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TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It’s On

The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge.

Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman emerging victorious.

Hartman is back this year to defend his crown, but we opened the field up to all senior executives, executive producers and talent.

One thing we learned: “The Early Show” crew sticks together, and CNBCers love their college basketball.

Who are our players? Find out after the jump.

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Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage

Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies — including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage.

Update: ABC is planning a special report at approximately 2 PM ET, when Speaker-elect John Boehner takes the gavel from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, officially transferring power to the Republican party. Dianer Sawyer will anchor, with George Stephanopoulos in New York and Jonathan Karl in DC. Jake Tapper and Claire Shipman will also be a part of the coverage.

Cable Newsers Covering State Primaries

Tomorrow, May 18 will see a number of key statewide Republican and Democratic primaries, including elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky. When there is politics involved, you can bet the cable newsers will be all over it.

msnbc120.jpg MSNBC has Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz broadcasting live from the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. “Hardball” will be bringing live coverage at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight. Likewise “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” will be live during their regular time periods, as well as at 10 and 11 p.m., when their reruns typically air.

cnn120.jpg CNN has Candy Crowley in Pennsylvania, Dana Bash in Arkansas and Jessica yellin in Kentucky to cover the races there. In its Washington DC studio Wolf Blitzer will be on air all day long, with Gloria Borger providing political analysis and John King working the magic wall to break down the results county by county.

fnc120.jpg Fox News has Carl Cameron in Philadelphia, Shannon Bream in Arkansas and Steve Brown in Kentucky. “Hannity” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” will be live, with Bret Baier reading the election results.

fbn120.jpg Fox Business Network is also covering the election, with Neil Cavuto anchoring a “FOX Business Special: Election 2010,” starting at 8 p.m.

We will be adding more coverage notes as we get them.

Obama Supreme Court Nominee Revealed

News broke on the cablers Sunday evening that Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. (AP Story)

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MSNBC’s Pete Williams reported the news at 10pmET, before returning to documentary programming with another update at 10:30pmET.

CNN’s Don Lemon reported at 10:12pmET during “Newsroom,” citing the NBC News report through the rest of the hour. DC anchors Wolf Blitzer and John King called-in, with King speculating that the White House had held the news Sunday because they wanted the terrorism officials out on the public affairs shows earlier in the day.

FNC’s Marianne Rafferty reported during a news update at 10:32pmET, also citing NBC News. Fox News also interrupted “Huckabee” for a more full report at 11:07pmET, with Shannon Bream calling in.

The president’s official announcement is expected at 10amET tomorrow morning in the White House’s East Room.

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks

Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we’re hearing for the broadcast networks.

abc120.jpg ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage of the address and response from D.C. with Jake Tapper, Jon Karl, and Martha Raddatz contributing. Sawyer will anchor “World News” from Washington and Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline,” also from D.C., live at 11:35pmET.
cbsnews120.jpg Katie Couric will anchor coverage of the address and response at 9pmET as well as CBS’ “Special Report: State of the Union” afterward. She will be joined by Jeff Greenfield and Bob Schieffer, with Chip Reid and Nancy Cordes reporting. Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from Washington, D.C. tomorrow morning.
fox120.jpg Fox News’ Shepard Smith will anchor special coverage for FOX broadcasting starting at 9pmET. Chris Wallace will join for analysis and Shannon Bream will report from Capitol Hill.
nbc120.jpg Brian Williams will anchor from DC for NBC News with David Gregory. NBC News correspondents Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell will also contribute.
pbs120.jpg Jim Lehrer anchors PBS’ broadcast of the address and response at 9pmET followed by analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks.

We will update as we learn more.

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Who Stole Shannon Bream’s Lunch?

Developing Story: Someone has stolen Shannon Bream‘s lean cuisine from the Fox News kitchen in Washington. The precise circumstances surrounding the theft are unclear at this time, but we have been made aware of some back-up tacos that were brought in as an emergency substitute. (Click continued to see her tweet.)

