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Karl Rove Back on Fox News

Karl Rove was back on Fox News last night appearing on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” It was Rove’s first appearance on the channel in 27 days. Last week, New York Magazine reported that Rove and Dick Morris had been benched. Fox News confirmed the lack of appearances was to send the message “the election is over.”

Rove was on with his election night partner Joe Trippi.  Said Baier: “We thought it worked in the electoral map. We thought: ‘the fiscal cliff, get them in a room and try to solve this thing.’ Gentleman, welcome back.”

New York Mag’s Frank Rich apparently didn’t see the segment. A few hours later, as guest on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rich was talking about the Rupert Murdoch empire (which also came up later on “The Colbert Report” — video below) and said of Rove, “he’s been benched at the moment at Fox News.”

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FNC and Fox’s Election Night Plans

Fox News Channel will have Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier anchoring on election night, while Shepard Smith will be anchoring on the Fox Broadcast Channel.

On FNC, Kelly and Baier will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume, “Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams, Stephen Hayes and Kirsten Powers. “O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly  and “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren will be providing commentary, and Van Susteren will also interview Fox News contributor Sarah Palin during the evening.

Correspondent Martha MacCallum will report on exit poll data, with Bill Hemmer manning the “bill-board,” FNC’s touchscreen. Carl Cameron and John Roberts will report from Romney HQ in Boston, with Ed Henry and Wendell Goler reporting from Obama HQ in Chicago. There will also be a number of correspondents in the field (after the jump).

On the Fox Broadcast Channel, FNC contributor Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh, and The Hill editor A.B. Stoddard will contribute to coverage.

Online, Jonathan Hunt and Harris Faulkner and Rick Folbaum will anchor video coverage on FoxNews.com, while Rick Sanchez will anchor on FoxNewsLatino.com in Spanish.

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The Life Of a Democratic Analyst On Fox News

The New Republic profiles Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who doubles as a contributor to Fox News Channel. The meat of the article, how did a Democratic operative land at FNC?

“And if you do the math,” which of course he has, “Fox has two million people watching, and MSNBC has six hundred thousand. So for MSNBC to have more Democrats watching, every single person watching MSNBC would have to be a Democrat. So it never made much sense to not have people arguing the progressive side of things to that audience.” He expressed this opinion to Ailes, complete with statistics, “and one conversation led to another and the next thing I knew I was…” He trails off. Say it, Joe: A Fox News contributor.

And? “And it’s the best experience I’ve ever had.” He laughs nervously. “I’m gonna get so much shit for that.”

Fox News Channel Sets VP Debate Plans

Fox News Channel has solidified its coverage plans for the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday. As with the first Presidential debate, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier will co-anchor the special from 8:55-10:30, dubbed “America’s Election Headquarters: Vice Presidential Debate.”

“Fox News Sunday” moderator Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Joe Trippi, Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer will provide analysis, with Carl Cameron, Steve Brown and Ed Henry reporting. Online, coverage will be anchored by Rick Folbaum and Harris Faulkner. Every program from 3PM onward (save for “O’Reilly Factor” at 8 PM) will originate from Kentucky on Thursday.

FNC has a partnership with Twitter for the debates, and will utilize Twitter’s data to bring viewers to gain insight into viewer sentiment, and to present the topics people are talking about on the service.

CNN announced its coverage plans for all of the debates late last month.

Kelly, Baier to Lead Fox News’ Debate Coverage

Fox News has set coverage plans for the first Presidential debate, which will take place Wednesday night from the University of Denver in Colorado.

Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will lead the network’s live political coverage, which kicks off at 8:55pmET. The pair will be joined by Brit Hume, Joe Trippi and Charles Krauthammer, as well as FNC correspondents Ed Henry, Carl Cameron and Alicia Acuna. Rick Folbaum and Harris Faulker will anchor live coverage on FoxNews.com from 8:45 to 11pmET.

Hannity will take over with live coverage from 11 to midnight and Greta Van Susteren will be live from midnight to 1amET.

Kelly and Baier, along with Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity, will all host their respective shows from Denver on Wednesday. “The Five” will also be live from Denver.

The AM Ticker: Woodward, Drought, Fox Map App

  • As he did for his last two books, journalist Bob Woodward is giving his first interview for his new book The Price of Politics to ABC’a Diane Sawyer. Woodward will speak to Sawyer on Monday, September 10, with excerpts running on “World News” and “Nightline.” He will appear in-studio on “GMA” the next day.
  • A sign of things to come? The NBCUniversal News Group is touting special coverage of the terrible drought the U.S. is currently facing. NBC news, CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, Telemundo and NBCNews.com are all planning special coverage for tomorrow, with an eye toward their particular audiences (i.e. financial impact on CNBC, Latino impact on Telemundo).
  • Fox News is launching a new iPad app, “You Decide 2012 Map” that let’s users predict how the electoral college will shake up during the 2012 election. Mashable reports: “If you’d like an expert opinion along with your own, former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Howard Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi — both Fox News contributors — deliver their predictions and analysis through the map.” Video of Rove, Trippi and Bret Baier using the app after the jump.

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Melissa Francis Front and Center for FBN Election Coverage

In her second day on the job at Fox Business, former CNBC anchor Melissa Francis was part of FBN’s New Hampshire primary coverage. Francis handled exit poll segments. “We got you here, and just running, sprinting from the start,” said Cavuto, who anchored coverage until 10pmET.

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.

Joe Trippi Becomes Fox News Contributor

trippi_12-18.jpgThe Swamp reports that former Howard Dean presidential nomination campaign manager Joe Trippi will become a part of the Fox News on-air commentator lineup starting January 1st.

Earlier today, WaPo’s Howie Kurtz tweeted, “Joe Trippi takes Fox News gig. I guess it’s safe for Democrats to go there again.”

Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett retweeted and added, “It never was unsafe. Not to us.”

Dee Dee Myers Joins CBS News

Myers_9.25.jpgFirst on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers has signed on with CBS News to be a political analyst. Myers joins Joe Trippi and Dan Bartlett as analysts during the home stretch of the 2008 election.

Myers could begin appearing on CBS News as early as tonight.

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