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Sunday Show Ratings: August 31 - Posted September 5, 2014
ABC's "This Week" notched a win in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic on August 31, besting NBC's "Meet the Press," guest hosted by Andrea Mitchell, by +394,000 viewers." A half-hour "Face the Nation," guest hosted by ... [TVNewser]

GW's School of Media and Public Affairs Names 2014-15 Distinguished Fellows - Posted September 3, 2014
[caption id="attachment_131613" align="alignright" width="158"] Fratto[/caption] [caption id="attachment_131612" align="alignright" width="147"]... [FishbowlDC]

Obama: James Foley Execution 'Shocks the Conscience of the Entire World' - Posted August 20, 2014
President Obama took the podium today in Martha's Vineyard to speak about James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by ISIS in a video released yesterday. The U.S. this morning ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Makes Second Statement on Michael Brown Killing - Posted August 18, 2014
As the ongoing Michael Brown investigation and protests in Ferguson continue to dominate cable news, broadcast networks provided special coverage this afternoon as President Obama issued his second statement on the killing of the 18-year-old. The president al... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Pres. Obama Makes Second Statement on Michael Brown Killing - Posted August 18, 2014
As the ongoing Michael Brown investigation and protests in Ferguson continue to dominate cable news, broadcast networks provided special coverage this afternoon as President Obama issued his second statement on the killing of the 18-year-old. The president al... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama: 'Police Should Not be Bullying or Arresting Journalists' - Posted August 14, 2014
In a press conference from Martha's Vineyard this afternoon, President Obama commented on the situation on Iraq and delivered his first public remarks on the escalation of violence in Ferguson, where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police Saturday. The President addressed the media's role in Ferguson, which has which... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Makes Statement on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Investigation - Posted July 21, 2014
This morning, broadcast networks provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation. The president called for investigators to gain immediate and full access to the crash site, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to help facilitate an op... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [FishbowlNY]

Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [TVNewser]

DC Media Cover Downed Malaysia Airlines Jet - Posted July 17, 2014
This morning, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. Anderson Cooper quickly took over coverage for CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

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]

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]

Obama Announces Troop Cuts in Afghanistan - Posted May 27, 2014
In a statement from the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, President Obama detailed his plan to "conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan." Obama announced a reduction of U.S. troops from 33,000 to 9,800 at the beginning of 2015, and half that at the end of 2015. Then, by the end of 2016... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover Pres. Obama's Statement on VA Controversy - Posted May 21, 2014
The broadcast networks cut in with special coverage of President Obama's statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for medical care. ABC News broke in at 10:57amET with George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Which of President Obama's 2012 Election Interviews Was the Toughest? - Posted April 17, 2014
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's pick for President Obama's toughest 2012 election interview might surprise you. "Probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart," Carney told CBS' Chief White House Correspo... [TVNewser]

BREAKING: Jay Carney Hasn't Finished "House of Cards" Yet, Doesn't Watch "Scandal" - Posted April 17, 2014
In a sit-down with Major Garrett at George Washington University today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of social media on news cycles, the prosecution of leakers, and his relationship with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Major Garrett Goes for a White House Hat Trick - Posted April 16, 2014
As Politico reported earlier, CBS's Major Garrett got quite the get today. The network's chief White House correspondent scored interviews with b... [PRNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Garrett, 'The View,' Rather - Posted April 16, 2014
CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will interview President Obama today in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, and also conduct a joint interview with the president and Vice President Biden. The interviews will air tonight on "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and tomorrow morning on "CBS This Morning."... [TVNewser]

NBC News Airs Special Report on Pres. Obama, Pope Francis Meeting - Posted March 27, 2014
NBC News was the only broadcast news network to provide a network special report of President Obama's first meeting with Pope Francis this morning. Matt Lauer broke in at 5:13amET as the president arrived at the Vatican, with correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Hey Isn't That...? - Posted February 20, 2014
...every journalist in DC on "House of Cards" ???? FishbowlDC caught up with CNN's Candy Crowley a few days back to chat a bit about her star turn in "HoC" But she was far from the only DC journo to mix it up with the Underwoods this season. We pinged a few... [PRNewser]

Hey Isn't That...? - Posted February 20, 2014
...every journalist in DC on "House of Cards" ???? FishbowlDC caught up with CNN's Candy Crowley a few days back to chat a bit about her star turn in "HoC" But she was far from the only DC journo to mix it up with the Underwoods this season. We pinged a few... [FishbowlDC]

Dylan Byers No Fan of 'HoC.' So What? - Posted February 20, 2014
"Sorry to be a wet-blanket, but Washington's collective celebration of House of Cards seems like a dereliction of our journalistic duty to be critical. We've participated in marketing a show to the rest of the country -- Washington can't get enough of House... [FishbowlDC]

'House of Cards' Cameos for Sean Hannity, Candy Crowley - Posted February 18, 2014
Between the Sochi Olympics and "House of Cards" ... and "The Walking Dead" and "Downton Abbey" this weekend was a couch potato's paradise. TV news hosts are front and center in season two of "House of Cards" the Golden Globe-winning political thriller. Fox News's ... [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]

Weekend Show Preview 12.27 - 12.29 - Posted December 27, 2013
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Guest Host: Major Garrett, Frmr. Dir. of NSA Michael Hayden, WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Weekend Show Preview 12.20 - 12.22 - Posted December 20, 2013
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell; authors Terry McMillan, Michael Connelly, George Saunders, and Rick Atkinson; Major Garrett, ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama: 'We Fumbled the Rollout on this Health Care Law' - Posted November 14, 2013
Leading up to the president's remarks on Obamacare, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner each held news conferences, which were b... [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]

