- CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports “Health Care Hustle,” a new documentary about fraudsters and criminal rings accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars. Cohn spent five months with a strike force charged with cracking down on fraud. The special airs Monday at 9pmET/PT.
- New Hampshire native Trish Regan, talks with NH Magazine about how her classroom experience at Phillips Exeter Academy has shaped what she does today, even on the set of her Bloomberg show: “I have two co-hosts and we bring other guests on and it’s all give and take interaction so you can hear as many different angles as possible.”
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CNBC’s Scott Cohn will host a one-hour documentary tomorrow night on former IMF head Dominque Strauss-Kahn called “Dangerous Liason: What Happened in Room 2806.” The documentary will air at 10 p.m. ET and will focus on the global ramifications of the sex scandal in the financial world.
Joe Kernen, Carl Quintanilla and David Faber hosted last night’s tribute special to Mark Haines, who died Tuesday night. A cause of death has not been revealed. Kernen and Faber were fixtures with Haines on the original “Squawk Box” in the early days of CNBC.
Scott Cohn reported the lead-off obituary story, which had a technical glitch midway through, the remainder of which was played later.
Haines’ co-hosts over the years on “Squawk on the Street”, Melissa Lee, Simon Hobbs, and Erin Burnett, who left CNBC earlier this month, all shared memories of Haines from the floor of the NYSE — showing video of his office, including a shirt which still had its IFB cord hanging from the collar.
Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money” talked about when he joined the network: “I was a nobody. Haines made me somebody.”
The commercial-free special, in its entirety, after the jump…
> TV Guide Magazine’s Stephen Battaglio talks to FNC’s Glenn Beck about his early radio days, why he owns a gun, and what he likes about Pres. Obama. “I think he’s brilliant. I think he is an effective communicator. He is a very good politician,” he says.
> Remember Sir Allen Stanford (here)? CNBC presents “Secrets of the Knight: Sir Allen Stanford and the Missing Billions,” reported by Scott Cohn, tomorrow night at 9pmET.
> GMA’s Robin Roberts was honored with a Susan G. Komen award this afternoon, presented by her colleague Deborah Roberts. GMA EP Tom Cibrowski and CBS anchor Harry Smith were in attendance:
The premiere of CNBC’s “Scam of the Century? Bernie Madoff & The $50 Billion Heist” last night brought in 670,000 Total Viewers and 243,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo making it CNBC’s highest rated documentary premiere telecast ever in both measurements.
It will re-air Sunday and Monday at 9pmET and, as a special gift, on Christmas Eve at 4pmET.
CNBC will air a live special tomorrow related to the Bernie Madoff scandal. “Scam of the Century?” premieres at 9pmET.
According to CNBC.com’s web site for the show, the program “delves into the mind of Bernie Madoff and explores how the alleged scheme worked.”
After a very turbulent week on Wall Street, CNBC anchors and correspondents were seen throughout the broadcasts on NBC this morning.
Erin Burnett, Steve Liesman and John Harwood guested on Meet the Press today. Earlier Harwood interviewed Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama about the financial crisis, which will air tonight on CNBC.
• Related: CNBC president Mark Hoffman is interviewed by Multichannel News’ Mark Robichaux about the week. Asked about the competition from FBN, he says: “We’re focused on what we do. We have a brand promise that we make, and that is that we’re fast, accurate, actionable and unbiased. We try to bring, despite 20 years of experience this coming April 17, we bring a startup mentality every day.”
ABC’s Sam Champion had arrived in Texas in time for Nightline last night. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast live from Houston as well, and while getting an update from meteorologist Chad Myers asked Myers to email him the best (or perhaps worst) location to broadcast from tonight.
This morning, CNN and MSNBC have begun squeezing back their programming, keeping Hurricane Ike stats on the screen.
Even The Weather Channel is trying to show the seriousness of the Cat 2 storm to anyone choosing to ride it out. Here’s their morning headline: “A Potential Life-Threatening Surge from Ike.”
We’ll update this post throughout the day as we hear who is going to be covering the storm and from where…
• CNN — More than 70 anchors, correspondents, producers and support-personnel will report along the Texas coastline, representing CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN Espanol, CNN Radio, CNN.com and Headline News. In addition to Cooper, Rick Sanchez, Gary Tuchman, Sean Callebs, Betty Nguyen, Susan Candiotti, Jeanne Meserve, Ali Velshi, Rusty Dornin, Rob Marciano and Reynolds Wolf will report on the storm. CNN will remain live all night and into the morning.
• FNC — Geraldo Rivera, Steve Harrigan and Marianne Silber are in Galveston, TX, as is Jeff Flock from FBN. Kris Gutierrez is in Surfside Beach, Freeport, Casey Stegall is in Clear Lake and Rick Leventhal is in Port Lavaca. Also, Shepard Smith anchors tonight from 10pm-MidnightET (from New York), followed by Rivera Midnight-3amET and Jamie Colby from 3am-6amET.
• NBC/MSNBC/CNBC — Amy Robach is in Galveston for Today & Weekend Today. Janet Shamlian, Don Teague, Kerry Sanders, Charles Hadlock, Kristen Dahlgren and Jay Gray are on the scene, as is NBC Weather Plus meteorologist Jeff Ranieri and CNBC’s Scott Cohn. NBC will also use correspondents and meteorologists from soon-to-be owned The Weather Channel.
With the markets closed for the holiday, the business news networks would normally be in taped programming. But with Hurricane Gustav heading toward the Gulf Coast the business nets will be live on Labor Day.
CNBC will be live tomorrow with international programs at 4amET and will begin U.S. coverage at 7am running until 6pmET and is calling its coverage, “America’s Oil Crisis: Hurricane Gustav.” CNBC’s Scott Cohn and Mary Thompson report live on the ground, where preparations are underway ahead of the storm.
Fox Business will be live from 5am-7pmET, or later if need be. Alexis Glick is in New Orleans and correspondent Jeff Flock, who spent years reporting on hurricanes with CNN, will be near landfall in Louisiana. Neil Cavuto remains at the RNC with heavy Gustav coverage.
> All day on her blog, Gretawire, FNC’s Greta Van Susteren has been posting pictures and anecdotes from her trip to North Korea. Some of the footage from the trip will air tonight On the Record at 10pmET, with the majority airing tomorrow night.
> Tonight on BBC World News America at 7pmET, a panel will discuss what the world thinks of China, based on a worldwide poll. Washington correspondent Katty Kay is joined by Fareed Zakaria and Professor Frank H. Wu.
> CNBC correspondent Scott Cohn is profiled in the Wisconsin Leader-Telegram, which covers the Eau Claire area, the site of his first on-air job. “At the time, my greatest aspiration was to go home and work in local news in Chicago,” he says. “Certainly, I didn’t think of anything like CNBC or CNN; cable news was really just getting started.”