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Cable News Channels Plan Special Coverage For Government Shutdown Showdown

capitol_hill_lgWith the strong possibility of a government shutdown happening tonight, the general cable news channels and the business news channels are planning to have special coverage this evening.

Fox News will have its usual primetime lineup until 11 PM, when a second, live hour of “On the Record with Greta van Susteren” will air. At midnight, there will be a new, live edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” featuring contributions from congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, White House correspondent Ed Henry and Washington correspondent James Rosen.

MSNBC will have its regular primetime lineup, and will be live at 11 PM, midnight and potentially longer if there is a shutdown.

Fox Business will have Neil Cavuto anchoring live at 8 PM.  Rich Edson will be reporting with updates throughout the night. FBN will also start live coverage at 5 AM tomorrow.

Bloomberg will have Bloomberg West and Bottom Line live at 6 and 7PM respectively, with live coverage from Asia from 8PM-1AM. Chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook will be live in DC for updates.

CNBC will have a special edition of “The Kudlow Report” tonight at 7pm focusing on all angles of the potential Government Shutdown. Melissa Lee, members of Congress and reporters John Harwood and Eamon Javers will report from DC.

C-SPAN will have live video coverage from Congress.

As of writing, CNN had not responded to a request for coverage plans. We will update when we have more.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Making Business Channel Rounds

TVNewser hears that new Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is going to be giving his first TV interviews since assuming the post to CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV. All of the interviews are being pre-taped, and will air on all three networks at 4:15 PM, after the markets close.

Steve Liesman will talk to Lew for CNBC, Peter Barnes for Fox Business and Peter Cook for Bloomberg.

The interviews can be seen as an effort to speak to the Wall Street and business communities. Obviously each interview will be slightly different, but the financial focus of the networks means that the questions will likely be focused on fiscal policy.

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.

Charlie Rose Pulling Double Duty For Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage

Bloomberg TV is the latest network to slate 2012 convention coverage. Not surprisingly, its coverage will focus on economic issues, and will originate from the “Bloomberg Link” event space being set up in both Tampa and Charlotte.

Trish Regan will be the channel’s lead anchor for the conventions, while Charlie Rose will host his eponymous PBS and Bloomberg TV program nightly, in addition to his duties on “CBS This Morning.” Regan will anchor “Street Smart” every weekday from 3-5 PM, with nightly specials running from 9-10 PM each night, except the last night of each convention when it will run from 8-11 PM. The channel will also livestream its coverage online as well as events being held at the Bloomberg Link.

Bloomberg Washington editor Al Hunt, Bloomberg TV political analyst Matthew Dowd, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson, White House correspondents Hans Nichols and Julianna Goldman, along with chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and Washington correspondent Meghan Hughes will all contribute to the channel’s coverage.

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Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday

Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here’s the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks.

The broadcast networks:

  • “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will helm a one-hour special on NBC News from 10-11pmET. Williams will also present live updates on the voting results between 7-10pmET as news dictates. “Nightly” will be updated for later feeds throughout the evening.
  • Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulous will anchor special reports on ABC beginning at 7pmET. “World News” will also be updated for later feeds. At 11:35pmET, Terry Moran will anchor a special edition of “Nightline.”
  • On CBS, Scott Pelley will provide live primetime updates throughout the night.
  • Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor a live “PBS Newshour” at 11pmET.
  • On FOX, Shepard Smith will anchor live updates from 8-11pmET.

The cable networks:

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Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama’s third State of the Union address.

The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET — anchored by Scott Pelley on CBS, Brian Williams on NBC and Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos on ABC. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will anchor coverage for the Fox Broadcast Network.

On the cable networks:

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Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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Election 2010: Business News Channels Have Primetime Plans for Midterm Elections

For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming.

As one would expect, all three channels are bringing out their big guns for the night, with CNBC’s coverage being led by Maria Bartiromo, FBN’s by Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg TV’s by Charlie Rose.

CNBC will have live coverage from 7 PM to midnight, programming which it is calling “Decision 2010: Your Money, Your Vote. Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla will anchor until 11 PM, with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury taking over from there.

Guests will include business leaders and political insiders, including former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

And yes, Rick Santelli, who famously coined the phrase “tea party movement,” will be providing special commentary throughout the night.

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Couric Interviews New BP Commission Chairs

BPoilcommission_6-3.jpgKatie Couric will have an exclusive sit-down with Bob Graham and William Reilly, new co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, tonight on “CBS Evening News.”

This will be the first interview with the former-Senator and former-EPA chief since they were named to the post. Update: Though they have yet to be interviewed together, Bloomberg TV’s Peter Cook snagged the first interview with Graham late yesterday.

It’s something of a big media day for the administration. The president, as we mentioned, will be on Larry King‘s show tonight from the White House — which is being taped this afternoon in the Diplomatic Reception Room — and Admiral Thad Allen appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC morning shows earlier today. It’s also expected that White House energy and climate adviser Carol Browner is expected to make a few cable news appearances as well.

After the jump, CBS’ Mark Strassmann takes a boat into the spill to show how heavy the slick is…

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State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable 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 cable news networks.

cnn120.jpg Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown will anchor coverage leading into the address along and post-response analysis along with John King. Soledad O’Brien will report on polling data and Jessica Yellin will moderate a focus group in Ohio. Anderson Cooper will report and anchor “AC360″ from Haiti at 11pmET. Larry King will be live at 12amET.
fnc3120.jpg “O’Reilly Factor” will end at 8:55pmET and Bret Baier will anchor the address, the Republican response, and analysis live until 10:30pmET. Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, and Bob Beckel will contribute. Carl Cameron and Major Garrett will report. Greta Van Susteren will be live for “On the Record” until 11pmET. Sean Hannity will be live from 11pmET until midnight.
msnbc120.jpg Starting at 9pmET, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the address and response. Live editions of “Countdown” and “Rachel Maddow” will air at 10:30pmET and 11:30pmET
fbn120.jpg Fox Business will have coverage from 8-11pmET anchored by Neil Cavuto from the Newseum. Elizabeth MacDonald will host “Fixing America” beforehand and John Stossel will lead a “town hall” discussion afterward.
cnbc120.jpg CNBC special coverage begins at 7pmET with Larry Kudlow in D.C. followed at 8pmEt by “President Obama 1 Year Later,” which will be anchored live by John Harwood and Carl Quintanilla from Washington. CNBC will carry the address with and have reaction until 10:30pmET.
cspan120.jpg C-SPAN will begin special coverage at 8pmET with “a historical look at Presidents in their first year in office” followed by the address and response. Coverage will conclude at 11pmET. C-SPAN2 will air live reaction from Representatives and Senators from the Capitol.
bloomberg120.jpg Peter Cook will be in D.C. to anchor for Bloomberg with Al Hunt from 9-11pmET. Panel will include Tom Daschle, Martin Feldstein, and William Cohan.

We will update as we learn more.

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