The hosts of “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press” were both guests of NBC’s Russert for Stephen Strasburg’s pitching debut at Tuesday’s Nationals game. CNN contributor James Carville, Fox News’ Chris Wallace and Bloomberg’s Al Hunt were also spotted in the sold-out crowd — Carville actually has seats in the row behind Russert’s.
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On Thursday, April 29th, National Journal‘s Hotline will again host “Political Pursuit.” The ultimate political trivia face-off, “Political Pursuit” will feature Hotline Editors Amy Walter and John Mercurio as they attempt to stump broadcast journalists, Members of Congress and print reporters. Check out the teams below:
Hon. Tom Davis (VA)
Hon. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Politico’s Andy Glass, a longtime member of the Gridiron Club, offers his annual take on the off-the-record dinner from this past weekend.
Read the story here.
With Glass’s story comes an accompanying video below. AP’s Edith Lederer is particularly outspoken and worth watching. Other journos chime in: CNN’s John King, ABC regular Sam Donaldson, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie.
Joining Fiscal Times EIC Jackie Leo and DC editor Eric Pianin were media power players like NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, Examiner’s J.P. Freire, HuffPo’s Peter Cherukuri, ABC’s Emily Lenzner and Rick Klein, The Hill’s Christina Wilkie, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and Al Hunt, Politics Daily & Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet and Norah McAlvanah.
Also spotted mingling and partaking in the open bar were Dan and Meg Reilly, Amos Snead, Ron Bonjean, Michael Steel and media party circuit fixtures Politico’s Kiki Ryan, Tim Burger and CBS News’ Christine Delargy.
Check out the Fiscal Times here.
Fiscal Times’ Eric Pianin.
Spotted at Washington’s downtown upscale eatery Teatro Goldoni Wednesday night at about 10 p.m. were WaPo’s CEO Don Graham, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt and his wife, Judy Woodruff, of PBS’s “The Newshour” with Jim Lehrer. They sat in what the publicist of Teatro Goldoni calls a “power booth.”
Power booth 5, as it’s dubbed, “is where the heavy hitters sit”. The late Jack Valenti (longtime head of the Motion Picture Association) often sat there. Democratic radio host Bill Press has sat there as has Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
All those dining at table 5 Wednesday night appeared to be in fine spirits.
• NBC’s Meet the Press:
• CNN’s State of the Union: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
• CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: King Abdullah II of Jordan and John Yoo, author of “Crisis and Command”
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, National Urban League’s Patrick Gusman, Prime Movers Media founder Dorothy Gilliam, Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs and professor of public policy and political science. Roundtable with former WaPo reporter Dorothy Gilliam, CBS’ Michelle Miller, and Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and chairman of the National Newspapers Publishers Association.
• CNN’s Amanpour: former U.S. National Security Advisory Zbigniew Brzezinski, FP’s David Rothkopf, former Chinese foreign ministry official Victor Gao, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council Victor Cha, former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda, Consul General of Mexico in New York Ruben Beltran
We’ll update as we get ‘em.
• ABC’s This Week: Christina Romer, Chair of Council of Economic Advisers and roundtable with ABC’s George Will, Liz Cheney, Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt, PBS New Hour’s Judy Woodruff and Robert Reich of The American Prospect.
• CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Christina Romer of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Dem. Strategist Donna Brazile, Liz Cheney
• CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, “The Edge of Disaster” author Stephen Flynn, Exec. Dir. 9/11 Commission Philip Zelikow and NYC Deputy Commissioner of Counter-Terrorism Richard A. Falkenrath.
• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt:
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Austan Goolsbee, staff director and chief economist on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) with panelists Robin Givhan of WaPo, Air America’s Ana Marie Cox, XM’s Joe Madison, Black America’s Deborah Mathis, Roll Call TV host & Philadelphia Tribune columnist Robert Traynham and News One’s Smokey Fontaine
• CNN’s Amanpour: General David Petraeus
We’ll update as we get ‘em.
From today’s Playbook by Mike Allen: “Tammy Haddad saluted Dan Pfeiffer, the new White House communications director, with a flash-mob buffet supper of salmon and bow-tie pasta with capers and olives. (Ask David Greenberg how many powdered-sugar brownies he hoarded downstairs.) Tammy’s toast to Dan included love for his bride, Sarah Feinberg. Tammy surprised Al Hunt, aglow from interviewing Secretary Geithner, with a birthday cupcake from Marvelous Market (chocolate/chocolate, with two candles and a candy cane). The candles almost melted down when Howard Fineman interrupted with a toast to Tammy.”
This Sunday after Thanksgiving…
• David Gregory will moderate NBC’s “Meet the Press” with guests Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates.
• On CBS, Harry Smith will substitute for Bob Schieffer. Guests on “Face the Nation” include Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), former House Republican Leader Dick Armey, former NY023 Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava and Republican strategist Ed Gillespie.
• And George Stephanopoulos will be in the anchor chair on “This Week.” He’ll be joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The weekly roundtable will be made up of ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, political strategist Matthew Dowd and former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman and author Dan Senor.
• John King will be joined on CNN’s “State of the Union” by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Jack Reed (D- RI), Overstock.com Chairman & CEO Patrick Byrne, Rep. David Obey (D-WI) and CNN’s Donna Brazile and Ed Rollins. Howard Kurtz will have Bill Press, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty, FT‘s Chrystia Freeland and CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino on “Reliable Sources.”
• And more… “Political Capital with Al Hunt” on Bloomberg will have “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America” author Kati Marton and Robert Merry, as well as Bloomberg’s Han Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne.
We’ll update the Sunday show listings as we learn them.
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Al Hunt will interview former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on “For the Record,” which airs tonight at 7pmET.
This has nothing to do with DC media, but I am completely fascinated by this trainwreck… TLC has shut down the production of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”
NJ will host Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at its next policy breakfast as part of the pub’s Health Care week, which kicks off today. Atlantic Media Political Director Ronald Brownstein will lead that discussion and NJ political analyst Charlie Cook will sit down with former Reps. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Vic Fazio (D-CA). This will be next Wednesday at 7am at the Liaison on Cap Hill.
At the “First Draft of History” event at the Newseum yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed Fox News and Glenn Beck in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg. On Beck: “Only in America can you make that much money crying” and Beck is “not aligned with any party as far as I can tell. He’s aligned with cynicism. And there’s always been a market for cynicism.”
A federal judge has ordered the release of records, including FBI reports, notes, and interviews, with former VP Dick Cheney associated with the investigation of the Valerie Plame leak under the Freedom of Information Act.
And on a more light-hearted note… from Playbook: “It’s POLITICO’s superstar media coordinator’s last day at work as Sara D’Angelo. The bride-to-be is off to Tucson, Arizona for a week of final touches, parties and after-parties before officially saying “I do” to her college sweetheart, Eric Olson, October, 10th. So speak now or forever hold your peace, because STBMO’s under strict orders to turn that Blackberry off! (hat tip: Diana McFadden)”
NYT: The Obama administration has told lawmakers that it opposes legislation that could protect reporters from being imprisoned if they refuse to disclose confidential sources who leak material about national security, according to several people involved with the negotiations.
Jessica Gibson is moving on from Latin Concepts to Republic National Distributing Company where she will be working as a key account manager, introducing Constellation Brands’ wines and portfolio DC to restaurants. She’ll be replaced at Latin Concepts by Anna Croll, who comes from the Willard InterContinental and was previously with Washington Life. Good luck ladies!