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Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.
Highlights include Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)’s return to the Sunday shows on ”FOX News Sunday” and Chrystia Freeland, federal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”
Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.
President Barack Obama today met with Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola and has since been cured, in the White House’s Oval Office.
Print and video reporters were barred from attending this White House meeting: http://t.co/GRVeIDFQ88
— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) October 24, 2014
Pham thanked medical practitioners and her support team earlier today upon being released from NIH in Bethesda.
“So with gratitude and respect for everyone’s concern, I ask for my privacy and for my family’s privacy to be respected as I return to Texas and try to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog, Bentley,” said Pham.
It’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 Bloomberg Businessweek and its cover story “Obama Is Too Cool for Crisis Management,” by Josh Green.
Green writes in the article’s opening:
“By the time President Obama gave in and appointed an Ebola czar on Oct. 17, the White House response to this latest national crisis had already run a familiar course: the initial assurance that everything was under control; the subsequent realization that it wasn’t; the delay as administration officials appeared conflicted about what to do; and the growing frustration with a president who seemed a step or two behind each new development. Meanwhile, public anxiety mounted as cable news hysteria filled the vacuum and shaped the perception of the unfolding crisis.”
Check it out online or on newsstands today.
Here are your top five stories of the week across the site.
Conan O’Brien, host of “Conan” on TBS, took to Twitter Thursday to announce his Halloween costume plans to his 12.5 million followers. What he probably wasn’t expecting was for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to reply.
Here’s how it went down…
I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014
.@ConanOBrien I’m considering going as hunky Conan O’Brien – but that might be too far fetched.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.
James Foley, the American photojournalist beheaded by ISIL in August of this year, will posthumously receive the 2014 Oxi Day Award at the organization’s fourth annual Washington Oxi Day Foundation Gala tonight. Foley was nominated by President Bill Clinton, who is expected to introduce Foley as the award recipient in a video. Oxi Day writes that Foley was selected “for his extraordinary courage in the defense of freedom and democracy.”
In advance of formally receiving the award this evening, Foley’s parents Diane and John Foley, who will accept the award on his behalf, sat down with FOX5′s Steve Chenevey to discuss their son’s career, his legacy, and their fight to bring him home.
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