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Morning Media Newsfeed: Muir, ABC Topple NBC Nightly News | AOL Replaces Harnevo - Posted October 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Muir, ABC Topple NBC Nightly News | AOL Replaces Harnevo - Posted October 8, 2014
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Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos to Moderate Tuesday Night Senate Debates - Posted October 7, 2014
"Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd will transfer his moderating skills tonight at a Northern Virginia Senate debate between Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The even... [FishbowlDC]

If It's Tuesday, It's Debate Night for Sunday Hosts - Posted October 7, 2014
Two U.S. Senate debates tonight will each be moderated by a Sunday public affairs show host. "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos has just arrived in Raleigh, NC where he will moderate a debate tonight between Democratic Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Redbox Ends Streaming Service | Mukpo Returns to U.S. - Posted October 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Redbox Ends Streaming Service | Mukpo Returns to U.S. - Posted October 6, 2014
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'Meet the Press' Prepares to Debut Remodeled Set - Posted October 3, 2014
In addition the recent change in the moderator's chair of NBC's "Meet the Press," come Sunday's broadcast, more will look different on set. Last Sunday's program was preempted by the network's broadcast... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: September 28 - Posted October 2, 2014
"This Week" was the top Sunday program in viewers and the A25-54 demo this week in a reduced field due to "Meet the Press" being pre-empted for the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The ABC broadcast topped second place "Face the Nation" by +65,000 and by +70,000 demo viewers. ABC's victory in... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC Daytime: 'Tough Stretch' but 'In This for the Long-term' - Posted October 1, 2014
On the same day ratings showed a 7-year low for MSNBC, TVNewser spoke to network president Phil Griffin at a ... [TVNewser]

'Face the Nation' Wins 2013-2014 Season - Posted September 25, 2014
CBS's "Face the Nation" wins its second consecutive season, topping in both total viewers and A25-54 demo viewers for the 2013-2014 season. The Sunday public affairs show drew 3.11 viewers, up +2% in viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: CNN Threat, 'Joe' Get, 'Meet' Set - Posted September 22, 2014
Venezuela's President is threatening legal action against CNN en Espanol, among other news outlets, for spreading what he said were false health rumors. Nicolas Maduro has ordered an investigation into coverage of a possible outbreak of a tropical disease. Secretary of State ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted September 19, 2014
Here are this week's top 5 stories across the site. 5 - Several Promotions at the NBC News Washington Bureau 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Holds Another Journalist | Glasser Named Politico Editor - Posted September 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Holds Another Journalist | Glasser Named Politico Editor - Posted September 19, 2014
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The 9.14.14 Sunday Show Ratings - Posted September 18, 2014
The Sunday after Chuck Todd's first as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," the show is back in 3rd place in the ratings war. CBS's "Face the Nation's" first half hour garnered 3,054,000 total viewers nationally, according to Nielsen Me... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: September 14 - Posted September 18, 2014
In Chuck Todd's second week as "Meet the Press" moderator, the NBC broadcast slipped from first to third place. CBS' "Face the Nation" was the top program in total viewers for September 14, while ABC's "This Week" topped the A25-54 demo. "... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Digital First Mulls Sale | DirecTV to Launch Online Services - Posted September 15, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Digital First Mulls Sale | DirecTV to Launch Online Services - Posted September 15, 2014
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The Saturday Ticker: Weather, Russert, Tapper - Posted September 13, 2014
Two of the the Weather Channel's three owners may be looking to sell. Blackstone Group and Bain Capital acquired the company, along with NBCUniversal, in 2008. The deal could see the TV channel and the company's weather data service sold separately, Bloomberg ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Announces Luke Russert as 'Meet the Press' Regular Contributor - Posted September 12, 2014
NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd this afternoon emailed colleagues to confirm that Luke Russert will join the program - that his late-fathe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Tebow Joins GMA | EU Regulators Approve BSkyB Acquisitions - Posted September 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Tebow Joins GMA | EU Regulators Approve BSkyB Acquisitions - Posted September 12, 2014
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Chuck Todd Wins in 'Meet the Press' Debut - Posted September 11, 2014
Audiences meeting Chuck Todd for the first time liked what they saw, as "Meet the Press" won in viewers and the A25-54 demo in Todd's debut September 7. "Meet," which featured an exclusive interview with President Obama as well as a ... [TVNewser]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [FishbowlNY]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [TVNewser]

The Important Role of the EP in a Sunday Show's Success - Posted September 9, 2014
In case you (too) missed it, a piece last week to The New Republic highlighted the often overlooked and actual reason for a Sunday show's success: the executive producer. With Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of NBC's "... [FishbowlDC]

The Important Role of the EP in a Sunday Show's Success - Posted September 9, 2014
In case you (too) missed it, a piece last week to The New Republic highlighted the often overlooked and actual reason for a Sunday show's success: the executive producer. With Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of NBC's "... [PRNewser]

Network Coverage Plans for President Obama's ISIS Address - Posted September 9, 2014
Broadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama's speech on American action against ISIS. Here is what the networks are planning: CBS' Bob Schieffer will anchor for the ne... [TVNewser]

FNC's 'MediaBuzz' Bests CNN's Chuck Todd Exclusive on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted September 9, 2014
On Sunday's "Reliable Sources" on CNN, host Brian Stelter aired a pr... [FishbowlDC]

POLITICO's Hadas Gold, Edward-Isaac Dovere Talk 'Meet the Press' - Posted September 9, 2014
Continuing on the beat of 'Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press",' we give you POLITICO's media reporter Hadas Gold and senior White House reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere in conversation on Todd's exclusive with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Ravens Cut Rice Following TMZ Video | Todd Wins on MTP - Posted September 9, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ravens Cut Rice Following TMZ Video | Todd Wins on MTP - Posted September 9, 2014
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Chuck Todd's Debut as 'Meet the Press' Moderator Wins Early Ratings - Posted September 8, 2014
Based on Nielsen fast program ratings, Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of "Meet the Press" yesterday was the top Sunday public affairs program. Final numbers will be released Thursday morning, but early numbers show that "Meet ... [FishbowlDC]

In His Debut, Chuck Todd Gets 'Meet the Press' Ratings Win - Posted September 8, 2014
So far, so good for Chuck Todd and "Meet the Press." Preliminary ratings are in for Todd's ... [TVNewser]

Has Media Played a Part in Bad Presidential Optics? - Posted September 8, 2014
During his interview with Chuck Todd yesterday, President Obama acknowledged the theatre of the presidency doesn't come naturally to him while also saying he'd love a "vacation from the press." This afternoon, Fox News debated whether the media has played a part in... [TVNewser]

The Chuck Todd Reviews Are in... - Posted September 8, 2014
Chuck Todd's debut as "Meet the Press" moderator yesterday brought a return of the press as a prominent component... [TVNewser]

Highlights from the 9.7.14 Sunday Shows - Posted September 8, 2014
Chuck Todd on NBC treatment of the ousted David Gregory on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd's Debut as 'Meet the Press' Moderator - Posted September 8, 2014
Chuck Todd debuted as the 12th moderator of the nation's longest running TV program Sunday. For his first "Meet the Press" Todd landed a one-on-one with Pres. Barack Obama. The two discussed several national ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Todd Makes MTP Debut | Scarborough Joins NBC News - Posted September 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Todd Makes MTP Debut | Scarborough Joins NBC News - Posted September 8, 2014
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Chuck Todd's First 'Meet the Press:' 'This Program Will Continue to Evolve' - Posted September 7, 2014
Chuck Todd opened his first "Meet the Press," surrounded by the press. At a new desk, with Todd at its center, NBC's political director introduced those around him: MSNBC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chuck Todd's First 'Meet the Press:' 'This Program Will Continue to Evolve' - Posted September 7, 2014
Chuck Todd opened his first "Meet the Press," surrounded by the press. At a new desk, with Todd at its center, NBC's political director introduced those around him: MSNBC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd's First 'Meet the Press:' 'This Program Will Continue to Evolve' - Posted September 7, 2014
Chuck Todd opened his first "Meet the Press," surrounded by the press. At a new desk, with Todd at its center, NBC's political director introduced those around him: MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

The Weekend Ticker: Vega, Hyatt, Todd - Posted September 6, 2014
Cecilia Vega fills in on "World News Tonight" tomorrow , as the network brings in substitute hosts following David Muir's move to weekdays. College football pre-empts tonight's show. Former NBC cameraman Geroge Hyatt who filed an age discrimination suit against the network, has ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Weekend Ticker: Vega, Hyatt, Todd - Posted September 6, 2014
Cecilia Vega fills in on "World News Tonight" tomorrow , as the network brings in substitute hosts following David Muir's move to weekdays. College football pre-empts tonight's show. Former NBC cameraman Geroge Hyatt who filed an age discrimination suit against the network, has ... [FishbowlNY]

The Weekend Ticker: Vega, Hyatt, Todd - Posted September 6, 2014
Cecilia Vega fills in on "World News Tonight" tomorrow , as the network brings in substitute hosts following David Muir's move to weekdays. College football pre-empts tonight's show. Former NBC cameraman Geroge Hyatt who filed an age discrimination suit against the network, has ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Joins Brian Stelter's 'Reliable Sources' Sunday in Pre-recorded Interview - Posted September 5, 2014
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" this Sunday at 11am, a pre-recorded sit down interview with host Brian Stelter and NBC "Meet the Press" moderator ... [FishbowlDC]

Two Days Before Moderating 'Meet the Press,' Chuck Todd's All Like 'Ask Me Anything!' - Posted September 5, 2014
In advance of his debut as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" this Sunday, Chuck Todd took to Reddit and told users to 'Ask Me Anything,' or "AMA," as it's referred to on the site. Todd answered questions on a variety of topic... [FishbowlDC]

Best News Ever - BuzzFeed's John Stanton to Join 'Meet the Press' as Regular Panelist - Posted September 5, 2014
[caption id="attachment_130086" align="alignright" width="240"] BuzzFeed's John Stanton[/caption] BuzzFeed Washington bureau chief John Stanton today announced on Facebook that he'll join ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview - 9.7.14 - Posted September 5, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Sunday marks Chuck Todd's first as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secret... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted September 5, 2014
Here are your top 5 stories of the week across the site. 5 - The Washington Post Owner Jeff Bezos to Replace Publisher Katharine Weymouth 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama: We're Going to 'Degrade and Ultimately Defeat ISIS' - Posted September 5, 2014
[gallery ids="238023,238024,238025"] Broadcast networks provided special coverage this morning as President Obama held a press conference from the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales. The president first made a statement about the 28 NATO countries sending more resources to Ukraine including security assistance, body armor, and medical care. He also announced the U.S.... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd and Deborah Turness Have Thursday Night 'Working Dinner' at Stoney's - Posted September 5, 2014
In the final 72 hours before his debut as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," where was Chuck Todd? Stoney's! In an interview with POLITICO's Dylan Byers this week, Todd recalled NBC News presiden... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough Named NBC News Senior Political Analyst, 'Meet the Press' Contributor - Posted September 5, 2014
As NBC News gears up for election season and "Meet the Press" starts its Chuck Todd era, viewers will be seeing more of Joe Scarborough. The "Morning Joe" co-host... [TVNewser]

What's More Humbling: Hosting Your First 'Meet the Press,' or Watching the Packers Lose? - Posted September 5, 2014
Chuck Todd's first guest on his first "Meet the Press" is Pres. Obama. The two will sit down at the White House tomorrow just as the president returns from Europe. This morning on "The Daily Rundown," fill-in host ... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough to Join NBC News as Senior Political Analyst, 'MTP' as Regular Contributor - Posted September 5, 2014
In its continued revamp of NBC's "Meet the Press" and the network's political coverage, NBC News today announced that "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough will join the peacock network as a senior political analyst and regu... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough Joining Meet The Press - Posted September 5, 2014
NBC News has announced that Joe Scarborough is joining Meet The Press as a senior political analyst and contributor. As part of the move, Scarborough will appear in a variety of NBC News programs, includi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Joe Scarborough Joining Meet The Press - Posted September 5, 2014
NBC News has announced that Joe Scarborough is joining Meet The Press as a senior political analyst and contributor. As part of the move, Scarborough will appear in a variety of NBC News programs, includi... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd Lands Exclusive with President Obama for Debut as 'MTP' Moderator - Posted September 4, 2014
For his first Sunday as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd will talk exclusively with President Barack Obama on topics ranging from ISIS to US relations with Russia and Ukraine and the 2014 midterm elections. The interview will take pl... [PRNewser]

Chuck Todd Lands Exclusive with President Obama for Debut as 'MTP' Moderator - Posted September 4, 2014
For his first Sunday as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd will talk exclusively with President Barack Obama on topics ranging from ISIS to US relations with Russia and Ukraine and the 2014 midterm elections. The interview will take pl... [FishbowlDC]

'Meet the Press' Makeover Continues with New Acting Executive Producer - Posted September 2, 2014
NBC News SVP Alex Wallace announced today that John Reiss will join NBC's "Meet the Press" as acting executive producer, replacing ... [FishbowlDC]

John Reiss Named Acting EP of 'Meet the Press' - Posted September 2, 2014
First on TVNewser: "Meet the Press" isn't just getting a new moderator, a new Executive Producer is joining as well. John Reiss, who ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
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Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd - Posted September 1, 2014
During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory. Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, an... [FishbowlDC]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [TVNewser]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd Bids Farewell to 'The Daily Rundown' - Posted August 29, 2014
Even though network attention turned to remarks being made by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Chuck Todd's planned sign off of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," he got his chance in a video uploaded to the show site. In preparation of his last actual weekend for hopefully many years to come,... [PRNewser]

Chuck Todd Signs off 'The Daily Rundown,' But Not on 'The Daily Rundown' - Posted August 29, 2014
Chuck Todd's farewell to MSNBC wasn't seen on MSNBC. The end of "The Daily Rundown" was pre-empted this morning by remarks from British Prime Minister David Cameron... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Wolff Named EP of The View | Wright to Exit Turner Broadcasting - Posted August 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Wolff Named EP of The View | Wright to Exit Turner Broadcasting - Posted August 29, 2014
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President Obama on Chuck Todd: 'Now a big cheese' - Posted August 28, 2014
After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions. First up: NBC News chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd. "I'm going to start with somebody I... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama Calls on 'Big Cheese' Chuck Todd First, In Todd's Last Briefing for NBC News - Posted August 28, 2014
The broadcast networks broke in Thursday afternoon to carry remarks from President Obama. Lester Holt anchored for NBC, Amy Robach for ABC and Maurice DuBois anchored on CBS as Pres. Obama delivered a statement on the U.S. economy, the continued ISI... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 8.28.14 - Posted August 28, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. FishbowlNY So What Do You Do, Rina Stone, Creative Director at InSty... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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The Afternoon Ticker: Stern, 60 Sports, Todd - Posted August 27, 2014
Fusion has hired Jonathan Stern as VP of Business Development. "Fusion needs to be everywhere our audience is and Jonathan will play a key strategic role in helping us achieve that," said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. Stern joins from Red Bull Media. Showtime is moving "60 Minutes Sports" from ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Gets Advice from Sen. John McCain on 'Meet the Press' Hosting Duties - Posted August 27, 2014
During his final week as host of "The Daily Rundown" before taking over as "Meet the Press" moderator, Chuck Todd's Rundown has featured surprise guests coordinated by producers including Sen. Joh... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs at Turner | Amazon Acquires Twitch - Posted August 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs at Turner | Amazon Acquires Twitch - Posted August 26, 2014
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Happy Monday | Perfect Study | Announce and Change - Posted August 25, 2014
TVNewser: CNN's Jeff Zucker said the company is "going to have ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Happy Monday | Perfect Study | Announce and Change - Posted August 25, 2014
TVNewser: CNN's Jeff Zucker said the company is "going to have ... [FishbowlNY]

'Meet the Press' Guest Host Chris Jansing's Thank You to Staff - Posted August 25, 2014
NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing yesterday guest-hosted "Meet the Press," and afterward sent a thank you to staff for their support. "I can't tell you how your support ca... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd Aims to 'Demystify Washington' on 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 25, 2014
Appearing on "Today" this morning, incoming "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd described how he sees his role upon taking the reins on September 7. "The job of all of us, particularly in political reporting, is to demystify Washington for the American public,... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd and NBC President Deborah Turness on Future of 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 25, 2014
Recently named "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd was a guest on NBC's "TODAY" show this morning and addressed expectations of him as moderator of the iconic Sunday morning public affairs and longest running television program. "I... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Jansing to 'MTP' Staff: 'It's Been a Long Year, But Great Things Are Ahead' - Posted August 25, 2014
Following her fill-in stint on "Meet the Press" Sunday, NBC's senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing sent an email to the MTP staff to thank them for making her feel welcome. "I honestly can't remember a time when I d... [TVNewser]

David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book - Posted August 21, 2014
Former host of "Meet the Press" David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning's POLITICO Playbook. "David and I began discussing... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Jansing, Melvin, Barnes - Posted August 20, 2014
NBC's Senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing will host "Meet the Press" this Sunday. Andrea Mitchell filled in last weekend, the first without David Gregory. ... [TVNewser]

Washington Wonks Get Wet - Posted August 20, 2014
[gallery ids="236114,236115,236116"] Have you heard about this? People pouring icy water over their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS? Well, several Washington wonks got in on the action over the last couple of days. CBS's Bob Schieffer, NBC's Andrea Mitchell and FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Bret Baier and Andrea Mitchell Both Nominate Chuck Todd for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Posted August 19, 2014
Days after being named the new host (effective Sept. 7) of NBC's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd has already been called out twice by his colleagues. Yesterday, MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

And Your Replacement for Chuck Todd on 'The Daily Rundown' is... - Posted August 19, 2014
On the heels of Chuck Todd's appointment to "Meet the Press," we ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Lauer, Baden, Smith - Posted August 18, 2014
Matt Lauer will host the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky on September 27. The ceremony will award six people age 30 or under who've produced innovative social justice work. Fox News contributor and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden will appear on the competition tonight when he is a... [TVNewser]

'Page Six' Reports David Gregory Paid $4 Million to Zip His Lips - Posted August 18, 2014
The New York Post's Page Six reported over the weekend that NBC paid David Gregory $4 million for a quiet departure from NBC's "Meet the Press." "A s... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gore Sues Al Jazeera | MTP Pays Tribute to Gregory - Posted August 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gore Sues Al Jazeera | MTP Pays Tribute to Gregory - Posted August 18, 2014
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'Meet the Press Makes a Lot of History, and a Great Deal of it Was With David at the Helm' - Posted August 17, 2014
On "Meet the Press" this morning, Andrea Mitchell said a few words about David Gregory, who ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Hosts React to Chuck Todd Hosting 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 15, 2014
Like other news timeslots, the Sunday morning shows are fiercely competitive. But before Chuck Todd takes the reins o... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted August 15, 2014
Here are your top five stories this week across the site. 5 - CNN White House Correspondent Michelle Kosinski Marries Kimbell Rush Duncan 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

#PRFail: NBC Strikes Out on Meet the Press Announcement - Posted August 15, 2014
"Where is the love, the love, the love?" It was the worst-kept secret in network TV, but after months of speculation NBC ... [PRNewser]

NBC News' Deborah Turness: 'The time had come' - Posted August 15, 2014
In an interview with Bill Carter for The New York Times, NBC News president Deborah Turness further explained ... [FishbowlDC]

Deborah Turness on 'MTP' Change: 'The Time Had Come For This to Happen' - Posted August 15, 2014
In the wake of the host change at "Meet the Press," which became official yesterday as David Gregory ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gregory Out, Todd in at MTP | Journalists Face Backlash in MO - Posted August 15, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gregory Out, Todd in at MTP | Journalists Face Backlash in MO - Posted August 15, 2014
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Who Will Replace Chuck Todd on MSNBC? - Posted August 15, 2014
As Chuck Todd ascends to the coveted moderator chair at "Meet the Press," his morning anchor chair at MSNBC lies vacant. Over the years, MSNBC has filled many of its vacancies through its bench of contributors. Some guests turned hosts include ... [TVNewser]

NBC News President Confirms Chuck Todd to Replace David Gregory as 'MTP' Host - Posted August 14, 2014
NBC News president Deborah Turness announced to staff in an internal memo this hour that Chuck Todd will replace ... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official: Chuck Todd Named Host of 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 14, 2014
As expected, NBC News has announced that Chuck Todd will be the next moderator of "Meet the Press." His... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Tweets Farewell to NBC - Posted August 14, 2014
Less than three hours after CNN's Brian Stelter reported that NBC's Chuck Todd will replace ... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory: 'I Leave NBC as I Came - Humbled and Grateful' - Posted August 14, 2014
David Gregory has confirmed that he is leaving "Meet the Press" and NBC News: I leave NBC as I came - humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is . (1 of 2) -- David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014 ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Ticker: 'Chuck Todd Named New 'Meet the Press' Host' - Posted August 14, 2014
Less than an hour after CNN's Brian Stelter reported that Chuck Todd is ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC to Announce Chuck Todd as Host of 'Meet The Press' Today or Friday - Posted August 14, 2014
CNN's Brian Stelter is reporting that David Gregory's reign as NBC's "Meet the Press" host has come to an end and that ... [FishbowlDC]

Announcement on Chuck Todd's New 'MTP' Role is Reportedly Imminent - Posted August 14, 2014
CNN's Brian Stelter reports that an official announcement on ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Announcement on Chuck Todd's New 'MTP' Role is Reportedly Imminent - Posted August 14, 2014
CNN's Brian Stelter reports that an official announcement on ... [FishbowlNY]

Announcement on Chuck Todd's New 'MTP' Role is Reportedly Imminent - Posted August 14, 2014
CNN's Brian Stelter reports that an official announcement on ... [TVNewser]

Politico: David Gregory Cut Vacation Short to Host 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 12, 2014
POLITICO reports amid increasing rumors of his imminent ousting, David Gregory left his vacation midway throu... [TVNewser]

Carolina Calls | Different Look | Meet the Chuck - Posted August 11, 2014
AgencySpy: Cam Newton is the star of a new Under Armour campaign that seeks to "inspire athletes." Everyone else can go to hell. TVNewser: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Carolina Calls | Different Look | Meet the Chuck - Posted August 11, 2014
AgencySpy: Cam Newton is the star of a new Under Armour campaign that seeks to "inspire athletes." Everyone else can go to hell. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

It's Near 'Closing Time' for David Gregory as Host of 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 11, 2014
Rumors continue to swirl that David Gregory is out as host of NBC's "Meet the Press" in this morning's POLITICO Playbook. "Top political sources" suggest to Playbook that Ch... [FishbowlDC]

Politico: Chuck Todd 'Likely Successor' to David Gregory on 'Meet the Press' - Posted August 11, 2014
Politico's Mike Allen reports in Playbook that Chuck Todd is the "likely successor" to ... [TVNewser]

Airstrikes in Iraq - Posted August 8, 2014
[gallery ids="234859,234860,234861"] Just before 9amET, the Pentagon announced U.S. military aircraft conducted a strike on ISIS artillery in Northern Iraq. CBS News began a special report promptly at 9amET anchored by Norah O'Donnell and Maurice Dubois -- who had just finished anchoring the live edition of "CBS This Morni... [TVNewser]

American General Killed in Afghanistan Attack - Posted August 5, 2014
Broadcast and cable networks reported this morning on an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan that killed a two star major general and wounded 15 other soldiers. About half of the 15 wounded are said to be Americans, and the general is reportedly the highest ranking official to be killed... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Delivers Statement From White House Briefing Room - Posted August 1, 2014
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon on the economy and Washington gridlock. The cable and broadcast networks had live coverage of the press conference, which included questions from the press after the President delivered his remarks. "Good Morning America" weekend news anchor Ron Claiborne anchored... [TVNewser]

Carney: White House TV Correspondents 'Tend to Play for the Cameras' - Posted July 31, 2014
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says White House correspondents "tend to play for the cameras" during televised briefings. Carney says when he would conduct off-camera briefings, "The difference is like night and day, in terms of the tenor." On the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, Carney said correspondents... [TVNewser]

President Obama Announces New Sanctions on Russia's Economy - Posted July 29, 2014
This afternoon, ABC News and NBC News provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on new sanctions toward Russia. CBS News did not. The president announced new sanctions on Russia's economy in the energy, arms, and financial sectors in response to Russia continuing to support the separatists linked to the downin... [TVNewser]

July 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Has Lowest Primetime Demo in Eight Years - Posted July 29, 2014
MSNBC placed third in viewers and fourth in A25-54 demo viewers in total day this month. In primetime, the network finished second in viewers and third in the demo; the latter was the network's lowest in eight years--since July 2006. The ratings for July 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Seat Continues Getting Hotter - Posted July 24, 2014
Another new report suggests David Gregory's run as "Meet the Press" moderator is drawing to a close. The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove ... [TVNewser]

NBC Sources Tell Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove 'Gregory is Toast' - Posted July 24, 2014
Yesterday, the New York Post's "Page Six" reported that David Gregory's tenure as host of NBC's "Meet ... [FishbowlDC]

One American Killed on Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 - Posted July 18, 2014
All three broadcast networks provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that killed all 295 aboard. The president announced that at least one American citizen was killed when the Boeing 777 was shot down. Dutch-American ... [TVNewser]

Team 'Press Pass' Prevails at National Journal's Political Pursuit - Posted July 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_129185" align="alignright" width="360"] Winning team "Press Pass"[/caption] Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a "game show" on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political "insiders." The evening was... [FishbowlDC]

People Who Buy This Really Love Chuck Todd - Posted July 9, 2014
Most TV news anchors wear ties on-air, but MSNBC's Chuck Todd's are apparently in demand. Ebay is ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Cronkite, Ross, Todd - Posted June 26, 2014
KAET-TV will become part of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication next week. The PBS station, which had been run by ASU's Office of Public Affairs, will be the largest media organization operated by a journalism school in the world. ABC's Brian Ross took home a ... [TVNewser]

Chris Jansing Offers First Report as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent - Posted June 24, 2014
Chris Jansing filed her first report as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent on Monday's "NBC Nightly News," covering today's White House Summit on W... [PRNewser]

Senator John McCain's Office Hits Back at Chuck Todd's 'Liberal Bias' - Posted June 21, 2014
Senator John McCain's office hit back at MSNBC's Chuck Todd yesterday after a video surfaced Thursday of Todd and Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

Senator John McCain's Office Hits Back at Chuck Todd's 'Liberal Bias' - Posted June 21, 2014
Senator John McCain's office hit back at MSNBC's Chuck Todd yesterday after a video surfaced Thursday of Todd and Fox News' ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Senator John McCain's Office Hits Back at Chuck Todd's 'Liberal Bias' - Posted June 21, 2014
Senator John McCain's office hit back at MSNBC's Chuck Todd yesterday after a video surfaced Thursday of Todd and Fox News' ... [FishbowlNY]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Cover Obama Iraq Statement - Posted June 19, 2014
In a statement from the White House briefing room this afternoon, President Obama said the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise" military action in Iraq, but reinforced his earlier decision that American troops will not be returning to combat in the region. The broadcast and cable news networks all had... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: Unlike Blogosphere, 'I Don't Insert My Opinions Either Way' - Posted June 18, 2014
After suggesting recent poll numbers show the public is saying President Obama's "presidency is over" this morning on "Morning Joe," Chuck Todd went on defense this afternoon. Todd responded to a Drudge Report headline: "Todd Turns: Obama 'Over.'" Despite what folks want to believe I said Here is fact: based on Q we... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'We Will Not Be Sending U.S. Troops Back Into Combat in Iraq' - Posted June 13, 2014
President Obama delivered a statement on Iraq from the South Lawn of the White House shortly before noon. The broadcast and cable networks all provided live coverage of his remarks on the increased violence in the region. On NBC, David Gregory anchored from Washington with Peter Alexander at the White House and... [TVNewser]

How Cable News Hosts Reacted to Eric Cantor Defeat - Posted June 11, 2014
Cable news might occasionally be criticized for predictable political coverage, but last night, top anchors and reporters reacted to an unpredicted political stunner: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Virginia's congressional primary. "His loss marks a huge victory for the Tea Party movement," ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Media Shows Cover Bergdahl Prisoner Swap - Posted June 9, 2014
The Sunday media shows both led yesterday covering the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. "Thank you Bill O'Reilly for demonstrating how to conduct a smear campaign against a military family," ... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough, Chuck Todd Battle Over Bob Bergdahl's Parenting Skills - Posted June 5, 2014
Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough got into a shouting match over the parenting skills of ... [TVNewser]

Networks' D-Day +70 Coverage Plans - Posted June 4, 2014
Broadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage this week for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" is doing a weeklong series, with... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 5.30 - 6.1 - Posted May 30, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Robert E. Wallace of the VFW, Fmr. CIA Dir. Gen. Michael Hayden, ... [PRNewser]

Pres. Obama Accepts VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's Resignation - Posted May 30, 2014
[gallery ids="226827,226828,226830"]Broadcast networks provided special coverage this morning for President Obama's statement on the VA scandal investigation, in which he announced his acceptance of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. CBS News broke in at 11:14amET with Margaret Brennan anchoring from New York and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

theGrio.com's Perry Bacon, Jr. Promoted to Senior Political Reporter - Posted May 29, 2014
An internal memo distributed to the DC bureau of NBC News today names Perry Bacon, Jr. the network's newest Senior Political Reporter. Bacon will work closely with Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Perry Bacon Jr. Named NBC News Senior Political Reporter - Posted May 29, 2014
Perry Bacon Jr. has been named senior political reporter at NBC News. Bacon comes from NBC's theGrio.com, where was the political editor and an MSNBC contributor. In his new role, he will continue to report on-air for MSNBC, as well as contri... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview - Posted May 16, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Daniel Dellinger of the American Legion, Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Chris Christie, ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview - Posted May 16, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Daniel Dellinger of the American Legion, Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Chris Christie, ... [PRNewser]

RNC Moves to 'Dramatically Cut the Number of GOP Primary Debates' For 2016 - Posted May 9, 2014
Although the next Presidential Election is more than two years away, the RNC yesterday moved to "dramatically cut the number of GOP primary debates" for 2016, Politico's James Hohmann and Dylan Byers report. A group o... [TVNewser]

Harry Reid: Media's Coverage is Too 'Tit for Tat' - Posted May 8, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking on the media for political coverage he thinks tries to point blame at both sides, when only one is at fault. "One of the problems the press has in modern-day journalism, is everything you do is a tit for tat," Reid told... [TVNewser]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [FishbowlNY]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 5.2 - 5.4 - Posted May 2, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, author Richard Williams, CBS's James Brown and ... [FishbowlDC]

Your Saturday Guide to White House Correspondents' Weekend - Posted May 1, 2014
Tonight marks the start of White House Correspondents' Weekend and we have your Saturday lineup. From the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch to a new and ticketed "Secret" brunch, of course the dinner, and to... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Shows Pivot from Politics to Race - Posted April 27, 2014
Tip-off of the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors game is in just a few minutes. The NBA Playoff game has been overshadowed for the last 24 hours by the comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling. TMZ got its hands on an audiotape of Sterling making racist remarks in a... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 4.18 - 4.20 - Posted April 18, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), TIME's Michael Duffy,... [FishbowlDC]

Bigger Take | Don't Pass it to Smith | Wise Choice - Posted April 9, 2014
Inside Facebook: Surprise! The latest Facebook redesign was just a way to make the ads bigger. TVNewser: Chuck To... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bigger Take | Don't Pass it to Smith | Wise Choice - Posted April 9, 2014
Inside Facebook: Surprise! The latest Facebook redesign was just a way to make the ads bigger. TVNewser: Chuck To... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd Wanted to be an NBA Point Guard - Posted April 9, 2014
Here's something you may not know about Chuck Todd: in sixth grade, he had aspirations to be a point guard in the NBA. In a ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Loves Musicals - Posted April 9, 2014
Chuck Todd sat for a Q&A with The Hill's ... [FishbowlDC]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [FishbowlNY]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [TVNewser]

'The Daily Show' Tells Story of 'Family That Stays Together'...'Morning Joe' - Posted March 27, 2014
"The Daily Show's" Samantha Bee's infatuation with cable news romance apparently isn't limited to the "lov... [TVNewser]

Cable Hosts Up Criticism of Competitors' MH370 Coverage - Posted March 21, 2014
The coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has become a story of its own, with news and opinion hosts and producers slamming or defending netw... [TVNewser]

Coverage of Pres. Obama's Statement on Ukraine - Posted March 20, 2014
President Obama will make a statement at 11amET on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. NBC News will break into NBC's broadcast network with a special report from Savannah Guthrie ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Networks Cover NYC Explosion - Posted March 12, 2014
The cable news networks turned to breaking news in their backyard this morning as a building explosion near Park Avenue and 116th Street rocked Harlem. Fox News was the first to report the explosion at 9:54 a.m. For a few minutes, FNC dipped into local coverage provided by Fox-owned WNYW and anchored... [TVNewser]

When Babies Don't Like Brian Williams - Posted March 3, 2014
A sad but humorous YouTube video is up showing one American toddler breaking down at the mere sight of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. President Obama first appears on screen, with no response from the baby. Next comes "Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd, again eliciting no response. It's when Williams appears, the... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 2.28 - 3.2 - Posted February 28, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand? (D-NY), Michael O'Hanlon of Brookings, Danielle Pletka of AEI, CBS' Margaret... [FishbowlDC]

The Ronan Reviews Are In... - Posted February 25, 2014
"Ronan Farrow Daily" is about to take to the air for its second outing. Here's what media reporters are writing about the first: Entertainment Weekly's ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd and Nicole Wallace Argue Over Christie Coverage: 'Not on My Show' - Posted February 12, 2014
On a segment this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Chuck Todd and former White House Communications Director Nicole Wallace... [TVNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted February 6, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television persona... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things to Know About The New NBCNews.com - Posted February 4, 2014
After a year of work, the new NBCNews.com debuts overnight tonight, just in time for premium traffic coming from the Sochi Olympics coverage. At an unveiling this morning at 30 Rock, NBC News President Deborah Turness says ... [TVNewser]

TV Newsers React to Super Bowl - Posted February 3, 2014
Some of TV News' top talent offered interesting commentary on the Super Bowl, both at the game, and on social media. From the stands at MetLife Stadium, Sean Hannity shared one of the rare bright moments for the Broncos: Started well pic.twitter.com/ZxyYsI3OwV -- Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) ... [TVNewser]

Public Affairs Preview, 1.31 - 2.2 - Posted January 31, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: CBS's "Face the Nation": Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), WH Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rudy Giuliani, Harvard's David Gergen, Michael Gerson of WaPo, ... [PRNewser]

Weekend Shows Preview, 1.31 - 2.2 - Posted January 31, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: CBS's "Face the Nation": Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), WH Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rudy Giuliani, Harvard's David Gergen, Michael Gerson of WaPo, ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Changes 'Will Strengthen the Flow of our Programming,' Says Griffin - Posted January 27, 2014
News in the morning. Opinion in the afternoon. That sums up the changes coming to MSNBC's daytime schedule. The network's progressive turn, which is a proven success in the evenings, will now begin much earlier, at 1pmET as di... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 27, 2014
Here's what the broadcast networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. ABC: Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Will Tamron Hall Stay with NBC? - Posted January 14, 2014
It's contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on "Today." TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the thi... [TVNewser]

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC's biggest television pe... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview 1.3 - 1.5 - Posted January 3, 2014
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Peggy Noonan of WSJ, WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [PRNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [FishbowlDC]

Ken Strickland's Year-End Note to the NBC News Washington Bureau - Posted December 31, 2013
In his year-end note to the NBC News Washington bureau, bureau chief Ken Strickland touted the D.C. staffers as a group that has "integrity, excellence, passion, and occasionally some fun." He singled out ... [TVNewser]

President's Final News Conference of 2013 - Posted December 20, 2013
President Obama held his final news conference of 2013 "The most wonderful press conference of the year," he joked. The broadcast and cable news networks all carried the president's remarks and the newser. The president began talking about the growing economy, end-of-the-year congressional compromise and thanked the military for the... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks to Carry Pres. Obama's End-of-Year News Conference - Posted December 20, 2013
ABC, CBS, and NBC will carry President Obama's end-of-year news conference this afternoon at 2pmET. ABC News will air a special report at approximately 2pm with ... [TVNewser]

Former MSNBC Cameraman Sues NBC for Age Discrimination - Posted December 11, 2013
A former cameraman for MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd is suing NBC, claiming he was fired as a result of age discrimination. In a federal lawsuit, George Hyatt... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Todd, Roberts, O'Reilly - Posted November 21, 2013
Chuck Todd is getting a radio show on SiriusXM. Starting Dec. 7, the MSNBC host and NBC chief White House correspondent will host "Unscripted with Chuck Todd," airing Saturday mornings on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124. ... [TVNewser]

Lofty Words | Good Luck | Musical Tribute - Posted November 7, 2013
TVNewser: Chuck Todd is going to interview President Obama about Obamacare and peanut butter Cheerios, whi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lofty Words | Good Luck | Musical Tribute - Posted November 7, 2013
TVNewser: Chuck Todd is going to interview President Obama about Obamacare and peanut butter Cheerios, whi... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd to Interview President Obama - Posted November 7, 2013
NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd will sit down with President Obama for an interview that will focus on the Obamacare rollout. The interview, at the White House this afternoon, will cover "the launch of healthcare.gov... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 11.06.13 - Posted November 6, 2013
Rand Paul speeches to use Chicago Style citations?: According to a UPI post on Breitbart, Rand Paul has become so aggravated with the accusations of plagiarism in his speeches, an opinion article, and book that he will start footnoting his writin... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: 'If They Choose To Get Slower News, What Are We Supposed To Do?' - Posted November 6, 2013
During MSNBC's election coverage last night, some results got to viewers at home, before it got to those celebrating at the candidate's headquarters. MSNBC had already called the Virginia Governor's race for Terry McCauliffe, so when Rachel Ma... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 11.4.13 - Posted November 4, 2013
The Simpsons takes digs at the Media: According to Jack Mirkinson from HuffPost, last night, as "The Simpsons" rounds the bases on its 24th season, it also took several jabs at ... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Henry On Walking Out Of WH Briefing: 'It wasn't a protest from me, I had a job to do' - Posted October 14, 2013
Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry explained why he walked out of a White House press briefing on Friday. Henry walked out after Press Secretary ... [TVNewser]

President Obama News Conference Amid Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Crises - Posted October 8, 2013
President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the news media at 2pmET, says the White House. The broadcast and cable news and business networks will carry the news conference. This is day 8 of the government shutdown, while another potential crisis, the debt ceiling, is fast approaching. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Media Critic's Cancer is in Remission - Posted October 2, 2013
Journalists in Washington and elsewhere may want media critic Richard Grenell to go away -- in the polite sense -- just get the hell out of their faces sort of thing. But he's not going anywhere. In fact, Grenell's cancer is in remission. He t... [FishbowlDC]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [FishbowlNY]

The Battle of the Twitterati - Posted September 3, 2013
New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog has a compelling series of charts out today on members of Congress and their preferred Twitter followers. Heavy hitters include The Hill, Politico, C-SPAN and Roll Call, which make both Democratic and Republican lists. But this has to burn a li... [FishbowlDC]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [TVNewser]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [FishbowlNY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: RNC 'Smart' To Limit Debates - Posted August 19, 2013
NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC "Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd says that the RNC was "smart" to lock out NBC and CNN from potential 2016 debates. The RNC instituted the lockout as a result of NBC's planned miniseries and CNN's planned feature film about the life of Hill... [TVNewser]

The Return Of Donald Trump - Posted August 14, 2013
Reality TV host Donald Trump pretends he is going to run for President every four years. It is something he has done since the 2000 election, when he mused running as a third-party candidate, and it came up again in 2004... [TVNewser]

President Obama Talks Surveillance Reforms At Press Conference - Posted August 9, 2013
President Obama promised reforms with regard to the oversight of U.S. surveillance measures at a press conference this afternoon. "It's right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives," Obama says. "It is not enough for me, as President, to have confidence in these prog... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Planning To Carry Obama Press Conference - Posted August 9, 2013
This afternoon at 3 PM, President Obama is scheduled to have a press conference to answer questions from the White House press corps. While he has answered a few questions at press events over the last few months, his last real press conference was in April. He is scheduled to leave... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: NBC Hillary Clinton Film Is A 'Total Nightmare For NBC News' - Posted August 8, 2013
NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd says NBC Entertainment's planned miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "total nightmare for NBC News." "We know there's this giant firewall. We know we have nothing to do with it," Todd said. "We're going to only own the negative. Whether it's negative... [TVNewser]

NBC Plans Hillary Clinton Miniseries - Posted July 28, 2013
With HBO's "Game Change" proving that there is a market for fiction based on real life political figures, NBC is planning a four-part miniseries based on the life of former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton. The network made the announcement during its session at the Television Critics Association... [TVNewser]

Kraushaar In, Wilson Out - Posted July 26, 2013
National Journal's Josh Kraushaar will grab the torch... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

Bipartisan Policy Center Solicits Birthday Wishes for Bob Dole (Yes, We're Serious) - Posted July 22, 2013
You'd think a mention in the number three slot of the famed birthday section of Politico Mike Allen's Playbook would be a sufficient birthday wish for former Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Comments on Zimmerman Verdict in Surprise Briefing Room Appearance - Posted July 19, 2013
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White House Soup of the Day - Posted July 9, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as first reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," is... Turkey Lentil. "It's Tuesday, might as well be Turkey Lentil," quipped host Chuck Todd, noting that it had been awhile since they told viewers what the White House kitchen was serving. ... [FishbowlDC]

As Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action, TV Networks Play It Safe - Posted June 24, 2013
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HLN and MSNBC Air Zimmerman Trial Opening Statements - Posted June 24, 2013
The opening statements of the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 19, 2013
Quotes of the Day A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL HASTINGS: "Michael Hastings was really only interested in writing stories someone didn't want him to write -- often his subjects; occasionally his editor. While ther... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Mike Viqueira Named White House Correspondent For Al Jazeera America - Posted June 5, 2013
Al Jazeera America has named Mike Viqueira as its first White House correspondent. Viqueira joins Al Jazeera America from NBC News, where he was a producer/correspondent covering Capitol Hill and other stories from the DC region. Viqueira h... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day The Observer "You have to admit, a Senator Geraldo would NOT be dull." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren on the prospects of her colleague G... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Michael Steele Weighing Political Comeback - Posted June 4, 2013
Former RNC chairman and current MSNBC contributor Michael Steele is apparently weighing a return to politics, and is using MSNBC airtime to flesh it out. Steele told C... [TVNewser]

Press Orgy at the White House! - Posted May 23, 2013
The Onion on Wednesday featured an orgy scene of President Obama and White House press corps. Honestly, we had no idea NBC Political Director Chuck Todd had so much chest hair, that Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry was so scorching or that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney... [FishbowlDC]

Mika Brzezinski Turns Into Weiner Police - Posted May 22, 2013
This morning the news broke that ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is running for Mayor of New York. Naturally the crew at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" would discuss it. But how? What parameters? If you're the show's Co-host Mika Brzezinksi... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted May 20, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tortellini. "Tortellini Soup." [CRAZY LONG PAUSE] "It's PASTA, with a little extra broth," said host Chuck Todd, taking a stab in the dark on what to say about it. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted May 6, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Greek Lentil Stew. "I believe we just had Greek Easter, so kinda fitting," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast, Cable Channels Cover Presidential News Conference 'In Honor Of Ed Henry' - Posted April 30, 2013
It has been two months since President Obama last held a press conference, but this morning he once again returned to the White House briefing room to take questions from reporters. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are all carrying the presser. "I am here to answer questions in... [TVNewser]

Halfway Through 'Daily Rundown,' Luke Russert Steps In For Chuck Todd - Posted April 30, 2013
Substitutions in the middle of a game are pretty common in sports, but in cable news? Not so much. And yet, this morning, MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" substituted Luke Russert for ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 22, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," is... Ribollita. "Sounds good," said host Chuck Todd, majestically stretching out the pronunciation of the name of the soup. Ribollita is a Tuscan soup made with day-old bread and vegetables. ... [FishbowlDC]

Expanded Evening Newscasts After Deadly Explosions Rock Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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Savannah Guthrie to Interview President Obama - Posted April 14, 2013
Savannah Guthrie will interview President Obama this week on "Today." David Gregory announced the news at the close of today's... [TVNewser]

Journo Insists He's Free of Ego - Posted April 10, 2013
It appears HuffPost senior political reporter Jon Ward has arrived. Where to, we're unsure. Maybe somewhere pearl-y or heavenly? On any account, any journalist who has to say he checks his ego at the door and that it isn't abo... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS: "Rush Limbaugh with a porn-stache will save your Tuesday afternoon." -- BuzzFeed's Bennie Johnson. ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd Outraged to Have Credit Score Dinged For Unpaid Red Light Traffic Ticket - Posted April 5, 2013
An unpaid ticket for making an illegal maneuver at a red light has made its way into the credit report of NBC's Chuck Todd. "So I just learned the hard way that an unpaid red-light camera ticket can be part of a credit report. That... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 5, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Roasted Fall Vegetable. "Nothing like having a fall soup in the spring," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 4, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown", is... Caldillo de Brisket. "This is just fun to say," gushed host Chuck Todd. "Cadillo de Brisket...so a little Passover leftovers combined with Mexican flair." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - April Fool's Edition - Posted April 1, 2013
MSNBC Host Pities the Fool "April 1: A.K.A. Amateur Night at the Twitter-prov" - Chuck Todd Gotcha "Already tricked twice today. And it's only 8:45. Happy April Fools Day everyone" - NYT... [FishbowlDC]

PBS' Gwen Ifill Praises NBC's Chuck Todd, Gets Gust of Hate Directed Her Way - Posted March 26, 2013
No doubt PBS' "Washington Week" host Gwen Ifill didn't anticipate the sleeping beast she'd wake by complimenting NBC Political Director and MSNBC "Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Hey Gents, How About a Bourbon Bubbler? - Posted March 21, 2013
Erwin Gomez opened the doors of his Karma salon and spa last night to celebrate the Emerald Spring. This meant heavily made up Hu models, miniature cupcakes, Moet & Imperial champagne, and complimentary mini-manicur... [FishbowlDC]

(Some) Cablers Cover President Obama-Mahmoud Abbas Press Conference - Posted March 21, 2013
This morning President Obama and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas held a press conference in the West Bank. Unlike yesterday's news conference with Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, not every outlet decided to cover it. CNN covered the newser from the start at 7:30, while Fox News broke in at 7:38.... [TVNewser]

Obama Teases 'Incorrigible' Chuck Todd For Asking Multiple Questions at Joint Presser - Posted March 20, 2013
Shortly after 2:30pmET, President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the podium for a joint press conference from Jerusalem. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC took the press conference live. NBC News was the only broadcast network to offer a s... [TVNewser]

TIME's Mark Halperin Pulls a Beyonc - Posted March 12, 2013
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today viewers were treated to what we'll call a happy ending by TIME's Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin. While his colleague Mike Barnicle... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Ups Betsy Fischer Martin - Posted March 6, 2013
NBC News has promoted Betsy Fischer Martin to senior executive producer of "Meet the Press," and managing editor of NBC News political programming, TVNewser has learned. In a memo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Ups Betsy Fischer Martin - Posted March 6, 2013
NBC News has promoted Betsy Fischer Martin to senior executive producer of "Meet the Press," and managing editor of NBC News political programming, TVNewser has learned. In a memo... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Ups Betsy Fischer Martin - Posted March 6, 2013
NBC News has promoted Betsy Fischer Martin to senior executive producer of "Meet the Press," and managing editor of NBC News political programming, TVNewser has learned. In a memo... [TVNewser]

On BuzzFeed, Boogers and Ethics - Posted February 14, 2013
Writing a story about someone else's booger feature is no easy task. On some email requests I put a simple, bland, "request for comment." On others, I went for shock value: "BuzzFeed's booger post." It wasn't plotted. I imagined some might find it funnier than others. On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed's ... [PRNewser]

Chuck Todd the Dog is Jumping the Shark - Posted February 13, 2013
Chuck Todd the dog was pretty funny the first time. He was still mildly amusing the second and third times he made the Washington media rounds. But now? The whole thing is getting stupid and tedious. On Tuesday, Washingtonian's media writer Harr... [FishbowlDC]

Happy 75th | Smart App | The Top - Posted February 12, 2013
GalleyCat: It's Judy Blume's birthday. Get crazy! AppNewser: Here's an android app that saves you data by pre-load... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Happy 75th | Smart App | The Top - Posted February 12, 2013
GalleyCat: It's Judy Blume's birthday. Get crazy! AppNewser: Here's an android app that saves you data by pre-load... [FishbowlNY]

Washingtonian Media Writer Meets Chuck Todd The Dog - Posted February 12, 2013
In mid-December, syndicated columnist Karl Frisch unearthed an odd tidbit of news that a dog answering to Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Federico Quadrani Leaves MSNBC for CNN, Will EP Jake Tapper Show - Posted February 11, 2013
Federico Quadrani had already passed up an opportunity to move to Washington, DC to oversee Chuck Todd's MSNBC show, but the lure of ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage: NBC News - Posted February 8, 2013
NBC's coverage of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address will begin at 8:45 PM Tuesday with an online web show at NBCNews.com, with network coverage kicking in at 9 Pm ET. "NBC Nightly News" and "Rock Center" anchor Brian Williams ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted February 7, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chipotle Beef. "It's Chipotle. Because when I don't pronounce it correctly, you get all aTwitter," said host Chuck Todd, employing one of his puns. ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Rubin to NBC: Dump David Gregory - Posted February 4, 2013
On the heels of Steve Capus resigning as President of NBC News late last week, WaPo's Jennifer Rubin took it upon herself in a Sunday column to... [FishbowlDC]

Columnist Says Twitter Has Become a Prison - Posted January 30, 2013
Matt Lewis, a columnist for The Week and a media contributor to The Daily Caller, is hitting chords today with a column titled, "Why I hate Twitt... [FishbowlDC]

Um, Congrats? MSNBC's Chris Matthews Exalts BuzzFeed Scribe For Being On Show - Posted January 30, 2013
Wearing a cornflower blue vest that made us ask "Where's Abu?," BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" yesterday. He was on to discuss the "secret donors" fighting against the confirmation of Chuck... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 30, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown", is... Tomato Basil. "Whatever," said an unusually attitudinal host Chuck Todd. "Not a day for a tomato basil. A day for gazpacho." ... [FishbowlDC]

How to Make it All About Me - Posted January 28, 2013
Slogan for '90 Harkin campaign I was privileged to work on was Courage of His Convictions. Right then, right now. He was a mentor to many. -- David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) January 26, 2013 President Obama's outgoing strategist and advisor David Plouffe recently made his smashing debut on Twitter. So far, 10 tweets and... [FishbowlDC]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Takes Oath, Chief Justice Roberts Uses Notes, For Second Swearing In - Posted January 20, 2013
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Inauguration 2013: MSNBC Coverage Plans - Posted January 17, 2013
MSNBC's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration kicks off on Sunday with "Up with Chris Hayes" and "Melissa Harris-Perry," both of w... [TVNewser]

The Most Covered Stories And Most Utilized Correspondents Of 2012 - Posted January 16, 2013
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the "most valuable players" are, so to speak. ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Final First-Term Press Conference - Posted January 14, 2013
President Obama began the final press conference of his first term at 11:40 AM ET this morning, and the news of the day was focused on the looming (again!) debt ceiling and deficit fight. The broadcasters carried the presser, as did the cable news channels. ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters To Carry President Obama's Final First-Term Presser - Posted January 14, 2013
At approximately 11:15 AM ET, President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House, his last presser of his first term, before being inaugurated for his second term next week. The "big three" broadcasters will all be breaking into regular programming to cover the presser. ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 9, 2013
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd is... Tomato Basil. "Hope you all enjoyed your peanut butter and banana sandwiches yesterday and hope you got what I'm talking about," remarked host Chuck Todd, referring to the meal that contributed to the late Elvis... [FishbowlDC]

Synergy! NBC's '1600 Penn' Locks Up NBC News Cameos - Posted January 7, 2013
NBC recently launched a comedy series about a dysfunctional family in the White House, "1600 Penn." Given the political undercurrent of the program, it is no surprise that news reports can occasionally play a role in the show's plot. According to "1600 Penn"'s creator, speaking at the Television Critics Association Winter pres... [TVNewser]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [PRNewser]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Mike Viqueira Returning To Capitol Hill - Posted December 11, 2012
NBC White House producer/correspondent Mike Viqueira is returning to Capitol Hill. He will still be covering politics on The Hill (and occasionally at the White House), but will also contribute to general assignment coverage.... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 7, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cajun Gumbo. "It's always pretty fishy," remarked host Chuck Todd, reporting from Manhattan today. ... [FishbowlDC]

Peter Alexander Named White House Correspondent for NBC - Posted December 4, 2012
NBC News is adding to its on-air staff at the White House. Peter Alexander, who had covered the Romney campaign, has been named White House Correspondent, joining ... [TVNewser]

Alexander Gets NBC White House Beat - Posted December 4, 2012
NBC News President Steve Capus today announced that Peter Alexander has been named White House Correspondent, joining ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Praised but What's With That Weird Name? - Posted November 27, 2012
The conclusion of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" comes with a segment called "Shameless Plugs." But today, theGrio.com's Perry Bacon wasn't shameless at all. "BuzzFeed doing great coverage," Bacon said. "You should check them out if yo... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 27, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Herb Swiss Chard & Feta. "You know my philosophy on Feta," said host Chuck Todd. "If you can put Feta on something you always make it better." And then Todd made an interesting promise we only hope he... [FishbowlDC]

Poor Lindsay Lohan: Sharp-tongued Journos Watch 'Liz And Dick' and Give it Sour Reviews - Posted November 26, 2012
Lindsay Lohan's unanticipated return to acting, assuming the role of Elizabeth Taylor, played out on the small screen last night. It was Lifetime's movie of the week: Liz and Dick. As the network chants, "Your life. You're time." The c... [FishbowlDC]

Bipartisan Bald Couple on Daily Rundown - Posted November 26, 2012
Before getting down to the serious business of discussing the fiscal cliff, RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer and DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse showed up on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" this morning to show off their newly shorned locks. Over the weekend, the odd couple turned up on ABC's "... [FishbowlDC]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted November 21, 2012
Today we have special Thanksgiving installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doe... [PRNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 16, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Roasted chicken & vegetable. "I've been a little sick this week, so this soup has helped me a lot," remarked substitute host Luke Russert. "It's just as good as Dayquil. Watch out, old folks! He's going to likely... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's Post-Election Press Conference - Posted November 14, 2012
President Obama is holding his first press conference in eight months, and the first since he won reelection 8 days ago. As we noted earlier, the networks are breaking into regular programming for the presser. "I hear you have a few questions for me," Obama said as he stepped up to the... [TVNewser]

Networks Taking Obama Presser - Posted November 14, 2012
At 1:30 PM ET, President Obama will be giving his first press conference in months, and the first since he won reelection just over a week ago. The cable news channels will, as usual, be dedicating their programs in that hour to covering the conference, and the broadcasters will be breaking into... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... 15 Bean. "I think there should be the official soup of the fiscal cliff -- 15 bean -- because these negotaitons have to have a little bit of everything..a legume here, a legume there, taxes, entitlements, cuts, all... [FishbowlDC]

Male Journos Insist All Men Don't Cheat - Posted November 12, 2012
Do all men cheat? Well, not according to some male Washington journalists, who felt the need to spell out their thoughts on the matter this weekend in the wake of the revelation that General David Petraeus resigned over an affair with his biographer, alleged mistress Paula Broadwell. "... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Ready Special Reports For President Obama's First Statement Since Reelection - Posted November 9, 2012
The broadcast networks will all air special reports covering a statement from President Obama around 1 PM today. It will be President Obama's first public statements following his reelection (not counting his acceptance speech, of course). As usual, expect the cabl... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 7, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. "Was the chef thinking it was going to be a bad day after election soup with chicken noodle?" asked host Chuck Todd. "Guessing this is what the folks in Boston would be eating at this point." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- the Election Day version "This sign is on a window of a store that's inside the security zone of Obama's Des Moines rally." -- Yahoo! News' Chris Moody wi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day CONTEMPLATIVE: "Getting ready for Meet the Press this morning from Richmond" -- House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a moment of deep, meditative, almost wax figure silence before going on the program. "Okay, buddy. Great night. Ge... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews anchor the network's election night coverage beginning at 6pmET Tuesday, along with Rev. ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 31, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. Host Chuck Todd, who is extremely serious in tone today, made no jokes or cracks about the soup. After all, the soup announcement was intermingled with pictures of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in New... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 29, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tomato Basil. "Good day for soup, why wait for a storm and while you still have power...Tomato Basil," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 25, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Tortilla. "Maybe that'll be a late-night snack for the President when he touches down later," said host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

Charlie Rose Meets the Press, a Lot of Them, in Post-Debate Show - Posted October 22, 2012
If you're looking for the most ecumenical post-debate coverage tonight, check out Charlie Rose's PBS show. The "CBS This Morning" co-anchor is up late with a live debate wrap up with guests spanning many TV networks and publications, including: Chuck Todd, NBC News ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [FishbowlNY]

Weekend Anchors Head to Battleground States - Posted October 20, 2012
NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's David Muir are hitting the road and will anchor their newscasts from Florida tomorrow. Holt will anchor from The University of Tampa while Muir... [TVNewser]

Undecided Voter at Town Hall Debate, Jeremy Epstein, Has Decided Who He is Voting For - Posted October 17, 2012
Jeremy Epstein, who was the first of 11 undecided voters to ask a question at last night's debate, has decided who he's voting for. Epstein went on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd. Epstein: "I think I've made a decision." Todd: "Do you want to share it with us?" Epstein: "Uh, I don't know.... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 16, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Herb Swiss Chard & Feta. "Look at this..do you like cheese?" asks an astonished host Chuck Todd, who is trying to wrap his head around such an avalanche of cheese. "Do you like cheese in your soup? Do... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 12, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Coconut Crab. "Do we think he likes coconut crab? I guess, maybe, he's Hawaiian, they like the coconut out there," said host Chuck Todd, sounding rather crabby about the soup choice. "Wouldn't be my favorite soup." ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Sets Vice Presidential Debate Plans - Posted October 10, 2012
NBC News has set coverage plans for Thursday's Vice Presidential debate at Centre College in Kentucky. Brian Williams will anchor from New York, as he did for last week's Presidential debate from Denver. Willi... [TVNewser]

Calm Down, Everybody: Big Bird Will Be Fine - Posted October 4, 2012
We'll just go ahead and say it: Last night's debate was a big bore. Mitt Romney did quite well, Jim Lehrer did quite badly, and a few million people have been made aware of the current President's sleepwalking problem for the first time (it is... [PRNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 4, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chipotle Beef. "Today's the day they probably need some Chicken Noodle, but it's Chipotle Beef," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 3, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Coconut Shrimp. "For those eating, it's good soup, I wish I were eating it," remarked host Chuck Todd, who is doing the show from Denver today. "It's Coconut Shrimp. No rocky mountain oysters here, by the way." (Rocky... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams to Anchor NBC's Debate Coverage - Posted October 3, 2012
NBC News will cover the first presidential debate tonight from 9pm-11pmET. The broadcast will be anchored by Brian Williams in New York. Williams will be joined by ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 27, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... White Chicken Chile. "I don't know how much they're hanging out in the White House today," said host Chuck Todd, who appears to be having a lull of enthusiasm about today's soup choice. "In Virginia, they'll be back... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 27, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY ATTENTION SHOPPERS: "They're just like us!" -- HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery with the accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 25, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC, is... Minestrone Chicken Sausage. "Sounds like a good one although a little left-overy," remarked host Chuck Todd. "But that's okay, that's why the Italians invented Minestrone, to use in leftovers for soup. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 20, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Black Bean Chorizo. Today's soup is one that hopefully tastes better than it looks. "One of my favorites," remarked host Chuck Todd. "Anything you can put sour cream on and still call it a soup is good for... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Gives Shout-Out to Her Editor - Posted September 19, 2012
Consider this just as good as flowers. MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd always concludes the program by asking his guests for a "shameless plug." Answers involve everything from shout-outs to spouses and children to compliments to... [FishbowlDC]

Blogs Point Fingers at Media on Romney's Libya Views - Posted September 13, 2012
Both President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney have had their say on the Libya incident, in which a U.S. ambassador was killed Tuesday. Now several bloggers have loaded their guns and are pointing them at the news media. Romney was widely criticized for his c... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Tortilla. "You asked for it," a rather breathy and dramatic host Chuck Todd remarked. "You wondered where it was yesterday. Today I give you Chicken Tortilla." ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 7, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's The Daily Rundown is... Roasted Chicken & Vegetable. "Of course the President won't be there but the staff will be eating Roasted Chicken and Vegetable," said host Chuck Todd. "It's what Tommy Vietor is eating right now." (Vietor is spokesman for the... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 5, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's The Daily Rundown is... Vegetable & Barley. Host Chuck Todd remarked on the incredible popularity of the White House Soup of the Day feature. "Last night I had someone ask me on the floor about the White House Soup of the day...here... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews at the DNC Rain or Shine ... But Mostly Rain - Posted September 4, 2012
"There is no way they did this in Tampa," the 20-something man quipped to me in the courtyard of The EpiCentre. It is 4 o' clock or so, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews has just taken the stage/set that MSNBC erected in the shopping center. The crowd... [TVNewser]

