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The Sunday Ticker: Singing, Spying, Winning

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” goes behind-the-scenes with some Billboard chart-topping nuns. The sisters of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Missouri only speak for one hour a day, but they sing for five and have become rock stars in the classical music world.

  • Glenn Greenwald gives his first post-Pulitzer Prize winning interview to CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” this morning. Stelter also interviews Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, just days before the streaming TV service goes before the Supreme Court.

  • Friday’s “20/20″ on ABC was the top broadcast program in the A18-49 demo. With 8.1 million viewers, the show had its 2nd-highest ratings of the season. “20/20″ is tracking for its most-watched season in 4 years – since the 2009-10 season.

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The Saturday Ticker: Business Politics, Morning Baseball, Jazzy Weather

  • FBN’s Maria Bartiromo will interview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday on “Opening Bell” at 9amET. Bartiromo will talk with de Blasio about his outlook on the economy, universal Pre-Kindergarten and his future plans for New York City.

  • “AMHQ with Sam Champion” hits the road next week as well, broadcasting from the New Orleans Jazz festival starting Thursday. The following week the show will travel to Moore, OK, the site of the devastating tornado that struck in May 2013.

The Morning Ticker: Garrett, ‘The View,’ Rather

  • CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will interview President Obama today in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, and also conduct a joint interview with the president and Vice President Biden. The interviews will air tonight on “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and tomorrow morning on “CBS This Morning.” The president and vice president will speak at a Pittsburgh-area community college today about their “Opportunity for All” job-training program.

  • ABC’s “The View” will feature all of the show’s 11 co-hosts, previous and current, for a special tribute to Barbara Walters episode on Thursday, May 15. Walters, the show’s creator and executive producer, will make her final appearance as a co-host on May 16.

  • AXS TV is premiering a new documentary series hosted by Dan Rather, “Dan Rather Presents.” The first episode, “One Way Ticket to Nowhere: America’s Mental Health Crisis,” debuts on Tuesday, May 6 at 8pmET. The special follows Rather as he looks at how America’s mental health problem is impacting hospitals, law enforcement, and individual states.

The Ticker: Roberts, Shipman & Kay, 60 @ 10

  • Robin Roberts will soon go on book tour, to Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and her hometown of Pass Christian, MS, among other stops. Roberts’s memoir Everybody’s Got Something, about surviving her battle with MDS, comes out a week from today.

  • Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” coming out of The Masters, was the 10th most-watched show of the week, drawing an audience of 11 million viewers. The CBS Newsmagazine swept its time period in key demos, scoring a 2.6/8 share in A25-54 and a 1.6/6 share in A18-49.

The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams

  • Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children’s Ball benefiting Children’s National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital — the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation’s capital.

  • In preliminary ratings, the third season premiere of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” had its best debut in the A25-54 demo and won its 9pm Sunday timeslot on cable news. Among total viewers, the show was up +8% over the season two premiere.

  • Brian Williams has accepted an invitation to speak at Nashville’s Hillwood High School graduation next month after a group of students produced this video in response to the address he delivered at Elon University’s commencement last year.

The Morning Ticker: Ingraham & ABC, MSNBC Tour, ‘Dateline’ Ratings

  • MSNBC kicks off the Growing Hope College Tour next Friday as Alex Wagner visits Texas Southern University. Wagner will host her show from University Plaza next Friday. The following Wednesday, the tour takes Rev. Al Sharpton to Morehouse College.

  • “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” continues to score for NBC. Drawing 4.8 million viewers, the 2-hour show was the No. 1 non-sports show on the Big 4 networks in its Saturday night timeslot among viewers and the two younger demos.

The Sunday Ticker: Kotb, Cavett, Gupta

  • “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb is putting on her running shoes this morning as host of the 11th Annual More/Fitness Women’s Half-Marathon in Central Park. Kotb will welcome 20,000 runners and spectators for the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country.

  • Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett, who will be a guest on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this morning, is being honored by the Museum of Broadcast Communications at its annual benefit in June. The Chicago museum will also launch “Dick Cavett: A Retrospective.”

  • CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta continues his reports from Guinea, in West Africa, today tracking a deadly epidemic of Ebola and what is being done to control it. In the current outbreak, which began last month, the World Health Organization has confirmed more than 100 deaths.

The Ticker: FNC Special, ‘Sunday Morning,’ O’Reilly

  • As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings draws closer, Fox News will present “Fox News Reporting: Terror Strikes Boston” tonight at 10pmET. The special will feature eyewitnesses, runners, family members, and Boston police giving first-hand accounts of the bombings and subsequent manhunt.

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” delivered 6.04 million total viewers and a 1.5/08 in the A25-54 demographic last week. It is the third consecutive week, and the 11th time this season, that the show has had more than six million viewers.

  • To promote his latest book, “The Last Days of Jesus,” Bill O’Reilly appeared on NBC’s “Today” and “Fox & Friends” this morning. Watch his interview with Matt Lauer after the jump.

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The Ticker: Moore, Greta, Acevedo & Krauze

  • Alison Moore has been named GM/EVP of TV Everywhere for NBCUniversal. In the new role, Moore will build a team to drive the consumer experience and develop marketing and strategy across NBCU networks. Moore is the GM/EVP of Daily Candy, which NBCU’s is shutting down.

  • Greta Van Susteren will interview Virginia congressional candidate Mike Dickinson. The democrat has promised a “war” on Fox News if elected. The interview airs on tomorrow night’s “On the Record” at 7pmET.

  • Two anchors from the same network are taking opposing views on who’s to blame for illegal immigrant deportations. Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo and Fusion host León Krauze wrote dueling op-eds, then took the debate to Twitter.

The Digital Ticker: Segall, Crane, Sports

  • Laurie Segall has been named CNNMoney’s Tech Correspondent. Segall, who CNN Digital managing editor Meredith Artley calls “part of the new breed of digital correspondents,” joined CNNMoney in 2010.

  • Rachel Crane joins CNN as a digital correspondent. Crane will cover pop culture and innovation for the network’s platforms. She was previously a technology and innovation correspondent at Bloomberg.

  • The Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network digital alliance is touting its No. 1 ranking among all sports digital sites in February with 63.6 million unique users and 5.0 billion minutes consumed. The comScore data takes into account big traffic from the Sochi Olympics.

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