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Al Roker Gets Late-Night Shoutout From Bill Murray

MurrayLetterman.jpgNBC’s Al Roker “is like a huge Ghostbusters guy,” funnyman Bill Murray said during a guest appearance last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, when the subject of the film’s devotees came up.

“And if you come up to him and throw any line from Ghostbusters at him,” Murray continued, “Al will turn and say the next line at you.”

Roker says it’s true. “It’s a fun movie in the vein of Abbott and Costello’s Hold That Ghost,” he tells TVNewser. “There are so many great lines that fit so many occasions.”

Getting a shoutout from Murray, Roker says, was “better than, as Dr. Egon Spengler [the Ghostbuster played by Harold Ramis] put it, ‘…all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.’”

We’ll take that to mean Roker liked it. Murray, by the way, had his leg in a sling last night as he recovers from a ski injury.

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The Ticker: Williams, Simon, Wapner…

> “Welcome to the Nantucket Film Festival — where Jews come to be honored,” cracked NBC’s Brian Williams, as he emceed the annual Film Festival this weekend. The event honored actor/director Harold Ramis. “I never thought I’d say this but how do you follow Brian Williams?,” joked Ramis.

> NPR’s Scott Simon will guest anchor BBC World News America tonight sitting in for Matt Frei. Frei is in Pakistan preparing reports for a special series later this week.

> Wednesday, July 29, CNBC debuts “Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars.” Scott Wapner travels to Germany and goes inside the UFC Octagon with controversial front man Dana White, and billionaire backers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta.