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A Toast For Betsy’s 16th

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Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham hosted a lunch for “Meet the Press”‘s Betsy Fischer yesterday, to celebrate Fischer’s 16 years with the program. VIPs included Mary Matalin, Andrea Mitchell, Tammy Haddad, Dee Dee Myers, Capricia Marshall, Katie Thompson, Susan Hirschmann, Kathryn Lehmann, Hilary Rosen, Pam Stevens, Juleanna Glover and Kristian Denny Todd.

Meacham pointed out her Louisiana roots and praised her “intelligence with steely grace.”

“She manages the place where civilized conversation takes place about the direction of the country,” said Meacham.

The group tossed around some “Meet the Press” trivia and talked about Judith Regan’s lawsuit.

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