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Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [PRNewser]

Jefferson Book Party Toasts Arianna Huffington and Thrive - Posted May 16, 2014
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and ... [FishbowlDC]

All the Media News, That's Fit To Air - Posted April 14, 2014
While the three evening newscasts and the network morning shows often look the same -- with the same lineup of stories, often airing at the same time -- the two media criticism shows, prov... [TVNewser]

Franken Says Merged Comcast, Time Warner Cable 'Will Be Bad for Consumers' - Posted March 10, 2014
Having done two stints as a writer and performer on "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken knows a thing or two about NBC. This morning on CBS, the Minnesota democrat said NBC parent company Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable "will be bad for consumers of TV, of cable TV and... [TVNewser]

Geraldo Rivera 'Truly Contemplating' Run For U.S. Senate - Posted January 31, 2013
Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera says that he is "truly contemplating" running for a U.S. Senate seat in his native New Jersey. The Hill ... [TVNewser]

Geraldo Rivera's Al Gore Story - Posted January 10, 2013
On "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, Geraldo Rivera spoke to Bill O'Reilly about the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera, and shared a story about running into Al Gore. The year was 2006, and Gore and comedian ... [TVNewser]

Germany Investigating Facebook's Facial Recognition, Again - Posted August 15, 2012
Europeans are growing increasingly suspicious of Facebook's facial-recognition efforts. Earlier this month, ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: iPad Prototype | Facebook Grilled | YouTube Blurring - Posted July 19, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sen. Al Franken Grills Facebook About Facial Recognition - Posted July 18, 2012
Not everyone was excited when Facebook acquired facial recognition software company Face.com. Sen. Al Franke... [AllFacebook]

Politicians at the Comic Book Store - Posted September 13, 2011
For comic book publisher Bluewater Productions, it's not superheros that bring in the big bucks, it's politicians. According to a piece on Politico, the publisher has sold 130,000 copies of a comic about Michelle Obama. "She competes with ... [GalleyCat]

Prudence is Required as PR Proceeds Into Mobile - Posted May 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_20732" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Jay Westcott/Politico"][/caption] Yesterday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) led ... [PRNewser]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted May 10, 2011
  -BBH New York hired Saatchi & Saatchi London alum ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Apple's Response to Location-Tracking Controversy, Cont'd - Posted April 28, 2011
Following yesterday's crisis FAQ response to the controversy over Apple's data-collecting "bug," CEO Steve Jobs came out wit... [PRNewser]

Tuesday Morning Stir - Posted February 15, 2011
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FCC Poised to Pass Net Neutrality Rules - Posted December 21, 2010
FCC officials have indicated that net neutrality rules will be approved, though some say the rules have too many loopholes. (Update after the jump.) Broadcasting & Cable reports the rules include a "transparency rule" where "fixed and wireless broadband service providers" must "provide relevant information about their services to both... [PRNewser]

Al Franken on His USO Tours and Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Posted September 22, 2010
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Franken on Net Neutrality - Posted July 27, 2010
Al Franken was the keynote speaker - the headliner on Saturday night at Netroots Nation. "Net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time," he told the crowd. ... [FishbowlLA]

Zucker Lobbied Senator Franken About NBC/Comcast Merger - Posted July 26, 2010
The clip above is TheUptake's Michael McIntee interviewing Senator Al Franken at Netroots Nation this past Saturday. Franken, a SNL alumn, admits that ... [FishbowlLA]

Internet a Key Point of Opposition to Comcast-NBCU Deal - Posted June 22, 2010
Yesterday was the last day to file comments on the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger, and a number of individuals and companies weighed in. Among those filing comments in opposition to the deal were Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and satellite companies DirecTV and DI... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former NBC Employee Turned Senator 'Very Concerned' About Comcast/NBCU Deal - Posted February 5, 2010
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is getting the most ink this morning for his role at yesterday's Senate Subcommittee hearing into the prposed Comcast/NBCU merger. NBCU president Jeff Zucker and Comcast CEO Bria... [TVNewser]

BREAKING Air America: No More Live Programming Filing Chapter 7 - Posted January 21, 2010
We just received this memo: From: Charlie Kireker Date: January 21, 2010 4:36:59 PM EST To: All Subject: Air America Operations It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will... [FishbowlLA]

Press Club to Inaugurate New Prez Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg - Posted December 15, 2009
Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News will be inaugurated as the 103rd president of the National Press Club on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Bjerga, 36, who covers agricultural policy for Bloomberg News and grew up on a farm in northern Minnesota, will honored at the inaugural e... [FishbowlDC]

Senate Confirms Perry Mason Fan - Posted August 6, 2009
By a 68 to 31 vote, the Senate has confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the country's newest Supreme Court Justice--putting a fan of the televised adventures of Perry Mason on the nation's highest court. Sadly, ... [GalleyCat]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted July 1, 2009
Outta Control: CBS's Chip Reid and corps legend Helen Thomas led the charge on the issue of how the WH chose to select questioners and attendees at today's health care town hall. A defensive Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pointed to the submiss... [FishbowlDC]

