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Five Years of ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’

Fareed Zakaria GPS” celebrates its fifth birthday today. In the five years since his CNN show launched, Zakaria has interviewed almost 600 different guests from almost 60 countries and 35 heads of state (see highlights here).

We’ve strived to bring a global perspective to the major issues and challenges of our times to viewers around the world. We’ve also tried to offer a window into the role of world’s most powerful nation, the United States, as the modern global landscape of power, finance, and security constantly changes,” Zakaria told TVNewser. “I’m really proud of the work that our team has done over the last five years – we look forward to many more.”

Tonight’s program (pictured here during the taping) features discussions on Syria, the state of the GOP and the current White House scandals.

The Afternoon Ticker: Blitzer, Molina, Hugs

  • CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is devoting today’s 6pmET hour of “The Situation Room” to North Korea. The hour will be simulcast on CNN International. Blitzer, who reported from North Korea in 2010, will be joined by Christiane Amanpour and Fareed Zakaria, among others.

  • FNC’s Maria Molina tells Latina.com she’s wanted to be a meteorologist since age 5, after Hurricane Andrew hit her family’s home: “I learned how dangerous weather can be at a young age and since then knew that I wanted to forecast and warn people of severe weather.”

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto

CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was  addressed to Anderson Cooper. “Inside was a note, DVD, and a coin shot thru with bullet holes,” Cooper tweeted. ”AC360″ will address it tonight.

Dorner also wrote a rambling manifesto attempting to justify his crimes, and cites a number of TV news personalities and other entertainers in it.

Dorner is accused of killing one police officer and shooting three others. He is also believed to be behind the murder of the daughter of another police officer.

Dorner’s manifesto starts somewhat cohesive but rambles off when he starts sending notes to politicians, TV news personalities and entertainers. He praises New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former President George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Charlie Sheen, Larry David and Ellen Degeneres, among others.

Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, (KCBS anchor) Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien (sic), Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera (sic), Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest). Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.

Willie Geist, you’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most

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The Evening Ticker: CNBC Alarm Clock, New Costas Show, Zakaria Special

  • CNBC has released a new app for Apple and Android devices. The app, the CNBC Alarm Clock, lets users wake up to the voice of CNBC anchors or hosts (like the soothing Jim Cramer), and immediately get the latest financial information. More info on the app after the jump.

  • On Sunday evening, CNN will air a special edition of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” dubbed “Memo to the President.” The special will feature a number of prominent officials, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, James Baker and Kay Bailey Huthinson offering advice and guidance to the President in advance of his second term.

  • Bob Costas is getting a new show, “Costas at the Movies,” on MLB Network. The series will feature Costas hosting in-depth interviews with actors and directors about baseball in film. After each episode, MLB network will air the film discussed. Tommy Lee Jones and Penny Marshall are among those appearing.

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Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate

Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS’ Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here’s a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned…

Scott Pelley anchors on CBS from 9-11pmET. With Schieffer moderating, certain CBS programs — including yesterday’s “Face the Nation” and today’s “CBS This Morning” — originate from Florida. Pelley will be joined by Major Garrett of National Journal and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg, among others.

ABC’s coverage kicks off at 9pmET with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring. They will be joined during the two-hour broadcast by VP debate moderator Martha Raddatz, Christiane Amanpour, Jake Tapper, David Muir and Jonathan Karl.

Brian Williams anchors on NBC from 9pm-11pmET. Williams will be joined by David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Richard Haass.

PBS’ coverage runs from 9-11pmET, with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring and political editor Christina Bellantoni contributing.

Plans for the cable networks after after the jump. Read more

Fareed Zakaria Special on Jobs

Tomorrow Fareed Zakaria hosts another CNN primetime special, this one on jobs. Zakaria takes viewers to Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Dubai to see how what’s working there, could work here. Also, solutions from the construction, nanotechnology, and manufacturing sectors from Charlotte to Chicago.

Global Lessons: Putting America to Work debuts tomorrow 8pmET/PT on CNN. This is Zakaria’s first primetime special since returning from a week-long suspension for plagiarism.

Fareed Zakaria to Remain with CNN, TIME

Fareed Zakaria will remain at TIME after his weeklong suspension for plagiarism, the magazine announced in a statement this afternoon:

We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for TIME, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized. We look forward to having Fareed’s thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7.

We’ve reached out to CNN for comment on whether his status at the network has changed, and we’ll update when we hear back.

>Update: His suspension at CNN is also over, a CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser:

CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous.  We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension.

Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.

Fareed Zakaria’s quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues.  His public affairs program GPS will return on Sunday, August 26 at 10am ET on CNN/US and 8am ET on CNN/International.

With Paul Ryan News, CNN Changes up Sunday Schedule

Sunday morning, “State of the Union” will be live for two extra hours at 10amET and Noon, in addition to the usual 9am hour. The 10am hour was to be “Your Money” a replacement for “Fareed Zakaria GPS” which is shelved until further notice following CNN’s decision to suspend Zakaria.

Also, “Reliable Sources” at 11amET will ask — and attempt to answer — the question, “Too much Veepstakes coverage?” Also, USA Today’s Christine Brennan will be on to talk about Olympian Lolo Jones vs. the media.

Fareed Zakaria Suspended from TIME, CNN

Fareed Zakaria, the TIME magazine columnist and CNN host, has been suspended for a month after it was revealed he violated TIME standards by using the work of another writer in one of his columns.

Newsbusters was first to spot the lifting in a column about gun control. FishbowlNY has the comparisons of Zakaria’s TIME piece to that of a column from Jill Lepore earlier this year in The New Yorker.

Zakaria apologized earlier today. Then late this afternoon, TIME released this statement: “TIME accepts Fareed’s apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed’s column for a month, pending further review.”

Zakaria also hosts CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” Sundays at 10amET/PT. One of the topics on Sunday’s show is gun control. We’re awaiting word from CNN about whether Zakaria will be sidelined there as well.

>Update: CNN is also suspending Zakaria.

“We have reviewed Fareed Zakaria’s TIME column, for which he has apologized. He wrote a shorter blog post on CNN.com on the same issue which included similar unattributed excerpts. That blog post has been removed and CNN has suspended Fareed Zakaria while this matter is under review.”

>Another update: Zakaria’s Sunday CNN program has been replaced with “Your Money” this weekend.

The Morning Ticker: Ross, Rose, Zakaria…

  • Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Unit have won two Deadline Awards in the categories of Best Television Feature and Spot News Reporting. The winning feature piece, “Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed,” is also the recipient of five other awards, including a Peabody and a George Polk Award.
  • “CBS This Morning” will air a rare interview with Jeb Bush today. The former Florida governor tells Charlie Rose that he will “under no circumstances” be Mitt Romney‘s VP pick. “I’m not going to do it and I’m not going to be asked and it’s not going happen,” he said.
  • The second installment of Fareed Zakaria‘s quarterly specials debuts Sunday night at 8pmET/PT on CNN. “Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work” will examine immigration policy in the U.S. and abroad. The special correspondents with Zakaria’s latest TIME column, out tomorrow.
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