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WATCH: Scott Pelley’s Lamborghini Does 155

On tonight’s “60 Minutes,” Scott Pelley gets in the driver’s seat of a Lamborghini Gallardo for a report on the company’s 50th anniversary. Pelley gets the car, which sells in the $200,000 range, up to 155 mph. He previewed the segment on “Evening News” this week:

Anthony Bourdain Ends Season 2 With Live Show from Las Vegas

BourdainEmmySeason two of Anthony Bourdain‘s CNN show comes to a close next Sunday at 9pmET with a visit to Detroit. Following the final episode, Bourdain will host a live special from Atomic Liquors, a former package store and café in Las Vegas where patrons would watch nuclear test blasts from the roof.

“We’re incredibly proud of this Emmy winning series and wanted to end season two – and launch the shoot for season three – with a celebration,” said Amy Entelis, senior vice president, talent and content development.

“Last Bite,” as it’s being called, includes guests Marcus Samuelsson, Wendell Pierce, Roy Choi, Bonnie McFarlane and Don Lemon and features highlights from the past season.

Season three of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” begins shooting later this month. Brazil and Africa are on the list.

Katie Couric Wants Honey Boo Boo to Be in Her Wedding

Appearing on “The Wendy Williams” show this week, the recently-engaged Katie Couric revealed that she hasn’t set a wedding date or made any major decisions about the big day yet. Williams, who wanted to help Couric pick out a dress, showed a few pictures of how Couric would look in famous wedding dresses, including Honey Boo Boo’s mother’s camo dress.

“That’s the one! That’s the keeper,” Couric said. “And I want Honey Boo Boo as my flower girl.” Watch:

‘My First Day at MSNBC, Was MSNBC’s First Day’

A part of MSNBC.com’s relaunch last week, several MSNBC TV anchors talk about their first day at the channel. “My first day at MSNBC, was MSNBC’s first day,” said Lawrence O’DonnellChris Matthews then one-ups O’Donnell: “I was here before there was an MNSBC. It was called ‘America’s Talking’

and I had a 2-hour show every night.” (What Matthews didn’t mention is that “America’s Talking” was run by Roger Ailes who would go on to launch Fox News.)

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 31

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 63
  • Primetime: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 77 | HLN: 62

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

190

TheFive:

338

Baier:

407

Greta:

357

O’Reilly:

438

Megyn:

471

Hannity:

356

O’Reilly:

320

Megyn:

266

MSNBC
Bashir:

76

EdShow:

127

Sharpton:

131

Matthews:

171

Hayes:

144

Maddow:

190

O’Donnell:

178

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

111

CNN
Tapper:

115

Blitzer:

83

Blitz/Cross:

81/79

Burnett:

73

Cooper:

81

Morgan:

79

Cooper:

71

Films:

80

Films:

HLN
News:

48

Express:

33

Express:

50

Jane:

81

Grace:

61

DrDrew:

63

AfterDark:

62

Showbiz:

46

DrDrew:

45

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The Ticker: Univision, Bloomberg, Abrams

  • Univision’s investigative unit followed the trail of the top leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, for an in-depth report that will air Sunday. The special, which features over 100 interviews with people “on both sides of the law,” will air at 7pmET/PT on Univision and at 8pmET/PT on Fusion.

  • In a post on his personal blog, GigaOM founder Om Malik writes about Bloomberg TV: “I think they are becoming a thinking-person’s financial network.”

  • The Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams is running the New York Marathon this weekend. Abrams had planned to run last year before the event was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

‘Good Morning America’ Makes Halloween Ratings History

JOSH ELLIOTT, ROBIN ROBERTS, SAM CHAMPION, LARA SPENCER, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS“Good Morning America’s” ratings rise over NBC’s “Today” show reached a new milestone yesterday. “GMA” topped “Today” in total viewers for the first time on Halloween. “GMA” was also first in A25-54 viewers for the first Halloween since 1991, according to Nielsen Fast Affiliate Time Period Data. We’ll have final numbers for the week next Thursday.

