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Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela

ABC News Mandela speical reportThe broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here’s what they have planned so far.

NBC’s Lester Holt will anchor the weekend editions of “Today” and “Nightly News” from Soweto this weekend.

CBS News has slated a special “48 Hours” on Mandela’s death for Saturday night. Scott Pelley will anchor “Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation” at 9pmET. The show will feature historical CBS News footage as well as reports from Bob Simon, Martha Teichner and Wynton Marsalis.

ABC News will have a special “20/20″ tonight anchored by David Muir and Robin Roberts. “Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World” will air at 10pmET. Tonight’s “Nightline” will also feature additional coverage of Mandela’s death.

“Fox News Sunday” will air an interview former South African foreign minister Pik Botha, who served near the end of the apartheid era. Senior correspondent Greg Palkot, who is reporting from South Africa for the network, conducted the interview.

Discovery Channel will premiere a new documentary, “The Making of Mandela,” Sunday at 12pmET/PT.

MSNBC will air a special on Mandela’s life at 9pmET.

Former President Bill Clinton is doing a round of interviews about Mandela’s death, sitting down with NBC’s Brian Williams, Fox News’ Ed Henry, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Univision/Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. CBS aired Pelley’s interview with Clinton on “Evening News” last night.

The Ticker: Schifrin, Shriver, Ramos

  • Nick Schifrin, former ABC News correspondent in London, has joined Al Jazeera America. Shifrin is already on the air, reporting live from South Africa on the death of Nelson Mandela.

  • NBC News’ Special Anchor Maria Shriver leads the network’s social media initiative #DoingItAll. Comments will be incorporated into Shriver’s upcoming reporting on women which will be featured across the NBCUniversal News Group next month.

  • Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos went on “The Daily Show” last night, talking with Jon Stewart about the changing face of the U.S. and the impact Hispanics are having on the country’s culture and political system. Clip after the jump…

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Chris Matthews to Interview President Obama

Matthews-Chris-CREDITMSNBC1MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will sit down with President Obama in an interview that will focus on healthcare, confidence in government, political dysfunction and voter suppression.

The interview, a town hall-style format at American University in Washington D.C. happening Thursday as part of the “Hardball College Tour,” will air on Thursday night’s “Hardball” at 7pmET. Matthews will be joined by university students, who will get to ask the President their own questions.

Former President Bill Clinton is also making the TV rounds this week—speaking with two Spanish-language hosts ahead of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Latin America meeting in Brazil.

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Josh Elliott’s Marathon Friday: ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

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Here’s one television anchor who is earning his weekend: ABC News’ Josh Elliott, who is hosting three shows and appearing on a fourth today. Elliott was at his usual perch on “GMA” this morning, then guest-hosted “The View.” And his day is not nearly over — he will appear tonight on “World News,” followed by filling in for Jorge Ramos on Fusion’s “America” this evening.

“I’m wheels-up at 1:15am–a time where, Sarina [Elliott's daughter] willing, my weekend hibernation would begin. Instead, it’s just the beginning of a day’s journalism (and Hot Topics), without end,” Elliott tells TVNewser. “What could go wrong…?”

Matt Drudge: Jorge Ramos is ‘The Last Journalist Standing’

After Jorge Ramos‘ tense interview with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel last night, Matt Drudge called Ramos “the last journalist standing.” On his Fusion show, Ramos pressed Emanuel on several topics, including President Obama’s campaign pledges that he would close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and make immigration reform a priority during his first year in office.

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Here’s What the Broadcast and Cable Networks Have Planned For Election Day

fox news election coverageHere’s what the cable and broadcast networks have planned for tonight’s Election Day coverage:

Fox News: Bret Baier will anchor live cut-ins with election results during normal primetime programming. Carl Cameron will be live from Virginia and Eric Shawn will cover the races in New Jersey and New York. Additionally, the network will have a live webcast anchored by Jonathan Hunt from 7-8:15pmET.

CNN: Wolf Blitzer and John King will provide election updates during primetime. Jake Tapper, who is spending the day with New Jersey governor Chris Christie, will host a special at 11pmET. Van Jones and Newt Gingrich will host a special edition of “Crossfire” at 11:30pmET.

MSNBC: The network will cover the election on its regular primetime shows. Chris Hayes will host a live update at 11pmET.

ABC News: The network will cover the election on its regular newscasts, including “GMA” and “World News.” ABC will have coverage and analysis of the races online and will live-stream victory and concession speeches at ABCNews.com/live.

CBS News: The network plans to cover the races during its newscasts, with analysis and live coverage throughout the evening on CBSNews.com.

NBC News: “Nightly News” will update later feeds of the newscast as results come in and will feature extended coverage and analysis on NBCNews.com.

