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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: David Axelrod, Dr. Howard Dean MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Markos Moulitsas of the DailyKos.com, Rep. Strategist Ed Gillespie, PBS’s Tavis Smiley

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Olympia Snowe (D-LA) and Se. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

ABC’s This Week: David Axelrod, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and roundtable with George Will, Donna Brazile, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts

Fox News Sunday:

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo’s Ceci Connelly, New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, The Weekly Standard’s Matt Continetti

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Nathan Myrvold, founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures and Vali Nasr, author of “Forces of Fortune”

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo’s Ceci Connolly, John Dickerson of SLATE Magazine and CBS, Economist’s Greg Ip and Chuck Babington of the Associated Press

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt:

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), American Urban Radio Networks White House Reporter April Ryan, Sirius XM Radio Host Joe Madison, Republican commentator Ron Christie, Politico White House reporter Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine.

CNN’s Amanpour: Tina Brown, Founder/Editor of The Daily Beast Tina Brown and Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times

We’ll update as we learn them.

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Barackin’ the Casbah?: THE speech from the Muslim world — not to be confused with POTUS’s address in Turkey last month (sorry, Turkey) — is set to be delivered from Egypt on June 4, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced today. Gibbs twice called Egypt “the heart of the Arab world” and replied to AP’s Chuck Babington about whether Egypt is a democracy by saying “issues of democracy and human rights are on the president’s mind” and will be discussed on his trip. Apparently the White House was not specifically invited to Egypt — it simply won the lottery in the president’s “continued effort to engage the Muslim world.”

Size Does and Doesn’t Matter: Gibbs said the goal of the speech was not to have a large on-site crowd, and carried the tech-savvy Obama team message that you won’t have to be there to hear the message. While audience details and invitations are still TBD, Gibbs did offer a fairly ambitious underlying motive for the big speech: “to understand the relationships that we have to have in this world to make progress not just for our country but for all of the world; to ensure the safety and security of America, but to ensure the safety and security of others around the world; to ensure hope and opportunity here and hope and opportunity, again, around the world.” A walk in the park, really.

More on Summer Vacation: As rumored, POTUS will in fact spend June 6 in France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Sandwiched between this and his big speech on the 4th, he swings through Germany to pay respects at the concentration camp in Buchenwald that his great uncle helped to liberate. No word yet on whether “Uncle Charlie” will go along.

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Morning Reading List, 03.28.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Permanent reporter’s notebook? Hmm… no. Most of you go for whatever’s around and available.

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” was “the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers” for the week of March 19-23. Averaging 8.35 million Total Viewers “World News” outperformed NBC’s “Nightly News” by 260,000 Total Viewers for the week. “This also marks the sixth time in seven weeks the ABC broadcast has ranked first among Households.”

  • An NBC release announced that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” “outperformed ABC and CBS in the key demographic adults 25-54 during the week of March 19-23.” For the week, “Nightly News” delivered 2.447 million among adults 25-54, 1% more than ABC “World News” and 7% more than CBS “Evening News.”

  • E&P reports, “The percentage of minority journalists working in U.S .newsrooms decreased slightly to 13.62% this year from 13.87% a year ago, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ annual survey, which included full-time online journalists for the first time.” ASNE has more.

  • Jay Rosen talks to Leonard Witt about his Newassignment.net’s first experimental project. And The Huffington Post is joining in on the fun.

  • Tonight, will pre-parties be the new post-party?

  • UMD’s Diamondback announced, “The governing board for the university’s independent student publications elected chief news editor Kevin Litten as The Diamondback’s next editor in chief during its monthly meeting.”

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index shows that the fall out over Alberto Gonzales was the biggest story for the week of March 18-23, 2007.

  • The News Observer looks into TNR’s Alex Heard‘s accusations of David Sedaris “flubberizing the truth for comic effect,” in an expose titled “This American Lie.”

  • The AP reports,Barack Obama has picked up the endorsement of Sheila C. Johnson, the ex-wife of media pioneer Robert Johnson, who is backing rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid.”

  • TNR announced the finalists in the Ira Glass contest. The winner will be announced today.

  • American Enterprise Institute is looking to fill two positions — a web editor and a director of book marketing.

  • TVNewser reportsChris Wallace ripped Keith Olbermann on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show Friday.” Nice.

  • A reader notes, “Isn’t there just a smidge of irony that Dobbs is speaking about the ‘War on the Middle Class’ at one of the most expensive universities in the country ($50,000/year if I’ve heard right)?”

  • Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke at UT Austin last week on “The Legacy of Watergate: Why It Still Matters.”

  • E&P reports that Woodward and Bernstein’s Deep Throat notes went on public display Friday at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Glen Greenwald questions the relationship between Drudge and the Politico “poisonously joined at the hip.”

  • Lost Remote reports that Verizon’s IPTV network FiOS “will take the wraps off a local TV channel called FiOS1 later this week in the D.C. area. It’s Verizon’s first ‘owned and operated TV channel in the country,’ and it will carry local news, weather, traffic and sports programming — including live college games.”

  • A tipster tells updates us on Chuck Babington: “You probably already know, but he’s leaving the Post to cover Congress for AP. No plans yet on a replacement, but Kim Hart is still editing and we expect Alan Sipress may step in.”

  • Carl Sessions Stepp looks at the contradiction of young journalists: “They value what papers do but find them often dull, out of touch and sluggish. They have passion for their craft but are positioning themselves for a future that may leave newspapers behind.”

  • YouTube announced the winners of its inaugural awards, “paying tribute to the wannabe stars who have used the site as a launching pad to fast fame.”

  • Carl Howe writes on “Why Print Journalism Will Never Really Die.”

  • WWD reports, “After more than a decade at Dennis Publishing, The Week publisher Carolyn Kremins is returning to Condé Nast as the vice president and publisher of Cookie.”

  • Variety reports that The Onion “is launching a video newscast dubbed Onion News Network, or ONN, a 24-hour fake news net marketing itself as, ‘faster, harder, scarier and all-knowing.’”

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners.

  • Raw Story Media is looking for a full-time correspondent.

  • Gannett News Service is seeking a Congressional Editor.

  • The Center for Public Integrity is hiring an editorial assistant for major investigative journalism project.

  • The Daily Progress is seeking a copy editor/page designer.

  • Welcome Charles

    From an internal AP email:

      From: Johnson, Sandy
      Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:17 PM
      To: Johnson, Sandy; !All WDC Staff
      Subject: coming/going

      Folks * Please welcome Chuck Babington, who will join us next month from the Washington Post. He’ll cover Congress with a minor in politics. Chuck brings a wealth of experience from the Post, wpni.com, and newspapers in Raleigh, Greensboro and Dallas. * Jesse Holland, proud papa of a new daughter and a book, returns from leave April 2. * Leslie Miller is departing after nine years with AP here and in Boston. She is going to work for the Teamsters. SKJ

    DC Journos Pay Respect To Ivins

    From Shenanigans:

      A Texas Mafia of journos gathered Friday night at the National Press Club’s Reliable Source to toast Molly Ivins, who died last week of breast cancer. Like several others present, organizer Rick Dunham, now of Business Week, worked with Ivins at the now-defunct Dallas Times Hearld in the mid-1980s. So did Washington Posties Bill Turque and Chuck Babington, Bloomberg’s Bob Drummond, and the Politico’s own Beth Frerking.

    Lots more details here.