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Morning Reading List 10.20.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

Cuts at NYT was the topic of discussion on today’s Morning Media Menu with FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst.

Duke’s Chronicle catches up with WaPo‘s Dana Priest on investigative reporting.

TV

Booking Wars: Is Don Imus having a hard time booking CNN, MSNBC and CNBC talent on “Imus in the Morning” on FBN?

Former NBC White House and Washington correspondent Kevin Corke has landed a new gig in Miami. He writes on Facebook: “FINALLY GOT A JOB! I am the new main anchor at WTVJ (NBC) in Miami. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers throughout. Come see me in South Florida!” We’ll have a Q&A with Corke on FBDC later today.

Maryland Public TV celebrates 40 years.

RADIO

NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” is on the road. NBC’s Brian Williams will join the show from Carnegie Hall this week for the “Not My Job” segment.

NEWS NOTES

The debate over health care reform is back as the biggest story last week, according to Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. This is the highest level of coverage since President Obama’s prime-time speech the week of September 7-13. But, obviously, late in the week, “balloon boy” captivated the media.

IN MEMORIAM

CBS remembered legendary CBS newsman Don Hewitt, who died in August, yesterday at the Time Warner Center. Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Bill O’Reilly, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson, Mike Wallace, Rome Hartman, “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager, Les Moonves, actor Alan Alda and Hewitt family were present. “Don was utterly incapable of small talk,” said Safer. “Don liked to boast he could cut the Lord’s prayer in half and make it better.”

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Reel Journalism: “Nothing but the Truth”

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Pictured from left are Nick Clooney, Floyd Abrams, and John Watson.
(Photo credit: Jeff Watts, American University)

“Nothing But the Truth,” a 2008 feature film inspired by the experiences of New York Times reporter Judith Miller during the Valerie Plame-CIA leak scandal, was the first film screened for the 2009-2010 Reel Journalism Film Series-presented by American University’s School of Communication and the Newseum, Monday night at AU’s Greenberg Theatre.

The film boasts an ensemble cast including Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Noah Wyle, and David Schwimmer. Even though it addresses a timely topic and received rave reviews at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Nothing But the Truth never received a theatrical release because its distributor filed for bankruptcy.

“There may be more people in this room about to see the movie than have seen it in this country,” joked Floyd Abrams, the preeminent constitutional law expert who argued for the New York Times and Miller in the Plame CIA leak grand jury investigation.

Abrams was a technical adviser for the film and also had a cameo role as the judge who sends a journalist (Beckinsale) to jail when she refuses to reveal her sources to a special prosecutor (Dillon). Abrams, along with First Amendment expert and AU professor John Watson, were the panelists discussing the film before the screening with host Nick Clooney.

Morning Reading List, 10.29.08

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