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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.

Oprah on Letterman Chat: ‘It felt like Dave was giving me therapy’

David Letterman invited Oprah Winfrey to his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana Monday. The candid conversation, part of a series Letterman puts on, lasted an hour and 40 minutes — 45 minutes longer than scheduled.

After her Letterman sitdown, Winfrey talked with CBS’s Jeff Glor, for an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning:” “It felt like Dave was giving me therapy,” says Winfrey. “I am sitting on stage in a real conversation with Dave Letterman about things that I haven’t thought about for years,” she tells Glor.

Also reflective this morning, “CBS This Morning” hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell. “This has been a great broadcast,” said Rose at the end of the show. “Think of the people that have been on. Warren Buffett, R.A. Dickey was here. Oprah Winfrey. What a great job to have.” O’Donnell responded: “It is. And you know what, Charlie? It’s the best job I have ever had. I do mean that. And a lot of it has to do with you and Gayle. Not [show EP] Chris Licht, though,” O’Donnell chuckled.

Glor’s story, after the jump…

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Colorado Shooting: News Show Changes, Primetime Specials Planned

Reporter Amanda Kost from Denver station KMGH Tweets this photo from outside the Aurora, CO theater

The tragic shooting in Colorado is forcing many TV news programs to throw out their plans for the day, what would likely have been a slow Summer Friday.

As we noted earlier “CBS This Morning” is going live into a third hour of programming, a first for the network morning show. CBS also says that Scott Pelley will anchor the ‘CBS Evening News” from Aurora, Colorado this evening.

> Update: Pelley will also anchor a special edition of “48 Hours” in primetime tonight at 8 PM. Jeff Glor is also going to Colorado. He’ll anchor a split edition of “CBS This Morning Saturday” and anchor “Evening News” Saturday and Sunday and stay for Monday’s “CBS This Morning.”

> More: On ABC, David Muir will report from Aurora for “ABC World News,” with Chris Cuomo anchoring a live “20/20″ from Colorado at 10 PM ET. Diane Sawyer–who was supposed to be off today–will come in and anchor “World News” from New York.

NBC’s Brian Williams will anchor from Aurora, and “Dateline” will have an hour on the shooting in primetime.

On cable news, Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” is forgoing what was supposed to be a taped special on the economy at 10pmET and will instead cover the shooting. Van Susteren will anchor from Colorado. Also, Fox News Channel’s Jon Scott–a Colorado native–is en route and will report from Aurora for “Fox Report.”

> More: NBC’s Chris Jansing was supposed to be traveling to London today for Olympics coverage. Instead she is heading to Colorado where she will anchor a 4pmET and 10pmET specials on MSNBC. Coincidentally, one of the athletes she profiled for the Summer games is from Aurora.

> More: CNN’s Anderson Cooper will be anchoring from Aurora, Colorado tonight as well.

On HLN this afternoon Kyra Phillips will make her debut on the network during “Evening Express” from 5-7 PM ET.

Piers Morgan Tonight” EP Jonathan Wald says on Twitter that they will be covering the shooting:

We will update this story with more changes in coverage, as we get them.

Weekend Evening News Ratings: Q2 2012

Earlier this week, we gave you ratings for the evening newscasts during the second quarter of 2012. So how did the weekend evening newscasts stack up?

For the just-concluded quarter, the weekend evening newscasts mirror their weekday counterparts: “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” on top, followed by “ABC World News with David Muir” and “CBS Evening News” (anchored by Jim Axelrod on Saturdays and Jeff Glor on Sundays).

The Sunday edition of “World News” delivered its largest overall second-quarter audience in nine years (since Q2 2003). Muir’s Sunday broadcast also slashed its year-ago gaps with “Nightly” by double-digits: -67% in Total Viewers and -54% in the A25-54 demographic.

  • Numbers for Q2 2012 (Saturday):
NBC ABC CBS
Total Viewers 4,397,000 3,854,000 3,142,000
A25-54 1,020,000 865,000 756,000

Ted Nugent Speaks To ‘CBS This Morning’ In First Interview Since Secret Service Visit

Rocker Ted Nugent spoke to “CBS This Morning” today, his first interview since he was visited by the Secret Service following comments he made regarding President Obama.

Jeff Glor conducted the interview.

GLOR: Tell me about that [your meeting with the Secret Service] – how serious was it?

NUGENT: I feel sorry for liberals who can be that brain dead as to take a clear statement of fear on my part and turn it into a threat against somebody else.

GLOR: What did they say to you? How does that all take place?

NUGENT: “Hey Ted, good to meet you. Thanks for giving us the time. We appreciate you responding to our request.” And I said, “I appreciate it back because you guys are following up on your professional responsibilities even though you’re reporting to complete idiots who should probably be investigated.”

Who’s Leading the Weekend Evening News Race?

We share the weekend Evening News Ratings scoreboards every Tuesday, but we don’t often get a chance to share numbers for the weekend shows. So here goes.

Like its weekday counterpart, “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is firmly locked in first place on Saturday and Sunday evening. In the year since David Muir took over as “World News” anchor second-place ABC has narrowed its margins with “Nightly” by -14% in Total Viewers and -3% in A25-54 viewers.

Over the last year, “NBC Nightly News” has averaged a 1.14 million Total Viewer lead over “ABC World News” and a 2.34 million Total Viewer lead over “CBS Evening News” which was, for most of the last year, anchored by Russ Mitchell. Jeff Glor took over as Sunday anchor last month. Among younger viewers, NBC leads ABC by 341,000 viewers and leads CBS by 559,000 viewers.

The margins between “NBC Nightly News” and “ABC World News” during the same time period are smaller on Sundays. The two shows are separated by 649,000 Total Viewers and 281,000 A25-54 viewers. On Sundays during football season, “Nightly” is displaced by NBC’s Sunday Night Football on the West Coast.

Numbers for Saturday/Sunday (Feb. 19, 2011 – Feb. 12, 2012):

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 5,552,000 4,466,000 3,426,000
• A25-54: 1,466,000 1,163,000 887,000

 

 

 

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A Taste of Italy at Bonnie Schneider’s NYC Book Party

CNN and HLN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider celebrated the release of her book, Extreme Weather, at Eataly on Thursday night. Schneider and her guests — including chef Lidia Bastianich, who held a cooking class with the author before the book signing –

After the jump, find out who turned out for Schneider’s fete.

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Jeff Glor ‘Happy To Be Back’ To Weekend Edition of ‘CBS Evening News’

After a year on “The Early Show,” CBS News’ Jeff Glor will officially begin his new role as Sunday “Evening News” anchor this weekend.

Glor anchored the Saturday edition of “Evening News” for more than a year before being named news anchor for “The Early Show” in 2010.

“I’m very excited,” he tells TVNewser. “I missed doing Saturday nights. I’m happy to be back.”

Glor praised weekday anchor Scott Pelley, who took over for Katie Couric while Glor was away from the “Evening News” anchor desk.

“The biggest difference is who’s in that chair Monday through Friday,” Glor says. “I think that Scott and his team are doing an extraordinary job. And I think my job is to try to help them hold down the fort one night a week. It’s an honor, and it’s something I don’t take lightly.”

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