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Morning Shows Wear Purple in Honor of GLAAD Spirit Day

Morning show anchors wore purple this morning in observance of Spirit Day, GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign. Among the participants: NBC’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales; ABC’s Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer and Elizabeth Vargas; CNBC’s Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joe Kernan and John Harwood; and CNN’s Michaela Pereira.

“Today” interviewed “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack in honor of the show’s 15th anniversary. Messing and McCormack, both wearing purple ribbons, talked about the show’s social impact. “What I’m most proud of is that the show always treated Will’s desire for the perfect man as equal to Grace’s desire for the perfect man,” McCormack said. Video after the jump. Read more

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NBC News Hits All Platforms To Promote CNBC Obama Interview

NBC News aired a special report shortly after 4 PM ET. The report was to note that the President was slated to meet with Congressional leaders this afternoon, and to highlight a clip from an interview with the President that was airing that moment on CNBC.

“I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party,” Obama told CNBC’s John Harwood. “Am I exasperated? Absolutely I am exasperated, because this is entirely unnecessary.”

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Brian Williams anchored the two-minute special report, which also featured a brief appearance by Kelly O’Donnell, who noted that this fight could spread to the battle over the debt ceiling. Williams ended by reminding viewers that the interview was on CNBC, and promised excerpts on “NBC Nightly News.” MSNBC also ran excerpts after it ended.

CNBC Secures Obama Interview

obama-interviewCNBC has secured an interview with President Obama, just a few days into the government shutdown.

CNBC’s DC correspondent John Harwood will sit down with the President today, with the interview airing at 4 PM on “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.”

CNBC–and Harwood in particular–have interviewed Obama handful of times, including in 2009 when he was President-Elect, and again in 2010 as part of an economic town hall.

Obama has generally not given many interviews to financial news outlets, given their limited audience. That said, that limited audience holds a lot of economic power, so when he does talk to a CNBC, Bloomberg or FBN, it is so that he can send a message to Wall Street. Bloomberg TV actually had the first post-election interview with the President in 2012.

Cable News Channels Plan Special Coverage For Government Shutdown Showdown

capitol_hill_lgWith the strong possibility of a government shutdown happening tonight, the general cable news channels and the business news channels are planning to have special coverage this evening.

Fox News will have its usual primetime lineup until 11 PM, when a second, live hour of “On the Record with Greta van Susteren” will air. At midnight, there will be a new, live edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” featuring contributions from congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, White House correspondent Ed Henry and Washington correspondent James Rosen.

MSNBC will have its regular primetime lineup, and will be live at 11 PM, midnight and potentially longer if there is a shutdown.

Fox Business will have Neil Cavuto anchoring live at 8 PM.  Rich Edson will be reporting with updates throughout the night. FBN will also start live coverage at 5 AM tomorrow.

Bloomberg will have Bloomberg West and Bottom Line live at 6 and 7PM respectively, with live coverage from Asia from 8PM-1AM. Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will be live in DC for updates.

CNBC will have a special edition of “The Kudlow Report” tonight at 7pm focusing on all angles of the potential Government Shutdown. Melissa Lee, members of Congress and reporters John Harwood and Eamon Javers will report from DC.

C-SPAN will have live video coverage from Congress.

As of writing, CNN had not responded to a request for coverage plans. We will update when we have more.

State of the Union Coverage: Biz Networks

All three business networks will provide live coverage of tonight’s State of the Union speech and Republican response.

On Fox Business, Neil Cavuto will anchor beginning at 9pmET. Cavuto will be joined by Peter Barnes and Rich Edson from Washington, DC. John Stossel will host a special edition of “Stossel,” featuring a live studio audience, at 11pmET.

CNBC will have two hours of live coverage beginning at 9pmET. Carl Quintanilla will anchor, with chief Washington correspondent John Harwood reporting from DC.

Bloomberg TV’s coverage also kicks of at 9pmET. Trish Regan will anchor, joined by chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and White House correspondent Hans Nichols.

Inauguration 2013: Business Networks Coverage Plans

CNBC and Fox Business will both cover President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony Monday. Here’s what they have planned:

Neil Cavuto will anchor on Fox Business beginning at 11amET. Cavuto will be joined by Washington correspondents Peter Barnes and Rich Edson, who will be reporting live from D.C.

On CNBC, Tyler Mathisen and chief White House correspondent John Harwood will anchor beginning at 11amET. They will be joined by the network’s Washington correspondent, Hampton Pearson, who will be reporting live from DC.

CNBC’s Election Night Plans

CNBC’s election night will have a heavy focus on what’s become the number one issue of the election: the economy. CNBC’s coverage begins with a two-hour special edition of “Squawk Box” at 5pmET with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Then at 7pmET, Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla anchor the network’s primetime special “Your Money, Your Vote,” with Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood reporting live from the virtual electoral map room at CNBC Global Headquarters. The primetime special will include real-time results and instant analysis from Washington to Wall Street to the vital battle ground states

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Donald Trump & the NBC News/Entertainment Industrial Complex

On CNBC this afternoon, John Harwood said of reality TV host Donald Trump:

“Yesterday Donald Trump was on our air saying he would have a major announcement about the race. It wasn’t major at all, turned out just to be another publicity stunt by Donald Trump appealing to the crackpot fringe of American politics that raises questions about Barack Obama’s American-ness.”

On MSNBC just after 12 PM, host Alex Wagner called Trump “a nutty conspiracy theorist dressed up as a real estate mogulist for Halloween.”

The cause of the comments was the “announcement” from Trump (hyped on CNBC and Fox News before they knew what it was) that he would donate $5 million to a charity of President Obama’s choice if the President releases his college and passport records.

The comments on CNBC and MSNBC are particularly relevant, because NBC and the NBC family of networks are by far Trump’s biggest booster in the media.

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Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS’ Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here’s a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned…

Scott Pelley anchors on CBS from 9-11pmET. With Schieffer moderating, certain CBS programs — including yesterday’s “Face the Nation” and today’s “CBS This Morning” — originate from Florida. Pelley will be joined by Major Garrett of National Journal and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg, among others.

ABC’s coverage kicks off at 9pmET with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring. They will be joined during the two-hour broadcast by VP debate moderator Martha Raddatz, Christiane Amanpour, Jake Tapper, David Muir and Jonathan Karl.

Brian Williams anchors on NBC from 9pm-11pmET. Williams will be joined by David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Richard Haass.

PBS’ coverage runs from 9-11pmET, with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring and political editor Christina Bellantoni contributing.

Plans for the cable networks after after the jump. Read more

Quintanilla, Quick to Anchor CNBC Debate Coverage

CNBC’s Vice Presidential debate coverage kicks off tonight at 7pmET with Larry Kudlow‘s “The Kudlow Report.” Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla take over from 8pm to 11pmET with live pre- and post-debate analysis.

Quick and Quintanilla will anchor will be joined by Jim Cramer in the studio and CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood, who will be live from the debate site in Kentucky.

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