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Newsers Take the Stage

Fox News White House Correspondent Major Garrett performs tonight in “The Play’s the Thing!,” a Shakespearean homage by Peter Byrne in Washington. Details on that one here. BBC America’s Matt Frei and CNN’s Jessica Yellin will appear as well. Meanwhile, our fingers are still crossed for Jack Cafferty in “Guys and Dolls.” (h/t J$P)

Previous: FNC’s Jon Scott Performing in ‘Camelot’

Lisa Bloom Joins Newsreader Rotation at AC360

BloomAC360.jpgYou may have noticed CNN and CBS News Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom rotating in as newsreader on CNN’s AC360, making appearances both this week and last.

The job has been open since Erica Hill‘s departure for CBS in January. Substitutes have included CNNers Stephanie Elam, Poppy Harlow, Lisa Sylvester, and Jessica Yellin, among others.

For Bloom, the news stint is a departure from her role as a commentator and as a practicing attorney. Bloom joined CNN after leaving sister network truTV last year, where she anchored Open Court.

No word yet on CNN announcing a permanent AC360 newsreader. Correspondent Randi Kaye will fill in on tonight’s show.

Sanjay Gupta Fills In on ‘AC360′

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta filled-in for Anderson Cooper on “AC360″ last night, his first time subbing as the anchor. Erica Hill was the regular substitute until she left the program to become the full-time news anchor on CBS’ “Early Show” in January.

In place of “the shot” segment, Gupta had a birthday surprise for CNN political correspondent Jessica Yellin. Video:

Unfortunately, Gupta’s debut as an “AC360″ anchor did not go completely smoothly…

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2010 Gracie Award Winners Announced

gracieawards_2-24.jpgThe American Women in Radio and Television organization has announced the winners of the 2010 Gracie Allen Awards, for “programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.” A gala will be held in LA on May 25th. Here are the TV news winners (via TVBR):

  • NBC’s Andrea Mitchell – Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
  • PBS’ Brenda Breslauer – Outstanding Producer – News
  • CBS Radio’s Cami McCormick – Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
  • “CBS Evening News: Death of Walter Cronkite” – Outstanding Breaking News Coverage
  • CNN Presents – “Black in America” – Outstanding Documentary
  • CNN’s Jessica Yellin – “Political Women” – Outstanding Hard News Feature
  • CNN’s “Larry King Live” – Interview with Katherine Callaway Hall -Outstanding Talk Show – News
  • MSNBC’s “Lockup Special Investigation” – Lake County Juvenile Justice – Outstanding Series
  • NBC’s “Meet the Press” – A Woman’s Nation – Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
  • CNBC’s Melissa Lee – Outstanding Host – News
  • CBS News’ “Rape in America: Justice Denied” – Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
  • HLN’s Robin Meade – Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine
  • CBS News “Sunday Morning” – Table for One – Outstanding Soft News Feature
  • “NBC Nightly News” – Unlikely Refugees – Outstanding Hard News Feature

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks

Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we’re hearing for the cable news networks.

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown will anchor coverage leading into the address along and post-response analysis along with John King. Soledad O’Brien will report on polling data and Jessica Yellin will moderate a focus group in Ohio. Anderson Cooper will report and anchor “AC360″ from Haiti at 11pmET. Larry King will be live at 12amET.
fnc3120.jpg “O’Reilly Factor” will end at 8:55pmET and Bret Baier will anchor the address, the Republican response, and analysis live until 10:30pmET. Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, and Bob Beckel will contribute. Carl Cameron and Major Garrett will report. Greta Van Susteren will be live for “On the Record” until 11pmET. Sean Hannity will be live from 11pmET until midnight.
msnbc120.jpg Starting at 9pmET, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the address and response. Live editions of “Countdown” and “Rachel Maddow” will air at 10:30pmET and 11:30pmET
fbn120.jpg Fox Business will have coverage from 8-11pmET anchored by Neil Cavuto from the Newseum. Elizabeth MacDonald will host “Fixing America” beforehand and John Stossel will lead a “town hall” discussion afterward.
cnbc120.jpg CNBC special coverage begins at 7pmET with Larry Kudlow in D.C. followed at 8pmEt by “President Obama 1 Year Later,” which will be anchored live by John Harwood and Carl Quintanilla from Washington. CNBC will carry the address with and have reaction until 10:30pmET.
cspan120.jpg C-SPAN will begin special coverage at 8pmET with “a historical look at Presidents in their first year in office” followed by the address and response. Coverage will conclude at 11pmET. C-SPAN2 will air live reaction from Representatives and Senators from the Capitol.
bloomberg120.jpg Peter Cook will be in D.C. to anchor for Bloomberg with Al Hunt from 9-11pmET. Panel will include Tom Daschle, Martin Feldstein, and William Cohan.

We will update as we learn more.

Networks Call Massachusetts Special Election for Scott Brown. Republican Wins Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat

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At 9:21pmET, the Associated Press called the Massachusetts special election for the late Ted Kennedy‘s Senate seat for Republican Scott Brown. Fox News, which was airing “Hannity” and MSNBC airing “The Rachel Maddow Show” have been going wall-to-wall with coverage and sourced the AP with the call. Bret Baier made the call on Fox News.

CNNMass_1.19.jpgAt 9:24pmET on CNN, Larry King interrupted a Dr. Sanjay Gupta live report from Haiti and tossed to Wolf Blitzer in Washington who called the race for Brown. John King and Jessica Yellin are reporting from Boston.

NBC’s Norah O’Donnell reported at 9:47pm that Pres. Obama phoned Scott Brown to congratulate him on his win.

