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Legendary News Producer Jack Reilly Passes Away

Jack Reilly, the former Good Morning America executive producer and later vice president of news at CNBC, passed away this morning at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York at the age of 84.

Reilly was VP and managing editor of CNBC from 1994 to 1998. Before that, he was the executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America from 1986 to 1994. Reilly transformed GMA, a faltering #2 show, into the nation’s top-rated morning show – a position the show held for more than five years. In a note to staff, ABC News president David Westin called Reilly, “a great producer and a true newsman who will live on in our memories and in the deep structure of Good Morning America.”

ABC’s Charlie Gibson called Reilly, “one of the finest people I ever had the good fortune to work with and for. Modest, shy, self-effacing, not an ounce of inflated ego, and yet a cracker jack producer who understood when he should intrude, and when to stand back and let others do their work.”

Before ABC, Reilly was one of the founding producers at Entertainment Tonight. From 1969 to 1978 was the EP of Group W’s “The Mike Douglas Show” and later, the “David Frost Show.” He was president of Group W Television from 1972 to 1975.

Reilly’s daughters Linda and Stephanie took their father to St. Vincent’s just yesterday afternoon. The cause of death was related to a fall he took a few weeks ago, which lead to internal bleeding.

Adds Gibson, “I think all of us loved the guy almost in spite of his reluctance to be loved.” We’re told CNBC anchors Sue Herera and Bill Griffeth will mention Reilly’s passing during the 1pmET hour of Power Lunch.

Services are planned for next week at St. Malachy’s Church in Manhattan.

Ron Insana Returns to CNBC

Insana_3.2.jpgCNBC veteran Ron Insana has rejoined the network as a senior analyst. Insana’s first appearance was during today’s Power Lunch.

“Look who’s back?” said Bill Griffeth, “Ron Insana.”

“Seems like an interesting time to get back into the market,” said Insana, adding, “Most of my timing over the last three years has not entirely been in my control.”

Insana left a primary anchor slot on the network in 2006, for a senior analyst role while also forming Insana Capital Partners. Insana Partners ceased operations in August 2008 when Insana joined a Connecticut-based hedge fund. That move precluded him from appearing on CNBC.

And it appears CNBCers are happy to have him back. During a tease of his segment, Insana got a “Whoo-hoo! Yay” from Power Lunch co-co-co-anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

Power Lunch Town Hall

CNBC_2.12.jpgToday CNBC’s Power Lunch devotes its first hour to a Town Hall from CNBC headquarters devoted to the financial crisis and where Americans should invest now. (We’re told the mattress is not an option.)

Power Lunch anchors Bill Griffeth, Sue Herera, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Dennis Kneale will be joined by Jim Cramer of Mad Money, Jeff Macke of Fast Money and Donny Deutsch and a studio audience of CNBC viewers.

The Town Hall continues at 1pmET on CNBC.com with Managing Editor Allen Wastler taking over.

Overtime, Again, For the Biz Channels

CNBC released their programming changes for tonight and we’re told to expect some changes for the weekend too.

• 7-11pmET – Wall Street Crisis: Is Your Money Safe? (“On The Money” and “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” are preempted)

7 – Larry Kudlow & Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
8 – Maria Bartiromo & Mark Haines
9 – Mark Haines & Dylan Ratigan
10 – Bill Griffeth & Sue Herera

• 11pmET – Mad Money
• 12amET – Fast Money
• 1amET – Saving General Motors (A CNBC special produced before this week’s drop in GM shares not seen since Nov. 16, 1949.)

….And here’s FBN’s schedule.

• Tonight – Happy Hour preempted

• Saturday, 10am-2pmET – Your Questions/Your Money with Eric Bolling & Jenna Lee.

• Sunday, 8-9pmET – Special Report with David Asman.

• Sunday/Monday, 11pm-5amET – Simulcast of Sky Business Australia.

….And from Bloomberg.

• BloombergTV will be live all weekend covering the G7/IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington, DC.

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