CNBC is bringing Al Sharpton on board as a political commentator for the Democratic and Republican conventions. — CNBC’s "Kudlow & Cramer" nabbed an exclusive interview with veep Dick Cheney, today, 5pm ET. — MSNBC marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day with coverage from Normandy and throughout the Atlantic Theater. The solemn occasion begins tomorrow at 4am with a commemoration at the American Cemetery in Coleville, France and continues with Joe Scarborough’s visit to Omaha Beach (10pm). The capper: 2-hr special "June 6, 1944: As It Happened," (8pm), which features MSNBC correspondents reporting the storming of the beaches as though events were unfolding in real time. — Racing legends like Cale Yarborough and Dick Trickle take on young stars Sterling Marlin, Jimmy Spencer and others on "Racing’s Greatest Night of Champions," a 3-hr In Demand special bowing June 18, 8pm. — Cox Sports Television was awarded exclusive rights to this weekend’s 2004 NCAA regional baseball tournament. The hardball tourney will be held in Baton Rouge and features area teams LSU and So Miss. — CTAM’s Retail Committee tomorrow launches its promotion of Olympic coverage in HD with spots on NBC, including during the Belmont. The ads will direct viewers to onlycablecan.com and 1-877-OnlyCable for HD info. — The Weather Channel kicks off "Hurricane Week" Mon with themed shows during "Storm Stories" (8pm ET) and "Evening Edition" (9pm).

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