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With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets

New developments in Libya this morning, with the French military taking action, are keeping the U.S. cable news channels active.

Beginning at 11amET, CNN and CNNI began another simulcast of coverage with anchors T.J. Holmes of CNN and John Vause of CNNI covering the news. Correspondents Nic Robertson and Arwa Damon are in Libya, Ed Henry is in Brazil and Jim Bitterman and Jill Dougherty are in Paris.

Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto was already in for a live Saturday morning show on the economic recovery efforts following the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. He kept cameras trained on both Brasil — where President Obama was about to speak alongside Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and on Paris, where Secy. of State Hillary Clinton was preparing to speak after meetings on the NATO action in Libya. Rick Leventhal and Steve Harrigan are in Libya (spooked by anti-aircraft fire during one live report today. Video after the jump.)

MSNBC went into the NoonET hour with anchor Richard Lui, as Pres. Obama was appearing with Pres. Rousseff. Correspondent Mike Viquiera is in Paris, Chuck Todd is in Brazil and Jim Maceda is in Libya for NBC/MSNBC.

None of the networks had a Brazilian interpreter during Pres. Rousseff’s lengthy opening statement. And just as the president was about to speak, all three networks lost the signal from Brasilia. It returned after about 3 minutes.

Cavuto stayed live until 12:17pm telling the audience, “We just wanted to keep you abreast not only of developments in the political world but certainly in the business world. We hope we served bot those audiences today and we appreciate our normal ‘Cost of Freedom’ audience being patient as we attempted both.”

> Update, 12:26pm: Cable networks began carrying Secy. Clinton comments from Paris.

> Update, 2:18pm: ABC’s Diane Sawyer is coming in to anchor “World News.” Regular weekend anchor David Muir will report, as will Christiane Amanpour, Martha Raddatz, Jake Tapper, and Alex Marquardt, in Libya.

> Update, 3:39pm: Sawyer also anchored a special report (right) on the news of U.S. military involvement.

> More: CBS’s Russ Mitchell has anchored three special reports today at NoonET, 2:36pm, and 3:59pm during CBS coverage of the NCAA tournament.

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This Week In Over-The-Top Segments Designed To Make News Easy To Understand

TV news programs often use visual gimmickry to try and make complicated issues a little easier to digest (think CNN’s “magic wall”).

Sometimes, however, things can go too far.

This week we saw two segments–one on MSNBC and one on ABC–which seemed to make the issues they were trying to explain even harder to understand.

First up was MSNBC’s Richard Lui, who was explaining a scam used by felons to try and secure taxpayer dollars. The segment featured Lui filling out IRS forms, and some poor stagehand pulling a string to make a piece of paper rise up from the floor:

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The second was from ABC News’ Jon Karl, who explained the 2011 federal budget using pennies… to create an enormous pie chart:
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Mubarak to Resign: Broadcasters Produce Special Reports, Cablers go Wall-to-Wall

Fast moving developments out of Egypt this morning with news that Pres. Hosni Mubarak will resign his office tonight. The headline from Tahrir Square emerged just before 10:30amET.

MSNBC’s Richard Lui reported the news, sourcing NBC News, at at 10:26am. MSNBC brought in Richard Engel live from Cairo at 10:31: “We are hearing from two independent sources close to the president, that president Mubarak will likely step down. The military has just issued a televised statement saying that the military is now convening to try an ensure an orderly transition.”

Fox News reported the information at 10:31am: “We’re getting information that President Mubarak may step down as soon as this afternoon or within hours,” said Martha MacCallum. FNC sourced Al Jazeera and BBC.

CNN began reporting the news at 10:36am sourcing The New York Times and the U.K.’s Channel 4.

At 10:39am, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour anchored a special report from New York with”Nightline” co-anchor  Terry Moran live on the phone from Tahrir Square. Moran had gotten to the front of the crowd and asked an Egyptian General what it all meant. He told Moran: “This will be over tonight.”

CBS’s Jim Axelrod anchored a special report 10:44am with Elizabeth Palmer in Cairo. Ann Curry anchored a special for NBC stations at 10:48 with reporting from Engel.

