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The Ticker: Carroll, Nightline, Gibson…

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> Good Morning America promoted an exclusive with Jill Carroll this morning, but NBC’s Today Show aired a Carroll segment at the exact same time. ABC had a partnership with the Christian Science Monitor to air the Monitor’s taped interview with Carroll starting last night. But the excerpts were also made available to any news organization that wanted them…

> For the week of July 31, Nightline beat repeats of David Letterman in total viewers and the demo. Nightline’s demo viewership — 1.62 million — was at its highest point since June 19, while Letterman’s demo # — 1.55 million — was its lowest since August 2001…

> TV Week sums up news coverage of the terror plot: “Sometimes you’re better off being lucky than good,” Steve Friedman says…

> Al Kamen in Monday’s WP: “Conflict of Interest or Legitimate Punditry? You Decide…”

> The Donklephant blog asks: “What the hell is wrong with John Gibson?…”

> Check out the hip new design for the Headline News Web site…

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