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'CBS Evening News' Offers Inside Look of the Washington National Cathedral's Restoration - Posted July 9, 2014
Last night on the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," CBS News correspondent Chip Reid offered viewers an inside look ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News Toasts to 50 Years with Bill Plante - Posted June 19, 2014
As if there wasn't enough going on in DC last night (the Congressional Women's Softball Game, ... [FishbowlDC]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [FishbowlNY]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [TVNewser]

Inside Sharyl Attkisson's Steep Decline in Airtime - Posted March 10, 2014
News of Sharyl Attkisson's resignation this afternoon from CBS News suggested the veteran corresponden... [TVNewser]

WBBM Anchor's Manti Te'o Interview in the Spotlight After Girlfriend Hoax Revealed - Posted January 17, 2013
After an extensively-reported Deadspin article revealed that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend never existed, a November interview the Notre D... [TVSpy]

Chip Reid on Te'o Hoax: 'We Were All Duped' - Posted January 17, 2013
"CBS This Morning" spent 5 minutes of today's show on the Manti Te'o hoax, revealed by Deadspin late yesterday. CBS was one of the news outlets taken in by the inspirational story of the death of Te'o's girlfriend who, we now know, never existed. It was ... [TVNewser]

Inauguration 2013: CBS Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
It's Pres. Obama's second inauguration, but it'll be the first time CBS's Scott Pelley has anchored an Inauguration Day. Pelley will lead CBS News coverage beginning at 10amET Monday following a three-hour "CBS This Morning" with hosts... [TVNewser]

Sandy Tears up Surf, and TV News Crews - Posted October 29, 2012
ABC Matt Gutman and a member of his crew were caught up in Hurricane Sandy's surf along North Carolina Monday morning. Gutman was making his way off the beach just as a wave came through and tossed the crew member into the beach. "Our peopl... [TVNewser]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [FishbowlNY]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [TVNewser]

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer's 20 Years of "Face the Nation" - Posted September 22, 2011
Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there's a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D... [PRNewser]

Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer - Posted September 22, 2011
Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS's "Face the Nation." More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man... [TVNewser]

A First and Lasts at Today's Obama News Conference - Posted June 29, 2011
Comings and goings for the TV press corps at today's White House news conference. This is the first newser for Jessica Yellin, as CNN's Chief White House correspondent. And this could... [TVNewser]

Norah O'Donnell Jumps to CBS News - Posted June 16, 2011
MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Norah O'Donnell is leaving to become chief White House correspondent for CBS News. O'Donnell will also serve as the primary fill-in anchor on the Tiffany... [TVNewser]

O'Donnell Named WH Correspondent,"FTN" Sub for CBS News - Posted June 16, 2011
Norah O'Donnell is leaving NBC for a gig as Chief White House Correspondent at CBS News. In addition to her duties at the White House, Norah will be the principal substitute on "Face the Nation" --filling in for ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News moving on from Katie Couric - Posted May 20, 2011
This morning, the billboard on CBS's West 57th St. Broadcast Center featuring ... [TVNewser]

David Rhodes: Bin Laden News, with Lara Logan On-Air Led to "Extraordinary" Night for CBS News - Posted May 2, 2011
CBS News president David Rhodes spoke to TVNewser earlier today about his network's plans for covering the Osama Bin Laden news today and throughout the week, as well as his thoughts on how his network handled coverage last night. Rhodes says tha... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports - Posted May 2, 2011
... [TVNewser]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [FishbowlNY]

Networks, Cablers Cover Obama Earthquake Presser - Posted March 11, 2011
The big three broadcast networks all went into special report mode to cover president Obama's press conference the situation in Japan, among other topics. ... [TVNewser]

Networks Planning Special Reports for Obama Presser - Posted February 15, 2011
All three of the major broadcast networks are planning special reports covering President Obama's 11 AM news conference. As usual, the cable news channels will also be covering the conference. With Egypt still fresh on people's minds, and a budget proposed yesterday, there will be plenty to talk about. NBC will have ... [TVNewser]

