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Weekend Show Preview – 11.2.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) on “FOX News Sunday,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” and Jeffrey Lacker, president, Richmond Federal Reserve on FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Magazine Cover of the Week: Theo Padnos Details ‘My Captivity’ in New York Times Magazine

02cover_type-blog480It’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of New York Times Magazine and its cover story “My Captivity” by Theo Padnos, who in August 2014 was released after 22 months by Islamic militants after being kidnapped in Syria.

Padnos writes:

The F.S.A., it turned out, had given me to the Nusra Front, or Jebhat al Nusra, which was using the Children’s Hospital in Aleppo as a headquarters and a prison. During my first days there, I couldn’t believe that what was happening to me was actually happening to me. My mind kept replaying the hours just before and after the young men I met in Turkey attacked me. It seemed to me that I had been walking calmly through an olive grove with Syrian friends, that a rent in the earth had opened, that I had fallen into the darkness and woken in a netherworld, the kind found in myths or nightmares. I knew there was a kind of logic to this place, and I could tell that my captors wanted me to learn it. But what exactly they wished to teach me, and why they couldn’t say it straight out but preferred to speak through their special language of pain, I couldn’t understand. When the emirs came to my cell, they often stood in a semicircle over my mattress, muttered among themselves, dropped a candy wrapper or a used tissue on the floor, spit and then left without saying a word.

One afternoon during the first week of my imprisonment, a group of younger fighters gathered in my cell. I was in handcuffs and lying with my face to the wall, as an interrogator had instructed. During the beating that followed, one fighter, apparently disturbed by the violence, asked, “Have there been orders to do this to the prisoner?” No one answered.

A must read, online, or on newsstands Sunday.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

Hey Isn’t That…Chris Wallace in Womens Wear Daily??

BUMP_300DPI_wallacepromoHey, isn’t that “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace in the latest issue of Women’s Wear Daily?

The FOX News host recently spoke with Alexandra Steigrad on his career in journalism and where the industry is headed and the upcoming midterm elections.

On how journalism has changed in the past 50 years, Wallace offered:

It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.

For the full Q&A, click here. Wallace also recently offered three career lessons to And ICYMI – check out our behind the scenes of “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace from last month.

Barbara Starr to Receive Jefferson-Lincoln Award from Panetta Institute

starr.barbaraCNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr will receive a Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her reporting from the Panetta Institute in early November. The ceremony, “An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service,” will take place November 8 at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach.

Also to receive the award: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).

The institute writes of Starr in its announcement of the awards:

Americans and the rest of the world have had the benefit of Barbara Starr’s exemplary journalism as Pentagon correspondent for CNN. Ms. Starr has been embedded with United States troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. She has also reported directly from Russia, the Persian Gulf, Central America and the Chinese-North Korean border. Her respected journalistic career has been marked by an independence of judgment, depth of investigative reporting, and spoken and written eloquence as she covers our nation’s men and women in uniform.

For more, click here.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.31.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay in Businessweek Essay

TVNewser The View to Be Overseen by ABC News

TVSpy Wichita Stations Break Into Programming to Cover Plane Crash

SocialTimes Instagram Debuts Auto-Play Video Ads

FishbowlDC National Journal to Convene ‘The Day After’

Lost Remote Clickhole Reports Modern Family Cancelled, Internet Users Freak Out

AllFacebook Facebook Revamps Audiences in Ads Manager

AllTwitter The 50 Most Influential Brands on Social Media

10,000 Words Beegit Brings Content and Project Management Together with New Platform

Inside Mobile Apps Bitstrips Launches Bitmoji, Personalized Emoji App on iOS

InsideFacebook How Can Facebook Help Grow Your Email List?

GalleyCat Our Interview with Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

PRNewser The 20 Most ‘Authentic’ Brands in the U.S. (and Why)

AgencySpy Erwin Penland Wins L.L. Bean

MediaJobsDaily Four Types of People to Avoid Being at the Office

UnBeige Restoration of Alvar Aaltos Viipuri Library Wins Prize

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— The Office of Government Information Services at Five at the Newseum, 8 a.m.

— Transformational Media Summit: Media For Good Workshop at The George Washington University, 10 a.m.

— Reliable Source Halloween Party at the National Press Club, 5:45 p.m.

— Transformational Media Summit Flagship Event at The George Washington University, Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland, where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on an Ancient Celt holiday.

Front Page of the Day


HuffPost Live to Stream Election Night Coverage


HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman.

Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam Stein, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Mark Blumenthal offering analysis from DC. Coverage is expected to last until midnight.

Jon Stewart Confirms NBC News Pursued Him as ‘Meet the Press’ Replacement

john_stewart(6)In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confirmed that NBC News approached him to replace David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press.”

It was first reported earlier this month by New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman that NBC News’ president Deborah Turness pursued Stewart in the network’s efforts to boost the show’s ratings. Sherman cited three unnamed senior television sources, with one saying that NBC was “ready to back the Brink’s truck up.”

Stewart confirmed the offer during a recent interview with Andy Greene, who writes:

In an new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart confirms that there were indeed discussions. “My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” he says. “I’m sure part of them was thinking, ‘Why don’t we just make it a variety show?’” Read more

Afternoon Lede Check – 10.30.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… Read more