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ICYMI: Sadness Prevails -Facebook, Leno, and Sochi

Okay, so maybe you think the Facebook Look Back movies are lame, but this one might change your mind. – by David Cohen at AllFacebook.

While many Facebook users are suffering from overexposure to its recently introduced A Look Back videos, the social network honored a special request by St. Louis resident John Berlin, who wanted to see his deceased son’s video…Berlin’s video of his tearful plea to Facebook went viral, with more than 950,000 views at the time of this post, in just two days.

Which sad penis wished Jay Leno a fond farewell? Find out by watching his last opening monologue. – by Josh Feldman at Mediaite.

Leno referenced the last time he parted ways with the Tonight Show, saying, “I don’t like good-byes. NBC does, I don’t care for them.” He vaguely acknowledged the Conan O’Brien fracas that ensued by clarifying, “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times. I get the hint.”

Sochi. Is. So. Gross.  - by Chris Ariens at TVNewser.

Between the missing shower curtains, brown tap water and computer hacking affecting journalists covering the Sochi Games, NBC’s Bob Costas might have it the worst. He has an eye infection.

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Quotes of the Day


Media Perks in NH

“No keg stands at the beta house but there are free lobster rolls and top shelf liquor at Hanover inn for media. #wearetheonepercent” — The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack.

Journo sees fancy cupcake discount as bad sign

“Proof the economy stinks. Georgetown Cupcake, normally ringed with cash-in-hand fans, just sent me a 20% off coupon.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Washington Whispers Columnist Paul Bedard.

Rick Perry style child rearing

“Sometimes I get my kids to stop misbehaving by telling them the Rick Perry under their beds will execute them.” — WTBS Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien.

Reader calls BS

“So the story is he just didn’t like the job so he quit? I smell something that is very similar to bullshit.” — A reader reacts to a Tuesday FBDC post on Kevin Glass and the Washington Examiner amicably parting ways last week.

Spotted: NYP Page Six reporter Tara Palmeri in Dupont Circle Tuesday afternoon in a sleeveless black dress on her way to Chipotle.

MSNBC Ed Schultz‘s post debate nicknames for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: “Dude” and “Newtster.” Schultz’s longtime nickname for FNC Fox & Friends Host Steve Doocy also emerged on his program last night in several instances. That would be”Steve Douchey.”

Oh my…

“Traumatized. Saw a doe or fawn get hit by a car at high speed tonight and go flying. I’m sick about it. #moms” — Poshbrood creator, publicist and travel writer Elizabeth Thorp.

TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END

“Mr. Morgan’s house is gianormous, with six white columns lit up at the front entrance and a spansive interior. Pool is holding in one of his garages waiting for POTUS’s remarks.” — An evening Pool Report from one of our favorite Pool writers, WSJ‘s Carol Lee from Lake Mary, Fla. A goof: “After an almost half hour motorcade ride to this Atlanta suburb in Seminole County.” She issued a new report five minutes later, saying, “We are obviously in the *Orlando* suburbs, not Atlanta.”

Post GOP debate question to ponder

“Do we really want another Texan (as Prez) who can’t speak English?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.

 

Morning Reading List 10.13.09

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Rep. Jeff Flake spent a week on a survivalist trip on the Pacific’s Marshall Islands and what hat did he pack? C-SPAN’s 30th anniversary hat. Check out a slideshow (and abs that give Rep. Aaron Schock a run for his money) on washingtonpost.com. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

All magazine and newspaper subscriptions have been canceled for NYT‘s metro desk.

TV

CNN altered audio in promo to make it sound less left-leaning.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will settle his feud with Conan O’Brien on the “Tonight Show” Friday.

Daily Intel’s Why Declaring War on Fox News Could Be a Mistake for Obama: “Over the weekend, White House communications director Anita Dunn announced the official beginning of the Obama administration’s war with Fox News. The White House’s logic seems to be that there’s no point in trying to be fairly portrayed on Fox News. But there are plenty of negatives to this take-no-prisoners approach.”

Fox News covers itself and the White House.

And other outlets weigh in.

NEWS NOTES

Quinnipiac University says it’ll be extra careful placing interns at the Dave Letterman Show.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

News Notes: Matthews, Booker & O’Brien, Meridian Ball

• MSNBC’s Chris Matthews did Jay Len’s 10 @ 10 segment last. We learned he was once a singing waiter and he got fired because he didn’t “clap right,” Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton haunt the “Hardball” anchor, he’s seen “Hangover” and he was at the U2 concert this week.