Sam Youngman's Goodbye Soir e is 'The Other Side of This Town' - Posted October 2, 2013
A sizable gathering of journos packed into the dimly-lit Oyster Bar of Old Ebbitt Grill last night to bid farewell to Sam Youngman, who's headed to Lexington, Ky. to shake things up at the Kentucky-Herald Leader. "It's so easy to sh-t all ove... [PRNewser]

Sam Youngman's Goodbye Soir e is 'The Other Side of This Town' - Posted October 2, 2013
A sizable gathering of journos packed into the dimly-lit Oyster Bar of Old Ebbitt Grill last night to bid farewell to Sam Youngman, who's headed to Lexington, Ky. to shake things up at the Kentucky-Herald Leader. "It's so easy to sh-t all ove... [FishbowlDC]

How Howard Fineman Spells Rhinoceros: 'Rhinocerus' - Posted September 19, 2013
It was at times an intense standoff last night as nine Washington journalists squared off against nine members of Congress in a Spelling Bee at the National... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Major Garrett to Influence Today's Youth - Posted September 18, 2013
CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett... [FishbowlDC]

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

NPC Spelling Bee Chooses Judges - Posted September 9, 2013
As we've previously reported, on Sept. 18, the National Press Club is hosting a spelling bee that pits members of Congress against Washington reporters. Ticket sales are going well, but the event, w... [FishbowlDC]

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]

So You Think You Can Spell? - Posted August 25, 2013
Lawmakers and reporters often spar, but now the two sides will square off in a whole different forum. FNC's Ed Henry, CBS's Major Garrett, and MSNBC's ... [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]

Reporter Tells Senators to 'Shut Up' - Posted August 7, 2013
Oh Twitter makes so many things happen. You can fall in love, get fired, and cuss to your hearts content. And another thin... [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]

Bad Building | Well Said | Try Something Else - Posted May 10, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer hosted the Today show from the top of 1 WTC, thus making the building hated by association.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bad Building | Well Said | Try Something Else - Posted May 10, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer hosted the Today show from the top of 1 WTC, thus making the building hated by association.... [FishbowlNY]

Fish Food - Posted May 10, 2013
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Crawford Commemorates Mother's Day - To celebrate Mother's Day, Craig ... [FishbowlDC]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 18, 2013
Quotes of the Day Weiner Wisdom "To reduce what Weiner did to 'He tweeted his junk' is to miss the point and plays into his narrative." -- Larry O'Connor of Breitbart.com on ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Major Garrett Plays Soccer? - Posted April 17, 2013
Not that we're doubting his skills or anything, but next week CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will play in Politico's organized soccer event with the U.S. Soccer Foundation at Galludet University. He's the sole journ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 25, 2013
Quotes of the Day PICTURE FROM PETRA: CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, who is traveling with President Obama, snapped this photograph from Petra. He describes it as "6 ... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters Balance Contributor Status - Posted March 7, 2013
Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill." Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs? Nope. Just w... [PRNewser]

Reporters Balance Contributor Status - Posted March 7, 2013
Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill." Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs? Nope. Just w... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Major Garrett Explains Twitter Tirade - Posted February 12, 2013
What was CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett thinking when he tweeted a number of fleeting expletives, directed at some unnamed individual? Our sister blog ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Major Garrett Explains F-Bombs - Posted February 12, 2013
On Monday CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett set a decent segment of the Twitterati ablaze with a quote that some believe was actually intended to be a direct message. The quote that stopped the news cycle: "The f**k I am. That... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage: CBS - Posted February 11, 2013
Scott Pelley will anchor CBS' State of the Union coverage from Washington Tuesday evening. Pelley will be joined by "Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer a... [TVNewser]

Ashley Judd Mixes, Mingles With Journos - Posted January 21, 2013
Actress and pretend Senate hopeful Ashley Judd held court in Atlantic Publisher David Bradley's gorgeous kitchen last night at his pre-inaugural bash. The party, dubbed "Downton Bradley" for its hoity-toity... [PRNewser]

Ashley Judd Mixes, Mingles With Journos - Posted January 21, 2013
Actress and pretend Senate hopeful Ashley Judd held court in Atlantic Publisher David Bradley's gorgeous kitchen last night at his pre-inaugural bash. The party, dubbed "Downton Bradley" for its hoity-toity... [FishbowlDC]

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

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]

And the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner Speakers Are... - Posted January 10, 2013
This just in... The Washington Press Club Foundation is thrilled to announce that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), will be the featured speakers at the foundation's 69th Annual Congressional Dinner, to be held Feb. 6 at the Mandarin Oriental. As we previously repor... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Garrett to Emcee Congressional Dinner - Posted January 8, 2013
CBS's new Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett w... [FishbowlDC]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [PRNewser]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Tweaks Twitter Handle - Posted December 4, 2012
One of the most prolific tweeters that we follow is Major Garrett. The brand new Chief White House Correspondent for CBS/Columnist for National Journal takes his Twitter feed to... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Heads to CBS - Posted November 18, 2012
Major Garrett will be returning to TV and the White House. Effective November 26, Garrett will take over as White House Correspondent for CBS News. CBS is a television partner of National Journal, where Garrett currently serves as ... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett Heads to CBS - Posted November 18, 2012
Major Garrett will be returning to TV and the White House. Effective November 26, Garrett will take over as White House Correspondent for CBS News. CBS is a television partner of National Journal, where Garrett currently serves as ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Scott Pelley To Anchor CBS Debate Coverage - Posted October 2, 2012
CBS News has slated its 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential debate coverage plans. "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley will be anchoring CBS' coverage from the debate cities. ... [TVNewser]

