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Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch

Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow.

Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 AM.

TVNewser will be liveblogging the coverage starting at 4, so if you want to follow along, find out about all the coverage plans below.


NBC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Ann Curry from London. More coverage plans here.

ABC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters from London. More coverage plans here.

CBS: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Katie Couric and Erica Hill from London. More coverage plans here.

Univision: Coverage starts at 3 AM ET, led by Chiquinquirá Delgado, Raúl González and Marián de la Fuente.

Cable News:

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Morning Shows invade U.K. for Royal Wedding Week

The American morning shows have invaded Great Britain. Coverage of Friday’s royal wedding, which really began over the weekend, kicked in to high gear today. The “Today” show’s Meredith Vieira was outside Buckingham Palace this morning while Natalie Morales reported live from the village of Buckleberry, Kate Middleton‘s hometown. Matt Lauer and Ann Curry were in New York, and Al Roker was on the road in Washington, DC for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

ABC’s Robin Roberts was live in Jubilee Gardens across from Big Ben along with GMA Weekend co-anchor Bianna Golodryga, ABC’s UK reporter Nick Watt and future ABC daytime host Tim Gunn.

“The Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill was live outside the Tower of London while “American Morning” anchor Kiran Chetry was at CNN’s perch across from Buckingham Palace along with CNN’s analysts, “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deely and British record producer Mark Saunders.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, an Anglophile via his obsession with the Beatles and The Who, along with Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist have also begun a week of shows in London.

> RelatedNew York Times: U.S. Networks Add Britons to Royal Wedding Coverage

CNN Unveils Royal Wedding Coverage Plans

CNN has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton slated for Friday, April 29.

As part of its coverage, Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper and Kiran Chetry will anchor their respective programs from London for all or part of that week. The channel is also bringing on Cat Deeley as a special correspondent.

Live coverage of the wedding will begin at 4 AM ET, and will be hosted by Morgan, Cooper, Chetry, Richard Quest and Deeley.

Also on tap: a documentary about Middleton, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, as well as four half-hour specials on the wedding, which will run each Saturday in April at 2 and 10 PM on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, anchored by Quest. The specials will kick-off April2, and the documentary “The Woman Who Would be Queen,” will run Sunday, April 24 at 8 and 11 PM.

For HLN, Brooke Anderson will co-anchor “Showbiz Tonight” from London, while Becky Anderson and Quest will anchor their programs from location in London.

The networks of NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans earlier this week.

More information in CNN’s release below:

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More Anchors Heading to Arizona

  • ABC’s George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow’s “Good Morning America” live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris.
  • NBC’s Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he will co-anchor “Today” and will contribute to “Meet the Press.”
  • CBS’ Erica Hill will be in place for “The Early Show” Monday.

> More: Katie Couric was in to anchor the “CBS Evening News.” David Muir anchored “World News.” “Nightly News” was pre-empted for the NFL playoff game.

> Earlier: Christiane Amanpour to host “This Week” from Tucson, Arizona tomorrow.

> Sunday Updates: Katie Couric is en route to Arizona for coverage. CNN’s Kiran Chetry is also on her way to co-anchor Monday’s “American Morning.” > More: Brian Williams is en route and will be in place for a Dateline special tonight at 8pmET. ABC’s Diane Sawyer is also heading to Arizona for Monday’s “World News.”

Kiran Chetry + Trampoline = Pain

ChetryCast_6.9.jpgIf you’ve noticed anchor Kiran Chetry limping around the “American Morning” set this week here’s why: a trampoline got the best of her last Friday during a friend’s bar-b-que.

“There were nine of us on the trampoline and we were jumping around like little kids. There I was, in the air and they landed a second later and I rolled it,” Chetry told TVNewser by phone, as she made her way to participate in an Internet Week panel discussion.

Chetry went to the ER Saturday morning and after three x-rays was relieved to find out it was just a bad sprain and not a break. “So now I’m in this aircast for the next 4-6 weeks, but I’m determined to get out sooner,” she says.

The news anchor has her own deadline: “We are nominated for a daytime Emmy and we’re going out to LA the last Friday in June and I don’t want to be in this aircast.”

KChetry_6.9.jpgWhile she hasn’t missed any work, the bigger challenge is at home for the mother of two — ages four and two. “My 2-year-old keeps trying to get away from me,” she says. Her kids weren’t on the trampoline at the time, in fact her four-year-old told her later, “See mommy, this is why we should stick with the jumpy castle.”

