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Jul 29, 2002  •  Post A Comment

CBS lands Bush
New York-The presidential interview every news organization wanted for its Sept. 11 anniversary programming is going to CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. The taped interview with President Bush will air during the Sept. 11 prime-time block being filled by “60 Minutes” and “60 Minutes II.”
McCain drops block
Washington-Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., last week dropped an effort to block all White House nominations, a move that could clear the way for the Senate to confirm Jonathan Adelstein for a Democratic slot at the Federal Communications Commission. But at deadline, sources said it was unknown whether another senator would attempt to block a vote on the longtime aide to Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. For dropping his blockade, Sen. McCain won a commitment from the White House to install a Democratic candidate the legislator favors at the Federal Elections Commission.
King World names hosts
Los Angeles-King World has cast former ABC news correspondent Jack Ford and actress Alexandra Wentworth as co-hosts for an upcoming daytime talk show pilot aimed at a possible 2003 launch, sources have confirmed.
PBS, TiVo in deal
New York-PBS and TiVo have struck a six-month alliance under which TiVo will promote to TiVo subscribers PBS programming, especially shows related to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The commemorative programming, which PBS is running under the umbrella title of “We Remember,” will begin airing Sept. 3.