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The Ticker: O’Reilly, King, Guide…

> In his first televised interview since leaving office in September 2007, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will appear tonight on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel. Fox News contributor Juan Williams is sitting in for O’Reilly.

> Other current and former Bush Administration officials will be sitting down with Larry King tonight. Josh Bolten, Andy Card, Dana Perino and Ari Fleischer will all be on with King to discuss the legacy of Pres. George W. Bush.

> TVDecoder reports TV Guide Network has found a buyer. TV producer Allen Shapiro and private equity firm One Equity Partners, “have agreed to purchase the channel and the TV Guide Web site for about $300 million,” reports Brian Stelter. The network is available in 83 million homes.

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Huckman’s Mad Madoff Moment: “We’re The Only Ones With This!”

We know some of you reporters out there have had moments like this. In fact, after years in the control room, we’ve been on the receiving end of these kinds of rants.

Yesterday, CNBC’s Mike Huckman had exclusive comments from Bernard Madoff as he left the federal courthouse. As Huckman was getting ready for a live shot, hoping his video would be used, producers tell him they will only be using a “freeze frame” of Madoff, not the video.

On his blog, Huckman confesses:

I felt strongly that we should be using our material — material our competition didn’t have. And I blew a gasket. That was bad enough, but it got worse. While I was venting, someone else was getting his own exclusive – using his cell phone to get video and sound of me behaving badly. And now it’s on YouTube for all to see.

And TVNewser, too: