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Bill O’Reilly Teaches Jimmy Fallon About General Patton

Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night. O’Reilly discussed his tour with Dennis Miller, promoted his book Killing Patton and gave Fallon a history lesson.

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CNN Sues Westwood One For Breach of Contract

CNN is suing the radio company formerly known as Westwood One for more than $2 million, according to court documents obtained by TVNewser.

Westwood One, now part of Dial Global Radio Networks, produces and distributes programs featuring MSNBC host Ed Schultz and comedian Dennis Miller, among many others. Westwood merged with Dial Global in 2011.

The CNN lawsuit argues that Westwood One breached its contract with the cable channel.

Starting in November 2009, CNN began to provide radio content for Westwood One stations, with the deal set to expire on December 21, 2012. Westwood One decided that it did not want to carry CNN programming anymore in December, 2011, and the two sides amended their agreement to say that Westwood would have to pay CNN for the remaining year on its contract, but that CNN would pull its content at the end of March, 2012. CNN pulled the content, but it argues that Westwood failed to make the final two payments it owed CNN.

Over this alleged breach of contract, CNN is seeking no less than $2.35 million from Dial.

You can read the full suit, below.
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Bill O’Reilly Takes His Act On the Road Again… With a New Partner

Bill O’Reilly is going back on tour, and with Glenn Beck ensconced at GBTV these days, O’Reilly has teamed up with Dennis Miller, the former CNBC talk show host who has been a Factor regular for several years. O’Reilly and Miller’s first stop is at the Mohegan Sun Casino three weeks from tonight. O’Reilly performed at Mohegan last year with Beck.

O’Reilly and Miller will be hitting several cities over the coming weeks for the Bolder & Fresher Tour: Nov. 25 in Richmond, VA, Nov. 26 in Atlantic City, and Costa Mesa, CA on Dec. 10.

As part of Fox News’ 15th birthday, O’Reilly will be on the road next week, hosting his anniversary show from Boston Tuesday night. The Faneuil Hall event has been sold out for weeks.

And to cap it all off, in September, O’Reilly marked 130 months as the #1 cable news program.

Lions Are Winners When It Comes To Social Media

If I told you the Dallas Cowboys were generating the most social media presence on the web, you wouldn’t be surprised, right?

But what if I told you right behind the Cowboys were … the Detroit Lions.

Yes, the same Lions origination that has won two games since 2008, are runners-up in Networked Insights social media rankings.

The rankings were determined by using an algorithm that analyzes the conversations of 300 people on the web and 17 million websites over the past 30 days.

“My expectations was the (Washington) Redskins would be tops, since they are the (second-most valued team (at $1.55 billion), according to Forbes,” said Dan Neely, CEO of Networked Insights.

According to Neely, the Lions finished second in the study thanks to several overall No. 1 draft picks that generated online conversation and a loyal fan base.

I have a feeling that online conversation surrounding the Lions was more negative than positive. And after an 0-2 start, the same could be said for the Cowboys.

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The Video Wall: Miller, Smith, Kids, Olbermann…

> Dennis Miller talks/criticizes CNN, MSNBC, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity on “The O’Reilly Factor” using 17 different metaphors.

> FNC’s Shepard Smith has evidence the world is coming to an end.

> Those kids are back. CNN invited the students from the Ron Clark Academy (of super-viral, “You Can Vote However You Like” fame) back to the studio for a performance about health care. Many of the videos online — unlike the one below — fail to include the clip where one of the young students makes a case against the president’s health care proposal.

> Keith Olbermann opens his Special Comment hour about health care with personal perspective. Full episode here.

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*Welcome to the next decade, people.

Beck: “I Don’t Think There’s a Problem With People Showing Emotion”

beck_3-17.jpgLloyd Grove talks to ratings-juggernaut Glenn Beck in a lengthy, personal interview on The Daily Beast.

Beck describes the transition from CNN to FNC. “We’ve just hit the ground going 200 miles an hour and the best thing here is the entrepreneurial spirit of Fox,” he says. “They leave you alone and then hold you responsible for your ratings and your work.”

He says he’s “focusing on trying to do the right thing” and not looking beyond the 5pmET time slot for now, and also discussed his frequent displays of emotion. “I’m in control of myself. I don’t think there’s a problem with people showing emotion,” he said.

Beck also gives his take on RNC head Michael Steele (supports him), marijuana (for legalization) and AIG (“it makes me insane”).

And after Shepard Smith had some fun with Beck on Friday, last night on The O’Reilly Factor Dennis Miller gave his impression of the FNC host. Click continued to see the clip…

> Related: David Frum (of NewMajority.com) asks: “What the hell is going on at Fox News?”

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The Morning Ticker: Amanpour, Dobbs, Mitchell…

> Christiane Amanpour appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote tomorrow’s special airing at 9pmET/PT on global genocide. Amanpour will also take questions on the issue on CNN.com Live tomorrow at 1pmET.

> CNN’s Lou Dobbs has picked up another radio station for his daily show. WOR in New York will begin carrying two hours of Dobbs’ three-hour show on Jan. 5. Dobbs replaces Dennis Miller.

> The Early Show’s Russ Mitchell is emceeing the Salvation Army’s annual luncheon today. 1,400 people will pack the Marriot Marquis in Times Square for the 61st annual event which honors the donors who make its programs possible.