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The Ticker: Cramer, Cooper, Russert…

> CNBC’s Jim Cramer hosts his first NBC special, “The American Dream with Jim Cramer,” premiering Sunday at 7pm. The special includes interviews with several top NASCAR drivers and discusses money-making opportunities.

> Is Anderson Cooper obsessed with keeping them honest? Mervin Block dissects the usage of and meaning behind the CNN anchor’s phrase du jour.

> ABC News producer Michael Bicks writes in the New York Times how Tim Russert‘s death made him think to go to the doctor after mild chest pains. He was suffering a heart attack: “Because at the right moment I thought of Tim Russert, I am one of the lucky ones.”

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