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More Royal Baby Specials Planned

Royal baby mania has not subsided, simply because the future monarch has been born.

A number of specials about the birth are still set to air today and through the week.

Tonight ABC News will air a special “20/20″ at 10 PM, with Barbara Walters anchoring. “The Royal Baby: Heir to the Throne” will also feature Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and London correspondent Lama Hasan.

The BBC is planning stateside coverage as well. BBC World News, the 24-hour cable news channel operated by the BBC, will air a documentary called “Born To Be King” a number of times today, anchored by Sophie Raworth. The BBC special will air at 8:30, 14:30 and 20:30 (Greenwich mean Time). There is also special coverage on bbc.com/royalbaby.

Last night NBC aired a special hour-long  ”Dateline,” anchored by Natalie Morales.

It is worth noting that so far CBS News has avoided any special baby coverage, instead choosing to cover it as part of its normal news programming.

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Broadcasters Gear Up For Gaza Coverage

With the situation in Gaza continuing to escalate, the broadcast news divisions are making sure their people are in the region. Additional changes may be made, but for now here is the latest on the assignments in Gaza, Israel and beyond.

ABC News has Christiane Amanpour in Jerusalem, joined by Lama Hasan. Matt Gutman is reporting for ABC from Tel Aviv, while Alexander Marquardt reports from Gaza.

NBC News has Ayman Mohyeldin and Richard Engel in Gaza, Stephanie Gosk and Martin Fletcher in Tel Aviv, Jim Maceda in Cairo, Egypt and Ali Rouzi in Tehran, Iran.

CBS News has Clarissa Ward reporting from Cairo, Charlie D’Agata reporting from Gaza and Allen Pizzey reporting from Israel.

Fox News has Jerusalem correspondents Leland Vittert and David Lee Miller reporting from southwestern Israel, near the Gaza border.

David Muir on Somalia Famine: ‘It’s Heartbreaking’

Although the news cycle this week has been dominated by politics as Republicans and Democrats struggle to come to a deal on the debt ceiling, there is another major story happening far away from Washington — a devastating famine in Somalia.

David Muir, weekend anchor of “ABC World News,” has been embedded with Doctors Without Borders at a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, since Monday. Muir told The Huffington Post he wanted his reporting to showcase “the resiliency of kids who made the journey with their parents.”

“I think it’s heartbreaking and when you walk into these intensive care units, you can’t help but look at their mothers and the children lying next to them, and hope that they’ll be the ones sitting up tomorrow,” Muir said.

ABC and NBC both have correspondents in the region — ABC’s Lama Hasan has been in Kenya since July 16, and NBC’s Rohit Kachroo has been there since July 6.

Brian Williams preps ‘Nightly News’ live from Cairo

As we’ve been following the movements of the network anchors and correspondents in Egypt, TVNewser was sent this picture of “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, weekend “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and producer Paul Nassar at work this evening in Cairo, putting together tonight’s “Nightly News.” Williams will appear on MSNBC’s “Hardball” in the next few minutes and he’ll tape an appearance on “The Last Word” following “Nightly.” No word on whether Williams’ iPad has internet service.

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour will also be making a return to her old network CNN when she appears on “Piers Morgan Tonight” at 9pmET from Cairo. The Cutline’s Michael Calderone talked with Amanpour today: “I really do think what we’ve shown is that when news happens, we’re going to go there and report for ourselves and for our viewers from the ground.”

“World News” weekend anchor David Muir is en route to Cairo where he will join Amanpour, and correspondents Alexander Marquardt, Lama Hasan, and Lara Setrakian.

Hasan Named Cairo ABC News Correspondent

lamahasan9-8.jpgLama Hasan has been named an ABC News correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt. The announcement was made today by ABC News President David Westin who said “She has a deep understanding of this part of the world, and our viewers, listeners, and readers will benefit from her contributions from a region full of important, complex stories.”

Hasan will report for “World News,” “Nightline,” and “Good Morning America” for ABC News.

Previously, Hasan was based in London and anchored “World View” on ABC News Now. In the past, she covered several major stories and conflicts in the region and worked as a field producer for ABC News in the Middle East.