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

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"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.
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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.
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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.
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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