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BloombergTV Sources CNN and Fox News With Election Calls

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 8.46.42 PMRule #1 when hosting election night coverage, source your own news organization when calling a race. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, hosting their first election night for BloombergTV, were discussing the West Virginia Senate race when Halperin said, “Two news organizations, both CNN and Fox News, are predicting that Shelley Moore Capito will be the winner.”

A short time later, Halperin added, “Mark it down, Bloomberg Politics is reporting the apparent winner in West Virginia is Shelley Moore Capito.”

A few minutes after that, Bloomberg cited CNN once again, which had called the Ohio Governors race for John Kasich. Isn’t Bloomberg also a news organization capable of calling elections?

A BloombergTV spokesperson tells TVNewser it’s all part of the strategy of their coverage: “Bloomberg Politics is reporting apparent winners of races based on returns, reporting with party committees, campaigns and election officials, detailed analysis of historical voting patterns and demographic data, as well as projections from other outlets.”

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Here’s Your Guide to Election Night Coverage

bush-gore-hanging-chad-floridaThe cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night.

TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, so send us your tips, observations, social media discoveries and screenshots.

Full network-by-network coverage plans, and links to our reports on each network’s lineups of analysts, after the jump.
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Halperin, Heilemann Headline Bloomberg Election Night Coverage

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead Bloomberg’s election night coverage, dubbed “Election All-Nighter” which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of “With All Due Respect.” Primetime coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET, with Halperin and Heileman joined by Al Hunt and analysts Kim Alfano, Bill Burton, Lanhee Chen, Fred Davis, Patti Solis Doyle, Anita Dunn, Michael Feldman and John Sununu.

Bloomberg will use a “Decision Desk” to crunch numbers on tight races, and provide full coverage and analysis online, with a live stream of Bloomberg TV’s election night coverage, along with blogging from correspondents in the field and updated results on the network’s “Election Night dashboard.”

In Profile: Halperin/Heilemann, Gabrielle, Smith

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin bloomberg John Heilemann and Mark Halperin of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect” sat down with The New York Times Magazine‘s David Carr about the midterm elections, Michael Bloomberg and the divided political ecosystem. Heilemann and Halperin were even asked who they’d want to share a six-pack with.

Halperin: I’ll go with Hillary Clinton right now, only because she’s a little more relevant to our forward-looking lives. But when the Palins drink, apparently exciting things happen. Heilemann: Michelle Obama. Although she’d want it to be light beer, and that’s not really to my taste.

lea gabrielle_304x200Fox News’ Lea Gabrielle took a rare path to journalism, starting her career  with a 12-year stint in the United States Navy. She recently told Marie Claire about her experiences, how to deal with pressure and the keys to success.

Build yourself a network of people who want you to accomplish your goals and want to see you succeed. If I’m going to get trained, I want to make sure I’m getting trained by people who know what they’re doing, who have a reputation, and are going to be able to introduce me to people who can hire me.

Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith spoke with Capital NY to discuss how he handles being on air for breaking news, when to interrupt scheduled programming and technology’s impact on his coverage.

We don’t want people to freak out, we have lived in a freak-out world. We were here on 9/11, living in a state of fear is a terrible thing, and I don’t want to add to it if I don’t have to.

The Morning Ticker: Philips Deshishku, ‘Next List’, ‘With All Due Respect’

  • ABC News has named Stacia Philips Deshishku Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. “She is a passionate, innovative, and creative journalist,” ABC President James Goldston said. Phillips Deshishku comes from CNN, where she spent over two decades as a producer, assignment editor, and most recently, director of news planning.

  • CNBC unveils “The Next List” today, the top 25 “definitive list of people who will be instrumental in shaping business, finance, and thus our world, over the next 25 years.” Andrew Ross Sorkin will lead the network’s coverage of the list throughout today and this month.

  • “With All Due Respect” with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann premieres tonight on Bloomberg TV at 5pmET. The duo’s inaugural guest is former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Network Coverage Plans for President Obama’s ISIS Address

ObamaCNNIsisBroadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama’s speech on American action against ISIS.

Here is what the networks are planning:

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer will anchor for the network with “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq, where it will be 4am. The CBS Sports special “Under the Lights” will be delayed.
  • Brian Williams anchors for NBC with Chuck Todd reporting from the DC Bureau, delaying “America’s Got Talent” in the eastern and central time zones.
  • ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos hosts, along with Jonathan Karl at the White House.
  • Shepard Smith will anchor a special report on FOX, interrupting the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
  • On Fox News,  Megyn Kelly will anchor with Bret Baier appearing. “The O’Reilly Factor” will air at 8pmET and “Hannity” at 10pmET will be live, with a special live edition of “Special Report” airing at 11pmET.
  • On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer will anchor.
  • John Seigenthaler will anchor a preview of the speech at 8:30pmET for Al Jazeera America as well as coverage of the actual speech. White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira will contribute from the White House.
  • Neil Cavuto will anchor  for Fox Business Network, followed by live editions of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 10pmET and “The Independents” at 11pmET.
  •  MSNBC will air a two-hour primetime special hosted by Rachel Maddow from 8pm-10pmET. Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell and Reverend Al Sharpton will join Maddow. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” will air at 10pmET followed by a live “All In with Chris Hayes” at 11pmET.
  • Bloomberg Politics’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will anchor Bloomberg TV’s special primetime coverage of the President’s speech starting at 9PM ET from Washington, DC. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will contribute reporting and analysis.
  • CNBC will carry the address with hosts as yet unannounced

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Bloomberg TV Show Gets Debut Date

Heilemann HalperinTrue to the title of their bestselling books “Game Change,” Mark Halperin and John Heilemann aim to alter the political debate on TV.

“With All Due Respect,” hosted by the duo, will premiere on Bloomberg TV October 6 at 5pmET. “He’s got a chance to win,” Halperin says sitting across from Heilemann at a diner table in a promo video.

“He makes Joe Biden look like a guy in control of his mouth,” Heilemann responds, with the two then agreeing their diner-style conversation can be a political talk show. Another promo video rolls out a montage of politicians, pundits, and celebrities saying “with all due respect.”

“In a world where people say with all due respect when that is not at all what they mean comes a new show that fuses popular culture, the political world, and TV…and translates what people are actually saying,” the promo says. The half-hour show will air on Bloomberg TV and BloombergPolitics.com

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The Morning Ticker: Justice, Gnazzo, Gifford

  • At a 5amET news conference in Estonia, carried live on the cable news networks, Pres. Obama vowed that “justice will be served” in the deaths of two journalists beheaded by ISIS militants. “Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget,” said Obama.
  • Cory Gnazzo has been named EP of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” taking over for Bill Wolff who joined “The View” last week. Gnazzo, senior producer of TRMS, has been with the show since launch in 2008. He joined MSNBC in 2000 as a producer of “The News with Brian Williams.”
  • “Now with Alex Wagner” senior producer Rob Gifford has left MSNBC for Bloomberg where he’ll be senior broadcast producer of the new politics vertical run by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Previously, Gifford was a senior producer with “Morning Joe” and a producer of  FNC’s “Studio B w/ Shepard Smith.”

Bloomberg Names Leadership for Politics Vertical

BLOOMBERG-tv-LOGOBloomberg has announced two key appointments for its newly-created politics vertical: Tom Johnson has been named executive editor and Pat King has been appointed senior producer.

Johnson joins Bloomberg after 20 years at ABC News, where he was most recently senior broadcast producer of “World News with Diane Sawyer.” In a note to staff this morning, Bloomberg senior executive editor Josh Tyrangiel praised Johnson’s “spectacular mix of talent and temperament—his colleagues at ABC note that he’s usually the smartest guy in the room, and rarely feels the need to remind anyone of it.”

King comes to Bloomberg after nine years at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he was most recently a segment producer. Tyrangiel — who noted “he’s not here to make the show funny” — called King “a passionate observer of national politics with a tremendous instinct for research.”

In addition to overseeing the politics vertical, Johnson and King will serve as executive producer and senior producer, respectively, for the daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slated to launch in October.

Tyrangiel’s full note, and the note from”World News” executive producer Michael Corn, after the jump.

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Bloomberg’s Heilemann/Halperin Politics Vertical to Launch in October

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin bloombergCapital New York reports Bloomberg Politics, the multi-platform vertical led by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, will launch in October, just 30 days before the midterms. The pair will helm a half-hour show in the 5 p.m. timeslot:

In a town hall meeting that lasted about two hours, Bloomberg Businessweek editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel, who’s been working closely with [Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin] Smith on the media-group strategy, described the show as “much closer to ‘Pardon the Interruption’ on ESPN than ‘Meet the Press,’” according to a partial transcript provided by a source. “One of our biggest advantages in politics is we are not ideological, we are not a sewer.” (Presumably the show will share the name of the site: Bloomberg Politics.)

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