7 Weird Sightings at the Democratic National Convention - Posted September 4, 2012
Despite it being Labor Day, Charlotte was abuzz was activities Monday as journos, delegates and politicians filed into the Queen City to celebrate with blocked roads, boozy parties and stupid hats. I hit the streets of the host city of the DNC to find the weird and wonderful sights among the... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 4, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Herb Swiss Chard & Feta. "Any soup that has a lot of cheese in it is a good soup, trust me," said host Chuck Todd, who marveled at the soup choice and received wild cheers from the crowd. ... [FishbowlDC]

Journalists Lament a Manipulative, Joyless, Too Fast Campaign 2012 - Posted September 4, 2012
Politico's Dylan Byers catches up with some print and TV journos covering the campaigns. He finds they are nonplussed about the whole thing. "Until the candidates restore joy, it's impossible for us to be joyful," NBC News senior White House correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Collegial Campaign Carl Cameron - Posted August 31, 2012
Campaign Carl Cameron, who's been on the political beat for Fox News, even before there was a Fox News, counts some of his colleagues among his fans. ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 31, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cajun Gumbo. Host Chuck Todd must be all tuckered out from the hard week in Tampa -- he had absolutely nothing to say about the spicy soup that vaguely looks like slop. Hopefully urgent soup puns will pick... [FishbowlDC]

TV Twins! - Posted August 31, 2012
Two peas in a political reporting pod: This morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" NBC Political Director Chuck Todd and ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 29, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. "It's a hot soup," said a mildly surprised host Chuck Todd, still in Tampa covering the GOP Convention. "We had two cold soups that fit the humidity that we're feeling here. Today it's chicken noodle, doesn't... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 28, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chilled Watermelon. "It's very fitting, hot and humid," said NBC Political Director Chuck Todd, reporting from Tampa.  ... [FishbowlDC]

A Diverse Crowd For 'Morning Joe' In Tampa - Posted August 28, 2012
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" originates this week from Howl at the Moon, a bar just outside the convention center in Tampa that has been dubbed "Morning Joe Elephant Bar" for the duration of the Republican National Convention. This morning, people arrived as early as 4:45 a.m. -- just a few hours after last... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day From USA TODAY's Jackie Kucinich, who writes, "Good to know..." Travel Taunting: "Shockingly large number of air travel rooki... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives - THE RESULTS Part Deux - Posted August 24, 2012
On Thursday, we began rolling out the results of our Summer Superlatives and today, you get to meet the rest of the winners. Thanks for voting. Today's results kicks off with the Best Dressed category. This cage match was between Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Training Tips and Cautionary Tales - Posted August 23, 2012
In the high-risk, high-reward world of media training, major stumbles during television interviews are seared indefinitely in the public's memory. Nailing an interview is not so easy, even for well-known public figures and corporate executives. Media relies on basic principles and varied techniques... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Russert Makes it to the Big Screen: "On the jumbotron at the Nats game: 'Happy birthday @LukeRussert' - Politico's Byron Ta... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News, Telemundo Reveal DNC, RNC Coverage Plans - Posted August 20, 2012
NBC News and Telemundo have announced their coverage plans for the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions. As expected, NBC will not have coverage on the Wednesday of the DNC, due to the NFL kickoff game. It will make up for that with two hours of coverage on Thursday, however. ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Pops In To White House Press Briefing - Posted August 20, 2012
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President Obama Jabs Political Reporters In Sports Radio Interview - Posted August 15, 2012
President Obama took a jab at political reporters in an interview with a sports radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. Obama appeared on KXNO Des Moines to talk sports, but Politico noticed that he also had... [TVNewser]

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP - Posted August 11, 2012
At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian W... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney to Announce VP Pick Saturday Morning; Paul Ryan Expected Running Mate - Posted August 10, 2012
Fox News broke into the 11pmET reair of "The O'Reilly Factor" with the news that Mitt Romney would be announcing his VP pick in the morning. Carl Cameron confirmed the announcement would be on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA at 9amET. ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC to Produce Obama, Romney Documentaries - Posted August 10, 2012
MSNBC is producing two new documentaries on the two major party candidates for president. Chuck Todd hosts "Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate," and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Brave TV journo reports on wild dogs "Story on wild killer dogs. I'm live in their favorite hunting ground. Nah... I'm not nervous. but looking forward to gettin out a here." -- ABC7's ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Gets Snippy With Mitt Romney - Posted July 26, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is currently in London, the first stop on a tour of Europe. Romney met with British leaders, and will attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Waiting for Romney at 10 Downing street. #2012" -- Bloomberg political reporter Lisa Lehrer. Standing up for American media "Can'... [FishbowlDC]

Colorado Shooting: ABC's Brian Ross Gets Story Wrong, 'Morning Joe' Forgoes Shooting for Politics - Posted July 20, 2012
Breaking news events are chaotic affairs, often riddled with mistakes and misinformation as reporters sift through what happened to get at the truth. That said, there were some moments of TV news coverage that caught the attention of viewers this morning... in a very bad way. On ABC's "Good Morning America" chief... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Just got to the green room @LiveKelly! Hanging with Buck & Rory, everyone's so nice! #cohostsearch" -- Markette Smith... [FishbowlDC]

A Sentimental White House Soup of the Day - Posted July 10, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Vichyssoise. "Oh, my late father would love this," reminisced host Chuck Todd. "This was his single favorite soup. He put a lot more pepper in it than most people would want." ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Gupta, Dateline, Savannah - Posted July 9, 2012
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is in Cambodia, reporting on a mysterious illness that has been killing children there. Gupta is reporting for all CNN programs and platforms about the mystery illness, which has killed mo... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted July 2, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's The Daily Rundown is... Greek Lentil Stew. "There's no lid on it," remarked host Chuck Todd to the lyrics "Everyone's feeling sexy." No idea where Chuck was going on this one. But since the soup is unusual and we haven't seen... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day You've been warned. "I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I'm marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning." -- Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted June 29, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Roasted Vegetable. "That's a conservative soup today, that's not a gloating soup," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN, FNC Fail in Early Reporting of Health Care Ruling - Posted June 28, 2012
The expediency of TV news is not meeting well with the depth involved in the ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly known as Obamacare. "Be cautious with us, we're trying to do the best we can," said Bill Hemmer on Fox News,... [TVNewser]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Savannah Guthrie Thwacks Starbucks - Posted June 26, 2012
What is with journalists and their coffee? Last year in April Savannah Guthrie's former TV co-host Chuck Todd complained about poor service at an airport Starbucks. "Is it Starbucks company policy that their airport locations have to run ineffici... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Sen. Boxer - Posted June 6, 2012
On Wednesday morning MSNBC's Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd welcomed his guest Barbara Boxer(D-CA). We couldn't help but notice that the junior Senator bore a striking resemblance to attorney Gloria Allred. Considering they both log LOTS of television time, maybe our eyes are just playing tricks on us. You be the... [PRNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted May 31, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chipotle Beef. "Folks, how was my pronunciation of Chipotle?" asked host Chuck Todd. (Sounds like you've been practicing, Chuck! In our expert opinion it was perfection.) ... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night On Jeopardy!: Chuck Caps Clarence and the Comedian - Posted May 18, 2012
Last night was night four of the "Jeopardy!" "Power Players" week, which features journalists and Washington D.C. elites playing for charity. The contestants were "Daily Show" regular and comedian Lewis Black, NBC News White House corres... [TVNewser]

Carney Caves to Phony Sexism Charge - Posted May 16, 2012
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney drew the ire of reporters this week with his methodology for how reporters get called on to ask a question. The tradition is to let reporters sitting in the enviable front row ask their questio... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted May 15, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... French Onion. After an extremely long, pregnant pause, host Chuck Todd said, "Hollande is now president of France, so in honor apparently, it's French On... [FishbowlDC]

On TV News, Reactions to Obama Announcement - Posted May 9, 2012
As we noted earlier, President Obama has come out in support of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Following the announcement, the broadcast and cable news channels started to analyze what it meant. Probably the most surprising reaction was from Fox News Channel's ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage In ABC News Interview - Posted May 9, 2012
During his exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, President Obama changed his position on gay marriage, a... [TVNewser]

Dr. Oz, Kareem and Lewis Black to Square Off Against Washington's Alleged Power Journos - Posted April 18, 2012
We now have the details for the Jeopardy "Power Players" edition that is coming to D.C. It tapes this weekend and starts Saturday morning. The first round will see MSNBC's Chris Matthews battle ... [FishbowlDC]

TV News Well-Represented During Jeopardy! 'Power Players Week' - Posted April 17, 2012
Anchors, correspondents and contributors for TV news organizations make up most of the contestants for "Jeopardy!" "Power Players Week." CNN, NBC News, Fox News and the BBC are all represented, with the contestants all playing for their favorite charities. The players are: From CNN: Anchor ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 17, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... French Onion. "This is an easy one," remarked a high energy Luke Russert who was filling in for Chuck Todd. "You're going to like this!! FRRRENCH ONION. You can't go wrong with French Onion. Less on the cheese,... [FishbowlDC]

F%&K the Money: Chuck Todd To Speak Gratis - Posted April 13, 2012
We reported this week that NBC News Political Director and MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd will speak to students at Washington University in St. Louis on April 16. The topic will be the upcoming presidential election. A... [FishbowlDC]

Laymen Can Now Compete in NJ's Political Pursuit - Posted April 13, 2012
NJ is extending its elite Political Pursuit game to the common man. Next Tuesday the publication is hosting its first ever "Qualifier" round in which everyone is allowed to compete in a contest normally reserved for members of Congress and political insiders. The Qualifier round will be held at 7 p.m on... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Roasted Fall Vegetable. "It's spring, so why not give you roasted fall vegetable?" asked a baffled host Chuck Todd. What fall vegetables ... Do you import those from Austrailia -- the fall vegetables for the spring soup? Anyway,... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 11, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cream of Broccoli. "Who doesn't like cream of broccoli?" asked substitute host Luke Russert. "It's a great soup." Taking a page out of Chuck Todd's playbook, he added, "George H. Bush probably doesn't like cream of broccoli." Tod... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Chuck Todd to Speak in St. Louis - Posted April 10, 2012
Students at Washington University in St. Louis will soon have the opportunity to listen to NBC Political Director Chuck Todd discuss the 2012 elections. On April 16 he will visit the campus and speak to the students in the chapel. The universi... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 10, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Loaded Potato. "Loaded potato," remarked host Chuck Todd. "Is this kosher for Passover? Can you put bacon in it? Actually you can't put bacon in it any week [and have it be kosher]." ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 9, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Mushroom & Leek. "Always a favorite of mine, Mushroom & Leek," cracked host Chuck Todd, who followed up with a pun. "Time to leak...from the White House." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The Daily Caller is celebrating Good Friday and Passover right now by boarding a bus to the WV casino." -- Quote by the DC's Alex Pappas; picture taken ... [FishbowlDC]

Because No One Knows What Your Children Want Like Your Opponent, Right? - Posted April 6, 2012
MSNBC "Daily Rundown" host Chuck ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day Cupp performs verbal abortion on Olbermann "Keith Olbermann is a huge dick." -- GBTV's ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Chuck Todd Trashes 'Tidbit' Journalism - Posted March 22, 2012
On this morning's MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd went after what he and his panel dubbed "tidbit" journalism. Their repugnance was high after yesterday's Etch a Sketch remark from a top Mitt Romney campaign advisor t... [PRNewser]

NBC's Chuck Todd Trashes 'Tidbit' Journalism - Posted March 22, 2012
On this morning's MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd went after what he and his panel dubbed "tidbit" journalism. Their repugnance was high after yesterday's Etch a Sketch remark from a top Mitt Romney campaign advisor t... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted March 22, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tomato Bisque. "Kind of a quiet day, tomato bisque," said host Chuck Todd in a rather nonchalant 'I don't feel like bitching about the soup today' tone. "I don't know how I feel about tomato. I'm not going... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted March 21, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. "Doesn't feel like a chicken noodle time of year unless you have allergies kicking in," remarked host Chuck Todd with a distinctive whine in his voice. The tone of annoyance begins at doesn't feel." ... [FishbowlDC]

No Bitching About the 'Liberal' Media Please - Posted March 19, 2012
Jason Grumet's Bipartisan Policy Center has managed to bring both parties together for one night in hosting "A Century of Service" to honor the public lives of former Republican Sen. Maj. Leaders and BPC Founders Howard Baker and Bob Dole. The event is Wednesday e... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted March 19, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... 15 Bean. To the sounds of "Strange Brew" host Chuck Todd announced the soup: "This is always a good one. I should make you try to name the 15 beans -- it's legume, loose definition of the word... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 14, 2012
CLOONEY ARRIVES: Washington's favorite paparazzi journo Colin Drummond captures George Clooney arriving at Union Station last night. See more at ColinDaily.com. ... [FishbowlDC]

Debates Done? Maybe Not - Posted March 5, 2012
B&C's Andrea Morabito previews "Super Tuesday," speaking to CNN's Sam Feist... [TVNewser]

NBC News To Air Super Tuesday Primetime Special - Posted February 29, 2012
NBC News will air a one-hour special in primetime next Tuesday, looking at the GOP "Super Tuesday" primary results. "NBC Nightly News" and "Rock Center" anchor Brian Williams will anchor the special, which airs from 10-11PM. He will b... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted February 29, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cream of Broccoli. Host Chuck Todd became all grouchy today about the soup. In characteristic food critic fashion, Todd remarked, "Cream of Broccoli? Ugh. Really? This is a day, come on, we're honoring Iraq war veterans. Do we... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Pug wearing regal #USA sweater on red carpet. Looking exquisite. #Oscars" -- NBC's Luke Russert with the accompanying picture. The Lost Washington Weekend "Sunday mornin... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted February 6, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tomato. "It's Monday and leftovers, apparently. It's tomato," said an obviously forlorn host Chuck Todd, who was fresh out of tomato soup jokes months ago. ... [FishbowlDC]

Is it Okay to use the Term 'Cracker' when describing Florida voters? - Posted February 1, 2012
Cracker, a pejorative term generally used to describe Southern rural white people, turned up at least twice yesterday during cable news coverage of the Florida primary. On Chuck Todd's MSNBC show Tuesday, Politico's ... [TVNewser]

January 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Slips to Third in Primetime - Posted January 31, 2012
The battle for the #2 spot among the cable news networks continues this month between CNN and MSNBC. For the month of January, MSNBC placed third in primetime, behind Fox News and CNN. In Total Day, MSNBC came in #2 in Total Viewers, but placed #3 in the A25-54 demographic. The ratings... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 27, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Coconut Sweet Potato. "At least it's got an interesting name, I don't know why anyone would want to eat this," cracked host Chuck Todd with slight disgust. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day: The Moon Edition To the Moon, Newt "THEY ARE STILL DEBATING GOING TO THE MOON." -- The New Yorker's Washington writer Ryan Lizza. "This portion of... [FishbowlDC]

Hours Before CNN Debate, Rick Perry Drops out of GOP Race - Posted January 19, 2012
The TV networks are reporting Rick Perry will hold an 11amET news conference at which he will announce he's dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination for president. The week started with six candidates and by tonight's CNN debate in South Caro... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd, Charles Krauthammer make GQ's '50 Most Powerful' List - Posted January 18, 2012
While two GOP politicians top the list, a couple tvnewsers are among GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington." NBC's Chuck Todd and Fox News's Charles Krauthammer made the cut. 1) Eric Cantor 2) Mitch McConnell 3) ... [TVNewser]

Washington's 'Powerful' Club - Posted January 18, 2012
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White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 13, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's The Daily Rundown, is... Wild Rice Vegetable. "It sounds interesting," remarked host Chuck Todd. "Wild Rice Vegetable. At least it has a little sustenance. It's one of those if you just had the bowl of soup...may need a lot of flavoring though.... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 10, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Loaded potato. "Starch up," cracked host Chuck Todd. "It's a big primary night." ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Throws Primary/BCS Party in Manchester - Posted January 8, 2012
It's not all politics in New Hampshire this weekend. But mostly it is. Following up on this morning's GOP debate along with Facebook, NBC's David Gregory and Chuck Todd... [AllTwitter]

Separated at Birth: NBC's Chuck Todd - Posted January 6, 2012
This morning we're pairing NBC and MSNBC "Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd with Yahoo's new CEO Scott Thompson. Take a look. It's subtle but profound. Todd's features and goatee are clearly spotted in this man's face. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day From the Road "Hurriedly shove things in bags, go to next location, discover what fell out of the bags. Repeat. #travel" -- Slate's Dave Weigel. "The crowd at t... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 4, 2012
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Broccoli Cheddar. "Here's one we haven't seen in awhile," remarked a tuckered out Chuck Todd. "A little carb heavy. Not exactly...... [FishbowlDC]

Who Were The Most Used Network Correspondents in 2011? And What Were the Big Evening Newscast Stories? - Posted January 3, 2012
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall has released his latest report, the 2011 network news year in review. As usual, he listed the most frequently used network correspondents for the year. This year, the top five were: ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Plan Special Coverage For Iowa - Posted January 2, 2012
Like their broadcast counterparts, the cable networks are getting an early start to the new year in Iowa ahead of Tuesday's caucus. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly, ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 19, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Greek Lentil Stew. "This isn't a good euro day, or we could be talking about how the soup and the news are somehow intertwining," said host Chuck Todd. More importantly, the White House chefs are clearly pulling out... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 15, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Black Bean Chorizo. "Hey this is one of my favorites that I've never tasted at the White House," remarked a jubilant Chuck Todd to the sounds of "Disco Inferno." He went all out with the Spanish pronunciation of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 15, 2011
Quotes of the Day "I'm probably going to drunk dial Wolf Blitzer. It's going to be a Situation Room." -- Comedian Kathy Griffin on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night, describing what she was going to do while hosting New Year's Eve on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Incidentall... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 13, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Loaded Potato. "It's a cold day, it's a good day for starch and potato, so loaded potato it is," remarked Host Chuck Todd to the accompaniment of Boogie Woogie, a version of which can be found here. The... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 8, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Tortilla. "I can promise you this," said host Chuck Todd, a clear authority on the soups prepared in the White House kitchen. "This is not a leftover soup. This is not made of leftovers because they served... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 7, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cream of Broccoli. "Cream of Broccoli," remarked host Chuck Todd. "Obviously a soup that wasn't very active during the Bush years." He's referencing a Cream of Broccoli Soup joke he has made before -- that former President George... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 6, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Loaded Potato. "Maybe I'm believing this is the real menu of the menu," said a skeptical host Chuck Todd. "It's loaded potato instead of tomato." He pointed out that the chef's apparent choice comes as former Veep Dan... [FishbowlDC]

Donald Trump to Chuck Todd: 'I am doing NBC a favor by doing this show' - Posted December 5, 2011
GOP primary debate moderator/reality show host/real estate entrepreneur Donald Trump laid into Chuck Todd this morning. It started badly, and didn't get much more informative after that. A little bit. But not much. The ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day Has to be Screwing With MSNBC's 'Daily Rundown' Host Chuck Todd - Posted December 5, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tomato. Deep Broth, as the informant is called, has to be messing with host Chuck Todd, who cannot emotionally handle another day of tomato soup. Frankly, we can't either, especially since Todd ran out of tomato soup jokes... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 1, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Tomato Bisque. Host Chuck Todd, fully back in the swing of things after being away from the show for a week, remarked, "Apparently if you just add a little milk to your bisque you get Tomato Bisque." He... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 22, 2011
Quotes of the Day Is this Ezzy's "panic face" as a Washington journo put it? Newt debate prep "Do you think Newt fasts on debate days? So he can feed on the moderators?" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 9, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Cream of Broccoli. Host Chuck Todd went all wonky on us today. He remarked, "Boy here's a soup that George H. Bush never would have allowed in his White House." In 1990, Bush declared his distaste for broccoli, saying,... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 2, 2011
To the delicate sounds of Prince's "Oh Sheila" we learn through MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" that the White House Soup of the Day is... Crawfish Corn Chowder. Host Chuck Todd seems rather indifferent towards it today. "It's get out of dodge Wednesday at the White House," he says. He promised to find out... [FishbowlDC]

