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HLN, Fox News, MSNBC carry Casey Anthony Closing Arguments

Three cable networks changed up their Sunday morning schedules to carry the closing arguments in the murder case against Casey Anthony. HLN, which has been in gavel-to-gavel coverage since the start, along with Fox News and MSNBC, are in the midst of coverage.

The prosecution began its closing argument around 9:15amET and concluded around 10:35am — 77 minutes of the four hours they are allotted. The jury was given a 15-minute recess — which stretched to 40 minutes for an issue related to the defense closing argument. Defense attorney Jose Baez then began his closing just after 11:15am. The prosecution will have a chance for rebuttal this afternoon, which could change up the afternoon schedules on the cablers. CNN remained with its regular Sunday morning programming.

> Monday, July 4 Update: The prosecution rebuttal began this morning just after 8:30amET carried live on HLN, MSNBC and Fox News. A 20 minute break was called around 9:40am with the prosecution expected to return at 10am. Deliberations could begin today around NoonET.

> At 10:44am, as the prosecution played a jailhouse call Casey made to her mother, Casey used the word “fucking” five times, which went out over the air. FNC anchor Gregg Jarrett jumped in to “apologize” to viewers as the network put the testimony on a 7-second delay.

For the Second Saturday in a Row, FNC Moves Biz Block for Anthony Trial

For the second week running, Fox News Channel will have special daytime coverage of the Casey Anthony trial Saturday morning displacing the business block of programming.

In place of “Cost of Freedom,” FNC anchor Gregg Jarrett will host trial coverage beginning at 10amET with a legal panel including Judge Alex Ferrer and Peter Johnson, Jr. Jarrett will hand off the anchoring duties to Eric Shawn at 2pm.

Last Saturday, an unexpected recess in the court proceedings left cable networks scrambling to amend their planned coverage. On Thursday the defense rested their case. Gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial has drawn big cable ratings, particularly for HLN.

NBC News Changes Up Coverage of Obama News Conference

NBC News calling a changeup in the way it produces this morning’s Pres. Obama news conference. Obama will hold a news conference at 11:30amET in the East Room. Because NBC is carrying Wimbledon semi-finals, NBC’s Brian Williams will anchor a special report on MSNBC. Williams will then anchor a 3-minute nationwide special report for NBC stations at 1:57pm in each time zone.

ABC and CBS will produce a special report for any station that chooses to carry it. For ABC, George Stephanopoulos anchors. On CBS Scott Pelley is in the chair. FNC’s Gregg Jarrett will anchor a “level 2″ special report for FOX stations.

Pres. Obama’s last full-blown news conference was in March, when Libya and the potential government shutdown were in the headlines.

‘Stunning’ Saturday Recess in Casey Anthony Trial Changes up Saturday Cable Skeds

The cable news channels — beyond HLN — were prepared to listen in to the defense’s 8th day of their case in the Casey Anthony trial but JudGe Belvin Perry recessed today’s proceedings for a “legal issue” without going into detail. The judge has been holding court on previous Saturdays for this case.

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, who is a lawyer, was brought in to anchor coverage of the trail bumping the regular two-hour Saturday morning business block “Cost of Freedom” to tomorrow afternoon at 2pmET.

CNN anchor T.J. Holmes had defense attorney Holly Hughes in studio ready to watch and comment on this morning’s proceeding. “Both of us, we’re standing by waiting to watch the testimony,” said Holmes, “I looked at you and you looked at me and both our mouths go — what just happened?”

Overnight Chilean Mine Coverage Notes

All three cable news channels covered the rescue of the trapped miners in Chile in the late evening. On the broadcast networks, ABC’s Diane Sawyer broke into regular programming with a special report just after 11 PM ET when the first miner was pulled from the ground.

Overnight, CNN and MSNBC were live  covering the rescue of the trapped miners in Chile.

MSNBC had Chris Jansing anchoring from 1 AM until “Morning Joe.” Jansing was back on the air at 10 AM this morning, wearing the same outfit she wore overnight.

CNN went to a simulcast of CNN International starting at 1 AM ET and running until “American Morning” started at 5 AM.

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Jennifer Griffin Returns; Reports from Afghanistan

It’s a big day for Fox News and national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin, who returned to work on-air this morning after being diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer last fall. In April, she announced that she was officially “cancer free.”

