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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 20, 2009, and this is your first early morning briefing. And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here .
Today’s Coverage of Inauguration 2009: a non-exhaustive briefing of most of the extensive coverage via television, radio, online and extra outlets (all times listed below are EST):
Television: All the major broadcast and cable networks will carry the swearing-in ceremony live, beginning at 1130a from the United States Capitol, West Front. Many will continue with coverage of the afternoon Inaugural Parade along Pennsylvania Avenue starting at approximately 230p, in addition to primetime specials and coverage of the inaugural balls.
Some notable coverage and primetime inauguration specials:
Radio: All National Public Radio (NPR) station affiliates will carry the swearing-in ceremony live at 1130a with video provided from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. At 230p, live coverage of the Inaugural Parade with video by the AP and audio by NPR.
Streaming Online: The Presidential Inauguration Committee website will provide a live stream of the ceremony at pic2009.org. (Note: you will need to have installed Microsoft’s Silverlight on your computer to watch this stream.) Other major news outlets and websites will offer live streaming video and audio of the ceremony: ABC News, C-SPAN, CBS News, CNN Live, Fox News, NBC News via MSNBC, New York Times, PBS and Terra will have both Spanish and English webcasts.
Movie Theaters: Many movie theater chains will be showing the inauguration and if you live in one of these cities, you can get a free ticket: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Hartford-New Haven, Houston, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and West Palm. UltraStar Cinemas will be showing the inauguration at selected locations in Arizona and California. Additionally, MSNBC made a deal with Screenvision, the theater advertising network to have its live coverage carried via closed-circuit for free in selected theaters in 27 major cities from 11a to 3p EST. MSNBC’s live coverage will also be simulcast in 650 Starbucks in New York, San Francisco and Seattle from 10a to 2p EST.
~ MORE STUFF ~
Bob May, 69, best known as the robot sidekick in the 1960s television series Lost in Space died Sunday of congestive heart failure. Even though May didn’t provide the voice of the robot, the phrase uttered by the loyal robot “Danger, Will Robinson” became a nationally-known catch phrase. During his career, May appeared in a variety of films and TV shows such as McHale’s Navy and The Red Skelton Show. He was also an active stuntman in the 1950s and 60s. May is survived by his wife, two children and four grandchildren. Funeral services are pending.
Gospel Music Channel’s next edition of its biography series Faith & Fame will feature Christian music star Jeremy Camp. The program will air this Saturday at 930p with encores on Sunday at 130a and 1p.
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A trio of actors joined the cast of CBS comedy pilot The Karenskys from Linwood Boomer (creator of Malcolm in the Middle), per THR. The plot is about Emily Atwood (Sasha Alexander) who returns to her hometown because of her husband’s job relocation and is reunited with her zany family. Mather Zickel will play Emily’s husband Bill Atwood who is put off by her family; Annie Potts will play Pearl Karensky, Emily’s happy yet overly religious mother; and Jack Thompson will play Max Karensky, Emily’s tough and tight-fisted father. The project is produced by Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun.
ABC is developing a new comedy about a slacker from Ricky Blitt (Family Guy), reports Variety. ABC handed a put pilot commitment to the project, formerly called Threesome, about a thirtysomething guy who is torn between his girlfriend and his slacker best friend.
Chicago-based Towers Productions, Inc., producer of factual and entertainment content, is currently working on thirty hours of original content for several networks under the banner of Discovery Communications. For Discovery Channel, projects include two one-hour specials called Secret America; a one-hour special The Science of Interrogation (wt); and a two-hour program called Most Wanted. For ID (Investigation Discovery), Towers is now in production on Undercover: Double Life a 13-hour series about the lives of undercover agents schedule to premiere first quarter 2009. In addition, Towers produced Animal Witness which premiered on Animal Planet last August encompassing twenty 30m episodes about animals and the use of DNA to solve crimes.
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CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Yesterday we provided links to some of the places where you can view today’s historic activities. (It turns out the official Presidential Inaugural Committee will be also be streaming the swearing-in ceremony, using Microsoft’s Silverlight.) But the Inauguration of Barack Obama will not only be available to watch passively on multiple platforms – it will likely be remembered as a time when more Americans than ever before turned to digital tools to share the moment. Twitter, which is teaming with Current again to integrate microblog entries on television, says it is doubling its capacity to handle the extra traffic. Wireless networks spent heavily to beef up coverage in the D.C. area. Carriers’ advice to subscribers is to text instead of calling if you’re at the event – text packets clog up the network far less than voice packets. Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.
CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Cartoon Network France and Cartoon Network Italy and Spain, have pre-bought the new preschool-aimed flash and CGI animated series Commander Clark (52×13), which heads into production this month at Paris-based GO-N Productions. Based on an idea from Go-N’s Eric Garnet and Anne de Galard, Commander Clark is penned by Ian Carney (Shawn the Sheep, Frankenstein Cat). The series comes from Go-N Productions with the participation of France 5 and Cartoon Network France. Full edition: CYN KIDS.
~ RATINGS ~
Data for Friday, January 16 is delayed until tomorrow due to the holiday.
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Izabella Wiley advanced to SVP/GM with MTV Networks, Poland, part of MTV Networks International’s Emerging Markets group. Izabella will manage MTVNI’s licensee activities in the Ukraine and the Baltic region across all media platforms. Additionally, she will supervise MTV Networks Poland’s roster of channels including Polish-language versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central, VIVA and more. Based in Warsaw, Izabella will continue to report to Bhavneet Singh, Managing Director/EVP, Emerging Networks, MTVNI.
Tribune Interactive named Ellen Glassberg as VP/Classified and Telesales Business Development. Ellen will be in charge of sales and the development of all classified advertising as well as telesales across the company. Ellen joins from the Chicago Tribune Media Group where she was Director/Recruitment and Call Center Sales.
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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Who is the only actor to win an Emmy for acting, writing and directing for the same series? ALAN ALDA (M*A*S*H) Kudos to:Terrence Moss-Advanced Results Marketing/Marlboro, MA; Andrew Goldman-HBO/NY; Alfred Castellanos/NY; Chris Claro/Westbury, NY; RT Harris-OSi/Kansas City, MO; Kimmi Ray-Garman Productions, LLC/Oklahoma City, OK; Brian Nyenhuis-SpotPlus/Dallas; Zen Cymbala-NBC Universal Television Networks/Chicago; George NeJame/LA; Cheryl Fellows-Big Green Company, Inc./Boulder, CO; Dorian Hannaway-Hannaway We Go!/LA; Emme Tyler-World by the Tail Productions/Beverly Hills
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