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Recognizing Veterans in TV News

veterans11_11.jpgIn honor of Veterans Day, TVNewser would like to take a moment to recognize the following TV news anchors, reporters, and technicians who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces. We apologize for those missing, of which there are likely many, but here is a brief list:

  • Bob Schieffer, “Face the Nation” host

    U.S. Air Force
  • Oliver North, Fox News “War Stories” host

    U.S. Marine Corps, retired Lieutenant Colonel
  • Chris Lawrence, CNN Pentagon correspondent

    U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Russel L. Honoré, CNN Preparedness Contributor
    U.S. Army, Retired Lieutenant General
  • Steve Kroft, “60 Minutes” correspondent

    U.S. Army, and worked for Stars and Stripes in Vietnam
  • Charlie Gibson, ABC “World News” Anchor

    U.S. Coast Guard
  • Don Teague, CBS News Correspondent
    U.S. Army, trained at Fort Hood
  • Andy Rooney, “60 Minutes” personality

    U.S. Army, and wrote for Stars and Stripes in WWII
  • Greg Kelly, “Good Day New York” host, former FNC host/correspondent
    U.S. Marine Corps, (and currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves)
  • Jack H. Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst

    U.S. Army, former Colonel Medal of Honor recipient
  • Clark Howard, HLN Host

    U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Captain in the Georgia State Defense Force.
  • Ray Bribiesca, “60 Minutes” cameraman

    U.S. Marine Corps
  • Andrew Soto, “60 Minutes” editor

    U.S. Army
  • Joe Murania, “60 Minutes” editor

    U.S. Navy
  • Sam Donaldson, ABC News reporter/anchor

    U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Captain, USAR
  • David Martin, CBS News correspondent

    U.S. Navy, Officer for 3 years aboard a destroyer in Pearl Harbor during Vietnam
  • Herb Schwartz, Pat Gillen, and Mike Pelech of CBS News
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Cablers Cover Shooting at Fort Hood

In the 3pmET hour, the cable networks all covered breaking news of a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas near a soldier readiness processing center. (AP story)

Early reports had casualties at 7 dead and 20 injured.

One suspect was in custody and two others were at large.

> Update: As of an Army news conference at 4:50pmET, reports are now 12 dead and 31 injured. One gunman was killed and two suspects are in custody, all are U.S. soldiers. The shooting took place around 2:30pmET.





> Update: MSNBC’s David Shuster reported the news at 3:13pmET with assistance from KCEN, the NBC affiliate in Waco/Killeen/Temple, Texas. Shepard Smith reported it on FNC at 3:16pmET. CNN’s Rick Sanchez reported at 3:18pmET as the network came out of a commercial break. HLN’s Chuck Roberts reported the story at 3:26pmET.

> Update: At 3:30pmET, Charlie Gibson delivered a special report for ABC News. Katie Couric delivered a report for CBS News at 4:00pmET.



> Update: At 4:49pmET Brian Williams began anchoring what would be a 20-minute special report for NBC stations which included remarks from Pres. Obama. CBS’ Couric and ABC’s Gibson also anchored special coverage of Obama’s remarks.


> Program Note: At 5pmET on Fox News, Shepard Smith began anchoring in place of Glenn Beck’s program (Beck is off recovering from surgery.)

> More: At 5:01pmET Pres. Obama, speaking to a summit of American Indian tribes, called the incident “a horrific outburst of violence,” adding, “My immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and with the families of the fallen.”


> Program Note: We’re told Couric is doing a Skype interview with an Army spouse at Ft. Hood who works with PTSD soldiers. The interview will air on “Evening News.”

> Update: At 5:09pmET ABC’s Brian Ross identified the suspect as Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan, who is 39 or 40 years old. NBC’s Pete Williams reported the name at 5:27pm. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported the name at 5:35pm, making the point that the suspect is an Army Major. His guest at the time, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore said, “My jaw just dropped when you mentioned that.”

> Program Note: ABC’s Chris Cuomo is en route to Texas for “Good Morning America.”