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A Day in the Life of Charlie Rose

A local North Carolina station tracked a day in the life of one of their own recently, following “CBS This Morning’s” Charlie Rose on one of his average 17-hour days.

“The only question is, why does anyone want to do a day in my life?” Rose asked WBTV’s Kristen Miranda. Co-anchor Gayle King asked if Charlie was aware of the video shoot. “When they said there was a crew here coming to cover Charlie, I said, ‘Does Charlie Know?’” adding he never agrees to these types of personal profiles.

“CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht reveals how Rose motivates him: “He’s just a great person, and he has this zest and love of life and news and curiosity that I feed off of.”

And a day in the life of Charlie Rose doesn’t stop at his TV news colleagues–even Oprah got in on the action.

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Cable Network Ranker: Week of January 14

It was a big week for cable last week, between Oprah and Lance Armstrong, the pre-inauguration festivities and a number of big premieres.

Fox News was once again the top cable news channel for the week, placing fourth in primetime among all ad-supported cable networks, and seventh in total day. FNC averaged 1.75 million viewers in prime and 1.07 million in total day.

MSNBC was 28th in primetime and 26th in total day, averaging 757,000 and 476,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 33rd in primetime and 32nd in total day, averaging 567,000 and 391,000 viewers, respectively.

HLN was 43rd in primetime and 45th in total day, averaging 314,000 and 213,000 viewers, respectively. Current TV was 93rd in primetime and 95th in total day, placing below Nielsen’s threshold for accuracy. OWN, which had the big Lance Armstrong “get,” was 31st in primetime, and 43rd in total day, averaging 619,000 and 253,000 viewers, respectively.
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’5 Things You Need to Know This Week’: A Very Special Audience Giveaway

Here’s the second episode of what many consider to be the internet’s best list-based weekly news show, “5 Things You Need to Know This Week.”

This week’s episode includes a very special audience giveaway, gratuitous Gaga, and an update on the biggest loser in the history of “American Idol.”

Be sure to check back next Tuesday (and every Tuesday, forever) for the latest episode!

CNN’s Piers Morgan Reveals his First Week of Guests on ‘Piers Tonight’

CNN’s Piers Morgan announced his first week of guests this morning. The show premieres one week from tonight.

We knew his first guest was going to be Oprah Winfrey — scheduled for Monday. Howard Stern — slated for Tuesday — has made his scheduled appearance on the show public by bashing “Piers Tonight” before the show has even started.

Other guests scheduled that week are former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Wednesday), comedian and fellow Brit Ricky Gervais (Thursday). And to end the week on a handsome actor/humanitarian note, George Clooney is scheduled (Friday).

@piersmorgan tweeted this morning:

REVEALED: 1ST @PiersTonight WEEK: Mon: Oprah Tues: Howard Stern Weds: Condoleezza Rice Thurs: Ricky Gervais Fri: George Clooney.

Yes, that is “Access Hollywood”‘s Billy Bush in the studio — taken from EP of “Piers Tonight” Jonathan Wald‘s Twitpic. This is the first we’ve seen of the set.

The CNN press release is after the jump…

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Conan Turns Down Letterman, Oprah, King Interviews

It looks like Sunday’s interview on “60 Minutes” is the most we’ll be hearing from Conan O’Brien any time soon about his departure from NBC. PopEater’s Rob Shuter writes that O’Brien’s been offered interviews with David Letterman, Oprah, and CNN’s Larry King, but turned them all down.

Viewers Continue to Tune in for Obama

oprah_obama_12-15.jpgBoth ABC and CBS had sit-downs with President Obama Sunday evening, and the ratings show he still pulls in the viewers a year after being elected.

CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which was assisted by an NFL lead-in, drew a season high 16.24 million total viewers Sunday night, when the program’s interview with Steve Kroft aired.

Later that evening, Oprah hosted “Christmas at the White House” with President Obama and the First Lady at 10pmET. That show drew 11.8 million total viewers, the best number for ABC in that time-slot since the Adam Lambert AMA incident.

Those numbers are certainly high, but, even so, neither program topped “Sunday Night Football” and Politico’s Michael Calderone points out that the “60 Minutes” sit-down in November of ’08 drew a massive 25.1 million viewers.

Oprah’s Departure to Benefit Couric?

The NYTimes’ Brian Stelter notes that Oprah‘s departure might have an unexpected effect for CBS “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric and the evening news landscape:

Closely watching, as well, will be evening news anchors like Katie Couric. “World News” on ABC, to be anchored by Diane Sawyer beginning in January, has historically been given a lift by “Oprah,” analysts say, to the detriment of the third-place “CBS Evening News” with Ms. Couric.

Interestingly, Couric’s contract with CBS is up in 2011, which coincides with the conclusion of Oprah’s run, a fact that is sure to drive more speculation about the anchor and her future.

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Schrenker Booking War

Indianapolis’ WTHR reports that CNN’s Larry King and Oprah are engaged in a “booking war over who will be the first national journalist or talk show host to interview Marcus Schrenker,” the former money manager who tried to fake his own death in a plane crash earlier this year. There’s some sort of pun to be made here about “landing” this interview.