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John Dickerson Named CBS News Political Director

Ahead of last night’s GOP debate on CBS, News president David Rhodes sent a note to staff, naming John Dickerson CBS News’s Political Director overseeing the editorial strategy of the 2012 campaign. Dickerson has been with CBS News since 2009 as an analyst and contributor. He’ll continue writing for Slate.

Dickerson’s mother Nancy was CBS News’s first female correspondent in 1960. In a 2009 profile, Dickerson told TVNewser, “I grew up hearing about CBS. When Mom started, she worked with Ed Murrow and Eric Sevareid and Don Hewitt. She revered them. That was the sort of water I grew up in.”

Rhodes also notes that Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics is joining as a campaign contributor.

Rhodes’ note after the jump…

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The Ticker (Weekend Edition): Daily Cafe, Pulling Over, News as Art…

> MSNBC’s Alex Witt and former congressman (and former Gopher) Fred Grandy will host the series Daily Cafe on Retirement Living TV. The show is in its third season, but this will be this is the first season NBC News will be involved. The show will be a mix of news and features and will include NBC News briefs three times an hour as well as a weather report and segments for the RLTV audience, which is 50+. Witt will be based at NBC News HQ while Grandy will host from Washington.

> CBS’s From the Road blog has pulled over for good (or at least for a few years). With the culmination of the campaign, the blog compiled by CBS’ off-air reporters, is shutting down. “It seems more like 14 years ago than 14 months,” said Scott Conroy, who covered Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.

> 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer poured through more than 500 submissions to come up with 70 works of art as part of a multimedia, news-centric exhibit called “In the News.” The exhibit at The Pen & Brush in New York’s Greenwich Village run through November. Top prizes will be awarded next Saturday. And if you’re a news purist, this might be enough to check it out: “What surprised me was the absence of commentary on the national obsession with celebrity news,” Safer said.

Who’s Playing “Gotcha” Now?

cbsnews_9-30.jpgIn the first joint interview with Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, CBS’s Katie Couric asked the duo about Palin’s answer to a question by a voter in Philadelphia on Saturday, which seemed to echo a stance of Sen. Barack Obama.

McCain, then Palin, used the term “gotcha journalism” to describe the question. Couric defended her decision to bring up the topic. “It wasn’t a ‘gotcha,’ she was talking to a voter,” Couric said.

CBS News associate producer Scott Conroy writes on about a potential “gotcha” double standard by the McCain campaign.

Meanwhile, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jonathan Storm writes that Couric is “on a roll,” not just for her Palin interviews but for her tough questioning of House leaders yesterday.

Click continued to see the clip from Couric’s McCain/Palin interview…

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