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Showtime Orders Climate Change Documentary With Celebrities, ’60 Minutes’ Veterans and Chris Hayes

Pay cable network Showtime has ordered a multi-episode documentary series about climate change called “Years Of Living Dangerously” for 2013, and to say it has star power would be something of an understatement. Showtime will air six to eight one-hour editions of the documentary, which features  a slew of heavy hitters from the world of journalism and entertainment.

On the journalism side, the series will be produced by “60 Minutes” veterans Joel Bach and David Gelber. Also joining them will be reports from MSNBC host Chris Hayes and New York Times columnists Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof and Mark Bittman.

On the celebrity front the series has filmmaker James Cameron, producer Jerry Weintraub and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as executive producers. Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Edward Norton and Alec Baldwin will all appear as first-person narrators, with more names to come.

“We’ll make it exciting,” said Cameron in a statement. “We’ll make it investigative. We’ll bring people the truth.  And people are always hungry for the truth.”

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Blaming Poor Audio, Arnold Schwarzenegger Now Admits He Was Not Prepared for Matt Lauer Question

On “Meet the Press” this morning, David Gregory cornered Arnold Schwarzenegger about an interview Matt Lauer conducted with Schwarzenegger in 2003, when he was running for Governor of California. Now, out of office and writing his memoir, the actor admits he put on a performance during that “Today” show interview, blaming poor audio for his unpreparedness to answer Lauer’s question. Today, Schwarzenegger told Gregory, “Maria (Shriver) was really mad about it.” Shriver, Schwarzenegger’s wife at the time, was a TV journalist for most of her life.

Watch the “Meet the Press” clip after the jump…

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Stahl to Schwarzenegger: ‘She Gave Up Her Television Career for You. I Mean, Wow’

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells all — or most of all — in his memoir “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life,” out Monday. But first he’s sitting down with Lesley Stahl on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.” (Schwarzenegger’s book is published by CBS Corp. company Simon & Shuster). The actor and former California governor gives the understatement of the year when he tells Stahl cheating on Maria Shriver and having an out-of-wedlock child with his housekeeper was “the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship.” Stahl proclaims: “She gave up her television career for you. I mean, wow!” Shriver’s career in TV news included co-anchoring CBS’s morning show in the mid-1980s before moving to NBC and anchoring weekend “Today” and “Nightly News” and reporting for “Dateline.”

The Ticker: Muir, Current, 60′s 45th…

  • With a week to go until the first Presidential debate, ABC’s David Muir sat down with GOP candidate Mitt Romney this afternoon in Toledo. The interview airs tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and tomorrow on “Good Morning America.” Romney was interviewed by CNN’s Jim Acosta yesterday.

  • TV’s longest-running primetime program, “60 Minutes” launches its 45th season Sunday with a Lara Logan report from Afghanistan and the first interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger since the revelations of a secret out-of-wedlock child with his housekeeper.

With Former President Bill Clinton Set to Appear, Here’s How The Final ‘Larry King Live’ Will End

We already told you that “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest will be appearing on tonight’s final installment of “Larry King Live.”

Well, earlier today Seacrest tweeted a picture from the rundown for the final show. While it doesn’t name any other guests, it does describe how King will be going out. Update: Seacrest has deleted his tweet, but we saved a copy of the picture.

While Seacrest may not name names, we will. TVNewser hears that former president Bill Clinton and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be among those paying tribute to King tonight. Schwarzenegger has even declared today “Larry King Day” in California.

Spoiler: The picture from Seacrest’s rundown is after the jump.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger on “Nightline”

Arnold_6.9.jpgWe may hear why California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger voted for two Senate candidates during yesterday’s primary, instead of just one, when he goes on “Nightline” tonight. (That ballot was rejected and he re-voted.)

In an interview with co-anchor Terry Moran Schwarzenegger talks about oil regulation, immigration reform and Veterans’ issues. During yesterday’s primary,
Schwarzenegger would have also voted for one of the candidates who could be his successor. The two-term governor gives up his seat after the November general election.

Rush Here, There, Almost Everywhere

Arianna_5.29.jpgRush Limbaugh was mentioned 39 times yesterday on MSNBC. I know, this keeping track thing is getting old. But we raise the issue today, because while Rush was being criticized during a segment on Keith Olbermann‘s 8pm show on MSNBC (with pile-on from Arianna Huffington) over on Fox News, Bill O’Reilly was defending the radio talker.

Limbaugh_5.29.jpgIn his Pinheads & Patriots segment, after this comment from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on CNN.com Live, O’Reilly said, “I think the Governor’s a pinhead on that one.”

And for what it’s worth, Limbaugh was not mentioned during CNN’s 8pmET show “No Bias, No Bull” which was guest-hosted for the final time by Roland Martin. Campbell Brown returns Monday and tonight CNN is preempting “No Bias” for a special called “How The Wheels Came Off: The Rise & Fall of the American Auto Industry.”

Meet Tops Sunday Morning Competition

nbc_3-26.jpgNBC’s Meet the Press was the top rated Sunday morning public affairs show last week, and was up week-to-week by more than 600,000 Total Viewers. CBS’ Face the Nation was also up week-to-week.

David Gregory moderated a panel that included Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Govs. Ed Rendell and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The first place advantage was the most since January 4 for MTP, but year-to-year, ABC’s This Week continues to cut into the lead. ABC cut the gap by 36% in Total Viewers and 46% in the A25-54 demo compared to last year — the 8th consecutive week that’s happened.

In the demo, NBC was 1st. ABC and CBS tied for 2nd and FOX finished fourth.

NBC averaged 4,310,000 Total Viewers, ABC 2,980,000, CBS 2,750,000 and FOX 1,220,000.

The Ticker: Brown, Iger, Gifford…

> CNN anchor Campbell Brown will anchor, “Roads to Ruin: Why America is Falling Apart,” tomorrow at 8pmET. The program looks at the nation’s crumbling highways and bridges, with guests from across the country (New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger). Roland Martin fills in on CNN Election Center tonight.

> CNBC’s Erin Burnett sat down with Disney CEO Bob Iger (previously president of ABC), for an interview that will air throughout the business day today. CNBC is the sometimes home to the former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner.

> FishbowlNY’s Diane Clehane caught up with 4th hour Today hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb at Lunch (at Michael’s), and got Gifford’s take on last week’s uncomfortable segment with ‘Sam the Cooking Guy.’ “I’m big on second chances,” she said. “I forgive — but I don’t forget.” Check out the full awkwardness here, or the highlight below: