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Bob Orr Retiring from TV News

BobOrrBob Orr, the Justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS News, is retiring from the network in February.

Orr, who joined CBS News in 1993, covers law enforcement issues ranging from global and domestic terror to school shootings to organized crime. “Please join me in congratulating Bob on his extraordinary career at CBS and in broadcast journalism and on his well-earned retirement,” writes DC bureau chief Chris Isham in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser.

Before CBS, Orr was a reporter and anchor for WBNS-TV, in Columbus, OH and WCAU in Philadelphia. He began his career at WTRF in Wheeling, WV.

Newsblues, which first reported the story, says Jeff Pegues, who joined CBS News in May, 2013 is expected to take over coverage of justice and security issues.

Isham’s full note after the jump…

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Drones Approved For Making Movies. How Long Before They’re Approved for TV News?

SandersDroneThe network morning shows used as-yet-approved TV news technology to report on the just approved motion picture industry use of drones.

On Thursday, the FAA cleared the way for six film companies to use drones for film-making purposes.

Jeff Pegues reported the story for “CBS This Morning,” holding a drone outside a Washington, DC movie theater. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reported for the “Today” show from Aerial MOB in San Diego, one of the FAA-approved drone companies. (Both Pegeus and Sanders began their stories with a scene from “Skyfall,” the latest James Bond film, which was filmed, in Istanbul, using a drone.)

Sanders had a 2-camera live intro (after the jump), including what’s believed to be the first live national broadcast under the new FAA guidelines. (If you’re wondering whether Sanders’ use of the drone was legal, since his was for news-gathering purposes, the “Today” crew was in a hanger and therefore not in FAA-controlled air space.)

As we discussed at the TVNewser Summit in April, TV news is one of the industries in the FAA line to start using drones legally.

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Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories

The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza following 10 days of heavy violence there.

NBC’s Brian Williams began with a report from Tom Costello on the Malaysia Airlines jet. “Nightly” stayed with the plane crash news until 6:47 p.m. when Williams went to Richard Engel in Gaza for a live report on the ground war.

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ABC also began with the plane crash, leading with a report from chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz. With David Muir anchoring, “World News” turned to Gaza at 6:43 p.m. with a report from Hamish MacDonald.

On CBS, Scott Pelley began with a brief synopsis of the Malaysian jet crash before bringing in a team of correspondents, including David Martin, Bob Orr, Margaret Brennan, Major Garrett and Jeff Pegues. “CBS Evening News” turned to Gaza at 6:42 p.m. with a report from Holly Williams.

The cable and business networks also have continuing coverage of both stories tonight and into tomorrow morning.

‘I Have a Dream’ 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans

As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here are the plans, so far:

CBS

Scott Pelley will lead CBS News’ live coverage. The Network’s coverage begins on “CBS This Morning” with extensive reports on the anniversary, including a live report from Pelley in Washington, D.C. Pelley will anchor CBS News’ live coverage of Pres. Obama’s remarks on Wednesday afternoon. He’ll be joined by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues from the National Mall, and presidential historian and CBS News Consultant Douglas Brinkley from Washington, D.C. Pelley will also anchor the Evening News” from Washington, D.C.

ABC

ABC News and Yahoo! News will host a first-ever live global broadcast to commemorate the speech. This hybrid digital-television event will be anchored by George Stephanopoulos along with Dan Kloeffler from ABC News World Headquarters in New York beginning at 11a.m. Cokie Roberts and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree will provide insights and historical context from ABC News Headquarters in New York. Chief National Correspondent and Anchor Byron Pitts will lead the network’s coverage from the Lincoln Memorial. Linsey Davis will join him there. Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas will report from Washington. Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila will report from the White House. ABC is incorporating the hash tag #IMarchFor

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Brian Kilmeade Throws Basketball in Toddler’s Face

It was a very Summer Thursday for the morning shows. NBC’s “Today” had a synergistic Summer camp segment, and Jeff Pegues made his debut on “CBS This Morning” with a story on Hillary Clinton. On “Fox & Friends” however, one segment went terribly awry.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade was shooting hoops with toddler basketball sensation Titus Ashby (a TV regular over the last few months), when an errant pass hit the young boy in the face, causing him to cry and hop into his father’s arms.

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The after show was dedicated to analyzing Kilmeade’s throw, with criminal defense attorney and Fox News contributor Arthur Aidala calling in to explain that Kilmeade would come to regret his errant pass, as the crime scene was recreated.

The Morning Ticker: Meade, Spellman, Pegues

  • HLN’s Robin Meade sang the National Anthem ahead of the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 last night which was broadcast on FOX. Meade, whose second album comes out early next month, sang The Star-Spangeled Banner a cappella.
  • CNN Denver-based All platform journalist/correspondent Jim Spellman is leaving the network and taking a job with CCTV America. Spellman, who has been with CNN for 11 years, will be a Washington-based correspondent the network, which is China’s largest State-run broadcaster.
  • CBS News is also adding to its DC bureau. The network has hired Jeff Pegues who has been a correspondent for WABC in New York for the last 10 years. Pegues begins at CBS in July.