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The Saturday Ticker: Coast, Flight, Launch

  • “CBS Sunday Morning” heads to the coast for its annual summer-at-the-shore edition tomorrow. Lee Cowan anchors the broadcast from the former home of Katharine Hepburn in Old Saybrook, Conn.

  • Tuesday night, CNN airs the special report “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800″ which reconstructs the events that unfolded over Long Island on that fateful day in 1996 and the four year investigation that followed.

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The Fox Ticker: Perino, Smith, Henry

  • “The Five” co-host and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino has signed a book deal for a “candid self-portrait” combined with practical advice. “And the Good News is…” will be published in May, 2015.

  • “Outnumbered” regular and FBN correspondent Sandra Smith talks to NOLA.com about her initial reaction to the show idea. “I loved it! I knew this was an opportunity to tackle the news in a different way.” And so far, so good: “It [the show] flies by. We have a great time.”

  • Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry writes for Capitol File about The White House Correspondents’ Association at 100. “The media used to be more interested in holding the powerful accountable than rubbing elbows with them,” Henry writes.

‘Outnumbered’ Debuts on Fox News

OutnumberedFox News’ new noon panel show “Outnumbered” premiered this afternoon with Tucker Carlson serving as the inaugural “one lucky guy” sitting on a couch next to four of Fox News’ women.

The ensemble cast, which today featured Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Jedediah Bila, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Carlson, led the show discussing the firestorm created this weekend when TMZ leaked an audio tape allegedly featuring the voice of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to flaunt her associations with African Americans.

The panel pivoted to politics, playing a clip from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s interview on Sunday’s “This Week,” where she declined to go as far as endorsing Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Some other topics covered during the show’s debut included the “Obama Doctrine” for military force; a new study about middle-class Americans struggling; and men and women’s differing views on emotional versus physical cheating.

Like fellow Fox roundtable program “The Five,” “Outnumbered” featured no guests, with the five hosts’ discussion serving as the main component of the show.

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The Morning Ticker: FNC, CNBC, MSFT

  • As part of its 25th anniversary, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosts a special tomorrow night of the 25 people who’ve made the biggest impact in business and finance over the last 25 years. The special airs tomorrow night at 7pmET on CNBC.

  • Following Netflix and Yahoo, Microsoft is the latest tech company to get into the business of original video production using the company’s 85 million connected Xboxes around the world. Capital New York reports on what they have planned.

Fox News to Debut Daytime Ensemble Show

outnumberedFox News has announced plans for a new 12pmET show called “Outnumbered” that will feature a rotating ensemble of four female hosts and one male host. The show will debut April 28.

In the new daytime lineup, “Happening Now,” anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will split into two one-hour blocks at 11amET and 1pmET. “America’s News Headquarters,” which has had a temporary place in the lineup since the primetime shuffle last year, will no longer air on weekdays.

Harris Faulkner and FBN’s Sandra Smith will be the rotating hosts that will lead news coverage on “Outnumbered.” Other women featured will be Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, along with Fox News contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. The solo male panelist will vary each day.

Outnumbered combines a distinctive group of FOX talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming.  We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand,” senior vice president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Fox News has seen great success with “The Five,” its 5pmET ensemble show that debuted after Glenn Beck‘s departure in 2011. The show finished the first quarter of this year third in total viewers and second in the demo among all cable news programs.

The Evening Ticker: Smith, Silver, Pivot

  • The new FiveThirtyEight launched today via ESPN with a 3,500-word manifesto from founder Nate Silver, who rose to prominence as a political-data guru ahead of the 2008 election. The site will cover politics, economics, science, life, and sports. Silver writes: “It’s time for us to start making the news a little nerdier.”

  • ABC has the Oscars, NBC has the Golden Globes, now Pivot will be the broadcast home for the Peabody Awards. This year’s honorees for meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters will be announced April 2 with the ceremony held May 19. Pivot will blend highlights from the ceremony with interviews with award recipients, airing at a later date.

In Profile: Lou Dobbs, Sandra Smith

  • The Los Angeles Times talks to FBN anchor Lou Dobbs about how he’s slimmed down since his CNN days: “There were two periods when I lost control of my weight: when I was part of the team building CNN in 1980, and the other time was building the CNN financial network in the late ’90s. In both instances I became so consumed with everything I was doing, I rationalized that I didn’t have time to exercise and my weight really ballooned up. My life has been a course of gaining weight and fighting it off.”

  • Dobbs’ Fox Business colleague, Sandra Smith, is profiled in Modern Mom. “Growing up with a lot of family members who were financial traders, I knew I would eventually work in that business,” Smith said. “And so I never thought that reporting the news on TV was in the cards for me.”

The Morning Ticker: Al Jazeera Investigates, Sandra Preps, Henry’s ‘Claim to Fame’

  • Pulitzer prize winning journalist Edward Pound will head up Al Jazeera America’s 16-person investigative team. An alum of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other pubs, Pound will be based at AJA’s Washington DC bureau. The new channel will launch on the former Current TV.

  • As FBN’s Sandra Smith prepares to give birth to her first child, she tells the Chicago Tribune about the months of back-and-forth between her native Chicago, where her husband lived, and a new job in New York. “Flight delays, snowy weather, tight time schedules made it very challenging. But not once did John complain.”

  • Fox News Channel’s White House correspondent Ed Henry‘s “claim to fame” involved former Pres. Bill Clinton when Henry was a reporter with Roll Call in 1998: “He lied to me first,” Henry says in a profile in MarylandLife.

The Afternoon Ticker: Vine, Zirinsky, Smith

  • CBS Newsmagazine “60 Minutes” is experimenting with some new media. to promote a story about knuckle-ball pitcher RA Dickey, the program teased the segment with a six-second Vine on its Twitter feed.

Inside the Book Party for Melissa Francis’ Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter

Melissa Francis jokes that she wants to be writer when she grows up. The Fox Business Network anchor is already on her second career. And with the publication of her memoir, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter,” she’s on her way to fulfilling that adulthood dream. Francis was feted last night at Astra, an event space overlooking Manhattan’s East River. The memoir is a brutally honest, sometimes painful, yet touching story of life as a child actor. After dozens of commercials, her first big break came on “Little House on the Prairie.”

In a Media Beat interview this summer Francis told us the book, includes “the typical family dramas, set against the backdrop of a very unusual childhood.”

But last night, no drama, just celebrating. Among the guests, FNC/FBN c0-founder and chairman Roger Ailes, FBN EVP Kevin Magee, anchors Neil Cavuto, Liz Claman, Lori Rothman, Cheryl Casone, Elizabeth MacDonald, Tracy Byrnes, Sandra Smith, Nicole Petallides, Tom Sullivan and Dennis Kneale.

From FNC, we spotted Bill Hemmer and chatted with Megyn Kelly about election night, and the moment that took her from the studio through the bowels of Fox News to the decision desk as they explained calling Ohio for Pres. Obama, giving him the election and giving Karl Rove agita. Following many long months of election coverage and, more recently, of Hurricane Sandy, which left her without power for a week, Kelly was looking forward to taking today off.

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