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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]

Weekend Show Preview, 5.9.14 - Posted May 9, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Fmr. Defense Sec. Robert Gates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), David ... [PRNewser]

Joe Klein is Turning to Fox News Because CNN Has 'Gone in the Toilet' - Posted April 28, 2014
As Time Inc. prepares to spin off from Time Warner, TIME columnist Joe Klein says he can now speak candidly about soon-to-be former corporate sibling CNN. "It is such an embarrassment to our profession that CNN has gone in the toilet the way it has," Klein told PBS' Jeff Greenfield last night... [TVNewser]

Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and the Skinny on Wacoal's Sexy New Ad Campaign - Posted April 23, 2014
As Wednesdays at Michael's go, it was a relatively quiet scene at 55th and Fifth today, but the joint was still jam packed with the usual suspects doing their power lunch thing. You know who they are by now, but your intrepid Lunch columnist is here to serve: ... [GalleyCat]

Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and the Skinny on Wacoal's Sexy New Ad Campaign - Posted April 23, 2014
As Wednesdays at Michael's go, it was a relatively quiet scene at 55th and Fifth today, but the joint was still jam packed with the usual suspects doing their power lunch thing. You know who they are by now, but your intrepid Lunch columnist is here to serve: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and the Skinny on Wacoal's Sexy New Ad Campaign - Posted April 23, 2014
As Wednesdays at Michael's go, it was a relatively quiet scene at 55th and Fifth today, but the joint was still jam packed with the usual suspects doing their power lunch thing. You know who they are by now, but your intrepid Lunch columnist is here to serve: ... [FishbowlNY]

Bonnie Fuller, Jill Zarin and Why Jeff Greenfield Skipped This Year's State of the Union Address - Posted January 29, 2014
You'd never know hell had officially frozen over if you'd been at Michael's today. The forsythias were in bloom, a few intrepid media mavens were barelegged (I kid you not) and the power-lunch scene was firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, my date was detained in the studio shooting a popular television... [GalleyCat]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [GalleyCat]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [Fishbowl NY]

Walter Isaacson, Barry Diller and Dylan Lauren Go Hollywood - Posted October 30, 2013
It was the usual head-spinning scene at Michael's today as the decibel level rose to epic levels in every corner of the dining room throughout lunch. But all was tranquil (at least for the moment) when I arrived shortly before noon. There, I was greeted with the sight of two minions... [FishbowlNY]

Paul Caine Sounds Off on Radio's Next Act - Posted October 16, 2013
It was wall-to-wall mavens and moguls at Michael's today with EICs of those swanky design books (Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Veranda) holding court in one corner of the dining room (I guess living well really is the best revenge), while the usual bold-faced names and social swans exc... [Fishbowl NY]

Paul Caine Sounds Off on Radio's Next Act - Posted October 16, 2013
It was wall-to-wall mavens and moguls at Michael's today with EICs of those swanky design books (Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Veranda) holding court in one corner of the dining room (I guess living well really is the best revenge), while the usual bold-faced names and social swans exc... [FishbowlNY]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [GalleyCat]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [Fishbowl NY]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [FishbowlNY]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [GalleyCat]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [Fishbowl NY]

Deborah Norville, Miss USA and the Man Behind Those Spitzer Ads - Posted July 24, 2013
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on 'Baby Cambridge' (who finally has a name -- Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael's today. But... [FishbowlNY]

A Rodale Refugee Reunion; Christine Lahti Penning a Memoir? - Posted June 5, 2013
As faithful readers of this column know, in the meta media universe that is Wednesdays at Michael's, there is no end to the way fellow diners are connected. I was joined today by Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest and ... [Fishbowl NY]

A Rodale Refugee Reunion; Christine Lahti Penning a Memoir? - Posted June 5, 2013
As faithful readers of this column know, in the meta media universe that is Wednesdays at Michael's, there is no end to the way fellow diners are connected. I was joined today by Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest and ... [FishbowlNY]

Bravo 'Newlyweds' Alaska and Kim Dish on Reality TV Instafame - Posted May 15, 2013
While it was a bit more subdued than usual at Michael's today with some of the glitterati off to Cannes and a few others up in Greenwich watching Prince Harry play polo (our invite must have gotten lost in the mail), the usual mix of editors (Anne Fulenwider... [FishbowlLA]

Bravo 'Newlyweds' Alaska and Kim Dish on Reality TV Instafame - Posted May 15, 2013
While it was a bit more subdued than usual at Michael's today with some of the glitterati off to Cannes and a few others up in Greenwich watching Prince Harry play polo (our invite must have gotten lost in the mail), the usual mix of editors (Anne Fulenwider... [Fishbowl NY]

Bravo 'Newlyweds' Alaska and Kim Dish on Reality TV Instafame - Posted May 15, 2013
While it was a bit more subdued than usual at Michael's today with some of the glitterati off to Cannes and a few others up in Greenwich watching Prince Harry play polo (our invite must have gotten lost in the mail), the usual mix of editors (Anne Fulenwider... [FishbowlNY]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [FishbowlLA]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [Fishbowl NY]

