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How Dylan Ratigan went from Garage Jockey to Financial News Expert (and where he’s going next)

Dylan Ratigan‘s path to MSNBC dayside anchor has had some interesting turns. From a middle of the night job preventing parking garage scams, to director of Global Managing Editor for corporate finance at Bloomberg. So what did it take to get there? And what’s next? Here’s the final part of this week’s MediaBeat.

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‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Books President Obama Days Before ‘Sanity’ Rally

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will be taping a week of shows from Washington DC next week, days before Stewart and his Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert host their “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” Oct. 30.

This morning, the White House says that President Obama will be a guest on the show next week, the first sitting president to appear. Obama will tape his appearance Wednesday, October 27. He last appeared on the show a few weeks before the 2008 Presidential election (pictured).

While the other guests have not been announced, people close to the show tell TVNewser that “Daily Show” bookers have been aggressively reaching out to politicos in DC, and are trying to book at least one, and possibly two, prominent Republican guests.

Comedy Central is owned by MTV Networks, which hosted Obama just last week as part of a town hall discussion on its signature channel.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg TV’s next installment of “Game Changers” focuses on Stewart. More information on that, including a video preview, after the jump.

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Comcast Addresses Bloomberg Charges in FCC Brief

Bloomberg TV has already come out against the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal acquisition. The financial news channel says that once Comcast owns CNBC, it will discriminate against other networks such as itself, leaving them higher up on the channel lineup or on different tiers.

Yesterday, in a response to questioning from the FCC, Comcast addressed those concerns directly.

The FCC did not  ask about Bloomberg’s complaint. Rather, Comcast included the response in a section outlining new navigation technologies it is developing to help consumers find the channels they want to watch:

Comcast is conducting limited trails of a new channel lineup that will allow certain cable systems that convert to all-digital to group networks in genre neighborhoods such as “News & Local,” “Kids,” “Sports,” “Movies,” etc. For example, under “News & Local,” systems where this channel lineup is implemented would group Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Fox Business Network together with other news channels such as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC…

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Bloomberg Challenging CNBC with Primetime Docs

Bloomberg TV is venturing into CNBC’s territory. The business network is launching a primetime documentary series tonight at 9 PM, “Bloomberg Game Changers.”

Each edition of the series will profile a leader in technology, finance politics or culture. Some of the subjects for its premiere season: For the premiere episode, the program will profile Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Future installments will look at Steve Jobs, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jon Stewart, Henry Kravis, Jay-Z, Biz Stone and Evan Williams of Twitter, Larry Ellison, Craig Newmark, Marc Andreessen and Anna Wintour.

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Bloomberg Launches ‘Surveillance Midday’

Bloomberg TV is launching a new program today, “Surveillance Midday.” The show will be hosted by Tom Keene, and will run Monday through Friday from noon to 1 PM.

Keene currently hosts the Bloomberg Radio show “Bloomberg Surveillance,” which airs on weekdays from 7-10 AM. Guests on the debut TV show are Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO and economists David Rosenberg and John Ryding (in-studio).

Related: The New York Post on the state of business at Bloomberg:

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NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker’s Departure: How the Business Networks Covered It

Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business Network all covered the announcement that NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker would step down once Comcast completed its acquisition of the company.

Two of the networks delivered particularly interesting coverage: CNBC and FBN.

CNBC reported the news at almost the exact same time the New York Times posted its story this morning. Then later in the day, David Faber appeared, and was asked what Zucker’s legacy would be:

The growth of the cable networks, undoubtedly like our own. At the end of the day, in reporting of course on the Comcast transaction As I did for so many days for almost a year ago, when the speculation at least began, their focus was always on the cable networks owned by NBC Universal. There’s no doubt they grew enormously under the stewardship of Mr. Zucker. Whether it’s CNBC or Bravo or USA, many of those networks are producing prodigious amounts of cash flow.

On FBN, former CNBCer Charlie Gasparino (who was never turned down an opportunity to discuss his old network), talked about a possible change in reporting lines between NBC News president Steve Capus and CNBC chief Mark Hoffman:

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