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Shep Smith: ‘Our Newscast Is Better Because Our Opinion Programs Are Successful’

shep_11-16.jpgIn a Howie Kurtz WaPo profile, Fox News’ Shepard Smith expressed regret about the way he criticized Shannon Bream and her interview with then-gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie:

“Here I am, the face of the network, it’s a week before the election, and our station is about to put a Republican on live and have nothing from the Democrat,” Smith recalls now. He reacted viscerally at the time, telling viewers: “Wow… My apologies for the lack of balance. If I had control, it wouldn’t have happened.”

Seated in his Sixth Avenue office with an erect posture that matches his caffeinated style, Smith says he was unaware that correspondent Shannon Bream had grabbed Christie on the fly. “I came off looking condescending,” he says. “I handled it poorly.”

While Kurtz — and others — point to Smith as an “outspoken newsman at the network defined by high-decibel conservatives,” Smith acknowledges the massive role that opinion programs have played in the success of his network, saying, “Our newscast is better because our opinion programs are successful.”

Smith does appear to be the “face of the network” of late. In the past few months, he’s popped up in profiles and interviews everywhere from The Boston Globe to Men’s Journal to USA Weekend to “The View” to here at TVNewser.

Cavuto on Election : ‘We Are Not Red; We Are Not Blue’

Today on “Your World,” Fox News’ Neil Cavuto explained his position on the coverage of the New Jersey gubernatorial election and candidates Chris Christie and Gov. Jon Corzine: “The notion that the better part of ‘fair and balanced’ is not to include any interview with any candidate because his opponent refuses to come on is simply something we don’t subscribe to here.”

TPM believes that Cavuto was taking “a shot” with the remark at his Fox News colleague, Shepard Smith.

Last Tuesday on “Studio B,” Shannon Bream interviewed Christie, the New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate, and, after a question from Smith about whether Christie’s opponent would be interviewed, Bream said that Fox News had multiple interview requests in with Corzine.

Smith said, following the segment, “I didn’t know that was about to happen. My apologies for the lack of balance there. If I had control, it wouldn’t have happened.”

Cavuto clip:

November ’09 Elections: Cable Plans

Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that’s included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks:

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring coverage of the returns for CNN’s “Election Night in America.” Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King will have an election focus for their programs and there will be a special “Larry King Live” at 12amET. Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley, John King, and Jessica Yellin, along with other correspondents, will appear during primetime programming.
fnc2120.jpg FNC will have live reporting throughout the day from Major Garrett and Jim Angle in D.C., Carl Cameron in Virginia, Shannon Bream in New Jersey, and Eric Shawn and Molly Line in New York. Martha MacCallum will anchor exit poll results. Bret Baier will anchor live from New York at 6pmET. Shepard Smith will anchor the 7pmET hour when Virginia poll results are expected. Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity will host their regular programs with updates from Smith and Baier. Smith and Baier will also be on with Greta Van Susteren at 10pmET.
msnbc120.jpg Chuck Todd will anchor live from D.C. at 11am and 2pmET and Ed Schultz will be live from New York at 4pmET. Special live editions of “Countdown, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “Hardball” will be presented at 10pm, 11pm, and 12amET.
fbn120.jpg FBN’s election night coverage starts at 8pmET and will be anchored by Neil Cavuto in New York. Guests include former NJ governors Christie Whitman and Jim Florio, Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), former VA governor George Allen, and PA governor Ed Rendell.
cnbc120.jpg At 7amET, PA Governor Ed Rendell will be a guest host on “Squawk Box.” From 7-9pmET, Larry Kudlow will anchor “A Special Edition of The Kudlow Report: Your Money, Your Vote” live from D.C. with guests including: Dick Armey, Lanny Davis, Ed Gillespie and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. CNBC’s John Harwood and Hampton Pearson will also report.

We will update with additional information as we receive it.

Shep Smith Apologizes for “Lack of Balance”

During “Studio B” Tuesday afternoon, Fox News correspondent Shannon Bream had a live interview with New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie. Anchor Shepard Smith thought the Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine should be interviewed too, and apologized when he wasn’t:

Smith’s 7pmET show, “FOX Report,” brought more balance by running a soundbite from Corzine which was given to New York Fox affiliate WNYW yesterday. Bream’s live report for “FOX Report” also included details of third party candidate Chris Daggett.

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