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Inauguration 2013: CBS Coverage Plans

It’s Pres. Obama’s second inauguration, but it’ll be the first time CBS’s Scott Pelley has anchored an Inauguration Day. Pelley will lead CBS News coverage beginning at 10amET Monday following a three-hour “CBS This Morning” with hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell in Washington, DC.

Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Margaret Brennan, Jan Crawford, John Dickerson, John Miller, Byron Pitts, Bill Plante and Chip Reid will all contribute to the coverage.

CBS will also broadcast the official swearing-in Sunday at NoonET. The full plan, after the jump…

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The Ticker: CNBC’s ‘Cuffs,’ DC Ideas, SocialGuide

  • CNBC and Yahoo! have teamed up for their first original online program. “Off the Cuff” will be a weekly video series featuring sit-downs with C-suite execs about how they got to the corner office and beyond.

  • Nielsen, the TV ratings service, is getting into the social TV measurement biz with the acquisition of SocialGuide which tracks social conversations around more than 30,000 programs, across 232 channels. Lost Remote has the story behind the deal.

CBS News Election Night Plans

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS’ election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest studio and the home of “CBS This Morning.”

Joining Pelley will be “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS news political director John Dickerson. In addition, Byron Pitts will report from the “60 Minutes” studio, where he will “use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.” Anthony Mason will be in Studio 57, where he will report on exit polls using “augmented reality” graphics.

Jan Crawford will be at Romney HQ in Boston, with Nancy Cordes in Obama HQ in Chicago. In the field Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio, Anna Werner will report from Nevada, Elaine Quijano will report from Florida, Barry Petersen will report from Colorado and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.

More after the jump.
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Charlie Rose Meets the Press, a Lot of Them, in Post-Debate Show

If you’re looking for the most ecumenical post-debate coverage tonight, check out Charlie Rose‘s PBS show. The “CBS This Morning” co-anchor is up late with a live debate wrap up with guests spanning many TV networks and publications, including:

Chuck Todd, NBC News
John Dickerson, CBS News
Martha Raddatz, ABC News
Gwen Ifill, PBS Newshour
Mark Halperin, Time Magazine
John Heilemann, New York Magazine
Tina Brown, Newsweek/ Daily Beast
Albert Hunt, Bloomberg News

CBS News Unveils Plans for Political Conventions

CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer and “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

In addition to hosting “Evening News” from Tampa and Charlotte for the duration of the respective conventions, Pelley will helm a one-hour primetime special at 10pmET on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both the DNC and the RNC. Schieffer will be live from Tampa the Sunday before the RNC and from Charlotte the Sunday before the DNC for “Face the Nation.” Rose will host “CBS This Morning” from Tampa and Charlotte, with co-host Gayle King remaining in New York.

Additionally, Bill Whitaker will report from the convention floor in Tampa and Byron Pitts will report from the convention floor in Charlotte. Jan Crawford travels to Tampa with Mitt Romney, while Nancy Cordes travels to Charlotte with President Barack Obama. Bill Plante and John Dickerson will also contribute to the network’s coverage.

More information in CBS’ release, after the jump.

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Steve Doocy Appears to Misquote President Obama in Mitt Romney Interview

Fox News host Steve Doocy appeared to misquote President Obama in an interview with Mitt Romney. Talking Points Memo caught the mistake, which changed President Obama’s statement about his upbringing into a pretty clear attack on Romney. In the speech Obama said “I Wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

The “silver spoon” comment in the context of the speech seemed to be a swipe against Romney, whose father George Romney was the top executive of a major car company and a former governor of Michigan. But the President was able to maintain plausible deniability until Steve Doocy of Fox News came along. While interviewing Romney on live TV Thursday, Doocy quoted Obama as saying, “Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

Update: A Fox News spokesperson tells TVNewser that Doocy will clarify the remark tomorrow morning. That is more than NBC News could say after its misleading George Zimmerman edit came to light.