Spam Attack! WH Reporter Offers Large Penis Tips - Posted August 28, 2012
In the world of online reporting, life can get dicey and connecting with followers can lurk into dangerous, pornographic territory. In 2010, National Journal's Major Garrett, then a White House Correspondent for Fox News, ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook, Romney's Campaign Strategist Sound Off On Panel At GOP Convention - Posted August 27, 2012
It's all about ... [AllFacebook]

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]

Mika Bristle's at Major's Anti-'Forward' Opinion - Posted May 10, 2012
If you were watching MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning, you were bound to feel minor bouts of anxiety as things grew more than a little awkward when National Journal's Major Garrett came on the set. Major isn't an incessant regular... [PRNewser]

Mika Bristle's at Major's Anti-'Forward' Opinion - Posted May 10, 2012
If you were watching MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning, you were bound to feel minor bouts of anxiety as things grew more than a little awkward when National Journal's Major Garrett came on the set. Major isn't an incessant regular... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Rubio to Join NJ at Diversity Project Launch - Posted April 13, 2012
Partnering with Apollo Group, NJ is launching its "Next America" project, a series of events "exploring the dramatic effects of the demographic revolution that is remaking the face of America." The first event on April 19 will feature an interview with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) followed by panel discussion... [FishbowlDC]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett Returning to White House Beat - Posted January 22, 2012
National Journal correspondent Major Garrett is returning to the White House beat. The former Fox News and CNN White House correspondent currently covers Congress for NJ, but will shift to ... [TVNewser]

NJ and Politico to Host Twin Debriefings - Posted January 12, 2012
It's ugly time once again for NJ and Politico. On Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. NJ, in conjunction with The Atlantic, will host a State of the Union debriefing ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 5, 2011
Quotes of the Day Coffee shop dwellers behaving badly "Women at Dupont @Starbucks actually told me they needed the 2nd table at a packed shop for their books. Really." -- Metro Weekly's White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted December 2, 2011
It's time to check in on the Sunday morning political talk shows to see how many dill pickles are being invited on this week. The results are dismal for female journos and pundits this week. Take a look. NBC "Meet the Press": 1 Joe McQuaid, Publisher, New Hampshire Union Leader ... [PRNewser]

The Daily Caller and Politico: It's War. - Posted November 14, 2011
The Cold War between Politico and The Daily Caller is over. Now it's just war. This morning, The Daily Caller leads its site with a potentially explosive story by TV writer Jeff Poor on Politico's tight relationshi... [FishbowlDC]

Scott Pelley and Major Garrett in Final Preps for Tonight's GOP Debate; The Candidates Too - Posted November 12, 2011
The first broadcast network TV primary debate of the 2012 election cycle will be held tonight in South Carolina. The debate on CBS will be moderated by "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley and former Fox News White House correspondent ... [AllTwitter]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 11, 2011
Quotes of the Day Roll Call HOH's Neda Semnani and Publicist Rebecca Gale on Wednesday night at a pac... [FishbowlDC]

NJ Magazine's New Issue - Posted October 28, 2011
In NJ Magazine this week: Charlie Cook on President Obama's approval rating, Ron Brownstein on the flat tax and ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS To Broadcast GOP Primary Debate November 12 - Posted October 25, 2011
CBS News and the National Journal will broadcast a GOP primary debate in primetime on Saturday, November 12. The move makes CBS the first broadcast network to televise a primary debate in this election cycle. ABC News had been slated to host the first broadcast debate in December. Focusing primarily on national... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A Brilliant Suggestion "With Andy Rooney retiring, only viable option for 60 Minutes is to bring in @markknoller for that role." -- Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland referencing CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller. Read... [FishbowlDC]

Decker Gets POTUS Radio Series - Posted September 16, 2011
Starting this weekend, SiriusXM's POTUS will air "White House Insider," a new series hosted by 20-year veteran White House correspondent Jon Decker. Each week, Decker and his guests will offer listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the White H... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted September 16, 2011
Do you have a penis? Do you know a little something about politics or can you at least fake it? Then the Sunday morning political talk show circuit is for you. This Sunday features a particular abundance of testosterone on Fox News Sunday and most of the other shows. Each week... [FishbowlDC]

White House Scribe Gets Gangrene - Posted August 4, 2011
Talk about yellow journalism. This week Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher was diagnosed with gangrene on his inflamed appendix. On Wednesday he had an appendectomy. The drugs are just starting to kick in... [PRNewser]

Major Garrett Makes First Daytime Guest Appearance on FNC - Posted July 19, 2011
Major Garrett was back on Fox News Channel for the first time as a daytime guest today since leaving the network almost a year ago. Garrett was a guest in the 2 p.m. hour of "America Live" and talked with a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Major Garrett Makes First Daytime Guest Appearance on FNC - Posted July 19, 2011
Major Garrett was back on Fox News Channel for the first time as a daytime guest today since leaving the network almost a year ago. Garrett was a guest in the 2 p.m. hour of "America Live" and talked with a... [FishbowlNY]

Major Garrett Makes First Daytime Guest Appearance on FNC - Posted July 19, 2011
Major Garrett was back on Fox News Channel for the first time as a daytime guest today since leaving the network almost a year ago. Garrett was a guest in the 2 p.m. hour of "America Live" and talked with a... [TVNewser]

Did Major Keep His Unusual New Year's Resolution? - Posted June 20, 2011
When NJ's Congressional Correspondent Major Garrett makes New Year's resolutions, he thinks big. This year he had the unique goal of reading James Joyce's Ulysses... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Cooper Named Editor of NJ Daily - Posted June 7, 2011
National Journal Group announced today that Matthew Cooper has been named Editor of National Journal Daily. Cooper will oversee a "ramping up" of Daily resources. This means more reporters and editors... [PRNewser]

