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Joe Kernen Digs Zombies

KernenTalkingDeadWho knew? CNBC’s Joe Kernen likes zombies. So much so that the “Squawk Box” co-host was a guest on last night’s “Talking Dead,” the live talk show that follows AMC’s “Walking Dead.”

Instead of talking about market moves, jobs data and M&A activity, Kernen geeked out the plot twists and distorted characters of the blockbuster AMC show. At one point he questioned the believability of one storyline: “I believe in all the zombies, but I have trouble with, where did they get the milk?” “Why don’t you keep those hard-hitting questions for ‘Squawk Box,’” host Chris Hardwick shot back.

“Walking Dead,” currently cable’s No. 1 show, draws more than 15 million viewers on Sunday nights. “Talking Dead,” meant for super fans of the show, breaks down that night’s episode. More than a third of the audience sticks around for “Talking Dead,” which last Sunday drew 5.8 million viewers. For comparison, that’s what the “Today” show averages in a good week.

Business Networks Live From Davos

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The World Economic Forum annual meeting is underway in Switzerland, and all three business networks have correspondents in Davos for the week.

Liz Claman is in Davos for FBN. Claman will interview several executives, including the CEOs of Aetna, NASDAQ, Citigroup and Coca-Cola. Also in Davos this week: Maria Bartiromo, who is expected to join FBN next month. Bartiromo will moderate a panel discussion Thursday.

Bloomberg TV has several correspondents at the forum: Francine Lacqua, Tom Keene, Erik Schatzker, Stephanie Ruhle and Hans Nichols.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is in Davos for CNBC. Becky Quick and Joe Kernen will join him tomorrow and the three will host “Squawk Box” live from Switzerland this week.

2013 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: ‘Sweet 16′ Update

The NCAA March Madness”Sweet 16″ is set, and a few surprises (Florida Gulf Coast University?? What??) mean that most of our brackets are busted. That said, we still have a good game going, with plenty of players still in contention.

Right now MSNBC’s Bill Wolff is all alone in leading the pack. CNBC’s KC Sullivan is close behind, and “Sqauwk Box”‘s Joe Kernen hot on his tail. A number of other participants are also within striking distance. At the bottom of the board is Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman and TVNewser’s Alex Weprin, whose plan to let a computer randomly generate his way to victory does not look good right now.

The full standings are after the jump.
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2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update

“First Thursday,” the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started.

This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack.

CNBC’s Brian Schactman leads the way, with his colleague Joe Kernen and CNN’s Brooke Baldwin right behind him. Right now Lisa Sylvester, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are at the bottom of the pack, but there is plenty of time for a comeback.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
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TVNewser’s 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge

Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.

Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one competition to see who is tops at picking winners and losers.

Ultimately there can be only one winner, and they get the chance to brag about their picking prowess for all to see. 2012′s winner was Fox Business Network stocks editor Liz MacDonald. Liz wont be participating this year, but 2011′s winner Dominic Chu is back to try and reclaim the title.

Here is your 2013 TVNewser March Madness lineup:

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News Corp.’s Second Biggest Shareholder Watches CNBC

As violence raged and martial law was decreed in Egypt over the weekend, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal met with the Egyptian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Why is this a TVNewser story, you ask? Because look at what was on the TV during this meeting: CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Even more interesting, Prince Alwaleed is the second-largest shareholder of News Corp., which owns Fox Business Network. FBN isn’t likely available in Riyadh, or maybe the Prince is just a Joe Kernen fan. Alwaleed’s media investments go beyond News Corp. He also owns most of Rotana Group (News Corp. has a minority stake). Among Rotana’s holdings is a chain of pan-Arab radio and TV channels.

CNBC’s Joe Kernen On Hosting A TV Show: ‘It’s important that [Viewers] feel a connection’

CNBC “Squawk Box” anchor Joe Kernen talks to Cincinnati.com about the network’s “Rise Above” campaign, and about the challenges of hosting a live TV show every morning.

It’s very difficult sometimes for people who are coming on to relax as we’re counting down to being live. And I realized this can be hard for them. So I think it helps to be somewhat disarming and to be conversational. It elicits more information if people are relaxed. As far as the gags and the humor, we’re talking about business news, and it is a little bit dry and there are some people who tune in just for the information, but there are other people who feel like we’re almost family. When people decide to spend the morning with us it’s important that they feel a connection.

CNBC’s Election Night Plans

CNBC’s election night will have a heavy focus on what’s become the number one issue of the election: the economy. CNBC’s coverage begins with a two-hour special edition of “Squawk Box” at 5pmET with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Then at 7pmET, Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla anchor the network’s primetime special “Your Money, Your Vote,” with Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood reporting live from the virtual electoral map room at CNBC Global Headquarters. The primetime special will include real-time results and instant analysis from Washington to Wall Street to the vital battle ground states

More after the jump…

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A ‘Squawkward Moment’ On CNBC

On “Squawk Box” this morning, the co-hosts chatted with the CEO of sports clothing company Lululemon, and Joe Kernen decided to share a personal anecdote. A very personal anecdote.

WATCH:

Business Insider noticed that later on, at the close of the segment, Kernen was given a special sign-off.

“This squawkward moment has been brought to you by, Joe Kernen.”

WATCH:

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What the Camera Doesn’t Show During Some Summer Liveshots

John Harwood isn’t letting his vacation get in the way of his reporting for CNBC. This morning on Squawk Box, Harwood was live from Delaware. Joe Kernen asked him why Delaware.

“I’m in Delaware, Joe, because the ocean is in Delaware. This is Bethany Beach and you know, when a presidential candidate picks his vice president while you’re on vacation, you’ve got to adapt and adjust, which is why I’m wearing shorts and flip-flops below camera level right now.”

“Oh, oh, oh. We don’t need to see that. We do not need to see that,” said Kernen.

So we’ll show you instead.

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