YouTube's Steve Grove on the Hot Seat at CBS News Political Hotsheet - Posted January 27, 2011
YouTube head of news and politics Steve Grove spoke with CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid about President ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

YouTube's Steve Grove on the Hot Seat at CBS News Political Hotsheet - Posted January 27, 2011
YouTube head of news and politics Steve Grove spoke with CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid about President ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Which Correspondents and Stories Got the Most Airtime on the Network Evening Newscasts in 2010? - Posted January 6, 2011
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall released his 2010 year in review report. The report examines which news stories got the most coverage last year, as well as which reporters g... [TVNewser]

Obama Called on Who? - Posted November 3, 2010
Today's presser with President Obama ran 57 minutes. He called on the following reporters: Ben Feller, AP Savannah Guthrie, NBC Mike Emanuel, Fox News C... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Cover Post-Election Obama Presser; Fox News Called on Third - Posted November 3, 2010
Just after 1 PM ET, President Obama held a press conference at the White House where he addressed the results of yesterday's elections, and the future of his agenda. The big three broadcasters all took it live: ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Press Conference on the Economy - Posted September 10, 2010
Just after 11 AM this morning, President Obama made remarks about the economy and unemployment. The four broadcast networks carried it live, with Harry Smith anchoring for CBS, George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Greg Jarrett for Fox and ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team - Posted September 6, 2010
Now that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear. CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor ... [TVNewser]

Cable News' 'Crossfire Culture' Gets Analyzed - Posted August 2, 2010
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes about the "Crossfire Culture" of cable news, and journalism in general. While ostensibly it is about the... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Goes Double Dipping on Media Anger - Posted August 2, 2010
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, host Howard Kurtz led guests into a heated discussion on anger and personal attacks within the media. Guests included: CBS News's Chief White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

'Reliable Sources' Critiques Christiane Amanpour on 'This Week' - Posted August 1, 2010
CNN's "Reliable Sources" had a segment with awfully quick turnaround this morning. Host Howard Kurtz brought on Kansas City Star television critic Aaron Barnh... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Holds Oil Spill News Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
At 12:50pmET this afternoon, President Obama held a news conference from the East Room at the White House to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the AP points out, the president "held 12 full blown news conferences last year. He has held two so far this year, and... [TVNewser]

Univision Asks The President a Question, Chip Reid Complains - Posted May 20, 2010
Earlier this week, CBS News' Chip Reid took issue with the fact that President ... [TVNewser]

No Questions Allowed: CBS's Reid on Freedom of Press Act Signing Ceremony - Posted May 18, 2010
CBS White House Correspondent Chip Reid couldn't help by notice the blatant strangeness of President Obama not taking questions from the press on Monday during the signing of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. An excerpt "There was some rich irony at the White House today -- President Obama signe... [FishbowlDC]

Chip Reid Asks Question, But Doesn't Get An Answer, at White House Press Freedom Event - Posted May 18, 2010
Yahoo! News' Michael Calderone takes note of an ironic turn at the White House yesterday during the signing of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act. Both the Drudge Report and FishbowlDC noted that the signing was pooled press, meaning that only reporters in the rotating press pool were allowed to... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Selects Elena Kagan for SCOTUS; Network Coverage - Posted May 10, 2010
• ABC's Diane Sawyer anchors from ABC headquarters along with George Stephanopoulos from ABC's Times Square Studios, Jake Tapper, Terry Moran and ... [TVNewser]

