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CNBC Doesn’t Plan on Letting CNN, MSNBC Take Over Marijuana Programming

Marijuana304In the marijuana industry, you can’t just let the competition invade your turf.

CNN and MSNBC have recently joined the marijuana programming bonanza with “Pot Barons of Colorado” and “High Profits,” but the original pot network is back with a new show.

CNBC’s new program “Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom” premiers on Jan. 5 at 9 pm ET. Correspondent Harry Smith returns to Colorado to detail the rise of a new American industry, one year after the state legalized marijuana.

CNBC produced and repeatedly aired “Marijuana, Inc.” and “Marijuana USA” before weed programming was all the rage. It even updated “Marijuana in America” with Smith replacing original reporter Trish Regan, who is now with Bloomberg TV. As we’ve reported for years, pot documentaries have brought in big ratings for cable networks. With Colorado making the programming both easier and more interesting, this isn’t a trend that will die down anytime soon.

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Now MSNBC is Producing a Pot Show

PotBaronsAs two more states and the District of Columbia legalize marijuana, another cable news network is trying to catch the pot wave with a new documentary.

“Pot Barons of Colorado,” a 6-part series debuting Sunday, Nov. 30, is produced by MSNBC’s Long Form Unit and production company Triple Threat TV. The series follows Colorado-based ‘pot barons’ who are working to secure a foothold in the rapidly expanding world of legal recreational marijuana use.

“Pot Barons of Colorado” follows CNN’s announcement two weeks ago that it is producing “High Profits” an 8-part series which follows Breckenridge Cannabis Club owners Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire. CNN’s series will debut in 2015.

As we’ve reported for years, pot documentaries — first focusing on medical marijuana, now on legal weed — have brought big ratings to cable networks, including CNBC which produced the often-repeated “Marijuana, Inc.” and, later, “Marijuana USA” reported by Trish Regan, who now works for Bloomberg TV. Earlier this year, CNBC aired an updated “Marijuana in America” reported by NBC’s Harry Smith.

Election Day Ticker: Baier, Regan, Rees…

  • FNC’s Bret Baier — longtime watcher, first time guest on “Outnumbered” today — talks with the NYT about election coverage…and hair. Whose hair is more difficult to manage, your’s or Megyn’s?Probably Megyn’s. Mine its just Lego Hair. You snap and go. It’s been through a lot.”

  • Bloomberg TV anchor Trish Regan keynotes the 2014 Wall Street Women gala tomorrow night at The New York Hilton Midtown. Regan will discuss the rise of women in corporate America along with the challenges working women face today.

  • Dafydd Rees has been named head of Bloomberg Television in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rees will lead the Bloomberg Television team across the region and will be responsible for overseeing the channel’s news coverage, programming and development and operations.

The Week of the International Gets

With world leaders in New York for the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative happening at the same time, TV news anchors have been busy getting gets.

Who did we miss?

CBS Eyes October Launch of Digital Channel

CBSEyesCBS News is in hiring mode for the new CBS News digital news channel and is looking at a launch in October, TVNewser has learned.

The channel is being championed by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves, with CBS News president David Rhodes heading up the effort. Rhodes is a veteran of the cable game, having worked the early years at Fox News Channel and later as head of U.S. TV for Bloomberg.

We’re told Mosheh Oinounou, who worked with Rhodes at both Fox News and Bloomberg and Nancy Lane, head of editorial for CBSNews.com, are doing most of the candidate interviews. Lane is also a cable news veteran, having worked at CNN for 29 years. Oinounou has been with CBS since 2011. CBS is looking to have a staff of around 60 people for the launch, including interactive, technical and editorial, many plucked from current cable TV news ranks.

In May, Moonves told Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, “Wouldn’t it be a good idea to do a 24-hour digital channel taking all the resources that CBS News has…all over the world. And there is so much information that we get every day that doesn’t fit into a 22-minute newscast at 6:30, or ‘CBS This Morning.’ So we can do that.”

Les Moonves on Aereo: ‘It’s a Very Good Day for our Future’

ReganMoonvesBloomberg’s Trish Regan talked with CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves about the Supreme Court decision on Aereo. “We are very pleased,” says Moonves. “Justice was served. We expected to win, but it certainly feels good to win as decisively as we did.”

CBS was among the plaintiffs in the case along with other networks and local stations. “What Aereo was doing was not about technology, it was about theft,” Moonves said. He says the decision also protects broadcasters from “future Aereos.” WATCH:

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The Morning Ticker: Regan, Kaye, Roberts

  • Bloomberg’s Trish Regan hosts “Cybersecurity: Getting to Business” today at 3pmET. Regan gets the first TV interview with the new head of the NSA, Admiral Michael Rogers and examines how prepared the U.S. government and businesses are for a potential cyber-attack.

  • CNN’s Randi Kaye anchors a special next month: ““Buried Secrets: Who Murdered The McStay Family.” In the hour-long investigation, Kaye looks into a San Diego family that vanished in 2010, only to be found four years later in shallow graves in the Mojave Desert.

  • Saturday’s “48 Hours: Live to Tell” was the #1 non-sports broadcast of the night in A25-54. Anchored by Troy Roberts, the hour featured the first-person account of a woman who survived being stabbed 32 times by a former boyfriend.

Les Moonves Confirms CBS is Developing Digital News Channel; David Rhodes Oversees

cbsnews304CBS is in the “early stages” of developing a 24-hour digital news network, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves says. Appearing on Bloomberg today, Moonves told Trish Regan the digital channel will be “an exciting alternative to cable news.” BuzzFeed first reported in October that CBS was considering the idea of an all-news network.

“With all the content going digital right now, wouldn’t it be a good idea to do a 24-hour digital channel taking all the resources that CBS News has…all over the world. And there is so much information that we get every day that doesn’t fit into a 22-minute newscast at 6:30 or ‘CBS This Morning.’ So we can do that.”

CBS News president David Rhodes, who is a veteran of Fox News and Bloomberg TV, is heading up the effort.

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Amy Robach Hosts Headlines & Headliners

AMY ROBACHTonight is the annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York City.

ABC’s Amy Robach is the host for the night. And unless breaking news gets in the way — as it did last night — here’s who’s scheduled to attend: ABC’s Gio Benitez and Mara Schiavocampo; from CBS, Erin Moriarity and Michelle Miller; NBC’s Meredith Vieira, Natalie Morales and Chris Jansing.CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Don Lemon, Jeanne Moos and Michaela Pereira; Fox News Channel’s Jamie Colby and Shepard Smith; Melissa Francis and Gerri Willis from Fox Business; also MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, CNBC’s Simon Hobbs and many more.

The event raises awareness of LGBT issues and raises funds for NLGJA programs and scholarships.

The P.M. Ticker: Brown, Scarborough, Regan

  • Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has renewed his contributor contract with Fox News, EVP of programming Bill Shine tells the The Washington Post. News of his re-signing comes after the Boston Globe reported Brown’s FNC contract had lapsed, leading to increased speculation he might run for Senate from New Hampshire.

  • That same Boston Globe story reports MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, along with Brown, will be among the speakers at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in New Hampshire next month. MSNBC tells us Scarborough will be in Nashua as part of his book tour March 14, and will speak to the GOP group the next day.

  • Bloomberg anchor Trish Regan made her print debut as a business and economics columnist for USA Today. In her first piece, Regan writes about the marijuana business. When she worked for CNBC, Regan hosted “Marijuana Inc.” which is still the highest-rated documentary on CNBC.

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