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The Ticker

The Morning Ticker: Clinton, Comcast, CNNx

  • NBC News contributor Chelsea Clinton earns $75,000 per appearance on behalf of the Clinton Foundation. “100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation,” says her spokesperson. Clinton last appeared on NBC News June 21.

  • Discovery Communications has hired a lobbying firm to assure the FCC is giving proper scrutiny to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. This follows Dish Network’s urging of the FCC to block the deal.

  • CNN will demo its CNNx app at the TV Critics Association tour today. Introduced in beta in April, the app is now live in up to 85 million homes.

The Ticker: Stand Up, Run Wild, Mogul Find

  • Stand up to Cancer returns for its fourth fundraising telecast Friday, Sept. 5. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC have committed to airing the telethon. Begun by Katie Couric in 2008, SU2C has raised more than $261 million for cancer research programs.

  • Not only are media moguls descending on Sun Valley this week for the annual Allen & Co. conference, business newsers are too looking for scoops. Look who FBN’s Charlie Gasparino spotted in the Salt Lake City airport.

The P.M. Ticker: Targeting, Thomas, Tapper

  • Reporters Without Borders says the Israeli Defense Forces is deliberately targeting journalists who are covering the current flare-up of violence between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

  • Shawna Thomas joins “Meet the Press” as Senior Editor responsible for digital strategy. Thomas has been with NBC News since 2006, the last three years as White House producer.

  • CNN’s “The Lead” launches a new segment today called “Why Won’t Washington Work.” Jake Tapper will look at seemingly simple solutions that get bogged down in Washington red tape.

The A.M. Ticker: McCarthy, Hostin, Masonhall

  • Jenny McCarthy says she’ll be taking on a new job when she leaves “The View” later this summer, one that “will allow me to talk without having to interrupt anyone… Stay tuned even if it does compete with ‘The View,’” she said on Monday’s show.

  • Erika Masonhall has been upped to VP on the NBC News communications team. Masonhall oversees PR for “Nightly News” and “Meet the Press.” Last week, Natalie Raabe, formerly of ABC “World News,” left NBC for The New Yorker where she is the new director of comms.

The Afternoon Ticker: Boehner/CNN, Schieffer, Outnumbered

  • In a CNN.com op-ed up today, Speaker of the House John Boehner writes about suing President Obama. Boehner says the lawsuit will “compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.”

  • “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer will host “CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights” on July 24 at 8pmET on Smithsonian Channel and CBSNews.com. The event will feature newsmakers from news, sports, and entertainment to reflect on the civil rights movement.

  • Fox News’ afternoon ensemble show “Outnumbered” launched “Outnumbered Overtime” on Foxnews.com today. The web show will air Monday-Thursday right after “Outnumbered.”

The Saturday Ticker: Bolton, Beck/Hannity, TV News Women

  • Deirdre Bolton talks about her new FBN show in Suburban Life magazine: “They’re very supportive of creativity, which is unusual in the media right now; when have a good idea, you can go for it,” she says.

The Ticker: ‘Nightline,’ Attkisson, Brooks

  • Q2 2014 produced a first-ever total viewers quarter victory for ABC’s “Nightline” in its 12:35amET time period. The news program averaged 1.693 total viewers, beating its NBC and CBS late night competition by 298,000 and 111,000 viewers, respectively.

  • TVSpy reports former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has joined Sinclair Broadcasting as an independent freelance investigative reporter. Attkisson’s contributions will be seen on the 145 TV stations Sinclair owns or operates.

  • New York Times columnist and frequent TV news guest David Brooks tells Katie Couric he doesn’t read reader comments. “I used to read them, but it was just too psychologically damaging,” Brooks told Couric at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The Morning Ticker: Bartiromo, Coulter, Lewis

  • FBN’s Maria Bartiromo is hosting Wharton’s first ever Sirius Town Hall event today at NoonET. The event for the new Wharton channel brings together esteemed Wharton alum.

  • Following Ann Coulter‘s “moral decay” column about soccer, Fusion’s Soccer Gods take on Coulter: “I can take solace in the fact that if you hate it, I am 100% correct in loving it.”

  • Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity, writes a provocative Politico Magazine story about why he left one of the best jobs in TV news: “It was a matter of principle. It was simply time for me to leave.”

The Sunday Ticker: Cuomo, Perry, Edson, Kanofsky

  • Chris Cuomo returns to Brazil today, reporting from the World Cup, contributing reports across CNN and anchoring “New Day.” Team USA takes on Belgium Tuesday at 4pmET.

  • Michelle Perry has been named executive producer of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” replacing Subratra De. Perry joined MSNBC in 2008, and has been senior producer of “AMR” since 2011, working with Mitchell in the field during the 2012 presidential campaign.

  • Fox Business Network’s Rich Edson was featured in The Hill earlier this week. He says his top interview target is the president, and one fact nobody knows about him: “I could probably win “Name That Tune.”

  • Al Jazeera America morning senior EP Gary Kanofsky has been let go for personnel reasons. Kanofsky joined the network before its launch last year. Earlier, he’d worked for Bloomberg News, WCBS, and spent 10 years at CNBC.

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.

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