CBS Announces Guest List for WHCA Dinner - Posted April 28, 2010
CBS News has announced their guest list for Saturday's White House Correspondents Association dinner. In addition to anchors/correspondents Katie Couric, Harry Smith, Dave Price, L... [TVNewser]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chip Reid - Posted April 2, 2010
FishbowlDC's Betsy Rothstein chats up CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid for the FBDC interview. A sampling: What swear... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview With CBS's Chip Reid - Posted April 2, 2010
Say hello to Chip Reid, chief White House correspondent for CBS News. He has been described by at least one of his White House Press Corp colleagues as a "genuinely kind human bein... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Guest List for Nerd Prom 2010 - Posted March 31, 2010
The White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner is a month away but invitations are already making their rounds and A-list guests are being leaked. As usual, FishbowlDC will be all over it. We already have the skinny on some of CBS' guests for this year's Nerd Prom. Attending with CBS... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast Nets Cover HCR Legislation Signing - Posted March 23, 2010
President Obama is scheduled to sign the health care reform bill, which the House voted on Sunday evening, into law later this morning. The signing is scheduled for 11:15amET in the East Room at the White House. Broadcast network special coverage: ABC ... [TVNewser]

Health Care, Tiger's Return on Tap for 'Reliable Sources' - Posted March 21, 2010
Today's healthcare showdown in the house is topic A on CNN's media-on-media show "Reliable Sources." CBS News chief White House correspondent Chip Reid, political analyst Amy Holmes, and The New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza are ... [TVNewser]

CBS' "Washington Unplugged" Turns 1! - Posted February 19, 2010
CBS News' weekly webcast, "Washington Unplugged" celebrated its one-year anniversary with a slew of media types at 14K restaurant on Wednesday evening. And though the TVs above the bar were set to CNN, the guests below were rubbing elbows with CBS-ers like Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham, John Dickerson, ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's "Washington Unplugged" Prepares to Party - Posted February 17, 2010
CBS's Washington bureau is getting ready for tonight's cocktail party at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza hotel. The party celebrates the one-year anniversary of their daily political webcast, "Washington Unplugged". The segment began with Bob Schieffer hosting. It was a weekly webcast that soon expanded to dail... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Gives Access, But Which Newscasts Gave it Coverage? - Posted February 10, 2010
NBC News White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie snapped this photo of Pres. Obama during his Tuesday news conference. For just the third time since taking office, Pres. Obama took questions fr... [TVNewser]

Obama Meets the Press, First Question to FNC's Major Garrett - Posted February 9, 2010
Pres. Obama made a rare appearance at the daily press briefing today taking questions from the assembled White House Press Corps, with the first question going to Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. The second went to ABC's Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

Obama Skipping Over Press Corps? - Posted February 8, 2010
WaPo's Howie Kurtz writes about increasing grumblings from the White House press corps over the lack of presidential news conferences in recent months: "It's a source of great frustration here," sa... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast 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 broadcast networks. ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

A Toast to CBS's Chaggaris - Posted January 18, 2010
From L to R: CBS' Fernando Suarez, Steve's wife Jennifer Chaggaris, Steve, Kay... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Tops Tyndall's 2009 - Posted January 6, 2010
Earlier today, we reported on Andrew Tyndall's list of the most heavily-used network news correspondents from the last decade. Washington journos dominated the la... [FishbowlDC]

Crawford Makes CBS Debut on Today's "Face the Nation" - Posted January 4, 2010
CBS' Bob Schieffer revived a Walter Cronkite tradition on this morning's "Face the Nation"-- the holiday roundtable. The CBS News team- chief White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 5, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), NYT's Thomas Friedman and WaPo's Bob Woodward • CBS' Face the Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates • ABC's This... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted December 2, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... 7-'11: The point that WH senior administration officials had predicted would be the most "misunderstood" of POTUS's Afghan address was the focus of many a question in the briefing room. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs identified the July 2011 date as a "transition point" that ensures... [FishbowlDC]

Plans for Obama's Afghanistan Address - Posted December 1, 2009
Tonight, all of the news networks -- broadcast and cable -- will be carrying President Obama's 8pmET address to the nation from West Point. Here are the coverage plans we have so far. Check out FishbowlDC's comprehensive list for more. ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Afghanistan Address Tonight - Posted December 1, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. As far as we know so far, here's how the nets and cablers will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live b... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted November 23, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Afghanistan TBA: In the first day back in the Brady briefing room in two weeks, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a lot of lingering questions on the Afghan troop decision timeline. Another Sit Room meeting is scheduled for 1.5 hours this evening, and while RG... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official: Fox News to Interview Obama - Posted November 17, 2009
After some speculation last week, it's now official: Fox News' Major Garrett will interview President Obama tomorrow morning in Beijing. The interv... [PRNewser]

