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The Morning Ticker: Morgan, Rose, Weymouth

  • Piers Morgan is no longer with CNN. The former primetime host says he turned down a 2-year contract to host 40 “big interview” specials. “Great company, great network,” Morgan tweeted.

  • “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose will fill in for Scott Pelley on tonight’s “CBS Evening News” while Pelley is on vacation. This is the first time Rose will anchor “Evening News.”

  • FishbowlDC reports The Washington Post is replacing publisher Katharine Weymouth with former POLITICO president Fred Ryan. Owner Jeff Bezos informed Weymouth of the change August 18. Weymouth was the fifth member of the Meyer-Graham clan to hold the top Post job.

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The TV Ticker: FNC, CNN, NBC, CNBC

  • Fox News has a new special report airing this weekend hosted by Chris Wallace. “Fox News Reporting: Iraq and the Rise of a Terrorist State” airs first tonight at 10pmET, with encores tomorrow night and Sunday night.
  • On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, guest host Jeffrey Toobin will talk about the significance of the anchor change at ABC “World News” this week, and the future of the evening news, with former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.

  • Monday night on NBC, Meredith Vieira hosts “Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley,” an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions. Universal Orlando Resort and NBC News share the same parent company.

  • CNBC’s David Faber has a new, one-hour documentary debuting Sunday night at 9pmET. “Amazon Rising” tells the story of a visionary named Jeff Bezos who bet his fortune on the internet and created one of the most admired and feared companies in the world.

Megyn Kelly, Charlie Rose on TIME 100

Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 7.53.04 AMTIME magazine is out with its annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Megyn Kelly, the anchor of Fox News Channel’s 9pm hour, is a Pioneer on the list while Charlie Rose, the co-host of “CBS This Morning,” is listed as an Icon. The list runs the gamut: from Pres. Obama to Edward Snowden; from Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus. Seth Myers, Jeff Bezos and both Koch brothers are also on it.

Brit Hume, who gets some of the credit for Kelly’s success, writes in TIME, “Ten years ago, my wife Kim, then Fox News’ Washington bureau chief, walked into my office carrying a videocassette. ‘You have got to see this,’ Kim said. It was the audition tape of a local TV reporter then named Megyn Kendall.

About Rose, Michael Bloomberg writes, “Over the years, political commentary on television — from both the left and the right — has grown more and more shrill. Both sides talk past each other in an endless repetition of poll-tested sound bites. And that’s why Charlie Rose matters more than ever.”

Who did TIME overlook? Let us know in the comments…

’60 Minutes’ Has Most-Watched Show in a Year

BezosRoseWas it the Amazon Octocopter or the down-to-the-wire Broncos-Chiefs lead-in?

Either way, “60 Minutes” is shaking off the bad publicity surrounding a discredited report earlier this fall by having its most-watched show since last December, when 19.6 million watched an abbreviated Dec. 16 episode.

Sunday’s show delivered 18.09m viewers, with a 5.2 rating / 12 share in the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same night last year, “60″ was up +8% in households, +13% in adults 25-54, +18% in adults 18-49 and +12% in viewers.

The show, which was the night’s #1 program and the week’s #2 program in viewers, featured Charlie Rose‘s interview with Jeff Bezos who unveiled the Amazon drone.

This is How Your Cyber Monday Purchase Will Arrive at your Home… In a Few Years

On tonight’s “60 Minutes” Charlie Rose interviewed Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and got an update on the business as it prepares for its biggest day of the year: Cyber Monday. Rose got a tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters and even got a fist look at how Amazon plans to stay on the cutting edge. If all goes as planned, in 4 or 5 years drones called Octocopters will fly packages directly to your home within 30 minutes. Rose was as surprised as his viewers when Bezos showed him the drones. “I had no idea what his purpose was,” says Rose in a “60 MInutes” Overtime video WATCH:

Kurtz, Sesno Media Criticism at Dawn

Well, it’ll be dawn in Anchorage. When Howard Kurtz‘s “MediaBuzz” debuts on Fox News tomorrow at 11amET, he’ll be going up against his old show, “Reliable Sources” on CNN which this week will be hosted by Frank Sesno, a former CNN DC bureau chief, now director of of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.

Syria will be the hot topic on both shows. “Reliable Sources” will also discuss new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos dropping in on the newsroom this week. Sesno will also discuss political reporting with Peter Hamby, who this week was named national political reporter for CNN digital. His report on the use of Twitter during the 2012 campaign from his fellowship at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard was made public this week. CNN contributor Kevin Madden , who worked on the Romney campaign, and PBS NewsHour’s Christina Bellantoni will also guest.

As for what’s on tap for Kurtz’s first “MediaBuzz,” he talked about it Thursday on Fox News:

‘Cubes’ Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Audible

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audible.com. The Amazon-owned audiobook company is headquartered in the heart of Newark, NJ and its office has played host to Jeff Bezos and George R.R. Martin, among other literary luminaries, as well as a ton of top-flight voice actors who narrate Audible’s books in state-of-the-art studios.

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