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Bob Schieffer, Erica Hill Host CBS News Town Hall with President Obama May 11

CBS News will broadcast a town hall with President Obama the morning of Wednesday, May 11. The town hall will be held at the Newseum in Washington DC, and will be moderated by “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer.

A live audience will ask questions focusing on the economy, with CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis facilitating questions.

The town hall will be broadcast during the 8 AM hour of the “Early Show,” the following day, May 12, with excerpts appearing the evening of May 11 on the “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation” the following Sunday. In addition, the entire event will be streamed unedited on CBS News’ YouTube page and on CBSNews.com.

Update: CBS will host a town hall about the economy with leading Republicans, next month.

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Barbara Fedida Leaving CBS News

As part of the management changes at CBS News, TVNewser has learned the division’s VP of talent and development, Barbara Fedida is leaving the network.

Fedida was brought to CBS News from ABC News in 2006 by then-News president Sean McManus. Today is also McManus’ final day with the news division as he moves solely to CBS Sports where he will be chairman.

Fedida began her career at ABC News in 1989 as a production associate for “Peter Jennings Reporting.” She remained with ABC for 17 years where she held positions including talent recruitment and development director, director of Standards and Practices and as a producer for several ABC News programs including “Day One,” and “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

At CBS Fedida recruited talent including correspondents Terry McCarthy and Nancy Cordes from ABC, Erica HillSeth Doane and Elaine Quijano from CNN, Rebecca Jarvis from CNBC, “Early Show” weatherperson Marysol Castro, also from ABC and Dr. Jennifer Ashton from Fox News.

Harry Smith’s Very Busy Wednesday

Outgoing “Early Show” anchor Harry Smith had a very busy day yesterday. At 7 AM, Smith was in his usual seat behind the desk at “The Early Show,” joined by guest co-anchor Rebecca Jarvis.

Nearly 12 hours later, at 6:30 PM, he was in the chair normally filled by Katie Couric at the “CBS Evening News.”

The top story on both newscasts was the aftermath of the blizzard that struck the Northeastern U.S.

Smith had the good sense to change ties in between the newscasts.

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NFL Today Host James Brown to co-anchor ‘The Early Show’ this Saturday

TVNewser has learned CBS Sports “NFL Today” anchor James Brown will be filling in on “The Early Show” this Saturday alongside Rebecca Jarvis. This is a step outside the friendly sports confines for Brown, who hosts CBS Sports’ NFL Pregame show. Jarvis, who joined CBS News earlier this year from CNBC, is the news anchor on the Saturday edition as well as business and economics correspondent for the network.

“The Early Show” Saturday will be looking for fill-ins until a new anchor team is named. The current team of Erica Hill and Chris Wragge will be moving to weekdays beginning January 3.

In 2007, Brown was considered a candidate for the co-anchor job which eventually went o Wragge.

‘Early Show’ EP on Gulf Coverage and ‘The Best Job in Television with the Worst Hours Ever’

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Today marks the 50th day since the BP oil leak began in the Gulf of Mexico, and CBS’s Harry Smith anchored “The Early Show” from Grand Isle, Louisiana. “We’ve been covering it,” executive producer David Friedman told TVNewser, “But when you put an anchor there, it makes it feel more important to people.”

For Monday’s broadcast, Weather anchor Dave Price as well as contributing doctors Jennifer Ashton and Deb Turner Bell were dispatched to the region.

“This was a story we spent so much time covering and we felt like day 50 was something that we should be there for,” Friedman said, explaining that plans had been put into motion over the weekend with Smith flying out after Monday’s show. CBS announced Monday that the network’s evening and morning shows would be anchored from the region weekly. “Our feeling is that the story is such a big story, everyone is watching and caring about it, as they should, and we felt like we’re going to give it as much attention as possible.”

Friedman says he’s been working closely with “Evening News” EP Rick Kaplan to coordinate, but admits that the morning show format “does present some challenges.”

“The difference is– in evening news, it’s a little bit easier to cover your broadcast: it’s only 30 minutes and most of the broadcast is designated to that coverage,” Friedman explains. “With the morning shows, they’re two hours long. And you start with oil and end with cooking. It’s a weird thing. You have Harry Smith in the Gulf, but then you still have to do the lifestyle, fitness, cooking segments. And yes, you have Harry in a place where he’s out of pocket for those, but we have the people to cover us. ”

CBS named Friedman EP late last year, and he started in January, going from producing Lady Gaga performances and NBC’s New Years Eve broadcast to producing CBS’ morning coverage of the earthquake in Haiti just a few weeks later.

