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'Primetime LIVE!' 25 Years Later - Posted June 13, 2014
There was a big reunion last night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ABC's "Primetime Live." About 100 former correspondents, editors, researchers, PAs, APs, and photographers celebrated at the home of author Holly Peterson, who was a r... [TVNewser]

Connie Chung Recalls Workplace Sexism During 'Anchorman' Era - Posted December 26, 2013
On a recent episode of "Katie" about "Anchorman 2," Katie Couric talked with Sam Donaldson and ... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Kotb, Baier, Donaldson... - Posted November 12, 2013
Hoda Kotb has signed a new contract with NBC News where she will remain the co-host of the 4th hour of "Today." Kotb has been with NBC since 1998. Bret... [TVNewser]

Jonathan Alter Accuses Daily Caller Scribe of 'Racial Animus' Toward Obama - Posted June 13, 2013
In Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter's new book, he accuses The Daily Caller's Neil Munro of having "racial animus" toward ... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Donaldson Arrested For DUI - Posted December 19, 2012
Former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this month. TMZ first reported ... [TVNewser]

The AP Profiles Fox's Man In The White House, Ed Henry - Posted December 6, 2012
The AP's David Bauder profiles Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry. The forrm... [TVNewser]

Deborah Norville's Run-In With Sam Donaldson - Posted March 21, 2012
Tomorrow's installment of the mediabistroTV series "My First Big Break" tells the story of how "Inside Edition" anchor Deborah Norville got her foot in the TV news door. Her tale involves former President Jimmy Carter, but also... [TVNewser]

Sam Donaldson on Co-Anchor 'Jealousies' and Why 'The News Business Has Moved On' - Posted October 31, 2011
There is no trick involved in tonight's Halloween treat for Boomer news junkies -- Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts really are co-anchors again. Th... [TVNewser]

A Brief History of the TV Newsmagazine - Posted October 13, 2011
"One night a week is plenty for us right now," "Rock Center" EP Rome Hartman tells THR's Marisa Guthrie. "We neit... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Talks Amanpour, Fox, and the Pope at Press Club - Posted March 23, 2011
While her competitors Katie Couric and Brian Williams were chatting with late night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon... [FishbowlDC]

Lesley Stahl, Sam Donaldson Named 'Giants of Broadcasting' - Posted October 8, 2010
CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl and ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson were among the honorees at the 2010 Giants of Broadcasting awards, handed out by the Library of American Broadcasting. FishbowlNY's Jerry Barmash was at t... [TVNewser]

Lesley Stahl Calls Being a Giant of Broadcasting 'Overwhelming' - Posted October 8, 2010
On Tuesday, 11 media heavyweights were honored as "Giants of Broadcasting." The event, orchestrated by the Library of American Broadcasting, was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. CBS News veteran correspondent Lesley Stahl and longtime ABC News reporter ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lesley Stahl Calls Being a Giant of Broadcasting 'Overwhelming' - Posted October 8, 2010
On Tuesday, 11 media heavyweights were honored as "Giants of Broadcasting." The event, orchestrated by the Library of American Broadcasting, was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. CBS News veteran correspondent Lesley Stahl and longtime ABC News reporter ... [FishbowlNY]

Lesley Stahl, Sam Donaldson Named 2010 'Giants Of Broadcasting' - Posted September 5, 2010
CBS's Lesley Stahl and ABC's Sam Donaldson have been named two of the 2010 "Giants of Broadcasting" by the Lib... [TVNewser]

Tapper's Last 'This Week:' Geithner, Christie, Snooki - Posted July 26, 2010
Sunday marked ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper's last day as interim host of "This Week." Next Sunday Christiane Amanpour takes over the role full-time. Tapper made the most of his last day, talking to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the economy and New Jersey Governor Chri... [TVNewser]

Donna Brazile Thinks Larry King is a 'Hottie' - Posted April 22, 2010
On today's "Morning Mix" on "Good Morning America," Democratic strategist Donna Brazile called CNN's Larry King "a hottie." George Stephanopoulos, along with ABC's Sa... [TVNewser]

ABC's Tapper Comes to Cokie's Rescue - Posted April 12, 2010
Call it chivalry. Or just another voice needed to temporarily quiet the others down. ABC interim "This Week" host Jake Tapper interrupted a tense back-and-forth between Sam Donaldson and HuffPost Editor-in-Chi... [FishbowlDC]

Glass's Insider Take on Gridiron - Posted March 22, 2010
Politico's Andy Glass, a longtime member of the Gridiron Club, offers his annual take on the off-the-record dinner from this past weekend. Read the story here. With Glass's story comes an accompanying video below. AP's Edith Ledere... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour on the 'New Perspective' She'll Bring to Sunday - Posted March 18, 2010
As we reported earlier today, Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN after nearly 27 years with the network and heading to ABC News where she'll succeed George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Ambinder's Tickling Stories - Posted March 10, 2010
Tickling is no laughing matter these days (well, actually, it's always sort of a laughing matter). The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder set off some alarm bells in the Twitter universe when he joked that when he worked at ABC that ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview: 02.28.10 - Posted February 26, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), WH Director of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), President and CEO of National Urban League Marc Morial, BBC's Katy Kay and Atlantic Media's Ron Brownstein. &... [FishbowlDC]