Fox Business: Neil Cavuto will anchor a special edition of “Cavuto” at 8pmET and a special report starting at 9pmET. “Lou Dobbs Tonight” will be live at 10pmET.

Fusion: Special editions of “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” will air on Fusion at 5pmET and live at 8pmET.  Ramos will be joined by Fusion host Alicia Menendez, ABC News political director Rick Klein, Fusion political editor Jordan Fabian, Fusion digital editor Ted Hesson and Fusion White House correspondent Jim Avila.

Diane Sawyer: Interviewing Children ‘Can be Scary Because They See Straight Through You’

Diane Sawyer on Fusion“World News” anchor Diane Sawyer dropped in on the new ABC/Univision network Fusion earlier this week, appearing on “America with Jorge Ramos.” The two anchors — who go head to head on the evening news on their respective networks, albeit in different languages — talked about gun control, the changing media landscape, and how Sawyer prepares for interviews with children.

As the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre approaches, Sawyer talked about children’s access to guns, highlighting the age children are most likely to shoot themselves with a gun at home: “three years old,” she said. The veteran anchor also stressed the importance of finding areas of agreement on the hotbed gun issue.

Ramos asked Sawyer how she approaches interviews with young children differently, with Sawyer acknowledging that “children can be very scary because they see straight through you,” as “they’re dealing in a purer kind of dialogue.”

The two also touched on new media, where Sawyer points to digital media as a catalyst forcing new ways of thinking among traditional journalists.

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George to Jorge: One of the Things I’ve Learned is to Let Go

JorgeGeorge304During the first of what may be a recurring segment on the new network Fusion, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, along with Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, chatted about politics, policy and the news business, including the “GMA,” “Today” show rivalry and Monday’s “GMA,” “Despierta America” crossover episode.

Jorge also asked George what was the secret behind his transition from working in the White House, to becoming a political pundit, to anchoring the news.

“The secret is to always dance on the inside, not the outside,” joked Stephanopoulos, known for his straight-laced role on “GMA.” “One of the things I’ve had to learn in the morning, is to let go a lot of that preparation and just go with the moment…go with the flow.”

Both Jorge and George host Sunday morning public affairs shows on their respective networks. Jorge’s secret: he tapes “Al Punto” on Fridays.

“I gotta work on that Friday afternoon taping thing,” said the ABC George.

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As Fusion is Born, a Morning Party for Parents ABC and Univision

Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, Raul Gonzalez, Karla Martinez and George StephanopoulosWith just hours to go until the official launch of Fusion, ABC News and Univision put their partnership on display this morning, joining top-rated morning shows “Good Morning America” and “Despierta America” for an elaborate crossover event.

Producing two distinct shows, on two networks, in two languages, was “tricky,” as one ABC producer said in the understatement of the morning.

Miami-based Univision sent producers and talent to New York, while several members of the “GMA” team were in Miami. As we watched from the “Good Morning America” control room, producers from both programs scanned each show’s rundown for opportunities to simulcast. Updates were relayed in both English and Spanish to keep staffers in New York and Miami on the same page. On one of the dozens of control room screens, a Univision feed showed Lara Spencer and Sam Champion dancing wildly on the “Despierta America” set in Miami, leading senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski to joke that the pair may never return to New York.

“The show’s been on the air about 18 minutes and I think I’ve lost three pounds,” Champion joked during his first weather report.

On the “GMA” set, Univision’s Karla Martinez and Raul Gonzalez sat with Honey Berry, the “Despierta America” chihuahua named after actress Halle Berry, and, during commercial breaks, chatted with Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott. The five anchors were on the go throughout: juggling segments in the ground-floor studio, an outdoor cooking segment, and a performance from Enrique Iglesias upstairs.

This morning’s frenetic pace is just another day at the office for Martinez and Gonzalez.

“I was making fun of George. I saw he was so concentrated, reading and everything (during commercial breaks),” Martinez told TVNewser after the show. “I told him: you guys are so serious. In our studio … we’re so loud!” Read more

The Countdown to Fusion

ABC’s David Muir anchored “World News” from Miami this evening from the Newsport, a combined newsroom/studio complex for Univision News and the new cable network Fusion, which launches tomorrow evening. As part of the launch, ABC and Univision, the partners in the joint venture, are taking part in a programming crossover in the morning. Merrill will be at “Good Morning America” in Times Square covering that part of it.

Fusion debuts at 6:57pmET with a short launch video, followed at 7pmET by “America with Jorge Ramos.” Starting Tuesday, the network — a mix of news, pop culture and satire — begins a full day of programming. See the schedule here.

Here’s Muir’s behind-the-scenes look at Fusion.

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