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The ‘Mad Money’ Team Rings The NYSE Closing Bell

The team from CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” continues to celebrate the show’s 2,000th episode.

Cramer acknowledged the anniversary on his program Tuesday, and yesterday evening he and his production team rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange… albeit from the comfort of their studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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‘Mad Money’ Celebrates 2,000 Shows

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CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” celebrated its 2,000th episode tonight — MM2k. Cramer hosted a special broadcast from outside the New York Stock Exchange alongside dozens of “Cramericans.” “Other people want to make friends. I’m just trying to make you a little money,” said Cramer at the top of the show.

Tobin Smith: ‘I am No Longer a Fox Contributor’

Contributor Tobin Smith is defending himself following his dismissal as a Fox News and Fox Business analyst.

“I am no longer a Fox contributor,” he writes on his NBT Equities Research. “I thank them for a 14 year run… but all good things come to an end.”

Smith was shown the door late yesterday following a MarketWatch.com story about conflicts of interest. Smith made $50,000 for pushing a particular stock via email, often called Sponsored Research. But it leaves the impression on Fox viewers that Smith recommends the stock of Petrosonic, an energy company. (The stock is down -23% this morning). But Smith writes that he, “NEVER EVER mentioned Petrosonic on ANY appearance on Fox News or Fox Business News.”

Smith is not be alone, however. While $50,000 to tout one stock is a whopper of a payout, equity analysts, as one-off guests or paid contributors, are the lifeblood of the business networks. Viewers expect it. Producers need it. Networks have disclosures and policies in place for such circumstances whether you’re a guest or host. FBN’s goes like this:

“No Contributor to FBN, nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial consideration of any kind whatsoever to issue research, advertisements, or to otherwise promote individual stocks or securities.”

But Smith argues that clause was not part of his Fox deal: “For the record, my last contributor agreement with Fox News did NOT include any exclusion from me or my company sponsored research.”

So is Fox making an example out of Tobin Smith? And how many Tobin Smiths are out there?

It’s Official: Kelly Evans Named ‘Squawk On The Street’ Co-Anchor

As TVNewser first heard back in April, CNBC has named Kelly Evans as a new co-anchor on “Squawk on the Street,” the business channel’s 9 AM-12 PM program. Evans will effectively be replacing Melissa Lee, who cut back her hours on the morning program last month. She will be joining the current “Squawk” team, which includes Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, David Faber and Simon Hobbs.

Evans is moving to CNBC’s headquarters in New Jersey from London, where she has been the co-host of ‘Worldwide Exchange,” which airs from 4-6 AM on the east coast. She joined CNBC in February, 2012 from the Wall Street Journal, adding co-anchor duties to “Worldwide Exchange” in May of that year.

CNBC senior VP Nik Deogun made the Evans announcement in a note to staff this morning. Read it below.
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The Ticker: NBR, VP, NAB

  • “Nightly Business Report,” now owned and produced by CNBC, has its first sponsor: The Street Inc., which was co-founded by CNBC host Jim Cramer, gets two 30-second credits at the beginning and end of NBR.

  • Vice President Joe Biden will be a guest as part of a gun control roundtable on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The segment will air on Thursday’s show.

The Weekend Ticker: Champion, Cramer, Morales

  • “Sea Rescue,” a weekly syndicated show hosted by “Good Morning America’s” Sam Champion, has won a Parents Choice “Recommended” award for its “dramatic stories, educational content, and happy endings.”

  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer is hitting the road again taking his “Mad Money Back to School Tour” in front of a live studio audience at Villanova University, Thursday, April 25 at 6pm & 11pmET .

  • “Today’s” Natalie Morales is the cover girl of April’s Siempre Mujer. On her career path, Morales says, “I remember the day I fell in love with my profession. I didn’t even know what journalism was, but I knew I wanted to be like those reporters.”

Anchor Change at CNBC

First on TVNewser: Melissa Lee (left) is cutting back her anchoring duties at CNBC. Lee is moving off the 9amET show “Squawk on the Street” which he has co-anchored since Erin Burnett‘s departure almost two years ago.

“Melissa is an integral part of the network and wanted to focus on ‘Fast Money’ the 5PM show she has hosted since 2009 as well as work on other projects including her upcoming documentary on the industrial Internet,” a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser.

TVNewser hears Kelly Evans who joined CNBC from the Wall Street Journal last year and who currently anchors “Worldwide Exchange” from London, will be returning to CNBC HQ in the coming weeks and could land at “Squawk” alongside Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, Simon Hobbs and Jim Cramer. But no definitive plans are in place, insiders say.

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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In Holiday Cards, Fox Roasts More Than Chestnuts

Once again the Fox News and Fox Business media relations folks have served up some holiday cheer but taking jabs at their competitors in holiday cards. Yes, the war on Christmas the competition is alive and well at Fox. In the Fox Biz card, below, FBN anchors make the nice list, while a few CNBC anchors make the “naughty” list

Meanwhile, Fox News conjures up an image of the network ratings horse race in their card, showing Fox News ahead of the broadcast competition, while one network stumbles and two others remain in the “Grooming Center.” See it after the jump.

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The NBC Ticker: Cliff, ‘Meet,’ Logo

  • CNBC is dedicating its programming today to coverage of the fiscal cliff from Washington, D.C. as part of its “Rise Above” campaign. Just about every program will originate from DC. Jim Cramer and Becky Quick will report from Congress, while Maria Bartiromo will anchor from the White House.
  • NBC Publishing is releasing an “enhanced e-book” that looks at 65 years of “Meet the Press.” Author Terry Golway looks at the history of the program, as well as its hosts and notable guests. The e-book also includes a substantial amount of video and audio content from throughout the program’s run.
  • NBCUniversal parent company Comcast is getting a new logo, and it features the very-familiar NBC peacock. Take a look after the jump.

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