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A Kennedy Spits up on Andrea Mitchell

On MSNBC tonight, Andrea Mitchell got a little too close to the newest member of the Kennedy clan. Just as Chris Matthews tossed to Mitchell, on the floor of the DNC for an interview with the sons of Edward Kennedy, young Owen Kennedy spit up, grazing Mitchell’s right hand. “I’m here with Teddy and Patrick and Owen. The youngest, four months old. And he’s been wonderful up until now,” joked Mitchell.

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Maria Shriver to Appear on ‘MTP’

meet the press logo 8-29.jpgDavid Gregory sat down with Sen. Kennedy’s niece, Maria Shriver, for an interview that will air tomorrow on “Meet the Press.” “MTP” will devote the hour Sunday to Sen. Kennedy.

FishbowlDC has text and video excerpts from the interview.

TVNewser Recap: Sen. Kennedy

kennedy_motorcade_abc.jpgFor newsers, the latter part of this week was consumed by the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the subsequent memorials, remembrances, and services in his honor. This is a brief summary of TVNewser’s coverage from the last few days.

More coverage to come.

Kennedy Memorial: Friday Night Special

Here’s a quick rundown of the special programming this evening for Sen. Edward Kennedy‘s “Celebration of Life Memorial Service”:

cnn120.jpg Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer will anchor coverage the memorial.
fnc2120.jpg Fox News: Shepard Smith will anchor memorial coverage from 7-9pmET followed by a special edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” at 9pmET. “On the Record” will air at 10pmET.
msnbc120.jpg Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the service from 6-10pmET. At 10pmET, MSNBC will re-air “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary followed by “Headliners & Legends: Ted Kennedy” at 11pmET.
pbs120.jpg The service will be covered on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” which will feature footage from it in west coast broadcasts.

Updates will be added as we receive them.

> Earlier on TVNewser: Saturday funeral service coverage plans for broadcast and cable networks.

Kennedy Funeral : Cable Network Plans

Saturday, Senator Edward Kennedy‘s funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some of the early details about how those events will be covered by the cable networks:

fnc2120.jpg Fox News will have “Fox & Friends” at 7amET with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade until 10amET when Shepard Smith will anchor special coverage of the funeral Mass with Martha MacCallum on location in Boston. From 5-7pmET, Chris Wallace will anchor coverage of the Arlington National Cemetery services. At 7pmET, Smith will host a special edition of “FOX Report” until 8pmET.
cnn120.jpg CNN’s special programming will begin at 10amET with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchoring the funeral Mass coverage. John King will be providing additional reports on the ground. Blitzer and Cooper will again anchor for coverage of the Arlington services starting at 4pmET. CNN’s regular programming will feature updates throughout the rest of the day.
cspan120.jpg CSPAN will air the Mass live 10:30amET-12:30pmET from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston and the burial service live at 5:30pmET from Arlington National Cemetery.
msnbc120.jpg At 8amET, MSNBC will broadcast a special “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Starting at 10amET, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann will anchor coverage of the funeral Mass. At 2pmET, MSNBC will run an encore presentation of “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary. From 3-6pmET, MSNBC will have coverage of the burial services.

TVNewser will post more plans as we receive them.

Cablers Cover Kennedy Motorcade

After an hour waiting for the attendees to be in place, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all carried live footage of Sen. Edward Kennedy‘s motorcade and its departure from Hyannis Port today as it headed to Boston a little after 2pmET.

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UPDATE: CBS and ABC joined the three cable networks in capturing the arrival of Sen. Kennedy’s casket at the JFK Library. Images after the jump.

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Kennedy : Thursday Broadcast Network Plans

Today’s schedule for Sen. Edward Kennedy‘s memorial services: 1pm Motorcade to Boston, Approx 4pm Arrive at JFK library in Boston, 6pm-11pm Sen. Kennedy will lie in repose at the library.

The network coverage plans are as follows:

  • ABC’s Charlie Gibson will anchor portions of the motorcade in special reports as well as “World News” from the JFK library in Boston.
  • CBS will have a live special report when the motorcade arrives in Boston, but could feature break-ins earlier. The special report will be anchored by Russ Mitchell in New York. Tonight, Katie Couric will anchor “Evening News” from Boston.
  • NBC tells us that, for the most part, MSNBC will cover the daytime events. On “Nightly News,” Lester Holt will anchor from the Kennedy Library with Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Mike Taibbi reporting. (A TVNewser tipster tells us Brian Williams is out tonight because he’s taking his son to college.)

Kennedy Has “Personal Tone”

Over a full day since the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy, we now have the opportunity to look back at some of the coverage surrounding it. Yesterday, we saw countless commentators and anchors recall memories of Sen. Kennedy in the daytime. We saw hour-long specials produced in the evening. WaPo’s Howard Kurtz notes that much of the coverage has a “personal tone” lent to it by the reporters who brought us that coverage:

There was an unmistakably personal tone to the tributes, the anchors and correspondents sounding as though they, and the country, had lost a friend. Diane Sawyer talked about Kennedy’s megawatt smile. Andrea Mitchell called him “the greatest senator of our generation.” Brian Williams, who had flown during the night to Hyannis Port, observed: “I hope his Irishness . . . isn’t lost in all this.” Geraldo Rivera called him a “mentor.”

Washington can be the smallest of towns, and many in the media recounted touching encounters with the late senator. Chris Matthews, a Type 2 diabetic, spoke of Kennedy calling him with advice after the “Hardball” host had an attack of hypoglycemia. Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, recalled on CNN that when his father had received a cancer diagnosis, Kennedy called and “gave me the name of one of the world’s foremost experts in cancer treatment. He said, ‘He’s expecting your call. I just talked to him.’ And he helped pave the way to get my father the treatment that, frankly, saved his life.”

Morning Media Menu: Politico’s Calderone on Sen. Kennedy

Today on the Morning Media Menu, Politico.com staff writer Michael Calderone talked about the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy as well as Kennedy’s legacy and how the news media covered him.

You can also go here to listen to the whole show, which was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven. You can listen to all the past podcasts at Blog Talk Radio or download episodes for free on iTunes.

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Sen. Kennedy Evening Specials

Here is the rundown of specials that will air tonight following Senator Edward Kennedy‘s passing:

  • At 7pmET, CNN will air the HBO documentary “Teddy in His Own Words,” which “chronicles Senator Kennedy’s remarkable life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.” The two-hour special will be hosted by Campbell Brown
  • NBC will broadcast a special one-hour, live “Nightly News” anchored by Brian Williams in Hyannis Port.
  • CBS will air a one-hour special “Ted Kennedy, The Last Brother” tonight at 8pmET, which will be anchored by Katie Couric and feature footage from the CBS archives including interviews with Lesley Stahl and Gloria Borger.
  • ABC will broadcast a one-hour special called “Remembering Ted Kennedy” anchored by Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson at 10pmET.
  • MSNBC will have a first look at Chris Matthews’ “The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary” at 9pmET. It is also scheduled to air tomorrow at 7pmET. At 11pmET tonight, MSNBC will air the “Headliners and Legends” on Ted Kennedy. The Rachel Maddow Show is preempted.

Fox News will cover the news during scheduled programming with guests discussing Kennedy. Updates to come as we get them.

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