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On CNN, Experimenting at 10, ‘AC360′ at 11

don lemonFor the next month, CNN will be trying out a series of different programs each night in the 10pm hour.

Starting Monday, CNN anchor Don Lemon returns to primetime with “The Don Lemon Show.” The half-hour program will lead in to another new weekly show, “Making The Case” at 10:30pm.

Tuesdays at 10pm will be one-hour special reports; Wednesdays at 10 will see “Death Row Stories;” “Chicagoland” airs Thursdays at 10; and on Fridays its “CNN Spotlight” followed by “Unguarded with Rachel Nichols” at 10:30.

“AC360″ will return to the 11pm hour Monday through Thursday, a re-air of the 8pm hour (live in the event of breaking news.) Friday’s at 11pm is reserved for “Death Row Stories.” This will be the schedule for at least the next five weeks.

Late last year, Lemon hosted the limited-run 11pm show “11th Hour” while Erin Burnett was on maternity leave.

Lemon has also been part of the story as of late, getting into a Twitter spat with Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett when the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial was announced.

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker told TVNewser’s Alissa Krinsky last night at the premiere of “Chicagoland” he’s fine with his anchors showing emotion.

“I think that what you will find is that our anchors and hosts are still objective and presenting the news,” Zucker says. “Are there occasions where they show their passion, and show their emotion? Yes. And is that fine? Yes. And we’re okay with that.”

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Gregg Jarrett Calls Don Lemon ‘Pompous, Pretentious Jerk,’ Lemon Responds ‘Old Man’

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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett‘s five month twitter silence ended sharply this afternoon with a tirade aimed at CNN’s Don Lemon‘s impassioned reaction to the Michael Dunn verdict yesterday.

As news broke of a verdict on four of five counts in the Jordan Davis murder case, Lemon said he was “pissed” at the “ridiculous” fact that a jury couldn’t come to a consensus on whether Dunn was guilty of  ”murdering a teenager because his music was too damn loud.”

The jury ultimately found Dunn guilty on four counts—including second degree murder—but a mistrial was declared on the first degree murder charge.

Apparently, Jarrett—who covered murder trials at Court TV for years—didn’t like Lemon’s take.

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The Scoreboard: Sunday, December 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 147 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 94 | HLN: 108
  • Primetime: FNC: 123 | MSNBC: 233 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 79

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt:/Health:

133

Kurtz:

129

FNSunday:

99

Jarrett:

60

Huckabee:

108

Reporting:

149

Stossel:

114

Huckabee:

129

Reporting:

174

MSNBC
Finney:

32

Caught:

77

Caught:

142

Caught:

144

Caught:

141

Lockup:

208

Lockup:

351

Lockup:

302

Lockup:

327

CNN
Nwsroom:

90

Nwsroom:

77

Nwsroom:

80

HeroesSpc:

50

HeroesSpc:

62

Beginning:

122

Beginning:

134

HeroesSpc:

71

Beginning:

78

HLN
Mystery:

122

WWYD:

124

WWYD:

134

Cook-Off:

82

Cook-Off:

69

WWYD:

53

WWYD:

114

Mystery:

149

Mystery:

228

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Cable, Broadcast Networks Cover San Francisco Plane Crash

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport this afternoon. The flight originated in Seoul, South Korea.

Fox News reported on the crash at the top of the 3 p.m. hour of “America’s News Headquarters,” with Gregg Jarrett and Heather Childers anchoring. CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield was next at 3:07 p.m. MSNBC reported on the crash at 3:08 p.m., with Craig Melvin anchoring.

ABC News produced a special report, with David Muir anchoring, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:02 p.m. NBC News’ Lester Holt anchored a three-minute special report at 3:30 p.m. On CBS, Jim Axelrod anchored a special report at 3:55 p.m.

“All of a sudden, I saw the back tail hit the grounds and I saw the smoke and flames,” a witness told Muir. “It looked like it slid and then both tires were coming out … it happened so fast. I was shaking.”

> More: The cable networks are planning extended coverage in primetime. Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren will anchor a two-hour special from 9-11pmET.

>More: Fox News will have an extended “Fox Report” from 7-9pmET. After Van Susteren’s special, Marianne Rafferty and Rick Folbaum will anchor from 11pm-1amET. “Fox & Friends First” will begin at 5amET tomorrow morning.

>More: ABC News has assigned Cecilia Vega and David Wright to the story. They will report across all platforms for ABC.

