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FBN’s “The Power to Prosper” Campaign

Fox Business has launched “The Power to Prosper” campaign. The slogan is trademarked, according to Inside Cable News. Cablevision subscribers, who have been without FBN for days, have seen the promos on Fox News Channel for over a month now, according to a TVEyes search.

Gretchen Carlson said to her guest, FBN’s  Stuart Varney, on the “Fox & Friends’” couch back on Sept. 16: “We can catch you on the Fox Busniess network, the fastest growing business channel on cable, the Fox Business channel: The Power to Prosper!” Varney hosts “Varney & Co.” on FBN.

And even before that, Shepard Smith said of FBN: “The fastest growing business network on television, giving you the power to prosper,” on Smith’s “Studio B” on Sept. 14.

Video of the new campaign is after the jump…

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FBN’s Stuart Varney on CBS News

Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network personalities regularly appear on ABC News programs like “Good Morning America,” now it seems CBS News is getting into the game too.

FBN’s Stuart Varney was a guest on “The Early Show” this morning, where he talked to Erica Hill about mortgages:

Snooki, The Situation, J-Woww and the rest Ring Opening Bell

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The cast of “Jersey Shore,” “The Situation,” Ronnie, Sammi, DJ Pauly D, “Snooki,” Vinny, “J-Woww,” and Angelina ring The Opening Bell at the NYSE.

Quite a scene on the business channels this morning as the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” rang the opening bell. CNBC’s Erin Burnett mentioned that the NYSE had run out of guest passes for access to the floor — nieces and daughters of some of Jersey’s finest traders, no doubt. Burnett’s co-anchor Mark Haines mentioned the cast was not allowed to talk to anyone on the floor. And Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney was proud not to know the cast members by name. “Which one is Snooki?”

The second season of the hit MTV show begins Thursday night.

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Coverage Notes for Health Care Vote

Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon:

• Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for “America’s Newsroom at 9amET, and Megyn Kelly will anchor “America Live” at 1pmET. Shepard Smith will be live from New York at 3pmET, and Neil Cavuto will anchor “Your World” from DC’s the Newseum at 4pmET. Then a special edition of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 5pm, Special Report with Bret Baier at 6pm, FOX Report with Shep at 7pm and then live Sunday night coverage of the weekday programs, O’Reilly at 8pm, Hannity at 9pm and Greta at 10pm.

• CNN provides special coverage beginning at 1pmET approximately 2pmET (depending on when the vote is). Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley and John King will be joined by members of the BPTOT for full coverage of the latest developments in the health care debate and vote. A special health care-focused edition of Larry King Live will begin at 9pmET.

• MSNBC’s Alex Witt anchors until 1pmET when David Shuster picks coverage for the rest of the afternoon.

• Fox Business Network will be live Sunday beginning at 2pmET with Cavuto at the Newseum in Washington, DC and Stuart Varney from New York.

• CNBC is producing a live primetime special at 9pmET co-anchored by Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Carl Quintanilla. In addition, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen and Hampton Pearson will report live from Capitol Hill and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will provide instant analysis.

>Update: Two hours of debate begins at 2pmET with a final vote expected no earlier than 8:30pmET. Democrats say they have the 216 votes needed.

> More: Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC’s World News. CBS’ Russ Mitchell anchors CBS Evening News but will be preempted on the east coast due to the NCAA tournament. CBS News plans a special report in primetime when the votes are counted.

Familiar Faces in New Places: A Week of Debuts

There have been a number of premieres or debuts this week — and last — so here’s a quick summary in case you missed them:

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Former CNNer Erica Hill made her debut as news anchor for CBS’ “Early Show.” She replaced Russ Mitchell. Ashleigh Banfield debuted as a correspondent for ABC News on “Good Morning America.”
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Rick Sanchez debuted his new two-hour show on CNN titled “Rick’s List” on Monday. Ali Velshi anchored his first edition of “CNN Newsroom” Monday as the new 1-3pmET dayside anchor.
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Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie entered week two of their new MSNBC show, “The Daily Rundown.” Dylan Ratigan entered his second week as an afternoon host.
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Stuart Varney premiered “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network. Gov. Sarah Palin started a second week as a contributor for “Fox News.”

Imus Gets Super Sized on FBN; Stuart Varney Moves to Mid-Morning

Varney_1.15.jpgICN has the scoop on the programming changes coming to Fox Business Network in the wake of Alexis Glick‘s departure late last year.