Matt Cooper Named Editor of NJ Daily - Posted June 7, 2011
National Journal Group announced today that Matthew Cooper has been named Editor of National Journal Daily. Cooper will oversee a "ramping up" of Daily resources. This means more reporters and editors... [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]

Civility is Nice. But Could it Put You to Sleep? - Posted May 27, 2011
Politeness ensues around the roundtable. Even the dinner table oozed civil discourse. A question to ask ourselves: Can civil, ... [FishbowlDC]

Tricks of the Trade With NJ's Major Garrett - Posted May 12, 2011
Today we debut a new feature that focuses on interview and writing techniques from journalists in our midst. They won't always be seasoned like our first writer. But we do hope the feature will help share the best, worst and most surprising aspects of Washington journalism. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Mystery Behind Major Garrett's Friday Afternoons - Posted April 20, 2011
What weird thing does NJ Congressional Correspondent Major Garrett do on Friday afternoons? His boss, Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 20, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY CNN Senior Photojournalist Mark Walz in a Tuesday tweet writes that he "is sitting in the White House press room thinking about what to do next." Walz, who work... [FishbowlDC]

NBC, 'National Journal.' St. Pete Times Slate Another Republican Primary Debate - Posted April 11, 2011
Another week, another Republican Presidential primary debate has been added to the schedule. The latest is from NBC News, the National Journal and the St. Petersburg Times, which will be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida in early 2012. The Forum is the site of the Republican National... [TVNewser]

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]

2011: A Yawner in SOTU Watch Parties - Posted January 25, 2011
Watch parties for the President's State of the Union address are a tradition in Washington. Everyone is supposed to get together to watch POTUS (and drink) at a local watering hole. Or so we thought. This year, tradition is broken. No parties, just an avalanche of live-blogging. The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz will... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic and NJ to Debrief SOTU - Posted January 20, 2011
Three U.S. senators will join a cast of well-known Atlantic and NJ reporters for a post State of the Union Briefing on Wednesday, Jan. 26. A WaPo reporter will also join the panel. The Senators: Senator Lamar Alexander (TN); Senator Dick Durbin (IL); and Senator Lindsey Graham (SC). The Reporters: Ron Brownstein, Political... [FishbowlDC]

'Twinterviews': Is This the New Journalism? - Posted December 16, 2010
For ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, this morning's "Twinterview" with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was the second such interview he has done with the senator. Tapper conducted another recent Twinterview with ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Recalls Oblivion Moment With Elizabeth Edwards - Posted December 8, 2010
In a series of messages on Twitter, NJ's Major Garrett recalls getting relentlessly cracked on by Elizabeth Edwards, who died Tuesday of cancer. "In '04, Super Tuesday a.m. I f... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 8, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Elizabeth Edwards talks with Tim Russert ... [FishbowlDC]

D.C. Reporters Feel No Post-Election Snooze - Posted November 15, 2010
U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard brings us a report today on D.C. reporters and how they're feeling post Midterms. Have things finally slowed down or are they inevitably speeding up? He asks such journalists as C-SPAN's... [FishbowlDC]

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]

The new NJ Comes Alive This Morning - Posted October 25, 2010
At long last NJ launches its new online web site this morning as of 9:25. To highlight the launch, Editorial Director Ron Brownstein and congressional reporter Major Garrett appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Neither Brownstein nor Garrett got much time to highlight th... [FishbowlDC]

NJ to be Party Central - Posted October 21, 2010
NJ is planning a series of parties in a pop-up retail space downtown at 624 E St. NW known as "NJ's re-launch headquarters." Some "insiders events" will be harder to attend than others. This Monday, for example, wi... [FishbowlDC]

NJ Entices With Bourbon and Major Garrett (In That Order) - Posted October 20, 2010
A Facebook update from National Journal... National Journal Like bourbon? The National Journal's Major Garrett? We've got a spot at Major's Kentucky Bourbon testing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Just click ''Like'... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett on MSNBC too much? - Posted October 19, 2010
In August, Major Garrett (Twitter avatar, right) left Fox News Channel for the National Journal. And since then, he's turned up a cou... [TVNewser]

Fundraiser for Veteran CNN Cameraman Jerry Thompson & His Family - Posted October 17, 2010
A lot of notable tvnewsers will be at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Washington, DC next month, all to help out CNN cameraman Jerry Thompson and his family: Wolf Blitzer, John King, Dana Milbank, ... [TVNewser]

Brave Journos Get Competitive Over Karaoke - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC's Luke Russert and CNN's Brianna Keilar won "Best Duet" for Livin' on a Prayer (All photos taken by FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic.) Milling about in a darkened upstairs barroom last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel, the mood amongst journalists was a low buzz of excitement. Some of Washington D.C. 's nerviest... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett is on MSNBC - Posted September 22, 2010
Former Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is on MSNBC right now, talking to "Hardball" host Chris Matthews about a new poll out from the Pew Research Center and National... [TVNewser]

Major to Play Hardball - Posted September 22, 2010
NJ's congressional correspondent Major Garrett appears on MSNBC's "Hardball" this afternoon at 5 p.m. (ET). It is his second TV appearance since leaving Fox News and returning to print journalism. His first TV hit happened yesterday on the Fox Business Network. So far, he has done numerous radio interviews, including Don... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Major's New Twitter Handle - Posted September 20, 2010
At last the issue of NJ's Major Garrett's new Twitter handle has been handled. As most know, Garrett recently left TV journalism for print. He left Fox News for NJ, where he will cover Congress. His previous handle was: @MajoratWH. The... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Dueling Columnists and Brewing Battle With NJ - Posted September 9, 2010
Here it is - NYT's Jeremy Peters scoop on Politico's hiring of The Atlantic's Michael Kin... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Says Goodbye - Posted September 3, 2010
Today was Major Garrett's last day at Fox News, with the White House correspondent preparing to return to his ink-stained roots covering Congress for National Journal. He appeared this afternoon on "America's Newsroom" with Megyn Kelly... [TVNewser]

