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New Era Brings Celeb Trash-Talk to Chicago's Crosstown Rivalry - Posted April 6, 2012
Last year, New Era delighted with... [AgencySpy]

Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell on Chicago TV - Posted March 15, 2012
Set to spend at least the next dozen years in prison, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared to savor his final moment in the spotlight on Wednesday evening as he held a public farewell that conveniently coinci... [TVSpy]

Rod Blagojevich Quotes Rudyard Kipling at Sentencing - Posted December 7, 2011
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich once again quoted Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" after being sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. In 2008, he read a ... [semanticweb.com]

Rod Blagojevich Quotes Rudyard Kipling at Sentencing - Posted December 7, 2011
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich once again quoted Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" after being sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. In 2008, he read a ... [GalleyCat]

Illinois Lottery Asks That We 'Joy Someone' - Posted November 16, 2010
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Monday Odds and Ends - Posted November 1, 2010
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Blago's Agency Issues Release Touting 'Today' Show's Get - Posted August 19, 2010
The Today Show's Meredith Vieira has the first interview with convicted liar and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tomorrow morning at 7... [PRNewser]

Rod Blagojevich Publicist Glenn Selig: 'He Will Be Doing Other Interviews' Before June Trial - Posted March 29, 2010
We've been covering publicist Glenn Selig and his upstart agency -- titled simply, The Publicity Agency -- for quite ... [PRNewser]

Blago Enters the No Spin Zone for the First Time - Posted February 11, 2010
•Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to appear on The O'Reilly Factor tonight, his first time on the program. Bill O'Reilly will interview Blagojevich via satellite.... [TVNewser]

March 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year - Posted December 30, 2009
March 2009 opened with a bang as disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich landed a six-figure book deal. In even darke... [GalleyCat]

Publishing's Darkest Moments in 2009 - Posted December 8, 2009
It was a rough year for the publishing industry, from the conglomerate publishers down to the indie bookstores. While preparing for a podcast interview with Beyond the Book, this GalleyCat editor compiled a temporary list of the worst moments ... [GalleyCat]

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]

Blago's Magical Media Tour Continues With Extended Daily Show Appearance - Posted September 25, 2009
[Backstage at the Daily Show, via TwitPic] Glenn Selig/Publicity Agency client, disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich, knocked out dozens of int... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.04.09 - Posted September 4, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting li... [FishbowlDC]

Phoenix Books President Michael Viner Has Died - Posted August 10, 2009
Michael Viner, the president of Phoenix Books, Inc., passed away this weekend. Here's more from his company: "Viner's accomplished career spanned over thirty yea... [GalleyCat]

The Ticker: Blago Bump, King-Powell, Realty Check... - Posted July 28, 2009
> Gawker obtained internal emails related to a December Today show booking of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blago was bumped for breaking news stories, including "leno getting his own show at 10pm." It just so happens the Feds arrested Blago that same day.... [TVNewser]

Phoenix Books Creates Children's Division - Posted May 26, 2009
The Beverly Hills-based publisher, Phoenix Books, announced the September 2009 launch of a new children's division. Joining the publisher's Dove imprint, the series begins with Carl Reiner's "Tell Me Another Scary Story...But Not Too Scary!", the sequel to his bestseller, "Tell Me A Scary Story." Phoenix pre... [GalleyCat]

Struggling Tribune Co. to Pay for Zell's Lawyer in Blago Case - Posted April 29, 2009
Divorce yourself from the fact that the LA Times is melting. Don't think of how the home of the late humorist, H.L. Mencken - the Baltimore Sun (also a Tribune Co holding) is now a shell of its former self. The Chicago Tribune ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Media Menu With Todd Mason of Mason Media Group - Posted April 15, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we're joined by Todd Mason, CEO of Mason Media Group. We talk to Mason about the changing public relations industry -- and how companies like his are adjusting to the trends. We also discuss how other outside factors, like the economy... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu With Todd Mason of Mason Media Group - Posted April 15, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we're joined by Todd Mason, CEO of Mason Media Group. We talk to Mason about the changing public relations industry -- and how companies like his are adjusting to the trends. We also discuss how other outside factors, like the economy... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted April 8, 2009
Wall Street Journal to charge more for online content- FishbowlNY Literary agent Jarred Weisfeld on ... [FishbowlLA]

