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Friday marked the end of the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives after a long, grueling competition for more than 50 nominees in 10 categories.
In the category for Sexiest Radio Voice, former XM-er Pamela Kirkland, now with Washington PostTV, took the win, besting WMAL’s Chris Plante with nearly 50% of the 2,500+ votes in the category. Also nominated: XM’s Julie Mason and NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Robert Siegel.
In the Cutest Couple category, NRSC’s Brad and CNN’s Lauren Dayspring maintained a lead over competition, winning against Ron, partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies, and Sara Bonjean, president, Rose Strategies, FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry, and POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee.
Nominated for Best Writer, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and NYTimes Magazine’s Mark Leibovich held court against WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson, Yahoo’s Chris Moody, and NYTimes’ Neil Irwin. In the end, Haberman took the gold.
And in the category of Most Basic news outlet, POLITICO bested its competition, including Roll Call, The Hill, The Washington Times, PBS Newshour, and NPR.
Congratulations to all involved! May you forever be remembered for your Fishbowl Superlative.
Ferguson police ID officer, call Brown a robbery suspect (The Washington Post). Five reasons Obama might be coming back to Washington (The Hill). Political landmines ahead for Dems as Obama considers action on immigration (Washington Examiner).
From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…
On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 10 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?
Highlights include Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on “Face the Nation,” Gov. Rick Perry on “FOX News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin on “Al Punto,” Ferguson, Mo. Rep. William Lacy Clay on “State of the Union,” and CFR president Richard Haass on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”
Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more
Here are your top five stories this week across the site.
It’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw but didn’t have time to actually read.
This week, we suggest the latest issue of Wired magazine. Its cover sure to grab attention, shows Edward Snowden holding an American flag with the accompanying cover story “Edward Snowden: The Untold Story.”
In the opening, editor Scott Dadich writes, ”The message arrives on my ‘clean machine,’ a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. ‘Change in plans,’ my contact says. ‘Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you’.”
An interview nine months in the making that lasted three days over several weeks, Dadich continues, “But when Snowden finally agrees to discuss his personal life, the portrait that emerges is not one of a wild-eyed firebrand but of a solemn, sincere idealist who—step by step over a period of years—grew disillusioned with his country and government.”
For more, check it out online, or on newsstands.
ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton will leave her role with the network and retire on Sept. 10, POLITICO Playbook reported this morning. Her final day marks 41 years with the network, covering seven presidents.
Disney/ABC Television Group co-president Ben Sherwood offered Mike Allen for his morning newsletter, “Our first reaction when she shared the news: ‘Say it ain’t so.’ Our next: ABC News has been blessed every single day since she first walked in the door in 1973. We love her, we thank her, we wish her the very best, and we know she’s going to have a blast with Dr. Hughes and her wonderful family. She will always have a home in our White House booth and ABC News.”
“The time had come for this to happen,” Turness told Carter.
After weeks of speculation, Turness said, “The numbers just didn’t move,” of the network’s attempts to better the ratings of the longest running television program in the country.
Read the full piece, here.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) yesterday penned a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a federal inquiry into the shooting of unarmed African American teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the infringement of police to peacefully protest and for a free press.
“I am troubled by reports that two law-abiding journalists, Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post, were arrested and detained while in Ferguson investigating the protests,” wrote Booker. “I am deeply concerned about reports that peaceful, law-abiding protesters, including local official Antonio French, were also arrested, detained, and/or subjected to overly extreme law enforcement actions including tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades.”