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Tucker Carlson on Obama TV-Rights Controversy

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January 19, 2009: Today we’re joined by former MSNBC and CNN anchor Tucker Carlson.

Tucker will discuss how his hometown of Washington, D.C., is preparing for the inauguration of Barack Obama – and its ensuing festivities. He’ll also share with us his thoughts on how the media is covering the big event. As always, we'll go inside the day’s media-industry headlines as well.

And be sure to check mediabistro.com, TVNewser.com and FishbowlNY.com, along with other mediabistro.com blogs, for comprehensive inauguration coverage.

NOTE: FishbowlNY.com Editor Glynnis MacNicol will be co-hosting from D.C. today and tomorrow.

As for the supposed "exclusive" events, Carlson tells us: "These are public events taking place on public property. The Mall is not owned by the Inaugural Committee or this administration or any television network. It belongs to…all 308 million of us. So how can decide you have exclusive rights to something that takes place on the National Mall!”

He also talks about potential sponsorships (Home Depot White House?) and the excessive security in D.C.

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