David Zinczenko on His New 'High-Profile Life' and the Real Story Behind His Leaving Rodale - Posted May 8, 2013
I've been looking forward to today's Michael's lunch for quite a while. David Zinczenko, who I met in this very dining room many years ago, was joining me with his business partner Stephen Perrine... [FishbowlNY]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [FishbowlLA]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [Fishbowl NY]

Isabella Rossellini's Animal Instincts - Posted May 1, 2013
There are lunches at Michael's and then there are lunches at Michael's. Today I joined Isabella Rossellini at Table One and had a fascinating conversation with her about aging, celebrity, fashion and gay geese. Stay with me ... these seemingly disparate... [FishbowlNY]

Weiner Thrusts Himself Back in Spotlight - Posted April 23, 2013
As former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) attempts to res-erect his political career by maybe running for Mayor of New York, this week he took the next step by bringing back his infamous Twitter account. As has been reported, he has changed the name. Instead of @repweiner he's now @anthonyweiner. A clean... [PRNewser]

Twitter Gets Dumb During Breaking News - Posted April 19, 2013
Ask anyone who watches the news and they'll admit that this wasn't the finest hour for the media. CNN botching facts, NYPost putting pictures of innocent men on their cover, InfoWars saying this is a government coverup. OK, it's a stretch to refer to the jerkoffs at InfoWars as "m... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 15, 2013
Quotes of the Day Oh boy! POTUS might have worn a windbreaker? "Your pooler only caught the slightest glimpse, but it looked like POTUS was wearing a ... [FishbowlDC]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and A Birthday Party For Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down th... [FishbowlLA]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [Fishbowl NY]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [FishbowlNY]

The Morning Ticker: 'NewsHour' Weekend?, Williams, Olbermann - Posted March 5, 2013
Could the "PBS NewsHour" be coming to the weekend? The New York Times reports that it is being strongly considered. If it moves forward, potential anchors include former CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield or "NewsHour correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlLA]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [Fishbowl NY]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican's Response to the Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
After last week's head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you've got my vote), I thought I'd pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael's crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with P... [FishbowlLA]

Ann Curry, Calvin Klein and a Real-Life Seinfeld Character - Posted July 18, 2012
Forget about the dog days of summer. The stifling heat couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. In fact, many of the power lunchers showed up early to escape the oppressive temps which made for a jam packed dining room. The always unflappable Lor... [FishbowlLA]

Ann Curry, Calvin Klein and a Real-Life Seinfeld Character - Posted July 18, 2012
Forget about the dog days of summer. The stifling heat couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. In fact, many of the power lunchers showed up early to escape the oppressive temps which made for a jam packed dining room. The always unflappable Lor... [Fishbowl NY]

Ann Curry, Calvin Klein and a Real-Life Seinfeld Character - Posted July 18, 2012
Forget about the dog days of summer. The stifling heat couldn't keep the faithful away from Michael's today. In fact, many of the power lunchers showed up early to escape the oppressive temps which made for a jam packed dining room. The always unflappable Lor... [FishbowlNY]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [FishbowlLA]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper, Harold Ford, Jr and Bob Guccione, Jr - Posted July 11, 2012
After a long holiday weekend left the usual Wednesday lunch crowd without their weekly power lunch fix, the town car set who could tear themselves away from their Hampton cottages returned to Michael's today. I say we outlaw any more midweek July 4th holidays. Too confusing! I was joined today by ... [FishbowlNY]

Donald Trump, Star Jones, Wendy Williams, Plus Dish on the New Dark Shadows Movie - Posted April 4, 2012
Who knew there was a pre-Easter rush? Michael's dining room was jam packed today with moguls (Donald Trump!), fashion mavens (Rachel Roy, ... [FishbowlLA]

Donald Trump, Star Jones, Wendy Williams, Plus Dish on the New Dark Shadows Movie - Posted April 4, 2012
Who knew there was a pre-Easter rush? Michael's dining room was jam packed today with moguls (Donald Trump!), fashion mavens (Rachel Roy, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Donald Trump, Star Jones, Wendy Williams, Plus Dish on the New Dark Shadows Movie - Posted April 4, 2012
Who knew there was a pre-Easter rush? Michael's dining room was jam packed today with moguls (Donald Trump!), fashion mavens (Rachel Roy, ... [FishbowlNY]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvey Weinstein Leads the Movie Mogul Charge - Posted March 28, 2012
Any Michael's regular worth his or her weight in Cobb salad knows that on any given Wednesday you can find the who's who of media in the dining room. Today we spotted a talking head (Andrew Ross Sorkin) and bestselling authors (... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Couric, Star Jones & the Fashion Week Flock - Posted February 15, 2012
The media A-list has decided that winter is over (did it ever start?) and came out of hibernation in a major way at Michael's today. Every square inch of the dining room was occupied by boldface names of every description from social swans (Amy Fine Collins... [FishbowlLA]

Katie Couric, Star Jones & the Fashion Week Flock - Posted February 15, 2012
The media A-list has decided that winter is over (did it ever start?) and came out of hibernation in a major way at Michael's today. Every square inch of the dining room was occupied by boldface names of every description from social swans (Amy Fine Collins... [Fishbowl NY]