Agent Jarred Weisfeld on Rod Blagojevich's Book Deal - Posted April 8, 2009
Agent Jarred Weisfeld visited Macmillan Publishers earlier this year, shopping former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich... [GalleyCat]

Geist Talks Obama, Blago, Brackets on the Menu - Posted April 6, 2009
Joining us on the Media Menu podcast today was MSNBC's Willie Geist, minutes after leaving the Morning Joe set. We talked about the big news story of the week — President Obama's trip to Europe. "Every step of the way it was to show a more humble President and a more h... [TVNewser]

Rodriguez Talks Blago, Sully on Today's "Menu" - Posted February 4, 2009
CBS' The Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast. Last week Rodriguez interviewed Gov. Rod Blagojevich in on... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: February 4 - Posted February 4, 2009
Today on the Menu we are joined (straight off the set) by CBS' The Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, who interviewed former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and who is set to inter... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu: February 4 - Posted February 4, 2009
Today on the Menu we are joined (straight off the set) by CBS' The Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, who interviewed former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and who is set to inter... [FishbowlNY]

Maggie Rodriguez on Tomorrow's "Menu" - Posted February 3, 2009
We're joined by CBS' The Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez tomorrow on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu. Last week Rodriguez interviewed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and on Mon... [TVNewser]

Geist Talks Blago as TV Star on Today's "Menu": "I Think He's Too Crazy" - Posted February 2, 2009
Morning Joe's Willie Geist joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, minutes after leaving the MSNBC set. In fact, he was still wearing his studio make-up ("Even when I'm not on TV, I like to wear make-up for interviews," he said). Doe... [TVNewser]

Morning Joe's Geist on Tomorrow's "Menu" - Posted February 1, 2009
After signing off MSNBC's Morning Joe tomorrow morning, Willie Geist will join the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast to talk about the Week of Blago, the Super Bowl and more. ... [TVNewser]

D.L. Hughley Offers Blago a Job - Posted January 30, 2009
As he made the rounds in New York earlier this week, Gov. Rod Blagojevich stopped in at CNN to chat with D.L. Hughley. Despite his ouster from office yesterday, the interview will still ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Blago Making "Kangaroo Court" Case - Posted January 29, 2009
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being impeached, and not, as it may have seemed this week, promoting a book or movie. At least not yet. Today, he's actually in the Illinois House of Representatives Senate to make his case, and the cablers are giving it wall-to-wall coverage. This may go for... [TVNewser]

Haggard Interviews Begin Airing Tonight - Posted January 28, 2009
If Gov. Rod Blagojevich was the big "get," early this week, former Evangelical leader Ted Haggard is the big end-of-week get. As we ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Willard, Glor, Cavuto... - Posted January 27, 2009
> FBN's Happy Hour co-host Cody Willard has begun contributing daily installments of his "Where's My Money?!" segment to multiple programs on the network. Here's one segment from yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

McFadden on Today's "Menu": Blago Was "A Real Showman" - Posted January 27, 2009
One of the half-dozen or so interviews with Gov. Rod Blagojevich went to ABC News' Cynthia McFadden yesterday. This morning, the Nightline anchor joined us on the mediabistro.co... [TVNewser]

As The Blago Turns... - Posted January 27, 2009
This morning, Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on CBS' The Early Show and Fox & Friends. So where is he headed for the rest of the day? • Fox News Radio (Tom Sullivan Show) • FBN (Happy Hour — pre-taped) • Associated Press TV • truTV/In Session (... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: January 27 - Posted January 27, 2009
Today on Morning Media Menu — our audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog network — Nightline's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu: January 27 - Posted January 27, 2009
Today on Morning Media Menu — our audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog network — Nightline's ... [FishbowlNY]

