How do you announce something that’s already out of the bag? In CNN’s case, it meant rounding up reporters and putting them on the phone Thurs morning with newly named CNN Worldwide pres Jeff Zucker and his boss, Turner chmn/CEO Phil Kent. And that meant asking the same question—what are you going to do about ratings—a half dozen different ways. There were some hints of what’s in store, like Zucker’s statements about competing with all programmers who produce nonfiction programming. More from Zucker’s vision here.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Gannett, which threatened a blackout with DISH last month (Cfax, 10/9), is now warning DirecTV subs that a disconnect might happen at week’s end if the 2 can’t strike a retrans deal.
CA’s Republican Congressman Darrell Issa took to Reddit Tues to talk about his draft bill proposing a temporary suspension of new Internet regulations. Here’s what he had to say.
Time Warner Cable launched TWC WiFi in Kansas City. Read on for more details on the service.

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The FCC wants to refresh the record on Equal Employment Opportunity data collection regarding race and gender. It’s specifically looking at Form 395-B, which is intended to gather workforce composition data

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