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The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson to Debut at 2 P.M. on Fox News Sept. 30 (TVNewser)
Fox News has confirmed that former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 p.m. hour on the network starting Monday. The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson will be preceded by America’s News HQ, co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota. Variety Carlson’s program will be set against an hour of CNN Newsroom on CNN and MSNBC’s News Nation, hosted by Tamron Hall. Deadline Hollywood The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports, the network said. Carlson recently left the network’s popular morning program Fox & Friends; she was replaced by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. TheWrap Carlson, who came aboard Fox News in 2005 after serving as a correspondent and co-anchor on CBS News’ Saturday Early Show, will interview newsmakers and lead in-depth panel debates, lending viewers context and perspective on the headlines of the day. The program will also utilize social media to explore trending news stories and enlist viewer feedback.

CNN Denies Iranian Press Claims That Amanpour-Rouhani Interview Was Mistranslated (TheWrap)
CNN is fighting back against an Iranian news outlet’s claims that it fabricated portions of Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by posting the raw video of the interview with an accompanying transcript. Amanpour spoke with Rouhani during his visit to the United States for the United Nations general assembly in an interview that aired on CNN International on Wednesday. Based on excerpts of the interview posted online, Fars News Agency claimed that CNN had “added to or changed parts of his remarks when Christiane Amanpour asked him about the Holocaust.” The Washington Post / Erik Wemple CNN host Brooke Baldwin opened a segment based on the sit-down session, playing up a discussion between Amanpour and Rouhani over Iran’s longstanding position/non-position regarding the Holocaust. In response to a question from Amanpour, the Iranian president uttered a “groundbreaking comment…, a comment made specifically to us here at CNN. Three words: ‘The Holocaust happened,’” Baldwin noted. NYT The dispute over his comments reflects the extreme delicacy of the Holocaust as an issue in Iranian-American relations. More broadly, it speaks to the political tightrope Rouhani is walking, trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with the United States that will ease sanctions to please everyday Iranians, without provoking a backlash by hard-liners.

Jeff Bewkes: Time Warner Would Consider Bundling HBO With Broadband (Deadline New York)
Time Warner‘s CEO says he’d be open to helping a broadband-only product from a cable company because it would protect HBO‘s relationship with the biggest source of the premium channel’s customers. “Distributors are competing more,” Jeff Bewkes told investors at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in NYC. A cable-provided broadband arrangement with HBO “will make it an offer you can’t refuse… We see growth there for HBO in that.”

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Comedian Arrested After Punching Journalist Josh Rogin at D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity Competition (US News & World Report / Washington Whispers)
This year’s D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity contest may go down as the most memorable and not for what was going on onstage. Comedy headliner Dan Nainan — a professional comedian who in the past has performed for President Obama — got into a skirmish with Newsweek / Daily Beast correspondent Josh Rogin. Rogin sent out several Tweets during Nainan’s set. “Dan Nainan was funny until he dusted off his 2005 Katrina jokes in a gratingly bad [George W. Bush] impression,” Rogin wrote. “Dan Nainan makes his umpteenth joke about how Asians [can’t] distinguish between letters ‘L’ and ‘R.’ Election, erection we get it,” Rogin added. Nainan then approached Rogin, who was sitting at the back of the DC Improv comedy club and punched him. “Dan Nainan comes over to me and says, ‘Are you Josh Rogin,’ and I said yes and then he punched me in the jaw, then he pushed me, then he walked away and about 10 seconds later he came over and punched me again,” Rogin told Whispers directly after the fight. The Washington Post / The Reliable Source The incident became an immediate social media sensation: The room was filled with Twitter-happy Beltway types who had gathered for the semi-annual contest, which — despite a questionable record of charity fundraising — has remained a favorite with media and policy types.