More awards: Television's love affair with awards shows continues. Cable's Spike TV channel will present the Video Game Awards on Dec. 4, with David Spade hosting.


Anchor away: Brian Williams will quit anchoring his nightly newscast on CNBC in January to devote his energies to reporting and anchoring on the NBC broadcast network. A replacement for the CNBC show has not been named.


PBS host: PBS has hired conservative commentator Tucker Carlson as host of a weekly public-affairs program that is expected to launch in June. He'll continue on CNN's "Crossfire."

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