We chatted with the new boss about how “The Early Show” is changing and his transition to what he calls “the best job in television with the worst hours ever.” Read our Q&A after the jump.

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Rebecca Jarvis Joins CBS News

Jarvis_4.1.bmpAs TVNewser first reported last October, Rebecca Jarvis has joined CBS News and today was named newsreader for the Saturday edition of “The Early Show.” A CNBC alum, Jarvis will also be the business and economics correspondent for CBS News. The appointment is effective today after Jarvis sat out a six-month non-compete.

“Rebecca does an outstanding job reporting on critical business and consumer affairs and we are delighted that she is joining CBS News,” said CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus.

Jarvis is the latest high-profile hire at CBS News. CNN’s Betty Nguyen joined earlier this month as anchor of “CBS Morning News” and a correspondent for “The Early Show.” In January, Erica Hill left CNN for a permanent gig at CBS News where she continues as anchor of the Saturday edition of “The Early Show” as well as newsreader on the weekday edition.

Rebecca Jarvis Leaves CNBC

RJarvis_10.21.jpgFirst on TVNewser: CNBC correspondent Rebecca Jarvis has left the network and insiders tell us CBS News may be her next stop.

CNBC spokesman Brian Steel confirms with TVNewser, “Rebecca is no longer with CNBC, and we wish her the best.”

Jarvis, who was the runner-up on season four of “The Apprentice”, joined CNBC in 2006. She was last seen on CNBC Sept. 18.

If Jarvis is to join CBS News, it may be a few months before she’s on the air as she sits out a standard non-compete clause in her contract.

The Ticker (Business Edition): Geithner, Claman, Bloomberg, Cosmo

> Tonight at 7pmET, CNBC will air a townhall special, “Banking on Geithner,” with the treasury secretary. The special will be hosted by Steve Liesman and Erin Burnett with a studio audience.

> Fox Biz anchor Liz Claman has an exhausting story at wowOwow about how she found time to train for a triathlon during her already hectic schedule.

> This morning, Bloomberg TV will be continuing analysis of Obama’s address to congress with Tom Daschle, Mark McClellan, and insurance industry spokeswoman Karen Ignani (7-9amET).

> On Tuesday, we mentioned that FBN’s Jenna Lee appeared in Cosmo offering tips about how to shop/spend wisely. Here’s the whole “Street-Smart Style” feature from the magazine including ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga, CNBC’s Rebecca Jarvis, and finance journalist Farnoosh Torabi. (PDF)

The Ticker: CNBC, FBN, MSNBC…

> Is The Donald mad that former “Apprentice” contestant Rebecca Jarvis doesn’t give the show a shout-out in her CNBC bio? So says Page Six. “‘The Apprentice’ got Rebecca a courtesy interview, but her intelligence, determination and background in both journalism and investment banking got her everything else,” responds CNBC.

> AgencySpy writes about FBN anchor Cody Willard blasting Chrysler today for taking out a full-page ad in the Wall St. Journal and USA Today, “thanking America.” Total cost? At least $500,000.

> The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel took a spill on MSNBC yesterday. There’s not much more to say, so click continued to check out the clip…

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Apprentice No More, Rebecca Jarvis Covers the Financial Storm

Jarvis_12.4.jpgToday CNBC correspondent Rebecca Jarvis is reporting from the Mall of America. She and her CNBC colleagues Margaret Brennan and Jane Wells, will be posted at malls across the nation for a day-long series of reports on holiday shopping in this down economy.

Just a few years ago, Jarvis couldn’t have imagined she’d be working for CNBC. Before joining the network in 2006, she was a financial journalist in Chicago. Before that, she was runner-up on Season 4 of “The Apprentice.” The NY Daily News caught up with Jarvis who remains optimistic despite the ailing economy and job cuts that are even affecting her own company.

“I think it gets to everybody. It’s a matter of perspective,” she tells Richard Huff. “For me, individually, it’s looking at small examples of things, things that are still operating, like my family got together for Thanksgiving.”

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