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Saturday Night Toast for Newly Appointed U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith - Posted 23 hours ago
[caption id="attachment_132405" align="alignright" width="384"] Mikey Dickerson, Megan Smith, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Kara Swisher, Lucky Carney[/caption] Saturday night at the home of Hilary Rosen, colleagues, friends and family ga... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bloomberg Cancels Hunt | CNN Politics Makes Cuts - Posted August 8, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bloomberg Cancels Hunt | CNN Politics Makes Cuts - Posted August 8, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Rick Perry to Al Hunt: Nugent Not a Racist, Snowden Not a Whistleblower - Posted March 7, 2014
Al Hunt joined Rick Perry at CPAC today, where the Texas governor had just finished delivering a rousing speech, exhorting the crowd to wage a "little rebellion" to devolve power to the states. Perry sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Hu... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [FishbowlNY]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

Whose Hair: Revealed - Posted February 1, 2013
On Thursday we asked you to name this spectacularly maned gentleman who showed up to The New Republic's relaunch party at Bibiana. Guesses include Bloomberg's Al Hunt, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), ... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewsers Meet in Boston to Remember Tip O'Neill - Posted December 10, 2012
TVNewser was in Boston this weekend as several TV news anchors and contributors took a trip down memory lane. They gathered at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library for a panel discussion on the life of Tip O'Neill. The legendary former Speaker of the House, who passed away in 1994. Sunday marked... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg TV's Election Night Plans - Posted November 5, 2012
Bloomberg TV's election night coverage kicks off at 7pmET Tuesday with a special edition of "Bloomberg Surveillance," hosted by Tom Keene. Keene will be joined by ... [TVNewser]

Obama For America Press Secretary: 'Some networks have a different business model' - Posted September 4, 2012
At the Bloomberg Link Monday, a panel of journalists convened to talk about politics and media in the 21st century. During the Q&A portion, a guest asked the panel if the trend of ideological cable news programming was harmful to the public discourse in this country. Opinions were divided. "You look at... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg's RNC HQ Looks Very Familiar - Posted August 29, 2012
We stopped by Bloomberg's RNC workspace this afternoon on Harbour Island, just across from the RNC happenings in Tampa. The multi-purpose space serves as an office for Bloomberg News and TV staffers, a studio for "Street Smart," a place for panel discussions -- reps from Google were there today talking tech... [TVNewser]

Charlie Rose Pulling Double Duty For Bloomberg TV Convention Coverage - Posted August 17, 2012
Bloomberg TV is the latest network to slate 2012 convention coverage. Not surprisingly, its coverage will focus on economic issues, and will originate from the "Bloomberg Link" event space being set up in both Tampa and Charlotte. ... [TVNewser]

With Ryan Comes Spark in Journalistic Tone - Posted August 13, 2012
Journalists were as invested as anyone in Mitt Romney's VP pick. After all, they're the ones stuck covering these two for the next th... [FishbowlDC]

Bloomberg.com Launches Politics Vertical, Blog - Posted August 7, 2012
Bloomberg.com is getting more political. It has launched a politics vertical and a blog, titled Political Capital, which is act... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bloomberg.com Launches Politics Vertical, Blog - Posted August 7, 2012
Bloomberg.com is getting more political. It has launched a politics vertical and a blog, titled Political Capital, which is act... [FishbowlNY]

Separated at Birth: Bloomberg's Al Hunt - Posted June 20, 2012
Today we're pairing three Washington D.C. media types. Here we have Bloomberg Washington Bureau Chief Al Hunt with Democratic strategist Peter Fenn and WaPo's E.J. Dionne. We nearly threw in actor Jack Lemmon at the last moment and restrained ourselves. ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2012
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama's third State of the Union address. The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET -- anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Tapper Dings Reliable Source's Unreliable Sources - Posted September 27, 2011
ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is questioning the validity of a recent item written by WaPo's premier gossip column The Reliable Source: "Dear @WashingtonPost reporting I attended a farewell party for a departing WH staff... [FishbowlDC]

