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CNN Produces Markets Special at 3pmET

CNN — which, unlike FNC and MSNBC does not have a sibling business channel — will devote its 3pmET hour today to special coverage on global financial markets leading up to the closing of the U.S. markets. Ali Velshi, Alison Kosik and Richard Quest take part in the hour anchored by Brooke Baldwin. The hour will be simulcast on CNN International.

Testimony Temporarily Suspended After Rupert Murdoch Accosted

Parliament has temporarily suspended the testimony of Rupert and James Murdoch after a man appeared to attack the elder Murdoch with what Reuters describes as a plate with foam on it.

All three cable news channels cut away from the testimony immediately afterward. Fox News turned to a simulcast of Sky News. Richard Quest anchored on CNN and Thomas Roberts and Contessa Brewer on MSNBC, as all networks replayed the attack in slow motion and from different angles including showing Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng (in pink jacket, below) coming to Murdoch’s defense, slapping the attacker.

Testimony resumed around 12:09pmET.

President Obama Addresses Parliament

This morning, beginning at 10:50 AM, president Obama addressed Britain’s Parliament. CNN covered it is a co-production with CNNI anchored by Wolf Blitzer, Suzanne Malveaux, Richard Quest, Candy Crowley and Zain Verjee. The network started coverage about half an hour before the speech was slated to begin.

MSNBC and Fox opted not to have a dedicated preview leading up to the speech, but took it live once it began.

Obama’s speech to Parliament comes just a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington.

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch

Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow.

Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 AM.

TVNewser will be liveblogging the coverage starting at 4, so if you want to follow along, find out about all the coverage plans below.


NBC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Ann Curry from London. More coverage plans here.

ABC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters from London. More coverage plans here.

CBS: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Katie Couric and Erica Hill from London. More coverage plans here.

Univision: Coverage starts at 3 AM ET, led by Chiquinquirá Delgado, Raúl González and Marián de la Fuente.

Cable News:

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CNN Unveils Royal Wedding Coverage Plans

CNN has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton slated for Friday, April 29.

As part of its coverage, Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper and Kiran Chetry will anchor their respective programs from London for all or part of that week. The channel is also bringing on Cat Deeley as a special correspondent.

Live coverage of the wedding will begin at 4 AM ET, and will be hosted by Morgan, Cooper, Chetry, Richard Quest and Deeley.

Also on tap: a documentary about Middleton, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, as well as four half-hour specials on the wedding, which will run each Saturday in April at 2 and 10 PM on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, anchored by Quest. The specials will kick-off April2, and the documentary “The Woman Who Would be Queen,” will run Sunday, April 24 at 8 and 11 PM.

For HLN, Brooke Anderson will co-anchor “Showbiz Tonight” from London, while Becky Anderson and Quest will anchor their programs from location in London.

The networks of NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans earlier this week.

More information in CNN’s release below:

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The “Over-the-Top Feel” for the of Michelle Obama

The big three anchors are wrapping up their anchoring from across the pond. Katie Couric will anchor Evening News from New York tonight, while Diane Sawyer will sub for Charlie Gibson and Ann Curry will be in for Brian Williams. (Couric/Sawyer/Curry – The Three Amigas)

Meanwhile, WaPo’s Howard Kurtz writes about the media’s fascination with first lady Michelle Obama‘s first turn on the international stage: “The Michelle gush-a-thon is growing louder by the day. To be sure, she is a fascinating first lady with a 76 percent approval rating in this week’s Washington Post-ABC News poll… But this first lady has generated endless media chatter about everything from her sleeveless dresses to her vegetable garden…” Kurtz continues:

NBC’s Dawna Friesen noted “her Ivy League education and relaxed, easy charm…

Couric reported that “all of Britain seems to be embracing America’s new first lady,” before tossing to a CBS piece on the Brits being gobsmacked that Obama doesn’t carry a handbag.

…CNN asked its hyperactive London correspondent, Richard Quest, for his reaction: “Michelle Obama is an absolutely extraordinary woman in an extraordinarily ordinary way… She’s taken the city by storm.”

The Ticker: Dean, Lauer, Cooper…

> FNC’s Janice Dean discusses her newborn baby and living with MS in the current issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. “I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones,” she says (via Johnny Dollar).

> Today show anchor Matt Lauer will be the 2009 Senior Class Day speaker at Harvard University. The event takes place the day before commencement.

> CNN’s Anderson Cooper will begin reporting from the G20 Summit live from London tomorrow night. He will be joined by correspondents Nic Robertson and Richard Quest, while Ed Henry and Suzanne Malveaux are traveling with Pres. Obama.

THIS is CNN Live‘s Melissa Long anchors the Web-only show from a studio adjacent to the newsroom.

No trip to Atlanta would be complete without a stop at CNN. So this TVNewser, taking a couple days away from the blog, dropped in at the CNN Center for the grand tour. We were taken through the newsroom/studios for CNN en Espanol and the newsroom and control room of CNN International, where World Sport was airing.

In the CNN domestic newsroom/studio Tony Harris was in the middle of anchoring his two hour show. We spotted Richard Quest, in Atlanta anchoring segments related to the financial crisis; anchor Kyra Phillips was talking with her producers about an upcoming segment on her show; Rick Sanchez was taking a break from Twittering and grabbing some lunch before his 3pmET hour; and we met CNN’s director of programming, Scott Matthews, now 10 months into his new job.

We stopped in to the live control room and finally, down several floors to the newsroom, which is much larger than we expected it to be. And insiders tell us they are always looking for new ways to expand so it could soon grow even larger.

Many more pictures after the jump…

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Quest Back From Rehab

quest_7-10.JPGCNN International correspondent Richard Quest returned from rehab approximately two months after he entered in April.

Quest is the host of CNN Business Traveller on CNNI, and the monthly program continued in his absence. Andrew Stevens filled in in May and Adrian Finighan hosted in June and July (which debuts on Saturday).

We hear Quest returned to the London bureau in late June, and has spent the majority of his time working on the August edition of the program. He has contributed other travel reports for the network as well.

CNN Observations has found Quest’s first report since returning, from July 3.