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Aereo CEO: Win or Lose, Web TV Is Inevitable

In an interview with Bloomberg, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia says that even if his company loses its case before the Supreme Court today, someone will eventually figure out a way to make the tv-on-the-web business model work.

“I hope we don’t [lose] and I feel confident that we won’t,” Kanojia told Bloomberg’s Betty Liu. “But even if we do, you know, I think [another company just like Aereo will come along and be able to break through]. It is inevitable. It’s going to happen.”

The case before the Supreme Court now deals with whether or not Aereo has the right to distribute broadcast channels via the web for a monthly fee. Broadcasters say Aereo’s business model is to essentially steal a product and then re-sell it, while Aereo contends they are merely providing a more convenient way to watch what is offered for free by the broadcasters anyway.

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Alec Baldwin Reignites Run for Mayor

Either actor Alec Baldwin is a tease or else he’s trying to be more like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When one door closes … well, one door really never closes now does it?

Baldwin spoke with Bloomberg Television’s Betty Liu this morning from Washington, D.C. and reopened talk of running for mayor of New York City, saying “Let’s see what things are like in 2014. I would love to do it…I would still like to consider doing that because I do a lot of this work now and I wonder what it would be like if I had a staff and budget to do it.”

Baldwin also said that, “I thought that Mitt Romney was the most serious challenger of the less than wonderful gaggle of challengers to Obama…I do not think Romney will win… I do not think he is making his case to beat Obama.”

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Cameos Galore in “Adjustment Bureau”

Several journos and political media figures make cameo appearances in Matt Damon‘s new movie, “The Adjustment Bureau” in which Damon plays a politician running for a New York Senate seat.

In the film: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin, “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, and Bloomberg TV anchor Betty Liu.

New York local news anchors Chuck Scarborough (no relation to Joe) and Daniel Bazile appear in the movie as well, along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Live at Labor Dept. with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu

bettyliu_12-2.jpgBloomberg TV is switching things up Friday and will present “In the Loop” live from the Labor Dept.

Anchor Betty Liu will present a special two-hour edition (8AM – 10AM EST). Washington anchor Peter Cook and correspondent Lizzie O’Leary will be there to cover the January non-farm employment numbers and the impact on the nation’s economy.

Guests include U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis as well the following:

Ethan Harris, chief economist, Bank of America, James Glassman, senior economist, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Michael O’Rourke, chief market strategist, BTIG, Anthony Crescenzi, market strategist, PIMCO

Morning Reading List 05.12.09

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It is day 113 covering the Obama administration and week 15 for us. Happy birthday to Brian Walsh (yesterday) and Jonathan Kaplan (today). What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Slate’s Jack Shafer on life after newspapers: What would life without newspapers be like? When I consider the dead and dying newspapers of our time, and the post-newspaper world everybody is predicting, I can’t help but think of the 114-day New York newspaper strike of 1962-63.

TV

PBS’ The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, is getting a makeover, according to NYT, “designed to bring it more fully into the digital era, give it a livelier look and nudge it, however slowly, toward the day when its longtime anchor decides to retire.”

LAT reports viewers are doing a 180 on 360: Anderson Cooper‘s ratings have been in a sharp decline all year, and so far the month of May is no exception. According to Nielsen, the audience for the 10-11 p.m. hour of his show so far this month is 933,000 viewers. This is the first time he’s fallen below the one-million mark since last August.

CBS’ Sunday Morning is going hi-def this weekend.

Bloomberg TV anchor Betty Liu joined the Morning Media Menu today and you can listen in here.

NBC’s David Gregory is a Caps fan and NYT caught up with the “Meet the Press” anchor to ask about parallels between sports and politics? “You know, in politics and in sports, we tend to be drawn to personalities, drawn to the people. That’s what we find most animating. And you have these outsize personalities that sort of transcend the teams.”

ONLINE

Slate launched an online magazine directed at women, Double X, a “provocative, irreverent analysis of politics, culture, family, fashion and more,” according to the release. We’re intrigued. ABCNews.com will also be collaborating with Double X for content.

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