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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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Bill Maher Producing New VICE Newsmagazine for HBO, Fareed Zakaria On Board As Consultant

HBO is launching a new TV newsmagazine series with VICE. VICE founder Shane Smith will host the program, which will be executive produced by Smith, comedian Bill Maher and VICE chief creative officer Eddy Moretti. CNN host Fareed Zakaria will serve as a consultant on the series, per his overall agreement with Time Warner signed in 2010. CNN is a sister network to HBO.

Potential subjects for the new series include “Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York’s underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest,” the network says. Some of the segments will likely be repurposed video content from Vice.com, like this segment on North Korean labor camps:

There is no premiere date or timeslot for the series, which will be called “VICE,” though HBO says it will be televised weekly. That said, TVNewser hears that it will likely debut as a lead-in or lead-out to “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which airs Friday nights on HBO.

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TVNewser’s 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers

‘Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser’s fifth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at America’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

ABC/CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: University of Southern California - Annenberg School of Journalism,  May 11

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: Arizona State University , May 3…Vanderbilt University (TN) – Senior Class Day, May 10

FNC’s SVP of News Editorial Michael Clemente: Warren County Community College (NJ), May 19

ABC’s Katie CouricUniversity of Virginia, May 20

NBC’s Tom Costello: University of Colorado, Journalism & Mass Communication, May 10.

NBC’s David Gregory: Emerson College (MA), May 14

CNN/CBS’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta: University of Michigan, previously on April 28

NBC’s Savannah GuthrieHobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), May 13

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Wellesley College (MA), May 25

PBS’s Maria Hinojosa: Simmons College (MA) – Morning Commencement, May 18

NBC’s Lester Holt: Pepperdine University (CA), previously on April 28

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Holy Names University (CA), May 12… Bates College (ME), May 26

More after the jump, including Koppel, Lehrer, Sawyer, Schieffer, and three Williamses (Brian, Juan, and Pete)

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Three Peabody Awards, In Three Very Different Genres, For CNN

The University of Georgia announced that CNN would receive three Peabody Awards, for its coverage of the Arab Spring, “CNN Heroes” and “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

For CNN, the three awards represented three different styles of television journalism, a fact not lost on executives there.

“When you look at some of the other award winners it is really the best of the best in television and radio, and we are obviously honored to be part of that company,” CNN executive VP Mark Whitaker told TVNewser. “I think it is particularly gratifying when you look at the three awards that we received.”

One was for CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring. “CNN has continued to expand its international resources at a time when most other news organizations are cutting back, and we think that really paid off,” says Whitaker. “We also have shown a special commitment to covering the conflict in Syria which has been very difficult to cover because of the degree to which the government there is trying to keep journalists out.”

Whitaker says the award for Zakaria is gratifying in a different way.

Zakaria will be honored for his program “Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education” as well as for his commentary on Iran. Whitaker says it shows that CNN “can go in-depth in coverage of various issues.”

CNN’s third Peabody goes to the CNN Heroes annual event. “It is always nice to win three awards, but when you win three awards that reflect three different parts of your mission and your brand and what you are capable of, it is even more gratifying.”

CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton‘s memo to staff, after the jump.

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