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Hockey Night In Canada To Carry First 3D Game

CBC will make Canadian hockey broadcast history on Dec. 11 when they televise their first-ever 3D game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens as part of Hockey Night in Canada.

The night before, the CBC will have a special Friday telecast of Hockey Night in Canada between the Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings.

Prior to the Saturday night broadcast, Hockey Tonight will debut the first of six new videos from DJ Steve Porter with the first one featuring the rivalry between the Habs and Leafs.

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Journalists Examine Cable News’ Role in Financial Crisis

bloompanel_11-19.jpgTVNewser was up at the space-station that is the Bloomberg building yesterday for the “Covering the Crisis” panel moderated by author and journalist Michael Lewis. The event was co-hosted by Bloomberg and Vanity Fair, and both Bloomberg media CEO Andy Lack and VF editor Graydon Carter addressed the crowd beforehand.

The panel brought together several noteworthy financial journalists to discuss their perspectives of the events of the last year.

Bloomberg TV’s Margaret Brennan facilitated the audience Q&A, but first had an interesting question of her own: what role did financial cable news play in all this?

NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin said he watched “countless hours of television to see what people were talking about at the time,” while doing research for his book “Too Big to Fail.” He said he believes cable news did have a big impact: “It was the TV and the actual personalization of it — the actual watching another human being say it — that I think actually changed the resonance for people. I will say it did push the panic…because it was human.”

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