Coverage For Government Shutdown Showdown

capitol_hill_lgWith the strong possibility of a government shutdown happening tonight, the general cable news channels and the business news channels are planning to have special coverage this evening.

Fox News will have its usual primetime lineup until 11 PM, when a second, live hour of “On the Record with Greta van Susteren” will air. At midnight, there will be a new, live edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” featuring contributions from congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, White House correspondent Ed Henry and Washington correspondent James Rosen.

MSNBC will have its regular primetime lineup, and will be live at 11 PM, midnight and potentially longer if there is a shutdown.

Fox Business will have Neil Cavuto anchoring live at 8 PM.  Rich Edson will be reporting with updates throughout the night. FBN will also start live coverage at 5 AM tomorrow.

Bloomberg will have Bloomberg West and Bottom Line live at 6 and 7PM respectively, with live coverage from Asia from 8PM-1AM. Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will be live in DC for updates.

CNBC will have a special edition of “The Kudlow Report” tonight at 7pm focusing on all angles of the potential Government Shutdown. Melissa Lee, members of Congress and reporters John Harwood and Eamon Javers will report from DC.

C-SPAN will have live video coverage from Congress.

As of writing, CNN had not responded to a request for coverage plans. We will update when we have more.

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Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday

Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here’s the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks.

The broadcast networks:

  • “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will helm a one-hour special on NBC News from 10-11pmET. Williams will also present live updates on the voting results between 7-10pmET as news dictates. “Nightly” will be updated for later feeds throughout the evening.
  • Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulous will anchor special reports on ABC beginning at 7pmET. “World News” will also be updated for later feeds. At 11:35pmET, Terry Moran will anchor a special edition of “Nightline.”
  • On CBS, Scott Pelley will provide live primetime updates throughout the night.
  • Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor a live “PBS Newshour” at 11pmET.
  • On FOX, Shepard Smith will anchor live updates from 8-11pmET.

The cable networks:

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Networks Plan Special Coverage as Voters Head to the Polls in Florida

Primary season continues as voters head to the polls in Florida today, and the broadcast and cable networks have scheduled special coverage for the election results tonight.

CNN’s coverage, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and John King, kicks off at 7pmET. Cooper will host a live “AC360″ at 10pmET, followed by a live “Piers Morgan Tonight” at midnight.

On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage beginning at 6pmET. She will be joined by Chris Matthews, who will host “Hardball” from Miami today, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell.

Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier are at the anchor desk on Fox News from 8-11pmET. Sean Hannity takes over at 11pm, followed by a live “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” at midnight.

The broadcast networks will offer special reports as the results come in. Brian Williams will anchor on NBC. Scott Pelley will anchor from Florida on CBS. On ABC, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor special reports together. On PBS, “NewsHour” will broadcast a live primary special at 11pmET, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

Elsewhere on cable:

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CNBC’s Bain & Company Report Was Right All Along

Following up on a story from yesterday, CNBC’s Eamon Javers has filed an update to his reporting on whether or not Bain & Company advised Obama administration officials on the U.S. automaker bailout in 2009. The result: they did.

We’ll try to break it down:

  • Thursday: On Javers reports Bain & Company advised admin officials working on the auto bailout; Bain & Company spokesman calls story “factually incorrect” and demands an “immediate retraction”
  • Friday: issues correction, contacts Inspector General’s office
  • Monday: Federal holiday, nothing happens.
  • Tuesday: Spokesman for Bain & Company confirms the discussion occurred
  • Wednesday: updates story

And why, you ask, does any of this matter? I suppose it’s because presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a former CEO of Bain & Company, where he worked both before and after founding Bain Capital. He left Bain & Co. in 1992, when, incidentally, U.S automakers were also not doing so hot, but nowhere near a government bailout. (All research done without Wikipedia).

Anatomy of an Error: The Bain of CNBC’s Existence

After poring over some government documents, CNBC’s Eamon Javers reported that Bain & Company, Mitt Romney‘s former firm, was one of the consulting companies that took part in the auto bailout. Javers’ report Thursday seemed like a well-timed piece of information since Romney had been getting broadsided by GOP rivals for his role at Bain.
By Thursday evening, the story was being reported on political websites. Friday morning it was referenced on “Squawk Box.” But just a few hours later, Javers had written this retraction on

Bain & Co. said it has no connection to the “Bain Consulting” firm referenced in government documents.

That’s when this all started getting attention from the media-on-media sites. First on Business Insider, and by Saturday morning in the Z on TV column in the Baltimore Sun: “News organizations are not supposed to be the source of dangerously wrong information,” writes David Zurawik, “they

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Eamon Javers Joins CNBC


CNBC is staffing up in Washington. The business news channel has added Politico reporter Eamon Javers to its team covering the Capital. Javers had been on the White House beat for the DC website.

“What happens in the nation’s capital is rapidly determining the future of our financial system, and with Eamon on board, CNBC is perfectly positioned to pierce the nexus of Washington and Wall Street,” said Nikhil Deogun, Managing Editor, CNBC Business Day programming. “He is one of the most well-respected Washington reporters. We are excited that he will be bringing his smart, quick and in-depth insight to our viewers and readers.”

The full release is after the jump.

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