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L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto

CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was  addressed to Anderson Cooper. “Inside was a note, DVD, and a coin shot thru with bullet holes,” Cooper tweeted. ”AC360″ will address it tonight.

Dorner also wrote a rambling manifesto attempting to justify his crimes, and cites a number of TV news personalities and other entertainers in it.

Dorner is accused of killing one police officer and shooting three others. He is also believed to be behind the murder of the daughter of another police officer.

Dorner’s manifesto starts somewhat cohesive but rambles off when he starts sending notes to politicians, TV news personalities and entertainers. He praises New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former President George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Charlie Sheen, Larry David and Ellen Degeneres, among others.

Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, (KCBS anchor) Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien (sic), Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera (sic), Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest). Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.

Willie Geist, you’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most

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Gwen Ifill to be Inducted into NABJ Hall of Fame

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will induct five journalists into its Hall of Fame tomorrow, including Gwen Ifill moderator and managing editor of PBS’ “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour.” The ceremony will be held tomorrow at the Newseum.  NABJ has inducted more than 45 journalists into its Hall of Fame over the last 19 years ago. Other inductees this year include TV executive Johnathan Rodgers, who began his career as a journalist for Sports Illustrated before moving to NBC, CBS, Discovery and, lastly, TV One. Also being inducted, Pat Harvey an anchor at KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles.

Scott Pelley’s West Coast Station Visits

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley rounded out the week in New York after a whirlwind tour of West Coast stations earlier in the week. At KCBS in Los Angeles on Monday, Pelley did radio interviews, and was interviewed by KCBS 5PM anchors Paul Magers and Pat Harvey (photo, right). He then recorded a promo with KCBS’s newly named 6PM anchor, Rick Garcia, before anchoring the Evening News from KCBS/KCAL.

At KPIX (San Francisco) on Tuesday and KIRO (Seattle) on Wednesday, Pelley spent time with staffers, shaking hands and taking photos. He also taped promos and interviews with the anchors. Pelley also welcomed feedback and story suggestions from the producers/reporters at all three stations.

KCBS Reporter Serene Branson Tells Erica Hill What Really Happened the Night of the Grammys

The video of KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson talking jibberish Sunday night during a report on the Grammys had viewers and doctors alike wondering what happened.

Well this morning, Branson sat down with CBS “Early Show”‘s Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Erica Hill to explain what really happened: it was complex migraines. The KCBS reporter said she was “terrified.”

“I knew something wasn’t right as soon as I opened my mouth.”

The rumors of a stroke were put to rest as Dr. Ashton explains that complex migraines can mimic a stroke. As TVSpy reports, this is just one of Branson’s TV explanations. She went on her own station yesterday to talk about what happened. Before, and after the “Early” appearance, Branson’s story was also news on WCBS-TV in New York during the morning and Noon shows.