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The Morning Ticker: Dallas, Alibaba, ISIS

  • CNBC has the full court press on Alibaba, as the Chinese e-commerce company prepares for its IPO tomorrow. CNBC has found that, even though it’s on track to be the largest IPO in history, 88% of Americans don’t know what Alibaba is.

  • Al Jazeera America takes an in-depth look at ISIS and its impact on the region as John Seigenthaler hosts “Flashpoint: Fighting ISIL,” tomorrow at 8pmET/PT. The special examines the U.S. attempts to lead a coalition to combat the group.

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The Ticker: Scots Vote, Tall Shoes, New Film

  • FBN will pre-empt “Imus in the Morning” tomorrow for “Special Report: Scotland’s Vote for Independence” anchored by Neil Cavuto. Coverage begins at 5amET with Cavuto and  FBN’s Ashley Webster live from Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • On Jimmy Kimmel last night, David Muir talked about the “tall shoes” he’s filling on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and about why he plans to take the show on the road more often.

The Afternoon Ticker: David & Jimmy, ‘Outnumbered,’ Wire Walk

  • “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will make his first guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight on ABC.

  • Fox News’ “Outnumbered” celebrated its 100th show today. Since its launch at the end of April, the panel news/talk show has improved the NoonET time period +34% in viewers and +84% in the A25-54 demo.

  • “Today” co-hosts Willie Geist and Natalie Morales will co-host the Discovery Channel special “Skyscraper Live” as daredevil Nik Wallenda attempts a wire walk high above Chicago. The special airs Sunday, November 2 at 7pmET.

The Afternoon Ticker: Nobles, Murdoch, ‘Orange Room’

  • CNN Newsource has named Ryan Nobles a national correspondent based in Washington, DC . Nobles comes from WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, where he reported from since 2007.

  • Actor James Cromwell will play News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch in the Sydney premiere of the bio-play “Rupert” this November, Sydney Morning Herald reports. The play is set to come to Broadway in 2016.

  • “Today” is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its digital “Orange Room” online tomorrow. Carson Daly will host “The Orange Room Show” starting at 7:20amET on Today.com. The livestreamed special will feature a performance by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips with parts simulcasted on “Today.”

The Saturday Ticker: Weather, Russert, Tapper

  • Two of the the Weather Channel’s three owners may be looking to sell. Blackstone Group and Bain Capital acquired the company, along with NBCUniversal, in 2008. The deal could see the TV channel and the company’s weather data service sold separately, Bloomberg reports.

  • Luke Russert is joining “Meet the Press.” “Luke has an impressive love for politics and has proven himself on the Capitol Hill beat,” moderator Chuck Todd wrote in a memo to staff. Russert, the son of the late “MTP” moderator Tim Russert, will contribute both on-air and on the “MTP” digital platform.

  • CNN’s Jake Tapper will be honored with the “Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism today in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tapper’s award comes for his book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” which tells the story of a deadly American battle in Afghanistan.

The Morning Ticker: Brokaw, Exclusives, Rivera

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports NBC’s Tom Brokaw‘s cancer “appears to be gone. “I’ve gotten some very good news in the last week… I hope that within six weeks I can be on a drug-maintenance program,” Brokaw said.

  • Geraldo Rivera‘s verdict is in on Jay Carney‘s first CNN appearance Wednesday night with Senator John McCain. Let’s just say he thinks the former Press Secretary has some cable news work to do.

The A.M. Ticker: Carney, Scaramucci, Goldston

  • During his first night as a CNN analyst, former White House press secretary Jay Carney got into it with Sen. John McCain. “You, in your role as a spokesperson, bragged about the fact that the last American combat troop had left Iraq,” said Mccain to Carney. “If we had left a residual force the situation would not be what it is today.”

  • ABC News President James Goldston and Fusion CEO Isaac Lee will come together for a conversation about the growing impact of Hispanic millennials on the TV industry at the 12th annual Hispanic Television Summit October 3.

The P.M. Ticker: Gregory Moderates, Anchors Update, Bartiromo Celebrates

  • All three evening newscasts will produce new West Coast broadcasts following. Pres. Obama’s address on ISIS tonight. For his part Scott Pelley, who is in Iraq, talks with a man who was escaped from a mass grave after being targeted by the terror group.

  • It’s Maria Bartiromo’s birthday and she got a gift this morning from former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli, and it was way sweeter than a circular saw.


The Morning Ticker: Serena’s Slam, Claman’s Workout, Compton’s Clock

  • Serena Williams canceled on “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show and “Live with Kelly and Michael” Monday morning following her U.S. Open win on Sunday. The NY Post reports Williams was beat after celebrating with friend and finals opponent Caroline Wozniacki.

  • FBN’s Liz Claman hosts Start-up Nation today from Silicon Valley. And in between FBN live shots and interviewing various entrepreneurs, she hopes to get in a workout. “I usually stay at the Four Seasons in Palo Alto, and they’ve got a good gym. The one thing about carving out time to work out? You never regret it.”

  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl reminisces with Ann Compton on her ground-breaking, 41-year career as she prepares to retire from ABC News. “I can promise you that on the morning that I first stay home, my alarm clock is not going off at 5:15. And if it does, it’s going right out the window.”

The Morning Ticker: NBC, ABC, CBS

  • Brian Williams filled in for Savannah Guthrie on “Today” this morning, and he played hurt. “I have the thing — the cold. The summer into fall cold,” he said at the start of the show.

  • “World News Tonight’s” David Muir will anchor live from Cupertino, CA this evening with exclusive access behind the scenes following today’s Apple announcements.

  • “CBS This Morning” debuted a new, faster-paced show open Monday. Here it is:


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