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Washington Toasts Chris Licht

Licht, Brzezinski, Mike Allen, Mark Leibovich, Louis Burgdorf

If the idea of Mark Leibovich‘s impending book release strikes fear in your heart, we’ve got some bad news for you.  You’re sleepless nights won’t end anytime soon.  “I’ve finished about five pages,” the star scribe told FishbowlDC last night at a book party for “Morning Joe” EP- turned-CBS News VP, Chris Licht.

Hosted by Tammy Haddad, Constance Milstein, Jon Meacham and Kevin Sheekey, the event packed the parlor of the Jefferson Hotel with a guest list that included MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, CBS’s Chris Isham, HuffPo’s Howard Fineman, Bob Woodruff, Hilary Rosen, Politico’s Jim VandeHei, Patrick Gavin and Mike Allen, WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, Sally Quinn, MSNBC’s Louis Burgdorf, Kelley McCormick, MTP’s Betsy Fischer, Janet Donovan, Wash Life’s Kevin Chaffee and John Arundel, Examiner’s Nikki Schwab and Anne Schroeder Mullins.

FishbowlDC also caught up with a delightful David Shuster who shared a few secrets about his investigative website project after we swore to keep the info offline for now.  But the most interesting insight of the night was gleaned from what wasn’t said:  When asked if “Morning Joe” might follow him to CBS, Licht swerved and ultimately dodged the question, leaving guests to wonder if the show’s rumored move is more than simple speculation.

For info on Licht’s book, “What I Learned When I Almost Died,” click here and check out video from his bash here.

L: Anne Mullins, Patrick Gavin, Brzezinski, Scarborough R: Licht & David Shuster

Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos asks a question during Q&A.

*All images by Bruce Vartan Boyajian/Haddad Media.

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You Couldn’t See This Day-Long Play Even if You Wanted To

If you’re into the history of Afghanistan since 1842 and have an entire Thursday to spare, then boy, have we got the event for you.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is putting on “The Great Game: Afghanistan,” a three-part play, February 10th at the Shakespeare Theater. And by three parts, they essentially mean three separate plays, each as long as a full-length play.

This all probably sounds very enticing, but wait. If whether or not to attend the all-day extravaganza is something you’re actually thinking about, you can stop right now. The thing is strictly invitation only and you had to have your request in by Jan. 28. They sent this three hours ago or we would have warned you sooner. (So basically, we can go. You cannot.)

The point of this private viewing? To “prepare future military leaders and senior military for the complex issues facing Afghanistan in addition to developing cultural understanding.” And this has to be done in play format because a formal presentation would be way too tedious.

Fabulous guests like “senior British military,” “Members of the Administration,” “Members of Congress,” and Shamin Jawad, the wife of the Afghan Ambassador to the United States plan to attend.

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Fishbowl5 With More’s Lesley Jane Seymour

more-LesleyJaneSeymour.jpg Any woman wanting to “reinvent” herself may want to skip the mid-life crisis and attend next week’s More Magazine Reinvention Convention on March 8 at the Ronald Reagan building. The event gears toward women 40 and above and includes interactive panels and workshops. The emcee is MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinksi. Others to attend are author Anna Quindlen, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, and Lee Woodruff, wife of Bob Woodruff. Lee Woodruff will sign copies of her moving tome, Perfectly Imperfect. The event began in NYC in 2007 and this year has expanded to cities such as D.C. and Chicago. Today we chat with Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief of More, where she has worked for two years. Previously, she held editor posts at Marie Claire, Redbook, YM and before that spent four years at Vogue. “I still love what I do,” she says, “and I love helping other women.”

1. How did this all come about? The reinvention convention has been going on for a couple of years. What’s happening is we’re expanding it and taking it national. We believe women in D.C. want to reinvent themselves as well.
2. What do you mean by reinventing? Reinvent can be as small as getting a new hair cut or as big as saying I’m done with my big corporate job and I want to be an entrepreneur. Or, it can be that what I am doing now is not artistic enough. It’s many different levels of tweaking what you already do, or going for a big change.
3. So Mika’s the emcee. How did you pick her? Mika did New York and she’s adorable. She’s the class clown. She’s very entertaining in person. She’s also a wonderful entertainer. She has her really serious side but she also has her entertainer side.
4. Who inspires you? Personally I’m inspired by women from Hillary Clinton to Michelle Obama to somebody like Meg Whitman, running for governor of California, to Diane Keaton. Diane’s in her 60s but she’s constantly reinventing herself, doing great movies and never stopping. I am inspired by women who are not done with living their lives no matter their age.
5. What do you hope women attending the convention will get out of it? I hope that that they will come away with a to do list of things that will improve their lives and make them feel happier and more in control.

