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TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings

All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn’t clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults.

Fox News first reported the news at 8:35amET. Heather Nauert reported school stabbings during a fire drill at Franklin Regional Senior High School.

CNN first reported the stabbings at 8:50amET, with Chris Cuomo talking to Dr. Chris Kauffman, who was treating injured students at the regional hospital, via phone.

Chuck Todd opened “The Daily Rundown” at 9:01amET reporting the breaking news.

On the broadcast side, “Good Morning America” first reported the news at 8:03amET. “Today” first mentioned the stabbings at 8:30amET. “CBS This Morning” didn’t report the news during its broadcast.

NBC News also broke in with a special report on the school stabbing at 10amET with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchoring, and National Correspondent Kate Snow reporting alongside them in New York.

“GMA” and “CBS This Morning” will be updating their shows across the country. Neither broke in with special coverage.

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NBC’s Kate Snow Reports on Heroin Abuse: ‘Addiction Crosses all Demographics’

kate snow heroin reportsThis week, NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow will present a series of reports on heroin addiction. The series, “Hooked: America’s Heroin Epidemic,” took Snow to several different cities as she interviewed current and former addicts.

“So many people have bravely shared with me their intimate struggles with heroin addiction. They did that knowing it would help others,” Snow tells TVNewser. “What we’ve learned is how pervasive these stories are — doctors, lawyers, teachers, professionals — heroin addiction crosses all demographics.”

Snow’s reports will air throughout the week across all NBC News platforms, including NBCNews.com, where Snow will host a series of webcasts to discuss her reporting.

‘Dateline’ Wins Summer, Enters September with Exclusive

“Dateline NBC” is hoping to make it 11 weeks in a row as the No. 1 non-sports show in its Friday night timeslot. They’ll try to do it with Kate Snow‘s hour-long report about Amanda Lindhout, a former freelance journalist who, in 2008, was kidnapped and held for 15 months in Somalia. Lindhout talks about a daring — if unsuccessful — escape attempt and what kept her from committing suicide.

“Dateline” airs tonight at 9pmET/8pmCT.

Here’s The Rundown For The Final Edition Of NBC’s ‘Rock Center’

Friday evening is the final episode of NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” the primetime newsmagzine that launched in late 2011. “Rock Center” was shuffled across multiple timeslots on multiple nights over the course of its one and a half year run, and never really found a groove.

For the final edition of the program, Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Chelsea Clinton will have reports, along with the final edition of the “Rock Bottom” segment with Williams himself. Details on those reports are in the rundown after the jump.

A wrap party for the show is set for next Wednesday, insiders tell us.

NBC announced that it would be canceling “Rock Center” right before its upfront presentation in May, and layoffs followed soon thereafter, although many staffers were able to be placed elsewhere in NBC News.
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Broadcasters Plan Extended Evening Newscasts, Special Coverage Of Tornado Aftermath

The broadcast networks are planning to give their news organizations extra space tonight to update viewers on the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City. In addition to expanded evening newscasts, NBC and ABC will have dedicated programming to coverage of the devastation and recovery.

NBC: NBC News will have a special from 8-9 PM live from Oklahoma, anchored by Brian WilliamsLester Holt, Ann Curry, Harry Smith and Kate Snow will be among the contributors. “NBC Nightly News” will also offer an hour-long newscast to affiliates this evening.

CBS: CBS News will not have a primetime special, however Scott Pelley will host a special edition of the “CBS Evening News” from 6:30 PM until 8 PM, offered to affiliates.

ABC: ABC News will be offering a one hour edition of “ABC World News” to affiliates. Diane Sawyer will be in New York, with David Muir in Moore. In addition at 12:35 AM “Nightline” will be special edition dedicated to Oklahoma.

Also: Muir, Ginger Zee and Mike Boettcher will reportfrom Oklahoma this afternoon on “Katie.”

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma

President Obama is scheduled to comment on the disaster in Oklahoma at 10 AM and it is likely that all of the broadcast networks will break into regular programming to cover it.  ”CBS This Morning” went into the 9 AM hour to cover the fallout. We hear that “CTM” will stay live until 12 PM on the east coast covering the damage, and 10 AM pacific.

