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Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

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Cable Networks Break in to New Year’s Eve Specials with Senate Vote on Fiscal Cliff Deal

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After Anderson and Kathy and Megyn and Bill signed off last night, the Senate came to a deal — by a vote of 89 to 8 — to avert a full dive over the fiscal cliff. The House meets this afternoon with a vote coming possibly today, or tomorrow before the new Congress convenes on Thursday. Voting began after 1:45amET with the Senate adjourning at 2:31am.

CNN International was covering the vote when at 1:50amET CNN/U.S. broke into a re-air of the Anderson Cooper Kathy Griffin New Year’s Eve special taking the feed anchored by John Vause with CNN Radio’s Lisa Desjardins on the phone from Capitol Hill. At 1:51am, Mara Schiavocampo broke into MSNBC’s coverage as the vote was going on with Mike Viqueira reporting from the Hill by phone. (Schiavocampo is back on the air anchoring the 10am hour). Patti Ann Browne broke into a re-air of FNC’s Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer New Year’s Eve special at 2:08am after the vote occurred. Correspondents Doug Mckelway and Chad Pergram reported from Washington.

Fox Leg Crossings. ‘It’s a Slow Monday’

InsideCableNews spotted this interesting observation from CNN anchor Carol Costello who posted this to her Facebook page a few hours ago:

What do you think? Here’s a screengrab from this morning’s “Fox & Friends First,” today hosted by (birthday girl) Patti Ann Browne and Heather Childers.

Chris Who?

Fox News Channel’s Patti Ann Browne got her Chrises mixed up yesterday. But in all fairness to Patti Ann, she used to anchor at MSNBC, so she has probably introduced that other Chris on more than one occasion. Watch:

(via Three Fingers of Politics)

As CNN and MSNBC Air Obama Health Care Speech, FNC Broadcasts a Live Glenn Beck Special

MSNBC912_9.12.jpgA Saturday shake-up on the cable news channels. While MSNBC interrupted its taped programming to air Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform speech in Minneapolis, FNC’s Glenn Beck was in on a Saturday, on this 9/12/09, hosting a live, two-hour “9 Principles, 12 Values” special. FNC chose to air the Beck program instead of the president’s speech with news anchor Patti Ann Browne doing short news updates summarizing what Obama had been saying.

Despite the fact that Glenn Beck is just about the hottest thing going at Fox these days, newsroom insiders have been grumbling to TVNewser that news coverage had been ceded to Beck’s 9/12 coverage.

FNC912_9.12.jpgSo, why not carry the Obama speech within the special? FNC SVP of News Michael Clemente tells TVNewser, “We carried President Obama’s entire address to Congress on Wednesday, as well as his full speech to nurses on Friday and while there are programming shifts today, we still have as many news hours in place this weekend as we do every other weekend. If there’s breaking news today, we intend to cut into whatever programming is happening at the time and cover it as we always do.”

Beck’s program is timed to coincide with healthcare reform opposition rallies in various cities across the country, including in Washington, DC, as a CNN Radio correspondent learned first hand.

Beck went live to a rally in Ft. Worth with the organizer telling him, “Glenn Beck, the American people owe you a great debt of gratitude.” “The cavalry has come just in time,” Beck responded.

CNN also carried Obama live.