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

One Year Later: The President and the TV Press - Posted January 20, 2010
"There's a difference between governing," says media critic Jane Hall, "and getting elected." One year ago today, Pres. Barack Obama began to govern — and the nets and cablers started covering his administra... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 18, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: David Axelrod, Dr. Howard Dean MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Markos Moulitsas of the DailyKos.com, Rep. Strategist Ed Gillespie, PBS's Tavis Smiley • CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Olympia Snowe (D-LA) and Se. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) • ABC's This Week... [FishbowlDC]

Recognizing Veterans in TV News - Posted November 11, 2009
In honor of Veterans Day, TVNewser would like to take a moment to recognize the following TV news anchors, reporters, and technicians who've served in the U.S. armed forces. We apologize for those missing, of which there are likely many, but here is a brief list: Bob Sch... [TVNewser]

UPDATED Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 8, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's E.J. Dionne, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Republican strategist Ed Gillespie and NB... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday's "World Exclusive" - Posted November 2, 2009
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"DC's Funniest Celeb": All Politics (and Jokes) Are Local - Posted October 1, 2009
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Morning Reading List 09.17.09 - Posted September 17, 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 Thursday mor... [FishbowlDC]

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

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver CBS' Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson ABC's... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash: Hollywood Edition - Posted August 18, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Wolf Blitzer, George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts, Candy Crowley, ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers on Millionaire - Posted August 18, 2009
Tonight, PBS' Gwen Ifill will appear as a part of the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" special, primetime run. For the 10th Anniversary celebration of the show, original host Regis Philbin returned and introduced a new life-line called "Ask the Expert" where... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 7, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: National Security Advisor James Jones, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker and a roundtable with NYT's David Brooks, CNBC's Erin Burnett and Newsweek's Jon Meacham CBS' Fa... [FishbowlDC]

A Few People Who Aren't Affected By Today's Twitter Outtages... - Posted August 6, 2009
C-SPAN has put together this montage of a few people arou... [FishbowlDC]

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

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 10, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, Karen Hughes, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.24.09 - Posted June 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. What we know and what we're reading this Wednesda... [FishbowlDC]

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

Book Bash: "The Emperor's New Clothes" - Posted June 5, 2009
At Ellen and Gerry Sigal's book party for 9/11 Commissioner and Mayer Brown Partner Richard Ben-Veniste, talk veered from Obama's mission to the Middle East to Watergate (Ben-Veniste was chief prosecutor). His new book, The Emperor's New Clothes, covers five riveting cases with which Ben-Veniste was associated and the Sig... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted May 8, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari CBS' Face the Nation: Former Vice President Dick Cheney ABC's This Week: National Security advisor General James Jones and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a roundtable with ABC's Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and ... [FishbowlDC]

"First Lady of the Press" Unplugged - Posted April 27, 2009
Jan Smith Donaldson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.20.09 - Posted April 20, 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 91 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted April 17, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: White House National Ecomonic Council Director Larry Summers and a roundtable with Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Fmr. House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), Time's Rick Stengel, WaPo's Steven Pearlstein, and Fortune Magazine's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Wallace Compares Ailes to Arledge - Posted April 13, 2009
FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace is profiled in this week's Broadcasting & Cable. Of former ABC News president Roone Arledge: "[Roone] understood why people watch TV and what attracts an audienc... [TVNewser]

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

Sam Donaldson Stops By Newseum for Some Q and A - Posted March 30, 2009
Photo by Tricia Barba for DCRTV ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson has interviewed every pre... [FishbowlDC]

RTNDF Awards in D.C. Brings Out Journalists and More - Posted March 13, 2009
The 19th annual First Amendment Awards Dinner, hosted by RTNDF, took place last night in Washington, D.C., and FishbowlDC's Christine Delargy ... [TVNewser]

Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner - Posted March 13, 2009
Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF. The dinner was emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Ka... [FishbowlDC]

Donaldson, Gibson, Woodruff and Womack to Present at RTNDF Dinner - Posted March 6, 2009
You can expect a star-studded (in DC journo terms) event next Thursday, March 12th at the Ritz. ABC's Sam Donaldson and Charlie Gibson, PBS' Judy Woodruff and CNN's Jack W... [FishbowlDC]

Cokie Roberts To Receive First Amendment Award; Google Too - Posted March 6, 2009
ABC's Charles Gibson and Sam Donaldson will present the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award to Cokie Roberts at the RTNDF's 19th annual First Amend... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.03.09 - Posted March 3, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Man of the Hour: Jake Tapper - Posted March 2, 2009
Howard Kurtz profiles ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

