The cable news channels will go into overtime today as Congress tries to avert a swan dive off the fiscal cliff. In addition to daytime live coverage, there will be a two-hour edition of “Fox Report with Harris Faulkner” from 6-8pmET and a special edition of “The Five” at 8pm. CNN will be in live coverage, as usual most of the day. MSNBC will extend its live coverage in the afternoon until at least 6pm, later if news warrants. CNBC has a special tonight at 8pm, and another tomorrow night at 6pm. Fox Business will be doing live cut-ins at the top of each hour from 6pm-midnight. And if you want uninterrupted cliff negotiations from the House Floor tune in to C-SPAN beginning at 2pmET.
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This morning a 12th floor studio at Fox News Channel hosted the commencement ceremony of the Ailes Apprenticeship Program. Established by Fox News co-founder and chairman Roger Ailes in 2003, the program selects a small, diverse group of candidates and puts them through the rigors of working in a news environment, paring them with seasoned mentors. And unlike Donald Trump‘s apprentices, at the end of the year-long program, all Ailes apprentices get hired.
Today’s ceremony was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer and the keynote speaker was the Rev. Jesse Jackson who admitted, “I’m quite nervous. I’m a lamb and I’ve come to the lion,” as he looked towards Ailes. Ailes tells TVNewser he’s known Jackson for decades and has kept up “a backchannel conversation for years.”
Jackson called Ailes, “a tough-minded, caring individual,” who is “preparing leaders for the diverse world in which we live.”
Speakers included world-renowned mathematician, Mexico City-born Hewlett-Packard researcher Dr. Pano Santos talked about his mentors: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard; and Capt. Gail Harris who at her retirement was the highest-ranking African-American woman in the U.S. Navy told the four graduates they need to now be mentors for the next generation. Also participating, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner who joked, “if you have not been inspired by today’s remarks, you must be sleeping.”
After the ceremony, we spent a half hour in Ailes office talking about a range of issues including election night, his re-signing with Fox News, whether he entertained any offers from CNN for their top job and about what the Apprenticeship Program means for his legacy.
“I don’t care about my legacy,” Ailes says. “It’s too late. My enemies will create it and they’ll push it. What I care about however… what I want to do is expand” the program. “If every company did this, could you imagine what that’d do to minority unemployment and success?”
More from our Q&A after the jump, and in subsequent posts…
On FNC, Kelly and Baier will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes and Kirsten Powers. “O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren will be providing commentary, and Van Susteren will also interview Fox News contributor Sarah Palin during the evening.
Correspondent Martha MacCallum will report on exit poll data, with Bill Hemmer manning the “bill-board,” FNC’s touchscreen. Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report from Romney HQ in Boston, with Ed Henry and Wendell Goler reporting from Obama HQ in Chicago. There will also be a number of correspondents in the field (after the jump).
Fox News Channel has solidified its coverage plans for the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday. As with the first Presidential debate, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier will co-anchor the special from 8:55-10:30, dubbed “America’s Election Headquarters: Vice Presidential Debate.”
“Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Joe Trippi, Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer will provide analysis, with Carl Cameron, Steve Brown and Ed Henry reporting. Online, coverage will be anchored by Rick Folbaum and Harris Faulkner. Every program from 3PM onward (save for “O’Reilly Factor” at 8 PM) will originate from Kentucky on Thursday.
FNC has a partnership with Twitter for the debates, and will utilize Twitter’s data to bring viewers to gain insight into viewer sentiment, and to present the topics people are talking about on the service.
CNN announced its coverage plans for all of the debates late last month.
Fox News’s Harris Faulkner and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell (pictured) were among the cable news personalities in the crowd at last night’s Women of Media reception, held at the Armand de Brignac Champagne Loft in Soho.
The first-annual event, which was hosted by journalist China Okasi and publicist Annie Scranton, was also attended by Megyn Kelly, Cheryl Casone, Laura Ingle, Tamron Hall, Laurie Dhue, Tara Dowdell and Jehmu Greene.
See more pictures of the event after the jump.
With Kentucky’s 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser’s 2012 March Madness bracket challenge.
Your 2012 TVNewser bracket challenge winner is…
Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald!
“It was great fun going up against really tough competition,” MacDonald says. “I am honored and thrilled to be this year’s champion.”
It was a close match this year, with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kyra Phillips very close behind MacDonald in the standings. This is the second straight year that a competitor for one of the business news networks won. Last year’s winner was Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu. Chu also had a good showing this year, placing ninth.
In last place, tragically, was your humble TVNewser editor, who clearly needs to reevaluate his college basketball picking skills. My strategy of picking teams who had cool mascots (Blue Devils? Awesome!) may not have been the most sound.
A big “Thank You!” to all of this year’s participants.
The final standings are below.
The march to the Final Four continues, and with it the leaderboard atop our TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge continues to shift.
There are still plenty of games left, and plenty of time for an upset. Stay tuned for updates, and check out the full leaderboard below.
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser’s 2012 bracket challenge.
Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights.
Here is your 2012 TVNewser March Madness lineup:
Team Bloomberg TV:
Returning champ: Dominic Chu, markets reporter, Bloomberg TV
Cory Johnson, editor-at-large, Bloomberg TV
Stephanie Ruhle, correspondent, Bloomberg TV
Team Fox News/Fox Business Network:
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause of death or where she was when she died. Houston was 48 years old.
CNN broke into “Black in America” at 8:11pm, with Don Lemon anchoring. Larry King phoned in and gave his thoughts, comparing Houston to Judy Garland who died at the age of 47, a year younger than Houston. “People should not die young,” said King. King also mentioned he’s attending Clive Davis‘s Grammy party tonight and would report tomorrow on reaction from guests. Davis was Houston’s mentor.
Fox News Channel ran a lower third graphic with the news as the pre-taped “Huckabee” aired. Update: Harris Faulkner broke in to “Huckabee” at 8:28pmET and began continuing coverage. After running an obituary story on Houston’s life, the newschannel took live shots from LA station KTTV FOX11, which hovered over the Beverly Hilton hotel, reportedly where Houston died and where the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party is to be held tonight. Judge Jeanine Pirro is covering the story in the 9pmET hour and Faulkner returns for live coverage from 10pm-1amET.
> More: ABC News aired a special report at 8:12pm, which, in the Eastern and Central time zones interrupted a Charlie Brown special. Anchor David Muir told viewers, “we want to alert parents who might have children in the room,” before reporting Houston’s death. Muir then updated the “World News” broadcast for the West Coast leading with the news at 5:30pmPT. “NBC Nightly News” updated with Jinah Kim in the Los Angeles bureau at 5:43pmPT. The “CBS Evening News” updated the West Coast versions of their newscast at 5:45pmPT and ran a crawl across the network earlier, at 8:12pmET.
> More: MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton phoned into the network to share his thoughts as he’s known Houston for 20 years. He phoned into CNN later, around 9:30pm.
> More: Piers Morgan joined CNN’s coverage just before 10pmET and interviewed Simon Cowell who said he was “very upset” by the news. He also cleared up rumors that Houston was being considered for a spot as a judge on the “X-Factor.” “When people want to be on one
Another weekend of political coverage is underway as Maine’s week-long GOP caucus concludes this evening. Although Maine’s caucus is non-binding, the cable networks will devote special coverage to the results in prime time tonight.