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Special Sunday edition of Anderson Cooper 360

CNN U.S. and CNN International continue simulcasting of coverage from Japan with a special two-hour edition of “Anderson Cooper 360″ tonight at 9pmET (10am Monday morning Tokyo time). Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O’Brien who were all dispatched to Haiti during the earthquake there, will report tonight from Japan.

CNN Tokyo correspondent Kyung Lah will contribute as will correspondents Anna Coren, Stan Grant, Paula Hancocks, and Gary Tuchman.

CNN Tokyo Producer Stays Dialed in During Earthquake (VIDEO)

While the news media continues to cover the 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed, it’s important to note they were also affected by the quake. Here’s video from inside CNN’s Tokyo bureau showing one diligent staffer who stays on the phone, while half under her desk.

CNN Tokyo-based correspondent Kyung Lah and Seoul-based correspondent Paula Hancocks are en route to Sendai, Japan, near the quake’s epicenter. Other CNN correspondents en route to Japan include correspondents/anchors Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gary Tuchman, and Martin Savidge.

CNN/U.S. is also simulcasting CNNI with anchors John Vause and Brooke Baldwin from 3-5pmET, Kristi Lou Stout and Wolf Blitzer from 5-7pmET and Stout and John King at 7pmET. CNN/U.S. primetime remains the same.

> Update: CNN’s Anderson Cooper will head to Japan after tonight’s show.

TVNewsers Remember Haiti Earthquake on the One Year Anniversary of the Tragedy

TVNewsers prepare for Haiti earthquake anniversary coverage. During the catastrophic event last year, many tvnewsers went themselves to see what was really going on in Haiti first-hand.

  • Fox News Channel is sending Steve Harrigan — who was there last year for the hurricane’s aftermath — back to Haiti. Harrigan will do live reports and packages across the FNC platforms beginning on Monday and throughout the week. He will report on numerous stories — including the state of Haiti and the cholera outbreak.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman will be reporting from Haiti.
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent Jeff Johnson will be doing reports from Haiti.

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News Networks Begin Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Mine Rescue Operation

At 10:18pmET tonight, Manuel Gonzales, the first of several rescuers began to descend into a mine shaft to begin the process of retrieving 33 miners who’ve been trapped deep under the Chilean desert for 69 days. 18 Minutes later, at 10:36, Gonzales had arrived 2,040 feet below the desert. And all of it was captured live on television — both on the surface and down below — and is being broadcast around the world.

The coverage on U.S. channels had begun hours earlier, and will continue overnight and into tomorrow.

“The O’Reilly Factor,” the highest-rated show on cable news, ran in its entirety at 8pm with the action from the mine site running in a split screen at times. “Hannity” at 9pm included more rescue coverage with Shepard Smith contributing from New York and correspondents Steve Harrigan and Adam Housley in Chile. “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” devoted the entire show to the rescue.

MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 8pm ran a regularly scheduled show including a live report from NBC’s Kerry Sanders from the mine site. Rachel Maddow at 9pm ramped up coverage including a Q&A with Natalie Morales also on site at the mine. By 10pm, Lawerence O’Donnell was anchoring continuing coverage as the first miner, Florencio Avalos entered the capsule at 10:55pm for his ascent to the surface. O’Donnell: “We haven’t had cameras in a position like this before in a crisis like this. To be able to deliver this imagery. This is awe inspiring at every level.”

CNN preempted “Parker-Spitzer” at 8pm in lieu of live coverage of the preparations anchored by Anderson Cooper, with Larry King picking up at 9pm and Cooper returning at 10pm. In the minutes leading up to Avalos’ return to the surface, correspondent Gary Tuchman, who arrived on site Monday, called it “the ultimate live shot.” Tuchman admitted that although he and his media colleagues are a stone’s throw from the mine shaft, TV viewers have a much better perspective with the multiple cameras used in the operation.

>> Update: 11:11pmET: The first miner, Florencio Avalos, emerged from the capsule, safe.

>> More: ABC’s “Nightline” will be a special hour long broadcast tonight with Bill Weir anchoring live from San Jose, Chile.

TV News Crews in Place for Chile Mine Rescue

TV News correspondents are descending on Chile’s Atacama desert as the rescue of 33 miners trapped since August 5 is now just days away.

“Today” show national correspondent Natalie Morales left New York for Chile on Friday and began reporting today for NBC News and The Weather Channel. NBC News Miami-based correspondent Kerry Sanders, (with Morales, right) who has been in Chile since Sept. 28, has been reporting for several NBCU channels, including MSNBC and CNBC.

ABC’s Jeffrey Kofman who was one of the first American news correspondents on the scene in August, remains on site. John Quinones is also there working on a report for “20/20″ to air this Friday and Diana Alvear is reporting for NewsOne and ABC News Radio.

For CBS News, Seth Doane is in place. Fox News Channel’s Steve Harrigan has been in-country since last Tuesday reporting for the cable news channel and CNN has a team of 14 people on the ground including Karl Penhaul who’s been on the ground since August 23 for both CNN/U.S. and CNNI. All-platform journalist Patrick Oppmann is also reporting for the network and Gary Tuchman will be on air soon as he just arrived this morning.

BBC World News America’s Matt Frei will anchor tonight’s show from the scene in Copiago and will remain until the miners are freed.



TV News crews in position near the mine site in Chile’s Atacama Desert where rescuers finished drilling 566 meters underground Sunday in an effort to free 33 trapped miners.

Newsers Return to Haiti Six Months After the Quake

cooper_gupta_7-7.jpgJuly 12 will mark the six month anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti and newsers including CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta, who were both closely associated with their coverage of the disaster earlier this year, are returning to the country for the occasion.