It's Sam's Last Day - Posted February 27, 2009
ABCNews.com put together a montage-o-Sam. Today is the ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson's last day. The montage includes Donaldson pressing Pres. Ronald Reagan during his news conferences, Donaldson's signature close about "another edition of Primetime LIVE!" and clips of some of his "television programs on the Worldwide Web." ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.26.09 - Posted February 26, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted February 18, 2009
What we almost missed today... Katty Kay blogs about her "girl pet peeves" at The Daily Beast. "Any hope that Obama's White House might curb Washington's boy's club traditions? Forget it. His press secretary is the worst offender... It is an unwritten rule that at some point in the conversations that take... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.17.09 - Posted February 17, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Sam Donaldson Retires - Posted February 16, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reveals Sam Donaldson is retiring from full time work at ABC News. Donaldson worked at ABC for 41 years, as White House Correspondent, co-anchor of "This Week" and the ABC newsmagazine "Primetime Live." But Donald... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Sam Donaldson to Retire from ABC News - Posted February 16, 2009
What better day for Sam Donaldson to announce his retirement than on Presidents' Day. Donaldson, who covered presidents from Kennedy to Obama, is retiring next week from full time work at ABC News. The 41-year ABC News vet will continue to appear occasionally on Th... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted February 13, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Obama senior advisor David Axelrod and a political roundtable of National Journal's Ron Brownstein, WaPo's Eugene Robinson, Politico's Roger Simon and WSJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

The WebTicker: NBA, ABC, NYTimes... - Posted February 9, 2009
> NBA Digital is hoping to score with NBA.com's All-Star Scene. The site features four video channels related to All Star Weekend, a four-day event beginning Thursday. Fans can also upload their own photos as well as record a video at NBA Jam Session. The four video channels will showcase players,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Inauguration Notes: ABC, Bloomberg, PBS... - Posted January 15, 2009
• WebNewser writes about ABC News Now and ABCNews.com's plans for the Inauguration. Hint: Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein will be very busy. • ... [TVNewser]

All Day Donaldson on ABC News NOW - Posted January 15, 2009
As part of ABC's Presidential Inauguration coverage, ABC News Digital will live stream the oath of office and Pres. Obama's inaugural address. This is the first time ABCNews.com has live streamed an event on their homepage and it will be in 16 x 9 widescreen. Oh, and it's sponsored by Audi. The... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

TVNewsers To Pack Cafe Milano for Brit Hume Salute - Posted January 6, 2009
The salute to Brit Hume event at Cafe Milano Thursday night is shaping up to be one of the hottest pre-inaugural parties of the season. The invitation only event is attracting numerous Beltway and TV news bold face names. In addition to a host of Fox Newsies, TVNewser has learned ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 19, 2008
Meet The Press: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett, Chicago Sun-Times' Carol Marin, NBC's Andrea Mitchell and... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 14, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), BP Capital Management founder/chair T. Boone Pickens and a roundtable with New York Times' Tom Fried... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Donaldson: "What Are These Young Kids Like Brit Hume Stepping Down For?" - Posted October 29, 2008
As FNC anchor Brit Hume approaches his impending retirement, one of his former colleagues is hoping he reconsiders. "What are these young kid... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 19, 2008
Meet the Press: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett, CNBC's John Harwood, CNBC's Steve Liesman and Washingto... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2008
Meet the Press: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and a roundtable with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's David Gregory, NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [FishbowlDC]

Inside the Tent at ABC News - Posted August 29, 2008
As the Democratic convention ends and the Republican convention is about to get underway, the one constant will be the media — either en route to or already broadcasting from St. Paul. And one of the constants of the media presence is the set up — large tents and small trailers that... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08 - Posted August 27, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Announces Convention Plans - Posted August 8, 2008
ABC News announced it's plans for the 2008 DNC and GOP conventions. Leading the coverage will be Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 25, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Face the Nation: Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-RI). This Week: John McCain and a roundtable with for... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.24.08 - Posted July 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

E! Names Ken Baker Executive News Editor - Posted February 4, 2008
More on this breaking story. For now, here's the press release: Baker Joins E! From Us Weekly, Where He Most Recently Served as Editorial Director for the Magazine's Web Site, Usmagazine.com Los Angeles, CA, February 4, 2008 -- E! Entertainment, the global leader for entertainment and celebrity ne... [FishbowlLA]

The Ticker: Donaldson, Girl Cubed, Nightly - Posted July 24, 2007
> Sam Donaldson will lead the Vote 2008 political coverage on ABC's Digital Channel "ABC News Now." Coverage includes original programming, "backstage vlogs" at the two debates on ABC in August, and the re-airing of those debates on August 5th & 19th. > Obama Girl, Hillary Girl and Giuliani Girl... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 13, 2007
Meet the Press: Sens.Lindsey Graham and Jim Webb and a roundtable with Bloomberg's Al Hunt, GOP strategist Mike Murphy, Chicago Sun-Times Robert Novak and Dem strategist Bob Shrum. Face The Nation: Gen. Mark Kimmitt and Sen. Lamar Alexander . This Week: Sens. Richard Lugar and John Warner and National Security A... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.13.07 - Posted March 13, 2007
Most of you are looking forward to the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Woo-hoo! A tipster informs us that Bloomberg's Paul Basken is leaving for The Chronicle of Higher Education. A reader tells us, "People are ignoring the Len/Phil memo because editors are not policing it. Laws don't matter if they are not enforced." A... [FishbowlDC]

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