Herman Cain Makes TV Rounds to Explain Sexual Harassment Case Against Him - Posted October 31, 2011
The cable networks have devoted significant attention today -- and will tonight -- to new accusations that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed two women during his tenure with the National Restaurant Association i... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: Cain's COS Mark Block - Posted October 31, 2011
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain's Chief of Staff Mark Block is in the hot seat this morning in Washington as he makes the media rounds starting with an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd on "The Daily Rundown." We do hope he has enough cigs to get through the day. But more importantly,... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 31, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... New England Clam Chowder. Host Chuck Todd was uncharacteristically pleased. "Perfect Monday Halloween Soup," he gushed. "New England Clam Chowder. Chowduh!" ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 31, 2011
Quotes of the Day Adios WaPo! PBS's New Prez and CEO Bo Jones mingles with Robert Mac... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 25, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Loaded Potato. "Much better effort today, loaded potato," remarked host Chuck Todd, clearly relieved that the soup choice was not tomato. "Not good for ya. Not sure Rahm Emanuel or Michelle Obama would approve of that one." (He... [FishbowlDC]

Gayle King Asks Chuck Todd About Sex Life - Posted October 25, 2011
Sometimes reporters have to think on their feet. In this case, MSNBC "Daily Rundown" Host Chuck Todd had to answer OWN TV and Sirius/XM's Gayle King's questions abou... [FishbowlDC]

Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 21, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chilled Cucumber. Host Chuck Todd was none too pleased. "It's cold outside and you're giving me chilled Cucumber, seriously?" he asked incredulously. "Save that for July." ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Stations Across Ohio Teaming Up for Debate - Posted October 18, 2011
NBC-affiliates across Ohio are partnering to present a statewide debate centered on Issue 2, a controversial state referendum up for repeal. The debate will be moderated by NBC News political director Chuck Todd and broadc... [TVSpy]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 18, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Miso. "Miso would be so upset if I didn't tell you what it was," said Host Chuck Todd employing one of his many puns. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 17, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Lentil. "Lentil soup is only good depending on what you flavor with, pork, beef," said host and obvious culinary expert Chuck Todd. "Lentil soup on it's own? Eh. Throw in some pork or beef and it's good stuff." ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted October 14, 2011
Hide the toddlers. We're counting up the number of trouser snakes on the Sunday morning political talk show panels again this week and the picture is actually significantly hopeful. Program note: CNN's "State of the Union" with ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 14, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Rajin Cajun Gumbo. "It's not just gumbo," cracked host Chuck Todd. "They're really calling it Rajin Cajun Gumbo. Is it Carville's recipe? We'll try to find out." He was, of course, referring to Democratic strategist and pundit James... [FishbowlDC]

Now Leading GOP Polls, Expect to See More of Herman Cain - Posted October 13, 2011
Now that Herman Cain has shot to the top of the latest polling... NBC News/WSJ: Cain - 27% Romn... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd Take a Ride in DC's Karaoke Cab - Posted October 10, 2011
Apparently, there is a cab in Washington, DC in which passengers can sing karaoke on the way to their destination. And apparently -- as NBC's Savannah Guthrie found out for a "Today" show segment -- karaoke is a great way to embarrass your co-workers. In this case, NBC's chief White House... [TVNewser]

D.C. Media Events Can be Nasty Biz - Posted October 7, 2011
Media event planning can be a dirty business in Washington. In many instances it's tough to tell who is playing copy cat, but some things are clear: publications are vying to host pointedly similar events and competing for guests and warm bodies to fill their audiences. Getting the events underwritten is... [FishbowlDC]

Networks to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference - Posted October 6, 2011
The White House has announced Pres. Obama will hold a news conference at 11amET. Obama's most recent news conference was July 15, during a week in which he had two press availabilities. NBC News will provide a special r... [TVNewser]

White House Soup Gone Stale - Posted October 3, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as first reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. Or is it? "You know, I think this is just turning into the running gag," said Host Chuck Todd. "Of course... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Fish Food - Posted September 23, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) Reporters Treated Like Kings and Queens -- Yahoo! News's Chris Moody has the scoop on the reporter's lounge at the GOP debate in Orlando sponsor... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 16, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Gumbo. "I tell you, thanks to what James Carville said, maybe gumbo ought to be banned today," quipped host Chuck Todd. (Carville said President Obama ought to go on an Administration firing spree.) Special note: Today's White House Soup... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 16, 2011
Quotes of the Day On a personal note... "On a personal note, my mom played golf this week for the first time since being diagnosed and finishing her chemo. Said she couldn't putt." -- The Hill's White House Correspondent and avid golfer ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 14, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken Noodle. "Considering alllllll the headlines for the White House today, a good day for this one...Chicken Noodle Soup," remarked host Chuck Todd. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Expanding 'Lean Forward' Campaign to Dayside Anchors - Posted September 8, 2011
MSNBC is preparing to expand its "Lean Forward" branding campaign to its dayside anchors. The channel is beginning work on ads featuring its dayside news team, with "Daily Rundown" anchor Chuck Todd starring in the first of the new ads: ... [TVNewser]

To Andrea Mitchell With Love From D.C. Journos - Posted September 8, 2011
Several Washington journalists are sending love and well wishes to NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell announced Wednesday on her program that she has breast cancer. Typically the shameless plugs on MSNBC's "T... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 8, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Gazpacho. To be sure, host Chuck Todd, who's functioning on very little sleep, is none too pleased. "It's raining, not that hot," he said. "Why are we doing Gazpacho guys? Yesterday must have been tomato soup day and... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 6, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day today is... Miso. Substitute host for MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" Chris Cillizza is following in host Chuck Todd's footsteps with his bad attitude about the soup minus the miso tired of ... jokes. "I don't like sushi. I don't like miso," said Cillizza. "I don't know. My... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Crystal Ball Edition - Posted August 24, 2011
Okay, maybe it's more 'father and son' or 'Ghost of Christmas Future' than 'separated at birth' but you have to admit that Dem pollster and FNC contributor Pat Caddell looks like a pepaw version of NBC's Chuck Todd, no? ... [PRNewser]

Separated at Birth: Crystal Ball Edition - Posted August 24, 2011
Okay, maybe it's more 'father and son' or 'Ghost of Christmas Future' than 'separated at birth' but you have to admit that Dem pollster and FNC contributor Pat Caddell looks like a pepaw version of NBC's Chuck Todd, no? ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day Editor has aha moment "I would rather be watching Curb & Entourage than writing an op-ed & editing incoming articles for the site. Thank God for DVR (and ONDEMAND)" -- The Daily Caller's ... [FishbowlDC]

Fried Food of the Day - Posted August 12, 2011
This one could make you woozy. Today's Fried Food of the Day as reported by MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" from Iowa is... Fried Butter on a Stick. "Here in Iowa they'll fry just about anything," remarked host Chuck Todd. "I have a feeling our doctors suggested stay away from this one. I have not... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers Head to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage - Posted August 11, 2011
Yesterday we told you what the network Sunday morning shows were up to this weekend, now it is the cablers turn to put their focus on Iowa. With the Iowa Straw Poll slated for Satur... [TVNewser]

A Sneaky Intern at Politico Summer School Pronounces Mike Allen 'Lean' and 'Human' - Posted August 4, 2011
Rah! Rah! Interns. Politico Summer School was held yesterday afternoon at the Newseum. About 150 budding journos showed up to listen to the likes of Politico Playbook author Mike Allen, NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

NJ Fournier's Daughter was Todd's Babysitter - Posted August 1, 2011
MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" has a new feature called "Shameless Plugs" that has guests revealing personal details. At the end of the segment, host Chuck Todd gives his panel, often filled with journalists, pols and ex-pols, a moment to say virt... [FishbowlDC]

Debt Deal Negotiations Keep Some Anchors Very Busy - Posted August 1, 2011
The debt deal negotiations Sunday kept some anchors working all day (and night) long. On ABC... [TVNewser]

Debt Deal Negotiations Keep Some Anchors Very Busy - Posted August 1, 2011
The debt deal negotiations Sunday kept some anchors working all day (and night) long. On ABC... [GalleyCat]

Whoa! Politico Summer School-Really? - Posted July 29, 2011
For any interns out there who have dreams of one day working hard, getting yelled at by Tim Grieve and rarely sleeping, then this may be the camp for you. It's called Politico Summer School. The publication is offering it to interns wh... [PRNewser]

Whoa! Politico Summer School-Really? - Posted July 29, 2011
For any interns out there who have dreams of one day working hard, getting yelled at by Tim Grieve and rarely sleeping, then this may be the camp for you. It's called Politico Summer School. The publication is offering it to interns wh... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted July 28, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day today as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is.... Caldillo of Brisket. "A new soup except didn't we have this one other time?" asked host Chuck Todd. "I like to say, I love me some brisket. It's a food we don't eat enough, so make it... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A good omen or bad? "A brown marmorated stink bug landed on my shirt during today's Metro ride. Pretty sure that symbolizes something; just not sure what.?" -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Shawna Thomas Named NBC WH Producer - Posted July 18, 2011
We're a little tardy for the party on this announcement but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to congratulate NBC's Shawna Thomas on her move from Capitol Hill to the White House. NBC News Bureau Chief Antoine Sanfuentes announced the promotion late last week: "It is my pleasure to announce... [FishbowlDC]

Memo to Chuck Todd: TMZ and the 'National Enquirer' Aren't The Only Ones That Pay For Stories - Posted July 14, 2011
NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC "Daily Rundown" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Happy 15th Birthday MSNBC! - Posted July 8, 2011
MSNBC President Phil Griffin and wife, Kory Apton Former Democratic PA Gov. Ed Rendell... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 7, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY FishbowlDC Reader Larry Kelly sent this photograph of his glorious front porch in Ohio where he sits in a rocking chair and reads and tweets. He explains that the cabin shell was built in 1836. Kelly was an avid tweeter during WeinerGate.... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Announces 2012 Embed Reporters - Posted July 6, 2011
NBC News has named its team of eight embed reporters that will hit the road to cover the 2012 election, according to an internal memo from NBC News president Steve Capus sent out to staffers this morning. The reporters, who have not yet been give... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 5, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY -- Holiday Weekend Edition CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston: "Just watched 13 and counting fishing boats leave #Hatteras aboard ferry from #Ocracoke." Liquid wee... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Who Will Replace Ed Henry at CNN? - Posted June 21, 2011
Yesterday we learned the stunning news that CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry is jumping ship for the network's competitor Fox News. The mood inside CNN is one of shock as colleagues never saw this coming. CNN says it will announce Henry's replacement soon. The network has a solid policy... [FishbowlDC]

New Gingrich Says NBC Should Apologize to His Wife, While the Network Stands By Its Reporting - Posted June 17, 2011
An unexpected feud is brewing between Republican Presidential contender Newt Gingrich and NBC News. NBC News reported that one of the reasons Gingrich's staff all left his campaign was because of the actions of his wife, ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 2, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

WeinerGate: What do Reporters Think? - Posted June 1, 2011
And the Weiner saga continues. Here's a quick conversation from this morning's MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" with host Chuck Todd and reporters, NJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

Can't Oprah Deal With This? - Posted May 31, 2011
We would have thought Oprah of all people, who supposedly wants everyone to "live their best lives" could have easily handled this snafu. Oprah BFF and radio host Gayle King got into ... [FishbowlDC]

Savannah Says Being Bad is How You Get to be Good - Posted May 16, 2011
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie was in Tuscon over the weekend to deliver the commencement address at the University of Arizona, her alma mater. While she was there, the Mountain Oyster Club School of Journalism chatt... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: 'Al Roker Can Stuff It' - Posted May 11, 2011
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie appeared on "The Daily ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd to solo anchor 'The Daily Rundown' - Posted May 9, 2011
As Savannah Guthrie moves to the "Today" show as co-anchor of the third hour next month -- leaving the DC Fishbowl for the New York one -- her MSNBC show will go on without her, says NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Guthrie Steps Up to Third Hour of 'Today' Show - Posted May 9, 2011
As first reported by NYT, NBC's White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie will become a new co-host for the third hour of the "Today" show. NBC announced the news late this morning. With ... [FishbowlDC]

Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today:' The News Conference - Posted May 9, 2011
There's a news conference happening right now on the anchor changes coming to "Today." Taking part: Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

As New Yorkers Celebrate Bin Laden's Death, WNBC Provides Unrivaled Local Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
Following the dramatic announcement late Sunday night that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden, New York's WNBC stayed in breaking news mode long after ... [TVSpy]

Bin Laden Killed: Cable Channels Call In Big Guns To Cover the News - Posted May 2, 2011
Updated: With the unexpected announcement that President Obama would be making a statement late Sunday night, the cable news channels scrambled to get their top anchors on-air. Fox News was first to confirm the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead at 10:40 PM ET. Geraldo Rivera was at the desk at... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports - Posted May 2, 2011
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President Obama Speaks About Storms, National Security, But Tepid Interest From Affiliates - Posted April 28, 2011
Around 3:15 PM, President Obama spoke about the storms causing havoc in the Southeast U.S. as well as his plans for a new Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. The statement drew a somewhat tepid response from local affiliates, despite special reports being offered by the network news divisions. In New York only... [TVNewser]

NBCer Insults Starbucks - Posted April 20, 2011
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" may be "brewed by Starbucks" as the morning saying goes. But NBC's Chuck Todd is irritated and lashing out at the company that feeds him and his colleagues. "Is it Starbucks company policy that their airport locati... [FishbowlDC]

2011 Mirror Award Nominees Announced - Posted April 18, 2011
As we have reported, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 18, 2011
Watch out. The White House Soup of the Day as announced by MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie on "The Daily Rundown" is... 15 bean. While there were no obvious Beeno jokes, Chuck Todd begged to differ: "Come on guys there's only one soup of the day today and tonight, it's Matzoh Ball Soup! Passover!" ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Blooper: 'Hi Samantha!' - Posted April 18, 2011
This morning MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" reported on a Supreme Court challenge to President Obama's health care law. Co-Host ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 14, 2011
The White House Soup of the Day, as told to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chili Con Carne. "It's not a soup, but it's a good one. Chili Con Carne cause everything's better with Carne," quipped Co-host Chuck Todd. We're not sure whether this was an unusual shout-out to Jay Carney,... [FishbowlDC]

NBC and NJ Team Up to Host Prez Debate in Tampa - Posted April 11, 2011
NBC poll guru and MSNBC "Daily Rundown" co-host Chuck Todd peaked interest with the following: "Got a big announcement planned for @dailyrundown tmro. Yes, I know, lame to tease now, b... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Metro Weekly's White House correspondent Chris Geidner claims Thursday was Purple Paisley Tie Day. He wins our non-existent Pretty Tie of the Day award, an honor never bestowed on... [FishbowlDC]

Leist Named NBC Senate Producer - Posted April 4, 2011
The domino effect on promotions at NBC's Washington bureau continues today as Libby Leist is named Senate Producer for the network. Leist, a 10-year NBC vet and Senior Producer of "The Daily Rundown" will fill the void left by ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 29, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Need to Know...) *Tapper Taps Dartmouth alumni connections: Tonight ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is hosting a dinner/interview with six members of Congress who also graduated... [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]

Sunday Show Ratings: March 20, 2011 - Posted March 24, 2011
With Libya the big story, NBC's "Meet the Press" was once again the top Sunday morning public affairs program March 20. "MTP" was up significantly from last week, when Japan was the top story and CBS' "Face the Nation" won in both total viewers and the demo (Chuck Todd was ... [TVNewser]

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets - Posted March 19, 2011
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Sunday Show Ratings: March 13, 2011 - Posted March 18, 2011
CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer was the most-watched Sunday public affairs show in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers last Sunday. The broadcast -- which included the latest from Japan as well as an interview with Sen. Joe Lieberman -- had its b... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Prepare to Cover President Obama's Japan Remarks - Posted March 17, 2011
At approximately 3:30 PM ET, President Obama will make remarks on the situation in Japan. CBS News says that Katie Couric will anchor a "special update" that will be fed to CBS stations. With the broadcast network in fu... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted March 16, 2011
Today the White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Sweet potato. Anchoring solo today, Chuck Todd, forever the naysayer when it comes to these soups, declares the choice as "a little off season, but I like the sentiment here. Does it come with marshmallows in it?... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's David Muir and Christiane Amanpour report from Japan; Diane Sawyer en route - Posted March 13, 2011
The U.S. TV news anchors began arriving in Japan Saturday and two of the weekend anchors were in place for shows Saturday evening: NBC's Lester Holt and ABC"s David Muir. Christiane Amanpour also arrived Saturday where she reported for "World N... [TVNewser]

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]

NY Mag Calls Out Chuck Todd - Posted January 31, 2011
New York Magazine called out MSNBC's Chuck Todd for leaving an obvious observation out of an otherwise astute political commentary. Todd compares the 2004 field of ... [FishbowlDC]

POTUS Parties at NJ Comm Director's Home - Posted January 29, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END In this case, pretty deep. There are several details not to miss in a White House Pool Report from this evening: 1. President Obama attended a going away party tonight for top aide David Axelrod at the Dupont Circl... [TVNewser]

POTUS Parties at Atlantic Media's Douglass Home - Posted January 29, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END In this case, pretty deep. There are several details not to miss in a White House Pool Report from this evening: 1. President Obama attended a going away party tonight for top aide David Axelrod at the Dupont Circl... [FishbowlDC]

It's a Love Fest! Gayle King and Chuck Todd - Posted January 28, 2011
It wasn't a duo we would have seen coming, but radio host and Oprah BFF Gayle King absolutely adores NBC'... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Talks About Jeff Immelt's Presidential Appointment - Posted January 21, 2011
Until the Comcast transaction formally closes January 28, GE CEO Jeff Immelt runs the company with a majority stake in NBC Universal. That led to some awkwardness on "Morning Joe" this morning when David Gregory and Chuck Todd appeared to discuss ... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [TVNewser]

'Time' Columnist: The Case Against the Scoop - Posted January 6, 2011
Time Magazine television critic James Poniewozik takes to his blog today to give his counter-intuitive thought on scoops: reporters should stop being so aggressive in chasing (some of) them. Poniewozik uses the news today tha... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted January 4, 2011
It only sounds fancy. That's what MSNBC "Daily Rundown" Co-host Chuck Todd deduced today while announcing Ribollita, the White House Soup of the Day. "It's not the fanciest of soups, but it sounds fancy," he explained. Co-host Savannah Guthrie had an entirely different reaction to the soup, saying that at least she... [FishbowlDC]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 15, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day is... Split pea. "More people will be eating today than normal," reasons co-host Chuck Todd of MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" because of the cold. "A lot of us would like to be splittin' this week but I have a feeling the Senate's not allowing it. Better call... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 13, 2010
Watch out White House Press Corps. Today is apparently Bean Day at the White House and things could get popping. "Why just have one or two beans when you can have 15?" asks MSNBC "The Daily Rundown's" co-host Savannah Guthrie, who announced the soup just moments ago. "It's, uh, Legume Day," added a... [FishbowlDC]

Fonzie Loves WaPo's Ezra Klein to Pieces, But His Favorite? It's MSNBC's Rachel Maddow - Posted December 9, 2010
"May I call you Fonzie?" I inquired this morning when Arthur Fonzarelli phoned me at 8 a.m. A polite Henry Winkler replied, "No, because that is a fictional character that I could never live up to. It was extraordinarily fun to play, but I couldn't live up to that." Fon... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted December 8, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Potato Leek. Co-host Chuck Todd made the inevitable laugh riot WikiLeak joke, as in "Potato WikiLeek." ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: Elizabeth 'Should have Been the Candidate' - Posted December 7, 2010
With the death of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), MSNBC anchors are hailing her as the politician in the family over her husband. "I'd interview him and l'd look into his eyes and I'd say I don't see anything there," said "Hardball" Host ... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts - Posted December 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcaste... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: David Axelrod and... - Posted November 22, 2010
Thanks to NBC's Chuck Todd who has been traveling with POTUS in Lisbon, we have the Portugal twin of top White House political adviser David Axelrod. They found Axelrod #2 at a Portugal eatery called Fado. Todd explains that the lookalike was "the proprietor of the restaurant we ate at in... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter contemplates the unthinkable "Thinking of dosing myself with Viagra before my first TSA pat down." -- Slate media writer Jack Shafer in a Monday morning tw... [FishbowlDC]