Is Major Garrett a Pinhead or a Patriot? - Posted September 2, 2010
Last week, we learned that Fox News Channel White House correspondent Major Garrett would be leaving the network to join the National Journal. Last night, FNC's 8 PM host Bill O'Reilly asked an important question: is Garrett... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 1, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Capehart explains wisdom of his tie choice "Thanks. Was pink gingham (too tight & choked me) & the "dots" in the tie were daisies. both very old residents of my closet. :-)" - WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 30, 2010
Quotes of the Day Kurtz makes fun of Paris Hilton's coke bust Paris Hilton busted for coke in Vegas? Remember when she got out of jail and said she was going to do something with her life? Snort! - WaPo columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet. Real Housewife husband: reluctantly... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier's With Roger Ailes: Major Garrett Never Got Addicted to TV - Posted August 27, 2010
WMAL's "Grandy Group Show" featured FNC's anchor of "Special Report" Bret Baier on the show today. Baier spoke on a variety of topics, including why Major Garrett left FNC for National Journal. Baier ... [FishbowlDC]

Like to Talk More, Think Less? Fox News is Hiring - Posted August 27, 2010
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert leads off his Thursday night show with the announcement that Major Garrett is leaving Fox News for National Journal. "Nation, it's a tough job market out there, that is why I always like to keep your abreast of the latest job openings...," Colbert began at the top of... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs: Garrett Fit Fair and Balanced Slogan - Posted August 26, 2010
•In the updated version of his WaPo story about Fox News WH correspondent Major Garrett and his departure from TV news back to print journalism, Howard Kurtz has Press Secretary Robert Gibbs weigh in. "I have always thought Major was one... [TVNewser]

NJ Lands 'Major' Hire - Posted August 25, 2010
Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is jumping ship and moving to NJ. National Journal Group announced today that the award-winning political journalist is joining National Journal as a Congressional Correspondent, "reporting and providing analysis across all of National Journal Group's publications." "Major Garrett is the embodiment of the new team we're... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Leaves Fox News - Posted August 25, 2010
Breaking: Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett announced today that he is leaving the network "to return to his roots in print journalism." Wendell Goler and ... [TVNewser]

Newser Birthday Day - Posted August 24, 2010
Fox News White House Correspondent Major Garrett shares a birthday today with former NBC White House correspondent and current moderator of "Meet the Press" David Gregory... [TVNewser]

The Process Behind Fox News' Briefing Room Move - Posted August 3, 2010
TIME magazine's Michael Scherer, who's on the WHCA board, spoke with the Columbia Journalism Review about the process his colleagues went through in ... [TVNewser]

Will Fox News's WH Blog Get a Name Change? - Posted August 3, 2010
Fox News's White House blog is called "Row 2, Seat 4." Now that the White House Correspondents' Association Board has moved FNC's White House correspondent Major Garrett up into the first row, are they not obliged to change the name? The blog's new name should technically b... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Gets Front Row Seat in the White House Briefing Room - Posted August 1, 2010
Earlier today, the White House Correspondents Association met to decide what to do with that empty front row seat in the briefing room. Now Michael Calderone from Yahoo! News reports that the ... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett: 'Fox deserves the seat. Fox is entitled to the seat. And I believe justice will be done' - Posted July 2, 2010
Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett talked about subbing this weekend for ... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett Guest Hosting Fox News Sunday - Posted June 10, 2010
Real Clear Politics reports that Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is trading in the briefing room for the studio, serving as guest host of "Fox New... [TVNewser]

Stewart on Helen Thomas: 'That Joke Killed When She Told It to Moses' - Posted June 8, 2010
John Stewart opened "The Daily Show" broadcast last night with his take on the Helen Thomas situation from over the weekend: ... [TVNewser]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted May 27, 2010
The guesses for today's "Whose Shoes" ran the gamut of the Washington Examiner's Byron York to Christian Bourge, who writes The Disenchanted Journo, to FNC's Major Garrett. Other guesses included: Newsweek's ... [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]

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

Haddad White House Correspondents Brunch: "Best Yet" - Posted May 3, 2010
L: CNN's Jill Chappell chats up Chase Crawford. R: Politico of past, ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers Take the Stage - Posted April 26, 2010
•Fox News White House Correspondent Major Garrett performs tonight in "The Play's the Thing!," a Shakespearean homage by Peter Byrne in Washington. Details on that one here. BBC America's ... [TVNewser]

Hanks Gives WH Press a Jolt - Posted April 21, 2010
Earlier today, Tammy Haddad delivered a new espresso maker gifted by actor Tom Hanks to the White House press room. As you can see from the picture of Bloomberg's Ed Chen, President of the White House ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA to Give Thousands in Awards on Prom Weekend - Posted April 19, 2010
The White House Correspondents's Association is scheduled to give $132,500 in award scholarship funding to 18 journalists from five "prestigious" universities. The association will honor the students on Friday April 30 at the Atlantic Media Offices in Washington, D.C. with a lunch and panel discussion. White House Press Secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

FNC's Garrett Deemed Heroic for Tweeting While Drinking - Posted April 12, 2010
Can FNC's White House correspondent Major Garrett get a TWI? As we move into Prom weekend and the parties leading up to it, FishbowlDC will be discussing TWD (Twittering While Drinking), RWD (Reporting While Drinking) and which reporters are fit for such acts. This past weekend journo... [FishbowlDC]

