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The AM Ticker: Farrow, Mika, Esser

  • C-SPAN has named Cox Communications president Pat Esser chairman of its executive committee. Esser first joined the board in 2005. He replaces Time Warner cable chairman Glenn Britt, who served as chairman for two years. More details below.

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CBS And Time Warner Cable Strike Temporary Deal… To Air NYC Debates

The retransmission dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable continues, although the two sides have been able to come to a temporary agreement on one thing, thanks to some prodding by the New York City Council.

The New York City debates for Mayor and Comptroller will air on channel two, even if the two sides have not reached an agreement. The Comptroller debate airs tonight at 7 PM, with the Republican Mayoral debate slated for August 28, and the Democratic Mayoral runoff debate slated for September 28. The debates will also air on channel 75, a backup that was put in place in the event CBS and TWC couldn’t strike a deal.

TWC customers in Los Angeles, Dallas and elsewhere will have to continue making do with Starz Kids.

“We’re pleased to provide New Yorkers the chance to catch the New York City Comptroller debate on Channels 2 and 702 despite the CBS blackout,” said Glenn Britt, Time Warner Cable’s chairman and CEO in a statement. “Customers will be able to tune in and listen to the important topics the Comptroller candidates will discuss about New York City’s financial future.”

NASCAR Wins a Ratings Battle, Still Waging War

NASCAR posted a decent showing on Saturday night, helping Fox win the weekend. The Spring Budweiser Shootout won its timeslot in all four 30-minute blocks, beating repeats of CSI, Wipeout, NCIS, and whatever else ABC, CBS, and NBC threw out there.

So that’s the good news. Now for some bad.

The sport has an identity problem. According to The New York Times, it doesn’t have a polarizing figure.

That may be at the heart of what ails Nascar today. In 10 years, no one has been able to replace what [Dale] Earnhardt brought to the sport. As Nascar enters the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday after another year of dipping television ratings and faltering attendance, some point to the loss of Earnhardt, even now, as the reason for the decline in interest.

But isn’t this all a little ridiculous? Read more