Willie Geist DC Party - Posted November 18, 2010
At the home of NBC's Norah O'Donnell and chef Geoff Tracy in Washington, DC last night, people celebrated MSNBC's Willie Geist... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted November 17, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Asparagus and Feta. Co-host Chuck Todd is solo today sans Savannah Guthrie. He remarked, "This is one I always love because it's adventursome. Its Asparagus and Feta. Feta's never bad to put on anything -- soup, salad, steak.... [FishbowlDC]

Acclaimed Journalist Ryan Seacrest to Interview President Obama Tomorrow - Posted November 1, 2010
President Obama has really been making the rounds in the days leading up to the midterm elections. Last week he appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and this week he goes mano-e-mano against arguably his toughest opponent yet... ... [TVNewser]

CJR Profiles Chuck Todd, The Man Who 'Might Be the Busiest Politico on Television' - Posted October 29, 2010
At last night's MSNBC "Lean Forward" launch party (look for the full write-up later) MSNBC president Phil Griffin told TVNewser that of all the talent lined up for election night, the one with the most challenging evening will be ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview: 10.31.10 - Posted October 29, 2010
NBC's Meet the Press: Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) Chairman, Republican Governors Association; Fmr. Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Tom Brokaw, NBC News; Charlie Cook, National Journal; ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 29, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Arianna finds breakfast in Morning Joe fridge "About to go on morning joe. In the green room fridge found low fat Greek yogurt and had it for breakfast!" -- HuffPost Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 27, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as told to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Potato Leek. Co-host Chuck Todd sandwiched the soup segment within a race by race feature and an announcement. He said Philadelphia-based radio reporter Michael Smerconish would interview President Obama at 11:40 a.m.. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 26, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," with hosts Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie is... Minestrone. At first Todd had high hopes for oatmeal, saying, It's the White House oatmeal of the day. Oh no , never mind, it's the Soup of the... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 20, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Navy Bean. Hosts Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd had no commentary on the soup today. Instead, the show played the Village People's "In the Navy" throughout the reveal. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 20, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Just five more minutes... "We'd have to buy five minutes f... [FishbowlDC]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 7, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is... Chicken. "Always a good fall favorite," remarked co-host Chuck Todd. "Chicken. They need a little something else with this - chicken jalapeno, black bean chili, something that's not just that. "Salsa," suggests co-host Savannah Guthrie. ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted October 5, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is: Miso. "Miso not happy about that," said Co-host Chuck Todd. Replied Co-host Savannah Guthrie, "Miso not happy you don't have a joke." Todd: "What is it, warm dish water?" ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 4, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Dust has no bounds "The Smithsonian needs to dust their exhibits so I'll stop sneezing on their factoid cases." -- Syndicated columnist, comedian and FishbowlLA Editor Tina Dupuy in a tweet during... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Ideas Forum Comes to Close - Posted October 1, 2010
That's a wrap! The second and final day of the Washington Ideas Forum came to a close this afternoon following a lively panel discussion featuring ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 29, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's The Daily Rundown, is: Mushroom Florentine. "It'll be delicious," remarked co-host Savannah Guthrie. Her other half, Chuck Todd, managed to momentarily turn into culinary critic, saying, "When I see Florentine and spinach I automatically want to add feta."... [FishbowlDC]

Fineman Wants HuffPost in his TV Title - Posted September 27, 2010
What does it take to get a "HuffPost" added to your title? Howard Fineman, the new senior political editor of HuffPost and former Newsweek scribe, still can't get MSNBC to switch his title ... [FishbowlDC]

Breitbart Blasts Todd for Being Biased Journalist - Posted September 22, 2010
BigGovernment.com's Andrew Breitbart went after NBC's Chuck Todd late Tuesday with a vengeance, accusing him repeatedly and relentlessly of being biased. He made the accusations sarcastically... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl5 With the Ambusher - Posted September 22, 2010
Human Events Editor Jason Mattera says no one has ever tried to assault him for the way he conducts his reporting, which is largely one big ambush. Today the right-wing journalist continues his trend by ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 22, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is.... Split Pea. The hosts didn't have a lot of reaction, except to say that President Obama is splittin' for New York, remarked co-host Chuck Todd. (Definitely not easy to make this soup look appetizing. ) ... [FishbowlDC]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 21, 2010
Quotes of the Day Life after Fox News: bliss "For 1st time in 10 years, I worked a full day in journalism w/o a TV on my desk. Am I allowed to say it was .....bliss." -- NJ's Major Garrett on Twitter Mo... [FishbowlDC]

Name That Journo: Revealed - Posted September 20, 2010
NOW... THEN... The name of the Washington D.C. journo in our first ever Name That Journo... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 15, 2010
Today's White House Soup of the Day is... Potato Leek. As reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," co-hosts Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie today sounded underwhelmed by the choice. Chuck (in a flat tone): "A reporter's favorite soup. We love leek soup." Savannah (agreeable but unenthused): "Indeed, we do." ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: A Whiz in the Men's Room - Posted September 14, 2010
MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" hosts Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd tackled a dirty subject this morning - a new hand washing study that says women wash their hands far more frequen... [FishbowlDC]

TV News Anchors Make Their NFL Picks - Posted September 12, 2010
Want to know which NFL teams Brian Kilmeade and Chuck Todd have picked to appear in the Super Bowl next year? Our sister blog SportsNewser ... [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]

Media Personalities Make Their 2010-2011 NFL Predictions - Posted September 10, 2010
Politics Daily reached out to a number of prominent journalists and media personalities to get their predictions for the 2010-2011 NFL season. A small selection of their picks: NBC's ... [SportsNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 10, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," is New England Clam Chowder. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who appeared on the program this morning, revealed the soup. Co-hosts Savannah and Chuck brought White House Oatmeal into the mix this morning, with Savannah... [FishbowlDC]

What is Off the Record? - Posted September 8, 2010
When we polled PRNewser readers this past April and asked if they go off the record with the media, 50% said, "Yes. It's a great way to build relationships and help reporters," while 25% said, "No way. It's too risky for me, my clients, or my company." In a story in ... [PRNewser]

Daily Rundown Tackles On Record, On Background, Off Record and Hazy Netherworld of Phrases in Between - Posted September 8, 2010
MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" ran a segment this morning that many journalists and their sources find perpetually confusing - the rules on sourcing information. "In my view, the term 'On the record' everyone can understand," said NYT reporter Mark Leibovich who appeared in the segment. "Beyond that, a... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 27, 2010
As reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd informs that the White House Soup of the Day is: Corn and Crab chowder. As usual, he slams the soup, saying it lacks diversity, implying that the Friday soup has been this choice before. "I guess you feel like well, you're not... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 25, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Meghan McCain takes whack at father's opponent "And I'd way to "have the biggest upset in political history" - how bout them apples?" - The Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain on her father, Sen. John McCain's primary victory last night over J.D. Hayworth. Race was ti... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 23, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," was told to us by a solo Chuck Todd this morning - Savannah Guthrie is on vacation. The soup is: Lentil. "Really? Plain old Lentil? No beef no pork?" Todd asked, clearly disappointed by the choice. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2010
Quote(s) of the day This begs for a blond joke...pronto "Question: How much do you tip the plumber for a 20 minute job fixing the water heater that costs $175?" And then she adds, "I must be the only person on the planet who didn't know you don't tip the plumber, haha thx." -... [FishbowlDC]

Some Backstory on NBC News' Iraq Reporting - Posted August 19, 2010
Richard Engel's live reporting from the military convoy out of Iraq last evening left many non-NBCers wondering: How'd they get that "exclusive?" According to reports, the major broadcast was in the works for weeks and involved a reque... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 19, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is....Chicken Tortilla. Savannah Guthrie gives the floor to Chuck Todd to react on it. Todd dedicates the soup to White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 17, 2010
As told to us by Chuck and Savannah on MNSBC's "The Morning Rundown," today's soup is... Tuscan Chicken. Co-host Chuck Todd was largely unimpressed as usual. He said he'd find out what the soup was on Air Force I and "will report it out" later. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 16, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Was Snooki Invited? "Nothing like my dad making me and 3 of my girlfriends hike in the river today... :-)" -- The Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain, daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in a weekend tweet. Chuck Todd has unpleasant fan "@dpleasan... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 13, 2010
MSNBC's Chuck and Savannah, co-hosts of "The Daily Rundown," have announced the always important White House Soup of the Day today. It's crab bisque. "Something fishy going on at the White House," remarked Savannah Guthrie. Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

New EPs for 'Daily Rundown,' 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' - Posted August 12, 2010
MSNBC has announced some new changes among its dayside executive producers, TVNewser has learned. Jennifer Suozzo is now EP of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," the program she helped launch in 2008. ... [TVNewser]

Axelrod Goofs Up Mid-Joke - Posted August 5, 2010
White House top political advisor David Axelrod appeared on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" with hosts Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd. While making a joke about... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 3, 2010
Today's White House Soup of the Day, as reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" is Minestrone. Co-host Savannah Guthrie was none too impressed. "I hate to be Debbie Downer this week, but I'm not into Minestrone," she said. "Can we have some Italian Wedding soup?" Co-host Chuck Todd wasn't as critical of... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 30, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Reporter senses ghosts "I've said it before: As much as I luv the gig at the WH, there's nothin like hanging out at the US Capitol at nite. You can feel the ghosts." - NY Daily News's White House reporter Ken Bazinet, in a Thursday tweet. Bazinet goes by... [FishbowlDC]

A Funny Exchange About the Back of Chuck Todd's Head - Posted July 21, 2010
And now for some afternoon humor. On Monday afternoon, NBC's Chuck Todd (co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown") and CBS News Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller squared off about Todd's head obstructing his shots. ... [FishbowlDC]

DCNewsers Beat the Heat by Heading to Aspen - Posted July 7, 2010
With temperatures topping 100 degrees in Washington and New York, Aspen sounds awfully nice right about now. And that's where a bunch of tvnewsers are this week for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. Moderators and participants include NBC's ... [TVNewser]

How Close is Too Close For Political Reporters? - Posted June 18, 2010
For political reporters, the relationship with sources can be a tricky game. Reporters are expected to hold elected officials accountable, but require a certain level of access in order to get any sort of response from them. CNN's Ed Henry drew some attention from media observers when he tweeted photos from a... [TVNewser]

Ass Talk - Posted June 8, 2010
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie walked right into ass territory this morning on the "The Daily Rundown" with co-host Chuck Todd. But she thought about it and justified saying it. "If the President can say it, ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 1, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Rolling Thunder blues "Just got back to DC and Rolling Thunder has the entire mall closed till 4pm-WFT?? I have to go all the way to Capitol Hill to get to Dupont." --Time's Jay Newton-Small in an aggravated weekend tweet. A new clothing line: disaster-wear "I think we all have a new... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 28, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day MSNBC "Daily Rundown" co-host has 'fun' facts "It's been more than a year (Feb '09) since the Obamas have overnighted in Chicago." #funfact •"Here's a '#funfact,' did u know when u r sitting on the tarmac for a LONG delay, it is against the law for airlines to serve... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie: Not Your 'Cookie-Cutter Anchors' - Posted May 24, 2010
NBC's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie are profiled by ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: King or Yang? - Posted May 18, 2010
While anchoring MSNBC's Daily Rundown this morning, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd was about to toss to reporter John Yang for a live report from Louisville, on today's Kentucky Senate p... [TVNewser]

Kate Snow on Her 'First Day at a New School' - Posted May 11, 2010
Kate Snow, who departed the weekend edition of ABC's "Good Morning America" in March, had her first official day in the NBC office... [TVNewser]

The Lives of White House Correspondents - Posted April 28, 2010
With the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner upon us, Politico's Amie Parnes caught up with a number of White House Correspondents and asked them to expound on their jobs. For NBC's Chuck Todd, it's like being "in school." And for Ken Bazinet... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted April 23, 2010
As alerted to us by MSNBC "The Daily Rundown" co-host Chuck Todd, the White House Soup of the Day is corn chowder. ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck... Norris? - Posted April 13, 2010
Sources point out to FishbowlDC that NBC's Chief White House correspondent may just have been mistaken for Chuck Norris at the nuclear summit at the Convention Center... NBC White House producer Alicia Jennings tweets: "2 foreign journos at #nss: "no, not chuck norris ..... [FishbowlDC]

Birthday Wishes and Goatee Gifts - Posted April 8, 2010
Happy Birthday to NBC's Chuck Todd! For those of you still seeking the perfect present, FishbowlDC has a suggestion: According to geekologie, "You just bite the attached bit, shave, and you're good to go." In our professional opinion, it's the perfec... [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]

Matthews Returns to 'Hardball' Tonight After Son's Weekend Wedding - Posted March 23, 2010
MSNBC's Chuck Todd, who has filled in for Hardball Host Chris Matthews this week, steps aside as Matthews returns to the show tonight. Todd mentioned Monday night that Matthews had taken ... [FishbowlDC]

The "Grand Poobah of Politics" - Posted March 23, 2010
The Flintstones cartoon used the term "Grand Poobah" as the high-powered elected position in Fred and Barney's men's club. They were members of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes Lodge No. 26. In Washington, that phrase, "Grand Poobah" has a somewhat elevated meaning. Which Washington D.C. scribe was referred to by MSNBC's... [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]

Big Night for BBC - Posted March 18, 2010
Just after BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was awarded the prestigious David Bloom Award, Doucet, Katy Kay and the rest of the BBC team held court at the Hi... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews: 'There is another network, Fox, where there's absolutely no debate' - Posted March 17, 2010
On "Hardball," MSNBC's Chris Matthews talked with Chuck Todd last night about Fox News and the coverage of health care reform legislation, asking, "Has there ever been a bill in history before the congress where an entire network on television has blasted it every day for more than a year?" Edited... [TVNewser]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted March 16, 2010
As alerted to us by Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd of MSNBC's "Daily Rundown", it's Ancho Chili Butternut Squash. (Imagine butternut squash added to this soup. We could find squash soup and ancho chili, but not blended. This is a... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews To Middle East, Lest We Forget His Words - Posted March 8, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews travels to the Middle East this week with V.P. Joe Biden. On Tuesday he'll interview Biden in Jerusalem. The interviews air Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST. But he might not be going without some trepidation. Last year in NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews to Interview VP Biden in Jerusalem - Posted March 7, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is on his way to the Middle East tonight where he'll interview VP Joe Biden. Matthews will anchor "Hardball" from Jerusalem tomorrow and Tuesday and will report from the region as he travels with the Vice President throughout the week. NBC News Chief White House Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 3, 2010
Quote of the Day "Now time to focus on 'Lost'; the show's plot has less twists and turns than tonight's Charlie Rangel saga!" -- MSNBC's Chuck Todd, co-host of The Daily Rundown ... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Off Tonight Following Last Evening's Special Comment - Posted February 25, 2010
Keith Olbermann will not co-host the special edition of "Countdown" on MSNBC tonight as previously announced. Instead, Chris Matthews will host a special "Hardball" with ... [TVNewser]

Rock On: NBC and ABC Trash Talk - Posted February 23, 2010
Banter breaks out among Capitol Hill and White House TV correspondents. ABC's Jake Tapper: Dear NBC News executives: please tell @SavannahGuthrie and @ChuckTodd to stop blasting Blind Melon from their booth. thanks, Team ABC. MSNBC's ... [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]

NBC Chili Cookoff Postponed - Posted February 9, 2010
This postponed line is getting repetitive, but we've got another one. NBC's Chuck Todd tweets: "Now NBC's DC buro's chili cookoff has been postponed. I hate you snow monster, where's Jacob to save us from snow!" Every year NBC's Washington bureau has a chili cookoff. A source thought "Jacob" might be from the Bible. Lo... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's First Presser Since July - Posted February 9, 2010
Major Garrett taking a pic of POTUS. Twitpic by Savannah Guthrie from @savannahguthrie President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room this afternoon. When he entered, he joked with NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Mitchell puts Kibosh on Kardashian Talk - Posted February 5, 2010
NBC's Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd are discussing the upcoming Super Bowl. Todd wonders how many camera shots of Kim Kardashian (whose boyfriend Reggie Bush plays for the New Orleans Saints) there will be. After Todd mentioned Kardashian a few times, Mitchell wasn't having it. "Let me try to clean this up by... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Dayside Changes: Return to Single-Anchor Shows; Themed Hours Go Away - Posted January 26, 2010
MSNBC is streamlining its dayside schedule and doing away with the themed hours focused on the economy and politics. It's a back-to-basics approach for the network's daytime news hours which slipped to fifth place in December, behind FNC, CNN, HLN and CNBC between 9am-4pm. TVNewser has learned that eff... [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]

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10 - Posted January 22, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo's E.J. Dionne, BBC's Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan... [FishbowlDC]

Familiar Faces in New Places: A Week of Debuts - Posted January 22, 2010
There have been a number of premieres or debuts this week -- and last -- so here's a quick summary in case you missed them: Former CNNer Erica... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Football Challenge Update - Posted January 18, 2010
At the start of the football season, we issued a challenge to some TV newsers. First, we asked the White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. ... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Savannah Guthrie - Posted January 15, 2010
Say hello to Savannah Guthrie. She is one of NBC's two White House correspondents and co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" each morning at 9 a.m. alongside the network's other White Ho... [FishbowlDC]

Guthrie Reacts to "Daily Rundown" - Posted January 11, 2010
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie was on air with host Contessa Brewer this afternoon when Brewer asked about the first day of the new "Daily Rundown" show that Guthrie hosts with ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

'Daily Rundown' Books First Exclusive - Posted January 8, 2010
•MSNBC's new morning political program hosted by White House correspondents Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, "The Daily Rundown," will premiere Monday and will feature an exclusive interview with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. "The Daily Rundown" ... [TVNewser]

"The Daily Rundown's" First Guest Is... - Posted January 8, 2010
MSNBC's new show, "The Daily Rundown," hosted by Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie debuts Monday. It's sure to begin on a fiery note as the first guest is: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Guthrie a... [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]

MSNBC Putting Final Touches on "Daily Rundown" - Posted January 5, 2010
"Daily Rundown", a new MSNBC 9 a.m. morning program to be hosted by the network's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie, is in its bells and whistles stage as the show prepare... [FishbowlDC]

Rush Limbaugh Hospitalization a Lead Story for Morning Shows - Posted December 31, 2009
Radio host Rush Limbaugh has been taken to a hospital in Hawaii after complaining of chest pains during a vacation. Fox News and CNN, which had WH correspondent Ed Henry already in Hawaii covering the president's vacation, reported the news last ... [TVNewser]

Scare for Obama Family Friend During Hawaii Vacation - Posted December 28, 2009
AP Newsalerts from Kailua, Hawaii. The first at 5:01pmET: • Obama leaves golf abruptly for 'personal matter'; ambulance speeds to first family's compound. • White House: First family ok; family friend injured at first family's compound. No details about the cause of injuries. CNN reported the alert with ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Lands on Odd LA Times List - Posted December 28, 2009
It's nice to be a 2010 face to watch (unless of course your surname is Woods, Edwards or Sanford). But it's hard to grasp the sense of the LA Times's 19 "Faces to Watch in 2010". First, a list of 19 people? Second, who lands on a list with Ellen... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Cancels 'Dr. Nancy' - Posted December 23, 2009
Breaking: TVNewser has learned MSNBC has canceled "Dr. Nancy" the NoonET health/medical show hosted by Dr. Nancy Snynderman. The cancellation of "Dr. Nancy" is yet another daytime programming move by MSNBC, which has fallen to 4th and, on some days, 5th place in the daytime ratings. Last week, the network announced it... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Says Ratigan Move Not Related to Ratings - Posted December 17, 2009
This week, MSNBC announced two major changes to its daytime line-up starting in 2010. "Morning Meeting with Dylan Ratigan," which aired from 9-11amET has been canceled. Ratigan will move t... [TVNewser]

Chuck and Savannah's "Daily Rundown" Coming to MSNBC Morning - Posted December 14, 2009
They blog, they tweet, they're on Facebook, all as they report for "Today," "Nightly" and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington. And now, NBC White House correspodents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will ring in the new year with a new show on MSNBC. "Daily Rundown" will take over the 9am hour... [FishbowlDC]

Dylan Ratigan Moving to 4 PM on MSNBC - Posted December 14, 2009
With the announcement that Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be getting their ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie Share New MSNBC Show - Posted December 13, 2009
NBC News White House correspondents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be anchoring a new program for MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

Mike Emanuel, Chuck Todd Still Have a Shot at Championship - Posted December 8, 2009
You may recall that in September, we asked the TV White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. Now that we know its the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Texas Longhorns, here's ... [TVNewser]

