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NYC Stations Cover 9/11 Museum Dedication

President Barack Obama, survivors and victims’ families gathered this morning at the site of the 9/11 attacks for the dedication of the National September 11 Museum. With the exception of Fox-owned WNYW, stations in New York City provided special coverage of the dedication ceremony, which began shortly after 10 a.m.

Bill Ritter and Lori Stokes anchored on WABC, with Lisa Colagrossi reporting from Lower Manhattan for the ABC-owned station. On CBS-owned WCBS, Mary Calvi and Chris Wragge anchored with Lou Young reporting from the museum. Michael Gargiulo and Darlene Rodriguez anchored on NBC-owned WNBC, with David Ushery reporting from the World Trade Center. On CW affiliate WPIX, Kori Chambers anchored from the studio with Sukanya Krishnan and James Ford live from Lower Manhattan.

Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and former New York Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani all spoke at the ceremony, which lasted about an hour. “It is an honor for us to join in your memories, to recall and reflect but above all to reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11 — love, compassion, sacrifice — and to enshrine it in the heart of our nation forever,” Obama said.

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Flashback: Pre-teen David Ushery Interviews Walter Cronkite on WFSB


Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB took a trip down memory lane on Sunday’s “Face the State with Dennis House.”

As an 11-year-old, David Ushery, WNBC‘s weekend anchor, hosted a Saturday morning children’s show on WFSB called “Kidsworld.” Ushery interviewed Walter Cronkite (video above) in 1979.

Cronkite told Ushery about his beginnings in the business — starting as editor of his high school newspaper — and talks about his ideal qualities in a newscaster: “a person with a sense of curiosity, with a desire to work and an ability, a physical and mental ability, to work long hours with a high degree of intensity.”

WNBC Expands Sunday Evening Newscast

WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York City, has expanded its 11 p.m. newscast to a full hour on Sundays.

The expanded broadcast debuted Sunday. A spokesperson for the station said weekend anchors David Ushery and Erika Tarantal will continue to anchor the newscast.

NY Stations Rush to Cover Mayor’s Abrupt Reversal on Schools Chancellor

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that he was effectively reversing his controversial, three-month-old appointment of Cathie Black, a veteran of the media world with no prior eduction experience, as chancellor of the city’s schools, leaving local stations rushing to cover the announcement.

WABC, WCBS, WNBC, and WNYW were there to cover the breaking news live a little after 11:30 a.m. while, as FishbowlNY points out, CW-affiliate WPIX was noticeably absent from the proceedings.

WCBS and WABC were well-positioned to provide extended coverage of the mayor’s announcement since it ended just moments before their noon newscasts.

WNYW had its morning anchor team of Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto do a brief recap following the press conference and then ducked to regular programming at noon.  WNBC stayed on for an extra 12 minutes following Bloomberg’s appearance as anchor David Ushery spoke with reporters Melissa Russo and John Noel via phone. Read more at FishbowlNY