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Tapper, Blitzer to Moderate FL, NH Debates

BlitzerCNN is partnering with two local stations to simulcast two upcoming political debates.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 Jake Tapper, alongside WJXT-TV anchor Kent Justice, will moderate a debate between Florida Governor Rick Scott and Democratic contender (and former Republican Gov.) Charlie Crist. Two days later, on Oct. 23, Wolf Blitzer, alongside NH1 News anchor Paul Steinhauser, will moderate a debate between New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger (formerly Massachusetts Sen.) Scott Brown.

Both hour-long debates will begin at 7pmET

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Cable Networks Plan Louisiana Primary Coverage

Voting in Louisiana’s GOP primary is underway, and the cable networks will offer varying degrees of coverage when the polls close at 9pmET tonight. Here’s what they have planned:

  • On Fox News, Harris Faulker will anchor a live “Fox Report” at 10pmET. She will also provide live cut-ins beginning at 8pmET.
  • Alex Wagner will host a live election special on MSNBC at 9pmET.
  • CNN will cover election results as part of regular Saturday night programming, which includes a live “CNN Newsroom” at 10pmET. Joe Johns, Mark Preston, Paul Steinhauser and Tom Foreman contribute.

Cablers Head to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage

Yesterday we told you what the network Sunday morning shows were up to this weekend, now it is the cablers turn to put their focus on Iowa. With the Iowa Straw Poll slated for Saturday, the cable channels are sending some of their top talent to the state, and planning special coverage on Saturday.

Details after the jump.

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CNN’s Paul Steinhauser Responds to ‘Tonight Show’ Comedy Bit: ‘I am a popular guy here at CNN’

On “The Tonight Show” this week, Jay Leno played a series of clips showing a CNN staffer picking up the phone over and over while appearing behind anchors and correspondents in the newsroom.

The staffer in the bit is CNN deputy political director Paul Steinhauser. Steinhauser appeared on CNN today to talk to anchor T.J. Holmes about the “Tonight Show,” bit, and what he is really doing when he picks up the phone in the newsroom;

Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally Underway

At 10amET Glenn Beck‘s 8/28 “Restoring Honor” rally got underway. Here’s how it looked on the cable news channels.


• The rally is being carried live on C-SPAN.

• On MSNBC, reporter/producer Domenico Montanaro reported from the Beck rally on the Lincoln Memorial, while MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe reported live from Dunbar high school for the Rev. Al Sharpton-led rally.


• CNN has two correspondents at the Lincoln Memorial: Kate Bolduan and deputy political director Paul Steinhauser

• Fox News stayed with the #1-rated pre-taped business block of “Bulls & Bears” and “Cavuto on Business”


> Sarah Palin takes to the stage at 10:35amET. CNN carries it live.

> At 11:23amET, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa presents MLB vet Albert Pujols with the Hope Award: “12 years ago I made the best decision of my life and that was following Jesus Christ.”

> At 11:45, Beck voices over a short piece on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by a short clip from Dr. King from his speech, in the same place, 47 years ago today. Beck: “Today August 28, 2010 we stand here on the same hallowed ground with our heads held high and our hearts open.” Beck had been criticized for holding his rally on the anniversary of the King speech. Beck then introduced King’s neice, Dr. Alveda King who spoke at the rally.

> 12:37 – Beck: “I know that many in this country think that I am a fear-monger. It is not a label that I think applies. I do talk about frightening things. But I don’t think the man who saw the iceberg as the Titanic was about to hit it, said, ‘it’s an iceberg’s is a fear-monger. He was warning the people on the ship.”

From a tipster: Glenn Beck speech is visible also overseas… Voice of America TV is simulcasting C-SPAN right now and thus carrying it in Europe.

> 1:18pmET: The event, which ends as more revival than rally, concludes. Beck: “America your choice is clear. We can only concentrate on the scars or we can see what is within and what lies just ahead. Make your choice. Set people free. And spread the word. God Bless. Good night.”

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In Full Page Ad, Fox Asks Where Were Other Media on 9/12. The Answer: They Were There

FNCAd_9.18.jpgToday, 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. 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 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 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.”