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  • Just who was it that broke the news of Dr. Nancy Snyderman breaking her quarantine? WaPo’s Erik Wemple reveals it’s a former Times of Trenton reporter who took a buyout and launched her own blog called Planet Princeton.

  • CBS’s Jan Crawford got the first interview with Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill Oregon woman who has chosen physician-assisted suicide rather than the painful end her cancer portends. Maynard says she doesn’t want to die. “If anyone wants to hand me a magical cure… I’ll take them up on it,” she says.

  • Yahoo’s Katie Couric sat down with Susan Mellen who was recently released from prison after 17 years. Mellen was convicted of the murder of Rick Daly, a transient man she once dated. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge threw out the conviction last week.

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The Time Willie Nelson Helped Jan Crawford with Her Contact Lens

CrawfordNelsonJan Crawford got choked up at one point during her profile of country icon Willie Nelson on “CBS This Morning” today. As he played his song “Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground” Crawford wiped away tears and wiped a contact right out of her right eye. “I see it in your eye… yeah right there,” said Nelson as he plucked the lens from her cheek.

Dueling Cuomos On The Morning Shows

Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge may have been the big boldface name on the morning shows this morning, but there was another high-profile family all over TV: New York’s royal family, the Cuomos.

Chris Cuomo sat at his usual perch in the Time Warner Center, alongside Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira, where he led “New Day” on CNN talking about the Royal Baby, among other topics.

Meanwhile, on the network morning program that clearly influenced “New Day” quite a bit–”CBS This Morning”–Chris’ older brother Andrew Cuomo, who also happens to be Governor of the State of New York, talked to Jan Crawford.

Crawford interviewed Cuomo about 2016 ambitions and New York City politics… but also went head to head with the Governor in a whitewater raft race in the Adirondacks.

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Networks Cautious But Quick With Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Decisions

This morning at 10 AM, the Supreme Court released its final rulings of the term, including two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.

The first ruling was related to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with the court overturning the law, declaring it unconstitutional.

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams, was, as with the last big case, both “first and right.” He was the first correspondent to report the decision, and did so accurately. CBS’ Jan Crawford was actually first (and right) on the Affirmative Action ruling Monday. Williams reported the DOMA news on NBC and MSNBC at 10:02 AM. ABC News’ Terry Moran immediately followed, also reporting at 10:02 AM. CBS News’ Jan Crawford followed at 10:04 AM. CBS, incidentally, did not begin its special report until 10:04. Update: Bloomberg TV put up a chyron with the DOMA ruling at 10:01 AM, and reported the news at 10:02 AM.

Fox News reported the ruling at 10:04 AM, after somewhat oddly covering the Aaron Hernandez arrest from 10 AM to 10:04 AM. CNN reported that a decision had been made at 10 AM, but reported the meat of the DOMA ruling at 10:08 AM.

Hernandez was arrested in Massachusetts around 8:45 AM.

With regards to California’s Proposition 8 ruling, the court decided that it did not have standing to take the case, and as a result gay marriages are once again legal in the state. NBC and ABC reported the news at 10:26 AM, CBS and Fox News followed at 10:27 AM. CNN reported the ruling at 10:37 AM.

All told, the networks were quick but cautious, making sure to read through the rulings and get it right. CNN, which took the brunt of the public flogging last year during the Healthcare decision, was taking it slow, but making sure they were right.

All of the networks were wall-to-wall with their coverage, skipping commercial breaks. The exception was Fox News, which took all of its scheduled breaks.

TV Networks Take Their Time Reporting Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Ruling

The Supreme Court handed down another of its “big four” rulings today, as it struck down section four of the Voting Rights Act, and asking Congress to amend it.

NBC News legal correspondent Pete Williams was the first reporter on-air with the decision, appearing simultaneously on MSNBC and in an NBC News special report at 10:11 AM. ABC News followed with a special report featuring Terry Moran at 10:15, with CBS following with Jan Crawford a minute later.

