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The Ticker (CNN Edition): Gupta, Blitzer, Phillips

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta will begin recording daily features about medical issues through Cumulus Media Networks. Starting in May, Cumulus will offer four daily features exploring topics relating to health and wellness. Two features are designed for news/talk stations with two features geared to a younger audience on music and entertainment stations.
  • Three of the four remaining GOP candidates will be on with Wolf Blitzer this afternoon on “The Situation Room.” Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear for separate interviews. The candidates are campaigning ahead of the next three primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and DC next Tuesday.
  • Kyra Phillips talked with producer/correspondent Lowell Bergman about his upcoming “Frontline” documentary on Rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking scandal. Bergman says he’s gotten no response from News Corp. “No one will talk — period. The only communication that we had was, off-the-record I thought, with Geraldo Rivera that he blogged about.”
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PBS ‘Frontline’ Exposé on News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Slated for March 27

Back in January, we linked to a post on Fox News Channel anchor Geraldo Rivera‘s Facebook page, in which he recalls having dinner with his former colleague from ABC News, Lowell Bergman. Rivera was upset because Bergman wanted to talk about the News Corp. hacking scandal, and whether Fox News was involved in any way. Bergman told Rivera that he was working on a story for the PBS series “Frontline” about the scandal.

Today, PBS and the CBC (which is a co-producer on the special) announced that the “Frontline” special, “Murdoch’s Scandal,” will debut on Tuesday, March 27. Based on the trailer below, there isn’t any doubt as to where “Frontline” comes down on the scandal:

Watch Murdoch’s Scandal Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

PBS ‘Frontline’ Planning News Corp. Exposé?

Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera was out to dinner with his old friend and colleague from ABC News, Lowell Bergman, when things turned quite sour. Bergman is an esteemed journalist, having produced the now-infamous exposé of the tobacco companies for “60 Minutes.”

According to a Facebook post from Rivera, Bergman’s latest target is News Corp. and Fox News.

He explained that his investigative reporting program at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, in association with reporters from ProPublica are probing our corporate parent, News Corp’s U.S. properties; specifically the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News.

The expose is due to run on PBS’ ‘Frontline,’ “in the next few months,” he told me in an ominous tone.

The subject of the special is the hacking scandal that has enveloped News Corp.’s U.K. papers, and threatens to expand to all of the tabloids there. So far no U.S. outlets have been implicated in the scandal.

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2010 Gerald Loeb Finalists Announced

loeb_5-25.jpgUCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the honorees for its 2010 Gerald Loeb awards for “journalists who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.”

Here are the finalists for the television category:

Former television newser Walt Bogdanich, now NY Times assistant investigative editor, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.