Update: “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said. “Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away.”

“If there is hope to hold onto, not just in Oklahoma but around the country, it is the knowledge that the good people there in Oklahoma are more prepared than most, and what they can be certain about is that Americans around the country will be right there with them,” he added.

Meanwhile, the news channels are sending their A-teams to Oklahoma to cover the fallout from the tornado.

As we noted yesterday, NBC has Brian Williams,  Lester HoltAnn CurryHarry SmithKate SnowAnne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Oklahoma, as well as the Weather Channel team of Jim CantoreMike Bettes, and Mike Seidel.

ABC News has Sam ChampionGinger ZeeDavid Muir and Alex Perez in Oklahoma. Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, and Cecilia Vega are also either in Moore or en route.

CBS has Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Moore, and Anna Werner on the ground, and Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” there this evening.
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Keith Olbermann Opens Wallet for Alma Mater

Keith Olbermann has given a significant donation to WVBR-FM, the Cornell University radio station, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The donation was enough to give Olbermann naming rights for the new location.

Olbermann’s gift will allow WVBR – a commercial radio station run entirely by Cornell students – to move into a new, bigger facility much closer to the Cornell campus. The new building on East Buffalo Street in Ithaca will be named Olbermann-Corneliess Studios, after Olbermann’s late father Theodore Olbermann and Glenn Corneliess, a former program director at the station and a friend of Olbermann’s who died in 1996 at 39.

The amount Olbermann made has not been made public, but the fundraising goal of $935,000 now stands at $555,081. The new, bigger location will include a multimedia center for training in video production, web design and online programming.  Other notable WVBR alums include NBC News anchor Kate Snow and CNBC senior producer Peter Schacknow.

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 31

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” begins 2013 with another ratings win, but “Nightly” was flat compared to the same week last year, while “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” were up. ABC was up +6% in total viewers and CBS was up +9% in total viewers during the holiday week. “Nightly” still commanded a half million viewer lead on ABC and 1.6 million lead on CBS.

ABC’s and CBS’ averages are based on 3 days (Wed-Fri), while NBC’s averages are based on 4 days (Tues-Fri).

Numbers for the week of December 31, 2012:

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 8,896,000 8,475,000 7,241,000
• A25-54: 2,447,000 2,095,000 2,024,000

Colorado Shooting: Network Special Reports For First Court Appearance

The broadcast networks are planning special reports for the 11:30 AM court appearance of James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding dozens of others.

On CBS, Scott Pelley will anchor, joined by correspondent John Miller. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor, joined by David Muir. On NBC, Brian Williams will anchor, joined by Savannah Guthrie and Kate Snow, with Mike Taibbi in the courtroom itself.

The cable news channels will, of course, also be providing live coverage as part of their dayside news programming.

Update: The special reports are on, and we have a first look at Holmes in court. The feed went in and out of audio around 11:40, and the networks had to pull out around 11:42 as a result. The cause seems to be the wireless streaming tech powering the live feed.

Who is Filling Oprah’s Shoes?

The AP’s David Bauder wonders who is getting the “gets” since Oprah Winfrey left the daily TV airwaves. The answer, increasingly, is Oprah, for her OWN show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” Bauder also says Katie Couric “could be Winfrey’s true heir as an interviewer in daytime.” But also, don’t count out the news organizations, particularly ABC.

While “Today” and CBS’ “60 Minutes” are able to land strong interviews, no television organization has been as aggressive as ABC News in seeking the big “gets.”

“There’s more to ABC’s efforts than filling a void left by Winfrey, said Eric Avram, who runs the network’s interview bookings. Still, he doesn’t miss her. “Oprah obviously had an enormous presence and her iconic show was one of our biggest competitors,” he said.

Bauder talks with ABC News consultant, publicist to the stars Howard Bragman who says NBC News should not be underestimated. “They are both working very hard now,” he said. Just last night on “Rock Center,” Kate Snow, formerly of ABC now with NBC, interviewed an Ohio man who is the first to speak publicly about the sexual abuse he endured under former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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