Chetry, who field anchored from Grand Isle, Louisiana last week covering the oil spill, will be studio-bound for a while. “I just think people can’t get enough of this story,” she says. Her co-anchor John Roberts is there this week. “We have a lot of resources down there and we’re just going to keep on it.”

What Should CNN Do in the Mornings?

After Thursday’s news that CNN may be looking to revamp its morning progamming, we want to know what you think. What should CNN do with its early morning hours, now occupied by “American Morning” co-anchored by John Roberts and Kiran Chetry.

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CNN Developing New Morning Show?

CNN is developing a morning show pilot with a new format that is reportedly similar to the current morning chat shows on Fox News and MSNBC. The Wrap’s Dylan Stableford reports:

A representative for CNN had no comment. But according to one source familiar with the network’s development process, CNN is testing a concept that would include personalities with dueling political ideologies and opinions.

This would be in line with what our colleagues at FishbowlLA reported late last year, that CNN was bringing in talent to audition for a “Crossfire”-esque show the network was developing for an unknown time slot.

TheWrap cites an insider who says any pilot is not tied to a specific time slot. CNN’s morning program has seen plenty of changes in recent years. John Roberts and Kiran Chetry joined the program in 2007, replacing Miles O’Brien and Soledad O’Brien. Prior to that, Bill Hemmer anchored before he left for Fox News.

In February, “American Morning” averaged 341,000 Total Viewers, just ahead of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (340K), and slightly behind HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (342K). FNC’s “Fox & Friends” is the dominant morning cable show, averaging 1.13M Total Viewers last month.

But the changes may not end with a revamped morning show. TVNewser hears another top-line talent may bolt the cable channel when her contract expires. We hear she’s being wooed by one of the big 3 news divisions.

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Sara Sidner Subs on ‘American Morning’


Sarah Sidner made her debut today as a substitute anchor, filling in for Kiran Chetry on “American Morning.” CNN tells TVNewser this is the first time the CNNI New Delhi-based correspondent has anchored for the CNN/U.S. network. It seems Sidner has good timing: she is in town shooting a special while both Chetry and Christine Romans are away. (h/t ICN)

Senate Holds Christmas Eve Health Care Reform Vote

At 7amET, the U.S. Senate held its final vote on the health care reform bill, and it passed 60-39.

Bret Baier came in during “Fox & Friends” to anchor Fox News coverage of the vote from Washington beginning around 6:55amET.

Just before 6:30amET, MSNBC broke away from a special edition of “Morning Joe” while David Shuster anchored breaking news coverage.

CNN stuck with “American Morning,” which was anchored by Rob Marciano and Carol Costello who were in for John Roberts and Kiran Chetry this morning. Jessica Yellin was reporting from the Capitol.

On the broadcast networks, the morning shows handled the vote within their top stories. Many of the usual anchors were out, including on “Good Morning America” where Bill Weir was in for George Stephanopoulos.

The last time the Senate held a roll call on Christmas eve was 1895.


Previously: Cable Nets Cover Late Night Health Care Vote

TV Doctors Celebrate Release of Sanjay Gupta’s New Book


“I’m grateful all the docs showed up, it’s amazing, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, they’re all here. So if something happens, you’re going to be very well taken care of, and the whole world is going to know about it.”

Last night, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta threw a party in midtown Manhattan for the release of his new book, “Cheating Death.”

Pictured above, you can see Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez, NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dr. Mehmet Oz of “Oprah” fame, ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser, and Deepak Chopra.

The CNNers were out in full-force, with morning show hosts John Roberts, Kiran Chetry, and HLN’s Robin Meade, who was in town from Atlanta, among the guests. Larry King also stopped in, as did Soledad O’Brien and T.J. Holmes.

CNN/US President Jon Klein told the crowd that the turnout was attributable to Gupta’s reputation as both a good reporter and a good colleague. Klein said Gupta, who travels the world for CNN and still practices medicine every week, had taken the time recently to help him find a surgeon for his father.

Gupta’s “Cheating Death” recently made the WSJ list of best health books of 2009 (along with ABC News contributor Marie Savard’s “Ask Dr. Marie”), and Gupta said he was inspired by the larger role he thinks medical reporting can play.

“There are instances where I think media can help lead medicine,” he told the crowd. “But when we talk about reporting on things around the world, we typically think of that as news. In certain instances it can it can actually lead the charge.”

TVNewser caught up with Gupta at the party to ask him about his new book, the politicization of medical reporting, and his decision to pass up the surgeon general job. We also used to opportunity to solicit some free medical advice.