Here are out coverage plans for this afternoon: 1-2pm: BBC World Have Your Say – with perspectives on the death of Osama bin Laden from newsmakers and ordinary citizens around the world. 2-3pm: NPR News Special Coverage – NPR’s Neal Conan hosts an hour of coverage from Washington, DC 3-4pm: BBC Newshour – a special… Continue reading Special Coverage Today: 12:30pm Update
We’re offering NPR News special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden this morning. NPR News has reporters fanned out across Washington DC, New York City, the nation and around the world. The main threads of coverage will be the covert military operation targeting Bin Laden – reported by Tom Bowman and Tom Gjelten,… Continue reading Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 6am Update
We’ll air President Obama’s speech from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on the US and NATO military operation against Colonel Gadhafi, tonight at 7 PM. Melissa Block will host the NPR News special. NPR’s National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, as well E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Matt Continetti of the Weekly Standard will join her for our coverage.
We’ll air two hours special coverage from NPR News this afternoon from 2-4pm on WFPL. The first hour will focus on Libya, three days after a US-led coalition began its military campaign to stop the government from attacking anti-Gadhafi rebels. From 3-4pm, we’ll consider the humanitarian crisis in Japan. NPR’s Neal Conan hosts the coverage.
We’re closely monitoring the events in Libya within the context of our regular weekend program schedule. You can hear updates in the NPR News on the hour, as well as on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and all night long from BBC Global News. In addition, as events warrant, NPR News will offer special coverage of the events unfolding in Libya. When this happens, WFPL News will interrupt the regular schedule.
WFPL will air a one-hour news special on Libya this afternoon at 3pm. The NPR News Special, hosted by Neal Conan, will examine the United Nations No-Fly Zone resolution. The special will pre-empt the second hour of Science Friday.
Neal Conan will host, and although details are sketchy, we expect to hear from NPR reporters on the ground in Japan, as well as other guests. We expect NPR to focus on the developing nuclear story there, as well as the earthquake recovery efforts.
President Obama’s press conference has been shifted to 12:30pm today. We’ll begin live coverage from NPR News at 12:20pm, with Neal Conan anchoring from Washington.