Imus in the Morning will now go until 9:20amET, when Stuart Varney‘s new show, Varney & Company takes over until 11amET. Varney, a CNBC and CNN alum, joined Fox in 2004 and became an FBN anchor at the network’s launch in Oct. 2007.

Other changes to the schedule include FBN’s Dagen McDowell and Brian Sullivan co-anchoring from 11-NoonET and 1-2pmET. Cheryl Casone continues at NoonET.

TVNewser has the FBN press release with more details after the jump…

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Rupert Murdoch: “I’m Not Talking About That Issue at All Today”

RMurdoch_7.9.jpgAll the media moguls are in Sun Valley, Idaho this week for the annual Allen & Co. conference. NBCU’s Jeff Zucker has already been on CNBC saying the marketplace has reached bottom.

Meanwhile, on FBN, News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch says the overall mood of the media summit has been “bearish” on the economy.

But it was anchor Stuart Varney‘s first question to his media mogul boss that stopped the interview dead in its tracks:

Varney: The story that’s really buzzing all around the country and certainly here in New York, is that the News of the World, a News Corporation newspaper in Britain used –

Murdoch: I’m not talking about that issue at all today. I’m sorry.

Varney: No worries, Mr. Chairman. That’s fine with me.

Murdoch: I’m sorry.

Varney: OK. That’s all right, sir.

Varney went on to ask Murdoch about the media coverage of Pres. Obama and whether Murdoch perceives “a switch from very much a supportive attitude to perhaps a little bit more critical?”

“No, Not yet. I think it’ll come in time. I think the media is pretty — apart from the The Wall Street Journal and Fox News and a few of our outlets, it’s been very — remains very supportive of him.”

But what may be most interesting, the version of the interview on FoxBusiness.com edited out that first question…

> Update 3:50pm: It appears FoxBusiness.com is re-editing the video as the version that is in the jump is not playing…

> Update 4:02pm: Fox Business tells us a “technical difficulty” resulted in the original version of the clip which omitted the first Q&A. The full version is after the jump…

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Bill O’Reilly Unloads on GE, NBC: “A Situation All Americans Should Condemn”

oreilly_4-21.bmpBill O’Reilly has attacked GE and NBC before, even recently. But last night on The Factor, O’Reilly ran the gamut from GE’s ties to the Obama administration and financial woes to Janeane Garofalo to the recent CNBC dinner. He even had some harsh words for Tom Brokaw.

Joining O’Reilly were Fox News contributor Tobin Smith and FBN anchor Stuart Varney. Varney talked about Garofalo’s comments about the tea parties on Countdown last week. “I find that shocking,” he said. “There was no response to that statement from that on-air host.”

Here’s an O’Reilly line sure to draw attention: “They’re in partnership, GE, with the Obama administration on a number of different levels, which makes it imperative that NBC News say good things, and attack critics of the administration.”

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Cabler Connections to the Mumbai Attacks

fbn_11-27.jpgAs networks were looking for correspondents on the ground to cover the attacks in Mumbai Wednesday, FBN had someone to talk to — reporter Jeff Flock‘s daughter, Elizabeth Flock. Flock is in Mumbai working for Forbes Magazine, and called in with reports of the situation.

At the end of the segment, anchor Liz Claman told her, “We just got word from your dad, who’s reporting from O’Hare…He wants you to know that he loves you.”

cnbc_11-27.jpgWhen news of the terror attacks broke, CNBC’s Erin Burnett had flashbacks. Burnett was in India in May, when bombs went off in the city of Jaipur. In fact, Burnett reported from and stayed at two of the places attacked on Wednesday.

BBC World News America was one of the first networks with a reporter on the ground in Mumbai yesterday. Anchor Matt Frei also spoke with one of the hotel guests hiding at the Taj Mahal hotel.

According to a TVEyes search, Fox Business was first to report the story at 1:06pmET Wednesday. Anchor Stuart Varney attributed the news to The Wall Street Journal; MSNBC went into rolling coverage at 1:26; Bloomberg reported the news at 1:31; CNBC at 1:40 and CNN at 1:41 and FNC at 1:46.

FBN Live Saturday For Summit

Fox Business Network will be live for eight hours Saturday, beginning at 8amET, as it covers the World Economic Summit in Washington, D.C.

Neil Cavuto reports live from the White House while Cheryl Casone, Stuart Varney, Tom Sullivan and Dagen McDowell anchor and interview experts in studio.

FBN will also host its own version of the “Summit,” inviting viewers to call in and talk to experts about the financial crisis and personal financial advice.

> Update: Bloomberg will be live, as usual, covering the Summit in D.C.

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