For ticket purchase and further information, visit www.more.com/reinvention.

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Hundreds Thank Jake’s Father-in-Law for Service this Veterans Day

A feel good story to end your Veterans Day…

This morning ABC’s Jake Tapper tweeted this simple message to his 30,000 followers:

@jaketapper hey, if you can thank my father-in-law, Vietnam Air Force veteran Tom Brown (@mograndpa), for his service, would mean a lot to him.

Tom Brown received over 600 tweets today, including one from Sen. Claire McCaskill and “The West Wing” actor Josh Malina. Tapper says it meant a lot to him. Brown tweets:

@mograndpa: Read every Veterans Day note sent to me today (600+). Each one different. Each one wonderful. You all made this old coot tear up. Thanks

Let FBDC join the hundreds in thanking Brown, and all our Veterans, for their service.

Also, Tapper and Brown encourage you to support their friend Bob Woodruff and servicemen– donate to www.tweettoremind.org.

News Notes: Wolf, Gretchen, BriWi & Levi

• CNN’s Wolf Blitzer emceed “The Hope Affair,” benefiting the American Kidney Fund last night at the Newseum. Back at work, Blitzer hosted comedian Lewis Black in the “Situation Room” this evening.

• Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson makes more.com’s “More Beautiful at 40 Than 20.” We assume that’s a compliment because her PR team forwarded it to us…

• NBC’s Brian Williams will host the NY Comedy Festival’s “Stand Up for Heroes” event benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation in Novement. Stephen Colbert and Bruce Springsteen are also involved.

Levi Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl, AP reports. Yeah, we had the same reaction, Playgirl actually exists.

Morning Reading List 09.11.09

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 Becky Lee and tomorrow to Karen Leigh and Jill Jackson!

Today is, of course, the anniversary of Sept. 11th. The networks will have special coverage- on ABC tonight, Jim Sciutto will have special reports on NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit on “World News” and on “Nightline,” Bob Woodruff will interview author Jon Krakauer about his upcoming Pat Tillman book. On CBS, Katie Couric will explore some remaining questions from the tragedy on the “Evening News.” And on NBC, “Nightly News” will have a special “Making a Difference” segment on national service along with their coverage of the day’s news.

On cable today- MSNBC began airing “9/11/01: The Today Show,” a three-hour program showing how the events unfolded live. In the evening, MSNBC will show a two-hour “9/11: As It Happened” special chronicling NBC’s coverage that day with limited editing. On CNN later today, Anderson Cooper will do a special edition of “AC360″ from Afghanistan, as he has all week. And on Fox News, at 10pmET, “Fox News Reporting, 9/11: Timeline of Terror” will air, which includes interviews with Ari Fleisher, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice. Jon Scott, who was anchoring for FNC on 9/11/01, will anchor “Happening Now” from Ground Zero. Bret Baier will host “Special Report” from Pentagon Memorial Park at 6pmET. (h/t TVNewser)

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

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: The Washington Post‘s foreign staff plans to boost Middle East coverage, while also focusing more on enterprise and in-depth stories over breaking news in coming months. The 14-person overseas staff is not expected to increase, but may see some transferring to increase the presence in the Middle East and Far East.

TV

21.2 million total viewers watched President Obama’s address to congress on the networks Wednesday night, ranking NBC, ABC and CBS.

Another 9.5 million watched on the three cable news networks, ranking Fox, MSNBC, CNN.

Mark your calendars… Jenna Bush Hager will make her debut as an NBC “Today Show” correspondent one week from today. For her first piece to air Sept. 18th, the former first daughter will profile Dalton Sherman, an 11-year-old motivational speaker from Dallas who made headlines across the country last year after giving an inspiring speech at his school’s pep rally.

