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What Would Make Bill O’Reilly Write the Book Killing Megyn?

Megyn Kelly was a guest on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night. On tap: family matters, her recent headline-making interview with former VP Dick Cheney, and life at Fox News. “My dream is some day, I’ll be number one and not [Bill O'Reilly] and he’ll write a book called Killing Megyn.” Here’s Part I, Part II after the jump…

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’60 Minutes’ is 6th for the Week

A close Chiefs-Texans game — a one-point win for Kansas City — helped make “60 Minutes” the sixth most-watched show of the week. “60″ drew 14.95 million viewers with a 9.4 rating / 15 share, good enough for the No. 5 spot in Households. Sunday’s show featured Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney, Scott Pelley’s story about conserving the humpback whale and Steve Kroft’s investigation into Congressional Political Action Committee spending.

Kroft went to Washington with the intent of interviewing three congressmen in particular. “We had been trying really hard to get them to sit down and give us an interview,” Kroft says in a “60 Minutes Overtime” video. “Nobody would give us an interview. So, we just decided to go down to Washington and try and pigeonhole or doorstop all three of ‘em.” WATCH:

The Morning Ticker: Cheney, Gannett, Sochi

  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney is making the rounds for his new book, “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey.” Cheney talked with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a segment on “60 Minutes” last night, parts of which will air on CNN’s AC360 tomorrow night. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie got a live interview with Cheney this morning on “Today.”

  • Gannett Co. reported a 14% revenue decline in the third quarter. The decrease “reflects the absence of Olympic and political spending partially offset by significant growth in retransmission revenue and digital revenue growth of 20.7 percent,” Gannett says.

  • Get ready for Sochi overload. Tomorrow, the networks of NBCUniversal count down the final 100 days before the Winter Olympics. A “roadblock” of increased Olympic promotion will begin across NBC, as well as cable and radio networks, 230+ affiliates and all social platforms.

Dick Cheney to Talk NSA Surveillance on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will sit down for a rare live interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” this week.

Cheney, the architect of the NSA surveillance program in the Bush administration, will weigh on in the last controversy surrounding the agency. He will also share his thoughts on Benghazi and the IRS and DOJ scandals.

Cheney’s daughter, Liz, is a Fox News contributor.

Rachel Maddow Drops a Bomb on ‘Late Show’

This TVNewser was at the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday afternoon for the taping of “Late Show with David Letterman.” Letterman spent two segments with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talking about her new book, “Drift” which comes out today, as well as her recent coverage of nukes. During the commercial break, and for a minute or so after the interview, Letterman and Maddow chatted as Letterman’s aides prepped him for the next segment with actor Timothy Olyphant. Interestingly, several parts of the monologue which we saw as an audience did not make it into the final show last night. Letterman delivered several one-liners on the heart transplant surgery of former VP Dick Cheney, including: “He’ll be back at the beach waterboarding in no time.” It didn’t make the cut.

There was a also a gag which included Jamie Gangel‘s interview with Cheney on the “Today” show last summer. Letterman staffers did some creative graphic design showing the mechanical inner workings of Cheney’s chest cavity. That didn’t make the cut either. Another bit, a fake one from CNN, did make the final show. “Footage from the operating room,” Letterman called it, showing a clip from a “Frankenstein” movie.

Both of Maddow’s segments made the broadcast. And one thing we didn’t notice in the theater, but did watching the show last night: Maddow’s nervous jacket-fixing habit. Watch after the jump:

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Former VP Cheney Undergoes Heart Transplant

The news that former Vice President Dick Cheney had undergone heart transplant surgery today starting hitting newsrooms around 7pmET. Cheney, who has survived five heart attacks, is recovering in a hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He’s been on the transplant list for more than 20 months, his family said. Fox News reported the breaking story at the start of “Fox Report” at 7pmET. MSNBC broke into taped programming to report the news at 7:08pm and CNN reported the news at 7:35pm.

Liz Cheney Signs with Fox News; Will Substitute Host

Playbook reports, and Fox News Channel confirms, that Liz Cheney will join the network as a contributor. The former State Dept. official and daughter of former VP Dick Cheney will analyze the GOP primaries across Fox News shows and online from the foreign policy and national security perspectives. She’ll also substitute host some shows and appear regularly on “Hannity” and “Fox News Sunday.”

Bill O’Reilly and David Letterman Agree on Something

Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly was a guest on the “The Late Show with David Letterman” last night to promote his new book, Killing Lincoln, but as it almost always does with these two, the discussion turned to politics.

O’Reilly and Letterman, who have a history of tense exchanges, talked about Vice President Dick Cheney, which led to a conversation about the Iraq War, which led to the two men actually agreeing on something. And that led to a moment of jubilee from Letterman, who coaxed O’Reilly into sealing their détente with a high-five:

O’Reilly was also on “The Early Show” this morning, which you can watch after the jump.

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Bin Laden Killed: Jonathan Karl and Dick Cheney on One-hour ‘Nightline’

Just like the evening newscasts, ABC’s “Nightline” will also be an hour tonight and will include more of ABC’s Jonathan Karl‘s interview with former VP Dick Cheney. NBC News caught up with Cheney this morning and Fox News did a phone interview with him earlier today. “Nightline” will also have reports from Christiane Amanpour, Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Bill Weir in New York and ABC News’ Nick Schifrin will report from Pakistan on the latest news from the region.

Ronald Reagan Centennial Coverage

Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. So this weekend, the news networks are offering special programming honoring the legacy of the 40th President of the United States.

CNN chief national correspondent John King will anchor special coverage of the Reagan Centennial Celebration live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, tomorrow from 2-4pmET. Attendees at the event include former Secretary of State James Baker, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and cabinet members of the Reagan administration.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” will broadcast live from the Library tomorrow as well. Guests include Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry and Baker. There will be a round-table discussion with Baker, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, former San Francisco mayor and state assembly Speaker Willie Brown, and NBC News White House Correspondent during the Reagan administration, Andrea Mitchell.

Fox News Channel will air stories and vignettes throughout the weekend that will focus on the milestone moments in Reagan’s life: his Hollywood career, his marriage to Nancy, political campaigns, the presidency, and his retirement from public life. Tomorrow night, Fox News will re-air “Reagan’s Resolve” documentary. Fox News Los Angeles correspondent Casey Stegall will be reporting live from the Reagan Library on Sunday.

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