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Bad Days at ABC, NBC

• Eric Wishnie, an NBC News producer who was fired in 2006 for substance-abuse problems, fell to his death from his West Village rooftop. [NYDN]
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts announced that she has breast cancer. [ABC News]
• Condé Nast is expanding in India and expected to launch editions of Glamour, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Wired. Vogue will launch in September. [FT]

• Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized after suffering a seizure at his summer home in Maine. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• The computer company that provides software for those taking the bar exam assured test takers that no essays had been lost, as many had feared. [New York Law Journal]
D.C. firm Greenberg & Lieberman has opened a virtual office in Second Life and is already filing trademark applications and making real money there. [Law Blog/WSJ]

• Diane von Furstenberg welcomed 30 new CFDA members including Phillip Lim, Tory Burch, and Richard Chair. [British Vogue]
• SoapNet moved The Fashionista Diaries to CosmoGirl after Jane was shuttered. [Fashion Week Daily]
• John Mayer is one of the faces in the new Gap campaign. [NYP]

• Hedge-fund and private-equity managers will speak to Congress today about the economic dangers of making them pay higher taxes on profits. Steve Schwarzman declined an invitation. [NYS]
• Commerce Bank founder Vernon Hill has been forced to step down as chairman and CEO for improperly compensating friends and family members. [NYT]
• Bear Stearns, Lehman, Merrill, and Goldman bonds are as good as junk. [Bloomberg via Deal Journal/WSJ]

Bad Days at ABC, NBC