Al Franken Backlash - Posted July 1, 2009
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ABC News' Rick Klein Checks In To The Menu - Posted July 1, 2009
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ABC News' Rick Klein Checks In To The Menu - Posted July 1, 2009
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Morning Media Menu: ABC's Rick Klein - Posted July 1, 2009
ABC News' senior political reporter Rick Klein joined the Morning Media Menu today to discuss some of the week's big political headlines, including Al Franken's new Senate seat and Sarah Palin's rough profile in Vanity Fair. "In my estimatio... [FishbowlDC]

Al Franken Wins! (Again)|Ex-FoxNew.com Columnist Sues News Corp.|There May Be Jobs In Atlanta|OK! Paid $500K For MJ Photo - Posted June 30, 2009
FishbowlLA: The Minnesota Supreme Court certifed ... [Fishbowl NY]

Al Franken Wins! (Again)|Ex-FoxNew.com Columnist Sues News Corp.|There May Be Jobs In Atlanta|OK! Paid $500K For MJ Photo - Posted June 30, 2009
FishbowlLA: The Minnesota Supreme Court certifed ... [FishbowlNY]

Minnesota Court Rules for Al Franken - Posted June 30, 2009
This afternoon the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously decided that comedian, author, and Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken should receive the election certificate that would give him a seat in the United States Senate --ruling that Franken won the highly-contested race. Accor... [GalleyCat]

Al Franken Wins Senate Seat...Again! - Posted June 30, 2009
Geez, Norm Coleman, it's nearly July. How much foot-dragging were you planning on doing? AP reports: The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat ... [FishbowlLA]

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media - Posted June 9, 2009
Today's Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff, ... [Fishbowl NY]

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media - Posted June 9, 2009
Today's Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff, ... [FishbowlNY]

FBLA Meets Al Franken...and Other Politicos - Posted January 17, 2009
We got to take a picture (a crappy one from an iPhone) with soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken at the Media Matters party. And yeah, we are ... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Crashes Media Matters Inauguration Kick Off Party - Posted January 17, 2009
Don't ask how we ended up with these people. Let's just say security isn't that tight. First in the photo above is Al Franken. Yes, the soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken. Also spotted was Arianna Huffington, ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.09 - Posted January 8, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Franken and Davis on Letterman - Posted January 6, 2009
The internets are being flooded with old film ... [FishbowlLA]

Franken Stirring It Up: The Repubs Love This Guy - Posted January 5, 2009
Al Franken took his "Saturday Night Live" gig to the next level when he was officially was announced the winner in the Senate race in Minnesota. But the Repubs are pulling out the stops. Dick Morris, wh... [FishbowlLA]

Al Franken Wins...A Senate Seat! - Posted January 5, 2009
Al Franken looks to the winner of the in Minnesota senate race with Norm Coleman. And yes, ... [FishbowlLA]

Election Oracle, Nate Silver Projects Win for Franken - Posted November 24, 2008
Nate Silver, the guy that predicted the election better than anyone else, now says that it's likely that Al Fra... [FishbowlLA]

Russert Grilled | Buffett Staked | O.J. Blocked | Diller | Green | Franken | Wholpin - Posted February 8, 2007
Tim Russert: Grilled at Libby trial. [NY Sun] Warren Buffett: Stake in Times Co.? [Reuters] O.J.: Blocked from spending If I Did It... [Fishbowl NY]

Russert Grilled | Buffett Staked | O.J. Blocked | Diller | Green | Franken | Wholpin - Posted February 8, 2007
Tim Russert: Grilled at Libby trial. [NY Sun] Warren Buffett: Stake in Times Co.? [Reuters] O.J.: Blocked from spending If I Did It... [FishbowlNY]

Air America Sold | Franken Out | Judy Miller Testifies | Top Chef Spoiled | Martha Lures Boodro From MacBain | Demetri Martin Shills | VH1 Loves Bloggers - Posted January 30, 2007
Air America Sold: And Al Franken's leaving. [AP | ETP] Judith M... [Fishbowl NY]

Air America Sold | Franken Out | Judy Miller Testifies | Top Chef Spoiled | Martha Lures Boodro From MacBain | Demetri Martin Shills | VH1 Loves Bloggers - Posted January 30, 2007
Air America Sold: And Al Franken's leaving. [AP | ETP] Judith M... [FishbowlNY]

Someone Wants To Buy Air America ... - Posted January 29, 2007
... and the AP reports that his name is Stephen Green, the founder and chairman of the New York-based SL Green Realty Corp. If the surname sounds familiar, it might be because Stephen's brother is Mark Green, a N... [Fishbowl NY]

Someone Wants To Buy Air America ... - Posted January 29, 2007
... and the AP reports that his name is Stephen Green, the founder and chairman of the New York-based SL Green Realty Corp. If the surname sounds familiar, it might be because Stephen's brother is Mark Green, a N... [FishbowlNY]

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