While it seems like a slight against Romney, CBS News’ John Dickerson writes that Obama has used that term so much since 2008 that it is “cliche.”

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Get Ready To ‘Hang Out’ With Bob Schieffer

Soon, viewers will be able to “Hang Out” with CBS “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer. At a party last night in Washington, CBS unveiled plans to do monthly Google+ “Hangouts” with Schieffer, correspondents and political guests.

People that normally wouldn’t be able to be in the same room would be able to participate, with excerpts appearing on the show, which is now an hour long (which means more airtime to fill!).

FishbowlDC’s Eddie Scarry was there, and a has a full breakdown of what went down.

TVNewser hears that among the attendees were CBSers Chris Licht, Norah O’Donnell, Chris Isham, John Dickerson and Bill Plante. Also in attendance: former CBSer and current Googler Daniel Sieberg, FNC’s Ed Henry and CNN’s Jessica Yellin.

John Dickerson Named CBS News Political Director

Ahead of last night’s GOP debate on CBS, News president David Rhodes sent a note to staff, naming John Dickerson CBS News’s Political Director overseeing the editorial strategy of the 2012 campaign. Dickerson has been with CBS News since 2009 as an analyst and contributor. He’ll continue writing for Slate.

Dickerson’s mother Nancy was CBS News’s first female correspondent in 1960. In a 2009 profile, Dickerson told TVNewser, “I grew up hearing about CBS. When Mom started, she worked with Ed Murrow and Eric Sevareid and Don Hewitt. She revered them. That was the sort of water I grew up in.”

Rhodes also notes that Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics is joining as a campaign contributor.

Rhodes’ note after the jump…

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Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media

Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours — not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — often the target of MSNBC’s opinionated hosts — and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (right, meeting NBC News correspondent Luke Russert for the first time). Palin, as we reported yesterday, was the guest of Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren.

As MSNBC host/mixologist Rachel Maddow made a drink for “Glee’s” Jane Lynch, MSNBC boss Phil Griffin, worked the room. It’s his after party afterall. And not missing an opportunity to synergize, Cee lo Green, of NBC’s “The Voice” was the entertainment.

In addition to Van Susteren, we spotted Bret Baier from Fox News chatting with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. NBC News president Steve Capus and “Today” show EP Jim Bell — who’d both just returned from London covering the Royal Wedding and sharing ratings info on his Blackberry. Looks like “Today” was #1 again on Royal Wedding day. (Final numbers later on TVNewser).

Eliot Spitzer in tow with CNN’s chief communicator Christa Robinson; Roland Martin, David Bohrman, and Sam Feist also of CNN and ABC’s Jim Sciutto.

We chatted up CNBC’s Rick Santelli, in from Chicago, Carl Quintanilla and Hampton Pearson. NBC’s Janet Shamlian, and Kelly O’Donnell and MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan and Contessa Brewer, now almost four months along. Ed Schultz was proud to tell us he’s overtaken Anderson Cooper in the ratings at 10pm, in just his third month on the air. “Big news,” says big Ed.

Meanwhile, over at the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair party, tipsters tell us Jake Tapper, Dave Price, John Dickerson, Chris Isham, Gayle King, and Seth Meyers [who'd poked fun at the thought that the Bloomberg party was a hot ticket], were still in full party mode at 2:15am. “The patio is still packed,” we were emailed. “They started serving breakfast snacks.”

Day One For New ‘Early Show’ Anchor Team

This morning marked the first official day on the job for the new “Early Show” anchor team of Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Jeff Glor and Marysol Castro.

Hill opened the program by asking viewers to make a New Year’s resolution to watch the new “Early Show.”

Hill then kicked things off by talking to CBS News political analyst John Dickerson about the challenges facing the new Congress:

Later in the show, Castro showed video from her New Year’s Day participation in the Polar Bear Plunge at Coney Island:
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