Katie Couric, Star Jones & the Fashion Week Flock - Posted February 15, 2012
The media A-list has decided that winter is over (did it ever start?) and came out of hibernation in a major way at Michael's today. Every square inch of the dining room was occupied by boldface names of every description from social swans (Amy Fine Collins... [FishbowlNY]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [Fishbowl NY]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [FishbowlNY]

Rick Fox, Arianna Huffington and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted June 8, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with movers and shakers jammed into every corner. I was so glad I got there early and was able to chat with Rick Fox and his girlfriend ... [Fishbowl NY]

Rick Fox, Arianna Huffington and a Real Housewife of New York City - Posted June 8, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with movers and shakers jammed into every corner. I was so glad I got there early and was able to chat with Rick Fox and his girlfriend ... [FishbowlNY]

Kathie Lee Gifford, Marlo Thomas And The Best Seller Brigade - Posted May 11, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping when I arrived for my weekly lunch at Michael's today. Between the bestselling authors, media mavens, and the social swans of the Upper East Side, there was a real buzz in the room -- or was it just all that pesky pollen from the azaleas... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Gifford, Marlo Thomas And The Best Seller Brigade - Posted May 11, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping when I arrived for my weekly lunch at Michael's today. Between the bestselling authors, media mavens, and the social swans of the Upper East Side, there was a real buzz in the room -- or was it just all that pesky pollen from the azaleas... [FishbowlNY]

Joan Collins, Dennis Basso And The Media Mob - Posted May 4, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain didn't keep the crowds away from Michael's today. The media mavens were networking at warp speed (Bonnie Fuller, we mean you) while the social swans and style set enjoyed their us... [FishbowlLA]

University of Wisconsin Alums Return to Talk the Future of TV News - Posted April 24, 2011
The national news media has now mostly left Madison, Wisconsin following the eruption over collective bargaining agreements in February and March. But now several high profile tvnewsers who are alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be returning to the state capital this week to discuss the state of TV news. "Insights... [TVNewser]

CBS's Jan Crawford named Political Correspondent - Posted April 10, 2011
CBS News president David Rhodes has upped Jan Crawford to political correspondent leading up to the 2012 presidential election. In an email to staff, obtained by TVNewser (and sent in the m... [TVNewser]

Sinbad & Family Dish on Their New Reality Show - Posted April 6, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It would have been hard to beat the head-spinning scene that I witnessed at Michael's last Wednesday, but this week came close. A camera crew from WNBC-TV's LX-TV was on hand filming a segment on celebrity lunch spots as the masters of the universe (... [semanticweb.com]

Jeff Greenfield Leaving CBS News - Posted April 4, 2011
Breaking: CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield is leaving the network. In an email to staff Monday night, Greenfield said he will be departing CBS at the end of April. It does not sound like the decision to leave was his own, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jeff Greenfield Leaving CBS News - Posted April 4, 2011
Breaking: CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield is leaving the network. In an email to staff Monday night, Greenfield said he will be departing CBS at the end of April. It does not sound like the decision to leave was his own, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jeff Greenfield Leaving CBS News - Posted April 4, 2011
Breaking: CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield is leaving the network. In an email to staff Monday night, Greenfield said he will be departing CBS at the end of April. It does not sound like the decision to leave was his own, ... [TVNewser]

Ina Garten, Joanna Coles And The Fashion Flock - Posted March 23, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The dreary winter weather (Will it ever end?!) didn't keep the loyalists away from Michael's today. There were plenty of fab fashionistas and social swans in the dining room who braved the elements in inappropriate footwear to exchange air kisses and gossip about who knows what. The usual... [Fishbowl NY]

Ina Garten, Joanna Coles And The Fashion Flock - Posted March 23, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The dreary winter weather (Will it ever end?!) didn't keep the loyalists away from Michael's today. There were plenty of fab fashionistas and social swans in the dining room who braved the elements in inappropriate footwear to exchange air kisses and gossip about who knows what. The usual... [FishbowlNY]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [Fishbowl NY]

Charlie Rose, Bonnie Fuller And The Ex-Mr. Star Jones - Posted March 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We're a bit spoiled by the back-to-back A-list sightings of the last two weeks (Cate Blanchett! Blake Lively!), ... [FishbowlNY]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 9, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "Hey Veggies, I'm giving up meat for #Lent. Went out for 40 days on this bad boy. Wish me luck." -- MSNBC's Luke Russert in a Tuesday night tweet with this accompanying serious piece of... [FishbowlDC]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [Fishbowl NY]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [FishbowlNY]

Blake Lively, Charlie Rose And An Ex-Caped Crusader - Posted March 2, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE I just love it when the random celebrity turns up at Michael's for lunch. It's always entertaining to watch the usual suspects try to simultaneously network and star gaze. Today's out-of-left-field appearances represented both new and old Hollywood (just like this year's Oscars but... [FishbowlLA]

