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Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— The Atlantic Presents Full Stem Ahead at George Washington University, 9 a.m.

— The Kalb Report — The Sound of News: An Evening with NPR at the National Press Club, 8 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

The Guinness Book of World Records was started by Guinness Brewery as a way to settle bar arguments.

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Univision’s Jorge Ramos to Speak With President Obama

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 7.08.53 PMPresident Barack Obama is set to speak with Univision’s Jorge Ramos tomorrow night.

The interview will air first at 6:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 9 on “Noticiero Univision” and will re-air on “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” at 11:30 p.m., ET.

The full interview will also be available online on following the TV broadcast.

Colbert Pokes Fun At President During Kennedy Center Honors

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While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.

“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.

“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”

Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.

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Thirty-Three Years Later, Jonathan Yardley Retires From WaPo

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After thirty-three years and four months, Jonathan Yardley bid adieu to The Washington Post in an opinion article on Friday.

The literary critic wrote over 3,000 reviews while working for the Post and its Sunday supplement, Book World.

In his farewell piece, Yardley says that he achieved his collegiate dream of working for The Washington Post, “I had wanted to work for The Post from the day I left the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in June 1961, and though it took me two full decades to get here it was — for me, at least — worth every minute of the wait.”

He admits that he never finished James Joyce‘s massive novel, and every English major’s worst nightmare, ”Ulysses,” but promised to give it another go in retirement.

“Ave atque vale. Hail and farewell. It has been a privilege and a joy to write for you, and I will miss you every day,” he signed off.

Ave atque vale to you too, Jonathan. You will be missed.

President Praises Hanks At Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center HonorsPresident Barack Obama saluted this year’s Kennedy Center honorees last night – Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, Al Green and Patricia McBride – but heaped particular praise on Academy award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.

“Tom’s career began just like so many Hollywood legends — dressing in drag for a show called ‘Bosom Buddies,’ kung-fu fighting The Fonz on ‘Happy Days’” joked the President.

“As the years passed, he told us ‘there’s no crying in baseball,’ ‘life is like a box of chocolates.’  He told ‘Houston, we have a problem.’  And as a cartoon cowboy, he showed us we can always keep our faith in a little boy.”

Obama continued on a more serious note, “Tom isn’t known simply for his characters — he’s known for his character.”

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Prince William Visits White House

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Prince William Meets President Obama in the Oval Office

Insert cliché British invasion pun here… With the Duchess of Cambridge remaining in New York, Prince William visited with President Barack Obama at the White House this morning to discuss campaign ’United for Wildlife.’ This British visit to Washington, however, did not end in a burnt out White House (I’m sorry, I had to make at least one 1812 joke…).

William will return to NY tonight to attend the Nets-Cavaliers game with Kate, where they will get a chance to meet some American royalty – with King James on the court and the likely attendance of the power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Wolf Is ‘All About That Bass’

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“No treble” for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer? Last evening during CNN Heroes, the television special honoring the humanitarian contributions of individuals around the globe, Anderson Cooper introduced a video clip of some of Wolf’s private moments in studio.

Cooper: ”This is what Wolf Blitzer does in the Situation Room when he thinks no one is looking.”

To the tune of Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass,” Wolf busted out some two-step swaying action and finger waggin’.

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Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Book Release: Eurojihad by Angel Rabasa and Cheryl Bernard at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2 p.m.

— NPC Journalism Institute at the National Press Club, 6 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.

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DC Jobs: Atlantic Media, Washingtonian Magazine, FierceMarkets

This week, Atlantic Media is hiring a digital marketing manager for Atlantic Live, while Washingtonian Magazine needs a web producer. FierceMarkets is seeking an associate editor, and Fox News is on the hunt for a digital librarian. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Find more great DC jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented media pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Candy Crowley to Leave CNN After 27 Years

CandyCrowley304After 27 years at CNN, veteran political correspondent and “State of the Union” host, Candy Crowley, is leaving the network.

“[I]t is with mixed emotions, that I wanted to let you know that Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career,” CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote in a staff memo first obtained by TVNewser. “As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support.”

Crowley’s career at CNN began in 1987 as a political correspondent, where she covered a handful of successful and unsuccessful presidential campaigns including those of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney, among others.  In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate. Read more

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