WH Correspondents Interview POTUS Today - Posted November 17, 2009
FNC's Major Garrett along with CBS' Chip Reid, NBC's Chuck Todd and CNN's Ed Henry will interview President Obama tomorrow morning in Beijing (about 9PM EST tonight). Ea... [FishbowlDC]

White House Refutes Claims It Tried to Block Fox from Feinberg Interview - Posted October 24, 2009
More information is coming out now about Thursday's incident involving the White House, Fox News, and the pool. On Friday, WH spokesperson Josh Earnest told ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 5, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Chaos in Gibbs-istan: As a skeptical tone continues to rise in the Brady briefing room, Afghanistan ruled the show today as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was forced repeatedly to bat down the premise that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has earned a POTUS-backed slap on the wrist... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 30, 2009
Too Cool for School: Bracing ourselves for perhaps the most highly anticipated "beer summit" this town has ever seen, reporters continued to hammer away at press secretary Robert Gibbs on the logistics for this evening's Gates-Crowley-Obama meet. Multiple requests for a fuller readout or soundbite opportunity were rebuffed. "We're his students,... [FishbowlDC]

Behind the Scenes With Katie at the White House - Posted July 24, 2009
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Morning Reading List 07.23.09 - Posted July 23, 2009
Fox News' Wendell Goler, CBS' Chip Reid, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama's Healthcare News Conference - Posted July 22, 2009
What Are You Watching?(survey) > First question goes to Ben Feller of the AP. He asks about -- wait for it -- healthcare. How to pay for it, and the deadline to get it passed. ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 20, 2009
"Transparency"... Use it in a Sentence?: A much-delayed briefing opened with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announcing that the first-tweeted POTUS press conference will now be at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday (moved from 9 p.m.). The promise of an earlier reporter's bedtime was greeted with sighs of relief from all corners of... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama In Russia, Talking MJ - Posted July 7, 2009
We told you earlier President Obama would sit down with the five nets this morning for interviews in Russia. With Michael Jackson's memorial all but taking over the airwaves today, the White House correspondents couldn't resisit getting a question in to the President. With one exception-- F... [FishbowlDC]

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]

White House Correspondents Pulling Double-Duty - Posted June 29, 2009
That was CBS chief White House correspondent Chip Reid substituting for ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 29, 2009
"Coup-La-La!": Reacting to Sunday's ouster of Honduran President Zelaya, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that in the days leading to the coup, the administration "was attempting to prevent the type of unrest" that the Latin American nation saw over the weekend. He later called it a "severe disruption in any sort... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 26, 2009
Green Thumbs -- Up and Down: As the monumental House climate change bill awaits its fate on the floor today, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs replied with an "Uh, yes" when asked if he retained yesterday's confidence in its passage. Making a slight variation on a popular Obama team phrase, RG later... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama's Press Conference: HuffPost Called On Second With Iran Question - Posted June 23, 2009
In today's press conference in the briefing room, President Obama spoke for about 10 minutes, covering the topics of Iran, clean energy and healthcare at the top. He then took questions, ending the press conference at about 1:25pm, about 55 mins. AP's Jennifer Loven got the first question, which is not at... [FishbowlDC]

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Newsers Remember Their Dads - Posted June 20, 2009
This morning on "The Early Show", several CBS Newsers will pay special tribute to their dads in honor Father's Day tomorrow. CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus talks about his dad, legendary sports journalist ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes From Friday's Press Briefing - Posted June 19, 2009
"Iran, We're Just Not That Into You"?: Pushback on WH response to the growing Iranian tension continued today as reporters challenged whether the House resolution expressing support for Tehran's demonstrators was meant to fill a void left by a restrained executive branch. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs argued that the WH welcomes... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC's WH Correspondents Poll: TV Big 5 - Posted June 16, 2009
Over the weekend, HuffPo posted a poll asking their readers to vote for their favorite WH correspondent but only offered up 9 choices and left off a few key players like CBS News' Chip Reid. So we created our own poll to see what FishbowlDC's readers thought about the networks'... [FishbowlDC]

