Weekend Coverage Outlook

Weekend Coverage Outlook

Planning for 02/23/2013 - 02/24/2013

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NATIONAL

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GUN APPRECIATION DAY (SAT) - February 23 marks Gun Appreciation Day in the United States.

KERRY BEGINS WORLD TRAVEL (SAT/SUN) - Secretary of State John Kerry begins his first international trip to Europe and the Middle East.

85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (SUN) - The Oscars take place Sunday night in Hollywood.

HOSTAGES RELIEVE EXPERIENCE THANKS TO MOVIE (SUN) - 'Argo' has been criticized for using 'dramatic license', but those behind the movie say it stayed true to the 'spirit of the story'.

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'BLADERUNNER' ON BAIL (SAT/SUN) - AP is covering reactions and developments after Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail and will be freed from custody pending his trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend.

SPAIN PROTESTS (SAT) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in demonstrations across Spain to protest economic crisis cutbacks.

'DOWNTON ABBEY' INFLUENCES WEDDING GOWNS (SAT) - Vintage frocks and 'Downton Abbey' are inspiring the designs at the U.K. Wedding Show.

CITY OF ICE IN JERUSALEM (SAT) - Chinese experts have created an interactive exhibit that features ice sculptures inspired by the Far East.

SOUTH KOREA BABY SHOW (SAT) - Organic nappies, buggies that pop-up automatically and innovative designs are on display at the 2013 Baby Expo in Seoul.

FORMER OLYMPIC SITE OFFERS LUXURY HOLIDAYS (SAT) - Whistler Blackcomb hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and is not attracting record numbers of visitors seeking luxurious ski holidays.

ITALY ELECTIONS (SAT/SUN) - Anticipation builds for the country's general election which is held on February 24 and 25.

SYRIA VIOLENCE (SAT/SUN) - Fierce fighting continues between Syrian rebels and regime loyalists amid ongoing international efforts to stem the bloodshed.

TAIWAN LANTERNS (SUN) - Thousands of lanterns and fireworks light the ski of Taiwan to mark the end of the lunar New Year.

SOUTH KOREA REHEARSAL (SUN) - Rehearsals will take place for the inauguration ceremony for South Korean President-elect, Park Geun-hye, who will be sworn in as South Korea's 11th and first female President.

VATICAN POPE (SUN) - Pope Benedict XVI gives his final Angelus Blessing before he steps down after nearly eight years as Pontiff.

CUBA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (SUN) - Parliament meets and elects the country's next leader.

COSTUMES FROM 'ANNA KARENINA' (SUN) - A home used on the set of 'Anna Karenina' is displaying costumes from the Oscar-nominated film.

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