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Kenny Day

Whatever Happened to the Fox 5 Class of ’85?

24 years ago, it was still socially acceptable to drop names in Washington. And WTTG, DC’s (pre-”fair and balanced”) Fox affiliate held no punches as it profiles their nightly news baker’s dozen (13) in 50 efficient seconds. You’ll definitely recognize a few faces. Where Are They Now? Update after the video. Watch this, just “for the experience!”

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Don Hewitt 1922-2009

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Legendary CBS News producer and “60 Minutes” creator Don Hewitt died this morning. Hewitt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

CBS News has this tribute to Hewitt online.

The History of Presidential Vacations

In case you missed it, CBS’s daily webcast “Washington Unplugged” took a walk down Presidential Vacation Memory Lane today, from Kennebunkport, to Crawford to Santa Barbara and Plains, GA with White House correspondents Bill Plante and Mark Knoller.

Watch CBS Videos Online

POTD – Weekend Telewonkery

Every Friday Fishballer Matt Dornic delivers the Sunday Show Preview to aid you in plotting your weekend telewonkery. What do you do with this invaluable insight? We want to know …

If you could watch ONLY ONE Sunday Show …(trends)

Twitter Count Friday

Every Friday we bring you follower counts for a variety of Washington DC-based news organizations. This week we’re including analytics, courtesy

Follow the Tweeter:

CQ Politics – 17,682 stats

Politico – 17,369 stats

Slate – 16,404 stats

The Hill – 13,221 stats

Weekly Standard – 9,215 stats

Politico 44 – 7,664 stats

Roll Call – 7,672 stats

Washingtonian – 6,560 stats

DCist – 6,039 stats

Chronicle – 4,815 stats

Washington Blade – 3,228 stats

The Hill Tweets – 3,135 stats

Legal Times – 2,963 stats

The Hotline – 2,711 stats

Foreign Policy – 2,650 stats

Washington City Paper – 1,629 stats

Government Executive – 1,541 stats

New Republic – 1,270 stats

The Washington Independent – 1,227 stats

Capitol Briefing – 1,174 stats

DCist – 1,108 stats

Politico Arena – 1,072 stats

National Journal – 910 stats

The Atlantic – 942 stats

Washington Examiner – 895 stats

The Hill Congress Blog – 783 stats

Defense News – 754 stats

Washington Flyer – 612 stats

Congress Daily – 412 stats

Washington Life – 266 stats

Governing – 157 stats

If your organization was overlooked, please get in touch.

Mourning The Loss of Bill Cahir

Lehigh Valley Express Times reports that their “former Washington, D.C., correspondent Bill Cahir has been killed in Afghanistan. Cahir, a Marine sergeant, served two tours in Iraq from August 2004 to March 2005 and from September 2006 to April 2007. He was deployed to Afghanistan this spring”. Cahir ran for Congress in 2008, narrowly losing the Pennsylvania’s 5th Democratic primary. Patriot News profiled Cahir as he and his unit patrolled the streets of Fallujah, Iraq. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Rene Browne and their family.

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Million Tweet March

Ana Marie Cox (985,569)

John Dickerson (956,403)

Mayor Fenty News (340)

Old School TV Archive

Awwww yeah. This WJLA promo from 1976 scores a 9.3 on The Funky Scale. Warning: you will have this tune in your head all night.

POTD – Should Dean Appear On Dobbs?

HuffPo reports that “days after calling Howard Dean a “bloodsucking leftist” who could only be stopped with “a stake through his heart,” CNN host Lou Dobbs reached out to the former Democratic National Committee Chairman to invite him on his radio show. Dean declined the offer, according to a source close to the one-time presidential candidate”.

Should Howard Dean Appear on Lou Dobbs’ Radio Show?(answers)

Newspaper Industry Delivers Good News

The Audit Bureau of Circulation March 2009 Audience-FAX numbers are in and The Newspaper Association of America likes what they see. The not-so-new buzz phrase, “Integrated Audience”, counts both print circulation and online traffic and demonstrates newspapers’ hold on media markets. According to Scarborough Research, led the nation with 24% of our region’s adults visiting the site at least once every week.