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Norah O’Donnell, Mika Brzezinski Attend Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

This week was the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Among the participants: Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; Judy Woodruff of PBS; Norah O’Donnell and Lesley Stahl of CBS News; Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC; Chelsea Clinton and Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC News; Becky Quick of CNBC; Fox News panelist Nina Easton and CNN political consultant Hilary Rosen.

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State of the Union Coverage: Fox News

Bret Baier will anchor Fox News’ State of the Union coverage beginning at 8:55pmET Tuesday. Baier will be joined by Juan Williams, Charles Krauthammer and Nina Easton, with chief White House correspondent Ed Henry reporting from the White House and chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reporting from Capitol Hill.

After the Republican response, which is expected to conclude around 10:40pmET, Greta Van Susteren will take over for an abbreviated “On the Record.” Sean Hannity will be live from 11pm to midnight.

Shepard Smith will anchor for Fox Broadcasting and will be joined after the speeches by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. Additionally, Harris Faulkner will host a live webcast on foxnews.com.

>Update: With the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, Smith will be in Rome Tuesday. Wallace will anchor on Fox Broadcasting in his place.

Plans For Obama Address

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.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors from 9-10pmET. He will be joined by David Gregory, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors from Washington, D.C., beginning at 8:55pmET. Chris Wallace provides analysis and Shannon Bream reports from Capital Hill.

• 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.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors coverage, which includes Rich Edson and Peter Barnes reporting and Mack McLarty, former chief of staff for President Clinton, providing analysis.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors, with Al Hunt and Kathleen Hays contributing. Roger Altman and Frank Lavin provide analysis.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors with Mark Shields and David Brooks providing analysis.

• 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

Tony Snow’s Death: The Fox News Sunday Tribute

SnowNewseum_7.13.jpgThe Vice President of the United States, the king of talk radio, White House correspondents and Fox News regulars all gathered this morning on Fox News Sunday to honor the life of and work of the show’s founding host, Tony Snow.

Chris Wallace (who took over hosting FN Sunday in 2003 when Snow decided he wanted to be, as Wallace explains, “the next Rush Limbaugh,”) opened the broadcast with an image from the Newseum, where Tony Snow is being remembered on a giant screen in the atrium. He then aired an interview with Vice President Cheney, taped late yesterday at the VP’s residence. Cheney praised Snow’s service to the president, he lauded his commitment to the fight against cancer and talked about what the future might have held. “I think he could have been a great candidate if he’d wanted to do that. I think Tony had an unlimited future ahead of him,” Cheney said.

Limbaugh phoned in and, while reflecting on what Snow meant to the conservative movement, took the time to criticize AP reporter Douglas Daniel for what he wrote about Snow:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

“Now, why in the world say something like that on his occasion when it isn’t the case in the first place?,” Limbaugh said. “I think it’s because he took a new tack as a press secretary.”

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Tony Snow’s Death: FNC Programming

Fox News has announced changes to its programming tonight and tomorrow. At 8pmET, Bill O’Reilly anchors a live special edition of The O’Reilly Factor. This is followed by live special editions of On The Record with Greta Van Susteren at 9pmET and Geraldo At Large at 10pmET.

The three programs repeat in order from 11pmET-1amET. Red Eye airs at 2amET.

On FOX News Sunday tomorrow morning, Brit Hume anchors (Chris Wallace is on vacation). Special guests will include Vice President Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh, and a panel is still being assembled to discuss the life of Tony Snow.

> Update: FNC has announced a new lineup for FOX News Sunday. Chris Wallace returns to anchor (Tony Snow was the previous anchor of FNS). Cheney and Limbaugh lead off, and a panel discussion of White House Press Corps. members follow. FNC’s Bret Baier, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and Politico’s Mike Allen will guest.

Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol and Juan Williams serve on a separate panel.