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The Ticker: Koch, Mendenhall, Ratigan…

> CNN P.R.: “Six months after Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, CNN correspondent Kathleen Koch returns to the town where she grew up, Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and finds a stalled recovery,” on CNN Presents this weekend. “Saving My Town — The Fight for Bay Saint Louis” premieres on Saturday…

> Lost Remote writes about the web as Army bureacracy workaround: NBC’s Preston Mendenhall “had been trying to set up an interview with Lt. Col. Matt Dillon,” but he was getting nowhere through the official channels. “It turns out Lt. Col. Dillion reads Baghdad Blog. And, unaware of Mendenhall’s fruitless interview setup attempts, the good lieutenant colonel extended an invitation for later this week…”

> An e-mailer says: “Dylan Ratigan of CNBC made a humorous Freudian slip during a segment earlier today on news that Sports Illustrated is offering their swimsuit issue through Apple’s online store. Ratigan initially said the clips could be ‘downlaid’ before smirking and quickly correcting himself to say ‘download.’”

> FNC was first with the news of the Cheney shooting on Sunday. MSNBC followed and CNN was last…

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