After Blago Tonight, McFadden on Tomorrow's "Menu" - Posted January 26, 2009
ABC News' Cynthia McFadden will join us on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast tomorrow morning. Earlier today she was one of the stops on the Gov. Rod Blagojevich media blitz, interviewing Blago this afternoon.... [TVNewser]

Geraldo "Sabotaged" By Blago "PR Guy" - Posted January 26, 2009
As if today's Rod Blagojevich press blitz isn't bizarre enough, a new wrinkle ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Media Should Be "Agressive And Skeptical" Toward President Obama - Posted January 26, 2009
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such topics as Caroline Kennedy's awkward exit from consideration for New York's vacant Senate seat; the tone of the media in covering ... [FishbowlDC]

Rod Blagojevich Has "Potty Mouth," Thought About Appointing Oprah (And Other Things Discussed This Morning) - Posted January 26, 2009
Three down, (at least) four to go. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made his Today show, Good Morning America and "The View" appearances so far today, and in each he stuck to his story about not getting a fair trial. But there were some highlights as well. During his intervie... [TVNewser]

Blagojevich...And Now, CBS - Posted January 26, 2009
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be on The Early Show tomorrow. NBC - Saturday ABC - Monday (GMA, "The View", Nightline) FNC - Monday CNN - Monday CBS - Tuesday Update: MSNBC - Tuesday (The Rachel Maddow Show) ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09 - Posted January 26, 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]

NBC News Gets Blago Ahead of ABC Interviews - Posted January 25, 2009
Yesterday, NBC's Amy Robach sat down with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich essentially scooping rival ABC and its planned live interviews with the Governor tomorrow. Portions of the N... [TVNewser]

Gov. Blagojevich To Sit Down For Interviews With GMA, "The View" Monday Morning - Posted January 23, 2009
First on TVNewser: As his impeachment trial gets underway in Illinois Monday, embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich will sit down for his first network TV interview since his arrest on charges he tried to sell Pres. Obama's senate seat. Blagojevich will be interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America. Insiders tell us Blagojevich will appear... [TVNewser]

Studio B Moves to HD Set - Posted January 12, 2009
Shepard Smith's Studio B premiere in his new HD studio was upstaged Friday by Gov. Rod Blagojevich (although Smith found a way to get some comments in anyway). The new HD set is the same used for Smith's other s... [TVNewser]

"Maddow" Premieres on SNL - Posted January 11, 2009
They've done it for Keith Olbermann. Tom Brokaw. ... [TVNewser]

Blago Takes Centerstage on Cablers, Shep Provides Commentary - Posted January 9, 2009
"What a waste of 34 minutes," said FNC's Shepard Smith at the conclusion of another day of Chicago political theater. Gov. Rod Blagojevich held a news conference around 3:15pmET today, and all the cablers covered th... [TVNewser]

CNN's Broadband Angle of the Burris Story - Posted January 6, 2009
CNN and Fox News were live this morning amid the media crush outside the Capitol as Illinois Senator-designate Roland Burris tried to make his way into the building. After Burris entered, CNN took to air a broadband camera which was also streaming on CNN.c... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Menu: December 31 - Posted December 31, 2008
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"What a Fascinating Event We Have Just Watched" - Posted December 30, 2008
CNN's Rick Sanchez summed up the proceedings in Chicago this afternoon, saying simply: "What a fascinating event we have just watched." Despite being under federal indictment, Gov. Rod Blagojevich... [TVNewser]

Cablers Get Wish: A Breaking News Surprise! - Posted December 30, 2008
Happy holidays, cablers — here's a belated present from the embattled governor of Illinois. Rod Blagojevich has decided to name a replacement to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Bla... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.29.08 - Posted December 29, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC museum is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Evening Newscasts Ending Year Surprisingly Strong - Posted December 24, 2008
NBC Nightly News EP Bob Epstein has been on the job for two weeks. He's off to a great start. The NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Blago: I Won't Be Going on "Meet the Press or on the TV News" - Posted December 19, 2008
Illinios Gov. Rod Blagojevich met the press this afternoon and cited Meet the Press. The accused governor made a brief statement, declared his innocence and said would stay on the job. "I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath," he told the assembled press. Then... [TVNewser]

