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What’s With That Dot On MSNBC?

MSNBCDot_7.31.jpgOkay. It’s small, really small, barely noticeable. But our eagle eyed Chicago contributor Alissa Krinsky spotted it. A very small white dot next to the NBC peacock in the MSNBC lower third logo.

An MSNBC spokesperson helps us get to the bottom of it.

Turns out the dot is a signal for cable operators letting them know they are getting the proper Olympics feed. Olympics programming begins on MSNBC on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. We’re told testing with the cable networks is nearly complete and the dot should be gone by tomorrow.

Cavuto Recovering From MS-Related Surgery

cavuto_7-18b.JPGBreaking: TVNewser has learned Fox News Channel/Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto is recovering from surgery related to his Multiple Sclerosis. Cavuto has been off the air since June 24.

Insiders tell us Cavuto is doing well and is expected to return to the networks in “late July or early August.”

Cavuto anchors “Your World” at 4pmET on FNC. He also anchors “Cavuto” at 6pmET on FBN and is SVP of business news and managing editor for Fox. Cavuto was heavily involved in the launch of Fox Business last October.

In December, Cavuto told TVNewser’s Alissa Krinsky:

I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say my disease is a constant reminder of the fragility of my life. Having had cancer right before my MS diagnosis, I can honestly say MS is worse. There’s no endgame here, no cure here, no concoction of chemotherapy or radiation that could make it all go away here.

War Reporters Praise Each Others Books

engelbook_7-9.JPGdozierbook_7-9.JPGNBC News’ Richard Engel and CBS News’ Kimberly Dozier have each written books about their experience covering the war in Iraq. The “friends” praised one another’s publications recently.

Engel picked Dozier’s book as his summer reading choice in Time Magazine. “Kim’s powerful book is the most detailed account I’ve read of what thousands of wounded U.S. troops, many Iraqis and a few unlucky journalists have had to endure because of the war in Iraq,” he writes. “Her book is a reminder to all of us who cover Iraq how quickly our luck can change.”

Dozier responded in a WashingtonPost.com chat yesterday, writing, “Let me go on the record saying his book, War Journal, is great — a fantastic read.”

Earlier: TVNewser’s Gail Shister talks with Dozier and Alissa Krinsky talks to Engel about their respective books.

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