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mediabistro’s Laurel Touby is going on a six-month sabbatical to travel the world- and blog about it, of course- but not before a FishbowlNY “exit interview.” Laurel, take us with you!!

Yesterday was Christina Bellantoni‘s last day at TWT– she starts at TPM Monday. Bellantoni celebrated at Hawk and Dove for happy hour. How do Matt Cooper, Tommy McFly and FBDC get to work every morning? Find out who’s the laziest here. Happy Birthday to my Dad! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

TV | RADIO | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES

TV

Is Comcast in deal talks with NBC Universal?

If it’s morning, it’s “Morning Joe” vs. “Imus.”

RADIO

WTOP is getting foolish– pairing up with The Motley Fool, a multi-media financial services company based in Alexandria.

A listener questioned Scott Simon‘s pay after it was included in a recent WaPo survey. “There are a few other people in public radio who earn more, both at weekly and daily programs,” says the “Weekend Edition Saturday” host. “Most everybody in commercial broadcasting earns a lot more.” (via Romanesko)

BOOKS

Sarah Palin’s already a bestseller.

NEWS NOTES

The Fix, WaPo‘s Chris Cilliza‘s 2009 edition of the “Best State-Based Political Reporters.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

WhiteHouse.gov took on Fox News and Glenn Beck yesterday with this “reality check” blog post.

AWARDS

Former RTNDA President Barbara Cochran will be honored with the “Giants Of Broadcasting Award” from the Library Of American Broadcasting in NY today. Cochran retired as RTNDA president this summer after 12 years and prior to that she was the Washington bureau chief of CBS News, the executive producer of “Meet the Press” and vice president of news at NPR.

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