Karl Pinch Hits For Allen Tomorrow - Posted June 4, 2009
Thanks to ABC's Jonathan Karl, tomorrow, Politico's Mike Allen will finally rest. FBDC hears ABC's senior congressional correspondent will guest write Playbook tomorrow morning. Allen is traveling with the President. Karl occasionally fills in on The Note at ABC- but he's the only journo we can think of who has filled in... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 1, 2009
More on Motown: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a number of questions on this morning's GM bankruptcy announcement- primarily revolving around the terms and duration of the government's auto ownership. When he was pushed on the issue, Gibbs defended that "I took a few of those [economic] classes," and, in ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 4, 2009
SCOTUS Idol: Supreme Court Justice David Souter's retirement announcement still hangs over the news cycle as anticipation of his replacement pick has heated up. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, fending off speculation that POTUS will prioritize race and gender, outlined a veritably bi-partisan list of traits for the ideal candidate, "whether it's... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 1, 2009
OMG! POTUS?!: A surprised press corps leapt to its feet as Obama dropped in on this afternoon's briefing, "I'm sorry that Gibbs is screwing this up," he joked. "There's a job to do, you've got to do it yourself." Press Secretary Robert Gibbs slid to the side for his boss, saying,... [FishbowlDC]

Who Was Called On? - Posted April 29, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted pretty exactly an hour as promised to the networks, and he took questions from 13 reporters (lucky 13- President Obama took 13 questions at a previous primetime press conference). In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (three for ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 20, 2009
No Funny Business: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs hadn't taken his first stab at a joke at the podium today when AP's Jennifer Loven warned him, on the issue of Obama's $100 million in cuts: "It's not funny." Loven, followed by others in the corps, challenged whether this should be... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Chip Reid Makes the Network Rounds, But Not on CBS - Posted April 7, 2009
The cable news networks went into high gear around 9:45amET this morning on word that Pres. Obama made an unscheduled stop in Baghdad. ABC News and NBC News also produced network special reports at 9:48amET. The one broadcast network that did not air a special report was CBS. As it turns out,... [TVNewser]

Don Teague Turns up on CBS News - Posted April 3, 2009
A TVNewser emailer noticed former NBC News correspondent Don Teague reporting for the CBS Evening News last night. Insiders tell us he is freelancing for the network based in Texas. His story was on skyrocketing health care costs from the perspective of an Austin hospital that... [TVNewser]

Obama's Sympathetic Statement to Chip Reid - Posted April 2, 2009
At a London presser this afternoon, Pres. Obama publicly offered CBS' Chip Reid his condolences saying, "my heart goes out to you." TVNewser has learned that the statement was in reference to the passing of Reid's father. UPDATE from CBS News Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama Gives Condolences to Chip Reid on the Death of Reid's Father - Posted April 2, 2009
The final question at today's Obama news conference in London went to CBS News' Chip Reid. When Pres. Obama called on Reid, he said, "My heart goes ... [TVNewser]

Reliable Sources Roundup - Posted March 30, 2009
TVNewser: Former RNC chairman and counselor to Pres. Bush Ed Gillespie appeared on Reliable Sources Sunday morning to talk about a piece he wrote for National Review Online about how the GOP should respond to "increasingly biased journalism." In the NRO piece Gillespie writes, "Too many reporters no longer repor... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Corps Fights Back Against Late Briefings - Posted March 27, 2009
As the daily press briefing began this afternoon at 2:07pmET, several members of the White House press corps spoke up to press secretary Robert Gibbs about his tardiness. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 27, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) CBS' Face the Nation: President Barack Obama ABC's This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a roundtable with ABC's Matthew Dowd and Cokie Roberts, NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS'ers Mingle with Hill and White House Staffers - Posted March 26, 2009
CBS Washington bureau chief Chris Isham hosted a cocktail party last evening at the posh 14K as a meet and greet for his new White House and Hill teams and various staffers. Chip Reid and his producer Rob Hendin are new to the White House press corps a... [FishbowlDC]