Both CNN and Fox News may have been expecting a big ruling, but they both waited a number of minutes before noting that the Supreme Court had ruled on the VRA. Fox News reported the decision at 10:15 AM, while–as it did yesterday–CNN only reported that a ruling had been made, taking its time to read the decision, and finally reporting the result at 10:19 AM.

The final day of rulings will be tomorrow, as the Supreme Court reveals its rulings on same-sex marriage and DOMA.

As Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action, TV Networks Play It Safe

As NBC’s Chuck Todd Tweeted this morning, there are four big decisions coming from the Supreme Court this week — its final week before recess. Those cases are same sex marriage, DOMA, the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action.

A 7 – 1 ruling to send the affirmative action case back to a lower court was the first to come this morning, triggering special reports from the broadcasters.

Unlike last year, when a complicated decision and a rush to be first resulted in incorrect information on the health care decision airing on Fox News and CNN, this time around, the TV networks appeared to be on top of their game. All of the channels noted that a decision was handed down, but waited to report on what it was until they were absolutely certain of the decision. CNN — which took the brunt of the criticism last time around for its reporting — reported the decision after the other TV networks.

NBC News has Pete Williams at the court, ABC has (soon-to-be-moving to London) Terry Moran and CBS has Jan Crawford.

Of course, with three big decisions still to come, the tightrope journalists have to walk while covering the court is very much still standing.

Bash, Raddatz, O’Donnell and Crawford Pose in Capitol Rotunda

As politicians set aside their differences today to celebrate President Obama’s second inauguration, reporters from competing networks are following suit. CNN’s Dana Bash tweeted this photo of her with CBS’ Jan Crawford, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell in the Capitol rotunda this morning:

Bash was reporting from the rotunda for this morning’s swearing-in ceremony and tweeted about many of the arrivals. “Things I never thought I’d say: John Mayer and Katy Perry just walked by us in the Capitol rotunda,” Bash wrote at one point.

Inauguration 2013: CBS Coverage Plans

It’s Pres. Obama’s second inauguration, but it’ll be the first time CBS’s Scott Pelley has anchored an Inauguration Day. Pelley will lead CBS News coverage beginning at 10amET Monday following a three-hour “CBS This Morning” with hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell in Washington, DC.

Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan, Jan Crawford, John Dickerson, John Miller, Byron Pitts, Bill Plante and Chip Reid will all contribute to the coverage.

CBS will also broadcast the official swearing-in Sunday at NoonET. The full plan, after the jump…

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CBS News Election Night Plans

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS’ election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest studio and the home of “CBS This Morning.”

Joining Pelley will be “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS news political director John Dickerson. In addition, Byron Pitts will report from the “60 Minutes” studio, where he will “use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.” Anthony Mason will be in Studio 57, where he will report on exit polls using “augmented reality” graphics.

Jan Crawford will be at Romney HQ in Boston, with Nancy Cordes in Obama HQ in Chicago. In the field Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio, Anna Werner will report from Nevada, Elaine Quijano will report from Florida, Barry Petersen will report from Colorado and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.

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CBS News Unveils Plans for Political Conventions

CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer and “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

In addition to hosting “Evening News” from Tampa and Charlotte for the duration of the respective conventions, Pelley will helm a one-hour primetime special at 10pmET on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both the DNC and the RNC. Schieffer will be live from Tampa the Sunday before the RNC and from Charlotte the Sunday before the DNC for “Face the Nation.” Rose will host “CBS This Morning” from Tampa and Charlotte, with co-host Gayle King remaining in New York.

Additionally, Bill Whitaker will report from the convention floor in Tampa and Byron Pitts will report from the convention floor in Charlotte. Jan Crawford travels to Tampa with Mitt Romney, while Nancy Cordes travels to Charlotte with President Barack Obama. Bill Plante and John Dickerson will also contribute to the network’s coverage.

More information in CBS’ release, after the jump.

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