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Stroumboulopoulos vs. Stephanopoulous

The New Republic has done us all a great favor, pitting ABC News “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulous against an encroacher from the north: CNN host George Stroumboulopoulos.

We know how they stack up on TV, so TNR decided to focus on the important things:

Famous Bald Friend

Stroumboulopoulos: Samuel L. Jackson
Stephanopoulous: James Carville

Advantage: Stroumboulopoulos

On-Air Accessories

Stroumboulopoulos: Two earrings (same ear), a large skull ring, and, frequently, jazzy socks.
Stephanopoulous: Tie

Advantage: Stephanopoulous

Who won? Find out here.

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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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Robert Gibbs Makes His Morning Show Rounds

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was on all of the morning cable shows today to talk about tax negotiations. Gibbs was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” at 7:15amET, CNN’s “American Morning” at 7:30amET, and “Fox & Friends” at 7:40amET.

(h/t Politico)

See what Gibbs said to all of the broadcast shows after the jump…

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Brokaw: Matthews, Olbermann “Not the Only Voices” on MSNBC

During a panel this afternoon in Denver about media coverage of the presidential campaigns, NBC’s Tom Brokaw found himself defending MSNBC, once again. Politico’s Michael Calderone attended the panel which was moderated by PBS’ Judy Woodruff with participants Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CBS’s Bob Schieffer.

Also in attendance, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who supported Hillary Clinton in the primary. Rendell and Brokaw began debating NBC’s campaign coverage, including the comments by correspondent Lee Cowan as well as MSNBC.

“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign,” Rendell said, who called their coverage “absolutely embarrassing.” Chris Matthews, Rendell said, “loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”

Brokaw responded saying Matthews and Keith Olbermann are “not the only voices” on MSNBC.

> More: FishbowlNY’s Glynnis MacNicol also attended the panel and writes, “Stephanopolous is the most defensive of the three in terms of the job the press has done…”