Monday | Biggie Would Be Proud | Good Luck - Posted June 17, 2011
PRNewser: Rebecca Black's Friday is back up on YouTube, for those of you who still haven't figured out the whole "days of the week" thing. TVNewser: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Monday | Biggie Would Be Proud | Good Luck - Posted June 17, 2011
PRNewser: Rebecca Black's Friday is back up on YouTube, for those of you who still haven't figured out the whole "days of the week" thing. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Bloomberg's Al Hunt Joins Riff Raff of Twitter - Posted June 17, 2011
Al Hunt, Executive Editor for Bloomberg News in Washington and former bureau chief and executive Washington editor for WSJ (he was at WSJ for 35 years) sent his first tweet today...to Bloomberg TV anchor Margaret Brennan. "For a guy my age it was really an adjustment," Hunt, 68, mused. He went on to... [FishbowlDC]

Guess Who'll Be Writing for Bloomberg's Editorial Section? - Posted April 29, 2011
HuffPost's Michael Calderone is reporting that none other than famed WaPo columnist Ezra Klein (looking rather muscul... [FishbowlDC]

Network plans for Obama remarks on Libya - Posted March 28, 2011
Here's what the cable networks are planning for coverage of Pres. Obama's address on Libya tonight at 7:30pmET from the National Defense University. Bloomberg's executive editor Al Hunt and Julianna Goldman anchor coverage from Bloomberg TV's Washington bureau. CNN will lead into th... [TVNewser]

HuffPost's Ultimate Media Couples List - Posted February 23, 2011
HuffPost readers have spoken. And when HuffPost readers speak, the world listens. This time, they have chosen the "Ultimate Media Duo." (Important to note: unlike most H... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview: 09.19.10 - Posted September 17, 2010
NBC's Meet the Press: Fmr. President Bill Clinton and Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.)Fmr. Secretary of State. ABC's This Week: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. CBS' Face the Nation: Former President Bill Clinton, WaPo's Michael Gerson and Republican Strategist Ed Rollins. CNN's State of the Union with... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Candidates Accused of 'Garbage Campaigning' - Posted July 9, 2010
The July 15 race for the at-large seat of the White House Correspondents' Association is reaching a fevered pitch. The race has gotten so competitive that all three candidates -- Politico's Carol Lee, Bloomberg's Hans Nichols a... [FishbowlDC]

Al Hunt Loses UVA Bet with Margaret Brennan - Posted July 2, 2010
Bloomberg's Washington executive editor Al Hunt lost a bet with anchor Margaret Brennan about whether the regulatory reform bill would be passed by July 4th. The price? Hunt got stuck wearing a University of Virgnia sweatshirt on air. Brennan: "You are a man of your word here, Al." ... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg's Al Hunt Loses a Bet (Hence the Sweatshirt) - Posted July 2, 2010
Several weeks ago Bloomberg's Al Hunt and Margaret Brennan made a bet that if the regulatory reform bill wasn't passed by July 4th, Hunt would wear a UVA sweatshirt (Margaret's alma mater) on air. Well it hasn't passed and he's wearing the sweatshirt today. ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News, Bloomberg Spar Over Thomas Seat - Posted June 17, 2010
Oh its on. With Helen Thomas no longer occupying the coveted front row seat in the White House briefing room, the two leading contenders, Fox News and Bloomberg, are making their cases. Michael Calderone at Yahoo! News has the details, including the letters from Fox News Washington managing editor ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

Russert Brings Schieffer and Gregory Together - Posted June 10, 2010
What could possibly bring fierce Sunday show competitors Bob Schieffer and David Gregory together? Baseball and Luke Russert, of course. The hosts of "Face the Nation" and "Meet the Press" were both guests of NBC's Russert for Stephen Strasbur... [FishbowlDC]

Hotline to Host 2nd Annual "Political Pursuit" - Posted April 6, 2010
On Thursday, April 29th, National Journal's Hotline will again host "Political Pursuit." The ultimate political trivia face-off, "Political Pursuit" will feature Hotline Editors Amy Walter and John Mercurio as they attempt to stump broadcast journalists, Members of Congress and print reporters. Check out the teams below... [FishbowlDC]

Glass's Insider Take on Gridiron - Posted March 22, 2010
Politico's Andy Glass, a longtime member of the Gridiron Club, offers his annual take on the off-the-record dinner from this past weekend. Read the story here. With Glass's story comes an accompanying video below. AP's Edith Ledere... [FishbowlDC]