• Cory Booker was interviewed at the Atlantic’s “First Draft of History” today and took the opportunity to address his feud with Conan O’Brien. The Newark Mayor said Conan’s remarks may have stemmed from personal jealousy — “I’ve got no-care hair,” Booker said, while O’Brien’s hair must take hours to style. (h/t)

• Tonight’s the annual Meridian Ball… notable media types said to attend include CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, NBC’s David Gregory and NJ‘s Ron Brownstein. (h/t Click)

President Obama Digs Maddow’s Fashion Sense

Last night on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed off her “Obama pants.” In an interview last fall, Maddow says that the President broke the ice by complimenting those pants.

Maddow and O’Brien went on to talk about Obama’s brew brouhaha, Sarah Palin and fishing.

(h/t HuffPost)

Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Above, William Shatner does Sarah Palin on Conan O’Brien.

• We’re all wondering what Palin will do next… “Inside Radio” just can’t “quit making things up,” speculating that she could take to the airwaves next.

• We told you yesterday about changes that NPR had made to its website and mobile apps. Today, Mediaite catches up with NPR News executive editor and editorial director for digital media Dick Meyer.

• ABC’s senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has landed an exclusive with Attorney General Eric Holder. The interview, which will include questions on closing Guantanamo and the Bush administration’s interrogation practices, will air tomorrow on Nightline. You’ll also see excerpts on GMA and World News.

• CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour is launching a show on CNN International, aptly named Amanpour, to air weekdays at 3pm and on Sundays at 2pm. “I want this show to stir the global conscience. I have witnessed so much that it’s time to start making real sense of it all,” she said in a release.

• And more news at CNN tonight- Latino in America, anchored by Soledad O’Brien, will air this October.

Obama & The Press: A Match Made In Ratings Heaven?

“Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen,” said Gail Shister, a writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania (and TVNewser columnist) to AP’s David Bauder for a piece on President Obama’s relationship with the networks.

Strong public interest in the president and his policies explains why so many people in television, magazines and newspapers want to speak to him, said Mark Whitaker, Washington bureau chief for NBC News.

Jon Banner, veteran executive producer of ABC’s “World News,” said the White House has clearly sought to make Obama more available to networks than recent presidents have been. Obama is personally popular, more so than his policies at this point, and he’s his own best salesman, he said.

And the President delivers with ratings, as Bauder points out:

• Bauder calls NBC’s “Inside the Obama White House” a hit, for a network that’s starved for hits.

• He says two of the three most-watched episodes of “60 Minutes” last TV season were devoted to Obama, topped by the 25.1 million people who watched Steve Kroft conduct the first postelection interview with the president-elect in November.

• And that CBS’ “Face the Nation” had its biggest audience of the year when Obama appeared in March.

• ABC’s prime-time discussion with the president on health care last month did better in its time slot than anything else ABC had put on in six weeks. The “Nightline” that completed the discussion that night beat David Letterman and Conan O’Brien in the ratings.

Related: Politico‘s Michael Calderone writes “Obama coverage pays for networks” and Greg Sargent’s The Plum Line: “The Press Corps Versus The White House, Part Two” on last week’s health care town hall meeting.

Morning Reading List 06.02.09

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That’s the top of a ferry boat on the shore of Nassau in the Bahamas- can’t escape politics or DC on vacation. Happy Birthday to Jon Favreau! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

American newspapers experienced the worst quarter in modern history, according to blog “Reflections of a Newsosaur.”

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In preparation for NBC’s “Inside the Obama White House” airing tonight, click here to see the Twitpics from the last several days via @InsideObamaWH.

And more of a preview from Brian Williams on the Daily Nightly: “I can promise you this: We will show more of the inner-workings of the White House than ever before. Yes, it will be the view the Obama Administration wanted us to see — but they didn’t get to control all that we recorded, and I’m anxious for our viewers to make their own judgements on what they see.”

ABC’s GMA anchor Chris Cuomo is traveling with the President and broadcasting live from Cairo tomorrow and Thursday morning.

Check out CBS’ Katie Couric‘s address at Princeton’s Class Day yesterday on HuffPost. “I am moved to be sharing this special moment with parents and professors who may have woken up to me on the Today show… and with students who MAY wake up in time for the CBS Evening News,” she said. “Although based on the average age of our viewers, I think you’re probably watching ‘Shot at Love with Tila Tequila’ instead.”

Speaking of which… CBS Evening News will be the first nightly newscast to be live streamed on the web, as reported by The Business Insider.

Fox’s Glenn Beck kicked off his comedy tour “Common Sense” last night. He’ll do five shows in five nights around the country- including a stop in Richmond. Learn more about the act here in The Denver Post.

Bill O’Reilly responded on Fox last night to the murder of George Tiller: “When I heard about Tiller’s murder, I knew pro-abortion zealots and Fox News haters would attempt to blame us for the crime. That is exactly what has happened.” More on TVNewser.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe, now officially brewed by Starbucks. TVNewser has the dets here.

