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Cable News Channels Plan Special Coverage For Government Shutdown Showdown

capitol_hill_lgWith the strong possibility of a government shutdown happening tonight, the general cable news channels and the business news channels are planning to have special coverage this evening.

Fox News will have its usual primetime lineup until 11 PM, when a second, live hour of “On the Record with Greta van Susteren” will air. At midnight, there will be a new, live edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” featuring contributions from congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, White House correspondent Ed Henry and Washington correspondent James Rosen.

MSNBC will have its regular primetime lineup, and will be live at 11 PM, midnight and potentially longer if there is a shutdown.

Fox Business will have Neil Cavuto anchoring live at 8 PM.  Rich Edson will be reporting with updates throughout the night. FBN will also start live coverage at 5 AM tomorrow.

Bloomberg will have Bloomberg West and Bottom Line live at 6 and 7PM respectively, with live coverage from Asia from 8PM-1AM. Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will be live in DC for updates.

CNBC will have a special edition of “The Kudlow Report” tonight at 7pm focusing on all angles of the potential Government Shutdown. Melissa Lee, members of Congress and reporters John Harwood and Eamon Javers will report from DC.

C-SPAN will have live video coverage from Congress.

As of writing, CNN had not responded to a request for coverage plans. We will update when we have more.

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It’s Official: Kelly Evans Named ‘Squawk On The Street’ Co-Anchor

As TVNewser first heard back in April, CNBC has named Kelly Evans as a new co-anchor on “Squawk on the Street,” the business channel’s 9 AM-12 PM program. Evans will effectively be replacing Melissa Lee, who cut back her hours on the morning program last month. She will be joining the current “Squawk” team, which includes Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, David Faber and Simon Hobbs.

Evans is moving to CNBC’s headquarters in New Jersey from London, where she has been the co-host of ‘Worldwide Exchange,” which airs from 4-6 AM on the east coast. She joined CNBC in February, 2012 from the Wall Street Journal, adding co-anchor duties to “Worldwide Exchange” in May of that year.

CNBC senior VP Nik Deogun made the Evans announcement in a note to staff this morning. Read it below.
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Anchor Change at CNBC

First on TVNewser: Melissa Lee (left) is cutting back her anchoring duties at CNBC. Lee is moving off the 9amET show “Squawk on the Street” which he has co-anchored since Erin Burnett‘s departure almost two years ago.

“Melissa is an integral part of the network and wanted to focus on ‘Fast Money’ the 5PM show she has hosted since 2009 as well as work on other projects including her upcoming documentary on the industrial Internet,” a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser.

TVNewser hears Kelly Evans who joined CNBC from the Wall Street Journal last year and who currently anchors “Worldwide Exchange” from London, will be returning to CNBC HQ in the coming weeks and could land at “Squawk” alongside Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, Simon Hobbs and Jim Cramer. But no definitive plans are in place, insiders say.

Set Falls On CNBC Guest Mid-Interview

Economist and the dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Glenn Hubbard was a guest on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street” this morning. Hubbard was at the Dealbook Conference in New York, where CNBC had built an improvised set. Unfortunately for Hubbard, the lack of a permanent set came back to haunt him, as part of it fell on his head mid-interview with Melissa Lee. He handled it about as gracefully as someone can.

“I apologize for that by he way, you never know what is going to happen I guess!,” Lee said, after asking if he was alright.

“This is what happens when you criticize the welfare state,” Hubbard quipped.

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Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis’ Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter,” she’s on her way to fulfilling that adulthood dream. Francis was feted last night at Astra, an event space overlooking Manhattan’s East River. The memoir is a brutally honest, sometimes painful, yet touching story of life as a child actor. After dozens of commercials, her first big break came on “Little House on the Prairie.”

In a Media Beat interview this summer Francis told us the book, includes “the typical family dramas, set against the backdrop of a very unusual childhood.”

But last night, no drama, just celebrating. Among the guests, FNC/FBN c0-founder and chairman Roger Ailes, FBN EVP Kevin Magee, anchors Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman, Lori Rothman, Cheryl Casone, Elizabeth MacDonald, Tracy Byrnes, Sandra Smith, Nicole Petallides, Tom Sullivan and Dennis Kneale.

From FNC, we spotted Bill Hemmer and chatted with Megyn Kelly about election night, and the moment that took her from the studio through the bowels of Fox News to the decision desk as they explained calling Ohio for Pres. Obama, giving him the election and giving Karl Rove agita. Following many long months of election coverage and, more recently, of Hurricane Sandy, which left her without power for a week, Kelly was looking forward to taking today off.

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYSE in First Post-Sandy Trading Day

The New York Stock Exchange opened at 9:30am, after being closed for two days due to Hurricane Sandy. With power out to most of downtown Manhattan — including mediabistro HQ, we’re all working from home, or other’s homes — some of the data is not displaying as normal. CNBC’s Melissa Lee assuring viewers, “There’s nothing wrong with the trading on the Dow. It’s just the data feed coming into this one screen on the exchange. Most of the others ones are black because we’re running on generator power.” FBN aired an opening bell special report with Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman and Charlie Gasparino.

The last time the NYSE closed for two days due to weather was in 1888.

Market Mover Dan Dorfman Passes Away

CNBC is remembering its former “market-moving journalist” Dan Dorfman today. Dorfman, 82, died Saturday in New York of cardiogenic shock.

The AP reports, “Dorfman’s market comments on the cable financial news channel could propel and sink stocks. He worked there until 1996. That same year, he was fired as a “Money” magazine columnist over an ethics controversy involving a stock promoter, but was never charged by regulators.”

Dorfman continued to cover the markets, writing for the Huffington Post until last year.

“Our thoughts are prayers are with the Dorfman family today,” said Melissa Lee at the end of today’s “Squawk on the Street”

The Afternoon Ticker: Lee, Zahn, Diaz-Balart…

  • CNBC’s “Fast Money” is heading to Chicago tomorrow for a special one day live event. Host Melissa Lee and the “Fast Money” traders will be joined by guests Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tom Ricketts, the chairman of Incapital and owner of the Chicago Cubs. 5pmET on CNBC.

  • Investigation Discovery’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” which just launched its sixth season last Sunday, has already been given the go for a seventh season. Sunday’s opener drew 947,000 Total Viewers, second best ever for the series which debuted in 2009.

  • Next week the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart with the 2012 Media Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual “whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants.”

Remembering Mark Haines, One Year Later

Throughout CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” this morning, Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, David Faber and Melissa Lee shared memories of Mark Haines, the longtime CNBC anchor, who died one year ago today.

“His picture is on a plaque here at the big board,” said Quintanilla. “He was always in your corner. The investor’s corner.”

“I miss him every day,” added Faber. “I think it’s a tribute to him a year after his death, that a day doesn’t pass that I don’t get a tweet or an e-mail saying either, ‘Mark would have loved that question’ or, ‘Mark would be proud.’ People have not forgotten him for a very good reason.”

‘Your Source for News about CNBC is TVNewser?’

During the handoff from “Squawk Box” to “Squawk on the Street” this morning, CNBCers Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Carl Quintanilla and Melissa Lee were chatting about the new CNBC set at the New York Stock Exchange, which Alex got a look at Wednesday. And it was that story which gave Kernen his first look at the set:

Quintanilla: Have you been down here yet to see it in person?
Kernen: No. I saw it on TVNewser.
Lee: Your source for news about CNBC is TVNewser?
Kernen: That’s where I saw it. I’m too honest.

Not too honest, Joe. Just honest enough.

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