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Category 4 Hurricane Earl will skirt the Outer Banks of North Carolina later today, and the TV weathermen are in place. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is the place to be for the network meteorologists: Al Roker of NBC, Dave Price of CBS and Rob Marciano of CNN are there. ABC’s Sam Champion is in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
Mandatory evacuations are in place in several coastal counties with Hurricane watches or warnings stretching from North Carolina to Maine.
Tonight CNN has a special documenting the Gulf clean-up efforts. “Rescue: Saving the Gulf” will be hosted by Rob Marciano and air at 8 p.m.
The special will look at how oil skimmers work, what needs to be done to decontaminate beaches and how to rescue animals that have been caught in the slick.
“The persistence of the people working to clean up the Gulf demonstrates their grit and strength,” says Marciano in a statement. “It’s a fight and a struggle every day – against the elements, against the oil, against sheer exhaustion. This is what it takes. Viewers will be inspired by their extraordinary determination to reclaim their way of life.”
The press release is after the jump.
Daily Beast’s Rebecca Dana writes today about ABC News’ crew of male “talent” covering the oil spill in the gulf:
This summer, the network has sent a boy band’s assemblage of bright-eyed, sharp-tongued correspondents to the Gulf Coast, where they’ve broken news, landed big-get interviews and done it all in impossibly tight T-shirts. Other outlets fielded their own formidable crews to cover the oil spill, but only ABC fielded a lacrosse team.
Based on this TVNewser collage, that could be hard to argue:
After the jump, see the other male correspondents and anchors rocking the smoldering GQ look.
Tomorrow night, CNN’s Larry King hosts a special 2-hour “Larry King Live” telethon to provide relief to those affected by the BP oil spill with reports from CNN anchors/correspondents Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien, Kyra Phillips and Rob Marciano along the Gulf.
“Disaster In The Gulf: How You Can Help” airs at 8pmET.
As King described it on his show the other night, Ryan Seacrest will be “kind of co-hosting as well,” along with special celebrity guests including Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Tim McGraw, Kathy Griffin, and Lenny Kravitz.
“The Gulf oil spill is a disaster both national and natural in scope, and the point of this effort is to get immediate relief to the people and Wildlife who are in urgent need,” says longtime CNN Larry King Live Senior Executive Producer Wendy Walker. “The telethon’s proceeds go directly to the relief organizations who are working on the frontlines to do just that.”
More details after the jump…
At 7amET, the U.S. Senate held its final vote on the health care reform bill, and it passed 60-39.
Bret Baier came in during “Fox & Friends” to anchor Fox News coverage of the vote from Washington beginning around 6:55amET.
Just before 6:30amET, MSNBC broke away from a special edition of “Morning Joe” while David Shuster anchored breaking news coverage.
On the broadcast networks, the morning shows handled the vote within their top stories. Many of the usual anchors were out, including on “Good Morning America” where Bill Weir was in for George Stephanopoulos.
The last time the Senate held a roll call on Christmas eve was 1895.
Previously: Cable Nets Cover Late Night Health Care Vote
> Tonight “Nightline” investigates sex tourism in a Cambodia. Dan Harris travels to the country to see first-hand how a small, local nonprofit group is working with Cambodian and American law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest suspected foreign pedophiles.
> CNN weather guy Rob Marciano almost stepped in it again this morning, but his producers saved him. “They’re telling me to stop, for the benefit of my career.” HuffPo has the video involving a naked guy, the police and a Hooters.
> John Stossel writes about why he’s leaving ABC News for FOX: “My vision and that of my producers were often not in harmony.”
> CNN’s Rob Marciano is hitting the road and you get to tell him where to go. Send your ideas for “Rob’s Roadshow” to determine where the CNN weather guy should go next. Today he was at the world’s largest yard sale in Tennessee, next week he’ll be at a yo-yo contest in Florida.
> Starting in September BloombergTV will be air a “next-day international edition” of PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” It will air around the world on Bloomberg Television and on various other Bloomberg platforms, including on the Web site, radio network and mobile apps.
> With healthcare town halls all the rage this week, in some cases with real rage, FBN’s “Happy Hour” is holding a special Town Hall meeting today at the Bull and Bear in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The 5pmET show will be a forum for regular folks and small business owners to ask questions of the guests, including lawmakers from both political parties and healthcare experts.
ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.
This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.
Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”
We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…
• CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, CNN.com and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.
• FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.
• NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.