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The interview-elect

"60 Minutes" has snagged the first post-Nov. 4 interview with President-elect Barack Obama. Steve Kroft's interview with Obama and his wife, Michelle, will take place today in Chicago and air Sunday.

Cochran exiting RTNDA

Former CBS News bureau chief and "Meet the Press" exec producer Barbara Cochran will retire in June from the Radio-Television News Directors Assn. that she has led since 1997.

ESPN wins Open

A day after Turner Sports dropped out of the bidding, ESPN has reached an eight-year deal to carry the British Open golf championship.

'Loser' gains

Shine Prods. will produce "The Biggest Loser" for ITV's daytime lineup. While, ShineReveille International has sold the series "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" to eight countries.

The best 'View'

For the first time, ABC's talk show "The View" was the most-watched program in daytime in total viewers (4.7 million) the week ending Nov. 9.

Up for adoption

Lucy Liu, Nia Vardalos, HBO's Sue Naegle and NBC Uni TV's legal team will take part in National Adoption Day on Saturday, which will finalize the adoptions of 200 foster kids.
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