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State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks

obama state of the union 2 Here’s what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from Bill O’Reilly at 8:55pmET. Baier will be joined by chief White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel and Shannon Bream, who will report on Bing Pulse results throughout the night. Baier will anchor until 11pmET, at which point Megyn Kelly will take over with a live edition of “The Kelly File.”

CNN: Chris Cuomo will host “New Day” live from Capitol Hill Tuesday morning. For the network’s evening coverage, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will anchor beginning at 7pmET. They will be joined by a host of CNN correspondents, including Jim Sciutto from Iran, Tom Foreman from the virtual studio and Suzanne Malveaux, who will moderate a focus group in Des Moines. Tapper will helm late night SOTU coverage solo. CNN en Español will also broadcast the address with anchor Fernando del Rincón and correspondent Juan Carlos López.

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews will host beginning at 9pmET. They will be joined by Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton, Steve Schmidt and Ed Schultz, who will be live from Washington, D.C. Matthews will anchor an additional hour of live coverage from 12am-1amET.

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The Ticker: Cabrera, Bloomberg, O’Brien

  • CNN International meteorologist Ivan Cabrera is leaving the network, a spokesperson confirms to TVNewser. Cabrera joined CNNI as a freelancer in 2009 and was hired full-time in 2010.

  • Bloomberg TV will premiere a new documentary hosted by Trish Regan Tuesday at 9pmET. “The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale” is an inside look at the secret life of gambler Don Johnson, who walked away from Atlantic City with $15 million in 2011, and how current casino executives protect against another player doing the same.

  • Soledad O’Brien will present a weeklong series of reports on education on Al Jazeera America’s “America Tonight” beginning Monday, January 20.

The Ticker: Poker, First Jobs, ‘Crossfire’

  • Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan will host “Poker Night on Wall Street” Wednesday at 9pmET. Six Wall Street executives will play for charity with a $50,000 buy in. Watch a preview after the jump.

  • CNN’s “Crossfire” is “not about real debate and civic discourse. It’s about conflict, show-biz and what passes for celebrity in Washington in these sad and sorry days of the Republic,” David Zurawik writes in The Baltimore Sun. “…It’s not a real debate between the guests in any way, shape or form.”

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Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party

MorganLauer1On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan‘s book bash.

Morgan’s “Shooting Straight: Guns, God, Gays and George Clooney,” is a diary of his first three years at CNN, since taking over the timeslot of the legendary Larry King. Hosted by British GQ editor Dylan Jones at the swank Carlyle Restaurant, the guest list included everyone from Fareed Zakaria and Jenny McCarthy to Donald Trump and Tony Bennett. “If there’s a cooler man alive, I’ve not met him,” said Morgan of Bennett.

We also spotted Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, who arrived after updating the West Coast feed of “World News.” And morning anchors, Charlie Rose of CBS, and NBC’s Matt Lauer. Asked what he thought about his new “Today” show set, Lauer paused, then said, “It’s very orange.” It’s taking some getting used to, Lauer added.

Another morning host, CNN’s Chris Cuomo told us reports of troubled times at “New Day” are off the mark. “I’ve never had a closer working relationship with a co-anchor than I have with Kate (Bolduan),” Cuomo said. While ratings are growing — the program was up +29% in viewers and up +15% in the demo in the third quarter — Cuomo admits it’s going to take time to prove the show’s worth. “New Day” launched four months ago today. “Joe (Scarborough) told me it took 15 to 18 months for that show to break out,” he added, speaking of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Back to Morgan who gave a special shout-out to CNN president Jeff Zucker, who’s been his boss twice, first at NBC and now at CNN.

“I had breakfast with Jeff when he was gone from NBC and I said, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if you turned up at CNN?” and he said, ‘Yeah, that’d be crazy,’ … and here he is.”

“I think we all feel a renewed sense of vigor about the place,” said Morgan.

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Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.22.43 PMThe president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. “I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully next time, it won’t be in the 11th hour,” said the president.