Check Out NBC's Man Cave... - Posted November 20, 2009
It's been a busy week for NBC's Chuck Todd, traveling halfway across the world with President Obama. Good thing he has this man cave back at the bureau to retreat to... Check out some politics and football with Chuck, ... [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]

Last Night at the Bruce Concert... - Posted November 3, 2009
You've already heard Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod were in the audience last night at the Verizon Center... But did you know there was some DC journo representation on stage with the E Street Band?? Bruce Springsteen welcomed drummer Max Weinberg's daughter ... [FishbowlDC]

November '09 Elections: Cable Plans - Posted November 2, 2009
Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that's included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks: Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring... [TVNewser]

Election Day Coverage Plans - Posted November 2, 2009
• MSNBC: White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd will anchor the 11am and 2pm hours on MSNBC from Washington tomorrow. Ed Schultz will take over the 4pm hour. Following the regularly scheduled primetime lineup, live editions will air of "Countdown with ... [FishbowlDC]

Goatee Gamble Charity Update - Posted October 26, 2009
•ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper tweets that as of Sunday afternoon, Dr. Shershah Syed has received $5,543 in donations related to "Goatee Gamble" NLCS bet with NBC's ... [TVNewser]

'It's Go Time, Chuck' - Posted October 23, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the "Today" show this morning with razor and shaving cream in hand as Al Roker and company pressed NBC WH correspondent Chuck Todd to shave his goatee on air after his recent loss in the ... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs on 'Today' Show: NBC's Chuck Todd Denied Pardon, Must Shave Goatee - Posted October 23, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Goatee Remains, Charities Benefit - Posted October 23, 2009
At the end of "Goatee Gamble," the goatee remains, thus ending Chuck Todd's "insular nat'l goatee nightmare." The NBC White House correspondent... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Still Goatee-ed - Posted October 22, 2009
It is 3:45pm the day after and NBC's Chuck Todd is still sporting a goatee... Though, he did just announce on MSNBC that we'll have a final answer tomorrow morning on "Today." He also ack... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Chuck Todd Loses Goatee Gamble - Posted October 22, 2009
Our colleagues down at FishbowlDC have been closely following the facial hair bet between ABC's Jake Tapper and NBC's ... [TVNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Calls to Shave - Posted October 22, 2009
Now that "Goatee Gamble" is officially over, the pressure's on for NBC's Chuck Todd to shave his signature look... and friends and colleagues are upping the ante. NBC cameraman Jim Long tweets: @... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": It's Over - Posted October 22, 2009
Pic by Broadcasting & Cable. "Ah the mystery." That was the response we got from NBC's Chuck Todd on whether to goatee w... [FishbowlDC]

Cowboy Bob Grows a Beard - Posted October 21, 2009
CBS' Bob Schieffer doesn't have a stake in "Goatee Gamble," the National League Championship Series bet between NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 19, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... The T-Word: In a rare morning on-camera briefing, Press Secy Robert Gibbs tag-teamed with Jared Bernstein and Melody Barnes, chief WH economic and domestic policy advisors, respecti... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Three Games Down - Posted October 19, 2009
Pic by Broadcasting & Cable. We're three games into the NLCS and "Goatee Gamble," and with two Phillies' wins, we're also that much closer to seeing a ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble" Latest: Let the Trimming Begin - Posted October 16, 2009
And for the latest in "Goatee Gamble," we turn to Twitter. After last night's Dodger's defeat, NBC's Chuck Todd tweets: @chucktpolitical: BTW, thanks to last night's 5th inning debacle, I'm trimming the beard just a tad closer today. Keeping the faith tho, impressive NEAR cmebk ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Charities Chosen - Posted October 16, 2009
Photo by Broadcasting and Cable. We told you yesterday about the $1,000 charity "wimp-out clause" in DC's White House correspondents' ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": One Game Down - Posted October 16, 2009
NBC's Chuck Todd, circa 1999. With the Phillies' win tonight, we're one NLCS game closer to seeing this clean-cut face again (or a charity of ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

And Now... A Young Joe Scarborough - Posted October 15, 2009
We heard the "Morning Joe" crew poked a little fun at White House correspondent Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning for a ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Wimp-Out Clause or Legit? - Posted October 15, 2009
DC journo tweeps are a-Twitter today over whether the latest development in "Goatee Gamble" between ABC's Jake Tapper and NBC's Chuck Todd is a "wimp-out clause," as dubbed by ABC colleague ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble" On: Facial Hair and $1,000 At Stake - Posted October 15, 2009
Are the stakes rising in "Goatee Gamble," or is the latest development just a "wimp-out clause?" We've been closely following the baseball bet made over Twitter between ABC and NBC Whit... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.15.09 - Posted October 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. What we know and what we're reading this rainy Thu... [FishbowlDC]

WH Correspondent 'Goatee Gamble' - Posted October 13, 2009
•B&C's Marisa Guthrie reports on the #GoateeGamble wager between White House correspondents Chuck Todd (NBC) and Jake Tapper (ABC). One of the two could be ... [TVNewser]

And Now... Chuck Todd Sans Goatee - Posted October 13, 2009
Thanks to our friends at C-SPAN, we no longer have to imagine what NBC's Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

The Look of "Goatee Gamble" - Posted October 13, 2009
From B&C. Broadcasting & Cable's ... [FishbowlDC]

Goatee Gamble: It's Chuck vs. Jake - Posted October 13, 2009
The baseball battle between NBC and ABC's White House correspondents began over Twitter last night. The bet: if the Dodgers win the National League Championship Series, Jake Tapper grows a goatee and if the Phillies win, Chuck Todd shaves his (famous) goatee. @JakeTapper tweets: ... [FishbowlDC]

"First Draft of History" Today and Tomorrow at Newseum - Posted October 1, 2009
Today and tomorrow you'll see the likes of David Petraeus, Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod, as well as journos like Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and Chris Wallace, milling around the Newseum for the Atlantic's first-ever "First Dr... [FishbowlDC]

Some Promotions at NBC's Washington Bureau - Posted September 22, 2009
NBC Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker announced a few well-deserveds ups today. Alicia Jennings- who Whitaker calls "a master at juggling the many editorial, logistical and diplomatic balls on the White House beat"- has been promoted to senior White House producer. And gearing up for 2010 mid-term elections (editor's n... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams to Anchor from Pittsburgh for G-20 - Posted September 18, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams will anchor "Nightly News" from Pittsburgh, PA next week during the G-20 summit. WH correspondents Chuck Todd and Sa... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.18.09 - Posted September 18, 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. What know and what we're reading this Friday morni... [FishbowlDC]

HHS Secretary Calls on Elmo to Teach Chuck How to Sneeze into Sleeve - Posted September 17, 2009
At a briefing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and press secretary Robert Gibbs this morning, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneezed-- but not into his sleeve, as we've all been precautioned! This drew a scolding from Secr... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted September 16, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider: Hot off the Presses: The highly anticipated release of Sen. Max Baucus's bipartisan legislation on health care drew little applause from a cautious WH, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs deflected invitations to grade the bill. "I don't think this is a mirror of what the... [FishbowlDC]

WH Correspondents Pick a College Football National Champion - Posted September 11, 2009
To celebrate fall, TVNewser has issued a challenge to some of your favorite newsers on something that's actually important for once. This week, we've asked the White House correspondent... [TVNewser]

White House Slams CNN over Potomac . What About the other Nets? - Posted September 11, 2009
Perhaps this was not the best day to be conduct a training exercise on the Potomac River, not far from the Pentagon which was attacked eight years ago this morning. Still, when reports began to surface that a suspicious vessel had been spotted on the Potomac, CNN went into high gear.... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 11, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett, author Joshua Cooper Ramo and NBC's Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted September 10, 2009
Politics Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry: The Outburst Heard 'Round the CSPAN Dials got a little more attention today at the WH briefing, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs channeled No Drama Obama and accepted, again, Congressman Joe Wilson's apology for yelling "You Lie!" as his chamber hosted POTU... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Newseum, Weddings, Fox Biz Tennis - Posted August 31, 2009
> WaPo reports that the Newseum will host an event entitled "First Draft of History" in October, bringing together media and administration officials on the record. Newsers set to appear include: "Charlie Gibson and Brian ... [TVNewser]

"First Draft of History" Event Announced - Posted August 31, 2009
Invitations for the "First Draft of History," a Newseum event sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are being extended today. The invite-only, all on-the-record event will include interviews and panel discussions with folks like Larry Summers, Janet Napolitano, ... [FishbowlDC]

Around the Blogs: Candy, Chuck and Presidential Summer Reading - Posted August 24, 2009
• TVNewser: The Bethesda home of CNN's Cand... [FishbowlDC]

Todd Confronted on 'Real Time' - Posted August 24, 2009
On the most recent episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," NBC's Chuck Todd joined Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Jay Leno on the panel for the week's discussion. Journalist Jere... [TVNewser]

Todd Gets Obama Exclusive in Elkhart - Posted August 5, 2009
Today, President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana to discuss factory grants and make the case that the stimulus package is working. He also took time to give an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. From 12:43-12:55pmET, Todd spoke with the president while their conversation was broadcast live on MSNBC. In February, President Obama visited... [TVNewser]

Todd Gets One-on-One With President in Elkhart - Posted August 5, 2009
NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is getting some one-on-one time ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.05.09 - Posted August 5, 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. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Ow, Ow... Chuck Todd's Spicy! - Posted August 3, 2009
Savannah Guthrie may have been stealing her NBC colleague, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd's flavor earlier today, but the last time we checked Todd was still "spicy." ... [FishbowlDC]

Savannah Guthrie, New Chief WH Correspondent? - Posted August 3, 2009
Today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Savannah Guthrie was introduced as the "Chief White House Correspondent," a title bestowed on NBC's ... [TVNewser]

When Chuck's Away, the "First Read" Boys Will Play - Posted July 24, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press at NBC, but if it's Friday, it's ... [FishbowlDC]

Todd + Greenwald / Colbert x Torture = Funny!? - Posted July 23, 2009
Last week, Salon's Glenn Greenwald criticized comments made by NBC's Chuck Todd regarding potential torture investigations by the Obama Justice Department. In response, Todd agreed to do a podcast with Greenwald to hash out their differences and to discuss the topic further. All was well until last night. Though... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Morning Reading List 07.22.09 - Posted July 22, 2009
CNN's Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet "Slice" after the jump. Good morning Fis... [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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted July 15, 2009
Little News About the Big News: The two headline-hoggers of the week -- Sotomayor and healthcare -- made little progress in the briefing room today, though Press Secretary Robert Gibbs offered fresh (if altogether un-newsy) comments on each: To settle a long-standing question from the AP on how POTUS knew Sotomayor... [FishbowlDC]

50 Politicos To Watch, Including Some Journos Too - Posted July 10, 2009
Politico issued a glossy mag today of 50 politicos to watch, finally answering the question, what exactly is a politico? "A politico is a participant in and/or an especially avid devotee of the theater of politics," therefore including a few of our own journos. NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, WaPo's... [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]

Is Robert Gibbs Stealing Chuck Todd's Flavor? - Posted July 6, 2009
Pic from Gavin's Twitter page. Patrick Gavin points out via Twitter (when he's not tweeting dudeido's) that ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 2, 2009
A truly brief pre-holiday weekend briefing started with Press Secretary/WH School Marm Robert Gibbs' scolding of NBC's Chuck Todd for another late entrance (though no one heard a two-minute warning). "Three times -- you've got to go to detention hall," RG announced. (Chucky T was allowed to stay.) But... Free Ice Cream?!:... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs On MSNBC: "Easiest Thing For This Town To Do Is The Same Old Thing" - Posted June 30, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.30.09 - Posted June 30, 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. Happy Birthday to ... [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]

You're "Roasting" & We're Toasting: DC Media's Open Season on Sanford - Posted June 24, 2009
Check, check...is this thing on? If not, it should be because some of FishbowlDC's fav. journos are reminding us why we love DC media so much with an unofficial "roast" of South Carolina's jet setting governor, Mark Sanford. The unofficial open mic night included one of the funniest quotes we've heard come... [FishbowlDC]

Talking Back: What You've Told Us... - Posted June 24, 2009
Before turning the "bowl" back to you again, we thought we'd share the results of FishbowlDC's most recent polls. This is what you've told us... Nearly two-thirds of you felt that Tom Brokaw should not accept his appointment to the Commission on WH Fellowships: Should Bro... [FishbowlDC]

Curl Calls It: WH Press Corps Gets Played - Posted June 24, 2009
In an article today, TWT's Joe Curl calls "foul" after the WH press corps got played during yesterday's news conference. On the presidential presser, Curl says: Many in the hard-pressed press corps played along throughout the hourlong show, turning the ball over again and again - "accidentally," of course. Curl says that... [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]

President Obama Cracks Up RTCA Dinner Audience, But Not As Much As He Cracks Himself Up - Posted June 21, 2009
President Obama was certainly a hit with the RT... [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]

Obama at Press Dinner: "I Know Where My Bread is Buttered" - Posted June 20, 2009
In case you missed it last night, here's Pres. Obama at the Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner: "It wasn't easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner. A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn't get... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted June 19, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chairman and CEO, Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Fmr. Chair, State Dept.'s International Security Advisory Board, Fortune's Nina Easton and NBC's Chuck Todd CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. John... [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]

MSNBC Email List Hijacked? - Posted June 16, 2009
Did someone hijack an MSNBC email list? A tipster sent us this email and while it may have been "spoofed" to appear like it was sent to MSNBC's list, Fishbowl hears that several folks that are on the list in question received this little treat. Chuck Todd and "pants... [FishbowlDC]

What, Or Should We Say Who, Is "Hot" By DC Standards? - Posted June 15, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted June 10, 2009
WH on 14th St. News: Amid speculation that this afternoon's breaking news from the Holocaust Museum could be tied to the recent POTUS visit to the concentration camp in Buchenwald, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to speculate with little confirmed details on the shooting."Let me separate the two," he said, noting... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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Jake Tapper on Pres. Obama's Recent Trip, Foreign Press - Posted June 9, 2009
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper joined us on the six-month anniversary of the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, a couple days after returning from covering Pres. Obama's trip overseas. "President Bush did say a lot of the same things when he we... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted June 9, 2009
Jean-Luc Godard may adapt holocaust book- GalleyCat Internet advertising numbers not promising- ... [FishbowlLA]

Chuck Todd To Write Second Obama Book - Posted June 9, 2009
NBC Chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd will write a book about the first few years of Obama's presidency, as first reported by Felix Gillette at The New York Observer. Todd's agent says ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd Penning Another Obama Book - Posted June 9, 2009
The Observer reports NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd has sold a book proposal to about the first few years of the Barack Obama presidency. ... [TVNewser]

NBC's "White House" Part II Draws 9 Million Viewers - Posted June 4, 2009
Part II of NBC's "Inside the Obama White House" drew about 150,000 fewer viewers than part I. But the Brian Williams-reported special... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted May 29, 2009
Paging Rush Limbaugh: Though he had refused to backtrack on the YouTube appellates-as-policymakers clip, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tackled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's other controversial soundbite, noting at the end of today's briefing that "I think she'd say that her word choice in 2001 was poor" when she... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian Names 50 Top Journos - Posted May 26, 2009
In the June issue of Washingtonian, the mag's executive editor Garrett Graff takes his old Fishbowl fins out for a spin to write the quadrennial review of Washington's "50 Top Journalists." The piece evaluates the city's rising stars, anchor... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted May 22, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with National Review's Rich Lowry, NPR's Michele Norris, WaPo's Eugene Robinson and NB... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs: "Somebody Pull Chuck The Tape From NBC" - Posted May 20, 2009
A quick note on today's White House daily briefing... Press Secretary Robert Gibbs referred Chuck Todd back to NBC's broadcasts. "Somebody pull Chuck the tape from NBC," Gibbs joked. Todd was asking a question on human rights groups and the President's speech tomorrow. From the WH's transcript, "I'd refer you back to... [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]

D.C. Ticker: Parties, Trivia, Twitter... - Posted May 9, 2009
> FishbowlDC gives the Zeleny treatment ("surprised, troubled, enchanted, humbled") to last night's Time & People Magazine party. > What brings NBC's Chuck Todd, CNN's ... [TVNewser]

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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 7, 2009
Three's... Funny Company: The immediate prelude to the Robert Gibbs Show today was an afternoon stakeout hosted by new-BFFs-on-ed-reform Al Sharpton, Michael Bloomberg, and Newt Gingrich, following their POTUS rendezvous. Sharpton recognized that he and sidekick Gingrich "have not agreed on anything politically" and Gibbs would later call the group "quite... [FishbowlDC]

Get to Know: WH Correspondents 40 & Under - Posted May 7, 2009
Erin McPike gets personal with the new regime of young correspondents on journalism's most prestigious beat in Capitol File's latest issue that will be unveiled at their post-WHCD party on Saturday evening. ... [FishbowlDC]

Asbestos Found in NBC's DC Operations - Posted May 7, 2009
Staffers at NBC's HQ in Washington, DC, which houses NBC News, MSNBC and WRC-TV, had some visitors yesterday - a containment unit who sealed off an area of the building after asbestos was found. According to a memo obtained by the NYObserver, crews "discovered that glue on the back of baseboard material... [TVNewser]

Extreme Makeover: NBC Washington HQ Edition - Posted May 6, 2009
Someone call Ty Pennington because it sounds like NBC's Washington HQ could use an extreme makeover. Unfortunately, a little TLC isn't going to cut it this time. The NY Observer reports that on Sunday evening, NBC management alerted staff that asbestos was found on the first floor of their Nebraska Ave... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 05.06.09 - Posted May 6, 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. It is day 107 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Adler & Haddad Launch White House Press Corps Website - Posted May 1, 2009
WHCInsider.com launched this week, founded by media veterans Tammy Haddad (Haddad Media) and David Adler (BizBash Media). The Website will cover the White House correspondents, with a focus on the upcoming White House correspondents dinner next weekend. "The intense interest in the White House Correspondents weekend, and t... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Adler & Haddad Launch WHCInsider.com - Posted April 30, 2009
Haddad with NBC WH Correspondent Chuck Todd Tammy Haddad and BizBash Media CEO David Adler announced the launch of their new project, WHCInsider.com this morning. The two have teamed up with former ABC News producer ... [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]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

100 Days of Chuck Todd - Posted April 27, 2009
Politics Dail... [FishbowlDC]

Chuckolytes Stand By NBC's Man at the White House - Posted April 27, 2009
Chuck Todd's fans are standing by NBC's Political Director turned Chief White House Correspondent. PoliticsDaily talks with some of the Chuckolytes whose borderline obsession with the goateed analyst during the election seems to have carried over as Todd takes on the White House ro... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.24.09 - Posted April 24, 2009
Photo by Getty Images 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 13, 2009
BoWatch: The briefing was nearly an hour old when AP Radio's Mark Smith pitched the first "First Dog" question. "Thanks for leaving it to me, guys," he laughed, only to be followed by a flurry of questions surrounding the canine royalty's official arrival at the White House tomorrow. As one reminded... [FishbowlDC]

Could Chuck Get A Weekend Show? - Posted April 13, 2009
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette reports today that NBC's Chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd could get his own weekend show to air on MSNBC. You'd remember Tod... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.09.09 - Posted April 9, 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 80 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.08.09 - Posted April 8, 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 79 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Whitaker: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 7, 2009
Say hello "good afternoon, Sir" to Mark Whitaker. One of the most powerful players in news media, Whitaker is Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News... but I didn't need to tell you that. What do... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.06.09 - Posted April 6, 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 77 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 25, 2009
Welcome Back, Bill: Sitting and standing room were packed today (disgruntled reporters who didn't get a question at last night's presser?), and a few front-row seats were filled by substitutes for the regularly scheduled correspondents (who might still be recovering). CBS veteran Bill Plante was among those making a return to... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Chuck Wants to Know What Would You Ask President Obama? - Posted March 24, 2009
Speaking of tonight's news conference, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is looking for your suggestions for questions on FirstRead. Update from Politico's Mike Allen: Re... [FishbowlDC]

Taegan and Todd Talk Obama's Curveball Politics at CQ Breakfast - Posted March 19, 2009
Chuck Todd and Taegan Goddard Steve Clem... [FishbowlDC]

CQ and Taegan Goddard Kick Off New Venture with Breakfast and Panel - Posted March 17, 2009
We told you earlier this month about the new relationship between CQ and Political Wire. Tomorrow morning they'll kick this off with a breakfast and panel hosted by CQ and Taegan Goddard. Panelists include CQ's President and Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