Total Viewers

GMA – 5.412 million Total Viewers

Today – 4.699 million Total Viewers

A 25-54 Demo

GMA – 2.202 million Adults 25-54

Today – 2.056 million Adults 25-54

halloweenoct31“Today” had long dominated Halloween ratings, as viewers tuned in to see what Matt, Katie, Meredith, Al, Ann, Natalie, and the rest, wore. But as “GMA” now wins the mornings consistently, the winning ways continued into Halloween.

And now for a fun TVNewser look back, to October 2005 — when “Today” was on top of the morning show heap, beating “GMA” by 675,000 total viewers — as hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker descended from the “Today” studio as Batman and Robin.

What did Matt wear better: Batman or Pamela Anderson?

Shots Fired at LAX

A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX.

Fox News was the first to report the news at 12:42pmET. CNN was next at 12:44pmET and  MSNBC followed at 12:46pmET. For the first several minutes, both Fox and CNN focused on the terminal’s evacuation and “reports” of shots, while MSNBC’s Alex Wagner reported there was an “active shooter at Terminal 3,” sourcing a senior government official.

>More: ABC News’ David Muir anchored a special report starting at 1:05pmET. NBC and CBS both produced a special reports beginning at 1:13pmET. Lester Holt anchored for NBC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS. Muir went on the air with a second special report at 1:52pmET.

>More: The business networks are also reporting on the shooting.  CNBC and FBN both reported the news at 12:47pmET and Bloomberg TV was next at 12:55pmET.

>More: Shepard Smith has taken over anchoring FNC’s coverage from the Fox News Deck. Fox Sports reporter Bill Reiter, who was an eyewitness to the shooting, told Smith, “I called my wife to tell her goodbye, perhaps, and certainly tell her that I loved her and our kids. I think someone asked me to get off the phone and be quiet. People were screaming. A short time later, I don’t know how long — time sort of both sped up and slowed down — we pushed our way through an exit door, ran onto the tarmac.” Read more

Diane Sawyer: Interviewing Children ‘Can be Scary Because They See Straight Through You’

Diane Sawyer on Fusion“World News” anchor Diane Sawyer dropped in on the new ABC/Univision network Fusion earlier this week, appearing on “America with Jorge Ramos.” The two anchors — who go head to head on the evening news on their respective networks, albeit in different languages — talked about gun control, the changing media landscape, and how Sawyer prepares for interviews with children.

As the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre approaches, Sawyer talked about children’s access to guns, highlighting the age children are most likely to shoot themselves with a gun at home: “three years old,” she said. The veteran anchor also stressed the importance of finding areas of agreement on the hotbed gun issue.

Ramos asked Sawyer how she approaches interviews with young children differently, with Sawyer acknowledging that “children can be very scary because they see straight through you,” as “they’re dealing in a purer kind of dialogue.”

The two also touched on new media, where Sawyer points to digital media as a catalyst forcing new ways of thinking among traditional journalists.

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Howie Kurtz Interviews Barbara Walters For ‘MediaBuzz’

Howie Kurtz and Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters sat down this week with Fox News’ Howie Kurtz for an interview that will air on “MediaBuzz” Sunday.

Walters and Kurtz discussed her upcoming retirement, what she wants her legacy to be and Jenny McCarthy‘s new role on “The View.” They also discussed the current state of “20/20,” the show that Walters anchored until 2004.

20/20 now is not the news magazine that it was. It’s very popular but it’s much more theme and crime oriented, and so the news magazine per se doesn’t exist,” Walters said. “So that the kinds of interviews I did, I would probably put them on Good Morning America. We don’t have the same programs and we don’t have the same need for those in-depth political interviews that we used to have.”

Walters and Fox News have a historically friendly relationship: in Zev Chafets‘ biography of Roger Ailes, the Fox News CEO detailed his longtime friendship with Walters. He also appeared on “This Week” in 2010 when Walters guest hosted the program.

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