NBC News, CBS News, Fox News Execs and Talent To Talk The Future of Media on Paley Center Panel - Posted March 2, 2011
Where can you find Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield, NBC News s... [TVNewser]

It's An A-Lister Buffet! Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing, Star Jones and The Morning Joe Team - Posted February 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It's a sure sign that spring is actually on its way when the A-list comes out of hibernation and flocks to Michael's once again. The appearance of Cate Blanchett and ... [Fishbowl NY]

It's An A-Lister Buffet! Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing, Star Jones and The Morning Joe Team - Posted February 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It's a sure sign that spring is actually on its way when the A-list comes out of hibernation and flocks to Michael's once again. The appearance of Cate Blanchett and ... [FishbowlNY]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Football Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Sports Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [Fishbowl NY]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Sports Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [FishbowlNY]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlLA]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [Fishbowl NY]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlNY]

Ebert Revamps At the Movies, Again - Posted January 4, 2011
Elvis Mitchell has left the At the Movies building. In a somewhat cryptic blog post... [FishbowlLA]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [FishbowlNY]

Joel Klein, Diana Taylor and the December Diehards - Posted December 1, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back on the Michael's beat after a two week absence (Word to the wise: Get that flu shot!). I'm happy to report the monsoon-like rains didn't keep those dining room diehards away, although the mood was a bit more subdued than usual. The place... [Fishbowl NY]

Joel Klein, Diana Taylor and the December Diehards - Posted December 1, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back on the Michael's beat after a two week absence (Word to the wise: Get that flu shot!). I'm happy to report the monsoon-like rains didn't keep those dining room diehards away, although the mood was a bit more subdued than usual. The place... [FishbowlNY]

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bo Dietl and The Post-Election Posse - Posted November 3, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE The votes are in and this week's big winner is Michael McCarty whose dining room has been packed every day with A-list celebs and politicos of every stripe in town this week to dissect every nuance of election night. T... [Fishbowl NY]

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bo Dietl and The Post-Election Posse - Posted November 3, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE The votes are in and this week's big winner is Michael McCarty whose dining room has been packed every day with A-list celebs and politicos of every stripe in town this week to dissect every nuance of election night. T... [FishbowlNY]

Election 2010: CBS News Going to All Platforms for Midterm Election Coverage, Partners with Google - Posted October 28, 2010
For its midterm election coverage, CBS News is planning a major multi-platform push, including extensive live coverage online. "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric will lead coverage during the evening newscast and during a special o... [TVNewser]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [Fishbowl NY]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [FishbowlNY]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mogul Mania with Jack Welch & David Geffen - Posted September 29, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today with moguls Jack Welch and David Geffen holding court at their respective tables while the celebrity du ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Networks Announce Katrina Anniversary Coverage - Posted August 18, 2010
As we arrive at the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, the news nets are prepping special coverage to mark the occasion. We will update as we learn more, but here's what we've heard so far: Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from New Orleans on August 26, 27,... [TVNewser]

Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen Serve Up Some Tasty 'Real Housewives' Dish - Posted June 23, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There's never a dull moment on a Wednesday at Michael's. When I arrived in the dining room today I spotted LX TV's senior executive producer Amy Rosenblum shooting a segment for tonight's show with host ... [Fishbowl NY]

Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen Serve Up Some Tasty 'Real Housewives' Dish - Posted June 23, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There's never a dull moment on a Wednesday at Michael's. When I arrived in the dining room today I spotted LX TV's senior executive producer Amy Rosenblum shooting a segment for tonight's show with host ... [FishbowlNY]

Does Sopranos Creator David Chase Ever Smile? - Posted June 16, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Michael Douglas by a day. Oh well, there was enough going on with the usual suspects in the Michael's dining room that we barely had time to eat. After making the rounds to check in with the regulars, I saw t... [Fishbowl NY]

Does Sopranos Creator David Chase Ever Smile? - Posted June 16, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Michael Douglas by a day. Oh well, there was enough going on with the usual suspects in the Michael's dining room that we barely had time to eat. After making the rounds to check in with the regulars, I saw t... [FishbowlNY]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [Fishbowl NY]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Harold Ford, Jr., Ken Starr, and a Slew of Fashionable Folks - Posted April 28, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There was definitely something in the air (besides all that pesky pollen) at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed with every conceivable type of boldfaced name I could barely keep track of all the wheeling and dealing that was going on around me. While the fashionistas... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Harold Ford, Jr., Ken Starr, and a Slew of Fashionable Folks - Posted April 28, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE There was definitely something in the air (besides all that pesky pollen) at Michael's today. The dining room was so jam packed with every conceivable type of boldfaced name I could barely keep track of all the wheeling and dealing that was going on around me. While the fashionistas... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Soledad O'Brien Talks Helping Haiti's Children - Posted April 14, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The media mob was out in force today at Michael's and we spotted plenty of table hopping between bites. It was fascinating to see all the head honchos make the rounds while checking in with the competition. Who needs to eat anyway? I was joined today by CNN's anchor and... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Soledad O'Brien Talks Helping Haiti's Children - Posted April 14, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The media mob was out in force today at Michael's and we spotted plenty of table hopping between bites. It was fascinating to see all the head honchos make the rounds while checking in with the competition. Who needs to eat anyway? I was joined today by CNN's anchor and... [FishbowlNY]

