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The Morning Ticker: Glor, Ramsey, Karl

  • CBS’s Jeff Glor will moderate a discussion with Marie Tillman, the widow of ex-NFL star turned U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman and the author Jon Krakauer in Chicago today. Marie Tillman opens up for the first time about rebuilding her life after her husband’s death.

  • Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert, radio personality, and former FBN host will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in April.

  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl tells The Atlantic Wire what he reads: he likes Mike Allen‘s Playbook and thinks Politico’s David Rogers‘ “fiscal cliff” reporting/commentary is “stellar.” He also has a new-found appreciation for Justin Bieber.
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Reports: Ramsey Out, Bolling In at FBN

Ramsey060810.jpg Fox Business Network is continuing to change up its programming lineup, according to a pair of reports today. The latest is from Wall St. Cheat Sheet, which reports that FBN is dropping Dave Ramsey and his eponymous primetime show. The move is surprising, seeing as his show was one of the network’s early successes, as we reported.

So who will replace Ramsey at 8 p.m.? Talking Biz News reports that former “Happy Hour” co-host Eric Bolling will be taking over the primetime slot with his own show starting June 21.

FBN is also adding a weekend show from Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, and just yesterday premiered a new afternoon program with former CNN anchor Gerri Willis.

Update: FBN has made it official, Bolling’s new show is called “Money Rocks.”

Diane Sawyer’s Endorsement of Cable News

DianeSawyerCover_2-25.jpg“ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer sat down with Parade magazine for a cover story running in print this Sunday. In the interview, she discusses her career, her mindset, and her approach to covering international tragedies.

For the web extras, Sawyer delivers a — maybe unexpected — endorsement of opinion programs on cable news:

“I think they are invigorating the debate. I really do. I think Roger Ailes, who runs Fox News, is smart as a whip. And I think Rachel Maddow on MSNBC is great television. I love the expression of personality that cable invites. I think we learn in lots of different ways. Sometimes we learn straight down the middle and sometimes we learn through the dialectic. When Fox and MSNBC are going back and forth we can learn a lot.”

This comes the same week that two FOX personalities, FNC’s Bill O’Reilly and FBN’s Dave Ramsey made appearances on ABC News programs.

Bill O’Reilly, Dave Ramsey Appear on ABC

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” earlier today, sitting down with George Stephanopoulos to talk about the health care summit and the 2012 election. Stephanopoulos suggested O’Reilly was “reaching out for this angry middle that’s alienated by both sides” in their conversation and asked if O’Reilly had thought about running for office.

“I have more power doing what I’m doing,” said O’Reilly. When asked about Sarah Palin‘s readiness to run, O’Reilly said, “Sarah Palin needs to go to college. Political college, world affairs college. And she is.”

It was the second appearance in less than 12 hours by a FOX personality on an ABC News program. Fox Business Network host Dave Ramsey was profiled on last evening’s “Nightline” as well. Both clips are after the jump.

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The Ticker (Programming Edition): King, Ramsey, Roberts…

> Gov. Sarah Palin‘s grandson’s father (got that?) is not done talking. CNN’s Larry King Live gets the prime time exclusive with Levi Johnston along with his full-throated mother Sherry and sister Mercedes. The three will be on set in Los Angeles on the show tomorrow night.

> FBN’s Dave Ramsey will host a Town Hall for Hope Thursday night at 8pmET. It’s being billed as a nationwide, interactive town hall meeting about the state of the American economy. Find out more here.

> CNN’s John Roberts interviewed Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster about security concerns in the wake of the “Craigslist Killer” arrest. The full interview airs tomorrow on American Morning, with clips airing this afternoon.

Bush Address: How Networks Will Cover

President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address tonight, live at 8pmET (actually, we’re told it’s officially at 8:01:30). Here’s how the networks will cover:

• ABC — Charlie Gibson anchors. World News will be updated following the speech.

• CBS — Katie Couric anchors.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors.

• CNN — Wolf Blitzer anchors, followed by Campbell Brown‘s “No Bias, No Bull” after the address.

• FNC — Bret Baier anchors before the speech with analysis after. Bill O’Reilly anchors a shortened live show following the analysis.

• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann anchors and Countdown continues immediately following.

• CNBC — “CNBC Reports: President Bush’s Final Address To The Nation” airs from 7-9pmET, before and after the speech.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors with a 30-minute Dave Ramsey Show following the address.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors followed by analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors as part of a special edition of “Money & Politics.” Following the address will be a look back at Bush’s economic legacy.

“Gimme My” Ali Velshi Book Party

velshi_1-15.JPGGalleycat’s Jason Boog writes about CNN chief business correspondent Ali Velshi‘s book party last night in New York.

Gimme My Money Back” was released January 1.

Boog has a video interview with Velshi as well.

CNN EVP Ken Jautz said “We’ve been talking about his book for years. We just needed the perfect hook.”

Velshi also shares his thoughts on the advice given by CNBC’s Suze Orman, FBN’s Dave Ramsey and other experts.

• Tomorrow TVNewser talks to Velshi at CNN HQ.

FBN Signs On in More Markets

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Two days shy of its first birthday, Fox Business Network is celebrating with increased distribution. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports, “FBN recently signed deals with U.S. Cable and Insight Communications, which next month will begin making FBN available in standard-definition in all of its markets, including Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky., and its HD feed in many of them.”

According to an exec from Insight, FBN has been one of the most requested channels since its launch adding that Dave Ramsey has a strong following in Louisville.

According to Reynolds’ sources, FBN is also “closing in on a deal with one of three main holdouts: Dish Network, Cablevision and Cox.” Fox Business launched Oct. 15, 2007 with 30 million subscribers. But the end of this month that number will be 43 million. CNBC is in 97 million homes.

Covering the Overnight Market Crash

CNN_10.8.jpgAt some point after the second presidential debate and before the half point rate cut, the Asian markets started to tank. At 2:14amET, CNN interrupted a re-air AC360 to simulcast CNN International. CNN’s Tokyo correspondent Kyung Lah, (late of KNBC-TV), reported that this was the biggest drop in the Nikkei since 1987. CNN stayed with CNNI until 4amET, when the network re-joined the re-air of the debate and the AC360 post-debate coverage. American Morning began early at 5:30amET.

Between 2am-4amET, Fox Business Network jumped between Sky Business Australia, a re-air of Dave Ramsey and Sky News. During that time, CNBC stayed in infomercials until Worldwide Exchange began at 4amET.

FBN Ratings Crack 100,000 Viewers

glick_10-3.jpgThe New York Times’ Brian Stelter and Jacques Steinberg reports on Fox Business Network’s ratings from Monday’s Wall St. collapse, putting the average at 81,000 from 1-10pmET.

TVNewser has obtained a more complete hourly breakdown of Monday, which shows FBN averaging 103,000 for America’s Nightly Scoreboard at 7pmET and 124,000 for the Dave Ramsey Show at 8pmET. An FBN special at 9pmET averaged 87,000 viewers and the other hours from 1-7pmET fell below the 81,000 average.

Monday represented the best ratings ever for CNBC during its Business Day (7amET-5pmET), averaging 726,000 during that time. The Times reports the CNBC average during the 1-10pmET hours as close to 900,000.

When Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post released figures he obtained in July, the averages came to about 8,000 during Business Day and 20,000 in prime time for FBN. FBN is currently seen in approximately 40 million homes, as opposed to more than 90 million for CNBC.

But how did the Times get the ratings? FBN is still not a full service client, which means the ratings are not released publicly. Nielsen spokesperson Gary Holmes tells TVNewser, “Any client can subscribe to Nielsen’s ratings. Once the ratings are over a certain minimum, any subscribing client can make those numbers available.”

Holmes confirmed that 81,000 would be enough to put FBN over the minimum, raising the question of which network leaked the numbers.

One point not mentioned in the New York Times story, and something that has been absent in several stories about CNBC, is the partnership the newspaper has with the network. The non-disclosure issue has been raised recently during the economic crisis.

In the weeks since the financial crisis has become a top story, CNBC and FBN have sparred through promos, newspaper ads and on the air.

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