Major's Majorly Faithful Easter Tweet - Posted April 5, 2010
FNC's White House Correspondent Major Garrett tweets about faith on Easter: "For those who wonder, search...an act of faith -- in yourself. Be well one and all. For today, that is all." ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 2, 2010
Quote of the Day MajoratWH:"Now that I'm at 3,975 Tweets, am suffering from Fop-Sweat-Tweet-Anxiety over the next 24. I never thought I'd get to 4K." -- FNC's Major Garrett in a tweet Thursday, explaining his evidently emotional relationship with Twitter. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 1, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day "Btw the Senate adjourned and proceeded in order to start a new legislative day. only in Congress can u just decide to start a new day." -- A tweet by CNN's Dana Bash "Off to lunch w/@katiecouric & some famous guy. Hope I don't trip or spill. Katie would... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier to Interview President Obama - Posted March 16, 2010
Wednesday night, Bret Baier has an exclusive interview with President Obama on "Special Report" at 6pmET. It's Baier's first one-on-one with the President and it comes on the same night as the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner in ... [TVNewser]

Health Care Summit: Coverage Plans - Posted February 24, 2010
On Thursday, President Obama is holding a bipartisan health care summit in Washington. Here are the coverage plans so far for the cable networks: Wo... [TVNewser]

White House Press Team Suggested Pres. Obama Call on Fox News First - Posted February 11, 2010
Fox News' Major Garrett got the first question at Tuesday's 'surprise' news conference with Pres. Obama, and, through FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett vs. the Blizzard - Posted February 10, 2010
Fox News WH correspondent Major Garrett is completely undaunted as he gets hammered by the blizzard during a live shot on "America's Newsroom." That's man-reporting. (h/t J$P) ... [TVNewser]

Journos' Snow Remarks - Posted February 10, 2010
NBC's Andrea Mitchell "Total white out wind picking up with great NBC snow driver, we can barely see traffic signals. The few plowed rds now covered again," she tweeted. WaPo's Chris Cillizza "The last #snowmageddon was kind of fun," he... [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]

President Obama Unexpectedly Appears at White House Press Briefing - Posted February 9, 2010
President Obama appeared at today's White House press briefing and took questions from the media, beginning with Fox News' Major Garrett. Many members of the media have complained in recent weeks... [PRNewser]

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]

Major Garrett Accidentally Links to Soft Porn - Posted January 28, 2010
Fox News senior White House correspondent Major Garrett had a tough night of tweeting last night. Really, it could happen to anyone. Early in the evening, some excerpts he posted accidentally linked to "forwant.com" -- a site with lots of butt and boob shots. "Hello gentleman, I'm Anas... [FishbowlDC]

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

FNC's Obama Special: "In His Own Words" - Posted January 22, 2010
Will FNC's special on President Obama this weekend escalate the already contentious relationship between the White House and FNC? Michael Clemente, senior V.P. of news for FNC in New York, hints that like everything "lightening rod... [FishbowlDC]

Former Presidents to Make Sunday Show Rounds - Posted January 16, 2010
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will make the Sunday show rounds tomorrow. Bush and Clinton taped interviews with ABC's "This Week," CBS' "Face the Nation," CNN's "State of the Union," FOX's "Fox News Sunda... [TVNewser]

Gibbs Says He Hasn't Seen C-SPAN Letter - Posted January 5, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he hasn't seen C-SPAN's letter released today to House and Senate leaders asking for a more open electronic media allowance for C-SPAN's cameras. Real Clear Politics's White House reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Trippi Becomes Fox News Contributor - Posted December 18, 2009
The Swamp reports that former Howard Dean presidential nomination campaign manager Joe Trippi will become a part of the Fox News on-air... [TVNewser]

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

Major Garrett a "Conscientious Objector" in FNC vs. White House - Posted November 19, 2009
The AP's David Bauder has a behind the scenes look at Major Garrett's interview with Pres. Obama Wednesday morning in China. Garrett, Fox's senior White House correspondent, described the backstage atmosphere as "very calm, very rational, very relaxed. "Look, I wasn't going to litigate wha... [TVNewser]

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]

Major Garrett Among White House Correspondents to Interview Pres. Obama Today - Posted November 17, 2009
It's official. Fox News' Major Garrett will interview Pres. Obama at 9:20pmET tonight. He tweets: I will interview POTUS on camera Wed am here in Beijing. 4 other networks will too. 10 mins per. Many had asked. Can say now. Follow @MajoratWH... ... [TVNewser]

Major May Get Obama Interview on Asia Trip - Posted November 11, 2009
Drudge, TVNewser and other outlets note tonight that Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett may get an interview President Obama on his upcoming trip to Asia. ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett to Interview Pres. Obama - Posted November 11, 2009
During his trip to Asia, Pres. Obama will give an interview to Fox News' Major Garrett, Matt Drudge reports. News of the interview comes o... [TVNewser]

Fox News To Interview President Obama Next Week - Posted November 11, 2009
One day after news broke that Communications Director Anita Dunn would be leaving the White House, the administration has granted ... [PRNewser]

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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Yep. What She Said: In an abbreviated briefing today (running against the seventh of the big Sit Room Af-Pak strategy meetings), Press Secretary Robert Gibbs backed Secy Hillary Clinton's sharp comments yesterday that she finds it "hard to believe" that Pakistan couldn't find al Qaeda... [FishbowlDC]

Trick or Treat: DC Journos Talk Halloween Costumes - Posted October 28, 2009
When it comes to Halloween, I like to do it right or not at all (see Bjork of 2006). But this year, I'm stumped. With the haunted holiday only days away, I reached out to some Washington journos for ideas and inspiration. So, what are your fav. journos wearing... [FishbowlDC]

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

"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]

