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CNN Apologizes for Playing Song Titled 'Stupid Girls' Ahead of Sarah Palin Segment (TVNewser)
CNN has apologized for what it says "was a poor choice" of music to accompany a news story. The story was about Fox News contributor and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, who was visiting a local Chik-Fil-A fast food restaurant. The song was "Stupid Girls," by Pink. Some viewers noticed the correlation, and complained vocally.

Why Twitter's Move Into TV Could Be a Recipe for Disaster (Gigaom)
Twitter is reportedly in talks with Hollywood producers and network executives about creating one or more reality-style TV shows that would be integrated into the network -- but if it does decide to do this, the company risks alienating its core users and diluting its fundamental value.

Face The Nation to Remain Hour-Long Permanently (HuffPost Media)
Face the Nation is remaining an hour long. CBS News says the Sunday interview program will stick with its hour length beyond its provisional expansion that began in April. Until then, the broadcast had been only 30 minutes in duration, half the length of rival shows Meet the Press on NBC and This Week on ABC.

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