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Fran Drescher Comes to Washington


Fischer and McCormick with Drescher. Photo courtesy of Donovan.

Actress Fran Drescher was in town last week to promote some of the work she’s doing with her charity Cancer Schmancer. The cancer survivor just launched FranBrand, an all natural, carcingoten-free line of skin care to raise awareness for cancer prevention, and has even been rumored to be considering a run for office…

DC media-types Betsy Fischer, Kelley McCormick, Christina Wilke, Rich Leiby, Linda Kramer and Kiki Ryan all joined host Janet Donovan for a dinner in Drescher’s honor at Teatro Goldoni.

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Morning Reading List 06.17.09

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Happy Birthday to Christina Wilke! What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

The Boston Globe‘s union talks will continue next week.

TV

Nielsen conceded making an error and is performing a recount after the company’s ratings on Tuesday initially indicated that ABC’s “World News” most likely had its smallest audience ever, AP’s David Bauder reports. This re-look was at the request of ABC.

In light of the network’s White House special, TVNewser points out the White House health reform communications director is former ABC News correspondent, Linda Douglass.

“I’m not a journalist… If I wanted to be a journalist, I would be Charlie Rose and bore the snot out of people and have fourteen people watching me. I am a guy that firmly believes what I believe. I’ve done my homework. I am a student of history. Now, I can either present that to you in a Charlie Rose sort of way, or I can be entertaining.” -Fox News’ Glenn Beck in this GQ Q&A.

ONLINE

BayNewser profiles the State Dept. staffer who called Twitter to ask them to delay maintenance to allow Iranians to continue tweeting. You’d be surprised to find out it was Jared Cohen- a 27-year-old whiz kid whose job is to advise the State Dept. on how to use social media to promote U.S. interests the Middle East.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter joins the Morning Media Menu today. You can listen in here.

MySpace will lay off about 30% of its workforce.

MAGAZINES

The Atlantic takes a look at why The Economist is thriving while Time and Newsweek fade- includes a video interview with Michael Hirschorn.

NEWS NOTES

NYT: Iran revokes press credentials for foreign journalists and orders journalists not to report from the streets.

More at B&C: News orgs battle to cover Iran rallies.

Dan Rather pens this piece “Tehran, Twitter and Tiananmen” for the Daily Beast- “The shift in the media landscape over the last two decades means there’s no comparison between Tehran and Tiananmen.”

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TWT Celebrates “America’s Morning News” Launch


Melaine Morgan, John McCaslin and John Solomon.

TWT editor John Solomon hosted a party at Morton’s in Georgetown last evening to celebrate the launch of “America’s Morning News,” TWT‘s new radio program. He introduced co-hosts John McCaslin and Melanie Morgan- new to DC from the west coast- to a crowd that included Tony Kornheiser, Politico‘s Mike Allen, Christina Wilke, the Examiner‘s Kiki Ryan, Wendy Gordon and Janet Donovan.

We spoke to Solomon to clear up some confusion about where “America’s Morning News” currently airs. TWT hasn’t yet signed a contract with a DC station, but yesterday’s launch did air on about 20 stations around the country. We hear there are actually two local stations interested and this should be resolved in the next week. Clips are also on TWT‘s website.