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Greece Protests Drive Dow Down. Biz Nets, Cable Nets go Full-Bore

At 2:48pmET, as the cable news channels showed live pictures of riots in Athens, Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 995 points.

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Several correspondents from the business channels began appearing on the news channels, including CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla from Athens and Trish Regan from Lisbon both phoning in to MSNBC, while CNNMoney.com’s Poppy Harlow appeared on CNN and FBN’s Nicole Petallides and Eric Bolling went on FNC.

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> At 2:58pmET, ABC News broadcast a two-minute special report anchored by Ron Claiborne with business correspondent Bianna Golodryga.

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Bloomberg is pre-empting its normal evening line-up for a special hosted by Margaret Brennan called “Behind the Dive.” We hear FBN will preempt its evening programming while Liz Claman, David Asman and Neil Cavuto continue to anchor. (Also, FNC has been showing a crazy time-lapse of the DOW’s drop and bounce-back.)

> NBC and ABC both broadcast brief special reports at the 4pmET market close. Claiborne and Golodryga again in for ABC, while Brian Williams was in on NBC.

> CNBC is airing a special report “Markets in Turmoil” tonight. Larry Kudlow anchors from 7-8pmET, Maria Bartiromo and David Faber are in 8-10pmET.

> After the jump, a clip from CNBC of the coverage from amidst the craziness earlier today.

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Networks Headed to Ghana

As a part of his international tour that includes Russia and G8 meetings in Italy, Pres. Barack Obama will be making his first stop to sub-Saharan Africa since entering office. Pres. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Ghana on Friday for a weekend visit.

We have already reported that Mara Schiavocampo is there now for NBC and “Nightly News.”

And today CNN started running promos for Anderson Cooper who will also be traveling to the African nation. The “AC360″ blog is promoting a Monday report from Anderson as he “takes this historic journey with President Obama.”

Other members of the White House press corps will be continuing on to Africa with Obama including Fox News’ Major Garret. Another News Corp. network, Sky News, is getting a sit-down interview with Pres. Obama in Ghana this weekend.

> Update: ABC has informed us that Ron Claiborne of GMA Weekend will be reporting live from Ghana this weekend.

GMA Weekend Crew – Independent Minds

GMA_7.3.jpgWhile several news anchors are heading to Los Angeles for coverage of you know what, “Good Morning America” Weekend is keeping Independence Day in mind.

Kate Snow and Marysol Castro will report live from two of the country’s most historic landmarks tomorrow.

Snow will bring viewers live inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty as the landmark re-opens to the public for the first time since 9/11. Meanwhile, Weather and features correspondent, Marysol Castro, will report live from the very spot where the Declaration of Independence was adopted — Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

Anchor Bill Weir and news anchor Ron Claiborne will hold down the fort in Times Square tomorrow morning.

Presidential Debate Round #2

Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight’s town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate.

ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson will be at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University with a group of students; Diane Sawyer will be at ABC News headquarters in New York and George Stephanopoulos will be at the debate. Ron Claiborne and Jake Tapper will report during ABC’s coverage from 9-11pmET.

NBC: Brian Williams anchors from New York. Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Lee Cowan will report from Nashville. Debate moderator Tom Brokaw will not be doing interviews after the debate, but he’ll appear on the Today show tomorrow.

CBS: Katie Couric leads coverage from 9-11pmET, with the live Webcast following on CBSNews.com and CNET.com. [It was announced today that Intel Corp. has the exclusive advertising rights for the debate Webcasts.] Bob Schieffer will join from Nashville and Jeff Greenfield will be in New York. Correspondents Chip Reid and Dean Reynolds will report from the debate site. Harry Smith anchored The Early show from Nashville along with correspondent Jeff Glor.

FOX: Shepard Smith will anchor FOX Broadcasting’s debate coverage from 9:00-10:30pmET.

Fox News: Coverage begins at 8:50pmET (after a shortened O’Reilly Factor) and will be anchored by Brit Hume from Washington. Chris Wallace will be on the debate floor. Shepard Smith (at 7pmET), Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes (at 11:15pmET) and Greta Van Susteren (at MidnightET) will anchor their programs from Nashville.

CNN: Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs lead coverage from the CNN Election Center in New York. A special edition of AC360 will air as post-debate coverage until MidnightET. John King will be at the Magic Wall, while correspondents Jessica Yellin, Candy Crowley, Ed Henry and senior political analyst Bill Schneider will be on location in Nashville. [An earlier version of this story reported Suzanne Malveaux and Dana Bash would be in Nashville. They are not]

MSNBC: David Gregory anchors debate coverage beginning at 9pmET and post-debate coverage at 10:30pmET. Countdown with Keith Olbermann airs at 11pmET, with a live Hardball with Chris Matthews at MidnightET.

C-SPAN: Presidential debate preview, anchored by Susan Swain, begins at 7:30pmET.

CNBC: Melissa Francis, Larry Kudlow and John Harwood anchor coverage before and after the debate.

FBN: Neil Cavuto anchors pre- and post-debate coverage.

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