Is Fran Drescher heading to cable news? Washington Whispers hears that the actress, who was once speculated to run for office too, is in talks with Fox and MSNBC. There is that 11am hour open at MSNBC…

John Stossel leaves ABC for Fox News and Fox Business Network.

ONLINE

Has Drudge lost his touch?

Former mediabistro-er Rebecca Fox joined the Morning Media Menu today to talk about the newly launched Sexy Beast, the entertainment and fashion section of The Daily Beast.

NEWS NOTES

It’s Media Matters vs. WaPo‘s Dana Milbank.

And on a lighter note this morning, the 17 best news bloopers ever, courtesy of HuffPost.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

President Obama penned this op-ed in the NY Daily News to mark the 9/11 anniversary. “Every year on this day, we are all New Yorkers.”

Why Mediaite thinks President Obama should go on “The Factor” with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 07.13.09

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Happy Birthday to Anne Schroder Mullins! What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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The 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk, brought to us by The Daily Beast.

TVNewser: ABC’s Bob Woodruff returned to Iraq today for the first time since being injured by a roadside bomb in January 2006. He is traveling with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and will be reporting for ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms. His first report will air tonight on “World News with Charles Gibson.”

Woodruff blogs about his decision on The World Newser. “I feel extremely privileged to be back to reporting and to have recovered as well as I did. It is an honor for me to continue to highlight the stories of this conflict to our audience,” he writes.

Fox News Justice correspondent Shannon Bream‘s featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She describes covering the Sotomayor hearings as “great for a legal geek like me.”

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz profiles CBS The Early Show‘s Maggie Rodriguez.

PBS’ Jim Lehrer will interview Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke, TVNewser reports.

More on Fox News remembering Tony Snow.

More on Anderson Cooper‘s interview with President Obama in Ghana here and here.

ONLINE

NYT: Findings suggested traditional news sites were typically ahead of blogs by two and a half hours when a story line spread.

NEWS NOTES

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. is now seeking “amnesty” for Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who have been detained in North Korea since March.

“I cannot think… of any other politician, not a president, not a vice president, not a candidate, whose children have been so readily focused on and trashed and ridiculed by mainstream media.” That was radio host Michael Medved on Kurtz’s Reliable Sources yesterday on CNN.

Drew Barrymore is shooting a movie in the NY headquarters of the AP this week.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

THE REVOLVING DOOR and JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 05.04.09

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It is day 105 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

From WaPo’s Howard Kurtz: The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown. Read on here.

NYT: The Globe‘s union put out a statement saying it had made a proposal that exceeded management’s demands.

WSJ checks in with Warren Buffet on the future of the newspaper business. “For most newspapers in the United states, we would not buy them at any price,” he said in response to a question about whether he would consider investing in newspapers. “They have the possibility of going to just unending losses.”

TV

NYT reports NBC has plans to expand SNL’s Weekend Update will expand with half hour specials during prime-time, as well as the usual segments in Saturday Night Live.

Read about the work the Woodruff Family is doing through the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation here.

RADIO

Slate takes a look at Cokie Roberts.

ONLINE

Tammy Haddad joins the crew at the Morning Media Menu today. Listen in here.

Are bloggers attention-seekers? An evaluation in The Economist here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Check out the results of TVNewser’s poll grading the White House press corps here.

Just who is watching news scorecards on President Obama? The nets, according to AP’s David Bauder here.

NEWS NOTES

PBS’ Jim Lehrer will be awarded the WFUV Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism this week.

Fox News goes behind the scenes with “rising wheelers and dealers in Washington.” This week- DNC Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.

Reporters Without Borders launched a hunger strike yesterday to protest the imprisonment of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi in Tehran.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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Justice Westin? Justice Guthrie?

Maybe if ABC’s Jake Tapper had any input… some not serious suggestions from his Twitter page:

possible ABC News candidates (w/JDs) for Supreme Court: David Westin, Bob Woodruff. from NBC: Savannah Guthrie. Yes, i’m not being serious.

about 5 hours ago from web

Morning Reading List, 10.15.08

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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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