TVLine Items: News Specials Report on Osama from Ground Zero, and More TV News to Know

In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s shocking death, both CBS and ABC’s news divisions are heading to Ground Zero today to expand on their already extensive coverage.

Katie Couric will host a special one-hour edition of the CBS Evening News from the World Trade Center memorial site, airing Monday evening and examining “the impact of [bin Laden's] life, and now his death.” ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer is airing a similar hour-long Monday special, from the same location.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• As those who watched coverage of Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner know, Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers interrupted his ersatz roast of Donald Trump to make a joke about the long-AWOL Osama bin Laden. But what we now know is that President Obama at that time knew that the terrorist figurehead not only had been located, but he was about to greenlight a mission to have him killed, on Sunday. Interesting to check out that video clip, in retrospect, watching for Obama’s (blushing?) reaction:

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The Bachelorette returns in just a few short weeks (on Monday, May 23), and ABC has released a snippet of scoop about Ashley H.’s fun-filled adventures as the love-seeking lady (yay?). For example, expect the first-ever Bachelorette Roast led by funnyman Jeffrey Ross, a trip through Asia, a flash mob hip-hop routine, and a concert by pop star Colbie Caillat.

Millionaire Matchmaker‘s Patti Stanger makes her acting debut in an August episode of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, says TV Guide Magazine. However, the reality gal isn’t veering too far from her roots: She’ll play a a pushy dating-show guru who goes to-to-toe with Teri (played by Margaret Cho).

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8 Comments
  1. sierrablue says:

    Osama bin Laden was killed, according to The White House and tweets on Sunday, so while President Obama may have known an operation was forthcoming on Saturday night and that Obama had been likely found, bin Laden was still alive during Seth Meyer’s monologue at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  2. Yo says:

    The problem with the media is that when it grabs a story, be it a wedding or killing, it won’t let go. The Osama Bin Laden story is something of an anticlimax and there just isn’t much to say about it, unless the news shows review the history: Response to 9/11 caused two wars, the deaths of thousands of American servicemen and 100k Iraqis. We can celebrate when the troops leave Afghanistan.

  3. Frenchie says:

    What will the ABC special be pre-empting? Please, don’t say Castle…

  4. JohnDoe says:

    I believe by that time, the President had already given the go-ahead to go forward with the operation. He does look a bit blushed in his reaction. Way to go Mr. President for making one of the ballsiest moves for a President in a long time, whether some people like you or not.

  5. KH says:

    ABC, NBC, and CBS all post full episodes of most, if not all, of their shows on their respective websites. You should be able to go there to watch the episodes you missed. I don’t have cable, and that’s how I watch all of my shows.

  6. sue says:

    When will west coast viewers get the pre-empted Brothers and Sisters, and the finale of America’a Next Greatest Restaurant?? Thank you.

  7. Karen MT says:

    Check with your local affiliate. Ours usually airs pre-empted shows in the middle of the night.

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