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Delectable bits from around the web:

Charlie Rose’s entire show last night entailed highlights of appearances that his friend William F. Buckley, Jr. made on the program over the years. The host recalled significant moments in their personal relashionship over the years. An emotional Rose signed off at the end, ”Good night, Bill; good night to you.”

Gabriel Sherman of The New Republic writes about the internal discussion of The New York Times’ endorsement of Senator Hillary Clinton over Senator Barack Obama: ”On January 25, the New York Times endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton. At the time, the 1,100-word editorial stood out for both its tepidness and early appearance, coming near the front-end of the primary season. The piece ran in the paper the Friday before Super Tuesday, instead of in the Times’s symbolically-important Sunday edition … According to Times sources, the paper almost didn’t back Clinton. The divisions within the Gray Lady’s editorial board mirrored the deep divide that has split Democrats in this tightly contested campaign. The 20-member board had initially leaned toward Obama, Times sources say. But in January, after the board had debated the endorsement in two separate sessions, Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. decided to favor Clinton. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, declining to comment on the internal debate, acknowledged that the vote was a difficult one.”

Brian Garrity of The New York Post writes today about CBS Radio’s second-straight year losses: ”Shock jock Howard Stern may be long gone from CBS, but his absence continues to haunt the financial performance of the company’s struggling radio division as it attempts to reinvent itself two years later … The company is blaming the 2007 drop not on Stern — who reportedly accounted for as much as $100 million in revenue and $50 million in cash flow annually – but on the divestiture of 39 underperforming stations and weak ad sales.”

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