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President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room

President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET.

On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams anchored for NBC, George Stephanopoulos anchored for ABC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS.

First question goes to Kathleen Hennessey of the LA Times, who asks about Ukraine.

Second question goes to Maria Pena of La Opinion, who asks about immigration reform.

Third question goes to Tamara Keith of NPR, who asks about the ACA.

Fourth question goes to Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, who asks about military options in Ukraine.

Fifth and final question goes to David Jackson of USA Today, who asks about problems with the ACA rollout.

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Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan For First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Marathon bombingThe broadcast and cable networks will devote special coverage this weekend and next week to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Here’s what they have planned.

NBC News: Brian Williams anchors a primetime special, “108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers,” at 8pmET/7pmCT tonight. The anniversary will be marked with coverage on “Nightly News,” which will report on the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; “Today,” which will feature survival stories of the bombing victims; and “Meet the Press,” which will host a panel discussion about the bombings, investigation, and security in America.

Additionally, “Today” show news anchor Natalie Morales will run the Boston Marathon on April 21 with Carmen Acabbo, whose sister and niece were injured at the marathon last year.

ABC News: Diane Sawyer, Dan Harris, Amy Robach, Bob Woodruff and Brian Ross will report for all ABC’s news platforms on the anniversary. Harris will be in Boston covering the memorial events on April 15 and this year’s marathon on April 21, while Robach will profile a family impacted by the bombings and Ross will provide updates on the investigation. “This Week” will have an interview with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Sunday.

CBS News: Sunday’s “60 Minutes” will feature a profile of Boston native Shalane Flanagan, who is aiming to be the first American in 30 years to win the Boston Marathon this year. Flanagan, who finished fourth last year, wants retribution for what she said was “a personal attack on my city.” Scott Pelley will anchor coverage of the moments of silence from the Marathon’s finish line on Tuesday. “CBS Evening News” will also originate from Boston Tuesday night.

Correspondent Jeff Glor will cover commemorative events, Chip Reid interviews the carjacking victim that helped police locate the two suspects and Elaine Quijano speaks with a Boston Globe photographer who has chronicled the recovery of a mother and daughter both hurt in the attack.

More after the jump. Read more

How the Evening Newscasts Reported David Letterman’s Retirement Announcement

GlorCBSThursday’s stunner from David Letterman, announcing that he’s retiring next year, was news on the network newscasts last night. “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reported the story at 6:36, calling it “breaking news here at CBS.” Correspondent Jeff Glor packaged the news and reported live in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater. On NBC, Brian Williams, often a guest on the “Late Show,” reported the news at 6:51 as a voice over, without using a soundbite from Letterman’s announcement. ABC’s “World News” ran the story as part of their Instant Index at 6:52, and did include a soundbite.

Matt Lauer Will Be Back For Third Night of Olympics Coverage

Matt Lauer will host a third night of NBC’s Olympics primetime and late night for the ailing Bob Costas as Costas continues to battle an eye infection. Before Wednesday’s primetime, Jim Bell, who is running the show in Sochi for NBC, and worked with Lauer on “Today,” Tweeted:

And now you can add another 5+ hours as Lauer adds primetime and late night duties tonight. And the infection may be spreading to other networks. On “CBS This Morning” Norah O’Donnell motioned to Jeff Glor who was also uncharacteristically wearing specs on set: “Poor Jeff Glor has got a Costas infection going on.”

Bill O’Reilly as Executive Producer: ‘But I Don’t Really Micromanage’

Bill O'ReillyBill O’Reilly gives a thumbs up to the film adaption of his New York Times best-seller “Killing Kennedy” which airs Sunday night on Nat Geo.

O’Reilly served as the Executive Producer of the docudrama and praised actor Rob Lowe who plays JFK.

“He’s good … very tough accent to do,” O’Reilly said on “CBS This Morning,” complimenting Lowe for getting Kennedy’s voice and body language right.

Known for his tight control over his own show, O’Reilly said he was hands off on selecting Lowe.

“I was the executive producer, but I don’t really micromanage Scott Free, which produced it. They thought he was gonna be good, so I said ‘fine. They know him better than I do.’”

Over on CNN’s “New Day,” Lowe and Chris Cuomo had a playful exchange about O’Reilly.

“Apparently, he’s on television,” Lowe joked. Cuomo fired back, “Right, and he is basically a straight line reporter not known for much outside of that.” Lowe lauded O’Reilly for being supportive and great to work with.

