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President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma

President Obama is scheduled to comment on the disaster in Oklahoma at 10 AM and it is likely that all of the broadcast networks will break into regular programming to cover it.  ”CBS This Morning” went into the 9 AM hour to cover the fallout. We hear that “CTM” will stay live until 12 PM on the east coast covering the damage, and 10 AM pacific.

Update: “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said. “Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away.”

“If there is hope to hold onto, not just in Oklahoma but around the country, it is the knowledge that the good people there in Oklahoma are more prepared than most, and what they can be certain about is that Americans around the country will be right there with them,” he added.

Meanwhile, the news channels are sending their A-teams to Oklahoma to cover the fallout from the tornado.

As we noted yesterday, NBC has Brian Williams,  Lester HoltAnn CurryHarry SmithKate SnowAnne Thompson and Dr. Nancy Snyderman in Oklahoma, as well as the Weather Channel team of Jim CantoreMike Bettes, and Mike Seidel.

ABC News has Sam ChampionGinger ZeeDavid Muir and Alex Perez in Oklahoma. Byron Pitts, Mike Boettcher, and Cecilia Vega are also either in Moore or en route.

CBS has Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Moore, and Anna Werner on the ground, and Scott Pelley will anchor the “CBS Evening News” there this evening.
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The Weekend Ticker: Gupta, Casone, Mika

  • TNT has canceled “Monday Mornings,” the drama series based on CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s book of the same name. Gupta, along with David E. Kelley, served as an EP on the program.

Robin Roberts Tops TV News Personalities on ‘Most Trusted’ List

Several television news journalists have landed on Reader’s Digest list of “The 100 Most Trusted People in America.” At #12, “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is the most-trusted television news personality on the list.

In addition to Roberts, the morning shows are well represented: “GMA” anchor George Stephanopoulos is #57, while “Today” show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer are #85 and #97, respectively.

The three evening news anchors make the list –ABC’s Diane Sawyer at #25, NBC’s Brian Williams at #29 and CBS’ Scott Pelley at #63. ABC’s Barbara Walters (#34), Katie Couric (#37) and Christiane Amanpour (#56) are also among the most trusted.

From the cable news landscape, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta is #17 and  Anderson Cooper is #50. HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky is #90 and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith rounds out the list at #100.

‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Today,’ ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Secure Daytime Emmy Nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and TV news shows and personalities are well-represented. The awards will air on HLN June 16.

In the “Outstanding Morning Program” category, NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS Sunday Morning” are the nominees. We hear that CBS did not submit “CBS This Morning” for consideration this time around. “GMA” and “CBS Sunday” also received nominations in “Outstanding Promotional Announcement” and “Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing” respectively.

Other nominees included Dr. Sanjay Gupta for CNN’s “Sanjay Gupta, MD,” Anderson Cooper for “Anderson Live” and Katie Couric‘s talk show “Katie,” which was nominated for “Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.” “The View” also received an “Outstanding Talk Show” nod, while the “Today” team of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were nominated for their work at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The full list of nominees can be viewed here.

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Breaks Silence On Lance Armstrong

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits on the board of directors of Livestrong, the non-profit founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. He is also a close friend of Armstrong’s, having appeared along the cyclist at a slew of events, and having him write blurbs for some of his books.

Gupta has remained quiet since Armstrong’s doping revelations have become public, but he finally spoke out on the matter to “Access Hollywood”‘s Billy Bush.

Gupta reveals that the Livestrong board met after the US Anti-Doping Agency presented its findings, but that he has since taken a leave of absence “because of the conflict of interest with CNN and other the news organizations investigating.”

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The CNN Ticker: Curry, Burnett, Gupta

  • The New York Post‘s Page Six is at it again with another speculative piece about CNN. This time the paper speculates that incoming president Jeff Zucker may try to poach Ann Curry from NBC and give her a primetime show.
  • Erin Burnett is traveling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and will interview him for her program tonight. Tomorrow “OutFront” originates from Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • In a meeting of the TV medical minds, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be a guest on “The Dr. Oz Show” Monday. Gupta will talk to Mehmet Oz about his CNN and medical career, and the upcoming drama “Monday Mornings” which he is producing with David E. Kelley.

Here’s The First Trailer For Sanjay Gupta’s TNT Drama ‘Monday Mornings’

TNT will debut the drama “Monday Mornings” on—appropriately–Monday, February 4, 2013. The series, which is from David E. Kelley and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is based on Gupta’s book of the same name. Actors Ving Rhames and Alfred Molina have signed on as stars.

Below, a trailer for the series explaining what exactly the title means, and a sneak peak at some scenes:

Shaq/Sanjay Tag-Team To Fight Diabetes

Former NBA Star and Turner Sports analyst Shaquille O’Neal is going on sister network CNN today to talk about the danger of diabetes with chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

“When I was coming up, there was no iPhone, there was no Twitter, no social media network,” O’Neal says on “Sanjay Gupta MD” today at 4:30 PM. “It was come home, go outside and play – a/k/a burn calories and stay in shape.”

While he was there, the seven foot one, 350 pound O’Neal decided to have a little fun with the shorter, svelter Gupta:

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN

CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be reporting in the field tonight across primetime. CNN International will be simulcasting CNN/U.S. from 11AM-2PM and again starting at 4 PM.

The list of correspondents in the field for CNN is after the jump.

Update: HLN is blowing up its primetime lineup to provide hurricane coverage. Those details are also after the jump.
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