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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Strassmann’

Before Zimmerman Trial Coverage, Network Correspondents Break Bread

NBC’s Kerry Sanders, CBS’s Mark Strassmann and ABC’s Matt Gutman are in Sanford, FL covering the George Zimmerman trial for their respective networks. So this morning, before court got started, all three had breakfast together at the local iHop. Sanders Tweeted out this photo. As for which network picked up the tab…

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One Month Later, ‘CBS Evening News’ Checks In On Moore, OK

One of the more memorable moments from the coverage of last month’s deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was when CBS News cameras captured a woman finding her missing dog live on camera, a video that was seen more than four million times online. This week, CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann returned to Moore to check in on the residents who are rebuilding, including Barbara Garcia, the woman who was reunited with her schnauzer after the storm.

A fund for Garcia, who lost her home and had no insurance, has raised $61,000. “Even though I’ve lost, I have gained so much. This has shown me how many good, good people are out there,” Garcia told Strassman. Watch:

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans

TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty  but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information.

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The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. “Wake Up With Al” will air this weekend starting at 5:30 AM, and 5 AM starting next week.

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Mississippi Flooding: Who’s Covering

Fox News Channel has sent Rick Richmeuth and Jonathan Serrie to Memphis to cover the flooding along the Mississippi River, and further south in Mississippi, Steve Harrigan and Elizabeth Prann are covering. CNN has David Mattingly, Ted Rowlands and Ed Lavandera along the river. On MSNBC expect to see NBC News correspondent Janet Shamlian in Memphis, as well as Weather Channel reporters in the days ahead. CBS’s Mark Strassmann is covering, Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary is downriver in Norco, LA and as we mentioned earlier, ABC’s Diane Sawyer will anchor tonight from Memphis.

TV News Reporters Roughed Up, Caught in the Midst of Violent Protests in Egypt

Anderson Cooper is not the only reporter in Egypt finding it increasingly difficult to cover the escalating violent protests today (video after the jump).

CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann wrote  about the protests he’s covering:

“My colleague’s small camera was in his pocket, but we stood out as Americans. People began pushing and shoving both of us, especially him. We’ve been in these situations enough to know you just try to get out as quickly as you can. But we were trapped. From behind, I saw him get pushed and shoved, and then three separate people ran up to throw punches at him as he ducked to get out of the melee. He later told me he had also been maced.”

ABC’s Christiane Amanpour wrote in her “Reporter’s Notebook” today:

An angry mob surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away.

Reporters in the area are turning to Twitter to report some of their stories today. Their Tweets after the jump…

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‘GQ Brigade’ Deployed to the Gulf Coast

Daily Beast’s Rebecca Dana writes today about ABC News’ crew of male “talent” covering the oil spill in the gulf:

This summer, the network has sent a boy band’s assemblage of bright-eyed, sharp-tongued correspondents to the Gulf Coast, where they’ve broken news, landed big-get interviews and done it all in impossibly tight T-shirts. Other outlets fielded their own formidable crews to cover the oil spill, but only ABC fielded a lacrosse team.

Based on this TVNewser collage, that could be hard to argue:

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Dana singles out David Muir, Matt Gutman, Jeffrey Kofman, Ryan Owens, Sam Champion and Chris Cuomo, but what about the men from other networks that got left out?

After the jump, see the other male correspondents and anchors rocking the smoldering GQ look.

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In Oil Spill Coverage, Reporters See Their Profiles Raised

Gutman060910.jpg The New York Times’ Brian Stelter writes about television news reporters and contributors getting more airtime due to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stelter discusses CNN contributors Amber Lyon and Philippe Cousteau diving under the oil slick, and Jeff Corwin, who recently joined NBC News as its science & wildlife expert.

Then there is ABC News Radio’s Matt Gutman, whose work in the Gulf has not gone unnoticed:

Matt Gutman, a radio reporter for ABC News, is suddenly a high-profile reporter on television too, having filed nearly two dozen reports for ABC’s flagship “World News” since mid-May, according to The Tyndall Report, which tracks the content of evening newscasts.

“He most definitely does not have a face for radio, as the saying goes,” said Andrew Tyndall, who compiles the report.

And of course there are the efforts by Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, FNC’s Steve Harrigan and Kris Gutierrez and Kelly Cobiella and Mark Strassmann from CBS News. Strassmann in particular has been present:

Mr. Strassmann, for instance, has filed about 38 reports for the “CBS Evening News” since the spill started, according to The Tyndall Report, almost as many as he filed in the previous 12 months combined.

Audio From NBC Nightly News Heard on the CBS Evening News

We’re pretty sure the CBS Evevning News would like to have the viewership of America’s #1 evening newscast, NBC Nightly News, but this is no way to do it.

In one of the weirdest things ever to occur on the evening newscasts, last night on the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric tossed to correspondent Mark Strassman as he fronted a live shot from Port Fourchon, Louisiana on the latest on the oil spill. But instead of hearing Strassman, CBS viewers heard the audio from NBC Nightly News.

Lester Holt, filling in for Brian Williams was tossing to correspondent Martin Fletcher who was leading the broadcast live from London on the spy swap story.

When CBS News realized what was going on, they quickly ran Strassman’s produced piece. There was no mention of the audio snafu when Strassman tossed back to Couric.

It’s no secret the broadcast networks watch and even listen to each other’s newscasts when they go live at 6:30pmET, but for audio from one network to be heard live on another? That seems to be a first.

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Video after the jump…

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Couric Interviews New BP Commission Chairs

BPoilcommission_6-3.jpgKatie Couric will have an exclusive sit-down with Bob Graham and William Reilly, new co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, tonight on “CBS Evening News.”

This will be the first interview with the former-Senator and former-EPA chief since they were named to the post. Update: Though they have yet to be interviewed together, Bloomberg TV’s Peter Cook snagged the first interview with Graham late yesterday.

It’s something of a big media day for the administration. The president, as we mentioned, will be on Larry King‘s show tonight from the White House — which is being taped this afternoon in the Diplomatic Reception Room — and Admiral Thad Allen appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC morning shows earlier today. It’s also expected that White House energy and climate adviser Carol Browner is expected to make a few cable news appearances as well.

After the jump, CBS’ Mark Strassmann takes a boat into the spill to show how heavy the slick is…

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CBS Evening News Wins Murrow for Best Newscast

KC_6.29.jpgFor the second year in a row, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric has won the Edward R. Murrow award for best evening newscast. CBS News submitted the broadcast of Nov. 12, 2008 to the RTNDA judges. The program led with the economic bailout coverage from correspondents Anthony Mason and Sharyl Attkisson. Other reports came from Armen Keteyian, Seth Doane, Mark Strassmann, and Steve Hartman.

Rick Kaplan is the EP of the CBS Evening News. Katie Couric is the managing editor.

CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus says the broadcast, “simply is the best daily news program on television,” adding, “once again, the industry experts are giving CBS Evening News the critical acclaim it deserves.”