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Rick Warren Absent From This Week, Huckabee

warren_4-13.bmpPastor Rick Warren was supposed to appear on ABC’s This Week and FNC’s “Huckabee” this weekend, in interviews set to tape Saturday afternoon. But he pulled out of both due to “fatigue and exhaustion.”

This Week producers held out hope he may appear live at 9amET Sunday, but were told he was too sick to come on. A segment on the pirates hostage situation replaced the interview. In comments emailed to Politico, a Warren spokesperson says the Pastor “was able to preach several of the six services at which he was scheduled to preach” yesterday.

Warren made news during his interview with Larry King on Tuesday, in which he said he he never campaigned for Proposition 8 and that he sent a letter of apology to gay leaders.

This interview was referenced when Mike Huckabee addressed Warren’s absence. “I was going to ask him about clarification on the comments that he made on Larry King that have created a firestorm,” said Huckabee. “Unfortunately, just minutes before the show his office informed us that he’s ill and had to cancel his appearance.”

A spokesperson denied the interview was a reason: “There has been a lot of blog chatter trying to connect the dots with the interviews this weekend and comments Dr. Warren made on CNN Larry King Live, but his cancellations were related to health and fatigue.”

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Reporting the Rescue of Capt. Phillips

CaptPhillips_4.12.jpgCNN, Fox News and MSNBC were all in taped programming during the 1pmET hour when the news broke that Capt. Richard Phillips, held hostage by pirates for four days, had been rescued.

CNN was first to report the news during “Fareed Zakaria GPS” at 1:21pmET. MSNBC interrupted their documentary programming at 1:31pm and Fox News interrupted the Pastor Rick Warren Easter special to report the news at 1:34pm.

Lester Holt anchored a special report for NBC stations at 1:40pm and Bill Weir anchored a report for ABC stations at 1:44pm. Not surprisingly, CBS did not interrupt final round coverage of The Masters to report the news.

> More from an emailer: CBS did a crawl about 1:45-1:50 during its pre-Masters coverage.

> Programming notes:
• FNC preempted Huckabee (8pm) and Hannity (9pm) producing a live update at 8 then rebroadcasting the 7pm hour of The FOX Report. Geraldo Rivera picked up at 9 and continues to anchor (as of 10:40pm).
Larry King anchored a live edition of his show at 9pmET on CNN.

Curry-Warren Interview Already Drawing Reactions

warren_12-19.bmpWith Rick Warren in the news this week, Ann Curry sat down with the pastor for a Dateline interview that airs tonight at 9pm.

Curry talked about the interview on MSNBC yesterday (video after the jump), and this morning the Morning Joe team gave their take.

One part already drawing interest — Warren’s comment, “I’m naturally inclined to have sex with every beautiful woman I see. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.”

Click continued to see Curry talk about the interview with Contessa Brewer

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McCain, Obama Appear Together At Ground Zero

Just after 4pmET today, the two presidential candidates appeared together, as they converged on the World Trade Center site to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. The cable news channels aired the live television pool coverage. The candidates were last together on August 16 at the Saddleback Forum. Pastor Rick Warren had them both on the stage after Obama spoke and before McCain’s appearance.

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FNC’s Obama Special Scores Big

obamasp_8-19.JPGLast night’s “Character & Conduct” documentary special about Sen. Barack Obama was the top-rated documentary of the year for Fox News in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo.

Airing in the 8pmET hour, the Bill Hemmer-hosted special averaged 2,343,000 viewers and 493,000 in the demo. The Sen. John McCain “Character & Conduct” special airs tonight at 8pmET.

Fox News’ second highest rated documentary of the year, “Russia: The Angry Giant,” aired the day before.

The top rated program on cable news last night was Hannity & Colmes, which aired after the special (and had Rick Warren as a guest at the beginning of the program).

The Ticker: Apprentice, Warren, Green…

> “The Apprentice UK” makes its U.S. debut next Monday on CNBC at 9pmET. Sir Alan Sugar plays the Donald Trump role. The program airs every Monday night until November 10.

> Fresh off hosting the triple-cabler simulcast of the Saddleback Forum, Rick Warren pulls double duty at 9pmET tonight. He’ll start on FNC’s Hannity & Colmes and continue to CNN’s Larry King Live.

> We’ve heard that ‘Green is Universal’ — but it’s hot in Beijing. WTHR (the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis) reports the outdoor NBC set is kept air conditioned, and apparently it’s not even enough. “The first couple of nights even with the air conditioning it was steamy in here,” said Matt Lauer. “It’s been overcast some days, takes the temperature down. We call it fog smog.”

CNN’s Presidential Bookends to Tonight’s Forum

Before and after CNN’s airing of tonight’s Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion, the network will air a live special called The Next President. CNN’s John King hosts and he’ll joined by…wait for it…the Best Political Team on Television. The special airs at 7pmET, the Forum begins at 8pm, then the CNN special continues at 10pm.

Senators McCain and Obama will attend the Saddleback Forum and will discuss issues of leadership and compassion with author, Pastor Rick Warren. The forum will also be carried on FNC, MSNBC and CSPAN.

Three Cable News Nets To Air Saturday’s Presidential Forum

MSNBC has announced it too, will air Saturday’s Saddleback Forum with Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. The event, which brings both candidates together for the first time since securing their parties’ nominations, will be moderated by Pastor Rick Warren. CNN has already been running promos for their coverage of the event. Fox News will also air the forum.

MSNBC is using their lead-in of Equestrian, men’s badminton doubles, and U.S.—Canada baseball to air a special editions of Hardball (5pmET), Race for the White House (6p) and Hardball (7p) before the forum begins at 8pmET.

> Update: C-SPAN will also be carrying the forum at 8pmET/5pmPT.

On The Air With One Former and Two Current Candidates

This Saturday CNN and Fox News Channel will air the Saddleback Presidential Forum hosted by Pastor Rick Warren. The two hour forum (8-10pmET) will be attended by Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. The candidates will speak separately with the best-selling author and pastor on issues including compassion, faith, values and leadership.

Huckabee_8.12.jpgMeanwhile, former GOP candidate for president Mike Huckabee is getting closer to his own show on Fox News Channel. The New York Post reports Huckbee taped a pilot “for a weekend cable TV show” set to debut this fall. “I can say it’s gonna be unlike anything else that’s on Fox and maybe on cable,” Huckabee unconvincingly told the Post.

When asked if he’d accept a cabinet position if John McCain wins the election, Huckabee responded, “Why would I want to do that? Why would I go back to telling everybody in the world how much money I make and…barely surviving to have some obscure cabinet post and have some 20-year-old from the White House telling me what I’m gonna do?”

Which is why we ask ourselves everyday: How has Elaine Chao hung on this long?

> Update: A Fox News spokesperson tells Politico’s Michael Calderone, “contrary to what was reported in today’s NY Post — Mike Huckabee has not shot a pilot for Fox News Channel. We are in discussion about developing a show with him in the future, but remain in the early planning stages.”