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Fired KTVU Producer Typo Brings Asiana Debacle Full Circle

And you really can’t blame Sara Morrison, formerly with CJR and currently contributing as a media reporter to TheWrap, for running with it in headline form:

That’s right, boys and girls. Reached via email by Morrison, one of the three fired KTVU producers insisted that their professional pedigree remains “intack.” Reading TheWrap story, it becomes clear that the person in question, former KTVU investigative projects producer Roland De Wolk, cranked out a too-quick, non-spell-checked missive:

“My hard-earned reputation is intack. There are lawyers, so eager as I am to anser all questions, I must refrain.”

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Time Warner Cable Threatens to Drop CBS From Channel 2 Spot (AdAge / Media News)
Time Warner Cable Inc. is threatening to drop CBS from its position as the first broadcast station on its TV menu as a deadline to conclude negotiations nears. The second-largest U.S. cable provider is talking to several competitors about taking CBS’ place if the deadline passes and CBS goes dark in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, said Maureen Huff, a Time Warner Cable spokeswoman. Deadline Hollywood The parties again have set a new deadline to settle their retransmission consent battle: This time it’s 5 p.m. ET on Monday. In a memo to staffers this week, CBS chief Leslie Moonves wrote that there’s “a very real threat” that the blackout will happen and “possibly” also affect Showtime. NYT CBS has been demanding an increase in the fees that the cable company pays to retransmit the signals of network stations to its customers. Time Warner Cable has labeled the CBS demands exorbitant. The two sides have both taken out ads denouncing the other as unreasonable, trying to lay the groundwork to blame the other party if the stations were made unavailable to the cable customers. LA Times / Company Town Media analyst David Banks of RBC Capital Markets said in a recent report that CBS is looking to increase the fee Time Warner Cable currently pays from less than $1 per subscriber per month to a figure approaching $2 in the first year and with subsequent increases in later years. Adweek While most observers believe it’s a foregone conclusion that CBS will prevail, at least one analyst said the network may have bitten off more than it can chew. In a note to investors issued last week, BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield said the availability of Aereo in New York and Los Angeles and the relatively sleepy summer broadcast season neutralizes some of CBS’ considerable leverage.

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Disgraced NTSB Intern Gets Quick Offer

Late last night, Matthew Keys exclusively revealed the identity of the NTSB intern who confirmed to San Francisco’s KTVU the epic-prank names of those four Asiana pilots. This particular The Desk dispatch suggests that Cornell University is today dealing with its own PR nightmare.

Keys’ blog post quickly led to an alternate offer of summer break employment for the NTSB free agent. It came this morning at 12:12 a.m. ET, from SpinMedia website What Would Tyler Durden Do:

We would like to offer Mr. Fields-Lefkovic a highly valuable learning work experience at WWTDD for the remainder of this summer. I think we offer college credit or something that makes these summer slave labor arrangements fully legal. Alex, call us.

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