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Weekend Show Preview, 3.7 – 3.9

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:


Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Guest Host Charlie Rose, Frmr VP Dick Cheney, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Frmr. Sec. of State James Baker, NYT‘s Peter Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, National Review‘s Rich Lowry, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Frmr. Sec of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), George Will, Wilson Center’s Jane Harman, Rick Santorum, Rana Foroohar of TIME

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Ralph Reed, National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, Andrea Mitchell

ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ana Navarro, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, David Plouffe

Univision’s “Al Punto”: President Barack Obama, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora, Former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinkin, Lithuanian Ambassador to US Žygimantas Pavilionis, Estonian Ambassador to the US Marina Kaljurand, Frmr Gov. Charlie Crist (D-FL), AB Stoddard of The Hill, Ben Ferguson, Donna Brazile,

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Reflection on WHCD’s past

“You know you are old if you can remember when the White House Correspondents Dinner was just a dinner in a hotel basement.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

A polite and impolite view of Politico‘s Leibo piece

“Not a reflexive @politico hater by any means but the Allen/Vandehei piece on @MarkLeibovich sure bears out his thesis of DC’s awfulness.” — The Hill‘s Associate Editor Niall Stanage. Then there’s Michael Cohen, a columnist for The Guardian, who wasn’t so kind. He wrote, “Dear Washington DC: This article is kind of the reason people don’t like you.” Read the Politico piece here.

Number of Weiner jokes made National Journal‘s Political Pursuit game last night at the Newseum: At least 2. One was made by an unknown member of the audience; the other by WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, who was on the winning team of journliasts that included WaPo‘s Paul Kane, NYT‘s Carl Hulse, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz and The Cook Report’s Amy Walter. More on the event later…

And now a note from our Spiritual Counselor Sophia Nelson, of theGrio.com and Essence: “We are spiritual beings having an earthly experience. Protect your spirit. Feed your spirit. Guard your spirit. Bless your spirit.”

If you can’t beat ‘em, leave the country

“Out of the city and country for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Totally unplanned. Tears of unbridled joy. Alhamdullilah.” — Washington freelancer Sam Knight, who writes for Salon and Washington Monthly.

NPR has rep to uphold

“*sigh* If I had a nickel for every time I’ve thought this… ” –NPR’s Audie Cornish, host of “All Things Considered” in response to this: “@GeeDee215: okay. i’mma stop. This is NPR, etc.”

Yeah, riiiight: “It’s definitely smaller this year.” — SKDknickerbocker’s Doug Thornell on this year’s Garden Brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad, SKD’s Hilary Rosen and others.

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week: “Hey Peter Ogburn. While you humiliate some person who no one knows, same question can be asked of you: who the hell are you? Or who should care about the mostly puerile things you write? Advice? Find something else to do with your life.” Dear ASS: He is Peter Ogburn, THAT’s who. Who are you? Oh, right, the person who is too cowardly to attach your name to your note.

Journo Love

“Follow by the far the funniest @politico: @LucyConstance.” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.

And finally, a morning Bible lesson from FNC’s Brit Hume‘s wife, Kim Hume: “A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. Proverbs 14:30 (NKJV)”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“What if you tweet and no one tweets back? There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right? You’re just out there wandering around in cyberspace.”President Bill Clinton on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” last night.

OH, THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS! “What’s pink and symbolizes DC? A politician’s tongue (also a blooming cherry tree)” — ReutersPatricia Zengerle. “In DC. The cherry blossoms are blooming and it looks like we have have survived our long winter. Here comes the sun!” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Black radio correspondent on ‘Accidental Racist’

“In fairness to #AccidentalRacist there seems to be no satisfactory way to talk about race in pop culture. earnestness invites mockery.” — NPR’s Audie Cornish reacting to Brad Paisely’s new country song with LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist.”

NYT reporter wants to kick UK to the curb: It wasn’t all that!

“I lived in Thatcher’s UK during the ’80s. Hate to say it but it wasn’t all that — & Red Cross still won’t take my blood for fear of Mad Cow.” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Grandmother allegedly hired grandson to kill her husband”

Journo bitches about booking his own plane ticket, another complains of getting a pitch for someone else and, still another just hangs out and enjoys a beerRead more

A Hosting Update at NPR…

National Security Correspondent Rachel Martin will step in to host “Weekend Edition Sunday” beginning in January, as Audie Cornish heads to “All Things Considered” for 2012. (Remember: Audie is on a one-year assignment with ATC while Michele Norris is not hosting through the inauguration. She stepped down temporarily because her husband, Broderick Johnson, took a job working as a senior adviser for President Obama’s reelection campaign.)

