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Weekend Show Preview – 9.7.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Sunday marks Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will join “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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The Top 10 Things Overheard at The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Celebration

20140729_193245Last night at Poste, The Hill celebrated its annual “50 Most Beautiful“ list, a nod to this town’s most beautiful – or not – members of Congress, Congressional staffers, campaign aides, lobbyists, and other Capitol Hill/executive branch employees.

Many of the 50 selected were in attendance, although the five Representatives and two Senators who made the list were not. Either was White House press secretary Josh Earnest. Or FOX News’ Bret Baier or CNN’s S.E. Cupp. But CBS News’ Nancy Cordes and NBC News’ Kristen Welker were there.

Guests who entered through Poste’s entrance (and not Hotel Monaco) first stumbled upon a step and repeat for anyone but mostly those who made the list. The gathering took place on Poste’s outdoor patio amid perfect weather and included remarks from the recently announced new Hill editor in chief Bob Cusack. Guests noshed on shrimp cocktail, gourmet sandwiches, and passed hors d’oeuvre and enjoyed an open bar that seemed to reopen several times.

Conversation was comical. Especially if you stood near strangers and wrote down the laughable things you could hear them say. And with that brings us “The Top 10 Things Overheard at The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful Celebration.” Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.29.14

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

FishbowlNY Fareed Zakaria Joins The Atlantic

TVSpy KDFW’s Melted Phone Story Goes Viral

FishbowlDC The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor-in-Chief

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The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor in Chief

The Hill today announced that Bob Cusack has been named editor in chief. He’s served as managing editor of the paper since 2004.

Cusack’s promotion came with several other announcements, including the departure of Hugo Gurdon who’s heading to The Examiner. Hill news editor Ian Swanson will replace Cusack as managing editor, and business and lobbying editor Dustin Weaver will fill Swanson’s role. POLITICO’s Scott Wong will now serve as a senior staff writer for The Hill. 

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At 9:04 am, The Hill tweeted the announcement (to the right), and funny enough, misspelled his name (thank you Fishbowl reader for the screen grab!).

The tweet has since been deleted and a new tweet issued, spelling corrected (below).

For more on the promotions and hires, including those on the business end, click on over to The Hill.

Chuck Todd Loves Musicals

Chuck Todd sat for a Q&A with The Hill‘s Bob Cusack today. Apparently the NBC politics chief and former French horn player has a thing for the theatre:

I love musicals and show tunes. As a high school and college French horn player, my favorite gigs were playing in pit orchestras for musicals and learning the words to every song in the show. To this day, I think, with just a rehearsal, I could sing the lead (probably not well) to “Brigadoon.”

 

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Cusack’s Plays Get Noticed

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Watch out Hollywood. The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack is on the move and has received honors for two plays he wrote. “The Promise” won second place in the World Series of Screenwriting in the action/adventure category. The play has also been named one of eight finalists in a screenplay contest run by the All Sports L.A. Film Festival. The winner of the contest will be named an at awards ceremony in North Hollywood in November.

“The Promise” is about the man behind the greatest sports upsets of all time and a reporter who helps him in his spiritual quest for one last championship.

According to Pat Battistini of the All Sports LA Film Fest, they received an overwhelming amount of films and scripts. “The Promise has advanced to our ‘Elite Eight,’” Battistini explained in an email. “We will be announcing the ‘Final Four’ and winner at our Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 11 at 6pm at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood.”

Another play Cusack wrote, “Safe and Effective,” which is about a political conspiracy to conceal a cure for cancer, has been named a quarterfinalist in the “Just Effing Entertain Me” screenplay contest.

Cusack, with his silver streaked locks, is something of a thespian and has appeared in episodes of the HBO series “Veep.”

Light Drug Use – Why the Hell Not?

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Tea Partiers, you may want to shield yourselves for this one.

The National Press Club hosted a special screening last night of the new doc highlighting the failures of the 40-year global war on drugs called, “Breaking the Taboo.” After the film, they had a panel discussion featuring five prominent drug policy experts and a Q&A with the audience. The event was monitored by Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill. Members of the panel included Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), A.T. Wall, director of the Rhode Island Dept. of Corrections, Ethan Nadelmann, exec. director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Naya Arbiter of the Amity Foundation.

Which former presidents support the end of the war on drugs and what did FishbowlDC ask Sir Richard? Jump to find out.

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Cusack To Appear On HBO’s Veep

Bob-CusackWhile most of Washington, D.C. knows Bob Cusack as the managing editor of The Hill, fans of the HBO show Veep will get to know him next year when he makes an appearance in a speaking role. Not that acting is anything new to Cusack. According to The Hill’s Judy Kurtz, he’s appeared in “more than 30 TV shows, commercials and films.” You may remember that he was recently an extra in Game Change.

We reached out to Cusack, who told us, “”It was a bit surreal and one of the best days I’ve ever had on Planet Earth. Hanging out with the cast was very cool.” Cusack wasn’t able to reveal his role, but he told Kurtz that he “doesn’t play himself or a journalist in the critically acclaimed show.”

Congratch to Bob “Hollywood” Cusack. With any luck, we’ll see him on the Emmy stage this time next year. Hopefully next to a Kardashian.

Morning Chatter

“My dog suddenly developed a thunderstorm terror look.” — WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle late Thursday afternoon.

A not so cordial conversation among journalists

The conversationalists are FNC Contributor Richard Grenell, CNN’s Jim Sciutto, NYT’s Brian Stelter and NPR’s David Folkenflik.

Grenell: “Attention media critics: CNN didn’t disclose @jimsciuttoCNN’s relationship with Obama foreign policy team before his report @davidfolkenflik”

Grenell: “We know @brianstelter won’t raise CNN’s no disclosure on @jimsciuttoCNN because he wants the @CNNReliable job.”

Stelter: “I’ve been abstaining from writing stories about CNN, Fox and MSNBC for 2+ months.”

Sciutto: “@RichardGrenell I’d ask you to watch my reporting before you question whether I do real journalism. I’ll let my record stand for itself.”

Folkenflik: “@RichardGrenell Jim strikes me as good reporter but reasonable to expect disclosures to remind viewers at his new network so they know.”

Grenell: “@davidfolkenflik reasonable? Obama foreign policy appointee is now lead for CNN on Obama’s Syria policy. may work in DC, public outraged!”

Editor survives city storm

“I just walked 3 blocks in this massive storm. I had an umbrella. It didn’t matter.” — Bob Cusack, The Hill‘s Managing Editor. C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art replied, “Two possibilities: A) It’s a really bad storm -or- B) The umbrella didn’t come with written instructions.”

Pleasant surprises

“I have to say with pride that I never thought I would see the day @metroweekly would become a full-glossy publication. Today is that day.” — Metro Weekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:31 a.m.

Journalism as a bloodsport

“It’s priceless that @CGasparino took the time to favorite his own tweet telling me to ‘go choke to death on [my] on vomit.’” — Senior writer for Slate Josh Voorhees. Charles Gasparino is a senior correspondent for FOX Business Network.

Wake-up call

“Having a dream that you’re bathing your dying grandmother (who’s already dead) sure will wake you up better than any alarm clock.” — Ariana Pekary, who has worked as a producer for The Bob Edwards Show.

Congrats (or something like that) 

“Huge congrats to X on job Y even though I never liked X and Y is a really awful place to work.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

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