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‘Good Morning America’ Heading to The Oscars

GMA OscarsThe 86th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday night at 8:30pmET, with red carpet festivities beginning at 7pmET.

Sunday morning’s “Good Morning America” will air reports from ABC News entertainment correspondents Chris Connelly and Rachel Smith from the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre.

On the big night, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer will co-host “Oscar’s Red Carpet Live” alongside PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle and TV host Tyson Beckford.

The morning after, “Good Morning America” will air live from Los Angeles, recapping the night’s highlights and big winners. Musician John Legend will be performing live on the show.

ABC’s sister-network Fusion is also getting in on the Oscars action, with Alicia Menendez hosting Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party red carpet.

Not to be outdone, NBC’s “Today” will be covering the big awards ceremony, with Al Roker and Kathie Lee Gifford split hosting from Los Angeles on Monday morning. The duo will highlight the night’s biggest moments and best fashion as well as air their interviews with celebrities from the red carpet.

Joining them will be the Olympic duo of Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinsky, who will also be contributing to NBC’s “Access Hollywood” from the red carpet. Weir and Lipinsky just got back from contributing to NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage.

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Network Correspondents Converge On Syria And Surrounding Countries

All eyes are turning to Syria, as escalated rhetoric suggests that a U.S. attack could be imminent. Unlike Iraq, which saw correspondents reporting while embedded with U.S. troops or from the balcony of their hotels, it is not nearly as clear whether U.S. networks will have the same presence in Syria.

It seems as though the situation is fluid for pretty much every network, so things will likely change before any potential U.S. action. That said, some outlets have people in place inside Syria, while others are working on it. Interestingly, two U.S. networks (NBC and ABC) are relying on UK correspondents for reports out of Damascus.

CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer arrived recently in Damascus (see photo to above), and is expected to be there for some time. She reported for the “CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning.” NBC News’ Richard Engel reported from Syria earlier this week, and is currently on the Turkey/Syria border. ITN’s Bill Neely is in Damascus (NBC and ITN share some content and correspondents), and has been reporting there for NBC, and Ayman Mohyeldin is reporting from Beirut. ABC News has chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran and Middle East correspondent Alexander Marquardt reporting from Beruit, Lebanon, Muhammad Lila from Antakaya, Turkey, Matt Gutman from the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Molly Hunter from Jerusalem and the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen contributing to ABC News coverage from Damascus.

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Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8

For the second time in three weeks, the “Today” show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while “Good Morning America” remains No. 1 in total viewers.

But of all three shows, it was No. 3 “CBS This Morning” that showed the most growth. Compared to the same week last year CBS was up +20% in viewers and up +6% in the demo. ABC and NBC were also up: “GMA” added +7% in viewers and +2% in the demo, while “Today” was up +3% in viewers and up +4%.

“Today” topped “GMA” by 44,000 viewers in the demo; its biggest advantage since the week of January 14.

The averages for the week of July 8, 2013:

  • Total Viewers: ABC: 4.885M / NBC: 4.359M / CBS: 2.678M
  • A25-54 viewers: ABC: 1.734M / NBC: 1.778M / CBS: 927,000

NBC News Correspondent Makes Diner Marquee in Sanford, FL

How do you know you’ve been in Sanford, FL for just too long, covering the George Zimmerman trial, and all that came before it? If you’re NBC’s Kerry Sanders — otherwise known as “Kerry the NBC guy” — you get your name on the marquee of the local diner. Sanders, who goes here most days after his “Today” show reports, was chowing down with ABC’s Matt Gutman recently when the waitress said to Gutman: “Never seen you.” Maybe Gutman should head down the road to the Denny’s and get his name in lights there.

How the George Zimmerman Trial is Playing on the Evening News

The cable networks continue live coverage of the George Zimmerman trial as lead detective Chris Serino is back on the stand this morning.

As the made-for-cable trial gets non-stop coverage on HLN, MSNBC, CNN and nearly non-stop on Fox news — to ratings success — here’s how Monday’s proceedings were covered on the three network evening newscasts.

  • ABC World News: 6 minutes into the newscast, a story by Matt Gutman
  • NBC Nightly News: 15 minutes into the newscast, a story by Ron Mott
  • CBS Evening News: 21 minutes into the newscast, a 20-second voice over by Scott Pelley

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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Following Arrest, McAfee Rushed to Hospital. TV Reporters Pursue, Tweet

Reporters in Guatemala covering the arrest of McAfee anti-virus pioneer John McAfee are in a mad dash to report a new twist in the case this afternoon: McAfee has been rushed to a hospital. ABC’s Matt Gutman and NBC’s Keith Morrison are among the U.S. reporters Tweeting details from the scene:

Anderson Cooper, Ayman Mohyeldin and Al Jazeera Dodge Explosions In Gaza

Another day, another round of bombings in Gaza and Israel. A number of foreign journalists, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin and reporters for Al Jazeera had their own close calls. Update: ABC’s Matt Gutman also had an incident, check it out after the jump.

Cooper, who had to deal with an explosion live on-air earlier in the week, this time witnessed a series of explosions not far from the building that became CNN’s makeshift headquarters.

NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin had the window to his hotel room blown out when an Israeli airstrike hit an open field next to his hotel:
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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.

Sandy Tears up Surf, and TV News Crews

ABC Matt Gutman and a member of his crew were caught up in Hurricane Sandy’s surf along North Carolina Monday morning. Gutman was making his way off the beach just as a wave came through and tossed the crew member into the beach. “Our people are now being pulled off the shoreline now,” said Sam Champion, showing the video in the 8am hour. “We’re pulling up. We’re getting into a safer location.” Champion is stationed in Battery Park City in Manhattan, an evacuation zone for residents. Later today, Champion may find the surf just as rough where he is.

Nearly the same thing happened to CBS’s Chip Reid reporting from Ocean City, MD for “CBS This Morning.” He called in to the show to tell Charlie Rose about it. “The camera is the only thing that did not go down,” said Reid. “A lot of the other equipment was completely drenched.” WATCH:

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