Fiscal Times Fete Yields Big Names - Posted March 4, 2010
Last night, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson feted the launch of The Fiscal Times with a cocktail soiree at the Newseum. Joining Fiscal Times EIC ... [FishbowlDC]

Graham, Hunt, Woodruff Dine in Teatro's 'Power Booth' - Posted February 19, 2010
Spotted at Washington's downtown upscale eatery Teatro Goldoni Wednesday night at about 10 p.m. were WaPo's CEO Don Graham, Bloomberg's Al Hunt and his wife, ... [FishbowlDC]

BloombergTV's First Collaboration with BusinessWeek - Posted February 12, 2010
Bloomberg Television and BusinessWeek collaborated for the first time this week on a major story since Bloomberg purchased the publication in the fall. Bloomberg BusinessWeek had an exclusive sit-down interview... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview 02.07.10 - Posted February 5, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: • CBS' Face the Nation: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Today Analyst Shannon Sharpe, NFL on CBS Announcer Jim Nantz, NFL on CBS analyst ... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the cable news networks. ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview for 01.10.10 - Posted January 8, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) with NBC's Andrea Mitchell & Chuck Todd • CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Pet... [FishbowlDC]

Tammy Haddad Hosts Toast to Dan Pfeiffer - Posted December 5, 2009
From today's Playbook by Mike Allen: "Tammy Haddad saluted Dan Pfeiffer, the new White House communications director, with a flash-mob buffet supper of salmon and bow-tie pasta with capers and olives. ... [FishbowlDC]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted November 25, 2009
This Sunday after Thanksgiving... • David Gregory will moderate NBC's "Meet the Press" with guests Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates. • On CBS, Harry Smith will substitute for ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.02.09 - Posted October 2, 2009
Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Senator's Kennedy Funeral Today - Posted August 29, 2009
This is the cover of the program for the funeral this morning of Senator Edward Kennedy, as shared by the family ... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral: Guests Arrive - Posted August 29, 2009
This morning, the cable and broadcast networks spent their time closely watching the parade of political celebrities as they arrived at Sen. Kennedy's funeral Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Health. We spotted former-Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. ... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg's Karen Leigh Packs DC Bags for Cambodia - Posted August 19, 2009
Bloomberg's Karen Leigh is "trading in golf pool and helo landings for the splendors of Phnom Penh." She'll s... [FishbowlDC]

Statements on Robert Novak's Passing - Posted August 18, 2009
• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "For more than half a century, Robert Novak explained the politics and the personalities of Washington to readers across the country through a mix of tireless shoe leather reporting and the kind of keen insight that can only be gained through years and years... [FishbowlDC]

CQ Roasts & Toasts Bob Merry - Posted July 31, 2009
Thursday wasn't just another day in the life of CQ CEO Bob Merry whose departure from his home of 22 years is imminent, it was party centr... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 31, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, "The Battle for America 2008" authors Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz, former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN) and former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK) CBS' Face the Nation: National Economic Council Director Larry Summers and a roundtable with WaPo's... [FishbowlDC]

Billie Jean King on Bret Baier: "He's a Wild Man" - Posted July 28, 2009
Just hours before the Washington Kastles defeated the Springfield Lasers to win the World Team Tennis championship, some of DC's top media personalities showed off their own skills in a celebrity match. If you were brave enough to kick it court-side in Sunday's sweltering heat, you would have caught Bret... [FishbowlDC]

Media Night With The Washington Kastles - Posted July 15, 2009
Well, it may not have officially been media night at the Washington Kastles match, but plenty of journos came out last night to see Serena Williams... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview 06.27.09 - Posted June 26, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Roundtable with ... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 15, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Helene Cooper taught us a new word on NBC's "Chris Matthews Show" Sunday. "There is a group of women who cover the State Department and foreign policy in Washington right now and they meet secretly and call themselves the 'diplo-babes.'" Way to tell us something we... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: CNN, Bloomberg, PBS... - Posted June 15, 2009
> Anderson Cooper 360 will run a special series, "America's High: The Case For and Against Pot," this week. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Randi Kaye and more will contribute.... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview: June 13-14, 2009 - Posted June 12, 2009
The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will discuss gas pipeline, Letterman feud, Obama and 2012. Dir. OMB Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09 - Posted May 29, 2009
So our headline has become a bit misleading...really should read "Weekend Show Preview." That said, I think it is just about complete. NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