Newsers Don't "Waste" Their Question to Obama On Blago - Posted December 19, 2008
At a news conference called to announce the final members of his cabinet, Pres.-elect Barack Obama took only three questions. None was about Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The first question wa... [TVNewser]

Blago To Speak, Cablers to Cover - Posted December 19, 2008
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will make his first public comments today at 3pmET, and the cablers, which have spent countless hours covering the scandal, will have it wall-to-wall. We're looking into whether the broadcast networks will cover as well. Also from Chicago today, 25-year veteran... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.17.08 - Posted December 17, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC cafeteria is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Whitaker: "We Can't Let Up" - Posted December 16, 2008
Following a news conference today in which President-elect Barack Obama dodged questions related to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, NBC Washington bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

bla-GOI-a-vich: A Week of - Posted December 14, 2008
23/6 takes a look back at how CNN, FNC and MSNBC covered the Gov. Rod Blagojevich story. And which words seemed to be the cablers favorites: ... [TVNewser]

Today in Blagojevich: Tribune Co. Acknowledges Subpoena - Posted December 12, 2008
Oh the travails of the Tribune Co. Here's the latest. The company has confirmed that it has in fact received a federal subpoena as part of criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich... [Fishbowl NY]

Today in Blagojevich: Tribune Co. Acknowledges Subpoena - Posted December 12, 2008
Oh the travails of the Tribune Co. Here's the latest. The company has confirmed that it has in fact received a federal subpoena as part of criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich... [FishbowlNY]

Chi-Town Huffpo Hits Pay Dirt - Posted December 12, 2008
Huffington Post launched it's first local blog on Chicago in July of this year. Yes, it was obvious by June that local boy, former South Side 'community organizer' Barack Obama was the democratic nominee for president.... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 12.12.08 - Posted December 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where in DC can you find the above mural? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Obama News Conference To Touch On Blago - Posted December 11, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama will be holding a news conference around 11amET today. As is being reported on the cablers, he is expected to be asked about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Some notes (we'll keep updating): • ABC will carry the special report. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FNC, ABC, NBC... - Posted December 10, 2008
> With the story that keeps on giving for the news networks, FNC tallied its highest prime time Total Viewer average since November 19 last night and highest in the A25-54 demo since November 12 while reporting the Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrest. FNC had more Total Viewers than CNN and MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Wiretap Theater, On The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted December 10, 2008
With all the cablers covering the same, albeit multilayered, major news story last night, each show had to find a way to make their Gov. Rod B... [TVNewser]

Booked...And Then Booked - Posted December 9, 2008
Insiders tell TVNewser Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was booked to appear on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the Chicago factory sit-in. MSNBC reached out to his p... [TVNewser]

Tribune and Tribune Co. Issue Blagojevich Statements - Posted December 9, 2008
We have to imagine this is just the beginning. Earlier today the Chicago Tribune released a statement which basically says it held back on reporting certain parts ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune and Tribune Co. Issue Blagojevich Statements - Posted December 9, 2008
We have to imagine this is just the beginning. Earlier today the Chicago Tribune released a statement which basically says it held back on reporting certain parts ... [FishbowlNY]

Illinois Gov. Corruption Charges Involve Tribune Co. - Posted December 9, 2008
This stranger-than-fiction election year just absolutely refuses to die. Curious what people are referring to when they say "Chicago Politics?" Well looks like we are about to get a healthy dose, and then some. You may have already heard that earlier this morning Chicago Governor ... [Fishbowl NY]

Illinois Gov. Corruption Charges Involve Tribune Co. - Posted December 9, 2008
This stranger-than-fiction election year just absolutely refuses to die. Curious what people are referring to when they say "Chicago Politics?" Well looks like we are about to get a healthy dose, and then some. You may have already heard that earlier this morning Chicago Governor ... [FishbowlNY]

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