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Friday, March 11, 2011

Line Up for Breaking News Today from Japan

CNN International/CNN-US simulcasts
(all times eastern)
Friday, March 11:

3-5p.m. John Vause and Brooke Baldwin
5-7p.m. Kristi Lou Stout and Wolf Blitzer
7-8p.m. Kristi Lou Stout and John King

CNN-US primetime will be live throughout the evening:

8:00 pm In the Arena
9:00 pm Piers Morgan Tonight
10:00 pm Anderson Cooper 360

Japan Quake: CNN Deployment & Coverage Details

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday, triggering tsunamis and sending a massive body of water filled with debris that included boats and houses inching toward highways. A tsunami in the Pacific was moving closer to other shorelines in other countries like Hawaii and Guam, said CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera.
CNN's Tokyo-based correspondent Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) has been covering this story since it broke in the 1aET hour. CNN's Seoul-based correspondent Paula Hancocks (@phancocksCNN) has also joined Lah in Japan. Both teams are currently en route to Sendai, Japan, which is located near the quake's epicenter.

Additional CNN correspondents heading to Japan to cover this developing story include:

• CNN Hong Kong anchor Anna Coren
• CNN's national correspondent Gary Tuchman
• CNN's Atlanta-based correspondent Martin Savidge
• CNN en EspaƱol's Fernando del Rincon
• CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien
• CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
• CNN radio correspondent Steve Kastenbaum

CNN International started broadcasting breaking news at 1am ET live from Tokyo and Atlanta.
CNN started simulcasting CNN International at 1.12am ET when the extent of the earthquake became known.

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Anonymous said...

I'm seeing reports that Anderson will be on his way to Japan after 360 tonight. There were some negative comments on Twitter last night regarding the anchors on CNN who were covering the quake and the Twitter commenters suggested that Anderson would know how to do the coverage right and they were hoping he'd get over there soon. There was one woman who was irritating in her delivery, but I didn't have a problem with the coverage overall. I'm glad AC will get to go though.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see a good line up of people on their way to Japan.
Glad also to see Sanjay going along with Anderson, as in Haiti doctors will be needed.
Hope AC covers this showing the complete devastation, and concentrates on the ordinary Japaneese family structure.
The last two disasters were covered in such a way that AC's appearance over shadowed the crisis and that's clouds the coverage. The anchor should never be "the story." This is not objective reporting CNN.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how things shape
up between Greta and Anderson tonight, I think
CNN actually might trail MSNBC. Is Isha live at
11 on 360.

Anonymous said...

Isha is quite capable of anchoring all by her lonesome as she has shown before.
If there's trouble with transmission from Japan,Isha should anchor from Atlanta and have cut-ins from AC or frequent updates.
She certainly shouldn't be used only for the purpose of bulletin updates. Another CNN talent totally gone to waste.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:02 AM , I am with you. I have been
told Isha Sesay anchors on CNN International.
I have DirecTV so I can't get CNN International.
It really bugs me. Isha's whole style was cool.
She would say watch this video with me and it
seemed like she is having a conversation with
you. Imagine this on CNN. Heck maybe she
can get the gig for the hour before 360.Isha
needs to be holding down the fort while
Anderson Cooper is in Japan.

Too bad CNN keeps trying to give Eliot Spitzer
and Piers Morgan credibility. Ain't gonna work.
In wake of what happened with Kathleen Parker,
women won't watch the show and Piers Morgan
needs to quit being a diva. Can someone please
give the man a reality check. We don't know
you or care. It is awesome that Rachel Maddow
is kicking him to the curb. Needless to say
the quake will benefit 360.

Anonymous said...

I am a UK citizen living in Japan and am concerned about all the media which is, according to Reliable Sources, 'descending on Japan'. Is it really necessary for so many reporters to come? We are still trying to figure out the extent of the disaster, rescue the survivors, and get resources and support to them. With 3 nuclear power stations down from tomorrow (Monday) we are going to start rolling blackouts to conserve power, and surely the infrastructure as it stands should be used to help the victims, not transport an excessive number of reporters to the disaster area to stand amid the rubble and report? Can't a pared-down team do that? Can't networks pool resources? What is important here? Helping survivors or being the first with the story? The Japanese reporters are on the ground, can't the US networks piggyback on their reports sometimes?
I was very upset to see that the CNN reporter who was already based in Japan, and who had already made her way to Miyagi yesterday, first reported on a team of people working to find survivors, then turned the camera around and showed a group of family members waiting for news. Please, can't you respect people's privacy a little more? The people they love are missing, may be dead, and surely the last thing they need is for someone to be pointing a camera at them.
I feel the priorities are wrong. The news is getting out already, it is on Japanese TV and some correspondents based in Japan have tapped into local sources. When everyone has Skype and Twitter why does the world's media need to 'descend on Japan'? Enough has descended on Japan already in the last 72 hours and we are trying to deal with it. It seems there's almost a race to see who can get there first and some compassion for the victims has been lost.