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BROADCAST/CABLE by Marauder
October 19, 2009, 2:45 PM
Filed under: BROADCAST/CABLE

BROADCAST/CABLE

Officials say Colorado parents concocted the story that their young son was trapped in high-flying balloon to market themselves for a reality television deal. A yet-to-be-named “media outlet” that blurs “the line between entertainment and news” may be a conspirator. (Iwantmedia 10/19, Yahoo News 10/19)

Boy.

Discovery’s TLC is filing a lawsuit against Jon Gosselin, the co-star of its smash reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” The suit charges that Gosselin violated his contract by taking paying gigs from other television shows, including CBS’ “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.” (Iwantmedia 10/19, LA Times 10/19)

NBC’s Brian Williams, anchor of the most-watched evening newscast, will become a special “contributor” to low-rated “The Jay Leno Show.” Also:“Jay Leno” is undermining the viewership of local late-night newscasts, which are a crucial source of revenue for affiliates. (Iwantmedia 10/19, Broadcasting & Cable 10/19)

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