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Morning Reading List 09.30.09

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A White House reporter used the made-for-SNL-word “strategery” in a question posed to press secretary Robert Gibbs at yesterday’s briefing. Funny man Gibbs, referring to the SNL newbie who dropped the F bomb this weekend, joked, “I’m going to curse in a minute.” (h/t HuffPost)

Where did the month of September go? What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

TV | RADIO | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES

TV

Missing the Joe of “Morning Joe?” Joe Scarborough has apparently been recovering from sinus surgery this week.

Fortune‘s profile of Charlie Rose.

CNN’s John Roberts has an awkward moment with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

In “Hollywood” news… HBO’s “Big Love” has been filming in DC– Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny have been spotted shooting at Union Station, outside the White House and in Dupont Circle. Jon got the boot from TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus Eight.” And the “Real Housewives” have no idea who Nancy Pelosi is.

RADIO

NPR’s Vivian Schiller profiled by More.

Barbara Walters interviewed Arianna Huffington on her SIRIUS XM radio show. An excerpt from Arianna: “I’m fine to be called a liberal. My problem is that with the analysis that sees everything is divided as right versus left. When you have major alliances among people who are liberals, people are who are conservatives agreeing on things like reforming Wall Street, on things like not escalating in Afghanistan, on things like providing healthcare for the uninsured. Because many people in business know that they have to carry the cost, and it’s weighing down their businesses.”

ONLINE

TWT‘s Christina Bellantoni: A Facebook poll asking whether President Obama should be assassinated has sparked an Internet uproar – with new polls calling for the offending poll creator’s arrest and other social-networking sites questioning their policies amid an unprecedented level of online vitriol.

Daily Candy (which we LOVE) has unveiled a new look.

BOOKS

The e-book of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” has been delayed by the publisher to apparently stress hardcover sales.

John Dickerson: Sarah Palin took the name of her memoir from this (unflattering) Slate article.

And apparently, David Letterman has an advance copy of Palin’s memoir. (h/t Wake Up Call)

NEWS NOTES

NYT‘s executive editor Bill Keller on pay model in NYO: “In the end, I think it will come down to a gut call about what we think the audience will accept and how we think the market will evolve…Everybody wants it to be a well-informed, well-considered gut call, but it’s a gut call.”

Dan Rather‘s case against CBS has been dismissed.

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

NPC Remembers Cronkite and Hewitt


Rather, Kalb, Schieffer and Schorr last night at the National Press Club.

Marvin Kalb moderated a discussion between Bob Schieffer, Daniel Schorr and Dan Rather last evening at the National Press Club called “A Tribute to Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt.”

They shared their favorite stories and memories of the “most trusted man in America” and the creator of “60 Minutes.” And they reacted to comments the President made at Cronkite’s memorial service in New York last week. “We find ourselves wondering how he would have covered the monumental stories of our time. Would he have been able to cut through the murky noise of the blogs and the tweets and the sound bites to shine the bright light on substance?”

They agreed with how the President ended that thought too: “And somehow we know that the answer is yes. The simple values Walter Cronkite set out in pursuit of, to seek the truth, to keep us honest, to explore our world the best he could, they are as vital today as they ever were.”

NPC Remembers Cronkite and Hewitt

The National Press Club will hold “A Tribute to Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt” this Wednesday evening. Former CBS newsman Marvin Kalb will moderate a panel of Bob Schieffer, Dan Rather, and Daniel Schorr, who will all share personal ancedotes about the “most trusted man in America” and the creator of “60 Minutes.”

This event is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. You can RSVP at 202-662-7501.

“First Draft of History” Event Announced

Invitations for the “First Draft of History,” a Newseum event sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are being extended today. The invite-only, all on-the-record event will include interviews and panel discussions with folks like Larry Summers, Janet Napolitano, Michael Bloomberg, David Petraeus, Lindsey Graham and Eric Schmitt.