Coverage of Ohio Stunt Plane Crash

The coverage of a stunt plane crash at an air show in Dayton, Ohio this afternoon has been covered very differntly depending on which news channel you were watching. Jane Wicker, an accomplished wing walker and her pilot Charlie Schwenker were killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow just before 1pm. The bi-plane, registered to Wicker, crashed in front of hundreds of spectators. Of course, cameras captured it all.

When Fox News reported the incident at the top of the 3pm hour, anchor Gregg Jarrett explained to viewers what to look for, “look underneath what appears to be an individual dangling from her feet. Then you’ll see the plane turn upside-down.” Jarrett included a warning about the graphic nature of the video, then played it in full.

On CNN, anchor Don Lemon reported the story at 5:30pmET telling viewers, “we froze the video because it is our policy not to show you that.” The network did show the fireball that resulted on impact. And showed another angle of the airborne acrobatic move before the crash.

MSNBC had the most coverage of the crash, with several reports this afternoon, including a phone interview from the scene. But unlike FNC and CNN, MSNBC did not have — or chose not to — show video of the impact, just still images from a local website.

Gregg Jarrett Reports On School Lockdown… With His Own Daughters Inside

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was just about to go on-air for “Studio B” on Thursday, when he was filling in for Shepard Smith . Minutes before air, he got a call: the schools in Mamaroneck, New York were on lockdown after a man with a gun tried to enter a middle school.

“it is unnerving for any parent, but they are being told ‘don’t go to the school,’ don’t pick up your child as yet.’”

Jarrett’s daughters both attend schools that were locked down, and he would cover the incident later in the program:


Fox News Blows Up Primetime Tonight To Focus On Hurricane Sandy

Fox News Channel is blowing up its primetime programming to provide coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall. “Hannity” will air as normal at 9 PM, but every other program is affected by the changes. There will be live coverage going through tomorrow morning, where “Fox & Friends” will pick things up.

Tonight’s lineup:

“Fox Report” 7-9pm
“Hannity” 9pm
“On the Record” 10-midnight
America’s News Headquarters special coverage of Monster Storm,” co-anchored by Gregg Jarrett and Heather Childers midnight to 4am
“Fox and Friends First” will begin again at 4am tomorrow
“Fox and Friends” 6-9am

After the jump, an update on where some of FNC’s correspondents are.

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Cable Channels Plan To Go Live Overnight As Hurricane Isaac Approaches

Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall overnight tonight on the Gulf Coast, and you can bet that cable news channels are planning special live programming to cover it. Weather Channel, CNN and Fox News Channel will be live overnight in the hours normally reserved for repeats.

Weather will have live coverage throughout the night, with Reynolds Wolf and Jim Cantore in New Orleans, Mike Seidel in Alabama and Paul Goodloe and Eric Fisher in Mississippi. Locations are subject to change, if Isaac’s path changes.

Fox News will be live from 1-4 AM, with Gregg Jarrett and Jamie Colby anchoring. The network is sending “Fox & Friends First” anchor Anna Kooiman to Baton Rouge, joining Elizabeth PrannJonathan Serrie and Casey Stegall in New Orleans. Steve Harrigan is in Biloxi, MS, Rick Leventhal is in Dauphin Island, AL, and Phil Keating is in Mobile, AL.

CNN will have a live edition of “Piers Morgan Tonight at midnight (it was already planned for the RNC), and will add live coverage from 1-4 AM. “Early Start,” which normally begins at 5 AM, will start even earlier at 4 AM tomorrow.

Update: MSNBC will be live til 1 AM with live coverage of the RNC and Isaac. An overnight decision will be made soon.

Update AM: MSNBC ended up replaying its primetime programming through 3 AM, and rerunning the RNC speeches beginning at 3. It broke into programming twice an hour with Hurricane Isaac updates.

We’ll update with more information as we get it.

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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Heather Childers named co-anchor of ‘America’s News HQ’ Weekends

Heather Childers, who joined Fox News Channel in February from Charlotte’s News 14, has been named anchor of the weekend afternoon editions of FNC’s “America’s News Headquarters,” the Charlotte Observer reports.

Childers, a New York-based reporter, has been filling in on the 4-6pmET block alongside Gregg Jarrett.

Before News 13, Childers anchored at WLOS, the ABC affiliate in Asheville, NC. She joined News 14 Carolina, a 24-hour newschannel, at launch in 2002.

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