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Morley Safer to Visit Capitol Hill

Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer, along with a group from the Creative Coalition, will visit the Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center on Friday for National Lab Day.

(So you know: Safer has been with “60 Minutes” since 1970).

It’s not really important to understand the ins and outs of Lab Day, except it means an explosion of stars trying to persuade Congress to pay attention to the arts, science and math through discovery and exploration.

The event is part of the Creative Coalition’s Advocacy Day, not to mention all these stars are in town to attend the WHCA Dinner and/or the parties surrounding it.

Co-Presidents Tim Daly and Dana Delany, along with The Creative Coalition members Patricia Arquette, Omar Epps, Tom Fontana, Adrian Grenier, Cheryl Hines,Wendie Malick, Barry Levinson, Richard Schiff, Marlon Wayans, and Steven Weber, and National Lab Day’s Chairman Jack Hidary.

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News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & “Poliwood”

• CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League’s annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight.

Washingtonian‘s 18 “Most Stylish”- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, Christina Sevilla and Richard Wolffe- were toasted for their fashion sense by the mag at Liasion last night. In attendance: CNN’s Sam Feist, Tom Toles, Tim Burger, Josh Meyer, Amy Holmes, Jay Newton Smalls and Abby Livingston. Wolffe didn’t actually make it out, but DC’s “Real Housewives” were there… who on the rumored cast was included on the list? Check out Washingtonian‘s coverage here.

Barry Levinson‘s “Polliwood” has been picked up by Showtime, set to premiere November 2nd. The film explores the “collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood” and features a number of actors who have been in town for DC dinners and White House visits, including Anne Hathaway, Sting, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany and Rachael Leigh Cook.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: DNC’s Tim Kaine and RNC’s Michael Steele and a roundtable with CFR president Richard Haas, Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan and NJ‘s Ron Brownstein

CBS’ Face the Nation: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson and USA Today‘s Joan Biskupic

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and a roundtable with James Carville, Liz Cheney, Steve Schmidt, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: University of Notre Dame professor Rev. Richard McBrien, National Director of Priests for Life Rev. Frank Pavone, Sen. Mitch McConnell, a roundtable with FNC’s Brit Hume, Fortune‘s Nina Easton, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and AP’s Jennifer Loven and “power player” Smithsonian Board of Regents chair Patty Stonesifer

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Radio talk show host Stephanie Miller, Politico’s Roger Simon, radio talk show host Michael Medved, actress Mariel Hemingway and “Poliwood” director Barry Levinson

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, NPR’s Michele Norris, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson, CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood, WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly and Time Mag’s Michael Duffy

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairman Sheila Bair, CFR president Richard Haass and Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Talbott and Roll Call‘s Emily Pierce and Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day as we learn them.

More Photos: Friday’s Poliwood Screening

Capitol File mag and the Creative Coalition hosted a premiere of Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson‘s documentary Poliwood Friday at the Naval Heritage Museum on Penn Ave.

In attendance: Tim Daly, Ellen Burstyn, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany, Tony Goldwyn, Connie Britton, Matthew Settle, Tamara Tunie, Tichina Arnold and Linus Roache.

More pics after the jump…


Wash Examiner’s Kiki Ryan interviews Rachel Leigh Cooke.

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Creative Coalition Kicks Off WHCD Weekend With Small Dinner


Anne Schroeder Mullins, Christine Delargy, Kiki Ryan, Stephanie Green and Kate Michael

FBDC kicked off WHCD weekend Thursday night with a small dinner hosted by Lani Hay and Mark Smith in honor of the Creative Coalition- Connie Britton, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Barry Levinson, Kerry Washington, Tichina Arnold, Matthew Settle and Rachael Leigh Cook.

We caught up with Delany- her seventh WHCD btw- and when we asked who she was most excited to see this weekend, her immediate answer was John McLaughlin. Settle showed off pics of his baby daughter and Daly teased Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins incessently- he’s my Hollywood boyfriend, she joked.

In attendance: Wash Examiner’s Kiki Ryan, US News’ Nikki Schwab, Janet Donovan, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, Lee Brenner TWT’s Stephanie Green and Kate Michael.

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Hot Ticket: Cap File Post-WHCD Party

Slashed guest lists, merged parties and budget cuts across-the-board have made WHCD party invites much harder to come by this year. With only two hundred spots up for grabs at Bloomberg’s joint party with Vanity Fair, an invite to Cap File’s fete at the Corcoran Gallery has become a newly coveted prize.

TWT’s Green & Glover report that Wanda Sykes, Anne Hathaway, Sting, Kevin Bacon, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Dana Delany, Kara DioGuardi, Barry Levinson, Eva Longoria Parker, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew Modine, Bill O’Reilly, Narciso Rodriguez, Christian Slater, Jon Voight, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington and Forest and Keisha Whitaker will all be present at Saturday night’s Capitol File soiree.

Check out TWT for more on this and Cap File’s new issue.

Brokaw Stops By The CNN Grill

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Who says competing networks can’t sit down over a milkshake?

Above, NBC’s Tom Brokaw and Hollywood heavyweight Barry Levinson sharing a meal this week at the CNN Grill.

Wednesday night, CNN Worldwide chief marketing officer Scot Safon made sure to give his due to Barry for his inadvertent part of making the Grills happen. Back before the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City , Scot pitched the idea of the “CNN Diner” to his colleagues and to sell the concept he referenced the iconic Barry Levinson-directed film, “Diner.”