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Morning Shows Wear Purple in Honor of GLAAD Spirit Day

Morning show anchors wore purple this morning in observance of Spirit Day, GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign. Among the participants: NBC’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales; ABC’s Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer and Elizabeth Vargas; CNBC’s Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joe Kernan and John Harwood; and CNN’s Michaela Pereira.

“Today” interviewed “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack in honor of the show’s 15th anniversary. Messing and McCormack, both wearing purple ribbons, talked about the show’s social impact. “What I’m most proud of is that the show always treated Will’s desire for the perfect man as equal to Grace’s desire for the perfect man,” McCormack said. Video after the jump. Read more

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The Afternoon Ticker: Ninan, ‘GAA’, Buffett

  • ABC News correspondent Reena Ninan and her husband, Kevin Peraino, are parents of a baby girl. Kate Ninan Peraino was born last weekend, weighing in at 6 lbs, 10 oz and joins older brother Jackson.
  • Ratings are in for Monday’s premiere of “Good Afternoon America.” The ABC show drew 1.923M Total Viewers, improving upon the season-to-date average of “The Revolution” by +40%.
  • Warren Buffett is co-hosting Bloomberg TV’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu” on Friday morning at 8amET. The show is live from Sun Valley for the Allen & Co. conference.

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their ‘Spirit’

People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.

On the morning shows:

On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.

After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more

Guest Hypes FBN Appearance… on CNBC

Former New York Stock Exchange director and Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning to talk about (of course) the economy.

The discussion was notable not only for Langone dropping an “S-bomb,” but also for promoting his upcoming appearance on Fox Business Network’s election night coverage, anchored by Neil Cavuto.

Host Joe Kernan joked with Langone about an upcoming appearance on CNN’s “Parker Spitzer,” leading to this exchange starting around 4:10:

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Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host

This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, “Today,” “Morning Joe,” and “Squawk Box” to advertisers, media buyers and the press.

Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. “Morning Joe”‘s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist shared the stage with “Today”‘s Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as well as “Squawk Box”‘s Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla.

The hosts revealed when they got up in the morning, with most waking up between 3-4:30 AM. The outliers were Vieira, who says she gets up at 2:30 AM and Scarborough, who said he usually wakes up around 5:30 AM, an impressive feat given that his show starts at 6.

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Charlie Gasparino vs. Joe Kernan …in the Locker Room?

Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino — along with anchor Liz Claman — took exception today on-air to a remark made yesterday by Joe Kernan on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

Kernan got into a conversation about journalists and political affiliations with economist Diane Swonk and asked her, “Would you say Fox News is definitely a right-wing organization? A far right wing organization?” When Swonk told a story about being booked for a panel with Billy Graham on the network, Kernan replied, “So they’re wing-nuts, basically?”

Video of the CNBC segment after the jump. (Conversation starts around 9:30 mark.)

Today on FBN, Gasparino criticized CNBC’s reporting on breaking news regarding BP and also used to the opportunity to tell a very odd story about Kernan.

“By the way, the gentleman who called us ‘wing-nuts,’ I happened to know him pretty well,” Gasparino said. “I used to play this little game with him in the locker room after we worked out where I used to walk around with a towel around my waist…he had visages of a prison scene.”

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