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On FNC, NYT Reporter Holds Breaking News on Malaysia Airlines Until It Hits NYTimes.com

Kelly SchmidtAll three cable news networks reported last night’s New York Times breaking news that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370′s first turn that diverted the plane’s path was done by a computer system potentially programmed in the plane’s cockpit.

Megyn Kelly had the co-writer of the Times story, Michael Schmidt, on as a guest at the top of her show at 9:01pmET.

But Schmidt sat on his reporting for 23 minutes, until after the piece went live on the NYTimes.com.  “Way to hold it, right until the C block, Michael,” Kelly said sarcastically to Schmidt before he reported the news of the plane deliberately being diverted at  9:24pmET mark of the “Kelly File” (the funny exchange is after the jump).

Filling in on “Piers Morgan Live,” Bill Weir reported the Times story at 9:26pmET, talking to CNN safety analyst David Soucie and CNN aviation analyst Jim Tilmon.

MSNBC first mentioned the NY Times story at the top of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” at 10:02pmET, as guest host Ari Melber turned to a report from NBC’s Tom Costello followed by a segment with former NTSB investigator Greg Feith and former corporate pilot Anthony Roman.

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Networks Scramble to Cover Brett Favre Announcement

When it comes to retirement, you can never take football players at their word. Moments ago, Brett Favre announced that he will be returning to the Minnesota Vikings for a second season as their quarterback.

NFL Network carried the feed, which was picked up by ESPN (of course) as well as MSNBC and HLN.

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Michael Vick Sits Down for ’60 Minutes’ Interview Sunday

Vick_8.10.jpg“60 Minutes” just announced that Michael Vick will sit down for his first interview since admitting to dogfighting and serving time in prison for the crime.

The interview is not being done by one of the “60 Minutes” regulars, but rather by CBS Sports NFL TODAY anchor James Brown.

The segment will also include interviews with Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the U.S., and Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach who will be a special adviser to Vick.

The former Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback was released from federal custody last month and was given a conditional reinstatement to rejoin the NFL.

> Related: The NYObserver’s John Koblin profiles the NYTimes reporter who was the first reporter to find the dogs Vick had brutalized; one of many off-the-field sports stories 25-year-old Michael Schmidt has broken…