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How Cable News Covered Michael Brown’s Funeral, Al Sharpton’s Eulogy

Sharpton BrownThis afternoon, cable news covered the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown as one of MSNBC’s hosts continued being part of the story.

MSNBC was the only channel to air Al Sharpton‘s eulogy, dipping into it at 12:44pmET. “Order says that children bury their parents…we should not sit here today and act like we’re watching something that is in order,” Sharpton said to rousing chants from the crowd gathered at a St. Louis church.

MSNBC took Sharpton’s eulogy for 11 minutes before Chris Matthews, filling in for Andrea Mitchell, wrapped the noon eastern hour. Ronan Farrow opened his show speaking with Craig Melvin about his interview with Brown’s parents, but showing a full screen of Sharpton’s speech while Melvin reported.

During Sharpton’s eulogy, Fox News continued with its “Outnumbered” panel, who discussed topics ranging from James Foley‘s beheading to what time school should start for teens. At 1pmET, “Happening Now” opened airing images of Sharpton speaking live, then turning to Garrett Tenney outside the church. CNN aired Don Lemon interviewing CNN political commentator LZ Granderson and CNN contributor Donna Brazile. Ashleigh Banfield closed “Legal View” airing parts of Lemon’s interview with the mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Sean Bell.

During Sharpton’s eulogy, Fox News’ Howard Kurtz tweeted about his statements. And this morning, Don Lemon tweeted–about not tweeting. Read more

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Today’s Ferguson Coverage Plans

Networks remain on-scene in Ferguson today after a violent night produced tear gas, gunshots, and more clashes between police and protesters (and some violence toward journalists). As a grand jury might start hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case as soon as tomorrow,  here’s an update on who’s in Ferguson today and tonight.

Shepard Smith: ‘So Cold He’s Turned Into Color Bars’

On “Shepard Smith Reporting” this afternoon, Chicago-based correspondent Garrett Tenney was so cold, he apparently vanished off the screen.

“Garrett would you slide in?’ Smith asked. “We lost him…Garrett is so cold that he has turned into color bars.”

“Cold enough that I can’t stay here in one place,” Tenney said upon reappearing on screen.

New reporter Lea Gabrielle also braved the cold.

“You’re nose is running, isn’t it?” Smith said. “Welcome to reporter-ville.”

FNC Welcomes New Class of Junior Reporters

With the inaugural class of Ailes Junior Reporters recently completing their two years at Fox News, the program is preparing to welcome five new aspiring reporters to its ranks.

The Alpha class (pictured) have all accepted jobs in the television industry since completing the program. Garrett Tenney and Michelle Macaluso are Fox News correspondents based in Chicago and Washington, respectively, and Patrick Manning is an associate producer for FNC’s New York bureau. Mary Quinn O’Conner is a digital reporter for the Fox owned station in Charlotte and Pete Griffin is a reporter at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.

“I created this program with the hope of developing young and promising talent. I am greatly encouraged by the successful results of the previous two years and look forward to cultivating our next group of junior reporters,” Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.

Multichannel News talks to Sharri Berg, Fox News’ senior vice president of news operations and services, about the incoming class of Junior Reporters: Read more

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma

President Obama is scheduled to comment on the disaster in Oklahoma at 10 AM and it is likely that all of the broadcast networks will break into regular programming to cover it.  ”CBS This Morning” went into the 9 AM hour to cover the fallout. We hear that “CTM” will stay live until 12 PM on the east coast covering the damage, and 10 AM pacific.

Update: “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said. “Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away.”

“If there is hope to hold onto, not just in Oklahoma but around the country, it is the knowledge that the good people there in Oklahoma are more prepared than most, and what they can be certain about is that Americans around the country will be right there with them,” he added.

Meanwhile, the news channels are sending their A-teams to Oklahoma to cover the fallout from the tornado.

As we noted yesterday, NBC has Brian Williams,  Lester HoltAnn CurryHarry SmithKate SnowAnne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Oklahoma, as well as the Weather Channel team of Jim CantoreMike Bettes, and Mike Seidel.

ABC News has Sam ChampionGinger ZeeDavid Muir and Alex Perez in Oklahoma. Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, and Cecilia Vega are also either in Moore or en route.

CBS has Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Moore, and Anna Werner on the ground, and Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” there this evening.
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The Ticker: MSNBC, FNC, CNBC

  • Ed Schultz‘s “The Ed Show” returns to MSNBC Saturday, May 11 at 5pmET. Airing Saturdays and Sundays, the show will debut as a one-hour program expanding to two hours this summer. “Ed” moved off weeknights last month.

  • CNBC president Mark Hoffman and his boss Pat Fili-Krushel are making executive moves. CNBC International president Satpal Brainch moves to Universal Networks Intl. as EVP. He’ll be replaced by current NBCU News Group CFO KC Sullivan. Both will be based in London.

Fox News Adds Former Junior Reporter Garrett Tenney to Correspondent Ranks

Fox News has brought on Garrett Tenney, a former junior reporter for the channel, as a correspondent.

Tenney was the only hire from Fox News’ first class of junior reporters, a handful of aspiring reporters selected to participate in a two-year training program for hands-on on-air experience. During his time with the program, Tenney was stationed in Jackson, Miss.

Tenney, a graduate of Brigham Young University, will be based in Chicago.

Fox News Jr. Reporters Say Farewell to 2011

The Fox News Junior Reporters, Pete Griffin, Michelle Macaluso, Patrick Manning, Mary Quinn O’Connor and Garrett Tenney are looking back on 2011 and looking ahead to 2012… thankful most, for having jobs!