Ted Koppel, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre in a '57 Chevy - Posted March 15, 2010
At a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, veteran newsman Ted Koppel discussed his concerns about journalistic standards as anonymous reporters on the web become more popular. He also told an amusing story about his days as a copy boy when he ended up driving Peter Lorre... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Johnny Weir Is "Not From Mars," Nate Berkus Readies Transformations - Posted March 3, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE You just never know who's going to turn up at Michael's, and I've learned to expect the unexpected during my weekly lunches. That's just what I got when U.S Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Johnny Weir Is "Not From Mars," Nate Berkus Readies Transformations - Posted March 3, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE You just never know who's going to turn up at Michael's, and I've learned to expect the unexpected during my weekly lunches. That's just what I got when U.S Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday Donna Hanover & Paula Zahn - Posted February 24, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE If it's Wednesday, it's party time at Michael's. We're still recovering from the head spinning spectacle of last week's A-list lunch for James Cameron. This week, the celebration was a tad more ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday Donna Hanover & Paula Zahn - Posted February 24, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE If it's Wednesday, it's party time at Michael's. We're still recovering from the head spinning spectacle of last week's A-list lunch for James Cameron. This week, the celebration was a tad more ... [FishbowlNY]

NY Daily News Reports on Toobin's Tangled Web - Posted February 18, 2010
Yikes. The New York Daily News reporting today about CNN correspondent Jeffrey Toobin's love child. New York newspapers always know how to make a splash. The headline? CNN legal eagle Jeffrey Toobin in baby mama drama - with daughter of CBS News' Jeff Greenfield ... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: James Cameron's Oscar Campaign Comes to Michael's - Posted February 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was Hollywood on the Hudson at Michael's today as Peggy Siegal hosted one of her legendary lunches right smack in the middle of the dining room. Today's guest of honor was ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: James Cameron's Oscar Campaign Comes to Michael's - Posted February 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was Hollywood on the Hudson at Michael's today as Peggy Siegal hosted one of her legendary lunches right smack in the middle of the dining room. Today's guest of honor was ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Lunch: Jermaine Jackson Stops By Michael's - Posted December 2, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping today at Michael's as usual, but there's always room for one more when the random headline-grabbing celebrity makes an unannounced appearance. No matter that Jermaine Jackson... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Jermaine Jackson Stops By Michael's - Posted December 2, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping today at Michael's as usual, but there's always room for one more when the random headline-grabbing celebrity makes an unannounced appearance. No matter that Jermaine Jackson... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: TV Titans, Ivana Trump, & Devo! - Posted November 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE You never know who you're going to meet on any given Wednesday at Michael's. I've chatted with former presidents, Oscar winners, and tabloid targets who have made the usually unflappable crowd turn and stare, but it's those unexpected, below the radar moments that are often the... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Special Evening Edition as Michael's Celebrates 20 Years - Posted November 5, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we enjoy observing the social customs of the various media tribes during our Wednesday lunches at Michael's, we jumped at the chance to mingle with the natives last night as they roamed free from the pecking order in the dining room. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Special Evening Edition as Michael's Celebrates 20 Years - Posted November 5, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we enjoy observing the social customs of the various media tribes during our Wednesday lunches at Michael's, we jumped at the chance to mingle with the natives last night as they roamed free from the pecking order in the dining room. ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: A Smiling Anna Wintour, Hungry Brian Williams, & A Tasty Mogul Stew - Posted October 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dishing like it was 1999 today at Michael's where it was SRO at the bar and in the lounge and filled with movers and shakers of every stripe in the dining room. I got a serious case of whiplash trying to keep track of it all. Between... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: A Smiling Anna Wintour, Hungry Brian Williams, & A Tasty Mogul Stew - Posted October 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dishing like it was 1999 today at Michael's where it was SRO at the bar and in the lounge and filled with movers and shakers of every stripe in the dining room. I got a serious case of whiplash trying to keep track of it all. Between... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Joan Collins Holds Court at Table One, Plus Barbara Walters & Vernon Jordan - Posted October 7, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The dining room at Michael's was buzzing as boldface names settled in to plot their next big move and dish over their Cobb salads. We overhead plenty of chatter about the David Letterman and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Joan Collins Holds Court at Table One, Plus Barbara Walters & Vernon Jordan - Posted October 7, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The dining room at Michael's was buzzing as boldface names settled in to plot their next big move and dish over their Cobb salads. We overhead plenty of chatter about the David Letterman and ... [FishbowlNY]

It's Spin City for Moguls & Machers at Michael's - Posted September 30, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The flacks were certainly out in full force today at Michael's. It seemed anyone who was (or represents) anyone was out and about with something to spin. Well, at least it's a sign that life goes on in Manhattan no matter how bleak New York magazine says ... [Fishbowl NY]