Major "Feels Weight" of White House-Fox News Feud - Posted October 16, 2009
"I feel the weight of this on my shoulders perpetually and it makes my job harder," White House correspondent Major Garrett said of the "feud" going on between his network Fox News and his beat, the White House. Garrett's comments were made at the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center's brown bag lunch... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.14.09 - Posted October 14, 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. Above, ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Has Swine Flu - Posted October 13, 2009
Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is the latest newser to contract H1N1 swine flu, according to Mediaite. In the past month, MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

White House's Anita Dunn on CNN: We Will Push Back - Posted October 11, 2009
White House Director of Communications ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.22.09 - Posted September 22, 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 CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Plans for Obama's Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2009
Wednesday evening, President Obama will address the joint session of congress at 8pmET. On Friday, we reported that ABC, NBC, and CBS would be carrying the address and the subsequent GOP response (FOX broadcasting would not). Now, we've got full evening plans for the three cable news networks: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.31.09 - Posted August 31, 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 Monday morni... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly: Does Pres. Obama Hate 'All Powerful' Fox News? - Posted August 25, 2009
O'Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters is on Martha's Vineyard covering Pres. Obama's vacation. At a White House briefing yesterday, Watters asked Obama spokesman Bill Burton why the administration seemed to be "so thin-skinned with regards to Fox News?" Burton didn't "accept the premise" of the question from Watters, an O'Reil... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 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 Changes Email Rules After Fox News Questioned Tactics - Posted August 17, 2009
Politico's Mike Allen reports the White House is changing its email sign-up procedures after some recipients of a healthcare email complained that they had not asked to receive the updates. Last Thursday at the daily briefing, FNC White House correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Garrett Q&A from Poolside Guadalajara - Posted August 12, 2009
Fox News Senior White House Correspondent Major Garrett was in Guadalajara for the brief North American Leaders Summit this week, but he took the time to do "an experiment, the first ever Q&A. It started on twitter, went to our website and our blog from the White House." In a... [TVNewser]

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

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 13, 2009
Back in the briefing room... Don't Get Out Your Pool Toys Just Yet: Political nerds everywhere are counting the days to the August Congressional recess to track the healthcare legislation nail-biter, but Press Secretary Robert Gibbs played it cool when asked whether the deed would get done by vacay time. "Maybe. I... [FishbowlDC]

Sonia Sotomayor Hearings Underway - Posted July 13, 2009
The Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings are underway on Capitol Hill. The three cable news channels are covering them live, as is PBS. HLN is keeping a small box in the lower right corner reminding anyone watching in an airport that the hearings are on. And PBS is doing it old-school --... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Gollust, McCarthy, Garrett... - Posted July 9, 2009
> PRNewser reports longtime NBC News spokesperson Allison Gollust is moving up -- several dozen floors at 30 Rock. NBCU boss Jeff Zucker promoted Gollust to the executive suite. The move take... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett, We Presume... - Posted July 8, 2009
Check out Fox News' Major Garrett's shout-out, presumably, in today'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]

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]

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]

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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 9, 2009
Peter Peter Budget Leader: Briefing Room Guest du Jour was OMB Director (and self-proclaimed "nerd") Peter Orszag, who followed on POTUS's PAYGO speech today by hailing the measure as a "commonsense principle that you shouldn't dig the hole deeper" on the deficit, which is, less than coincidentally, exactly what ... [FishbowlDC]

Fanilow News Channel (FNC) v. Country News Network (CNN) ? - Posted June 8, 2009
It's a sing-off! If you missed last week's Capitol CAREaoke benefit at the Newseum, have no fear. Thanks to TWT's G2, you and your eardrums can suffer through the the karaoke contest between FNC and CNN today! FNC Fanilows Brett Baier, Major Garrett, Megyn ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 11, 2009
Back to business after WHCD weekend... That's Cheney You Can Believe In: In response to a newsworthy "Face the Nation" appearance by the former vice president, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said of the former #1 and #2 that he was "struck" by the "markedly different views to their lives," as the Obama... [FishbowlDC]

Network Doesn't Play, Major Garrett Pays - Posted May 1, 2009
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Garrett: Question Snub "Retribution" For FOX Network Declining to Carry Newser - Posted May 1, 2009
Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett appeared this morning on "Brian and the Judge," and described why he didn't get a question during Wednes... [TVNewser]

Do You Know What Apiphobia Means? Major Does - Posted April 23, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 23, 2009
We Want to Play, Too: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that the third White House-based Obama news conference is scheduled for next Wednesday at 8 p.m., following the POTUS trip to St. Louis. When reporters jabbed that this was a good way for the administration to highlight the 100-day mark that... [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]

Who Covered Pres. Obama's Early Morning Istanbul Town Hall? - Posted April 7, 2009
During President Barack Obama's just-completed trip to Europe, he's dealt with some difficulties concerning time differences — whether it's early morning news conferences or overnight speeches. This morning he held a town hall with a group of students in Istanbul, Turkey at 5:15amET (12:15... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Garrett, Harris, LeBron... - Posted March 26, 2009
> President Barack Obama has taken a page from his predecessor and assigned his first nickname. Paul Bedard's Washington Whispers column reports on the President referring to FN... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 26, 2009
Baby You Should Drive My Car: In answer to whether the president believes American automakers are producing cars that are worth buying, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted that the Driver-in-Chief actually owns one -- "a Ford Escape Hybrid, like his press secretary." (Twinsies!) Gibbs added that while his gray model was... [FishbowlDC]

The Journalist Formerly Known as Major - Posted March 26, 2009
Like Madonna and Prince, Fox News' Major Garrett is headed down the one-name highway. Soon enough, the White House correspondent may be known simply as "Garrett." Why? Because President Obama seems to prefer it. Get the scoop behind the president's first newswer "nickname" at W... [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]

