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The A.M. Ticker: Huckabee, Comcast, Gibson

  • With Fox News host Mike Huckabee eyeing a potential presidential run in 2016, the network is “evaluating his current status,” reports Politico. Last week, FNC cut ties with contributor Dr. Ben Carson after he began promoting a biographical documentary.

  • Comcast expects to close on its acquisition of Time Warner Cable by the end of March, reports the AP. At an event yesterday, CEO Brian Roberts says its “full steam ahead” for the deal, despite a challenging regulatory approval process.

  • Former ABC Newsman Charlie Gibson moderated “Information Overload: Your Health in the Digital Age” at Quinnipiac University yesterday. Dr. Tim Johnson, senior medical contributor at ABC News, was among the panelists.

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Fox News Parts Ways with Dr. Ben Carson

CarsonHannityAs Dr. Ben Carson considers a run for the White House, Fox News has had an amicable partings of the ways with the conservative commentator, reports WaPo’s Eric Wemple.

Dr. Carson, most recently on “Hannity” Monday night, has been an FNC contributor since Oct. 2013. This afternoon he began promoting a new biographical TV special called “A Breath of Fresh Air.” Produced by Armstrong Williams, the infomercial takes a look at Dr. Carson’s “rise from born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.”

This is not the first time Fox News has cut ties with paid contributors who sought higher office: in 2011 the network suspended Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich who later ran for the 2012 GOP nomination.

TVNewser’s 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers

Class-of-2014. jpgAs is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at the nation’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Guy AdamiQuinnipiac University (CT), May 10

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication (NC), May 11

ABC’s Richard Besser: University of Michigan School of Public Health (MI), May 1

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: Cansius College  (NY), May 17

Bloomberg’s Michael Bloomberg: Harvard University (MA), May 29… Williams College (MA), June 8

CNN’s Gloria Borger: Colgate University (NY), May 18

FNC’s Dr. Ben CarsonRegent University (VA), May 3

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Fox News Hires Dr. Ben Carson As a Contributor

bencarson-4Fox News has hired Dr. Ben Carson as a contributor across all of its programs and platforms.

Carson will make his formal debut tonight during “The Kelly File” at 9 PM. He has appeared with some regularity on the channel over the past few months.

Carson is well-known in the medical community, but started making more frequent appearances on cable news after the National Prayer Breakfast in February. During the breakfast (which was nationally televised on C-SPAN, and replayed on cable news for days) he criticized a number of policies supported by President Obama, while standing just a few feet away from the President.

“Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others,” Fox News CEO Roger Ailes says in a statement. “He also has a broad perspective on what’s going on in the country and his wisdom and provocative viewpoints will make a major contribution to our network.”

Johnny $ noticed that Carson was listed as a contributor back in August, though FNC only acknowledged he had been hired today.

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