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Bush Address: How Networks Will Cover

President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address tonight, live at 8pmET (actually, we’re told it’s officially at 8:01:30). Here’s how the networks will cover:

• ABC — Charlie Gibson anchors. World News will be updated following the speech.

• CBS — Katie Couric anchors.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors.

• CNN — Wolf Blitzer anchors, followed by Campbell Brown‘s “No Bias, No Bull” after the address.

• FNC — Bret Baier anchors before the speech with analysis after. Bill O’Reilly anchors a shortened live show following the analysis.

• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann anchors and Countdown continues immediately following.

• CNBC — “CNBC Reports: President Bush’s Final Address To The Nation” airs from 7-9pmET, before and after the speech.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors with a 30-minute Dave Ramsey Show following the address.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors followed by analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors as part of a special edition of “Money & Politics.” Following the address will be a look back at Bush’s economic legacy.

Election Night: PBS & BBC

The big four broadcasters and cable news networks will keep us waiting a bit longer before they reveal what’s in store on election night. As one insider told TVNewser last week, “you think we want to give our play book to the other guys?” “No,” was our answer.

Anyway, we do have the plans for PBS and BBC.

Jim Lehrer anchors PBS’ election coverage with political analysis from Mark Shields & David Brooks. Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Ray Suarez, Jeffrey Brown, and Margaret Warner contribute. Coverage begins at 9pmET and will continue until midnight or until a winner is announced.

• BBC has tapped British-born but red-blooded American Ted Koppel to join them on the set of the Washington Bureau. Coverage begins at 6pmET and will be anchored by David Dimbleby along with Matt Frei, anchor of BBC World News America.

The press releases are after the jump…

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