As the statement came at 8:30pmET, during TV’s primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones, the broadcast networks did not produce special reports. The remarks, as well as near non-stop coverage of the debt deal, is being covered on cable news and business channels. Bret Baier took over coverage on Fox News from Bill O’Reilly around 8:20pm. CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchored from Washington and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes anchored coverage during his show. Fox News is planning live coverage into the night with live editions of “Hannity” at 10, Baier will be back at 11 and Megyn Kelly at Midnight.

CNN’s Piers Morgan was attending his own book party on the Upper East Side of Manhattan this evening, before shuttling back to host his show at 9pmET and another live edition at Midnight. Guests included ABC’s Diane Sawyer, CBS’s Charlie Rose, NBC’s Matt Lauer and CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Morgan wasn’t the only cable anchor holding court tonight. Across town, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was late for his own book party as the votes were being cast, and he was still taping “Hardball.” We’ll have coverage from both events tomorrow on TVNewser.

> More: The broadcast networks updated the evening newscasts for the West Coast. Also, at 10:18pm ET, NBC News provided a brief special report on the House vote. Brian Williams anchored live from New York.

Trish Regan Got Her Start in TV By Agreeing to ‘Work Every Single Holiday’

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan does a Q+A in the May issue of Resident magazine. The “Street Smart” anchor — who originally wanted to be an opera singer — talks about how she ended up in television:

I got a lot of exposure to the financial community through internships during school summers. First at a hedge fund and then as an analyst in at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, I worked on the emerging debt markets desk and really liked it. I was analyzing the economic and political consequences of what was going on in Latin America and thought that was what I was going to do upon graduation. They made me a job offer, and I had every intention of going, except in my senior year I interned at NBC Nightly News and suddenly, everything made sense. I’d found my calling.

How did you land that job?

I just sent in an application and told them I would work every single holiday! They needed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s covered, and I said, “I’m your girl.”

Regan also talks about her upcoming projects, including a series of reports on Brazil’s economy which air next week on “Street Smart.”

‘I Do Not Think Showtime Was a Brand that CBS Would Have Trusted Two Years Ago’

Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins was a guest on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” Friday, and he had a few words about the long-running CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes.” CBS is a sister network to Showtime, and Showtime recently started airing “60 Minutes Sports,” a spin-off of the iconic series.

“’60 Minutes’ is one of the great brands in the history of television,” Nevins said to Bloomberg’s Trish Regan. “I do not think Showtime was a brand that CBS would have trusted two years ago, but now you get in that cycle of everything feeding into each other.”

The Ticker: Gasparino, Hollywood, Couric

  • Bloomberg TV is airing a special edition of “Street Smart” tomorrow live from Hollywood hosted by Trish Regan. The special will feature  leaders like Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins and “Modern Family” EP Steve Levitan, talking the biz of Hollywood.

  • Katie Couric talks to “Extra” about her cancer awareness work, and also weighs in on Matt Lauer at “Today.” “Everybody gets sort of criticized or whatever, maybe it’s Matt’s turn for whatever reason.”

Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Shortly before 5pmET, the cable news networks turned their attention to breaking news that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died from cancer.

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan reported Chavez’s death at 4:53pmET. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer followed at 4:55pmET, sourcing Venezuela television. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was next at 4:57pmET, reporting that NBC News had confirmed Chavez’s death. Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros reported the news at the top of “The Five,” with the network getting independent conformation at 5:04pmET. Shepard Smith took over anchoring for FNC at 5:12pmET.

>Update: FNC went back to the “The Five” at 5:23pmET.

State of the Union Coverage: Biz Networks

All three business networks will provide live coverage of tonight’s State of the Union speech and Republican response.

On Fox Business, Neil Cavuto will anchor beginning at 9pmET. Cavuto will be joined by Peter Barnes and Rich Edson from Washington, DC. John Stossel will host a special edition of “Stossel,” featuring a live studio audience, at 11pmET.

CNBC will have two hours of live coverage beginning at 9pmET. Carl Quintanilla will anchor, with chief Washington correspondent John Harwood reporting from DC.

Bloomberg TV’s coverage also kicks of at 9pmET. Trish Regan will anchor, joined by chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and White House correspondent Hans Nichols.

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