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News outlets turn focus onto Tiger Woods this morning

February 19, 2010 |  7:56 am

Viewers won’t have to hunt for outlets carrying Tiger Woods’ much-anticipated statement this morning, scheduled for 8 a.m. PST. Despite Friday’s busy menu of news, including updates on the Olympics and Thursday’s plane crash in Texas, news organizations plan to put a big spotlight on Woods’ emergence back into the public eye.

CBS anchor Katie Couric tweeted this morning: “Getting ready to cover tiger's statement. Being at the epicenter of such humiliation, and judgement must be very painful.” All the broadcast networks plan to break into regular programming to carry the golfer’s appearance, according to the TVNewser blog, and it will air on myriad cable channels. Plenty of websites will offer a live feed, including AdAge.com, where viewers can rate the effectiveness of his mea culpa.

The comedy world is also eagerly anticipating what Woods has to say. “How great would it be if Tiger Woods got a flood of text messages during his statement?” tweeted Eric Stangel, one of David Letterman’s head writers.

-- Matea Gold

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