• Today's awkward cable moments: CNN reported this morning that the Coast Guard opened fire on a boat on the Potomoc. (Not true.) And the geniuses at MSNBC thought it would be a really neat idea to once again commemorate 9/11 by re-airing its coverage from the fateful morning. Thanks, guys.
• Fran Drescher is in discussions to host a Fox News show. No joke. [USN]
• President Obama sits down with Steve Kroft on Sunday's 60 Minutes. [CBS]
• A long list of media figures turned out for Dominick Dunne's memorial service yesterday at Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the UES. [NYT, WWD]
Anna Wintour is "bigger than ever," at least according to Tina Brown. [TDB]
• Obits: Larry Gelbart, the man who developed the TV series MASH and co-wrote Tootsie, is dead at 81. And Frank Batten Sr., the man responsible for bringing the Weather Channel into the world, is dead at 82.
• As if Twitter wasn't inundated with enough self-promotion as it is, the company now says it plans to start accepting advertising. [Reuters]

• NBC is expecting big things from Jay Leno's new show when it debuts next week. One thing it isn't expecting: lots of advertising revenue. [WSJ]
• The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off last night. [THR]
• Michael Kinsley, the veteran editor who helped start Slate.com, is joining The Atlantic as a columnist; he'll also edit a new website for the title. [Politico]
Creativity magazine has been folded into AdAge. [MB]
• CBS is renewing late-night host Craig Ferguson's contract. [Variety]
• Johnny Depp has signed up to do a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean. [THR]