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Couric Apologizes to St. Paul, Minn. for Geography Mixup

couricapology.jpgAt the close of the CBS Evening News last night, Katie Couric apologized for getting her geography wrong.

Paul Walsh of the twin cities’ Star Tribune reports that late last week Couric said Sen. John McCain will accept the G.O.P. nomination next month in Minneapolis.

The Republican National Convention is actually in neighboring St. Paul, the capital of the state.

Couric extended her “apologies to the people of St. Paul” and even mentioned what St. Paul (the saint) stood for: forgiveness.

Click here to see Couric’s apology, as reported by CBS O&O, WCCO-TV.

Intern Ethan

Evening News Anchors to Appear on LKL Tonight

The three evening news anchors will appear on Larry King Live tonight to talk about their upcoming Stand Up To Cancer benefit, which will be simulcast by their networks Sept. 5.

This will be the first time the anchors have made an appearance together on cable. Submit your email or iReport questions here.

The event was announced at the end of May when the anchors appeared on The Early Show, GMA, and Today.

Last week Katie Couric visited The View to promote the event.

Intern Ethan

CNN/You Tube: The Ratings, Part III

(and we’re pretty sure there won’t be a Part IV)

In getting more information on the CNN claim that the network “had the highest 18-34 delivery in cable news history.” CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson clarifies it even further to TVNewser. “More 18-34 year olds watched the CNN/YouTube debate than any previous primary debate in cable news history.” We’re talking the primaries, people.

On to the general election… (and the TV ratings that will follow).

Matthews, Armstrong To Host Presidential Forum

armstrong_7.25_2.jpg Lance Armstrong and Chris Matthews are teaming up to make sure the candidates for president don’t forget to, in Armstrong’s words, “discuss the No. 1 killer in this country:” cancer. It’s part of the two-day Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum to be held in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Matthews and Armstrong will host the 2-hour forums. Democrats will take part on Monday, August 27; the Republicans on Tuesday, August 28. “Working on a cure for cancer should be a national priority,” said Matthews. “I look forward to working with Lance to bring more attention to this cause.”

Forbes reports at least five candidates have confirmed their attendance, including John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson, Tommy Thompson, Sen. Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee.

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 24

25-54 demographic: (LS)

Total day: FNC: 242 | CNN: 156 | MSNBC: 120 | HLN: 98 | CNBC: 59

Prime: FNC: 434 | CNN: 284 | MSNBC: 214 | HLN: 171 | CNBC: 72

  5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Gibson: Hume: Shep: O’Reilly: H&C: Greta: O’Reilly:
  175 318 369 475 461 365 265
CNN Blitzer: Dobbs: Blitzer: Zahn: King: Cooper: Cooper:
  179 219 154 180 329 344 193
MSNBC Hardball: Tucker: Hardball: Countdo.: Abrams: Investig.: Investig.:
  122 72 120 229 214 200 210
HLN Prime: Prime: Beck: Grace: Beck: Grace: Showbiz:
  88 105 105 253 118 141 143


Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

cbsEYE_7.25.jpgThe Early Show Co-Anchor Harry Smith and Weather Anchor Dave Price will throw the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians game tomorrow night. Then, bright and early Friday morning, Smith and Price will anchor The Early Show from Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

20/20 Moves Up

stossel_vargas.jpgFor nearly 20 years, ABC’s 20/20 has been a staple of ABC’s Friday night programming, airing as a late news lead-in at 10et/9ct. That’s about to change. In a memo to staffers today, ABC VP Phyllis McGrady announced the news show will be on two hours earlier at 8et/7ct. “Our West Coast colleagues want the strong lead-in that 20/20 will provide to help launch some new and returning shows on Friday night,” writes McGrady. “You should be proud that the company recognizes the enduring strength of 20/20.”

Mika Can’t Escape Lindsay… Yet

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, didn’t rip up the script this morning when anchoring a segment on the troubles of Lindsay Lohan. Brzezinski made international headlines when she refused to read stories related to the release of Paris Hilton from jail. Brzezinski, who does double duty as Joe Scarborough‘s newsier sidekick on Morning Joe and anchors MSNBC’s daytime hours, moderated a rather lengthy debate on whether celebrity rehab is a joke.
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The Ticker: ABC Suit, Nightline, JK & Today…

> Even after a “full retraction and apology on the air,” a California preacher is moving ahead with his lawsuit against 20/20. The LA Times has the story.

> Marketwatch.com’s Jon Friedman writes about Nightline coming out of the shadow of Ted Koppel: “By showing grit and stressing smart storytelling, the reworked ‘Nightline’ has proven capable of establishing a legacy of its own.”

> The Today show rounds out the week with more Harry Potter mania. Meredith Vieira sits down with Potter author JK Rowling, for segments airing Thursday, Friday and on Dateline Sunday. Rowling tells Vieira, “It was this amazing cathartic moment. The end of 17 years’ work.”

CBS Hires A “Next Generation” Correspondent

doane_7.25.jpgCBS News has announced the hiring of Seth Doane, most recently a New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International. President of CBS News & Sports, Sean McManus calls Doane “one of the most impressive young reporters working today.” “Seth further strengthens what has developed into a very strong corps of ‘next generation’ CBS News correspondents,” McManus said. Doane will be based in New York.

Click continued to read the note from CBS…

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