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The Ticker: Morell, Cesar, Ramos

  • Michael Morell joins CBS News as an intelligence, national security and counterterrorism contributor. Morell held various senior leadership positions during his decades-long career at the CIA and was one of the key players in the search for Osama bin Laden.
  • Pivot and Univision acquired the U.S. TV rights to “Cesar’s Last Fast” in advance of its debut yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary will premiere simultaneously in English and Spanish on the two networks. The deal marks the first of ten documentaries to be co-produced or acquired by Pivot and Univision News.
  • Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos sat down with Bill Gates in New York City today ahead of the release of the Gates Foundation’s annual letter. The interview airs tomorrow on both networks. Naturally, there’s a selfie:

 

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The Ticker: CNBC’s ‘Cuffs,’ DC Ideas, SocialGuide

  • CNBC and Yahoo! have teamed up for their first original online program. “Off the Cuff” will be a weekly video series featuring sit-downs with C-suite execs about how they got to the corner office and beyond.

  • Nielsen, the TV ratings service, is getting into the social TV measurement biz with the acquisition of SocialGuide which tracks social conversations around more than 30,000 programs, across 232 channels. Lost Remote has the story behind the deal.

Liz Claman on Warren Buffett’s Missteps, and his Fascination with Trains

She chatted with him Thursday ahead this weekend’s Berkshire Hathaway board meeting, now FBN’s Liz Claman is sitting down again with Warren Buffett this morning, along with Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and Berkshire board member Susan Decker. The interview airs live at 9:30am on FBN. But before Claman questions them, we had some questions for her.

TVNewser: You’ve interviewed Warren Buffett something like 732 times (maybe an exaggeration) but who from the business world haven’t you interviewed, that you’re dying to?

Claman: He’s a world leader but a business icon too: French President Nicolas Sarkozy. He’s the first French leader in decades to strike a Capitalist-friendly tone. He’s worked hard to get the French to unclench their fingers– their grip– from the Socialist, nanny-state that’s become a way of life in France. He may lose his job because of it. People don’t like the austerity measures he’s tried to implement but I think he’s brave and hyper-intelligent. I’ve been practicing my French business lexicon for years in anticipation that one day I might land the big “poisson.” (French for ‘fish’)

TVNewser: In the past, your interviews with Buffett have been pretty standard and free of scandal, not this time. How are you going to approach the resignation of his heir apparent David Sokol?

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Ravens-Steelers Scores 14.6 Overnight Rating

Last night’s Sunday Night Football thriller between rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore scored a 14.6 overnight rating and 23 share according to the Nielsen Company.

Ratings are up 16 percent (12.6/20) from last year’s Week 12 game between the two teams and a seven percent increase over last year’s Week 13 game (13.7/21) between Minnesota and Arizona.

Despite featuring two of the top teams in the AFC, the 14.6 overnight was only the sixth-highest overnight for a SNF game this season.

Locally, the game earned a 54.4 rating and 71 share in Pittsburgh and a 47.6 rating and 65 share in Baltimore.

FBN Goes Commercial-Free For Buffett Interview, Live Saturday From Omaha

claman_4-30.jpgFBN’s Liz Claman has conducted her fair share of interviews with the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

And just like last year, FBN will air “Weekend with Warren,” featuring Claman reporting from Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder weekend, beginning this afternoon and continuing tomorrow (10am-2pmET). Claman will interview TD Ameritrade Chairman Joe Moglia, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and more.

On Monday at 9:30amET, Claman interviews Buffett, featuring Bill Gates and more, for a commercial-free hour — featuring viewer questions.

Related: Claman on WowOWow.com: “6 Idiot-Proof Money Moves

The Ticker: Robinson, Luntz, Liu…

> Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins profiles Hardball star booker, Querry Robinson. “Wherever you go with Querry, you feel like you’re with a celebrity…everyone knows him in this town; it’s hilarious,” said fellow booker Colleen King.

> Is pollster and Fox News contributor Frank Luntz going Hollywood? Yes, writes TheWrap.com’s Sharon Waxman. “Reality sucks. It’s mean. Divisive. Negative. What Hollywood offers is a chance to create a new reality, in two hours time,” he tells her.

> Bloomberg TV anchor Betty Liu interviews Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and more for, “Warren Buffett: The Inner Circle.” The special, which also previews this weekend’s annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, airs at 5pmET tonight.

The Afternoon Ticker: Wolf, MacVicar, Buffett…

> Bill Gates is in the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today (Part II tomorrow) with this cheery thought: “We’re certainly going to have a fairly serious recession.”

> That other multi-billionaire, Warren Buffett has invited Fox Business Network into his annual business school summit in Omaha. Liz Claman gets the exclusive Thursday night at 7pmET on Fox Business Network.

> CBSNews.com launched a new blog this week called “World Watch.” Today’s story, from Sheila MacVicar, is the latest on the investigation into last week’s siege on Mumbai.

Liz Claman’s “Enormous Rolodex” and O’Reilly Fan Dad

claman_10-20.jpgFBN’s Liz Claman is profiled by Broadcasting & Cable’s Marisa Guthrie, and talks with FBN EVP Kevin Magee about one of FBN’s standout stars.

“She jumped in with both feet and brought an enormous Rolodex,” he said. “I’ve got a picture in my office of her interviewing Warren Buffett and Bill Gates at the same time. That’s $120 billion worth of people in those chairs. And I don’t think we could have gotten them without her.” (Magee is referring to this May interview.)

Claman describes her “liberal Democrat” dad, who “occasionally found himself agreeing with Bill O’Reilly.” He passed away before he could see her start at FBN. “He would have loved this. He would have said to do it,” she said.

Earlier: Five Questions for…Liz Claman