It's Spin City for Moguls & Machers at Michael's - Posted September 30, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The flacks were certainly out in full force today at Michael's. It seemed anyone who was (or represents) anyone was out and about with something to spin. Well, at least it's a sign that life goes on in Manhattan no matter how bleak New York magazine says ... [FishbowlNY]

Newsers Step Out for Byron Pitts Book Party - Posted September 30, 2009
After dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts' book "Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Jeff Greenfield Provides "Personal Testimony to the Revolution" - Posted September 23, 2009
Longtime network correspondent and analyst Jeff Greenfield has some thoughts on the state of the network news: "Look at the ads on the evening newscasts. If the FCC didn't allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise on air, there'd be no ads," Greenfield told TVN... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Christiane Amanpour Draws an A-List Crowd - Posted September 16, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE On the menu at Michael's today: a tasty stew of media mavens and moguls with a heaping helping of famous faces on the side. We could barely keep up with the goings-on in the dining room, since every other minute there was some boldface name heading to the Garden... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Christiane Amanpour Draws an A-List Crowd - Posted September 16, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE On the menu at Michael's today: a tasty stew of media mavens and moguls with a heaping helping of famous faces on the side. We could barely keep up with the goings-on in the dining room, since every other minute there was some boldface name heading to the Garden... [FishbowlNY]

Gathering for the Walter Cronkite Memorial Service - Posted September 9, 2009
Outside at Lincoln Center, prior to the Walter Cronkite memorial service.At this hour, a veritable who's who of journalists, political figures, and other newsmakers are either on their way to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York — or have arrived there by now — for the public memorial... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Power Blondes Rule! Katie Couric, Tina Brown and Barbara Walters Hold Court - Posted July 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Today at Michael's, they were dishing like it was 2007. As if the head-spinning assortment of media alpha gals (Katie! Tina! Barbara!) wasn't enough to keep us busy, the dining room, bar and lounge was jam-packed with mavens and moguls of all stripes who barely made time to peck... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Power Blondes Rule! Katie Couric, Tina Brown and Barbara Walters Hold Court - Posted July 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Today at Michael's, they were dishing like it was 2007. As if the head-spinning assortment of media alpha gals (Katie! Tina! Barbara!) wasn't enough to keep us busy, the dining room, bar and lounge was jam-packed with mavens and moguls of all stripes who barely made time to peck... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Fern Mallis & Tina Brown - Posted June 24, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget about the summer doldrums: Even though the sun's not shining today, Michael's was hot, hot, hot and so jam-packed I could barely get a bite in edgewise as I tried to keep up with the air-kissing action in the dining room. Despite the dreadful weather (and its dampening... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Fern Mallis & Tina Brown - Posted June 24, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Forget about the summer doldrums: Even though the sun's not shining today, Michael's was hot, hot, hot and so jam-packed I could barely get a bite in edgewise as I tried to keep up with the air-kissing action in the dining room. Despite the dreadful weather (and its dampening... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Cindi Leive, Harold Ford, Jr. & The Gang - Posted June 10, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We heard we missed quite a scene yesterday when the dining room was filled with the likes of dirty joke diva Sarah Silverman, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Cindi Leive, Harold Ford, Jr. & The Gang - Posted June 10, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We heard we missed quite a scene yesterday when the dining room was filled with the likes of dirty joke diva Sarah Silverman, ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of the Usual Suspects - Posted May 27, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We've been spoiled by the steady stream of A-listers we've come to meet during our weekly Wednesday visits. So you can imagine our disappointment when we heard we missed Gabriel Byrne, who was i... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: A Heaping Helping of the Usual Suspects - Posted May 27, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We've been spoiled by the steady stream of A-listers we've come to meet during our weekly Wednesday visits. So you can imagine our disappointment when we heard we missed Gabriel Byrne, who was i... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday, Cathie Black! - Posted April 29, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Evander Holyfield by a day, but there was plenty of action to keep our attention in Michael's jam-packed dining room today. Between the surprise birthday party for Hearst Magazines... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Happy Birthday, Cathie Black! - Posted April 29, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE We missed Evander Holyfield by a day, but there was plenty of action to keep our attention in Michael's jam-packed dining room today. Between the surprise birthday party for Hearst Magazines... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Dishing With Dolly Parton - Posted April 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Sure, it's fun checking in with the media mavens and moguls during our weekly Wednesday outings at Michael's, but sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting that can be the most entertaining. When I heard that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Dishing With Dolly Parton - Posted April 22, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE Sure, it's fun checking in with the media mavens and moguls during our weekly Wednesday outings at Michael's, but sometimes it's the random celebrity sighting that can be the most entertaining. When I heard that ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Lunch: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Wolffe, Tapper, Burnett... - Posted April 1, 2009
> MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe has been named a senior strategist for Public Strategies, Inc. Wolffe tells Politico he will continue his work at the cable news network. > Fishbow... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Dishing With The Usual Suspects - Posted March 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The regulars were out in force today at Michael's as media mavens, moguls and social types were deep in conversation around the jam-packed dining room. Everyone, it seems, had plenty to talk about, including the terrible news of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Dishing With The Usual Suspects - Posted March 18, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The regulars were out in force today at Michael's as media mavens, moguls and social types were deep in conversation around the jam-packed dining room. Everyone, it seems, had plenty to talk about, including the terrible news of ... [FishbowlNY]

