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Geraldo Rivera: ‘Looking to Get Killed In Action for Years’ Because ‘I Don’t Give a Sh*t’

In a conversation with TheBlaze’s Will Cain, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera candidly revealed why he still enjoys foreign reporting.

“I want to die with my boots on,” Rivera said about not wanting to outlive his fame, adding that one of the reasons he reports in places like Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq is he’s been “looking to get killed in action for years now” because he “doesn’t give a sh*t.”

Rivera didn’t have an answer for whether he’s addicted to fame, but with four ex-wives and five children, he admits he’s addicted to paying the bills.

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More Election Night Coverage Plans

The typical broadcasters and cable news channels aren’t the only ones covering tomorrow’s Presidential election  Here are some of the other coverage highlights from other cable channels, and online.

C-SPAN: Will simulcast “Politico Live” from 7 PM until the acceptance/concession speeches begin, when it shifts over to C-SPAN 2 until midnight. C-SPAN will also air all speeches, as well as updates from key state races.

Comedy Central: “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” will be live Tuesday night from 11PM-12AM, with special coverage called ”Election Night 2012: This Ends Now” and “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!”Andrew Sullivan will be a guest, and “Daily Show” correspondents will report “from the show’s on-set Obama and Romney headquarters and election center.”

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A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No ‘Issues’ at NLGJA Fundraiser

Actual news got in the way of last night’s annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O’Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane Velez-Mitchell, couldn’t as she moderated CNN’s Trayvon Martin town hall which airs tonight.

Don Lemon jetted up from Atlanta to co-host with Velez-Mitchell, who mixed and mingled before making a beeline for Time Warner Center herself to participate in the town hall.

Velez-Mitchell made the biggest splash of the night when, during her welcome remarks to the crowd, she pulled her girlfriend on stage and planted a big kiss on her. “I won’t be doing that!” Lemon joked. “Ben doesn’t like that kind of thing,” he said glancing over to his partner, Ben Tinker, who is a producer in CNN’s medical unit.

CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker talked about his network’s commitment to diversity in the ranks and on the air. CNN was the lead sponsor for the event which was held at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in SoHo.

Also spotted in the crowd: NBC News VP Alex Wallace, former “Today” show co-anchor Meredith Vieira, “CBS This Morning” co-host Erica Hill, MSNBC’s Willie Geist, former MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer and Fox News meteorologist Rick Reichmuth.

We chatted with FBN’s Gerri Willis who told us she has a new appreciation for the work of the Supreme Court after anchoring her show from Washington during oral arguments on the health care law. We also caught up with Fox News’s Alisyn Camerota and new Fox News political analyst Sally Kohn, who is settling in to her role as progressive pundit both on air and online, which

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GBTV Launching Nightly News Program

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck‘s web-TV network GBTV is adding a nightly newscast… sort of. The network will launch “Real News From The Blaze” at 7 PM on January 18. The program will feature a number of Blaze staffers with cable news backgrounds, including Amy Holmes, S.E. Cupp, Scott Baker and Will Cain. The Blaze is Beck’s news and commentary website.

The program will not be a typical news program, but will pursue its own agenda, as the announcement explains:

Each and every day there’s a whole world of news and information that goes unreported, ignored by the mainstream media. Stories, issues, and events that impact the daily lives of Americans young and old ignored, purposely discarded, or “reported” without the benefit of the full perspective or context. News = Truth…and the truth has no agenda.  Real News from The Blaze will play no favorites. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly will be presented unvarnished and complete without a nod to the left or the right.  News and analysis from the worlds of politics, national security, the economy, foreign policy, and whatever else impacts our lives.  Virginia Leahy, who helped develop and launch three primetime shows on HLN, will serve as executive producer.

The release:

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CNN Contributor Will Cain Joins The Blaze/GBTV

  • Attorney and commentator Will Cain has solidified his relationship with Glenn Beck‘s website The Blaze. He’ll continue to write for the site and also deliver political analysis on Beck’s GBTV show which streams at 5pmET. Cain continues as a political analyst for CNN. He’d joined CNN earlier this year as a contributor to the now-defunct 8pm show “In the Arena.” For Beck, Cain will offer commentary and analysis on the 2012 presidential election and other major political events.

Eliot Spitzer moves into Kathleen Parker’s office

TVNewser has learned Eliot Spitzer host of the new 8pmET show “In the Arena” has moved into the office of his former CNN co-host, Kathleen Parker. Parker announced on Friday she’d be moving on from the show and the network. So today, Spitzer moved in.

A CNN insider tells TVNewser, “It’s not unusual that when there are staff changes that there are office changes as well.”

Kathleen Parker Out at ‘Parker Spitzer’

Breaking: “Parker Spitzer” co-host Kathleen Parker is leaving CNN’s 8 PM program.

Parker’s co-host, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, will remain. Earlier we noted that Spitzer had been telling friends Parker would be leaving the network in short order.

The show is being reformatted as an ensemble program called “In the Arena,” and will feature a rotating lineup of contributors that will be paired with Spitzer, according to a tweet from the NY Times Brian Stelter.

Update: Its official: “Kathleen Parker has decided to leave the program to focus on her writing, and we have decided to take the show in a new direction,” said CNN/U.S. executive VP Ken Jautz in a memo to staff. “We will be adopting an ensemble format with several newsmakers, guests and contributors joining Eliot Spitzer each night. The new program will be called, “In the Arena,” beginning Monday. E.D. Hill and Will Cain will join the program as well others within and outside the CNN family.”

Cain is a columnist for National Review, while Hill is a former Fox News anchor, who is infamous for her “terrorist fist jab” comment on the network back in 2008.

“In the Arena” appears to be a reference to the famous quote by former President Theodore Roosevelt.

That quote, along with statements from Parker, Spitzer and Jautz are after the jump.

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CNN Adds Three Political Contributors

CNN is adding three new people to its “Best Political Team on Television,” in advance of the 2012 elections season.

Cornell Belcher (pictured right), Dana Loesch and Will Cain will join the network as political contributors, and will appear on the network’s primetime and dayside programming, as well as on other platforms.

Belcher is a Democratic strageist and former pollster for the DNC, Loesch is a talk-radio host and the editor of BigJournalism.com and Cain is a conservative commentator for NationalReview.com.

More information in the CNN release, after the jump.

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CNN Eyeing Shakeup at ‘Parker Spitzer?’

The Wall Street Journal’s Sam Schechner reports (Subscription required) that CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker on its 8 PM program “Parker Spitzer.”

Parker, of course, co-hosts the show with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.

“Parker Spitzer” has failed to catch on with viewers since it debuted in October, delivering ratings that were down compared to what the 8 PM hour typically delivered the year before. Turner Broadcasting chief Phil Kent, who oversees CNN, acknowledged that the show had been disappointing at an investor conference last week, saying:

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