The Ticker: Crime Pays, Abramson Speaks, DC Unaware

By Chris Ariens 

  • On Tuesday MSNBC began airing “Caught on Camera” and “Lockup” at 3am and 4amET replacing previous night’s editions of “All In with Chris Hayes” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.” CNN recently replaced overnight re-airs with crime shows leading into “Early Start.”

  • Greta Van Susteren interviews her tonight, Katie Couric tomorrow, but last night on their radio show, Rita Cosby and Pat Kiernan talked with fired NYT executive editor Jill Abramson: “It was definitely an odd experience to be the subject of the story,” said Abramson.

  • TV reporter Justin Gray was stopped at the Orlando airport because a TSA agent didn’t accept his ID: a driver license from the District of Columbia. “He demanded a passport,” Gray reports on WFTV, “Because he didn’t recognize my ID.”