The October 1-2 event will also feature media heavy hitters as interviewers. Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Maria Bartiromo, Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace and Jim Lehrer will represent the broadcast side. Print journos include James Bennet, David Brooks, Howard Fineman, Gene Robinson, Ron Brownstein, E.J. Dionne, Jeffrey Goldberg, James Fallows and Michael Kinsley.

For more details, click here.

Taking Out The Trash

• So you think you can dance, Tom Delay? Actually, yes he can, according to someone who knows- Emily Miller on Politics Daily.

• How’s Fox News during the Obama administration? Pretty darn good, AP reports.

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz disagrees with Dan Rather; says a presidential commission is not needed to save newspapers in today’s Media Notes column.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, Karen Hughes, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Politico‘s Roger Simon

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and a roundtable with WaPo‘s Kevin Merida and WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker

ABC’s This Week: Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and a roundtable with ABC’s Donna Brazile, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and WaPo‘s Bob Woodward

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen, John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with Fox News’ contributors radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Conservative radio host Michael Medved, Keli Goff, BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei and Al Jazeera English anchor Sir David Frost

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Pete Williams, HDNet’s Dan Rather, NYT‘s Helene Cooper and USA Today‘s Joan Biskupic

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: LAT‘s Doyle McManus, WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly, WSJ‘s Deborah Solomon and NJ‘s James Barnes

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, Mike Tackett, Heidi Przybyla, Vin Weber and Margaret Carlson

Will update as we learn them.

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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.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Programming note: Due to NBC’s coverage of the French Open, Meet the Press will not air Sunday, June 7. We will return at our regular time on June 14.

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

ABC’s This Week: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will and Claire Shipman, Republican strategist Matthew Dowd, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Cynthia Tucker

Fox News Sunday: Economic roundtable with White House Council of Economic Advisors’ Austan Goolsbee, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Thayer Lodging Group and Thayer Capital Partners Chairman Fred Malek, a panel with Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR’s Mara Liasson and Juan Williams and “Power Player” FCC Acting Chairman Michael Copps

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Spring Hill, TN Mayor Michael Dinwiddie, Flint, MI Mayor Michael Brown and former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Richard Wolffe, Financial Times’ Chrystia Freeland, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, Bill Press and Kathleen Parker

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Egyptian dissident Saad Eddin Ibrahim, “Engaging the Muslim World” author Juan Cole, Palestinian legislator Hanan Ahsrwai, Ben-Gurion University’s Benny Morris, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, The Daily Star‘s Rami Khouri and “Home Again” author Michael Lewis

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HDNet’s Dan Rather, New York Magazine‘s John Heilemann, BBC’s Katty Kay and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Helene Cooper, The Economist‘s Greg Ip and Politico‘s Gebe Martinez

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, Mike Tackett, Robert Hutton, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham:

Will update as we learn them.

Where Are Your Fave DC Journos Delivering Commencement Addresses?

Alissa Krinsky at TVNewser has compiled this thorough list of where and when your favorite journos will deliver commencement addresses this year.

In alphabetical order…

• MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter: Western Connecticut State University (CT), May 24

• CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: St. Bonaventure University (NY), May 17

• NBC’s Tom Brokaw: Fordham University (NY), May 16…College of William & Mary (VA), May 17

• CBS’ Katie Couric: Princeton University (NJ) – Class Day ceremony speaker, June 1

• CBS’ Kimberly Dozier: Wellesley College (MA), June 5

• CNN’s David Gergen: Old Dominion University (VA), May 9

• FNC’s Lauren Green: St. John Fisher College (NY), May 9

• CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta: University of Michigan Medical School (MI), May 8

• Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt: Along with wife Judy Woodruff, Gettysburg College (PA), May 17

• PBS’ Gwen Ifill: Howard University (DC), May 9… Marymount University (VA), May 10… Simmons College (MA), May 15… Georgetown University (DC) – Georgetown College (undergraduate Arts & Sciences), May 16

• NBC’s Matt Lauer: Harvard University (MA) – Senior Class Day speaker, June 3

• PBS’ Jim Lehrer: East Central University (OK), May 9

• CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux: Gannon University (PA), May 9… Montgomery College (MD), May 22

• MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Saint Joseph’s University (PA), May 16

• CBS’ Erin Moriarty: The Ohio State University (OH) – Distinguished Service Award at Pre-Commencement Dinner, June 13

• CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: Florida A&M University (FL) – 6 p.m. undergraduate ceremony, May 3

• MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell: Marywood University (PA), May 10

• CBS’ Scott Pelley: Texas Tech University (TX), May 9

• CBS’ Randall Pinkston: Jackson State University (MS), May 9

• CBS’ Byron Pitts: North Carolina A&T State University (NC), May 9… Delaware State University (DE), May 17

• CBS’ Dave Price: Sacred Heart University (CT), May 17

• HDNet’s Dan Rather: Michigan State University (MI) – Advanced degree commencement, May 8.

• CNN’s John Roberts: University of Colorado at Boulder (CO), May 8

• CBS’ Bob Schieffer: Maryville University (MO), May 2… The University of Mississippi (MS), May 9… Hofstra University (NY), May 17

• PBS’ Ray Suarez: Lewis and Clark University (OR), May 10… California State University-Monterey Bay (CA), May 16

• PBS’ Margaret Warner: Sweet Briar College (VA), May 16

• PBS’ Judy Woodruff: Saint Mary’s College (IN), May 16… Along with husband Al Hunt, Gettysburg College (PA), May 17

• CBS’ Susan Zirinsky: American University (DC) – School of Communication, May 9

Morning Reading List 04.14.09

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Its day 85 covering the Obama administration and week 11 for us. Happy Birthday to Sasha Issenberg! What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

The Chicago Tribune plans to cut another 20% of its newsroom staff in yet another bid to reduce expenses amid continuing advertising declines. Staffers were told of the impending layoffs last week, and the cuts will take place over the next several weeks.

TV

A guest on Glenn Beck‘s Fox News show passed out as the opening segment was coming to an end. Beck and his guest, David Buckner, professor of organizational leadership at Columbia University program, were standing at a monitor talking about what is leading American companies to bankruptcy.

FBN’s Cody Willard is profiled in the Los Angeles Times. He describes his first NYC job (Starbucks barista), most embarrassing on-air moment (involving an ex) and more.

Half way through the month of April, CNN is in fourth place among the four cable news channels in prime time (8-11pmET) in the A25-54 demo. More from TVNewser here.

RADIO

In memoriam: Harry Kalas, the sincere and sentimental Phillies broadcaster whose smoky voice and singular home-run calls were for nearly 40 years as much a franchise fixture as the “P” on its players’ red caps, died yesterday at 73. Philadelphia Inquirer: “We lost our voice today,” said Phillies president David Montgomery. Kalas was found unconscious in the broadcast booth yesterday before the Phillies’ game at Nationals Park.

ONLINE

NYT: The first reaction many people have to Twitter is befuddlement. Why would they want to read short messages about what someone ate for breakfast? But taken collectively, the stream of messages can turn Twitter into a surprisingly useful tool for solving problems and providing insights into the digital mood.

MAGAZINES

From Playbook: Ebony’s May issue names “The Ebony Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks In America,” including President Obama, Rep. James Clyburn, Donna Brazile, Gwen Ifill, Mayor Fenty, Michael Steele, Soledad O’Brien, Don Lemon, General Powell, Oprah and Dr. William H. (Bill) Cosby Jr.

Ebony also has “Power Behind Power: Top Blacks in the Obama Administration” and “A Great Day at the White House: African Americans in the White House Press Corps” by Kevin Chappell.

NEWS NOTES

The Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, accused of spying in Iran went on trial this week and a verdict is expected soon, an Iranian official has said. She has worked for the BBC, NPR, and Fox News and is being held in Evin prison near Tehran.

Dan Rather‘s case against CBS, now in its 19th month, is back in court today.

HBO Films has optioned “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime,” an in-the-works Harper Collins book by political writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko

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