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The “Other” CNBC 20th Anniversary Party

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Former NBCU Chairman Bob Wright and former CNBC anchor Felicia Taylor at a CNBC Anniversary party coordinated by some of the channel’s original employees.

This afternoon about 200 CNBC originals gathered in Times Square for their own 20th Anniversary party – one that did not include the people currently running the NBC cable business channel.

Former CNBC anchor Ted David, who’s been planning the event over the last two months, told the raucous crowd, “Frankly, there’s a guy across the river who thinks he made this happen. There’s a guy across the street who thinks he made this happen. And we know, [and the crowd joined in on this last part] we made it happen.”

[The reference to the "guy across the street" is to Roger Ailes who became president of CNBC in 1993, and would later found Fox News and Fox Business.]

• After the jump: who showed up, who didn’t, plus video of remarks from former NBCU Chairman and CEO Bob Wright, who insiders tell us wrote a sizable check to make today’s party at the Crowne Plaza hotel happen.

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CNBC’s Bill Seidman Dies

Seidman_Bill.jpgCNBC Chief Commentator Bill Seidman has died at the age of 88.

Seidman, a consultant and publisher, was a World War II veteran and former FDIC chair. He also served in the Ford administration as Assistant for Economic Affairs, and in the Reagan administration as co-chair of the White House Conference on Productivity.

In addition, Seidman was the first chairman of the Resolution Trust Corporation, a government entity created in 1989 in the wake of the savings and loan crisis.

CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen reported that Seidman died “after a brief illness.” Seidman, Mathisen said, “educated a whole generation of us reporters about the intricacies of the banking system,” adding that CNBC “will have multiple appreciations of this marvelous public servant all day today.”