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Cable, Broadcast, Business Networks Plan For Obama’s Joint Address to Congress

The broadcast networks will all lead in to tonight’s 7 p.m. presidential address with their normal nightly newscasts. All three networks will offer post-game analysis — anchored by George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Brian Williams for NBC and Scott Pelley for CBS. NBC — which is carrying the 8:30 p.m. NFL kickoff game that is the reason behind President Obama’s earlier-than-usual address — will likely minimize post-speech analysis to join the in-progress NFL pregame show, which was displaced to cable due to the presidential speech.

Fox News Channel and CNN will take the speech live and incorporate coverage into their normal 7 p.m. shows — “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith” on Fox News Channel, a live “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC. CNN will also take the speech live, with Wolf Blitzer and John King will jointly anchoring  coverage that will also be simulcast on CNN International. C-SPAN will also broadcast the speech in its entirety.

All three business networks will also take the presidential address. CNBC’s coverage will be anchored by Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood, while Lou Dobbs will anchor for Fox Business. Bloomberg TV’s coverage will be anchored by Margaret Brennan from Washington, DC, and will lead directly in to the network’s 9/11 documentary, “Tragedy and Triumph: Wall Street After 9/11.”

Nets Prepare for Monday Markets with Sunday Specials

After a day of Saturday specials on the cablers, the networks are gearing up for the Asian markets opening later today and the opening of Wall Street tomorrow following Friday’s S&P downgrade of the U.S. CNN’s special coverage continues tonight with a 9pmET special hosted by Christine Romans. Fox Business will produce a 2-hour special tonight at 9pmET hosted by Gerri Willis. Also, at 8pmET Bloomberg Television presents a two-hour live report anchored by Tom Keene and Adam Johnson.

CNBC’s also got a special on at 8pmET called “Markets in Turmoil.” As part of it, CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will speak with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who announced today he’s staying with the Obama Administration through the election.

This morning on “Meet the Press” former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said, “What I think the S&P thing did was to hit a nerve that there’s something basically bad going on and it’s hit the self esteem of the United States. The psyche. And it’s having a much profounder effect than I conceived could happen, because the economics of what they’re talking about is very clear.”

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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625,000 Tune in to CNBC for President’s Town Hall

Obama_9.21.jpgThe ratings are in for yesterday’s economic town hall meeting with Pres. Obama, moderated by CNBC’s John Harwood. The hour drew 625,000 Total Viewers airing live at NoonET — more than 450,000 viewers behind #1 FNC (1.08M) in the hour, but ahead of CNN (436K) and MSNBC (217K). The re-air on MSNBC at 3pmET drew 369,000 viewers.

A Political Start to Pres. Obama Economic Town Hall

Obama_9.20.jpgCNBC’s “Investing in America” town hall meeting with Pres. Obama got off to a decidedly political start. The event, being held at Washington D.C.’s Newseum in front of an audience — as described by CNBC’s John Harwood — of “CEOs, union workers, teachers and students, small business owners, people who don’t have a job.”

Harwood’s first question was about how Obama’s policies are being perceived differently, depending on whom you ask:

Harwood: “Many leaders in business think you and your policies are hostile to them. And many ordinary Americans think your policies are helping Wall Street and big business. How’d that happen?

Well, first of all, even though economists may say that the recession officially ended last year, obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it’s still very real for them. And I think we have to go back to what was happening when I was first sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. We went through the worst recession since the great depression. Nothing’s come close. In fact, if you look at the consequences of the recession in the ’80s, the recession in the ’90s and the recession in 2001, you combine all three, it still wasn’t as bad as this recession that we went through. So the month I was sworn in, we lost 750,000 jobs. The month after that, 600,000. The month after that, 600,000. This is before any of our plans has a chance to take effect.

The event will run until 1pmET and will re-air on MSNBC from 3-4pmET.

President Obama to Appear on CNBC Town Hall

cnbc_logo091510.jpgTVNewser has learned President Obama will appear in a town hall meeting on the economy live on CNBC Monday.

Update: The special will be called “Investing in America: A CNBC Town Hall Event with President Obama,” and it will air Monday at noon ET.

CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will moderate the event, which will feature a live audience.

CNBC will re-air the program that evening at 8 PM.

The press release is after the jump.