WATCH O’Reilly on CBS and Lowe on “New Day” after the jump:

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Lara Logan on ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report: ‘We Were Misled and We Were Wrong’

After last night’s admission from “60 Minutes” that new information had come to light about Lara Logan‘s Benghazi report, Logan went on “CBS This Morning” today to apologize. She told Norah O’Donnell and Jeff Glor that the show will issue a correction on Sunday’s show.

“We take the vetting of sources and stories very seriously at ‘60 Minutes’ and we took it seriously in this case. But we were misled and we were wrong, and that’s the important thing,” Logan said. “We have to set the record straight and take responsibility.” Watch:

Shots Fired at LAX

A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX.

Fox News was the first to report the news at 12:42pmET. CNN was next at 12:44pmET and  MSNBC followed at 12:46pmET. For the first several minutes, both Fox and CNN focused on the terminal’s evacuation and “reports” of shots, while MSNBC’s Alex Wagner reported there was an “active shooter at Terminal 3,” sourcing a senior government official.

>More: ABC News’ David Muir anchored a special report starting at 1:05pmET. NBC and CBS both produced a special reports beginning at 1:13pmET. Lester Holt anchored for NBC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS. Muir went on the air with a second special report at 1:52pmET.

>More: The business networks are also reporting on the shooting.  CNBC and FBN both reported the news at 12:47pmET and Bloomberg TV was next at 12:55pmET.

>More: Shepard Smith has taken over anchoring FNC’s coverage from the Fox News Deck. Fox Sports reporter Bill Reiter, who was an eyewitness to the shooting, told Smith, “I called my wife to tell her goodbye, perhaps, and certainly tell her that I loved her and our kids. I think someone asked me to get off the phone and be quiet. People were screaming. A short time later, I don’t know how long — time sort of both sped up and slowed down — we pushed our way through an exit door, ran onto the tarmac.” Read more

Connecticut School Shooting: Sunday Coverage Plans

Coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue into Sunday on the broadcast and cable networks.

On CNN, Candy Crowley will anchor “State of the Union” from Newtown. Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will anchor from Newtown Sunday, and the network will air a weekday primetime schedule. Fox News will again have an expanded edition of “Fox & Friends” beginning at 6amET Sunday, and MSNBC will have live programming until 6pmET. HLN will cover the shooting beginning at 7amET and going through 1pmET.

On the broadcast networks, the shooting will be the main topic of the Sunday public affairs shows. Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’ “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week.”

On CBS, Jeff Glor will anchor “CBS Evening News” from Newtown. “CBS Sunday Morning” will also feature three segments on the shooting.

ABC’s Dan Harris, Amy Robach, and Lara Spencer will anchor “Good Morning America” from Newtown. David Muir will also anchor “World News” from the location of the shooting.

We’ll continue to update this post as the networks set coverage plans.

>Update: The cable networks have added Sunday night programming to cover President Obama’s visit to Newtown:

Fox News will air a two-hour special anchored by Bret Baier at 6pmET. Baier will be joined by Molly Line and Mike Tobin from Newtown, as well as chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.

MSNBC will be live through 9pmET with coverage of Obama’s visit.

On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will anchor a three-hour special from Newtown beginning at 6pmET.

>More: ABC News will also broadcast a special report during Obama’s remarks at the vigil, anchored by George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer.  Muir will contribute from Newtown. NBC News will also have a special report anchored by Lester Holt in Newtown.

The Morning Ticker: Glor, Ramsey, Karl

  • CBS’s Jeff Glor will moderate a discussion with Marie Tillman, the widow of ex-NFL star turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman and the author Jon Krakauer in Chicago today. Marie Tillman opens up for the first time about rebuilding her life after her husband’s death.

  • Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert, radio personality, and former FBN host will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April.

  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl tells The Atlantic Wire what he reads: he likes Mike Allen‘s Playbook and thinks Politico’s David Rogers‘ “fiscal cliff” reporting/commentary is “stellar.” He also has a new-found appreciation for Justin Bieber.

Jim Axelrod Eyed As Permanent Anchor of ‘CBS Evening News’ Saturday

CBS News is closing in on a new full-time anchor for the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News.” TVNewser hears that CBS News national correspondent Jim Axelrod is the man that will get the gig.

Axelrod has been the primary fill-in anchor on the program since Russ Mitchell left CBS News a year ago. Jeff Glor anchors the Sunday edition. The new deal, assuming it gets done, will formalize the role for Axelrod.

The weekend evening news ratings reflect the weekday ratings, with NBC leading the way, followed by ABC and CBS. The numbers might be smaller than the weekday counterparts, but more than 10 million people still get their news on the weekend from the newscasts. Lester Holt anchors the weekend editions of “NBC Nightly News,” while David Muir anchors ‘ABC World News” weekend.

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