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Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we’re hearing for the broadcast networks.
|ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage of the address and response from D.C. with Jake Tapper, Jon Karl, and Martha Raddatz contributing. Sawyer will anchor “World News” from Washington and Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline,” also from D.C., live at 11:35pmET.|
|Katie Couric will anchor coverage of the address and response at 9pmET as well as CBS’ “Special Report: State of the Union” afterward. She will be joined by Jeff Greenfield and Bob Schieffer, with Chip Reid and Nancy Cordes reporting. Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from Washington, D.C. tomorrow morning.|
|Fox News’ Shepard Smith will anchor special coverage for FOX broadcasting starting at 9pmET. Chris Wallace will join for analysis and Shannon Bream will report from Capitol Hill.|
|Brian Williams will anchor from DC for NBC News with David Gregory. NBC News correspondents Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell will also contribute.|
|Jim Lehrer anchors PBS’ broadcast of the address and response at 9pmET followed by analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks.|
We will update as we learn more.
More from WebNewser: State of the Union: What News Networks Are Doing with Their Bandwidth
Here’s who’s heading to — or already in — Massachusetts for tomorrow’s close Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy‘s seat.
• Fox News – Molly Line and Carl Cameron are in Massachusetts today. Greta Van Susteren will anchor “On the Record” from Boston tonight and tomorrow night. Bret Baier anchors “Special Report” from Boston tomorrow night.
• CBS – Nancy Cordes is in Cambridge, Mass.
• ABC – John Berman is in Massachusetts.
And TVNewser has learned CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes (right) is also pregnant with her second. Cordes is five months along. And as we reported in November, CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan is also pregnant with her second.
Former ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford, who has dropped the Greenburg from her name, will be making her first appearance on CBS News tomorrow on “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.” Crawford will join CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and national security correspondent David Martin with a look ahead to 2010.
Crawford left ABC in the fall, but a non compete kept her off the air until now. Before joining ABC, Schieffer had been a mentor to Crawford.
Today, Fox News took out a full page ad in the Washington Post as well as the News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal and New York Post asking, “How did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN Miss This Story?”
Well, those other networks were there.
NBC News had crews on the mall and correspondent Tom Costello reported live for NBC Nightly News Saturday. A Nightly News spokesperson tells TVNewser, “and more than 5.2 million viewers watched our coverage.” It was Weekend Nightly’s best Total Viewer delivery since April. MSNBC covered the gathering Saturday morning getting live shots from a reporter from NBC-owned WRC-TV.
ABC News was there too with reports for Good Morning America Saturday and Sunday. Kate Snow interviewed GOP Sen. Jim DeMint who was a speaker at the rally. ABCNews.com even had to correct a report about the number of attendees which was erroneously attributed to the network. Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks, the organizer of the event, made that claim. He would later say, “I regret misrepresenting the network as [ABC's] coverage that day was fair and honest.” And from NoonET Saturday to NoonET Sunday, ABC News Radio referenced the rally in 69 separate newscasts.
And CBS News was there — with multiple crews — TV and radio. Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported it as the lead story on Saturday’s CBS Evening News. CBS Radio News provided hourly reports throughout the day and CBSNews.com reported the story as the rotating lead all day, using Cordes’ video before it appeared in her Evening News story.
CNN was there as well, their Radio correspondent even got up close with the crowds. CNN also tells us deputy political director Paul Steinhauser was live at Freedom Plaza, CNN correspondent Kate Bolduan was live from the West Front of the Capitol, CNN All Platform Journalist Jim Spellman provided live hits all day after traveling for weeks on the actual Tea Party Express and filing reports for CNN and CNN.com along the way. “We had camera crews at various additional locations: shooting live video of the marchers, live video of the rally speakers, live video from the CNN Express, and two robotic cameras were in spots around the city capturing the magnitude of the event,” CNN tells us.
Reached for comment about the ad, Michael Tammero, VP of Marketing for Fox News tells TVNewser, “Generally speaking, it’s fair to say that from the tea party movement … to Acorn … to the march on 9/12, the networks either ignored the story, marginalized it or misrepresented the significance of it altogether.”
Every network will cover President Barack Obama‘s Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it’s not too late to RSVP). Following Obama’s speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s Republican response:
• ABC — Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage from the Capitol, from 9-10:30pmET. Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, George Will and Donna Brazile contribute. Nightline provides additional coverage and analysis at 11:35pmET, with Terry Moran anchoring from D.C.
• CBS — Katie Couric anchors from 9-10:30pmET, with a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com immediately following. Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield, Nancy Cordes, Lara Logan, Anthony Mason, Chip Reid and Dan Bartlett contribute.
• CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and John King lead coverage from the Election Center in New York. Members of the BPTOT, including Gloria Borger and Roland Martin, will contribute. Shortly before the 9 p.m. address, Blitzer will introduce the address. A two-hour edition of AC 360 starts immediately after the address. “Larry King Live” airs live at MidnightET, with special guest, Sen. John McCain.
• FNC — Bret Baier anchors, beginning at 8:55pmET. Bill O’Reilly hosts a live O’Reilly Factor from 8-8:55pmET. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren airs live from 10:30-11pmET, followed by a Sean Hannity hosting a live “Hannity” from 11pm-MidnightET. Brit Hume joins Juan Williams, Nina Easton and Charles Krauthammer for post-address analysis, Major Garrett, Carl Cameron, Brian Wilson and Chris Wallace report for the coverage.
• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann introduces the address after Countdown, and a special edition of Countdown airs at 10pmET. The Rachel Maddow Show airs live at 11pmET and Hardball with Chris Matthews is live at MidnightET.
• CNBC — John Harwood and Larry Kudlow anchor the pre-speech coverage and a panel of guests join Harwood after the address. Also — Brian Williams will be on “Street Signs” at 2pmET after his lunch at the White House with the other anchors.
• C-SPAN — Airs the address live, with coverage beginning at 8pmET and a re-air at 11pmET.
> WebNewser has the coverage plans on the Web…
> CBS News’ Nancy Cordes returned from maternity leave today to report for the network’s inauguration coverage. Cordes, recently named congressional correspondent, gave birth in November.
> Politico raises some questions about CNN’s decision to run an ad for the new movie, “The International” during its coverage today.
> FNC contributor Juan Williams got choked up discussing the impact of Rev. Joseph Lowery delivering the benediction today: “There’s sometimes in your life you just think, ‘What a country! How could it be?’ I never thought that would happen.” Click continued to see the clip…
As TVNewser first reported last month, correspondent Nancy Cordes will take over on Capitol Hill for CBS News. Cordes joined CBS News in March 2007 as Transportation and Consumer Safety Correspondent, based in Washington. CBS says she will continue to cover those beats as well.
Before joining CBS News, Cordes was an ABC News correspondent based in New York.,
The press release is after the jump…
CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes gave birth to a baby girl early this morning. Nancy and her husband welcome baby Lila, who was due to arrive on election day. Nancy wrote to her colleagues today, “I can’t wait for you to meet her.”
We’re told mother and daughter are doing well. And once mom gets back to work, she’s expected to be named CBS News’ congressional correspondent.