Yet Even More On That Presser... - Posted March 25, 2009
The White House upgraded from a teleprompter to a giant TV monitor. TVNewser: Based on Nielsen Fast National data, 31.1 million viewers tuned in across the big four broadcast networks at 8pmET to watch President Obama's second prime time news conference of his presidency. That's down more than two million viewers... [FishbowlDC]

White House Tells Members of Press Corps They May Be Called On - Posted March 25, 2009
On C-Span's "Washington Journal" this morning, CBS's White House Correspondent Chip Reid said he didn't get advance word that he might be called on at Pres. Obama's news conference last night (he was). But Reid was made aware before Pres. Obama's last prime time news conference. The clip is below has suddenly... [TVNewser]

So Who Was Called On? And Where Were They Seated? - Posted March 24, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted about an hour and he took questions from 13 reporters. Notably missing from those called on were the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and USA Today. In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (called on first for the second time), NBC's Chuck Todd, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 20, 2009
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Responding to questions on the Congressional Budget Office's release of new numbers this morning on the trillion-gazillion-bajillion-sized deficit and its potential growth in the coming years, Robert Gibbs said it'd be "hard to predict seven to ten years into the future" but added that the president is... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs on Cheney: "I Guess Rush Limbaugh Was Busy" - Posted March 16, 2009
Another White House briefing, another mention of Rush Limbaugh. CNN's Ed Henry asked about former VP Dick Cheney... [TVNewser]

Gibbs & Reid Put WH Reporter To Sleep - Posted March 12, 2009
An unidentified reporter nods off in the second row of the briefing room while CBS' Chip Reid asks Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a question about a possible second stimulus. UPDATE: We hear from a tipster that the reporter is WSJ's Laura Meckler... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Be This Year's Break-Out Star? Daily Show's at the White House to Find Out - Posted March 6, 2009
"Will it be the boyish Jake Tapper? The chiseled Chip Reid? The guy who manages Flight of the Conchords?" -The Daily Show's John Oliver. This is a must see. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/as... [FishbowlDC]

"How Can You Reduce a Day's Worth of Work Down To Meaningless Sound Bites?" - Posted March 6, 2009
The Daily Show's John Oliver spent a day as a member of the White House press corp recently, and the segment aired last night. Included is Oliver asking CBS' Chip Reid, "How can you reduce a day's worth of work down to meaningless sound bites," and White House press secretary ... [TVNewser]

Katie at the White House, Featuring Knoller, Reid, Gibson & King - Posted February 27, 2009
Katie Couric was behind the scenes at the White House this week, or as her colleague Mark Knoller puts it, "more under the scenes." On how small the booth is, White House correspondent Chip Reid jokes, "I pretty much know how long its been since Ma... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric Whips out the Flip at the White House - Posted February 26, 2009
Now playing on her YouTube Channel, Katie Couric's latest Felliniesque endeavour at Flip filmmaking. Filmed outside and inside the White House, it comes complete with cameos from Charlie Gibson, John King, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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]

Gibbs Blasts Cable News - Posted February 20, 2009
WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs blasted cable news and responded to Rick Santelli's outburst on CNBC about President Obama's mortgage plan. In response to a question from CBS' Chip Reid: "I also think that its tremendously important t... [FishbowlDC]

White House Responds to Santelli's Outburst - Posted February 20, 2009
A few minutes ago, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs responded to CNBC's Rick Santelli and his outburst which tapped into populist anger over some of the policies of the month-old Obama Administration. CBS's Chip Reid asked Gibbs, referring... [TVNewser]

