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Gretchen Carlson and Mika Brzezinski Join #WomenofWorth Forum

On air, they are competitors, but today Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski joined up for the “Women of Worth” Twitter forum.

Hosted by L’Oreal Paris, both anchors tweeted along with thousands of other women sharing stories and insights about the power of self-worth and its ability to elevate women.

And Mika shared her top woman of worth.

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Maria Shriver Joins Chris Hayes for ‘All In’ Poverty Special

Hayes ShriverNew NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver served as a co-host last night on “All In with Chris Hayes‘” full-hour poverty special.

“He threw his heart into it, he threw his mind into it, he threw his soul into it, he threw his spirit into it,” Shriver said, referencing her father Sargent Shriver’s role in the war on poverty.

She also thanked Hayes for correcting the record that suggests the fight has been a failure.

The former “Dateline” correspondent stayed on as a co-host with Hayes throughout the show, interviewing an array of guests on the issue of poverty.

She also partnered with the Center for American Progress on a report that investigates the main drivers of poverty, which included less opportunity for women.

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The Ticker: Schifrin, Shriver, Ramos

  • Nick Schifrin, former ABC News correspondent in London, has joined Al Jazeera America. Shifrin is already on the air, reporting live from South Africa on the death of Nelson Mandela.

  • NBC News’ Special Anchor Maria Shriver leads the network’s social media initiative #DoingItAll. Comments will be incorporated into Shriver’s upcoming reporting on women which will be featured across the NBCUniversal News Group next month.

  • Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos went on “The Daily Show” last night, talking with Jon Stewart about the changing face of the U.S. and the impact Hispanics are having on the country’s culture and political system. Clip after the jump…

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Maria Shriver Returns to ‘Today’

NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver filled in for Savannah Guthrie this morning, returning to the “Today” show anchor desk for the first time since 1998. The show looked back at some of her more memorable “Today” moments, prompting Natalie Morales to comment, “Matt’s hair was almost as big as Maria’s.” Watch:

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The Ticker: George Will, David Muir, Oprah

  • Per Playbook, George Will will make his debut as a Fox News contributor on “Special Report with Bret Baier” tonight. He will make his “Fox News Sunday” debut this weekend, after more than 30 years with ABC News.

  • After being featured in a report from ABC News anchor David Muir, the Himalayan Cataract Project–a non-profit that helps people with vision problems in developing countries get surgery to help them–says it has raised almost $140,000. ABC News has more.

The PM Ticker: Women, Wheelock, Wheels Up

  • Al Jazeera America has named Bob Wheelock senior executive producer. Wheelock joins AJAM from Al Jazeera English, where he was EP of newsgathering for the Americas.

  • The CNN Airport Network, which provides content on TV screens at airports across the nation, is adding TBS’ “Conan” and HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” to its lineup. Conan O’Brien and CNN president Jeff Zucker have a long and illustrious history, as you may recall.

Maria Shriver Returning To NBC News as Special Anchor

Following an interview with playwright Eve Ensler on NBC’s “Today,” Maria Shriver announced that she was returning to NBC as a “special anchor.” Shriver left NBC in 2004, after becoming the First Lady of California.

In her new role Shriver will report on the impact women are having on society for all NBC News platforms, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and even NBC Sports. She will also serve as editor-at-large for the NBC News digital properties. NBC will also be the broadcast partner for “Shriver Reports,” the next of which will be released in 2014, about financial insecurity for women in America.

“I’m really excited to be profiling people like Eve Ensler, women and men I call architects of change who are taking us out beyond all areas of human endeavor,” Shriver said this morning. “I’m excited to be reporting along with all of you about women’s evolving experiences in the United States as parents, caregivers, care takers. There is so much going on. I’m excited to be coming forward, as I say, going forward with NBC and all of you.”

Shriver was the anchor of “Dateline” from 1986-2004. She returned to NBC for Papal coverage in March, spurring speculation that she would return to the network in some capacity.

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Maria Shriver Returns to ‘Today’ for Papal Coverage

For the last two days, former NBC News anchor/correspondent — and former California first lady — Maria Shriver has been reporting for the “Today” show from Rome. She’s had several reports, including the story behind the pope’s choice of names, and how the role of women in the church could change under Pope Francis. This morning she took part in an interview, with Matt Lauer, of New York Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. “Your dad was a great man. He was a wise man too,” said Dolan speaking of Sargent Shriver who died two years ago.

Shriver’s career in TV news goes back 30 years. She co-anchored “The CBS Morning News” in the mid-1980s before moving to NBC News where she anchored “Weekend Today,” the weekend edition of “Nightly News” and, later, reported and anchored for “Dateline NBC.”

In 2007 — following the coverage of the death of Anna Nicole Smith — Shriver declared she was done with TV news. “It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I,” Shriver said at the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women . “I called NBC News and told them I’m not coming back.”

Of course, things change. Six years ago, “Today” was the undisputed No. 1 morning show. “Today” producers hope that by bringing back familiar on-air faces, some of the hundreds of thousands of viewers who tuned out over the past year, will also return.

Stahl to Schwarzenegger: ‘She Gave Up Her Television Career for You. I Mean, Wow’

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells all — or most of all — in his memoir “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life,” out Monday. But first he’s sitting down with Lesley Stahl on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.” (Schwarzenegger’s book is published by CBS Corp. company Simon & Shuster). The actor and former California governor gives the understatement of the year when he tells Stahl cheating on Maria Shriver and having an out-of-wedlock child with his housekeeper was “the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship.” Stahl proclaims: “She gave up her television career for you. I mean, wow!” Shriver’s career in TV news included co-anchoring CBS’s morning show in the mid-1980s before moving to NBC and anchoring weekend “Today” and “Nightly News” and reporting for “Dateline.”

Jodi Applegate, Soledad O’Brien, Campbell Brown Help Celebrate Weekend ‘Today’ 25th Anniversary

Sunday morning, NBC’s Weekend “Today” will celebrate a quarter century of being on the air. “Today” made its Sunday debut in 1987 and five years later, the Saturday edition premiered making it a 7-day a week franchise.

Former anchors Boyd Matson, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, Scott Simon, Jackie Nespral, Mike Schneider, Giselle Fernandez and Jodi Applegate will be in studio, while the show has assembled taped pieces from other former anchors including Campbell Brown, Maria Shriver, Jack Ford and Soledad O’Brien.

Will Amy Robach who left the show earlier this year and is now with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” make an appearance? Stay tuned. A permanent Saturday co-anchor has not been named. Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt, who has anchored the show for 9 years, lead the anniversary broadcast Sunday morning.

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