Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum to Co-Anchor Coverage of the Bush Funeral at the Washington National Cathedral
NEW YORK – December 3, 2018 – FOX News Channel (FNC) will present special live coverage throughout the entire week of the events commemorating the life and legacy of the 41st President of the United States of America, President George H.W. Bush.
Beginning Monday, December 3rd at 4:30PM/ET, Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will co-anchor special live coverage from Washington to cover the arrival of the body of President Bush, as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. MacCallum and Baier will be joined by panelists, including The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino, FNC political analyst Juan Williams, FNC contributor Karl Rove, The Next Revolution’s Steve Hilton, FNC contributors Mara Liasson and Marc Thiessen.
On Wednesday, December 5th, Baier and MacCallum will co-anchor special coverage of President Bush’s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral beginning at 9AM/ET. America’s Newsroom’s Bill Hemmer and The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino will contribute live from outside the National Cathedral with FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace joining from DC.
On Thursday, December 6th, chief news anchor Shepard Smith will anchor live coverage of the funeral in Houston, TX at 11AM/ET. Smith will be joined by special guests, including FNC contributor Karl Rove, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, Brad Blakeman and former special assistant and speechwriter to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, Clark Judge.
Additional contributions to coverage throughout the week will be made by: Chief White House correspondent John Roberts and White House correspondent Kevin Corke; Chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel from Washington National Cathedral; Washington correspondent Rich Edson from Freedom Plaza; Ellison Barber from Capitol Hill; Kristin Fisher from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland; Alicia Acuna and William La Jeunesse from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, TX.; Rick Leventhal from Ellington Field; and Casey Stegall from St. Martin’s Church.
FOX News Radio (FNR) will also provide live reports for all radio affiliates on the memorial services beginning on Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 6th. Gurnal Scott, Jared Halpern, Jon Decker, Jeff Monosso and Tonya J. Powers will lead coverage which can be heard on www.FoxNewsRadio.com and Fox News Radio affiliates across the country. Additionally, Fox News Headlines 24/7 will provide updates every 15 minutes on SiriusXM Channel 115.
In addition, FOXNews.com will feature up-to-the-minute coverage of the services. FOXNews.com will be live streaming memorial events, as well as feature reporting and in-depth analysis throughout the week.
FOX Nation, FNC’s new on demand streaming service which debuted last week, will also present a series of specials about President George H.W. Bush including, “President George H.W. Bush: The Man And His Mission” hosted by senior political analyst Brit Hume. The special will reflect on President Bush’s days as a fighter pilot, to peacefully ending the Cold War as the 41st President of the United States. Other specials hosted by Hume will include, “Destiny and Power: The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush” and “A Bush Family Album,” which will reflect on Bush’s extraordinary life of service. Additionally, FOX Nation will make of available a series of speeches by then-President George H.W. Bush, including his Inauguration Speech in 1989, two of his more notable speeches about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iraq War in 1991, along with all four of his State of the Union addresses from 1989-1992.
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