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DC Media Dominates Mediaite’s 2014 ‘Very BEST in Media’ Awards

Mediaite-LogoMediaite released its 2014 “Very BEST in Media“ awards this afternoon, and without a doubt, the journalists of Washington won the day.

From CNN’s Jake Tapper being named “Best Cable News Host” for his show The Lead, to Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace as the “Best Sunday Show Moderator” — across the board, DC’s newspeople dominated the list.

As the website points out, the selections were not based on ratings or popularity, but who, in their opinion, ”did important, smart, or entertaining work, Nielsen be damned.”

Among the other honorees mentioned by Mediaite were CBS White House Correspondent, Mark Knoller, for “Best Media Twitter Account”; The Washington Post‘s T. Rees Shapiro for “Best Reporting”; and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic for ”Best Print/Web Columnist.”

A big FishbowlDC congrats to all!

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Cheney, Rove On Sunday Shows: Bush Knew About Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 10.32.55 AMFormer President George W. Bush knew of the enhanced interrogation techniques before 2006, said two high ranking officials of his administration yesterday on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace and “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd.

Senior advisor to the Bush White House, Karl Rove, and former VP Dick Cheney combatted doubts that the former President was unaware of the program’s harsh methods on the DC-based Sunday programs, respectively.

“The report says President Bush didn’t know about these enhanced interrogation techniques until 2006. You were there. Was that true?” asked ”Fox News Sunday”‘s Chris Wallace on the show.

“No. In fact … his book describes how he was briefed and intimately involved in the decision,” said Rove. “He made the decision. He was presented, I believe, 12 techniques, he authorized the use of 10 of them, including waterboarding.”

Similarly, Chuck Todd posed a question to the former vice president on “Meet the Press” asking how the former president was briefed on the matter of the EIT’s, to which Cheney bluntly responded, “he was briefed.”

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Highlights from the 11.2.14 Sunday Shows

SundayShows-w-candyUS Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer:

…there really are positive signs in all three countries. In Liberia, thanks to the presence of the CDC and the US military, we see the rate of safe burial, which is a key part of the solution here, skyrocketing to close to 90% in the capital Monrovia. In Sierra Leone, the rate of safe burial within 24 hours is close to 100%. And CDC thinks that around half to 70% of the infections may well come from unsafe burial. So you could imagine what a difference that could start to make here you know just in a matter of days or weeks. And the rate of improvement in safe burial came over a four or five day period just because of the injection of command and control, frankly, by the United States and by the British and the Sierra Leonean context.

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Hey Isn’t That…Chris Wallace in Womens Wear Daily??

BUMP_300DPI_wallacepromoHey, isn’t that “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace in the latest issue of Women’s Wear Daily?

The FOX News host recently spoke with Alexandra Steigrad on his career in journalism and where the industry is headed and the upcoming midterm elections.

On how journalism has changed in the past 50 years, Wallace offered:

It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.

For the full Q&A, click here. Wallace also recently offered three career lessons to Success.com. And ICYMI – check out our behind the scenes of “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace from last month.

Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly to Co-Anchor FOX News Channel’s ‘America’s Election HQ’

BUG_BUMP_SUPER_TUESDAY_2Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election HQ,” FOX News Channel’s November 4 midterm election night coverage starting at 6 pm. Bill Hemmer will operate the network’s electronic “Bill-board” with Martha MacCallum focused on exit poll data.

Also slated for camera time: senior political analyst Brit Hume, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, and contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will, and Juan Williams. Read more

Hey Isn’t That…Teddy Roosevelt on ‘FOX News Sunday?’

image2A surprising and unlikely Washington personality joined host Chris Wallace and panel guests Brit HumeJuan WilliamsJulie Pace; and George Will for the closing of yesterday’s “FOX News Sunday.”

With his team on the road competing in the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, the Washington National’s Teddy Roosevelt, usually seen racing around Nationals Park, stopped by the set of the Sunday public affairs program.

“We’ve been counting on our lucky Jayson Werth garden gnome to help us root for the Nationals, but now, we’re calling in reinforcements,” said Wallace before the show’s wrap. “So one of the racing presidents from Nats Park, Teddy, is here today to help us urge on our team. Go Nats!”

We too recently stopped by the set of “FOX News Sunday.”  Check out our behind the scenes with Wallace here.

Behind the Scenes of ‘FOX News Sunday’

BUMP_300DPI_wallacepromoAs part of our newsroom tour series, FishbowlDC recently visited the set of “FOX News Sunday” to chat with host Chris Wallace to find out what goes into putting on a Sunday morning program. This year is Wallace’s 50th in the Washington news business and 11th as host of FNS.

We joined Wallace on Thursday, September 18 at his studio just south of Union Station for his planning and promotion of that Sunday’s program. The host and his staff begin planning the week ahead directly after a Sunday broadcast and reconvene via conference call Tuesday morning before returning to the office on Wednesday.

Asked how he and his colleagues pick topics and guests that are relevant to the week ahead when they start planning the Sunday before broadcast, Wallace said that, “It’s one of the hardest parts. Trying to figure out what’s going to be hot for that Sunday. It obviously gets a little bit easier as the week progresses.” Read more

Chris Wallace Reflects on the Sunday Morning Shows with The Hollywood Reporter

204_chris_wallaceIn a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond, FOX News’ Chris Wallace reflects on his 50 year career in the media industry.

“I have the best job of my career,” Wallace said of his hosting duties of “FOX News Sunday.”

On the role of the Sunday public affairs programming, Wallace said, “There are about 10 million who watch them, and these are people who could be doing a lot of other stuff — going to church, reading the paper, relaxing with family — and instead they want to watch a serious news show in which there is detailed analysis and interviews about policy. So they have a big role to play, but I’m a little concerned that the in-depth interview has gone the way of the dodo bird. That’s a big mistake. This is the one platform in the TV landscape where you can get the thoroughly researched, carefully prepared interview of a top policymaker.

For the full Q&A including the start of his career, media bias, and FOX and its competitors recent coverage from Ferguson, click on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sunday Morning Show Quotes – 8.31.14

sunday-shows_304Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Andrea Mitchell on comments made by President Obama in January that ISIS is ‘the JV team’ : “Well, I think it’s wrong too. I think it’s a major varsity team, if you want to use those kinds of monikers. But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. I’ve been on the intelligence committee now since before 9/11, and I’ve watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely.”

“And this is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing, the fighting machine in terms of a structure — a heavy equipment, heavy explosives, the ability to move quickly. I mean, they crossed the border into Iraq before we even knew it happened. So this is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous. And they’ll kill with abandon.” Read more

NBC Wins DC Market Sunday Show Ratings 8.10.14

According to Nielsen Media Research in the DC market on Sunday, August 10, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory was the most-watched Sunday show in the DC market in households, total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

NBC led households and total viewers with 61,000 and 90,000 in the DC market, respectively, followed by “FOX News Sunday” with Chris Wallace in 2nd for all 3 categories in 34,000 households with 50,000 total viewers.

Compared to the same week last year, Univision was up +129%, FOX +79%, CBS +47%, and NBC +17%. ABC was the only network down, -67%.

Click here for highlights of the 8.10 Sunday shows. And here for the program lineups. See the full numbers after the jump. Read more

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