At 9:54pm, Sean Hannity reported that Senate leader Harry Reid has recognized the win and announced that Brown “will be seated when the proper paperwork is received.”

Still to come tonight: at 10pmET on Fox News, two hours of “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” live from Boston.

MSNBC will produce live hours of Countdown at 10pmET, Maddow at 11 and Hardball at Midnight. Maddow and Chris Matthews are in Boston.

After two hours of AC360, Larry King will return live at Midnight.

And ABC’s George Stephanopoulos heads back to Washington and will get the first post-special election interview with President Obama. The interview happens tomorrow and will air first on “World News with Diane Sawyer.”

> More: In his acceptance speech, Brown said of his wife Gail, who is a reporter at ABC affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston and was not allowed to campaign with him, “She didn’t stay neutral today. She actually voted for the winner!” Sen.-Elect Brown also said his two daughters were “available,” then clarified saying only Ayla (a former “American Idol” contestant) was available.

Covering the Massachusetts Senate Race

CNNMass_1.18.jpgHere’s who’s heading to — or already in — Massachusetts for tomorrow’s close Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy‘s seat.

• Fox News – Molly Line and Carl Cameron are in Massachusetts today. Greta Van Susteren will anchor “On the Record” from Boston tonight and tomorrow night. Bret Baier anchors “Special Report” from Boston tomorrow night.

• NBC/MSNBC – Kelly O’Donnell and Norah O’Donnell are covering in Boston. Chris Matthews heads to Boston after tonight’s Town Hall in Houston (live on MSNBC 10pm-12amET).

• CNN – Jim Acosta and Jessica Yellin are in Boston. They’ll be joined tomorrow by Dan Lothian and John King.

• CBS – Nancy Cordes is in Cambridge, Mass.

• ABC – John Berman is in Massachusetts.

Earthquake in Haiti

At 4:53pmET, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. CNN reported the news at 5:12pmET during the “Situation Room.” Fox News’ Uma Pemmaraju reported it at 5:29pmET during “Glenn Beck.” MSNBC provided an update with the news at 5:37pmET during “Hardball.”

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In the 7pmET hour, CNN and Fox News had full coverage of the earthquake during their news programs, and MSNBC had the replay of “Hardball” with an update at 7:45pmET.

Update: CNN has had extensive coverage of the earthquake all evening and is sending Anderson Cooper to Haiti. After the first hour of “AC360,” Cooper, who was also on Jay Leno‘s 10@10 this evening, handed the broadcast over to Jessica Yellin so he could catch a plane to the Dominican Republic.

Update: Mediaite’s Rachel Sklar gives a rundown of her observations during last night’s coverage: At 8pm, Campbell Brown had live coverage of the earthquake while Bill O’Reilly was taped and Keith Olbermann did not mention the earthquake. Rachel Maddow had live coverage at 9 and 11pm and, on CNN, Larry King had earthquake coverage mixed with discussion of Leno and Conan until Cooper took over.

Inside Cable News points out that CNN was live until 1amET, FNC went into tape starting at 11pmET, and MSNBC was live with David Shuster at midnight until 1amET.

Senate Holds Christmas Eve Health Care Reform Vote

At 7amET, the U.S. Senate held its final vote on the health care reform bill, and it passed 60-39.

Bret Baier came in during “Fox & Friends” to anchor Fox News coverage of the vote from Washington beginning around 6:55amET.

Just before 6:30amET, MSNBC broke away from a special edition of “Morning Joe” while David Shuster anchored breaking news coverage.

CNN stuck with “American Morning,” which was anchored by Rob Marciano and Carol Costello who were in for John Roberts and Kiran Chetry this morning. Jessica Yellin was reporting from the Capitol.

On the broadcast networks, the morning shows handled the vote within their top stories. Many of the usual anchors were out, including on “Good Morning America” where Bill Weir was in for George Stephanopoulos.

The last time the Senate held a roll call on Christmas eve was 1895.

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Previously: Cable Nets Cover Late Night Health Care Vote

November ’09 Elections: Cable Plans

Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that’s included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks:

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring coverage of the returns for CNN’s “Election Night in America.” Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King will have an election focus for their programs and there will be a special “Larry King Live” at 12amET. Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley, John King, and Jessica Yellin, along with other correspondents, will appear during primetime programming.
fnc2120.jpg FNC will have live reporting throughout the day from Major Garrett and Jim Angle in D.C., Carl Cameron in Virginia, Shannon Bream in New Jersey, and Eric Shawn and Molly Line in New York. Martha MacCallum will anchor exit poll results. Bret Baier will anchor live from New York at 6pmET. Shepard Smith will anchor the 7pmET hour when Virginia poll results are expected. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will host their regular programs with updates from Smith and Baier. Smith and Baier will also be on with Greta Van Susteren at 10pmET.
msnbc120.jpg Chuck Todd will anchor live from D.C. at 11am and 2pmET and Ed Schultz will be live from New York at 4pmET. Special live editions of “Countdown, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Hardball” will be presented at 10pm, 11pm, and 12amET.
fbn120.jpg FBN’s election night coverage starts at 8pmET and will be anchored by Neil Cavuto in New York. Guests include former NJ governors Christie Whitman and Jim Florio, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), former VA governor George Allen, and PA governor Ed Rendell.
cnbc120.jpg At 7amET, PA Governor Ed Rendell will be a guest host on “Squawk Box.” From 7-9pmET, Larry Kudlow will anchor “A Special Edition of The Kudlow Report: Your Money, Your Vote” live from D.C. with guests including: Dick Armey, Lanny Davis, Ed Gillespie and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. CNBC’s John Harwood and Hampton Pearson will also report.

We will update with additional information as we receive it.

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