FNC Takes Look Back at Campaign Trail - Posted March 8, 2009
Greta Van Susteren hosts "Assignment: Campaign Trail" today — an hour-long special giving a behind-the-scenes look at covering the 2008 presidential campaign. It airs at 2pm... [TVNewser]

Cheney's "Favorite Channel" Doing Just Fine in Obama Admin - Posted March 5, 2009
LATimes' Matea Gold profiles Glenn Beck in tomorrow's paper. Some DC highlights below and check out the entire piece here. So much for the predictions that Fox News, reportedly the favorite channel of former Vice President ... [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]

Tapper "To Be This Administration's David Gregory"? - Posted February 10, 2009
In the wake of last week's contentious exchange between ABC's Jake Tapper and White House press secretary ... [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]

Major Garrett's Favorite Active Journalist Works For ABC - Posted February 9, 2009
FNC's Major Garrett is the first D.C. journo to get "The FishbowlDC Interview" from our new D.C. editors. Who is his "favorite active journal... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted February 9, 2009
Say hello to Major Garrett, Fox News' newly appointed Senior White House Correspondent. What does your morning reading list include? NY Tim... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: NBC, FNC, ABC... - Posted February 3, 2009
> Once the numbers were officially tallied, Sunday night's Super Bowl was in fact the most-viewed Super Bowl ever, with an average of 98.7 million viewers. Nielsen also estimated 151.6 million viewers watched some of the game, meaning it was the most-viewed TV program ever in the U.S. > FishbowlDC... [TVNewser]

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

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

Blitzer: We Have "Some New Technology." Cooper: "Is This A Hologram?" - Posted January 17, 2009
The cable nets are filling time today leading up to the big day on Tuesday. Several correspondents are standing on a empty, cold National Mall. Here are some other notes: • Two of the three weekday Fox & Friends were in this morning (Doocy & Kilmeade); Neil Cavuto... [TVNewser]

Garrett Named Senior WH Correspondent - Posted January 13, 2009
ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN have all named their White House correspondents for the new administration, and now Fox News has made their selection as well. Major Garrett has been named Senior White House Correspondent today, after following ... [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]

Garrett Defends Obama's FNC Availability - Posted November 3, 2008
The Huffington Post's Danny Shea obtained an email of the original rundown for today's Fox & Friends, as well as correspondent ... [TVNewser]

"What Can We Expect From Fox News Over The Next Four Years?" - Posted November 3, 2008
Fox News Election Headquarters is outfitted for tomorrow's election. The New Republic's Isaac Chotiner watched "an insane amount" of Fox News Channel last week so as to try and answer this... [TVNewser]

Brokaw, Olbermann Featured in Obama Ad - Posted September 28, 2008
Tom Brokaw anchors a mock election night broadcast and Keith Olbermann's voice can be heard announcing Sen. John Mc... [TVNewser]

McCain Calls For Debate Delay - Posted September 24, 2008
Will the broadcast networks and cable news channels need to find alternative programming Friday night at 9pmET? At 2:48pmET Fox News began reporting the news that Sen. John McCain was going to suspend his campaign to return to Washington where the debate on the bailout bill con... [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]

FNC Sends Cease and Desist Over McCain Ad - Posted September 19, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone reports Fox News has sent a cease and desist letter to the Sen. ... [TVNewser]

FNC to Obama: Troops Can Change the Channel - Posted July 24, 2008
This morning on Fox & Friends, the Doocy, Carlson, Kilmeade troika pulled a quote from an exchange between Sen. Barack Obama and correspondent Major Garrett in which Obama questi... [TVNewser]

Did You Make Obama's Cut? - Posted July 21, 2008
There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can't accommodate all of them on the plane. Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back: ... [FishbowlDC]

The New Yorker Cover Gets Cablers Talking - Posted July 14, 2008
One of the big stories of the day so far (well, besides Miss USA's tumble last night) on the news channels is this week's controversial New Yorker cover depicting pretty ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.18.08 - Posted January 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Today in D.C. history, Marion Barry said "bitch set me up." Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | JOBS ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.22.07 - Posted October 22, 2007
Good morning Washington. The White House bids farewell to Josh Deckard. A NBC release announced, "'Meet the Press,' the longest running television show in the world, reached a programming milestone, airing its 3,000th broadcast l... [FishbowlDC]

Boughton Becomes Fox Political Unit Director - Posted October 18, 2007
FishbowlDC has learned that current FNC Washington Deputy Bureau Chief Bryan Boughton will be taking a sabbatical from his current position to serve as the Director of the Political Unit at FOX News in DC, working hand-in-hand with current team lead Dave Shott to drive coverage of the 2008 election. ... [FishbowlDC]

U.S. News Toasts Brian Kelly - Posted June 21, 2007
Journos (and the people that love them) headed to Sesto Senso last week to toast new U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly. Old pals and current friends (like Fox's Major Garrett, Michael Barone, David Maraniss, Kelly's old publisher Bill Regardie, USNWR Publisher Bill Holiber, and his ... [FishbowlDC]

Wait: So Who Was First In The Chamber? - Posted January 5, 2007
Fox says: FOX News Channel's Major Garrett was the first television journalist ever to report live from inside the House Chamber. Major was on air first today shortly before noon from inside the House of Representatives and provided updates as the 110th Congressional Session commenced. Garrett along with his... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.05.07 - Posted January 5, 2007
The leader so far in the caption contest: "Ten years of steriod use can be reversed in a single operation. When you wake up, your balls will be this big." Voting ends today. The Tortellini points out a potential conflict in D.C. journalism as CQ is co-sponsoring a U.S. Chamber of Commerce... [FishbowlDC]

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