Cooper and Gupta — along with Gary Tuchman and Ivan Watson — will anchor from Port Au Prince on Monday and Tuesday of next week and will revisit some of the stories they covered in the disaster’s aftermath. Cooper, who last reported there on February 12, was the first anchor in Haiti following the earthquake and spent nearly a month anchoring “AC360″ from the region. Cooper’s been on the road quite a bit in the first half of 2010, also anchoring from the Gulf Coast regularly over the past six weeks.

Additionally, David Muir will return to Haiti for ABC News starting tonight for a series of reports called “World News Returns to Haiti,” which continues through the anniversary on the 12th.

NBC News Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell returned today to report on the anniversary for “Nightly News,” revisiting hospitals he profiled for the newscast.

Matt Frei returns for a “BBC World News America” special edition on Monday.

“PBS NewsHour” Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez returns for a multi-part series of reports from Haiti each day from Monday-Thursday.

> We’ll update with more info as it comes in…

8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile Overnight

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The U.S. cable news networks are providing coverage this morning of an 8.8 earthquake that struck central Chile overnight, along the Pacific coast. This is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 50 years — since 1960′s 9.5 quake, the biggest in recorded history.

FNC, CNN and MSNBC are relying on images from TV Chile as well as from that network’s news channel 24 Horas. CNN is also relying on information from CNN Chile, and CNN en Espanol. MSNBC is using the resources of NBCU’s Spanish-language network Telemundo. That network, as well as Univision, have been airing uninterrupted coverage from Chile this morning.

Reporting times: Fox News – 2:35amEST, CNN/U.S. – 2:59am, MSNBC – 3:25am. The quake struck at 3:34am. Santiago is two hours ahead of EST.

> More: I received an email from Todd Ogasawara, editor of mediabistro.com site MobileContentToday, a short time ago. Todd lives in Honolulu:

We’re under an ocean-wide tsunami warning (first in decades) caused by the massive earthquake in Chile. Whatever hits will hit around 11:19am HST (4:19pm Eastern) Saturday Feb. 27.

Just got back from Safeway where foot traffic was starting to build by the time I left at 2:25am.

> More: Fox News will preempt Journal Editorial Report, FOX News Watch and Glenn Beck and instead stay live from 2-4pmET with Kelly Wright and Juliet Huddy.

> Related: CNN Relays Most News About Crisis

> More: CNN correspondents/anchors heading to the region: John Zarella, Soledad O’Brien, Ted Rowlands, Ed Lavandera, Elizabeth Cohen, Gary Tuchman. (h/t: ICN)

> More: FNC’s Phil Keating is en route to Chile.

> 1pmET Update: CNN/U.S. is simulcasting CNN International. MSNBC is preempting docs for continuing coverage. CNN has also updated who they are sending to the region: It is Soledad O’Brien, Dan Simon, John Zarella, Hala Gorani, Sara Sidner, and Karl Penhaul.

> More: Pres. Barack Obama addressed the situation from the White House at 1:48pmET. CNN, FNC, FBN, and MSNBC, carried the statement on cable, and ABC carried it in a special report anchored by Sharyn Alfonsi. NBC was in Olympic coverage and CBS was broadcasting NCAA basketball.

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> NBC’s Lester Holt delivers a special report during Olympic coverage at 2:30pmET with video and an excerpt from the president’s remarks.

> More: Ann Curry, Mike Taibbi, and Mark Potter headed to Chile to cover for NBC News. CNN’s Larry King will air a live show tonight at 9pmET.

> More: For ABC, Jeffrey Kofman and David Wright are on their way to Chile. “Nightline” producer Malia Patria is in Chile on assignment and was having dinner when the quake struck. She did a live report for “World News” Saturday.

Gary Tuchman Returns to Haiti

Tuchman_2.18.jpgCNN correspondent Gary Tuchman is returning to Haiti and will be in place tonight to report for AC360. He’ll also report from the battered nation all next week following up on the orphans in Haiti, the state of aid in the country, and the efforts at rebuilding.

TVNewsers Heading To Haiti

haitimap_1-13.jpgContinually Updated: We’ll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake.

Anderson Cooper is the first anchor on the ground and is already reporting.

CBS “Evening News” and NBC “Nightly News” are planning to broadcast from the region tonight. Katie Couric arrived in Santo Domingo just before 12pmET, and in Port-au-Prince at 2:30pmET.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer heads there from Afghanistan, so she likely won’t be on air from Haiti until tomorrow.

FNC WH correspondent Wendell Goler was first on Hispaniola because…he was already there. Goler was on vacation in the Dominican Republic when the earthquake struck. He reported for “FOX Report” via phone last evening.

At 2:54pmET, Brian Williams did a live phone interview from Haiti. We’ve also learned that “Nightly News” will be one hour tonight.

On Thursday, Sawyer will anchor “World News” and Robin Roberts will anchor “GMA” from Haiti. George Stephanopoulos will anchor “World News” this evening from New York, which is as previously scheduled due to Sawyer’s Afghanistan trip.

Couric will anchor an hour-long broadcast of “Evening News” for CBS this evening.

ABC “World News” will also be one hour.

> Wednesday Evening Additions: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will head down during the day Thursday and will host “On the Record” from Miami Thursday night.

Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin, and Lance Bass to Host CNN’s New Year’s Eve

cnn_nye_12-17.jpgAnderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast from Times Square, the network has announced. Fomer ‘N Sync performer Lance Bass will join the broadcast as a correspondent from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Other CNNers on the broadcast: Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, Gary Tuchman, Ed Henry, and John Zarrella.

The special airs 11pm to 12:30amET and a special AC360 “All the Best, All the Worst of 2009″ will lead-in starting at 10pmET. Press release after the jump.

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