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TV Junkie: Cronkite Ill; Conan vs. Letterman Gets Tight

"The Soup" on E! at 10pm tonight
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Weekend EditionOur thoughts are with the family of veteran newsman, Walter Cronkite, who is reportedly gravely ill. If you were a kid in the '70s, chances are that Cronkite is still the voice and face of the news to you.
The late night battle between Letterman and Conan is getting tighter. Conan still has a slight lead but this is rapidly closing and the two should achieve parity in the next few weeks but we're heading into summer which usually means viewers will spend a few less hours in front of the TV.
Don't forget that next week: "Jon and Kate Plus 8" have a major announcement to make on Monday; Jason Jones will be reporting from Iran all week; and on The Weather Channel it's Hurricane Week all week long. Over on E! Online, some "House" folks spill the beans on the upcoming season.
Tonight it's late night Lakers' night on Conan and Kimmel. Sunday we're psyched for another "True Blood" episode.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, Jonathan Ross, "The Soup", Conan, Fallon. Saturday - "The Bad Seed", "Ashes to Ashes". Sunday - "Storm Stories: Hurricane Week", "True Blood".

Tonight [Check the full weekend schedule after the jump]

7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Meghan McCain; Hooman Majd, writer; Katty Kay, journalist; Paul Begala, political strategist; Joel Stein, writer

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8:00pm The Chopping Block NBC - Returns from hiatus