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Sen. Chris Dodd Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

While FNC and MSNBC had live coverage of an afternoon news conference with Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd announcing his battle with prostate cancer, CNN did not.

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CNN tells us it was a “technical glitch.” The HD feed was unable to lock in the Atlanta control room. The comments from Sen. Dodd and his wife were recorded and played back.

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Senator Kudlow? Fire Up The Rumor Mill

kudlow_3-2.jpgWhile his fellow NBCU colleagues once rumored to be considering a Senate run have denied the move, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow is not so quick to dismiss the idea.

National Review reports Kudlow had dinner with Senate Republican Campaign Committee Chairman John Cornyn “to hear him out on the idea.”

And Commentary Magazine has a possible challenger — Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut. “A debate between the two over the management of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would be a thing to behold,” writes Jennifer Rubin. “Kudlow has been approached and is considering the possibilities.”

Update: Politico’s Josh Kraushaar talked to Kudlow about the rumors. “I’m thinking about it, that’s all I can say…it’s the kind of thing where I’m talking to friends, talking to strategists, talking to my wife, and praying on it,” he said. “It’s all come on very fast, and I don’t have any definite thoughts at all other than the fact that I am thinking about it.”

CNN Broadcasting From Davos, Too

zakaria_1-30.jpgBesides the business networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg), CNN will also be covering the World Economic Forum from Davos, Switzerland.

Fareed Zakaria — GPS will have reports from Davos, and will air on Sunday at 1pmET. Guests include British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Following the hour-long broadcast, Christiane Amanpour will host “Dateline Davos: Obama’s World” at 2pmET. The special will have a panel including Sen. Chris Dodd and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshya Zebari. It also airs on CNNI on Saturday at 8am, Noon and 10pmET, and Sunday at 1am and 6amET.

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O’Reilly Takes on the Corrupt Politicians and One “Big, Fat Toad”

BOR_9.25.jpgBill O’Reilly went absolutely batshit on his radio show today. He went after conservative talk radio (“Kool-Aid drinking idiots”), Rep. Barney Frank, (“big, fat toad”), Sen. Chris Dodd (“It’s you Dodd, you knew!!), even Pres. Bush (“It’s Bush’s fault. It happened on Bush’s watch.”)

O’Reilly summed it up by saying, “The next politician that gets up there and points a finger, I’m going to go after them myself! Shut up!”

Johnny Dollar has the audio

With Deal Nearly Done, Is Debate Still On?

DoddCNBC_9.25.jpgLess than 24 hours ago, John McCain suspended his campaign and suggested the first of three presidential debates set for tomorrow night be delayed. Well, now that Congressional democrats and republicans have “reached a fundamental agreement on a set of principles,” according to Sen. Chris Dodd, the networks would surely like to know if the debate is still on.

FBN_9.25.jpgThe news of the deal first crossed on the business networks at 12:54pmET. FBN was first, followed a few seconds later by Bloomberg, Fox News Channel and CNBC. CNBC was first with the video of Sen. Dodd making the announcement at 1:00pmET.

We should know more about the debate after the 4pmET meeting at the White House which will be attended by both candidates McCain and Barack Obama.

Stay tuned…

Split Decision for Sunday Morning Shows

This Week with George Stephanopoulos edged out NBC’s Meet the Press in the A25-54 demo last Sunday. MTP still beat all its public affairs competitors in Total Viewers. The economic crisis was the big topic on all the shows. ABC had Treasury Secy. Hank Paulson, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. John Boehner as guests. As well as a roundtable that included Democratic strategist Donna Brazile.

MTP also had Paulson as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and a roundtable with CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Erin Burnett and the Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein.

The last time ABC beat NBC in the demo was January 27, 2008 when This Week had Sen. Barack Obama on the broadcast. Interestingly, as the primary battles were heating up, Sen. John McCain was a guest on Meet the Press that day.

Sept. 21, 2008 Total Viewers A25-54 Viewers
Meet the Press 3,560,000 1,140,000
This Week 3,080,000 1,150,000
Face the Nation 2,710,000 1,080,000
FOX News Sunday 1,140,000 550,000

Also, for the 2007/2008 season, This Week placed second outperforming CBS’ Face the Nation among Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. This marks the program’s first second place finish since Stephanopoulos began as anchor in September 2002 and its first second place finish among both Total Viewers and the demo in seven years (since the 2000/2001 season).