Fake Keith Morrison on SNL, Real Rick Kaplan on HBO - Posted March 15, 2009
Dateline's Keith Morrison got another send-up tonight on SNL. We'll have the clip tomorrow after the jump. In other comedy/news news, a tipster tells us that during SNL alum W... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Lunch: Special Post-Inauguration Edition - Posted January 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood was festive at Michael's today, with plenty of Obama buttons on display and lots of talk about the president's stirring inaugural address. Jack Kliger told me, "I thought the whole thing ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Special Post-Inauguration Edition - Posted January 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The mood was festive at Michael's today, with plenty of Obama buttons on display and lots of talk about the president's stirring inaugural address. Jack Kliger told me, "I thought the whole thing ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 01.07.08 - Posted January 7, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Why So Glum, Anna Wintour & Ralph Lauren? - Posted December 10, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was standing room only at Michael's today with a head-spinning assortment of movers and mavens doing some serious table-hopping between bites. We were brightened to see there was a dash of celebrating between all the intense conversations that were going on all around. It's t... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: The Special Post-Election Edition - Posted November 5, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE The Michael's crowd was in full party mode today as television titans, media mavens and talking heads mingled gleefully with politicos who were celebrating Barack Obama's historic victory. "Fina... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: The Special Post-Election Edition - Posted November 5, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE The Michael's crowd was in full party mode today as television titans, media mavens and talking heads mingled gleefully with politicos who were celebrating Barack Obama's historic victory. "Fina... [FishbowlNY]

CBS News Eyes Late Election Night, No Matter What - Posted November 4, 2008
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManu (standing) and Evening News EP Rick Kaplan (seated, third from right) in the control room. After a stop at ABC News' Times Square studios, we made our way uptown to West 57th Street and CBS News HQ. Katie Co... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.04.08 - Posted November 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it. 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: Jane Fonda & Jerry Seinfeld -- That's Entertainment! - Posted October 29, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It's always those random celebrity sightings at Michael's that make my weekly Wednesday visits much more fun. Today certainly didn't disappoint. When a little birdie told me Jerry Seinfeld woul... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Jane Fonda & Jerry Seinfeld -- That's Entertainment! - Posted October 29, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It's always those random celebrity sightings at Michael's that make my weekly Wednesday visits much more fun. Today certainly didn't disappoint. When a little birdie told me Jerry Seinfeld woul... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Announces Election Night Plans - Posted October 27, 2008
With a week and a day until the election, CBS News has announced plans for election night. Katie Couric leads the best political team in the galaxy including ... [TVNewser]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Greenfield, Graydon and More - Posted October 14, 2008
The CNN/TIME Politics '08 conference kicked off yesterday with Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes saying, "There has never been and never will be a substitute for quality." TVNewser twittered the first panel, moderated by ... [TVNewser]

Does Frank Rich Read His Own Comments Section? - Posted October 14, 2008
Yesterday at the Time Politics Summit 2008 we chatted with Frank Rich about the fact the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Does Frank Rich Read His Own Comments Section? - Posted October 14, 2008
Yesterday at the Time Politics Summit 2008 we chatted with Frank Rich about the fact the ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Late Afternoon Sessions - Posted October 13, 2008
The 10th floor of the Time Warner Center was packed with journalists, college students and others today, as CNN and Time Magazine co-hosted their Politics 2008 conference. TVNewser twittered two of ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper, Lewis Black and More at Time Warner - Posted October 13, 2008
TVNewser will be attending, "Politics 2008 — The Media Conference for the Election of the President," co-hosted by Time Magazine and CNN at the Time Warner Center, today and tomorrow (... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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]

The Ticker (Gustav edition): Shep, Anderson, Gibson... - Posted September 1, 2008
> FNC's Shepard Smith gets some high praise from the Kansas City Star's Aaron Barnhart. "Now that Shepard Smith is on Fox, there's really no reason to watch anything else," he writes. "Knowledge of his home state and his experienc... [TVNewser]

Dance Party at CNN Grill - Posted August 28, 2008
The CNN grill has been a hotbed of activity during the Democratic National Convention. Jamie Foxx and Ashley Judd caused a stir when they stopped by last night, and ... [TVNewser]

Couric Tosses to Curry Schieffer - Posted August 25, 2008
In a Today show flashback, tonight on the CBS Evening News Katie Couric was wrapping up a Q&A with ... [TVNewser]

Does CNN Have a Challenger to its Best Political Team on Television? - Posted August 21, 2008
A TVNewser reader noticed that CBS News is currently running a promo which bills itself as the Best Political Team in on Television; awfully similar exactly like CNN's Best Political Team on Television. CBS insiders tell us it's just a part of the promo copy, not a tag or positioning line. Interestingly, it... [TVNewser]

CBS Announces Convention Plans - Posted July 28, 2008
CBS News announced its plans for the 2008 Democratic and Republican Conventions today. The usual political broadcast team of Katie Couric leading coverage, with Bob Schieffer and Jeff Greenfield contributing, continues at the conventions. So... [TVNewser]

