Connecticut School Shooting: A Guide to TV News Special Coverage
The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has changed the networks' plans for news coverage on Friday.
All networks will dedicate their evening news and most of their weekend coverage to the unspeakable tragedy, which saw 27 people – including 20 children – lose their lives.
See below for TV news special coverage (to be updated as networks report in to Celebuzz).
ABC: Diane Sawyer will anchor a one-hour special of ABC World News at 6:30PM from the scene and co-anchor Chris Cuomo will join her later for a special 20/20 set to air at 10 PM ET. That will be followed by an hour-long Nightline at 11:35 PM ET. Good Morning America will air a special edition with George Stephanopoulos and Elizabeth Vargas as well as Josh Elliott, Amy Robach, Dan Harris reporting from Newtown on Saturday Morning.
CBS: Evening News With Scott Pelley has been increased to one hour from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Pelley will also anchor a CBS News Special Report set to air from 10 to 11PM ET.
CNN: Coverage will continue into primetime with their regular line up as follows: Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 PM, Anderson Cooper 360 at 8 PM, Piers Morgan Tonight at 9 PM. Their live coverage of the school shooting will include Susan Candiotti, Ashleigh Banfield, Mary Snow, and Jason Carroll at the scene.
Current TV: The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur begins live coverage at 7PM ET, followed by Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer at 8PM ET. Current TV correspondent David Shuster will be reporting live with updates from the site of the shooting.
FOX News: The Five is being replaced by news coverage anchored by Jon Scott from 5PM-6PM ET. At 7PM ET, Bill Hemmer will anchor FOX Live from Conn. Following at 8PM ET, Bill O'Reilly will host a live edition of O'Reilly Factor. At 9PM ET, Hannity will air live. And at 10PM-11PM ET, Greta Van Susteren will anchor live from Conn.
NBC: Brian Williams will anchor a special one-hour edition of NBC Nightly News from Newtown at 6:30 PM ET. Williams will be joined by Lester Holt at 10 PM for Dateline. On Saturday, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will co-anchor a special edition of Today from Conn. Also reporting from the scene will be Ann Curry and Willie Geist. MSNBC will have continuing coverage throughout the day with a special report from Chris Jansing at 10 PM.