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Bob Schieffer, Erica Hill Host CBS News Town Hall with President Obama May 11

CBS News will broadcast a town hall with President Obama the morning of Wednesday, May 11. The town hall will be held at the Newseum in Washington DC, and will be moderated by “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer.

A live audience will ask questions focusing on the economy, with CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis facilitating questions.

The town hall will be broadcast during the 8 AM hour of the “Early Show,” the following day, May 12, with excerpts appearing the evening of May 11 on the “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation” the following Sunday. In addition, the entire event will be streamed unedited on CBS News’ YouTube page and on CBSNews.com.

Update: CBS will host a town hall about the economy with leading Republicans, next month.

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Schieffer Tapped to Run LA Dodgers. No, Not That Schieffer…

Major League Baseball has tapped Tom Schieffer to run day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Schieffer is the younger brother of CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer.

The younger Schieffer was previously president of the Texas Rangers, tough his world overlapped with his older brother’s recently when he served in the administration of president George W. Bush, as ambassador to Australia, and later Japan.

Read more at our sister blog SportsNewser.

NFL Network to count down Top 100 players of 2011

As a follow-up to its popular series on the Top 100 players of all time, the NFL Network will count down the Top 100: Players of 2011 in a series that kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. The 10-part series will introduce players in sets of 10, with 100-91 presented in the first installment. Each of the players will be lauded by a coach, fellow player or some member of the media. A sneak peek of the series is airing Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Some noteworthy aspects of the Top 100:

  • Quarterbacks are only the third-most represented position on the list with 12. Wide receivers are the top position represented with 18 ranked players, followed by defensive ends with 13.
  • The Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers are tops in team representation with 7 players
  • Three 2010 rookies appear on the list
  • 57 of the 100 ranked players are first-round draft picks
  • Only one Heisman Trophy winner made the cut of 100.
  • No kickers or punters made the top 100.

One Heisman Trophy winner? I’m guessing it’s Charles Woodson and not this guy. As for no kickers or punters, well, that’s not a surprise, since most football players refuse to admit that special teams comprise one-third of the game.

Meanwhile, some of the presenters include:

Will Jones-Drew be introducing Jay Cutler? That’d be a nice touch.

Following Saturday’s premiere (which will air following day three of the NFL draft), the Top 100: Players of 2011 will air Sundays at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network.

The Ticker: Schieffer, Frei, Wilson…

> Bob Schieffer‘s younger brother has officially kicked off his run for governor of Texas. Tom Schieffer, a Democrat and a former ambassador to Australia and Japan during the administration of President George W. Bush, announced his candidacy in Fort Worth this morning.

> Tonight, BBC World News America begins three days of “extensive coverage looking at the issues facing Pakistan and Afghanistan”, according to a press release. For two of those days — today and tomorrow — the show will be co-anchored by Matt Frei live from Pakistan and Katty Kay in Washington.

> The Radio-Television News Directors Association has announced its 2009 RTNDA/UNITY Awards winners. Among the four news organizations honored: MSNBC, for “Meeting David Wilson“. The documentary tells the story of the meeting of two men: one a descendant of the family that owned the ancestors of the other as slaves in the antebellum South.

The Ticker (P.M. Edition): Schieffer, Weather, Gibson…

> Bob Schieffer‘s younger brother may run for governor of Texas. Fort Worth lawyer Tom Schieffer formed a gubernatorial campaign committee to begin raising money and interest, but a decision will not be made for several months. Schieffer, a Democrat, is a friend of former Pres. George W. Bush. He was Bush’s ambassador to Australia and Japan.

> What happens when a late winter snowstorm approaches the eastern seaboard…on a Sunday? People turn on TV, specifically the Weather Channel. The network is boasting 34 million unduplicated viewers on Sunday – making it the #1 cable news and information channel.

> When the big three anchors travel the U.S. they often take time to do interviews with local stations. Charlie Gibson did that in California today, talking with an anchor from KESQ (Palm Springs). On the future of TV news, Gibson said, “The much maligned mainstream media, in many respects, are more important now than ever. Because there is such a profusion of voices. And you have to find somebody that you trust.”

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