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on Conan O’Brien‘s NBC Tonight Show debut last night: “By now The Tonight Show is like the White House; it belongs not to its occupant of the moment but to the American people. So it was not encouraging last night to see Conan O’Brien devoting the entire first half of his first Tonight Show to himself.”

RADIO

NPR’s Planet Money is reinventing business reporting. Find out how here at mediabistro.

ONLINE

Daily Candy has partnered with Target.

MAGAZINES

New York asks Is Conde Nast’s Si Newhouse the Last Old-Media Tycoon? “In the last two years, Newhouse has had to close Jane, House & Garden, Men’s Vogue, Golf for Women, Domino, and finally Portfolio. At Conde Nast, the rumor mill, accurate or not, continues to grind. Which will be next? Wired? Architectural Digest? Does the company really need two food magazines? The grim work has taken a toll.”

E&P: The New York Times Magazine, considered the top revenue producer of newspaper Sunday magazines and often ranking among the best ad revenue magazines in the country, is cutting its size by 9 percent. The smaller version of the glossy magazine will debut in two weeks with the June 14th issue.

NEWS NOTES

So where are Tucker Carlson, Jeffrey Goldberg, Betsy Fischer and Sally Quinn vacationing this summer? Politico takes a look here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia today and the State Department issued these instructions to members of the traveling WH press corps yesterday (via Swampland): The Saudi government is permitting journalists accompanying President Obama entry into the country without a visa or the usual customs procedures. While in Saudi Arabia, therefore, journalists are expressly prohibited from leaving the hotel or engaging in any journalistic activities outside of coverage of the POTUS visit. Those who do so risk arrest and detention by Saudi authorities.

A correction from the State Department this morning: “Correction: U.S. Embassy Guidance for Journalists – The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Saudi Arabia would like to recall the inaccurate guidance issued to the White House press corps on June 1.”

And this message from Saudi Ambassador Adel-Al-Jubeir (via Politico): “Journalists are free to go wherever and report on whatever they want,” emails Karen Hanretty of Qorvis Communications, which represents the Kingdom. “As evidence, [Qorvis's] Michael [Petruzzello] is going to help facilitate media inquiries and requests.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

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Morning Reading List 06.01.09

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Catching up on birthdays… Happy Birthday to Pete Seat, CBS’ Frank Thorp.

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

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CNN was launched 29 years ago today.

Daily Beast has the 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk.

AP’s David BauderCheney, Powell interviews winners for Schieffer“: “The interviews continued a good run for “Face the Nation,” which had its largest audience in five years when Obama appeared on March 29. With an average of 2.55 million viewers each week during May, “Face the Nation” is right behind ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, at 2.72 million viewers. Both broadcasts are up 3 percent over May 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research.”

Brian Williams will anchor an NBC News special “Inside the Obama White House” tomorrow and Wednesday night at 9pmET/PT. Playbook reports NBC taped 150 hours at the White House- and the specials are each one-hour long. You can follow InsideObamaWH on Twitter here, check out WhiteHouse.msnbc.com and more details here.

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz‘s Media Notes: “A tired-sounding Willliams, who covered the Clinton White House and was an intern in the Carter White House, was delighted at the level of access, which will continue with interviews tomorrow. ‘There’s stuff we’ve never seen of how the White House operates,’ he says. ‘We were pretty stunned at how much we were able to record and how natural events seemed to be.’”

TVNewser also reports NBC may have violated pool rules in the Prince Harry interview.

Campbell Brown returns to CNN tonight from maternity leave. Playbook reports her guest on “No Bias, No Bull” will be former president Jimmy Carter, who will tell her “the advice he’d give Obama before he heads to the hotbed of the Middle East.”

Friday was Jay Leno‘s last night on NBC’s The Tonight Show. Conan O’Brien takes the reins tonight and Leno moves to primetime. NYT asks will it work?

MAGAZINES

Friday was Peter Kaplan‘s last day at The Observer- a history of the “Kaplan era” here.

NEWS NOTES

AP: As global powers debate how to punish North Korea for its nuclear defiance, two American journalists seized nearly three months ago face a trial this week in Pyongyang on charges that could land them in one of the country’s notorious labor camps.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

TNR: Since the inauguration, Washington Post legend Bob Woodward has been quietly reporting a new book on the Obama White House. “I’m in the preliminary stages of working on it,” Woodward confirmed recently. “I’m working on it and making progress.”

Richard Wolffe‘s book “Renegade: The Making of a President” hits book shelves. HuffPost has an excerpt.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

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Morning Reading List, 07.17.08

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Good morning Washington. Where can you find the above bathroom in Washington, D.C.? Email us your guesses.

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