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ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address

obamaoval_6-14.jpgTomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start of his presidency and will discuss the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and his latest trip to the region. TVNewser has learned that ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will be carrying the brief address. We anticipate CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, FBN, and MSNBC will deliver full coverage as well.

Diane Sawyer will anchor for ABC, Katie Couric anchors for CBS, and Lester Holt, who’s in for Brian Williams this week, will anchor for NBC.

And don’t worry, everyone. The new two-hour “Hells Kitchen” will be slid back.

More: PBS will also carry the address with Judy Woodruff anchoring. CNN will have Wolf Blitzer, John King, and Candy Crowley with Anderson Cooper in the Gulf Coast. CNBC will air a special report at 8pmET anchored by John Harwood. Neil Cavuto hosting for FBN. Bloomberg will air an edition of “Charlie Rose” with Al Hunt and ABC’s Jake Tapper at 7pmET and Carol Massar will host live coverage at 8pmET. Terry Moran will anchor ABC’s “Nightline” from D.C. with George Stephanopoulos contributing.

Obama Learns About Goldman Charges Watching CNBC

CNBC’s John Harwood sat down with Pres. Obama this afternoon. The first question was about last Friday’s SEC charges against Goldman Sachs. Harwood asked the president if there was “something fishy and political” about the timing of the suit considering the Senate is beginning debate on a financial regulation bill:

JOHN HARWOOD: So, you say categorically no winks, no heads up in advance –

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Categorically.

HARWOOD: — no signal from anyone –

PRES. OBAMA: Categorically. We– we– we found out about it on — CNBC.

HARWOOD: Nice.

Meanwhile, while that was going on at the White House, on CNBC-TV, Virgin CEO Richard Branson was swearing up a storm with Maria Bartiromo.

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Coverage Notes for Health Care Vote

Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon:

• Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for “America’s Newsroom at 9amET, and Megyn Kelly will anchor “America Live” at 1pmET. Shepard Smith will be live from New York at 3pmET, and Neil Cavuto will anchor “Your World” from DC’s the Newseum at 4pmET. Then a special edition of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 5pm, Special Report with Bret Baier at 6pm, FOX Report with Shep at 7pm and then live Sunday night coverage of the weekday programs, O’Reilly at 8pm, Hannity at 9pm and Greta at 10pm.

• CNN provides special coverage beginning at 1pmET approximately 2pmET (depending on when the vote is). Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley and John King will be joined by members of the BPTOT for full coverage of the latest developments in the health care debate and vote. A special health care-focused edition of Larry King Live will begin at 9pmET.

• MSNBC’s Alex Witt anchors until 1pmET when David Shuster picks coverage for the rest of the afternoon.

• Fox Business Network will be live Sunday beginning at 2pmET with Cavuto at the Newseum in Washington, DC and Stuart Varney from New York.

• CNBC is producing a live primetime special at 9pmET co-anchored by Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Carl Quintanilla. In addition, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen and Hampton Pearson will report live from Capitol Hill and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will provide instant analysis.

>Update: Two hours of debate begins at 2pmET with a final vote expected no earlier than 8:30pmET. Democrats say they have the 216 votes needed.

> More: Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC’s World News. CBS’ Russ Mitchell anchors CBS Evening News but will be preempted on the east coast due to the NCAA tournament. CBS News plans a special report in primetime when the votes are counted.

MSNBC Dayside Changes: Return to Single-Anchor Shows; Themed Hours Go Away

MSNBC is streamlining its dayside schedule and doing away with the themed hours focused on the economy and politics. It’s a back-to-basics approach for the network’s daytime news hours which slipped to fifth place in December, behind FNC, CNN, HLN and CNBC between 9am-4pm.

TVNewser has learned that effective Monday, David Shuster will anchor at 10amET and 3pmET, Tamron Hall will anchor at 11amET and 2pmET and Contessa Brewer will anchor at 12N.

Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie begin the dayside hours at 9amET. Andrea Mitchell remains at 1pmET and Dylan Ratigan at 4pm.

MSNBC_1.26.jpgIt’s a continuation of recent changes to the daytime lineup.

The network’s themed shows “It’s the Economy” which had been co-anchored by CNBC’s Melissa Francis and Brewer and Friday’s “New York Times Edition” which had been co-anchored by NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and CNBC’s John Harwood have been canceled.

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