Coverage Plans for Pres. Obama’s Ground Zero Visit

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Obama and McCain visit Ground Zero in 2008

President Obama will be in New York tomorrow to visit Ground Zero. His first visit to the site since being elected President, and a symbolic one since the death of Osama Bin laden on Sunday.

The big three cable news channels are all planning special coverage for the event.

CNN will have Anderson Cooper anchoring the program starting at 11 AM ET, hours ahead of his normal 10 PM show. John King will also anchor his 7 PM program from the site.

Fox News will have reporters on the site starting at 6 AM ET during “Fox & Friends,” with Bill Hemmer anchoring at Ground Zero starting at 9 AM. Shepard Smith will anchor his programs from the site that afternoon. In addition, Jon Scott will anchor a special report for Fox affiliates, if they want to take it.

MSNBC will have Chris Matthews anchoring starting at 1 PM ET, which will include the wreath laying. Tamron Hall will take over anchor duties at 2 PM ET.

> Update: ABC News will produce a special report for Obama’s visit and the wreath laying ceremony. Diane Sawyer anchors.

Update 2: NBC News will also have a special report, with David Gregory anchoring.