The NBC Ticker: Todd, Deal, Dog

By Chris Ariens 

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  • NBC’s Chuck Todd will host the 2015 RTDNA First Amendment Awards, now in its 25th year. The event will be held in Washington, DC, March 11.
  • A conservative super-PAC has produced an ad campaign attempting to stop Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The ad says Comcast-NBCU “is becoming America’s most powerful and militant leftwing political force.”
  • The “Today” show has a new best friend. The yellow Lab is making the rounds at 30 Rock this afternoon. See: here. The Puppy with a Purpose, which will be named by viewers, will be trained to become a guide dog.