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If It’s Tuesday, It’s Debate Night for Sunday Hosts

ToddVATwo U.S. Senate debates tonight will each be moderated by a Sunday public affairs show host.

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos has just arrived in Raleigh, NC where he will moderate a debate tonight between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger, Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis. The one-hour debate at 7pmET will air on TV and radio stations throughout the state and will also be streamed on ABCNews.com. Stephanopoulos will be back in New York for “Good Morning America” tomorrow.  He’s also moderating a Senate debate in New Hampshire later this month.

Meanwhile, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will moderate a debate between U.S. Senate candidates from Virginia: Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The Virginia debate, originating from the Capitol One Conference Center in Tyson’s Corner, will air live at 7pmET on WRC and stream on NBCWashington.com.

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Washington Caucus Coverage

We know you can’t wait for Super Tuesday, but hold your horses. First, Washingtonians vote tomorrow. Here’s the cable coverage:

  • MSNBC will be producing extended cut-ins during Saturday night documentaries.

November ’09 Elections: Cable Plans

Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that’s included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks:

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring coverage of the returns for CNN’s “Election Night in America.” Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King will have an election focus for their programs and there will be a special “Larry King Live” at 12amET. Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley, John King, and Jessica Yellin, along with other correspondents, will appear during primetime programming.
fnc2120.jpg FNC will have live reporting throughout the day from Major Garrett and Jim Angle in D.C., Carl Cameron in Virginia, Shannon Bream in New Jersey, and Eric Shawn and Molly Line in New York. Martha MacCallum will anchor exit poll results. Bret Baier will anchor live from New York at 6pmET. Shepard Smith will anchor the 7pmET hour when Virginia poll results are expected. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will host their regular programs with updates from Smith and Baier. Smith and Baier will also be on with Greta Van Susteren at 10pmET.
msnbc120.jpg Chuck Todd will anchor live from D.C. at 11am and 2pmET and Ed Schultz will be live from New York at 4pmET. Special live editions of “Countdown, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Hardball” will be presented at 10pm, 11pm, and 12amET.
fbn120.jpg FBN’s election night coverage starts at 8pmET and will be anchored by Neil Cavuto in New York. Guests include former NJ governors Christie Whitman and Jim Florio, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), former VA governor George Allen, and PA governor Ed Rendell.
cnbc120.jpg At 7amET, PA Governor Ed Rendell will be a guest host on “Squawk Box.” From 7-9pmET, Larry Kudlow will anchor “A Special Edition of The Kudlow Report: Your Money, Your Vote” live from D.C. with guests including: Dick Armey, Lanny Davis, Ed Gillespie and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. CNBC’s John Harwood and Hampton Pearson will also report.

We will update with additional information as we receive it.

Former RNC Chairman on “Increasingly Biased Journalism”

Gillispie_3.29.jpgFormer RNC chairman and counselor to Pres. Bush Ed Gillespie appeared on Reliable Sources Sunday morning to talk about a piece he wrote for National Review Online about how the GOP should respond to “increasingly biased journalism.”

In the NRO piece Gillespie writes, “Too many reporters no longer report; they comment. The lines between news and ‘news analysis,’ and between ‘news analysis’ and opinion, have been all but washed away in the 24/7 Internet-and-cable news environment.” Gillespie singles out MSNBC and host Chris Matthews whom he calls, “a TV-news host now famous for the tingle Barack Obama sent up his leg.”

Howard Kurtz pressed Gillespie on the issue asking, “It’s not only in the liberal direction. You talk about MSNBC, what about Fox News?”

Gillespie: “Well, I would say that Fox in their news hours, their news blocks, as opposed to their opinion shows…are more balanced than MSNBC and their news programming.”

In response, an MSNBC insider tells TVNewser Gillespie’s characterization is, “laughable.”

This part of the Gillespie-Kurtz conversation is after the jump…

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The Ticker: King, Jakes, Folbaum…

> CNN’s premiere “State of the Union,” anchored by John King, will be live from the Newseum and feature interviews with Obama adviser David Axelrod, Bush WH press secretary Dana Perino and WH counselor Ed Gillespie. King’s interview today with Obama airing on The Situation Room will also be shown Sunday.

> Broadcasting & Cable reports MSNBC has agreed to run a series of specials with evangelical preacher T.D. Jakes. The three roundtables will take place in March.

> New York Daily News’ Richard Huff reports former FNCer and current anchor at WNYW FOX 5 in New York, Rick Folbaum, “anchored his final show at Ch. 5 last night.” In December we reported possible cuts coming at WNYW in early 2009.