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By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 22, 2013

Some items from the email:

From ABC, re Barbara Walters: Barbara Walters is recovering after an inauguration weekend fall, and said she expects to be released from the hospital soon.

"Barbara went to Washington to cover the inauguration. She missed a step and had a fall, which cut her upper temple. The doctors stitched her up and she is doing fine, but they want her to take it easy," Whoopi Goldberg said on "The View" today.

In a statement, Walters, 83, said she wanted to "thank all the people who have called, written and been concerned about me".

"I am running a low grade fever and the doctors are keeping me in the hospital until my temperature is normal. I'm pleased to say that it is going in the right direction and I will be home soon," the veteran ABC News journalist said.

Walters fell Saturday on a stair at the British Ambassador's residence, and out of an abundance of caution, was taken to the hospital to be examined by doctors.

As you know, Katie Couric is interviewing Manti Te'o. The official word on that: Katie Couric has scored the first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie.” Couric will sit down with Te’o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o, who are speaking out for the first time on camera. The Notre Dame football star and Heisman Trophy runner-up has claimed he is the victim of a hoax, after it was revealed that his girlfriend never existed and her death was faked. Their conversation will broadcast on “Katie” on THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 (check local listings/ or Couric will preview exclusive content and her own original reporting across ABC News platforms.

CBS has made a deal with Condoleezza Rice. The word: CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News today announced Condoleezza Rice as a CBS News Contributor. Her appointment is effective January 20.

In this role, the former Secretary of State will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.

Rice is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005. She was the first woman to hold the position.


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