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The Ticker

The TV Ticker: FNC, CNN, NBC, CNBC

  • Fox News has a new special report airing this weekend hosted by Chris Wallace. “Fox News Reporting: Iraq and the Rise of a Terrorist State” airs first tonight at 10pmET, with encores tomorrow night and Sunday night.
  • On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, guest host Jeffrey Toobin will talk about the significance of the anchor change at ABC “World News” this week, and the future of the evening news, with former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.

  • Monday night on NBC, Meredith Vieira hosts “Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley,” an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions. Universal Orlando Resort and NBC News share the same parent company.

  • CNBC’s David Faber has a new, one-hour documentary debuting Sunday night at 9pmET. “Amazon Rising” tells the story of a visionary named Jeff Bezos who bet his fortune on the internet and created one of the most admired and feared companies in the world.

The Ticker: Cronkite, Ross, Todd

  • KAET-TV will become part of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication next week. The PBS station, which had been run by ASU’s Office of Public Affairs, will be the largest media organization operated by a journalism school in the world.

  • ABC’s Brian Ross took home a Gerald Loeb award Tuesday night for best investigative report for his story on black lung. “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine,” was produced in partnership with The Center for Public Integrity.

  • NBC’s Chuck Todd got the first TV news interview with new White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today. Earnest, a Missouri native, even worked in a Harry Truman reference. “I have a feeling we’re going to hear a lot more Harry Truman references from you,” said Todd.

The Ticker: Roberts, Kroft, Barry

  • Broadcasting and Cable has named “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts to its Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The 24th Annual Hall of Fame will be celebrated at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20.

  • Steve Kroft took home his third Gerald Loeb award last night, this time for his “60 Minutes” investigation, “40 Million Mistakes,” which looked into the inaccuracies of credit reporting agencies.

  • Samantha Barry is CNN’s new Senior Director for Social News. Barry joins from the BBC and has also been consulting for the U.S. State Department, training local organizations and journalists on social strategies in places like India, Iraq and Nigera.

The NBC Ticker: Jansing, Vieira, Wagner

  • FishbowlDC reports on Chris Jansing‘s first day as NBC’s new Senior White House Correspondent. Jansing covered the Summit on Working Families. The former MSNBC anchor’s DC start comes on Josh Earnest‘s first day as White House Press Secretary.

  • This Friday, NBC’s Meredith Vieira hosts the 2-hour primetime special “A Leap of Faith,” which takes viewers inside an emerging medical break-through that is both experimental and controversial — but has the potential to save billions of lives.

  • “NOW with Alex Wagner” on MSNBC is airing special reports this week on immigration in the U.S. For the series called  “The Invisible Us” Wagner reports from the U.S./Mexico border.

The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters

  • The Knight Foundation has announced 19 winners of the Knight News Challenge with total awards of $3.47 million. The New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America and Journalism Development Network are among the winners.

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The Ticker: Isikoff, Hammer, Cooper

  • Anderson Copper is buying a 10,127-square-foot, 116-year-old Tudor revival mansion in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Page Six reports. The price for the 18-room home and 280-acre grounds is in “the mid-to-high seven figures.”

The AM Ticker: Kelly, Stevens, Schweitzer

  • CNN anchor and correspondent Andrew Stevens has returned to Tacloban six months after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines. Stevens was the only international journalist in Tacloban when the storm hit last year.

The Ticker: Clinton, CBS Correspondents, Comedy

  • Chelsea Clinton, who has been absent from NBC News since January despite the recent report that her annual salary is $600,000, has done two stories for “Nightly” expected to air “shortly,” according to AP’s David Bauder. NBC wanted to “avoid the appearance of a conflict” by having her on the air around the time of her mother’s book tour, Bauder reports.

  • Capital New York’s Alex Weprin talks to three female CBS correspondentsElizabeth Palmer, Holly Williams and Clarissa Ward — currently reporting in Iraq and Syria. “I think the one benefit in this part of the world being a woman is that sometimes it can be quite disarming for people to see women, to see a foreign women, and they are perhaps less likely to be suspicious of a foreign woman than a foreign man, less of a threat,” Williams said.

  • Fusion’s Yannis Pappas will premiere his first half-hour stand-up special at 12:30 a.m. Friday on Comedy Central. Watch a preview after the jump.

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The Morning Ticker: Will, ‘Hill,’ Pelley

  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has dropped Fox News contributor George Will from its columnist ranks after he wrote a column on rape and progressivism. “The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it,” the paper’s editor wrote.

  • MSNBC airs another edition of “Taking the Hill” Sunday at 1pmET. Host and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy interviews actor Martin Sheen—whose brother is a Vietnam veteran—about the importance of group recovery for struggling veterans.

  • Scott Pelley reported from Jordan last night for “CBS Evening News,” where he’s on assignment covering a refugee camp holding Syrian refugees. “Once they saw the cut in the border, they surged ahead, as though one more second in Syria would claim their children,” Pelley said about 300 refugees who trekked to Jordan.

The Ticker: Ad Attack, Culture Shot, Anchor Out

  • Variety reports advertisers are having a hard time buying what CNN is selling. As the network diversifies programming and looks to boost rates, ad buyers are focusing on what it costs to reach a CNN viewer, when other alternatives exist.

  • NBCNews.com launched its newest section today. The Asian America vertical will cover issues of Asian American culture, identity, and experience through original storytelling, video, photography, personal essays, and more.

  • After 25 years at the helm, Jeremy Paxman anchors his final “Newsnight” on BBC News tonight. While he’s best known for his abrasive interviewing style, for his final broadcast, Paxman interviews London Mayor Boris Johnson on a tandem bike.

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