Griffin traveled down to Kabul — her first trip to Afghanistan since the diagnosis — where she interviewed General David Petraeus for a piece that aired in the 9amET hour of “America’s Newsroom.” At the close of her report, anchor Gregg Jarrett responded, “Just like you to jump right back in with both feet into the middle of it and we are thrilled here at Fox to have you back.”

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Griffin has a detailed account of her trip back along with photos on her blog. (h/t J$P) See some photos and video of her report after the jump.

Update: During “Studio B,” Griffin had an touching and emotional exchange with Shepard Smith discussing her first day back:

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Obama Holds Oil Spill News Conference

At 12:50pmET this afternoon, President Obama held a news conference from the East Room at the White House to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

As the AP points out, the president “held 12 full blown news conferences last year. He has held two so far this year, and none since the oil spill began.”

The conference are being carried live by the four broadcast nets with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Harry Smith on CBS, and Brian Williams on NBC. FOX broadcast also aired a special report anchored by Gregg Jarrett in NYC with Chris Wallace in DC.

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CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are also carrying the remarks. HLN took them initially, but said they would continue to monitor.

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All three business nets also took the news conference.

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The Weather Channel took the president’s remarks as well. They were also broadcast on C-SPAN3.

More: First question to the AP. ABC’s Jake Tapper gets the second question and NBC’s Chuck Todd the third. CBS News’ Chip Reid asks the fifth followed by Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman (who’s married to MSNBC’s David Shuster). The last question goes to Fox News’ Major Garrett.

More: The president spoke and took questions until 1:53pmET, with the cable and broadcast nets sticking with the conference for its entirety.

Arrest in Times Square Bomb Attempt

Here’s how the cable news networks reported the overnight arrest of a suspect in the Times Square bomb plot.

MSNBCArrest_5.4.jpgMSNBC reported the arrest at 12:06amET with NBC’s Pete Williams breaking the news, along with WNBC anchor Lynn Berry who has been filling in on MNSBC. Williams was first to ID the suspect as Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad. WNBC investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst as well as reporter Ida Siegel in Connecticut joined in MSNBC’s coverage before and after the 1:30amET news conference from Attorney General Eric Holder.

CNNArrest_5.4.jpgCNN interrupted a Larry King Live re-air at 12:21amET with the news, interestingly during an earlier interview about the plot with former DHS secretary Tom Ridge. CNN began a simulcast of CNN International with anchor Asieh Namdar and including CNN domestic correspondents Susan Candiotti and Deborah Feyerick at JFK, where Faisal was arrested around 11:45pmET, trying to get on a flight to Dubai.

FNCArrest_5.4.jpgFox News reported the story at 12:25amET with Ainsley Earhardt, eventually being joined by anchor Gregg Jarrett just before 3amET. Correspondent Catherine Herridge and anchors Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren contributed from Washington, D.C. by phone.

Health Care Reform: Final Vote Coverage

As we await a final vote in the house on health care reform, perhaps in the 10pmET hour, the newschannels are going extra hours. Fox News brought in their weekday daytime and primetime talent including Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. On CNN, the network-declared Best Political Team on Television is in for non-stop coverage and on MSNBC David Shuster and Ed Schultz are anchoring coverage. In between the talking heads, the networks are carrying some of the house debate leading up to the final vote.

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CNBC and Fox Business are providing live coverage as well. CNBC produced a two-hour special at 9pmET while FBN has been live since about 1:30pmET. Neil Cavuto is the lead anchor from Washington.

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• CNN analyst @RolandSMartin hasn’t been brought into the conversation in a while, so he’s Tweeting about ordering a pizza:

Gonna be here a bit longer. I just ordered a pizza for and me and cameraman, Bruce. Thin crust. Giordano’s. Wish it was Pizza Hut.

> 10:45pmET: 216 votes reached to pass health care reform. Final vote is 219 for – 212 against.

> 10:50pmET: ABC’s Diane Sawyer anchors a special report, putting on pause “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” in the Eastern and Central time zones.

Nets to Carry Obama Statement on Haiti

Pres. Obama will be speaking on the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti scheduled for 1pmET. The four broadcast networks will carry the statement and offer coverage to affiliates. Brian Williams, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer are in Port-au-Prince covering the story, so Elizabeth Vargas will anchor for ABC, Jim Axelrod for CBS and David Gregory for NBC. Gregg Jarrett will anchor for FOX from New York.

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