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The Afternoon Ticker: ‘Real Time,’ Barnes, Shep

  • HBO has renewed “Real Time with Bill Maher” for two more years, bringing the show through 2014. “Bill Maher’s irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times,” said programming chief Michael Lombardo. “I’m delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor.”
  • Did you know that FBN correspondent Peter Barnes writes children’s books in his spare time? He talks to Capitol File about the side-job, including how he uses the books to teach kids about history and government. “We’re not going to do a book about a cute puppy or kitty,” says Barnes. “It’s going to be something that fills a need, is a good keepsake, or can be used in the classroom.”
  • As we noted last week, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith MC’d an event honoring New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Smith sat down with Manning to talk about the Super Bowl and Ole Miss:

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Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday

Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here’s the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks.

The broadcast networks:

  • “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will helm a one-hour special on NBC News from 10-11pmET. Williams will also present live updates on the voting results between 7-10pmET as news dictates. “Nightly” will be updated for later feeds throughout the evening.
  • Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulous will anchor special reports on ABC beginning at 7pmET. “World News” will also be updated for later feeds. At 11:35pmET, Terry Moran will anchor a special edition of “Nightline.”
  • On CBS, Scott Pelley will provide live primetime updates throughout the night.
  • Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor a live “PBS Newshour” at 11pmET.
  • On FOX, Shepard Smith will anchor live updates from 8-11pmET.

The cable networks:

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The Ticker (Fox Edition): Briganti, Barnes, Cavuto…

  • FNC/FBN’s Irena Briganti is getting a promotion. Briganti, who’s been with the network since June, 1996, prior to launch, is being promoted to Group Senior VP of Media Relations for Fox News and Fox Business.
  • FBN Washington correspondent Peter Barnes and his wife are finishing up their latest children’s book. “Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence,” about the Declaration of Independence told from a mouse’s point of view, will be in stores this May.
  • Neil Cavuto was all set to be a Catholic priest, but, “But truth be told,” he tells JerseyMan Magazine, “it really wasn’t cut out for me to be a priest for a variety of reasons. It upset my Irish mother and my Italian father, who, as a man of few words, said, ‘Good, there is no money in it anyway.’”

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama’s third State of the Union address.

The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET — anchored by Scott Pelley on CBS, Brian Williams on NBC and Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will anchor coverage for the Fox Broadcast Network.

On the cable networks:

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Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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Election 2010: Business News Channels Have Primetime Plans for Midterm Elections

For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming.

As one would expect, all three channels are bringing out their big guns for the night, with CNBC’s coverage being led by Maria Bartiromo, FBN’s by Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg TV’s by Charlie Rose.

CNBC will have live coverage from 7 PM to midnight, programming which it is calling “Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote. Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla will anchor until 11 PM, with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury taking over from there.

Guests will include business leaders and political insiders, including former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

And yes, Rick Santelli, who famously coined the phrase “tea party movement,” will be providing special commentary throughout the night.

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Mike Emanuel, Chuck Todd Still Have a Shot at Championship

bcs_logo_city_bowlgame.gifYou may recall that in September, we asked the TV White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. Now that we know its the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Texas Longhorns, here’s a quick update:

Both FNC’s Mike Emanuel and NBC News’ Chuck Todd picked the Longhorns to win, so they’re still in the running. ABC’s Jake Tapper, who picked Florida, was in good shape until Saturday, when his hopes of winning were washed away with Tim Tebow‘s tears as the Gators lost to the Tide.

FBN’s Peter Barnes had Michigan, which struggled for most of the season. Ed Henry has technically already won, since he picked “anybody except Notre Dame” and they aren’t even going to a bowl game.

Once the NFL regular season ends, we’ll follow up on the anchors who picked Super Bowl champs.

Fox Biz to Cover Saturday Night Senate Vote

Fox Business will cover the Senate vote on healthcare reform tomorrow night. Coverage begins at 8pmET with David Asman anchoring from New York and Peter Barnes reporting live from Capitol Hill.

> Update : MSNBC will break in to documentary programming for the vote with David Shuster anchoring (after watching the Michigan/Ohio State game apparently).

Unemployment Tops 10%

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At 8:30amET sharp, the business networks reported something that hasn’t happened since 1983 — the unemployment rate shot past 10%. With 190,000 jobs lost in October, the rate is now 10.2%. For CNBC, Hampton Pearson was outside the Labor Deptarment with the stats. For Fox Business, Peter Barnes broke the news, during Imus in the Morning. Lizzie O’Leary reported the news for BloombergTV.

Peter Barnes Eats a Sandwich

barnesfish3-9-25.jpgCovering the G-20 has been a pretty varied experience for the newsers. Some landed big interviews. Some got hit with tear gas.

But it was a bit of a homecoming for Fox Business’ Peter Barnes. Earlier this week, Barnes, who interned at The Pittsburgh Press in 1979, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “The first thing I’m going to do here is take my TV producer and some of the press pool over to the Original Oyster House on Market Square for their nice big fish filet sandwich and a beer. I’ve been dreaming about that sandwich for 30 years.”

In a follow-up, Barnes talked about when he called the restaurant, “I tell the guy on the other end of the line that I’ll be over before they close because it’s been 20 years since I had a sandwich — The guy says ‘Are you Peter Barnes?’ I say, shocked, ‘why yes — how did you know?’ He says, ‘we read the article about you in the paper — we’ll be waiting for you with a camera!’”

Barnes had his photo taken mid-sandwich (above) for the restaurant’s wall. And here he is with the exuberant staff:

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