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Katie Couric, Andrea Mitchell Featured at Aspen Ideas

katie_couric_660The Aspen Ideas Festival continues this week, and this year, msnbc.com is using the occasion to partner with Bing for the first of a series of six interactive chats called “The Great Debate.” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell moderated the inaugural panel discussion this morning with former Director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander. It streamed live on msnbc.com and will re-air later on MSNBC.

The additional five discussions in The Great Debate series will take place throughout the rest of 2014.

In addition to Mitchell taking part in the Festival, Yahoo’s! Katie Couric is there, and this afternoon will interview former Brithish Prime Minister Tony Blair on Yahoo’s homepage. That’s at 3:30pmET. Couric will take part in two conversations tomorrow, including a discussion on the legalization of marijuana with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Later today, Aspen Ideas CEO, and former CNN president, Walter Isaacson interviews Hillary Clinton.

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Independence Day with … a Brit?

Tomorrow, CBS Sunday Morning’s annual Fourth of July commentary comes from a surprising source… a redcoat!

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will appear on the show, sharing his thoughts on America as it marks its 235th year of independence from his homeland.

The segment was taped this week at CBS’ Washington bureau.

“…the circumstances of independence are part of what makes America the great and proud nation it is today. And what gives nobility to the American character. That nobility isn’t about being nicer, better or more successful than anyone else. It is a feeling about the country. It is a devotion to the American ideal that at a certain point transcends class, race, religion, or upbringing.”

Revolutionary.

Ed Helms Does a Great Tom Brokaw Impression on ‘The View’

Joy Behar nudged Ed Helms to do his impression of Tom Brokaw on Tuesday’s “The View.” Helms said as Brokaw: “Tony Blair and I are off to the Hamptons for a wine tasting. I’m going water-skiing with the Dalai Lama.”

Then “The Office” funny man said as Keith Olbermann‘s new boss Al Gore, “If I were elected President, I would make absolutely certain that global warming came to an end.”

Chris Matthews to host Bill Clinton special: ‘President of the World’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is anchoring a President’s Day special on MSNBC three weeks from today titled “President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon.”

Matthews recently spent a week Bill Clinton, sitting down with him one-on-one for the special. The hour includes interviews with Clinton’s close friends including Tony Blair, Terry McAuliffe, Mary Steenburgen and Kevin Spacey. The special “will take viewers behind the scenes of Clinton’s life,” says the press release.

There’s not a single political figure today with the global reach and influence of Bill Clinton—a former U.S. President turned humanitarian and diplomat extraordinaire. No one else in today’s political arena has the ability to command the attention of world leaders and organizations everywhere quite like he does.

“President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon” airs at 10pmET Monday, Feb. 21.

‘This Week’ to Air on BBC World

abc_tw090310.jpgStarting Sunday, “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” is going international. The program will be televised across the globe on BBC World, the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel. The network is available in 295 million homes, and 1.7 million hotel rooms.

The timing is perfect, as Amanpour’s guest this week will be former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The international syndication also gives Amanpour the global reach that she had when she was at CNN. Amanpour’s eponymous CNN program aired during the week on CNNI.

Mike Huckabee: “I’m Not Ruling Anything Out For The Future”

Huckabee.jpgFNC “Huckabee” host Mike Huckabee is profiled by MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman today. Excerpts:

• Whether he plans to run for President again, in 2012: “Not right now,” the former Arkansas governor says. “I’m loving what I’m doing with Fox, and I don’t know what the future is. I’m not ruling anything out for the future, but right now, the only future I’ve got that I know of is continuing to enjoy doing what I’m doing, and having a good time at it.”

• His “dream guests”? Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former President Bill Clinton. Also: President Barack Obama — “and I’m working on that!” Dream musical guests are Paul McCartney and Keith Richards.

FNC SVP of programming Bill Shine also is interviewed. “There is nothing like him on TV, and nothing like him at Fox,” Shine says of Huckabee. “There is a slower pace. The governor likes to sit down and talk.”

The Ticker: PBS, CNN, FNC…

> Vice President Dick Cheney talks with The NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer for an interview airing tomorrow night. The “extended” interview will be recorded earlier in the day.

> CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sits down with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair today, for an interview airing during The Situation Room. Blair is in D.C. to receive the Medal of Freedom.

> MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan appears on the second night ever of FNC’s “Hannity” tonight at 9pmET. From Foxnews.com: “What does Pat Buchanan think of Obamanomics?” More on the “Hannity” premiere later.

The Ticker: NBC, CBS, FBN…

> NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams interviewed Georgian President Mikheil Saakshvili today before his address at the UN. The interview airs on tonight’s broadcast at 6:30pm.

> 60 Minutes was the third highest rated program last week. It was also the newsmagazine’s most viewed broadcast since January 6.

> FBN is live at the World Business Forum, of which it is a media sponsor, all day today and tomorrow, with Shibani Joshi reporting. Liz Claman moderated a panel and interviewed Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler today, and Brian Sullivan introduces the conference’s keynote speaker Tony Blair tomorrow.

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