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GMA’s Robach Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Amy-RobachAmy Robach of ABC News’ Good Morning America revealed today that she has breast cancer after taking an on-air mammogram earlier this year to encourage other women to do the same. In a piece Monday, Robach, a 40 year old mother of five, explains that like many women, she put off getting a mammogram for too long and only did because fellow GMA host Robin Roberts encouraged her to do so. Roberts is a survivor of breast cancer herself.

On November 14th, Robach will undergo a bilateral mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. A spokesperson for GMA could not say how long Robach would be off the air following her surgery, saying only that “she will take as long as she needs to recover.”

For more, check out the article at TVNewser, here.

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Morning Reading List 09.28.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Abby Livingston (no longer with NBC News, now TV editor at The Hotline) and Scott Mulhauser, who celebrated with friends at Ulah Bistro Saturday night (dets here)! Out and about this weekend, FBDC spotted hipster Helen Thomas dining at Neyla last night. And CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux was honored as Essence Mag’s Journalist of the Year this weekend. The awards reception was held at the Regan International Trade Center and was hosted by Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson.

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

Acknowledging that NYT was late on the ACORN story in a column “Tuning In Too Late” this weekend, Clark Hoyt announced the paper had decided to “assign an editor to monitor opinion media and brief them frequently on bubbling controversies.”

Business Insider also reports that NYT will offer buyouts.

TV

Check out LAT media reporter Matea Gold on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu today.

SNL newbie Jenny Slate marked her debut by dropping the f-bomb on air. And btw, SNL spelled it Gadhafi.

Fox News aired President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday, but MSNBC and CNN did not (h/t TVNewser).

This Thursday, beginning at 1pmET and continuing each hour through 10pmET, CNN’s Anderson Cooper will announce the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009 on all of the CNN networks. All Top 10 CNN Heroes will be honored at a gala at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in November with the special airing Thanksgiving night at 9pmET/PT. The Top 10 will each be awarded $25,000, and the “CNN Hero of the Year” will receive an additional $100,000.

And sorry boys… NBC’s Amy Robach is now engaged to former “Melrose Place” stud Andrew Shue.

MAGAZINES

Time Warner will reportedly sell its magazine unit.

NEWS NOTES

Today’s WaPo Media Notes, Howard Kurtz: From war to politics to scandal, three recent articles were each based on solid reporting. But none acknowledged the elephant-in-the-room question of whose agenda was being advanced through the leaks that provided the news for the story.

IN MEMORIAM

NYT: William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics, and a Malaprop’s treasury of articles on language, died Sunday. He was 79.

VF remembers Dominick Dunne.

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Morning Reading List, 12.03.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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