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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.15.13
John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show; Layoffs at Time Out New York

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'The Concert for Valor' in Review - Posted November 12, 2014
With attendance estimates tipping 800,000, expectations for last night's Concert for Valor were high to say the least. But whatever the turnout, HBO, Chase Bank and Starbucks put on one hell of a show. As is the case with almost any DC ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'The Concert for Valor' in Review - Posted November 12, 2014
With attendance estimates tipping 800,000, expectations for last night's Concert for Valor were high to say the least. But whatever the turnout, HBO, Chase Bank and Starbucks put on one hell of a show. As is the case with almost any DC ... [FishbowlNY]

John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the 'Salmon Cannon' - Posted November 10, 2014
Ahead of his performance tomorrow at "The Concert for Valor" on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams. Oliver gathered an impressive list of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the 'Salmon Cannon' - Posted November 10, 2014
Ahead of his performance tomorrow at "The Concert for Valor" on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams. Oliver gathered an impressive list of... [FishbowlNY]

Hundreds of Celebs Urge Fans to #GoVote - Posted November 4, 2014
For Midterm Elections Day, HeadCount.org teamed up with more than 300 entertainers using their celebrity status to urge fans to #GoVote. Participants, including Rob Lowe, Stephen Colbert, John Legend, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hundreds of Celebs Urge Fans to #GoVote - Posted November 4, 2014
For Midterm Elections Day, HeadCount.org teamed up with more than 300 entertainers using their celebrity status to urge fans to #GoVote. Participants, including Rob Lowe, Stephen Colbert, John Legend, ... [FishbowlNY]

Monday Morning Stir - Posted August 11, 2014
-VCCP brings back Aleksander and Sergei for Compare the Market (video above). link -Mashable CRO Seth Rogin reveals branded content road map. ... [GalleyCat]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted August 7, 2014
-Christina Hendricks protests gender equality in the workplace for Funny or Die sketch (video above). link -Integrated communications agency Home acquires McGrath Rainey Laird. ... [GalleyCat]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted August 4, 2014
-John Oliver takes on native advertising (video above). link -How Snapchat is selling itself to marketers. ... [GalleyCat]

John Oliver Has Some Thoughts on Native Advertising - Posted August 4, 2014
Different people in the media have very different opinions on native advertising. You may recall that Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker called the practice "a Faustian bargain" before his own paper jumped head-first into the trend by launching ... [FishbowlDC]

FCC Flooded With Comments After John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality - Posted June 5, 2014
On Sunday night's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver gave an impassioned thirteen-minute speech about the FCC's controversial net neutrality proposal, which, in case you haven't been payin... [FishbowlDC]

Did John Oliver's Netflix Defense, Anti-Net Neutrality Rant Crash FCC Servers? - Posted June 3, 2014
HBO funnyman John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality rant from this past Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" might have gotten more than laughs out of viewers. From Monday through this afternoon, the FCC website's received nearly 3,000 comments: almost triple the amount posted on Thursday and Friday combined. "This is the moment you were made... [Inside 3D Printing News]

BAD PR: John Oliver's GM Parody Highlights Real, Disturbing Details of Internal Company Practices - Posted May 21, 2014
Let's play a little game of word association, shall we? What comes to mind when you think of the following words: deathtrap; decapitating; grenade-like; powder keg; and rolling sarcophagus? If your answer to any of these is "a car made by General Motors," then an internal GM memo specifically banning the... [FishbowlDC]

POM Responds to John Oliver's Not-So-Gentle Ribbing - Posted May 6, 2014
In case your viewing schedule is getting the best of you, John Oliver of "The Daily Show" has a new weekly news program on the Home Box Office channel called "Last Week Tonight", and April's debut episode did indeed serve to assuage our doubts over whether Mr. Oliver could carry such... [FishbowlDC]

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 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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 ... [FishbowlNY]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted May 2, 2014
-Lyft launches Carstache 2.0 with iPhone trailer parody (video above). link -Adcade launches platform for advertising across multiple devices. link -Nike's "Winner Stays" tops viral campaign c... [GalleyCat]

The Key Ingredients of Well-Crafted Speeches - Posted July 30, 2013
"Before you ask me who wrote such shrewd prose, let me just say: Speeches are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made". Those were comments by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart to Go on Hollywood Hiatus - Posted March 5, 2013
Don't expect The Daily Show to keep you occupied this summer on those hot, concrete-baking nights. Deadline reports that Jon Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from the show to make his Hollywood directorial debut. ... [FishbowlLA]

'The Daily Show' Explains Political PR: Lie and Lie Again! - Posted September 11, 2012
The correspondents at The Daily Show have some...unflattering opinions of the famous "spin doctors" who handle PR for political figures (and spend most of their waking lives trying to put a positive angle on every story or press mention). It would seem that these well-paid professionals also happen to be cynical,... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Show Has a Few Sarah Palin Today Thoughts - Posted April 4, 2012
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The Daily Show Takes On Civility in Journalism - Posted January 13, 2012
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The Daily Show Sums Up Murdoch News of the World Scandal - Posted July 12, 2011
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CPAC Candy Coverage Pretty Sweet - Posted February 22, 2010
Editors wanting to break into alternative video coverage around town need to take note of Politico's recent TMZ-style candy video from CPAC. This could be what Washington D.C. sorely needs - go to "serious-minded" events and ask the absurd (but ask it as seriously as possible). Think John Oliver from... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CPAC Candy Coverage Pretty Sweet - Posted February 22, 2010
Editors wanting to break into alternative video coverage around town need to take note of Politico's recent TMZ-style candy video from CPAC. This could be what Washington D.C. sorely needs - go to "serious-minded" events and ask the absurd (but ask it as seriously as possible). Think John Oliver from... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 07.10.09 - Posted July 10, 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 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List 07.10.09 - Posted July 10, 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 ... [FishbowlNY]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [morningmedianewsfeed]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [FishbowlNY]

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

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

Daily Show Takes the Show to the White House - Posted February 12, 2009
The Daily Show is on the loose at the White House... yesterday afternoon John Oliver taped segments in the briefing room with various correspodents. Our friends at Yeas & Nays spotted Oliver sticking around for press secretary ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Daily Show Takes the Show to the White House - Posted February 12, 2009
The Daily Show is on the loose at the White House... yesterday afternoon John Oliver taped segments in the briefing room with various correspodents. Our friends at Yeas & Nays spotted Oliver sticking around for press secretary ... [FishbowlNY]

"The Gaggle" Premieres - Posted March 5, 2007
(earlier) From here: Political comedy was in the spotlight at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Saturday morning as industry and other folks turned out for "The Gaggle," an on-stage opinion talk show created and produced by former festival director Craig Minassian that is being workshopped for potential TV show development. Comedian Marc Mar... [morningmedianewsfeed]

"The Gaggle" Premieres - Posted March 5, 2007
(earlier) From here: Political comedy was in the spotlight at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Saturday morning as industry and other folks turned out for "The Gaggle," an on-stage opinion talk show created and produced by former festival director Craig Minassian that is being workshopped for potential TV show development. Comedian Marc Mar... [FishbowlNY]

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