Obama Calls On Helen & HuffPost In First Primetime Press Conference - Posted February 9, 2009
President Obama's first primetime press conference ran about an hour long and he took 13 questions from reporters. Who got questions? In order: AP's Jennifer Loven, Reuters' Caren Bohan, CBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

Couric Anchors "First Ever Evening Newscast in Prime Time" - Posted January 28, 2009
Katie Couric anchored the prime time edition of the CBS Evening News tonight at 8pmET, and we twittered the broadcast. "Welcome to network television's first ever evening newscast in prime time," began Couric.... [TVNewser]

State of "State of the Union" - Posted January 26, 2009
"State of the Union," CNN's weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted January 23, 2009
Meet the Press: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, House Minority Leader John Boehner and a roundtable with New York Times' Thomas Friedman, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

The First Press Briefing: Plante, Thomas, Henry... - Posted January 22, 2009
The cable news networks all carried Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing this afternoon. Among the new crop covering the Obama administration: Chuck Todd for NBC, Chip Reid for CBS, ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Bill Plante Challenges White House Press Secretary over ABC's Inauguration Night Exclusive - Posted January 22, 2009
CBS's Bill Plante just now at Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing, questioned the administration over ABC's inauguration night exclusive with President Obama... Plante: How is it tra... [TVNewser]

Networks Carry Obama Economic Address - Posted January 8, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama delivered a major economic address this morning in Washington, D.C., and the speech was carried by all the broadcast networks, cablers and business networks. Charlie Gibson anchored... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.07.08 - Posted January 7, 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]

Henry Becomes CNN Senior WH Correspondent - Posted December 12, 2008
First on TVNewser: Ed Henry will become CNN's new senior White House correspondent. John King previously served in that role. Also ... [TVNewser]

Who's Covering the Obama White House? - Posted December 10, 2008
With David Gregory's promotion to "Meet the Press", NBC needs to fill the senior White House correspondent role for the network. ABC named Jake Tapper as chief White House correspondent the day after the election... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.11.08 - Posted November 11, 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]

CBS Names Reid to White House, Axelrod Back to NY - Posted November 10, 2008
CBS News president Sean McManus has announced that Chip Reid will be CBS News's Chief White House Correspondent. Reid, who covered the McCain campaign, joined CBS in August 2007 from NBC News ... [TVNewser]

With Race Nearly Over, Gregory's Show Gets New Name - Posted November 3, 2008
First on TVNewser: Insiders tell us that as of Wednesday, David Gregory's 6pmET program, "Race for the White House" will be known as "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." How Gregory will continue to anchor a 6pm show and be NBC's Chief White House correspondent,... [TVNewser]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.27.07 - Posted December 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of you sp... [FishbowlDC]

O'Donnell Switches Beats - Posted November 29, 2007
TVNewser's Chris Ariens got his hands on an internal NBC email, announcing that Kelly O'Donnell is leaving the White House beat to become a Capitol Hill correspondent. John Yang replaces her at the White House. She will be joining the producing team of Ken Strickland and Mike Viqueira who continue to provide... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.20.07 - Posted March 20, 2007
Picking the next president is easier than picking the NCAA College Basketball Champ. "NPR Files For Streaming-Royalty Rehearing" Michael Murphy joins Fox News Channel's Washington bureau as the Senior Manager of Media Relations. He was formerly an account supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in DC. Congra... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.19.07 - Posted March 19, 2007
Most of your brackets are already broken. Stupid Duke. More on AssignmentZero. "For Bookstores, a Real Page-Turner: Digital or Paper? Take Your Pick." Look out ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.22.07 - Posted January 22, 2007
Oooh! George Stephanopolous beat out Tim Russert. Will the ratings say the same? An NBC release announced that "Meet The Press with Tim Russert" topped "the competition in all categories during the week ending Sunday, January 14," attracting 4.511 million total viewers. That is 30% more than CBS's "Face the Nation", 44%... [FishbowlDC]

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