Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and anchors and correspondents across the morning shows were decked out in pink this morning for the cause. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, CBS’ Charlie Rose and Nancy Cordes, Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and ABC’s Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach and Jennifer Ashton all participated. On “Good Morning America,” which kicked off a monthlong series of ABC News reports on Breast Cancer Awareness this morning, Robach, 40, got her first mammogram (video is after the jump).
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Scott Pelley will anchor CBS’ State of the Union coverage from Washington Tuesday evening. Pelley will be joined by “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer and “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell. Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett and congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes will also contribute to the network’s coverage.
Pelley will also sit down with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for an interview on Tuesday’s “Evening News,” which will originate from Washington.
More from CBS after the jump. Read more
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the “most valuable players” are, so to speak.
The top story of 2012 on both “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” and “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” was coverage of Mitt Romney‘s Presidential bid. On the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” the top story last year was the rebellion in Syria. CBS spent more time on Syria than NBC and ABC combined.
ABC spent more time than NBC or CBS on soft news stories, like holiday shopping and the British Royals, with NBC dedicating more time to natural disasters than its competitors. CBS spent far more time covering news stories abroad.
The most-utilized correspondent of 2012 was ABC’s David Muir, who spent 426 minutes on-air last year.
President Obama is holding his first press conference in eight months, and the first since he won reelection 8 days ago. As we noted earlier, the networks are breaking into regular programming for the presser.
“I hear you have a few questions for me,” Obama said as he stepped up to the podium, before delivering a brief statement.
Pres Obama’s news conf comes 8 days after the election; GWBush waited 2 days; Clinton 3days; Reagan, the morning after.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 14, 2012
Among the likely topics of discussion are the Petraeus incident, his election win and the attack in Benghazi.
- The first question went to the AP, as is customary, which asked about national security as it relates to the Petraeus scandal.
- Question two went to CNN chief White House correspondent Jessia Yellin, who asked about the fiscal cliff as it related to tax cuts.
“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS’ election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest studio and the home of “CBS This Morning.”
Joining Pelley will be “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell and CBS news political director John Dickerson. In addition, Byron Pitts will report from the “60 Minutes” studio, where he will “use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.” Anthony Mason will be in Studio 57, where he will report on exit polls using “augmented reality” graphics.
Jan Crawford will be at Romney HQ in Boston, with Nancy Cordes in Obama HQ in Chicago. In the field Dean Reynolds will report from Ohio, Anna Werner will report from Nevada, Elaine Quijano will report from Florida, Barry Petersen will report from Colorado and Wyatt Andrews will report from Virginia.
More after the jump.
CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer and “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.
In addition to hosting “Evening News” from Tampa and Charlotte for the duration of the respective conventions, Pelley will helm a one-hour primetime special at 10pmET on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both the DNC and the RNC. Schieffer will be live from Tampa the Sunday before the RNC and from Charlotte the Sunday before the DNC for “Face the Nation.” Rose will host “CBS This Morning” from Tampa and Charlotte, with co-host Gayle King remaining in New York.
Additionally, Bill Whitaker will report from the convention floor in Tampa and Byron Pitts will report from the convention floor in Charlotte. Jan Crawford travels to Tampa with Mitt Romney, while Nancy Cordes travels to Charlotte with President Barack Obama. Bill Plante and John Dickerson will also contribute to the network’s coverage.
More information in CBS’ release, after the jump.
Responding to complaints in recent days that he has not been very accessible to the White House press corp., President Obama made a surprise appearance during the White House daily press briefing today. Obama took questions from three TV new correspondents: CBS’ Nancy Cordes, NBC’s Chuck Todd and ABC’s Jake Tapper, who wrote a post about the president’s accessibility (or lack thereof) last week.
Obama has spoken to media outlets, though they tended to be local outlets and softer entertainment outlets like People magazine and “Entertainment Tonight.” Of course, those outlets also probably have a viewership or readership that are very different from cable news junkies.
The impromptu presser was carried live on the cable news channels
On the heels of Mitt Romney‘s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate, NBC’s “Meet the Press” was the top political affairs show last week. “MTP” won despite lower national coverage (91%) and an unusual airtime, live across all time zones at 9amET/6amPT, due to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.
ABC’s “This Week” comes in second in both ratings measurements. CBS’ “Face the Nation,” which has won the last five weeks straight, was in third place. Nancy Cordes sat in for Bob Schieffer, who was en route to North Carolina for his sit-down with Romney and Ryan.
Compared to the same week last year, “Face the Nation” and “This Week” are up in Total Viewers, while “Meet the Press,” “Fox News Sunday” and Univision’s “Al Punto” are down. In the A25-54 demographic, “MTP” is the only show to be up year-over-year.
Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday,” which was hosted this week by John Roberts, averaged a combined 2,009,000 Total Viewers and 495,000 A25-54 viewers.
“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 69% of the country.
The numbers for August 12:
||“Meet the Press”||3.15M||1.28M|
|CBS||“Face the Nation”||2.34M||587K|
|FOX||“Fox News Sunday”||1.06M||477K|
Who Were The Most Used Network Correspondents in 2011? And What Were the Big Evening Newscast Stories?
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall has released his latest report, the 2011 network news year in review. As usual, he listed the most frequently used network correspondents for the year.
This year, the top five were: ABC’s David Muir (right), with 343 minutes of airtime, ABC’s Jake Tapper with 283 minutes of airtime, NBC’s Richard Engel with 246 minutes, NBC’s Chuck Todd with 226 minutes and CBS’ Nancy Cordes, also with 226 minutes. Last year Tapper and Muir led the pack, though their positions were reversed.
What stories received the most coverage on the network evening newscasts last year?
It’s officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election.
As we told you earlier, Bob Schieffer and Norah O’Donnell will co-anchor the CBS morning show from Des Moines on Monday and Tuesday. “The Early Show” will broadcast the its final week in Iowa, with Jim Axelrod and Nancy Cordes co-anchoring Wednesday through Friday. Scott Pelley will also anchor the Monday and Tuesday editions of “Evening News” from Des Moines, providing primetime updates as caucus results come in.
NBC also begins 2012 in the Hawkeye state, with David Gregory hosting “Meet the Press” from Des Moines this morning. Savannah Guthrie will report for “Today” from Iowa through Wednesday of this week, and Brian Williams will present special reports as the caucus results are tallied Tuesday night.
On ABC, senior political correspondent Jon Karl will be on the ground in Iowa for “This Week,” which is hosted by Jake Tapper from Washington, DC, today, as well as across other ABC platforms. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor special reports from New York Tuesday night.
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