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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC’s Jim Cramer

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Inex Tenenbaum and a panel with Fox News analysts the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, CNN’s Donna Brazile, William Bennett and Suze Orman

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, “Beat the Press” on WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former NBC “Today” executive producer and former CBS’ “Early Show” senior executive producer Steve Friedman, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel and pop culture commentator Lola Ogunnaike

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, “The American Future” author Simon Schama, “Start Up Nation” author Dan Senor and FT‘s Chrystia Freeland

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Helene Cooper

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Janet Hook and Politico‘s Eamon Javers

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kristin Jensen, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), McClatchy’s Bill Douglas, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Will update as we learn them.

Where Are They Now? Campaign Embeds Relive the Trail’s Glory Days


Cox, Hovell, Summers, Aigner-Treworgy and Memoli. Photo courtesy of Campus Progress.

Ana Marie Cox moderated a panel discussion with former 2008 presidential campaign embed reporters at GWU this week, in conjunction with Campus Progress and the Institute for Politics.

The first panel was made up of ABC’s Bret Hovell, former NBC embed turned “Colbert Report” researcher Adam Aigner-Treworgy, Newsweek‘s Nick Summers and former Biden embed turned RealClearPolitics White House reporter Mike Memoli.

NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Jamie Smith and former McCain campaign staffer Justin Germany rounded out the second panel.

We learned they can identify hotel chains by just the carpet, they gained and lost a second freshman fifteen, supplied campaign staffers with booze (something O’Donnell calls “a great journalism tradition”) and even managed to break some news along the way…

But would they do it again? They all agreed it’d be hard to beat the historic nature of the ’08 campaign, but answers were mixed on whether they’d go back.

“You swear you’ll never do it again, but there is a certain sexiness to being out there,” Summers said. Germany’s also in, “it’s the Superbowl of politics.” Hovell was a hard no.

Among those not receiving GWU credit to attend… Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike who covered the Romney campaign for NBC and the National Journal, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann who was embeded in Iowa for NBC/NJ, Roll Call‘s Tricia Miller who covered the Edwards campaign for NBC/NJ and WaPo‘s Perry Bacon.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-

ABC’s This Week: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and a roundtable with WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan and ABC’s Jake Tapper and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. John Thune (D-SD)

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and CNN’s Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and William Bennett

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo and ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, CBN’s David Brody, B&C‘s Marisa Guthrie and AmericaBlog.com’s John Aravosis

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: CNAS’ Thomas Ricks, “Superfusion” author Zachary Karabell, “Keynes: The Return of the Master” author Robert Skidelsky, The Econonist‘s John Micklethwait and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NYT‘s Helene Cooper, The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, AP’s Charles Babington, NJ‘s James Kitfield and Politico‘s John Harris

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and a panel with Urban Radio’s April Ryan, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein

CNN’s Amanpour: CSIS’ Sarah Mendelson, Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski, Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Will update as we learn them.

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow

Tonight a “Celebration of Life Memorial Service” will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator’s funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here’s how it will be covered (via TVNewser):

CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer will anchor coverage the memorial.

Tomorrow CNN’s special programming will begin at 10amET with Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchoring the funeral Mass coverage. John King will be providing additional reports on the ground. Blitzer and Cooper will again anchor for coverage of the Arlington services starting at 4pmET. CNN’s regular programming will feature updates throughout the rest of the day.

Fox News: Shepard Smith will anchor memorial coverage from 7-9pmET followed by a special edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” at 9pmET. “On the Record” will air at 10pmET.

Tomorrow Fox News will have “Fox & Friends” at 7amET with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade until 10amET when Smith will anchor special coverage of the funeral Mass with Martha MacCallum on location in Boston. From 5-7pmET, Chris Wallace will anchor coverage of the Arlington National Cemetery services. At 7pmET, Smith will host a special edition of “FOX Report” until 8pmET.

MSNBC: Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the service from 6-10pmET. At 10pmET, MSNBC will re-air “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary followed by “Headliners & Legends: Ted Kennedy” at 11pmET.

At 8amET, MSNBC will broadcast a special “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Starting at 10amET, Matthews and Olbermann will anchor coverage of the funeral Mass. At 2pmET, MSNBC will again run “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary. From 3-6pmET, MSNBC will have coverage of the burial services.

PBS: The service will be covered on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” which will feature footage from it in west coast broadcasts.

ABC: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor “GMA” from the JFK Library in Boston. At approximately 10:30amET ABC News will broadcast live coverage of the funeral Mass anchored by Charlie Gibson. At approximately 5:30pmET, Gibson will anchor coverage of the burial service. Throughout the coverage, George Stephanopoulos, Terry Moran, Snow, John Berman, and Susan Milligan will be joining Gibson. Gibson will also anchor “World News” in the evening.

CBS: CBS News will cover the memorial live Saturday morning starting at 10amET with Harry Smith anchoring from New York, and Bob Schieffer, Nancy Cordes and Wyatt Andrews in Washington.

