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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Weekend in NOLA & Thursday's Debate

CNN released more information on the coverage leading up to Thursday's debate. Here's a breakdown:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ET)

John Roberts hosts CNN Election Center from Austin

Thursday, February 21, 2008

6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET)

CNN’s American Morning will broadcast from the University of Texas campus with John Roberts co-anchoring from Austin and Kiran Chetry co-anchoring from New York

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (ET)/7p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Democratic presidential debate

Moderator: Campbell Brown

Panelists: John King & Jorge Ramos

On CNN, on CNN International, and stream live on Live will provide extended coverage with Melissa Long co-anchoring from Austin and Reggie Aqui co-anchoring from the Live studio in Atlanta.

For the debate, CNN Radio will provide live coverage for affiliates and anchored by Lisa Desjardins and Steve Kastenbaum.

CNN Radio will also produce a half-hour, pre-debate program.

CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates access to live reports on-site from “RunningMate” exclusive correspondent Samantha Hayes.

11:30 p.m. (ET)/10:30 p.m. (CT)On the Univision Network, on and on RadioCadena, Univision’s AM radio network (in Spanish) the debate will be rebroadcast.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Midnight to 3 a.m. (ET)

On CNN and on CNN International- a replay of the debate and post-debate program

6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET)CNN’s American Morning will broadcast from the University of Texas campus with John Roberts co-anchoring from Austin and Kiran Chetry co-anchoring from New York.
10 a.m. to noon. (ET)Headline News will re-air the debate

This past weekend, you could find several of the CNN anchors and journalists on hand for the NBA All Star weekend in New Orleans. Below are a few excerpts from an article that ran in this morning's The Times Picayune. Dave Walker spoke with both Wolf Blitzer and John King while they were in town. You can read the full article here.

The dudes from Barenaked Ladies, it turned out, are devoted "Sit Room" loyalists.

After meeting Blitzer at a pre-concert reception Saturday, they later led the House of Blues crowd in a call-and-response name-check of Blitzer, a CNN stalwart since 1990.

"They saw I was there, and they had a little fun with 'Wolf Blitzer,'" said Wolf Blitzer, after wrapping Sunday's live two-hour "Late Edition." "They're all from Toronto, and I'm from Buffalo (N.Y.), and we talked a little bit about that.

"They're huge fans of 'The Situation Room.' They watch it all the time. Who knew?

Also in town for the All-Star festivities on Time-Warner's dime was John King, CNN's chief national correspondent and master manipulator of the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall.

If you don't know what that is, you're not among the huge numbers Blitzer said are plugging into CNN's political coverage.

The wall, developed by a New York company named Perceptive Pixel, is the breakout media star of the campaign so far.

It's basically a giant iPhone screen -- touch-sensitive and fronting enough computing power to allow King -- or whoever's poking it at an individual moment -- to zoom, squeeze and whoosh through maps and graphics.

It's "Minority Report" meets a pollster's fever dream, and King, a political correspondent for The Associated Press before joining CNN in 1997, is its first maestro.

"My son jokes with me... that he actually likes what I do now," King said. "But I'm a little worried about it, because the cab driver who brought me here today said, 'I love that map board.' It's obviously connecting with people in a way beyond what I would've thought.

"It scares me a little bit because I don't want it to become a gimmick. There are a lot of things in television that are for show and not for tell. I think this is great show and tell. You can use the technology to bring some of the nuts-and-bolts of it closer to people."

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1 comment:

tv news employee said...

Thanks for the info sounds like a busy week.
John Roberts is on the road a lot lately.