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Fundraiser for Veteran CNN Cameraman Jerry Thompson & His Family

A lot of notable tvnewsers will be at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Washington, DC next month, all to help out CNN cameraman Jerry Thompson and his family: Wolf Blitzer, John King, Dana Milbank, Candy Crowley, Major Garrett, Dana Bash, Mike Viqueira, Jill Dougherty, Claire Shipman, Jamie McIntyre, Chris Plante, Ed Henry, Lisa Sylvester, and Brett Baier are just a fraction of the names set to be at the event.

The 25-year TV veteran was diagnosed with brain cancer and lost his job at CNN when his medical leave expired. The event will raise money for Thompson and his three children. Celebrity bartenders from CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post and National Journal, and entertainment from, Suspicious Package, the Washington all-journalist band. Tickets for the event, which will be held November 17 from 7-10pm can be purchased through Eventbrite.

More information about the event is after the jump…

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Bret Baier to Interview President Obama

baier_3-16.jpgWednesday night, Bret Baier has an exclusive interview with President Obama on “Special Report” at 6pmET. It’s Baier’s first one-on-one with the President and it comes on the same night as the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington. The primary topic will be the upcoming health care reform vote in the house.

It’s FNC’s first interview with Obama since White House correspondent Major Garrett sat down with the President in Beijing in November, and the second since the reported “thaw” between the White House and Fox News after former Communications director Anita Dunn‘s comments about the network created tension between the two.

More: The subject of Baier’s interview came up today during Press Secretary Robert Gibbs‘ briefing, reports Politico:

“Obviously, they have a pretty big audience share,” Gibbs says, “and i think it’s safe to say that a lot of members that are undecided are going to be — they watch, and their constituents watch, this news. So we’re happy to continue the argument on why health care reform is important to pass this year on Fox.”

Asked if the White House hopes to change the minds of Fox viewers, Gibbs responds, “Certainly worth a shot.” (2:20 p.m.)

Glenn Beck Celebrates One Year at Fox News

Today, Fox News commemorated the first anniversary of Glenn Beck‘s show with a montage of “congratulatory” messages from some of the network’s top anchors including Neil Cavuto, Bill O’Reilly, Mike Huckabee, and Brett Baier.

“I know you’re struggling and nobody is watching yet,” wisecracked Huckabee. “Give yourself some time. It took Jay Leno a while to get his audience tracking.”

And Baier said, “You’ve definitely made things pretty interesting here at Fox News Channel.”

Related: Glenn Beck on conspiracy theories, his critics on the right and left, and how he resembles Howard Beale of ‘Network.’(WSJ)