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Judy Woodruff: The FishbowlDC Interview

Capturejudyw.JPGSay hello to PBS’ Judy Woodruff.

What word do you routinely misspell? Rhythm (there’s a message here…)

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? The classic telephone ring sound.

What time did you get up this morning? 6:45

When did you last cry and why? A couple of weeks ago, covering a citizenship ceremony in Miami; I teared up watching 1200 people from 73 countries…including Iran, Syria, China and many, many others, recite the oath of citizenship, their first pledge of allegiance; then waving little American flags as they sang “America the Beautiful” in many different accents.

Read the rest of the interview after the jump…

(Previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake
, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katheri
ne Lewis
, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small, Dan Steinberg Susan Ferrechio, Matt Labash, Gene Weingarten, Ron Allen, Kimberly Dozier, Perry Bacon, Jim Mills, Erin Hartigan, Lindsay Applebaum, Bob Madigan, Gene Gibbons, Nico Pitney, John Mercurio, Jason Reich, Mark Stencel, Helene Cooper, Tom Gjelten, Joe Strupp, Barton Gellman, Jed Babbin, FamousDC)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.


How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 200, give or take.

What’s your favorite letter? B

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Three people:” The late John Chancellor, Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I’m embarrassed to say over a year ago; my church.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Al Hunt.

What did you have for breakfast? Coffee yogurt.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothpaste.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Teleporting.

Red or white wine? White

PG-13 or R? PG-13

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson.

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Thigh

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday night.

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Like both

Yankees or Red Sox? ??

Jenna or Barbara? ??

McSteamy or McDreamy? ??

Leno or Letterman? Like both.

Stewart or Colbert? Crazy about both.

Boxers or briefs? !

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