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NBC’s Brian Williams on DC Baby Boom

Nine months ago was the government shutdown. Sibley Memorial Hospital is now reporting live births are up about three per day. And NBC’s Brian Williams nailed it.

“How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been accused of doing to the American people,” Williams said. “We’re guessing someone will say that on television before long.”

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FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

fishbowlThis week’s top 5 stories across the site.

5 – Atlantic Media Launches ‘State & Local’

4 – Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox Offers Look at President Obama’s ‘Secret Schedule’

3 – Jonathan Karl Asks Josh Earnest About President’s Knowledge of @BarackObama

2 – Shawna Thomas to Join NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as Senior Editor

1 – Claim: Klein Misrepresents Clinton Photo

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.11.14

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

FishbowlDC 2014 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

TVNewser NY Med: Behind the Numbers

FishbowlNY Martha Stewart Blogs About Her Drone

TVSpy Aereo Intends to Continue ‘As a Cable System’

AgencySpy Mullen Names New Top Creative in LA

Lost Remote Social TV’s Top Shows, Actors Among Emmy Nominees

SocialTimes Only One-Fifth of Americans Use Online Dating Services

AllFacebook FB’s Controversial Emotions Study Draws Washington’s Attention

AllTwitter Want Your Tweets Indexed on Google? You Better Be Really Popular on Twitter

10,000 Words Freelance Journos: Would You Do a Little Content Marketing?

Inside Mobile Apps Androids Cannot Remove All Your Personal Data with a Factory Reset

InsideFacebook New FB Ad: In-App Virtual Goods Purchases Via News Feed

GalleyCat Elizabeth Lowell on Romance & the Evolution of Self-Publishing

PRNewser Upworthy: Paid Content Brings More Clicks Than Editorial

MediaJobsDaily Three Tips to Research a Future Employer Prior to That Interview

UnBeige Favorite Things: MZ Wallace’s Artists for Haiti Tote Returns

Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Get {smart}: More Than a Blog: How to Build a Content Marketing Machine at the National Press Club, 9 a.m.

— The Secret Club That Runs The World: Inside the World of Commodity Traders at Politics and Prose, 7 p.m.

 

The Revolving Door

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Adolf Hitler was Time Magazine‘s Man of the Year in 1938.

 

Front Page of the Day

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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.10.14

Germany asks top U.S. spy to leave amid flap. No charges in shooting of woman after Capitol Hill chase. Flash flood watch for the D.C. area until midnight.

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

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GSA Solicits Contractor Bids for White House Bowling Alley, Posting Later Canceled

Photo credit: M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

Photo credit: M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

Last night’s “NBC Nightly News” reported that the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building used by White House staff and their guests was set to undergo a renovation according to a General Services Administration posting to contractors. The posting has since been canceled and a White House official told TIME the renovation was no longer going to take place.

In May, POLITICO published a gallery showcasing the alley’s signs of wear and sometimes disrepair.

Click through to see last night’s NBC report and the sad, sad shape of the Truman Bowling Alley. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.10.14

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

FishbowlNY Hardcore Pawn Stars On the Weirdest Things They’ve Pawned

TVSpy But Didn’t You Say You Had Breaking News?

SocialTimes How to Create Content That Goes Viral

AllFacebook A Look into Facebook’s ‘Big Like Theory’

GalleyCat Amazon Makes Author-Friendly Offer to Hachette

AgencySpy ECD Carl Rogers Leaves Havas

TVNewser Hasselbeck Shares Her Opinion on Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to The View

Lost Remote NBC Becomes First Broadcast Network to Offer Exclusive Content on SoundCloud

FishbowlDC CNN and National Journal Host ‘Politics on Tap’ with Sen. John McCain

AllFacebook FB Testing Lock-Screen Notifications with Android Beta-Testers

AllTwitter Germany’s 7-1 World Cup Win Against Brazil Sets a New Twitter Record

Inside Mobile Apps Our Interview with the Founder of Trusper, the Tip-Sharing Social Network

PRNewser Five Generation Gaps in Need of Bridging in Public Relations

MediaJobsDaily Four Ways to Keep Your Career Authentic and Uniquely You

UnBeige At Chanel, Le Corbusier Inspires Concrete Couture

Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— How to Write Short at the Newseum, 9:30 a.m.

— Elevate D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building, 9:30 a.m.

 

The Revolving Door

Know someone starting or leaving a job? Let us know.

 

Fishbowl Fun Fact

The average cloud weighs more than one million pounds.

 

Front Page of the Day

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Afternoon Lede Check – 7.9.14

Boehner says no to impeachment. Five reasons Obama may not get his border money. And police release sketch of fireworks stabbing suspect.

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

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‘CBS Evening News’ Offers Inside Look of the Washington National Cathedral’s Restoration

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 13.50.09Last night on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” CBS News correspondent Chip Reid offered viewers an inside look at the work being done to restore the Washington National Cathedral since an August 2011 earthquake shook the building and caused massive damage.

In case you missed it, click through for CBS’s rare look at the artwork inside and work being done to restore America’s second biggest cathedral. Read more

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