About Rachel: For the last year and a half, Rachel has been NPR’s National Security Correspondent, providing coverage of military and intelligence issues. Her reporting this year has included what they’re describing as a vivid portrait of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and a series on women in the military.

Rachel has been a foreign correspondent for NPR based in Berlin, and before that she reported extensively from Afghanistan and later from Iraq where she covered the U.S. troop surge and the so-called Sunni awakening in Anbar province. Rachel got her start at KQED in San Francisco as producer and reporter. She was part of the team that launched NPR’s morning news show – the gone but not forgotten Bryant Park Project. She also formerly covered the White House for ABC.

She frequently guest hosts NPR programs, too – as she did just recently for the weekend version of “All Things Considered.”

Audie Sets New Tone: ‘Brunch With Cocktails’

This Sunday  a new voice will grace the airwaves of NPR’s Weekend Edition. It’s Audie Cornish‘s first day as host of the weekly morning program. Cornish, who has been a reporter with NPR since 2006, is the first new host of the show in more than 20 years, after Liane Hansen retired in May.

“I want Weekend Edition to feel like brunch with cocktails,” says Cornish of her new gig. “I want people to sit at my table and feel comfortable.”

Sunday stories will include the 2012 presidential campaign and the turmoil in Libya,  visiting a museum at Ground Zero. Also in the lineup is a new media feature with NPR correspondent David Folkenflik, she’ll catch up with Grammy-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz, and try her hand at a Weekend Edition Sunday favorite – the puzzle with Will Shortz.

Cornish the ‘Storyteller’ Moves to Sunday Mornings

NPR’s Audie Cornish will be the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Liane Hansen, who has been hosting Weekend Edition for more than 20 years, is set to retire. Her final show is Sunday, May 29. Cornish has been covering Capitol Hill since 2009.

Ellen McDonnell, Executive Director of News Programming for NPR, said in a release: “Audie is an outstanding journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Audiences will connect with her warmth, curiosity and humor. We’re thrilled she is taking on this new role.”

Cornish is, of course, looking forward to her new role in the fall. “I’m honored and excited to follow in Liane Hansen’s footsteps,” Cornish said. “She has made Weekend Edition essential in the lives of millions of NPR listeners.”

Cornish is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Takoma Park, Md., with her husband, Boston Globe reporter Theo Emery.

Congratulations to Cornish.

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QUOTES of the DAY


Radio reporter spots Wang in Capitol

“Pretty sure I spotted Vera Wang in the Senate chamber elevator hallway. I have no clever hashtag for this.” — NPR’s Audie Cornish in a Tuesday tweet. (Although TBD Editor Erik Wemple thought he saw NBC’s Ann Curry last week at the pre-reception for the Radio & TV Association’s Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner. And the woman looked nothing like Curry. So we’re skeptical, but will give Cornish the benefit of the doubt.)

The Observer

“I’m getting reports that Paul Ryan looks less like Eddie Munster today.” — Red State and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson in a Tuesday tweet regarding Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Disturbing Headline of Day

“Dozens Of Dead Cats Found At Herndon Home” (WUSA9)

We hope it’s chocolate ice cream

“I’m in the process of summoning the emotional strength to read The Pale King, which I know is going to take an ice cream scoop to my soul.” — The Nation‘s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a Tuesday tweet.

White House blogger or fashion consultant?

“Dung-colored, high-waisted shorts. Anthropologie, why are you still in business?” — Politico‘s Julie Mason in a Tuesday Facebook update.

Journo Praise

“I could watch Brokaw and @Mitchellreports talk foreign policy on TV all day. It’s like your two favorite professors holding court.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert in a Tuesday tweet.

Sage advice

“BREAKING: when ur up late commentating election results, don’t eat three day old Chinese take out.” — TalkingPointsMemo Editor Josh Marshall in an early Wednesday morning tweet.

Hollywood are you listening?

“Waiting for Boehner. Seriously. That’s not a movie pitch.” — “The Takeaway’s” Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Tuesday tweet.

Join NPR’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

NPR will celebrate its 40th anniversary at GWU next Monday night with a “lively look at the history and future of public radio and its impact on our society.”

NPR’s Acting Senior Vice President of News Margaret Low Smith will be joined by Emmy Award winner Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, and Audie Cornish, all of NPR. Also taking part: former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno and GW professor Christopher Sterling, considered to be an expert on radio and broadcast journalism and who has authored several books on radio.

The event begins at 6:15 p.m. on Monday and is followed by a reception. Get more details and RSVP here.