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:
• 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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