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Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 11.3.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

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FishbowlDC Barbara Starr to Receive Jefferson-Lincoln Award from Panetta Institute

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Barbara Starr to Receive Jefferson-Lincoln Award from Panetta Institute

starr.barbaraCNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr will receive a Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her reporting from the Panetta Institute in early November. The ceremony, “An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service,” will take place November 8 at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach.

Also to receive the award: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).

The institute writes of Starr in its announcement of the awards:

Americans and the rest of the world have had the benefit of Barbara Starr’s exemplary journalism as Pentagon correspondent for CNN. Ms. Starr has been embedded with United States troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. She has also reported directly from Russia, the Persian Gulf, Central America and the Chinese-North Korean border. Her respected journalistic career has been marked by an independence of judgment, depth of investigative reporting, and spoken and written eloquence as she covers our nation’s men and women in uniform.

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CNN to Air “Battlefield Breakthroughs” Special

This weekend CNN will air a new special entitled “Battlefield Breakthroughs.”  Featuring Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the two-part special takes a look at the medical breakthroughs developed on the battlefields – from long-distance robot surgeries and extraordinary prosthetics to creative physical rehabilitation techniques and effective pain management.  In addition, Gupta and Starr will report how the medical lessons learned in war are impacting care at civilian rehab centers, doctor’s offices, and trauma centers – including the surgical care that saved the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).  “Battlefield Breakthroughs” will air on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at 7:30am ET.

Fishbowl 5: CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr


Barbara Starr and Brian Vitagliano

Beginning today through Wednesday the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer will air “The Journey Home,” a special series by CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr and producer Brian Vitagliano who undertook an extraordinary week-long assignment from the front lines of Afghanistan to cover the journey home of wounded US troops. The CNN team was granted exclusive access to ride on military transport aircraft that had been turned into flying hospitals by Air Force medical teams and travel with them as they evacuated critically wounded troops from Afghanistan to a military hospital in Germany and then on another military flight from Germany back to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington DC. Starr, who says the best part of her job is “seeing the ultimate impact of Washington ‘politics and policy’ on the lives of American troops and civilians in places like Afghanistan and Iraq,” took some time to chat with Fishbowl about the series:

What prompted you to pursue this particular journey and story?

The military generally restricts our access to wounded troops. At hospitals like Walter Reed and Bethesda we are only allowed to interview troops already, thankfully, well on their way to recovery. This journey was about something very different. We rode on the evacuation flight with “just wounded” troops, some just a couple of days after being hit. Most were still on morphine, in pain, and worried about what was ahead for them. And on this assignment we also were able to interview the Air Force in flight medical teams who run this flying “ICU” at 40,000 feet. Some of them have been flying these evacuation flights for years now. This was a remarkable way to see firsthand that journey home.

What was the most difficult part of this assignment for you?

I think everyone will tell you the same thing. No matter how many trips to the front line, it is still staggering to see how young the troops are. When troops are first wounded they are handed a cell phone as soon as possible so they can call home. Many of these young troops make that first call back…to the mothers. The absolute toughest moment came after the camera was turned off and one of the young soldiers lying on a stretcher, asked me if Americans had “forgotten” the troops were “out there fighting.”

How did the wounded troops respond to your presence?

Because of patient privacy issues we only interviewed those who felt comfortable talking. They were overwhelmingly positive. Troops like to talk about what they are doing, what they’ve seen and how they feel. Young soldiers are some of the smartest people in this country and they have an acute sense of public and political opinion about the war. They absolutely know what people are saying – pro and con about the war. They will tell you though that they are in Afghanistan to do a job.

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Coverage Plans: President Obama’s Afghanistan Address Tonight

President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama’s primetime address. As far as we know so far, here’s how the nets and cablers will cover…

CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS’ live broadcast at 8pmET with White House correspondent Chip Reid at West Point and Bob Schieffer, Lara Logan and David Martin in DC.

ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor ABC’s live coverage. He will be joined by George Stephanopoulos, Jake Tapper, Martha Raddatz, senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto in Kabul and ABC News consultant Ret. General Jack Keane. Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline” from West Point beginning at 11:35pmET. Also at 8pmET, political director David Chalian and senior political reporter Rick Klein will anchor ABC News NOW’s live coverage on abcnews.com. Aaron Katersky, Ann Compton and Steve Roberts will cover it on radio.

CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and Anderson Cooper will anchor CNN’s live coverage beginning at 8pmET from NY. John King, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Candy Crowley, Michael Ware, Pentagon correspondents Chris Lawrence and Barbara Starr, foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty, and Ed Henry from the West Point, as well as senior political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen will contribute.

A special edition of “CNN Tonight” anchored by John Roberts will air at 7pmET, “360″ will air live at 10pmET and “Larry King Live” will air live at midnight. Senior international correspondent Nic Robertson and international correspondents Atia Abawi and Frederik Pleitgen will report live all night from Kabul. Correspondents Deborah Feyerick, David Mattingly and Mary Snow will report on reactions from civilians and troops at US military bases, including Ft. Hood, Ft. Bragg, 29 Palms and others. CNN Radio correspondent Bob Costantini will anchor live coverage from Washington. CNN iReport and the blog “Afghanistan Crossroads” will also have live coverage online.

MSNBC: Coverage of the President’s speech on MSNBC will be followed by a special live editions of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” at 9pmET, “The Rachel Maddow Show” at 10pmET, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” at 11pmET and “The Ed Show” at 12amET.

C-SPAN: Live coverage begins at 8pmET, likely on C-SPAN2 (if Senate is done for the day), plus coverage on C-SPAN Radio and live-streaming on C-SPAN.org.

We’ll continue to update.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, “Where Men Win Glory” author Jon Krakauer and NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Andrea Mitchell

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and a roundtable with NJ‘s Ron Brownstein, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, former Clinton White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, ABC’s George Will and Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network.

Fox News Sunday:

CNN’s State of the Union: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) and CNN’s James Carville and Mary Matalin

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CNN’s Barbara Starr, former WaPo Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Terry Smith, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and WSJ‘s John Fund

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Matthew Hoh, FT‘s Martin Wolf and Yale’s Robert Shiller

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, BBC’s Katty Kay, NBC’s Mark Whitaker and WaPo‘s Mary Jordan

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson, McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef, The Economist‘s Greg Ip and NJ‘s Marilyn Serafini

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Democratic strategist and pollster Cornell Belcher, LA Sentinel Danny Bakewell, Urban Radio’s April Ryan, commentator and contributing writer to theroot.com, essence.com and HuffPost Sophia Nelson, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour:

Will update as we learn them.

Someone Reserve @SecDefGates On Twitter!

WebNewser points this out- CNN’s Barbara Starr asked Secretary of Defense Robert Gates about the impact of social networking on reporting out of Iran at today’s Pentagon briefing.

Gates also revealed that he’s not on Twitter or Facebook (yet).

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and a roundtable with former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), GOP strategist Mike Murphy, Vanity Fair’s Dee Dee Myers and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

ABC’s This Week: OMB Director Peter Orszag, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, Karl Rove, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and ABC’s George Will

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Fox News Sunday: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

CNN’s State of the Union: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, CNBC’s Suze Orman and Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: GWU professor of media and public affairs Steve Roberts, CNN’s Stephen Hayes and Barbara Starr, political analyst and author Keli Goff and former NY Post gossip columnist Liz Smith

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, Julianna Goldman, Ellen Pinchuk, Kate O’Beirne and Margaret Carlson

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo’s Dan Balz, NYT’s Peter Baker and ABC’s Martha Raddatz

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay and Roll Call’s Erin Billings, Lauren Whittington and Emily Pierce