Fun & Games at Hotline's Trivia Night - Posted May 8, 2009
It was all fun and games at last night's National Journal/The Hotline Trivia event. Using questions devised by Hotline staffers, journos and politicos were put to the test in a Political-Pursuit Jeopardy-style trivia game. Question categories ranged from TV ads to scandals and family to politics. A few of our favorite questions... [FishbowlDC]

Where Are Your Fave DC Journos Delivering Commencement Addresses? - Posted May 4, 2009
Alissa Krinsky at TVNewser has compiled this thorough list of where and when your favorite journos will deliver commencement addresses this year. In alphabetical order... • MSNBC's Jonathan Alter: Western Connecticut State University (CT), May 24 • CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.15.09 - Posted April 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 86 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic/NJ Poll of Prominent Journos Says Journalism Hurt By Internet; Obama Coverage "Right" - Posted April 10, 2009
The Atlantic and National Journal turned to the big dogs to get a read on the state of traditional journalism. They polled 43 prominent journalists on whether journalism has been helped or hurt by the Internet- 65 percent said it has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 9, 2009
What we almost missed today... Bloomberg's Al Hunt presented Sen. Ted Kennedy with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award last night at the Senator's 77th birthday celebration at the Kennedy Center. DC journos in attendance included Wolf Blitzer, ... [FishbowlDC]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted February 20, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) and a roundtable with Bloomberg News' Al Hunt, NPR's Michele Norris and CNBC's Becky Quick ABC's This Week: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and a roundtable... [FishbowlDC]

Friends in High Places - Posted February 11, 2009
Last night at Rep. John Dingell's ceremony in Statuary Hall, instead of keeping the media in the back of the room with the cameras, reporters were unexpectedly directed up to the "catwalk" that surrounds the room. What was interesting, though, is some of the media DID get in the room to mingle... [FishbowlDC]

Inauguration Notes: ABC, Bloomberg, PBS... - Posted January 15, 2009
• WebNewser writes about ABC News Now and ABCNews.com's plans for the Inauguration. Hint: Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein will be very busy. • ... [TVNewser]

Around the Fishbowls - Posted November 17, 2008
• FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin writes about a roast of fake-newser Stephen Colber... [TVNewser]

Woodruff Likes Al Hunt (and Wedding Crashers) - Posted October 29, 2008
PBS' Judy Woodruff gets the "FishbowlDC Interview" treatment today. Some highlights: • What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Three people: The late ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Couric Travels, King Anchors, Buckley Speaks... - Posted October 17, 2008
> Katie Couric takes her show on the road to battleground states. Couric anchors the CBS Evening News from Charlotte tonight, from St. Louis on Monday and from Denver next Monday, Oct. 27. > CNN's John King anchors a one-hour special tomorrow nig... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (biz edition): CNBC, FBN, Bloomberg... - Posted October 3, 2008
> CNBC was mentioned this morning during House talks on the bailout bill. Rep. David Dreier said, "Anyone who watched CNBC's coverage saw a direct juxtaposition — one half of the screen showed this house floor, the other half of the screen showed the floor of the stock exchange." >... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.02.08 - Posted September 2, 2008
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]

Cavuto: Anchor of the Business News Show in Denver - Posted August 26, 2008
There is one business news show originating from Denver, and it's anchored by someone who just returned to the air this month after MS-related throat surgery. Yes, Fox anchor/executive Neil Cavuto also anchors Your World on FNC at 4pmET before his 6pmET FBN show. ... [TVNewser]

Party Photos: The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 9, 2008
You gotta admit: Given how Washington's party/dinner/gala scene can oftentimes feel like like "Groundhog Day," last night's "The Week" Opinion Awards dinner was a breath of fresh air. The crowd was small, impressive and intimate and it lended itself to moments like when Bloomberg D.C. Bureau Chief Al Hunt approached one tabl... [FishbowlDC]

In Memoriam: Lee Walczak - Posted March 31, 2008
Bloomberg's DC Bureau Chief Al Hunt sent the following notice to employees today: I am very sad to tell you that Lee Walczak passed away last night. he fought an extraordinarily courageous two year fight against incurable cancer. his grace and presence were inspiring; only a few weeks ago he was e-mailing... [FishbowlDC]

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