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> Barbara Walters‘ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2008,” in which Barack Obama was #1, won its timeslot last night. The show averaged a 4.2 rating giving ABC its best numbers in months in the hour and giving the network a win for the night in the A18-49 demo.

> CBS and BusinessWeek are collaborating on content for the CBS Evening News and the magazine. Sean McManus says the partnership will, “offer even greater depth and breadth in our broadcast and online reports.” Tonight, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the business of social networking sites for medical patients. An accompanying story is in the December 15th issue.

> CNBC’s “Squawk Box” co-anchor Joe Kernen is making his first appearance this weekend as a panelist on the syndicated “Chris Matthews Show.”

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