Good morning Washington.
Most of you thought the debate format looked like a game show (in a bad way).
NPR announced that Talk of the Nation “will offer a live, two-hour edition from the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, MD, on Tuesday, May 8, examining traumatic brain injury as a result of war and the role of combat doctors.”
On the latest episode of the Corn & Miniter Show, Richard Miniter is back from Iraq and special guest Ana Marie Cox joins the discussion. Check it out here.
You really should hang out with the National Journal’s Jim Barnes, Isobel Ellis and Jake Welch more often.
Post: “Parents, not the FCC, should take the lead in shielding children from graphic images.”
Salon’s Glenn Greenwald is none too happy about the Politico’s relationship with the Reagan library (and the MSNBC debate).
The AP reports, “Thomson Corp.’s reported bid Friday to acquire Reuters signals that it wants to go head to head with Bloomberg in the lucrative market of delivering real-time financial data and news to customers like investment banks.”
“Debates: Quotes & Criticisms”
AP reports, “Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Parsons said several private equity firms have approached him about selling AOL although the company remains focused on its new strategy.”
The Independent reports, “There was an almost audible sigh of relief” when ABC News “said it would not reveal the identities of scores of clients of the alleged ‘DC madam’ because they were not well enough known to be ‘newsworthy’.”
Washington Business Journal reports, “Local real estate titan and philanthropist Robert Smith and his wife, Clarice, will give $5 million to the Newseum to sponsor its 3,500-square-foot theater.”
NewTeeVee reports that YouTube is starting to help “some of its indie video content creators make money.” The company is launching “a program that puts the creators of some of the more popular YouTube channels … on the same playing field as large media partners like CBS.”
“Debates: MSNBC #1 In Prime Demo; 1.7 Million Viewers Watch GOP”
Fox News beat MSNBC in primetime viewers and during their actual debate coverage on Thursday night. Between 8-9:30 p.m. Fox had more than 2 million viewers compared to 1.7 viewers for MSNBC. (But TVNewser provides a bit more context)
“On ‘Buying the War‘”
TVWeek reports, “HBO Chairman-CEO Chris Albrecht was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery and domestic assault early Sunday morning in Las Vegas, according to a report by Bloomberg.”
MediaWeek reports, “In its fifth quarter as a stand-alone company, CBS Corp. profits dropped nearly 6 percent in first quarter, due to taxes from selling radio stations in Kansas City, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Fresno, Calif; and Greensboro, N.C. The companyâ€™s TV, outdoor and publishing divisions boosted revenue up 2 percent to $3.6 billion. Operating income was down 1 percent to $521.3 million.”
One ABC Blotter reader had this to say on the Madam story: “Apparently, it was the right number to call if you’d been Gumped in D.C. and were Akin to be Feld for an Hauer.”
U.S. News’ Chris Wilson looks into Pres. Bush’s “Commander Guy” line.
Campaigns and Elections published their C&E Case Study e-book, the largest e-book ever published by C&E.
On Ted Koppel’s recent appearance on NPR’s weekly news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, he answered three questions on a topic definitely not related to his job: the 2005 movie Sahara, starring Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey.
The World Wildlife Fund is looking for a Communication Officer for Aquaculture.
Department of Treasury/Financial Management Service is looking got an experience Writer/Editor.
The Brookings Institution is looking for someone in Communications/Public Affairs.
Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Editor for CQ Budget Tracker.
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