"Menu" Podcast Broadcasts Live From CNN's American Morning - Posted March 16, 2009
A couple weeks ago we were set to do a video interview with the Morning Joe team, but they could only do it right after their show, and it happened to be the same day we were going to have Joe Scarborough and ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 11, 2009
Put Up Your Toys: With no urgent mid-afternoon breaking news, six blackberries and three laptops were simultaneously taking fierce button-poundings as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs worked the podium today. Tweeting? Minesweeper? Or just diligent reporters? Do I Have to Separate You Two?: Gibbs qualified some of his early remarks in... [FishbowlDC]

Around the mb Blogs - Posted March 5, 2009
• FishbowlLA has the video from Rachel Maddow's appearance today on "The View." Which host praised the MSNBC anchor for doing "an exceptional job"? You may be surprised... • FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu, Featuring Joe & Mika - Posted March 4, 2009
The Morning Media Menu was live in the green room at 30 Rock today to chat with MSNBC's Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski. The podcast was also joined White House correspondent Chuck Todd and The Nation's ... [FishbowlDC]

Joe and Mika Talk Obama, Twitter on the "Menu" - Posted March 4, 2009
For today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, we were live from the MSNBC green room at 30 Rock. I was slated to talk to Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski fo... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu Live From the Morning Joe Green Room - Posted March 4, 2009
Today on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters! First off is Ari Melber, who was there to "talk GOP and a new poll" but also, it wou... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Menu Live From the Morning Joe Green Room - Posted March 4, 2009
Today on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters! First off is Ari Melber, who was there to "talk GOP and a new poll" but also, it wou... [FishbowlNY]

Early Morning Panel After Late Night Address - Posted February 25, 2009
Over coffee and croissants at the National Press Club this morning, The Atlantic and National Journal hosted Senators and media bigwigs to discuss reactions to last night's Presidential address to Congress. The "Joint Session 2009: The State of Our Union" panel was moderated by NBC's Chuck Todd and included Senators Lindsey Graham... [FishbowlDC]

"Please, Help Chuck Todd's Book Go Up To #1" - Posted February 25, 2009
Mika Brzezinski unknowingly offends Chuck Todd. Chuck Todd threatens to go on "Fox & Friends." Mika blames the weather guy. ... [TVNewser]

"Budget Cuts Or Something?" -Morning Joe Guest Gov. Deval Patrick - Posted February 24, 2009
According to weather.com, it feels about 15 degrees out today and probably even colder at 6am when MSNBC's Morning Joe begins airing. Beautiful day to anchor for a few hours from the White House North Lawn! ... [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]

Morning Reading List 02.23.09 - Posted February 23, 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 or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

You Know You Made it When... - Posted February 17, 2009
You're in a comic strip. Our congrats to Chuck Todd and Helen Thomas. From Candorville in today's WashPost: ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted February 13, 2009
What we almost missed today... NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he may be "one of the newbies," but writes on the First Read msnbc.com blog today about the press access restrictions made by the White House. "Nothing is more frustrating than covering an actual event here at the White... [FishbowlDC]

Todd Takes on White House Over Press Access - Posted February 13, 2009
NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he may be "one of the newbies," but writes on the First Read msnbc.com blog today about the press access restrictions made by the Whit... [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]

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]

Todd and Colbert Look to 2012 - Posted January 22, 2009
Stephen Colbert is moving on from 2008 — and hoping for better times in 2012. His guest last night to glance at the political future was NBC News' Chuck Todd. Colbert does a good job making the new White House correspondent squirm a bit (even via satellite). "Great, so this is... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted January 16, 2009
Meet The Press: Rahm Emanuel, Incoming White House Chief of Staff, Tom Brokaw, NBC News, David Brooks, New York Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidentia... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd Chats Live - Posted January 14, 2009
He's NBC News' political director. Last month he became White House correspondent as well. As of last week, he's also a pub... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09 - Posted January 13, 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]

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]

Busy Morning In D.C. - Posted January 7, 2009
It was a D.C.-focused morning on the cablers, as Roland Burris and President-elect Barack Obama made their way around the nation's capital. After an Associated Press report said Senate Democrats planned to accep... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Gets His Own Promo - Posted December 22, 2008
FishbowlDC noticed a promo NBC is running for newly-named Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.22.08 - Posted December 22, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Which Washingtonians feature the above framed message in their bathroom?' Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu: December 19 - Posted December 19, 2008
Today on Morning Media Menu — our newly-launched audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog networ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Menu: December 19 - Posted December 19, 2008
Today on Morning Media Menu — our newly-launched audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog networ... [FishbowlNY]

Chuck Todd's "No-Cut" Contract with NBC - Posted December 18, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Chuck Todd never saw it coming. NBC's fast-rising political director -- named today as chief White House correspondent -- was "shocked" when he was offered the plum late last week. "It came out of left field," says Todd, 36... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Named Chief WH Correspondent - Posted December 18, 2008
NBC News has named Chuck Todd its new Chief White House correspondent. He will retain his title as NBC News political director as well. Todd is also being named contributing editor to "Meet the Press." Savannah Guthrie joins Todd as a White House correspondent. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

NBC Cheers For Todd - Posted December 18, 2008
A NBC source tells FishbowlDC that, following today's announcement of Chuck Todd as Chief White House Correspondent, the entire newsroom cheered loudly. You can expect him on MSNBC at 3pm today, at the top of Norah O'Donnell's sh... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: Chuck Todd - Posted December 18, 2008
For this edition of Separated at Birth, we have a reader's submission. Does NBC's Chuck Todd look like... Mega-church Pastor Rick Warren? ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Was at the White House Christmas Party Last Night? - Posted December 17, 2008
Our spies spotted several tvnewsers at last night's White House Christmas party — from ABC Kathy O'Hearn and Terry Moran; from CBS ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 12, 2008
Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina... [FishbowlDC]

Tom Brokaw is Joe & Mika's First Radio Guest - Posted December 8, 2008
Well, that must've been a tough booking. Tom Brokaw was the first guest on today's inaugural radio show hosted by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, "The Joe & Mika Show." Blogger Ron Mwangaguhunga ... [TVNewser]

On Day One, Moderator Meets the Press That Will Cover Him - Posted December 7, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist For a guy who has busted moves with Karl Rove and Mary J. Blige, Davi... [TVNewser]

MTP Appearances, Before And After Tim Russert - Posted December 5, 2008
It's been 26 weeks since the tragic and sudden death of Tim Russert, and we here at FishbowlDC were curious if there was a noticeable difference in guests' appearances since then. We compared guests' appearances in the 26 weeks prior to Russert's death with appearances in the 26 weeks after. Our findings... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's News - Posted December 4, 2008
A roundup: Page Six has, what seems to be, a rather dubious item, claiming that NBC is pissed at Chuck Todd for allegedly being a leaker. (One former colleague of Chuck's tells FishbowlDC: "Chuck would NEVER do that... he's been the biggest gentleman in terms of never commenting on, etc.") Re: the leaks,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.01.08 - Posted December 1, 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]

Names the Same, But A Date More Certain For Meet the Press Announcement - Posted November 25, 2008
Mark it on your calendars, newsies. It appears Dec. 7 may be the day we learn who the new moderator, or moderators, of Meet the Press will be. The LATimes' Matea Gold reports, "According to network sources, that may be ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 21, 2008
Meet The Press: Former Secretary of State James Baker, former Commerce Secretary William Daley, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert? - Posted November 21, 2008
The final event of the first day was "Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign" panel. And yes, all panel's names were also long descriptions. It was, after all "ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?" conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short. You... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.12.08 - Posted November 12, 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]

Chuck Todd Writing Obama Book - Posted November 11, 2008
NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC's elections director Sheldon Gawiser will co-write, "How Obama Won," ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd's Alarming Interview - Posted November 4, 2008
Chuck Todd interviewed Politico's Roger Simon and Time Magazine's Jay Carney during the NoonET hour of MSNBC this afternoon. But Simon had some added distraction on his end — a fire alarm going off for the duration of the interview. "Looks like ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric For Meet the Press?: "Speculation Is Nothing More Than Idle Chitchat" - Posted November 1, 2008
The NYTimes' Jacques Steinberg tries to get to the bottom of who will be the permanent moderator of Meet the Press, once ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 31, 2008
Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post's David Broder, NBC's David Gregory, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Prep New Technology For Election Night - Posted October 30, 2008
Broacasting & Cable's Glen Dickson previews the new technology being used by CNN for Election Night, including a system to "teleport" correspondents from around the country i... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.29.08 - Posted October 29, 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]

Brian Williams Along with Brokaw and Mitchell to Anchor from Studio 8G on Election Night - Posted October 28, 2008
NBC News and cable news networks, MSNBC and CNBC, have released details about their election night programming. As has been previously reported, Rockefeller Plaza will be turned into "Election Plaza" with an electoral map on the ice rink and, according to the press release, McCain and Obama banners "rising 16 stories up... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Hannity, Roberts, Todd... - Posted October 23, 2008
> Sean Hannity will interview Gov. Sarah Palin (again) tonight after her rally at Beaver High School in PA. He'll stay at the school and host Hannity & Colmes from a studio there. > ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.23.08 - Posted October 23, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

...And Williams Makes Three - Posted October 22, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin has finished making the rounds to all the national television media. This afternoon, NBC's Brian Williams caught up with Palin and S... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 17, 2008
Meet The Press: Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), NBC's political director Chuck Todd, David Brooks of the New York Times, Jon Meacham of Newsw... [FishbowlDC]

Carville, Myers, Others Reflect on War Room - Posted October 8, 2008
Sometime this morning, CNN contributor James Carville and ABC's This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos will be talking on the phone, as they do every morning. That piece o... [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]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 3, 2008
Meet the Press: Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and a roundtable with NBC's David Gregory, PBS' Gwen Ifill, Wall Street ... [FishbowlDC]

Trying Out Those "Meet The Press" Shoes? - Posted October 2, 2008
We received a number of tips today wondering whether this interview by Chuck Todd on MSNBC -- something that doesn't happen in this format all that often -- is a way of testing out the Goateed One's sea legs for a potential "Meet the Press" hosting gig. Discuss. ... [FishbowlDC]

Covering the Veeps - Posted October 2, 2008
The cablers have been employing countdown clocks more than eight hours before the debate tonight, and all networks are gearing up for coverage: • ABC — Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor from New ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on Olbermann, MTP's Future and McCain - Posted September 30, 2008
In a wide-ranging profile of NBC News' Tom Brokaw, as well as an analysis of his Meet the Press moderation thus far, the New York Times' Jacques Steinberg delves ... [TVNewser]

Why Won't Sarah Palin Take Questions From The Press? - Posted September 24, 2008
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Saleno Zito asked Chuck Todd, Sam Youngman, Andrew Breitbart, ... [FishbowlDC]

Bush Talks Crisis on Networks - Posted September 18, 2008
President Bush gave a brief statement this morning on the bleeding financial markets, and all networks and cablers took it live. ABC's Charlie Gibson anchored, with Betsy Stark and ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd About MTP: "I Don't Know If I Want The Job" - Posted September 17, 2008
Brother blog FishbowlDC live-blogged the Chuck Todd interview at the Q&A Cafe today at Nathans restaurant in D.C. Check out all the info there, but some highlight... [TVNewser]

Live-Blogging: Chuck Todd At Q&A Cafe - Posted September 17, 2008
NBC Political Director Chuck Todd is being interviewed by Carol Joynt at the Q&A Cafe, held at Nathans restaurant. "A Georgetown salon will tell us how... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: O'Reilly, Alaska, Surface... - Posted September 15, 2008
> The New York Post's Cindy Adams describes, in general terms, Bill O'Reilly's upcoming book, "... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 12, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rudy Giuliani, Bob Woodward and NBC's Chuck Todd. Face the Nation: Arizona Gov. ... [FishbowlDC]

DC's "Funniest" "Celebrity": Kotecki Wuz Robbed! - Posted September 11, 2008
Last night was the 15th annual "D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity" competition and, after bombing for two years in a year, I decided to simply become a judge instead. (See my write up on last night's event for the Washington Examiner here, including video and p... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.10.08 - Posted September 10, 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]

Todd's Ten - Posted September 9, 2008
Ten: That's the number of times Chuck Todd began one of his deep thoughts with "Look..." during a ten minute segment this morning on "Morning Joe." ... [FishbowlDC]

Leaked Footage Shows GOP Analysts Bashing Palin - Posted September 3, 2008
Leaked footage from a commercial break during the NoonET hour of MSNBC showed up on YouTube this afternoon. After Chuck Todd tossed to a break with guests Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan on set, all three can be heard expressing surprise over the Gov. ... [TVNewser]

One Source Or Two? Reporting the Palin News - Posted August 29, 2008
While Fox News lays claim to being the first network to confirm the Palin news at 10:35amET, CNBC is saying it was first to report the pick through reporting by CNBC's John Harwood. The screenshot to the right is from 9:31amET. So we wondered, if Harwood had the c... [TVNewser]

A Night of Nightly - Posted August 27, 2008
TVNewser had a front row seat for tonight's broadcast of the NBC Nightly News at 6:30pmET. Helmed by senior producer Subrata De, with new Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker looking on, about a... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 22, 2008
Meet The Press: Caroline Kennedy, Co-chair, Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House, 2008 Democratic National Convention Speaker, Gwen Ifill, Moderator, PBS's "Washington Week", Corresponde... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Sets Hourly Convention Anchors - Posted August 21, 2008
Tom Brokaw will be among the six daytime anchors responsible for an hour at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Others include Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

Gwen Ifill Looks Toward Debate...and Beyond - Posted August 20, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Many TV folk feel NBC's hiring 22-year-old Luke Russert as a convention correspondent is a case of nepotism gone wild. Gwen Ifill isn't one of them. Luke, son of late "Meet the Press" star ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Apologizes For "Hatred" Comment - Posted August 19, 2008
Newsbusters noted yesterday MSNBC political director Chuck Todd's comments prior to the Saddleback Forum on Saturday night. Todd suggested E... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Adoption, Bohrman, E-Cards... - Posted August 18, 2008
> TVNewser contributor Diane Clehane writes about her experience, and the experience of others, regarding Chinese adoption on Vanityfair.com. She quotes 48 Hours EP Susan Zirinsky, who adopted a baby from China in 1996: "Instead... [TVNewser]

Chucky T. Preps for Conventions - Posted August 18, 2008
The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold profiles MSNBC's Chuck Todd, as he and others g... [TVNewser]

Hottest Media Types: Three Hours Left - Posted August 12, 2008
Only three hours left in FishbowlDC's 4th Annual Hottest Media Types competition and we've passed the 900,000 vote mark. There's been some changes on the leaderboards today so join us after the jump for more and don't forget to go ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 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]

Hottest Media Types: Friday Morning - Posted August 8, 2008
We ran into a bunch of FishbowlDC hotties (Hulse, Verdugo, Kucinich, Pietras, Friere, Stanton, etc.) at last night's DCI Group party and, boy, were their fingers tired. Why? Because over 280,000 votes have been cast in this year's contest (you can vote as often as you'd lik... [FishbowlDC]

It's Getting Hot in D.C. - Posted August 7, 2008
Over on brother blog FishbowlDC, the annual Hottest Media Types contest is just getting started. With nearly 100,000 votes already cast, the competition is heating up. T... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.05.08 - Posted August 5, 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]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 1, 2008
Meet the Press: Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chuck Todd and PBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC To Stream Convention Coverage on Mobile - Posted August 1, 2008
The Olympics aren't the only big event NBC is taking mobile. The network, together with its cable brethren MSNBC and CNBC, will make more than 200 hours of news coverage from the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions available on its NBC News 2 Go and NBC Mobile channels, Fierce Mobil... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List, 07.30.08 - Posted July 30, 2008
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Whitaker To Washington - Posted July 28, 2008
First on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser that NBC News senior VP Mark Whitaker will be named chief of the network's Washington bureau perhaps as early as today. The bureau chief position has been vacant since the death of ... [TVNewser]

Todd: No Elected Office For Me - Posted July 24, 2008
Earlier today, Chuck Todd was online over at the Washington Times fielding questions from readers. He took questions on topics such as his newfound fame, his potential future as a politician, and coverage of the presidential campaign. Some excerpts: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.24.08 - Posted July 24, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

NBC/MSNBC Announces TCA Panel - Posted July 17, 2008
Insiders at the Television Critics Association press tour tell TVNewser that NBC News president Steve Capus, political director Chuck Todd, and correspondents/anchors Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.16.08 - Posted July 16, 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]

Morning Reading List, 07.11.08 - Posted July 11, 2008
Good Morning Washington. I really doubt you're going to guess what local trail the above picture was taken on, but knock yourselves out. 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... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd, On Facial Hair & French Horns - Posted July 10, 2008
During this brief reprieve from presidential politics, semi-bearded NBC News political director Chuck Todd took some time to talk with TVGuide's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 04.08.08 - Posted April 8, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Kofi Annan and Chuck Todd! And, on this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. And TVNewser gives us an update on Tucker Carlson's TV show. Speaki... [FishbowlDC]

Live-Blogging "Race for the White House" - Posted March 17, 2008
We're watching MSNBC's "Race for the White House," the new show hosted by David Gregory. 6:00 pm: It begins. Gregory calls it "fast paced, the bottom line and every point of view in the room." 6:01 pm: OMG. What the hell was that? The intro to Gregory's show has him dancing all over... [FishbowlDC]

About Last Night... - Posted March 5, 2008
Tom Brokaw said "ass," Wonkette doesn't like MSNBC's panel, Tim Russert picks his nose, Fox was ... [FishbowlDC]

Chucky T - Posted February 27, 2008
From "Morning Joe" this morning...Joe Scarborough introduced Chuck Todd thusly: Some people know him as Chuck Todd, but the kids in Cleveland simply know him as Chucky T. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.30.08 - Posted January 30, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Dick Cheney's birthday! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | ... [FishbowlDC]

Russert Loves Our "Dynamic Duo" Photo - Posted October 15, 2007
Remember when we gave you this picture of Chuck Todd and Chris Cillizza? Well, Tim Russert thought it funny enough to show off on his "Tim Russert" show (although, Timmy: Next time, give some props to the source, eh?): ... [FishbowlDC]

Cillizza and Todd: "The Dynamic Duo" - Posted September 18, 2007
During Sunday's "Meet the Press," host Tim Russert referred to NBC's Chuck Todd and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza as "the dynamic duo." This prompted one faithful FishbowlDC reader -- who wishes to be described as "a faithful member of the Church of Russert" -- to Photoshop their heads on to the necks of... [FishbowlDC]

Everything Okay At Hotline? - Posted September 12, 2007
Some of the recent departures... Chuck Todd Danielle Jones Marc Ambinder Mike Memoli Shira Toeplitz And who's going to replace these folks? Amy Walter has already replaced Chuck Todd, but that's it. ... [FishbowlDC]

Congrats Chuck, Kristian! - Posted April 16, 2007
From Hotline: Consultant Kristian Denny Todd and NBC News pol dir Chuck Todd are the proud parents of a son, Harrison Stephen Todd. Harrison came into the world at 8:53 pm on 4/15, weighing in at a strapping 9 lbs, 1 ozes, and 21 inches long. Harrison joins big sister Margaret, who... [FishbowlDC]

Hotline Says, "On Sunday, NBC's Political Director Officially Turns Old" - Posted April 6, 2007
Chuck Todd's birthday is this Sunday. And he's on "Meet the Press." Which can only mean one thing: A grassroots campaign to get Tim Russert to sing him "Happy Birthday" on air... ... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: Chuck Todd - Posted March 14, 2007
With his first day at his new gig today, Chuck Todd is this week's Separated At Birth. According to MyHeritage.com's nifty face recognition database: Todd... (Photo Credit) ..... [FishbowlDC]

Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out - Posted March 12, 2007
Hotline: Showing their love for the departed Chuck Todd. From their website: ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd Leaves Hotline, Joins NBC News As Political Director - Posted February 14, 2007
Big, big news. From the release: Chuck Todd has been named NBC News Political Director, effective March 12, 2007. Todd will also serve as NBC News' on-air political analyst for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today," "Meet the Press with Tim Russert" and MSNBC, including "Hardball with Chris Matthews." The... [FishbowlDC]

Hotline Announces Expansion of State Political Network - Posted January 22, 2007
From the release: The Hotline, National Journal Group's daily political news and analysis service, announced today the addition of 4 new partners in its recently launched state political network, which now consists of 10 of the nation's best state political websites. The Hotline Political Network, launched in October of 2006, provides... [FishbowlDC]

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