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Morning Reading List, 06.13.07

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  • Third party in ’08? You think it is not going to happen.

  • An ABC release announced, “For the seventh consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.71 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC by 280,000 Total Viewers and 80,000 key demo viewers. With last week’s win, ‘World News’ has now finished first among Total Viewers fourteen times in the last eighteen weeks and has placed first among Adults 25-54 thirteen times in the same period. This also marks ABC’s eighteenth win this season among key demo viewers.”

  • Deets from David Halberstam’s funeral service.

  • James Carville call your agent

  • A RCN release announced that the company won Stevie Awards for the categories of Best Turn Around Business and Best Communication Organization in The 2007 American Business Awards.

  • Slate is introducing an online video magazine. “In late June, Slate will launch Slate V, a new video-only site. Each weekday, Slate V will publish fresh video that brings the Slate sensibility to the news, politics, arts, culture, technology, business, and more.”

  • It’s your turn freelancers: “30 freelancers sound off on rules they’d wish their editors would follow

  • From DCRTV:

      Shales Mixes Up Scarboroughs – 6/13 – In the above Tom Shales DC Post piece on Dan Rather, Shales writes: “Rather said that he never planned an attack on the ‘Evening News’ or on Couric, but that he was asked about it by Chuck Scarborough, who has replaced the deposed Don Imus on morning radio and MSNBC-TV. ‘He asked me directly what I thought,’ Rather said. ‘It is my wont to answer a question directly. It was not planned.’” Ah, wasn’t he asked the question by Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC talker and former Congressman from Florida, and not Chuck Scarborough, the longtime NYC anchorman at WNBC-TV in NYC? Hmmm…..

  • Clarification to this post: Contrary to how he was described on the Politico’s website, David Baumann was not a staff writer but a contract writer, who had signed on to contribute for a few months.

  • Censure of Opie, Anthony irks fans

  • Robin Reid has a confession to make: “As a senior editor of The Politico, I have a terrible confession to make: I am not a politico.”

  • Paris Hilton’s problems represented only the second celebrity tabloid tale this year — the first being Anna Nicole Smith’s death — to make the roster of top five stories, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from June 3-8.”

  • The State Journal reports, “Three years after the parent company of The Charleston Gazette purchased its capital city rival, the Charleston Daily Mail, the U.S. Department of Justice has stepped in, declaring the sale as illegal.”

  • From the Washington Post: “Religion Finds a Home On TV, Then Adds On”

  • Politico reports, “Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani have both ‘personally assured’ Tim Russert that they will appear on ‘Meet the Press’ as part of the show’s meet the candidate series, according to ‘Meet’ executive producer Betsy Fischer.”

  • Bob Woodruff writes about and meeting with an interpreter in Syria who saved his life after the IED attack.

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  • National Geographic is looking for a Director of Communications.

  • NPR is hiring for everything.

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