NBC: Starting at 10amET, Brian Williams will anchor NBC News coverage of the funeral Mass. At 5:30pmET, NBC News coverage will resume for the burial service. NBC News’ coverage will be supplemented by reporting from Andrea Mitchell, Anne Thompson, Kelly O’Donnell, Lester Holt, Mike Taibbi, Mike Viqueira, Norah O’Donnell, and Savannah Guthrie.

CSPAN: The Mass will air live 10:30amET-12:30pmET from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston and the burial service live at 5:30pmET from Arlington National Cemetery.

Kennedy Coverage: Thursday Broadcast Network Plans

As you’ve seen on cable this afternoon- Senator Kennedy and family are motorcading to Boston from Hyannis. The approximate arrival time is 4pm at the JFK Library. The Senator will lie in repose at the library from 6pm on.

TVNewser has compiled the following network coverage plans:

• ABC’s Charlie Gibson will anchor portions of the motorcade in special reports as well as “World News” from the JFK library in Boston.

• CBS will have a live special report when the motorcade arrives in Boston, but could feature break-ins earlier. The special report will be anchored by Russ Mitchell in New York. Tonight, Katie Couric will host “Evening News” from Boston.

• NBC tells TVNewser that, for the most part, MSNBC will cover the daytime events. On “Nightly News,” Lester Holt will anchor from the Kennedy Library with Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Mike Taibbi reporting.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a panel with WSJ‘s Paul Gigot, CNBC’s John Harwood, NPR’s Michele Norris and author Richard Wolffe

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

ABC’s This Week: Pre-empted for the British Open.

Fox News Sunday: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a panel with Fox News contributors Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rev. Jesse Jackson

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: ABC’s Terry Moran, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, “The Accidental Guerilla” author David Kilcullen and “The Limits of Power” author Andrew Bacevich

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NYT‘s David Brooks, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Chicago Tribune‘s Clarence Page and WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: USA Today‘s Joan Biskupic, Time‘s Karen Tumulty, NYT‘s Mark Mazzetti and Politico‘s Jeanne Cummings

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Will update as we learn them.

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser and a roundtable with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and former counselor to President Bush Ed Gillespie

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser and a roundtable with PBS’ Gwen Ifill, NYT’s Paul Krugman, WSJ’s Gerald Seib and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and “Power Player” Christopher Buckley

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), former Masschusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo’s Dana Milbank, Amy Holmes, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen, GWU professor of media and public affairs Mark Feldstein, ABC’s Dr. Tim Johnson

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Newsweek’s Howard Fineman and WaPo’s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, WSJ’s David Wessel, NJ’s Alex Simendinger and WaPo’s Spencer Hsu

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Hans Nichols, Greg Stohr, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Meghan McCain and Roll Call’s Emily Pierce, David Drucker and Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day as we learn them.

Sasha’s Send Off From Print To Glossy

Last night at Poste, friends of Sasha Issenberg gathered to celebrate his move from The Boston Globe to the magazine Monocle. He starts today as a Washington correspondent.

We, unfortunately, weren’t able to make it, but hear these folks did: Peter Canellos, Lisa Wangsness and the Boston Globers, Jay Newton-Small, Jill Zuckman, Kelly O’Donnell, Athena Jones, Lisa Lerer, Bonney Kapp, Tracy Sefl, Mark Salter, Sunlen Miller, Jose Antonio Vargas, Ana Marie Cox, Juliet Eilperin, Mike Madden, Mark Paustenbach, Scott Mulhauser, Brian Weiss, Perry Bacon, Anne Dickerson, Christina Bellantoni and Jonathan Martin.

Also spotted at a nearby table… tennis’ Martina Navratilova.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

CBS’ Face the Nation: President Barack Obama

ABC’s This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a roundtable with ABC’s Matthew Dowd and Cokie Roberts, NYT’s Paul Krugman and columnist George Will

Fox News Sunday: Secretary Robert Gates

CNN’s State of the Union: Gen. David Petraeus, US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CBS’ Chip Reid, ABC Radio’s Ann Compton, Ebony Magazine’s Kevin Chappell, attorney and commentator Gloria Allerd, The Hollywood Reporter’s Ray Richmond

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: President Lula da Silva of Brazil, The Wall Street’s Bret Stephens, NYT’s Nicholas Kristof, Columbia University’s Rashid Khalidi and French Institute for International Relations Dominique Moisi

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: WaPo’s David Ignatius, oThe Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT’s Peter Baker, Slate’s John Dickerson, Politico’s Jeanne Cummings and WaPo’s Spencer Hsu

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: former communications director for the Senate Environment Committee Marc Morano, Center for American Progress senior fellow Bracken Hendricks and Roll Call’s Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day.

Coverage Plans For Obama Address

From TVNewser

Every network will cover President Barack Obama’s Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama’s speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Republican response.

Each network’s coverage plans after the jump.

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