Terry Moran Gets Obama In Baghdad - Posted July 21, 2008
A day after CBS's Lara Logan got an interview with Barack Obama in... [TVNewser]

Couric, McManus Get the TCA Treatment, Via Satellite - Posted July 18, 2008
CBS News president Sean McManus, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, chief Washington correspondent and moderator of Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer, and senior political analyst, ... [TVNewser]

Examining the Cult of Absurdity - Posted July 14, 2008
TV critic Howard Rosenberg takes a lengthy look in the Los Angeles Times at the "absurd" cult of personality in television news, and specifically the... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Football, Fashionistas & Laila Ali - Posted June 11, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty tossed summer salad of movers, shakers — and football players at Michael's today. Now that the power set has to cram in five days of plotting into a truncated work week — Why miss out on a Friday afternoon in the Hamptons if you don't... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Captain Picard, I Presume? - Posted February 20, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Between the heinous weather that has us nursing what must be walking pneumonia, a deadly dull award season (Does anybody really care about the Oscars without the parties?) and some mind-numbingly bad television we've been forced to endure (What the hell happened to Nip/Tuck... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Captain Picard, I Presume? - Posted February 20, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Between the heinous weather that has us nursing what must be walking pneumonia, a deadly dull award season (Does anybody really care about the Oscars without the parties?) and some mind-numbingly bad television we've been forced to endure (What the hell happened to Nip/Tuck... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch At Michael's: Judy Collins Stops By - Posted December 12, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE Last week we developed some serious whiplash craning around to keep up with the A-listers that table hopped at lunch. Today's crowd was much more... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch At Michael's: Judy Collins Stops By - Posted December 12, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE Last week we developed some serious whiplash craning around to keep up with the A-listers that table hopped at lunch. Today's crowd was much more... [FishbowlNY]

It's Like Katie Couric's Version of Tim Russert's White Board - Posted October 16, 2007
FishbowlDC has obtained this screen grab of "Primary Chaos," a game to be played by Jeff Greenfield and Katie Couric on tonight's "Evening News." >UPDATE: Writers a tipster, "On the 'Primary Chaos' board, why are the arrows going backward in time?" ... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch At Michael's: Barry Diller, Bob Iger & The Literary Lioness Club - Posted September 19, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE For those who like their cobb salads served up with a side order of adrenaline, 55th & Fifth was the place to be today. Media moguls and literary lionesses convened their cliques for some lively conversation that kept the dining room buzzing. Esther Newberg an... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch At Michael's: Barry Diller, Bob Iger & The Literary Lioness Club - Posted September 19, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE For those who like their cobb salads served up with a side order of adrenaline, 55th & Fifth was the place to be today. Media moguls and literary lionesses convened their cliques for some lively conversation that kept the dining room buzzing. Esther Newberg an... [FishbowlNY]

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [Fishbowl NY]

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Ken Sunshine: Lindsay's Woes Are 'Beyond PR Issues' - Posted July 25, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE We've truly hit the dog days of summer when there isn't one Fiji water sipping-celeb in sight come high noon at 55th & Fifth. Luckily, that didn't mean there was a shortage of Tinseltown talk in the dining room. The topic du jour — what else? — Lindsay Lohan'... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Ken Sunshine: Lindsay's Woes Are 'Beyond PR Issues' - Posted July 25, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE We've truly hit the dog days of summer when there isn't one Fiji water sipping-celeb in sight come high noon at 55th & Fifth. Luckily, that didn't mean there was a shortage of Tinseltown talk in the dining room. The topic du jour — what else? — Lindsay Lohan'... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 05.21.07 - Posted May 21, 2007
Good morning Washington. PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of May 6-11 shows, "The Fort Dix terror plot, the Attorney General's Congressional appearance, French presidential elections, and the Iraq debate all seized top space in the universe of talk media last week." PR Newswire ... [FishbowlDC]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [Fishbowl NY]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [FishbowlNY]

Hearst Hands Out Tower Awards - Posted April 18, 2007
If you can't win an Ellie, make your own Last night, Hearst celebrated its first year in the Hearst Tower by handing out fourteen crystal statuettes of the 46-story, 856,000-square-foot glassy outcropping to honor the work of its own magazines — a really expensive version of what most com... [Fishbowl NY]

Hearst Hands Out Tower Awards - Posted April 18, 2007
If you can't win an Ellie, make your own Last night, Hearst celebrated its first year in the Hearst Tower by handing out fourteen crystal statuettes of the 46-story, 856,000-square-foot glassy outcropping to honor the work of its own magazines — a really expensive version of what most com... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.11.07 - Posted April 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think journalists like Tim Russert, Jeff Greenfield, etc. should not continue to appear on Don Imus' radio program. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" "was the #1 ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.04.07 - Posted April 4, 2007
Good morning Washington. It's close, but most of you would not encourage your kids to go into journalism. See the First Quarter Program Rankings. An ABC release announced that "W... [FishbowlDC]

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