> Update, 4:08pm: Mubarak NOT Resigning…

MSNBC’s Richard Lui Raises the (Debt) Roof

Explaining complex issues like the national debt can be tough for a TV news channel. That is why CNN spends so much time and money on fancy equipment like the magic wall.

At MSNBC, however, Richard Lui went decidedly more low-tech:

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MSNBC Asks Guests to ‘Lean Forward’ at Launch Party

Last night MSNBC held a launch party for its “Lean Forward” branding campaign at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.

Held on the 49th floor of the building, the room had floor to ceiling windows that offered a beautiful unobstructed view of  the midtown skyline and a more sobering one of the construction site at Ground Zero.

While the network’s primetime talent were notably absent (they did have shows to host, after all) a good chunk of the dayside anchors attended.

Among the guests:  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Contessa Brewer, Chris Jansing, Richard Lui, Martin Bashir, Ed Schultz, Dylan Ratigan, Tamron HallJoe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski as well as NBC’s Lester Holt.

Executives in attendance included NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, NBC News president Steve Capus and MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

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‘Jansing & Company’ Debuts Monday

As part of a revamping of daytime programs, it was just announced on MSNBC that “Jansing and Company” premieres Monday ta 10amEt. As TVNewser reported a few weeks ago, the two-hour show will be lead by longtime MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing along with new hire, former HLN anchor Richard Lui. We’re told the launch of the new 3pmET hour with former ABCer Martin Bashir is still a couple weeks away.

Richard Lui Debuts on MSNBC

RichardLui2091310.jpgLast week TVNewser gave you a sneak preview of MSNBC’s new dayside lineup, and now it is beginning to take effect.

Richard Lui, who left CNN/HLN in July, has started his new job at MSNBC. Lui made his debut at 10 AM this morning. As we reported, Lui will be part of a new program from 10 AM to noon, which will be anchored by Chris Jansing.

HLN Revamps Dayside Anchor Line-Up

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First on TVNewser: With the recent departures of both Chuck Roberts and Richard Lui, HLN has revamped its dayside anchor line-up with the shuffling of some talent.

Mike Galanos, who had been anchoring “Prime News,” will now anchor five four hours of HLN’s afternoon news programing (12-4pmET) with Richelle Carey, Susan Hendricks, and Christi Paul, among others, forming a Mon-Fri supporting ensemble. (Carey will continue anchoring 4-5pmET.)

TruTV’s “In Session” anchor Vinnie Politan will do double duty with the two Turner networks, hosting HLN’s “Prime News” at 6pmET while continuing with “In Session.” Also from “In Session,” Ryan Smith, who will be a contributor on “Morning Express.”

For Christi Paul, the HLN duties are tacked on to her “In Session” gig. An HLN spokesperson tells us, “In Session,” “will remain true to its core mission as the only place on TV for real-life courtroom coverage.”

Finally, Natasha Curry becomes the solo anchor of HLN Weekend News. She will continue to be the back-up for Robin Meade and will rotate with Hendricks and Carey as anchors of the 10amET hour.

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Richard Lui joins MSNBC

RLui_8.2.jpgTVNewser has learned Richard Lui has joined MSNBC as a dayside anchor. As we first reported last month, Lui left HLN after 5 years with the CNN network. Most recently, Lui anchored the 10amET hour of “Morning Express” and has also filled in on CNN and CNN International.

It’s not known what hour or hours Lui will anchor or whether it will be a solo anchor show or paired with the already-crowded MSNBC dayside anchor team.

MSNBC made another high profile hire last month, stealing Martin Bashir from ABC News. Bashir will also anchor on dayside and contribute to Dateline.

> Update: It’s official. The press release is after the jump. Lui begins Aug. 30.

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Richard Lui Leaves CNN

RLui_7.21.jpgTVNewser has learned HLN anchor Richard Lui has left the network, and he has another network in his sights.

Lui joined CNN in 2005 as one of the original anchors of CNN.com Live. Most recently he’s been the news anchor for the 10amET hour of Morning Express. He often fills in on weekends on CNN.

Prior to CNN, Lui worked at Channel NewsAsia, an English-only news network reaching 21 Asian countries and territories. He had a life before TV News, working for 15 years in the manufacturing, consulting, food and beverage, environmental, and technology industries.

We’ll let you know Lui’s next destination when we get it confirmed.

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