Thursday, February 08, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith death coverage

At 2052 gmt, CNNI relayed CNN/US which was quoting sources saying that former Playboy playmate and heiress Anna Nicole Smith had died. Charles Hodson in London broke away from this coverage for a break at 2058 gmt. World News Europe with Fionnula Sweeney in London began as scheduled at 2100 gmt.

At 2138 gmt, CNNI broke away from World Sport live in progress with Patrick Snell in Atlanta, for a Live Event - the press conference from Hollywood, Florida, offically confirming the death of Anna Nicole Smith.

After this, at 2144 gmt, Fionnula Sweeney in London handed over to CNN/US, and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in progress, with contributions from Dr. Sanjay Gupta and John Zarrella, with continuing coverage of this story.

At 2200 gmt, CNNI broke away for the start of Business International, unusally tonight with Hala Gorani in Atlanta.

In a change to the regular programming, and in light of tonight's news, CNNI simulcast Larry King Live at 0200 gmt, in place of CNN Today.


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