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O’Reilly Appears on GMA, Olbermann Ombuds

oreilly_3-31.bmpBill O’Reilly continued his “100 months on top of cable news” media tour today on Good Morning America and he’ll be on Letterman tonight. In the interview with Robin Roberts, O’Reilly called the Obama administration’s decision to no longer use The War on Terror “stupid,” but he called Pres. Obama’s decision to force GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, “a good choice.”

He also talked about the 100 months on top: “Bonanza didn’t do it, Gunsmoke didn’t do it,” he said. “The Factor did it, prime time 100 months. Why do you think that is? Why do you think I’m so popular?”

This same line about Gunsmoke was used in the Broadcasting & Cable Q&A yesterday, only O’Reilly said, “I don’t think it’s ever been done in any kind of TV milieu.”

On last night’s Countdown, Keith Olbermann took this line, and several others, and essentially served as ombudsman to the interview. Olbermann noted the Today show has been #1 for 166 consecutive months and Meet the Press for 131 consecutive months.

Click continued to see the Countdown segment last night, including Olbermann’s description of the two times he’s encountered O’Reilly in person…

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The Ticker: Trimming Sails, Buying Toys, Saving Cars…

> Which network executive said, “We’re not going to trim our sails” less than a month before he…trimmed some sails? Click here to find out.

> The Early Show and FAO Schwartz are teaming up for the “Early in Toyland” special, which will broadcast from the world-famous toy store this Saturday. The store happens to be about 40 yards from The Early Show’s studio.

> After their grilling on Capitol Hill, Robert Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler, and Rick Wagoner, CEO of GM, will speak one-on-one with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room. Nardelli also speaks with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell at 3:45pmET and he’ll be on Fox Business Network and Bloomberg TV in the 4pmET hour.