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NYT David Brooks is Senate Darling

WaPo‘s wonky liberal blogger Ezra Klein isn’t the only Washington reporter whose words get quoted by lawmakers. NYT‘s conservative columnist David Brooks received two mentions from senators in one day. Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cited him on Wednesday morning on the Senate floor as did Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

“Read David Brooks’ column this morning. Brilliant column,” declared Kerry.

C-SPAN has the footage. Watch here and here.

Lehrer Steps Down from PBS Newshour

After 36 years, Jim Lehrer is stepping down from his regular anchor role on the daily public television newscast known now a PBS Newshour.  The announcement was made to staff this morning.  Effective June 6, Lehrer will no longer be part of the regular daily anchor rotation  team, but he will still moderate the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.  Lehrer says he will also remain involved in the editorial direction of the PBS Newshour and the program’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

In a statement today, Jim Lehrer said, “I have been laboring in the glories of daily journalism for 52 years…36 of them here at the Newshour and its earlier incarnations…and there comes a time to step aside from the daily process, and that time has arrived.”

Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will continue hosting the PBS Newshour on a rotating basis after Lehrer’s departure.

NYT ‘Times Talk’ Comes to D.C.

The NYT‘s conversation series, “Times Talk,” is hosting an edition in Washington next month. On May 23rd, at GWU’s Jack Morton Auditorium, op-ed columnist David Brooks will sit down with editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal.

At the event, Brooks will discuss his new book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.

Per the event description, attendees will “find out why we 21st-century humans do what we do.” The book is based on three decades of research into the “influences and emotions that shape our lives.”

Tickets are on sale now for $25, and you can buy them here.

From Christopher Hitchens to Kim Kardashian: TIME’s List of Most Influential

The names on TIME‘s 2011 100 Poll were revealed today.

No doubt, VF’s Christopher Hitchens will be relieved to know he made the same list as Kim Kardashian, Justin Beiber, Snooki and Charlie Sheen. Some other media personalities and journalists to make the list include FNC’s Roger Ailes and Glenn Beck, HuffPost/AOL’s Arianna Huffington, NYT David Brooks, Nick Denton, Oprah, I-Look’s Hung Huang, NPR’s Andy Carvin, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and NYT food writer and blogger Mark Bittman.

Michelle Obama also made the list along with Petraeus, Gingrich, Giffords and more.

Readers have until April 14th to say whether they think someone on the list is influential or not. The winner will be included in the TIME 100 issue.

David Brooks has Dating Advice

Slate’s and CBS’s John Dickerson interviews NYT Columnist David Brooks about his new book, Social Animal for “Washington Unplugged.”

About three minutes in, Brooks, 49 and married, comes up with offbeat dating advice. “Say your dating someone, one of the things they suggest is startle them,” he says. “When you startle someone, if they react with anger then you can tell something about their underlying temperament. If they laugh, you can tell something else.” Before all that, however, Brooks says there are a whole host of unconscious details going on that impact who we like. “People marry people with different nose widths,” he explains. …”We’re biased by all the information flowing through us.”

Watch here.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

Ansel Adams? Nah. It’s CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry with a photograph he calls: “Pruning the White House Trees.”

NYT Columnist cracks on Politico in Politico interview

You’re president of the United States for enough time to make only one executive decision. What is it? “Leak all my internal memos to POLITICO. After that, I suppose I’d set up a truly effective early childhood education program. That seems to be the policy I care about most.” — NYT‘s David Brooks in an “Answer This” interview with Politico CLICK’s Patrick Gavin this week. Read here.

Howie gets break from hair grooming

“Interviewed two smart media veterans today, one for print, one for TV. Best part of my job. Don’t have to comb hair for print discussion.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Thursday tweet.

NPR host gets something off his chest

“This needs to be said after latest tape: conduct of NPR execs is disgusting.They dishonor a name built by great journalists.” — NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon in a Thursday tweet.

D. Shuster tells disciple to back off against FishbowlDC

Should I unspam report her then?” (Karen, a David Shuster follower and fan club member, referring to FishbowlDC after a heated Twitter discussion Thursday between FishbowlDC and Shuster that involved no spam.) To which Ex-MSNBCer Shuster replied, “I appreciate the support… but no need to spam report anybody tonight. Thank you.”

Arianna aggravated over aggregation accusation

“This whole thing has left me feeling, to coin a phrase, “so… aggregated.”" — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in a Thursday story in HuffPost about NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, who bashed HuffPost in an upcoming Sunday NYT Magazine column in which he accuses her for of taking his thoughts about the web. He writes, “I feel so … aggregated. …I can’t decide whether serious journalism is the kind of thing that lures an audience to a site like The Huffington Post, or if that’s like hiring a top chef to fancy up the menu at Hooters. But if serious journalism is about to enjoy a renaissance, I can only rejoice. Gee, maybe we can even get people to pay for it.”

The Critic

“Uh, this story is thinner than a soup made from the shadow of a chicken that starved to death. Really, @TBD?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday tweet referring to this story.

The Critic II

“There’s Chris Christie, right there. You can’t miss him.” Chris Matthews being a jerk, right there. You can’t miss him. — MetroWeekly‘s Senior Political Repoter Chris Geidner in a Thursday tweet commenting on MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews who was making fun of NJ Gov. Chris Christie‘s weight. This wouldn’t be the first time.

I’m Just a Journalist Goddammit

“Props to The Daily Caller‘s @mboyle1 for being a badass reporter all the time.” — The Daily Caller‘s Laura Donovan to her colleague, Matthew Boyle, who broke the recent spate of NPR stories. To which he demurred, “Ha thanks. I’m no badass. I just do my job- find the news and report it. But much appreciated!”

Clinton & Gates to Make Sunday Show Rounds

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will make the Sunday show rounds this weekend, appearing on the big three- “Meet the Press,” “This Week” and “Face the Nation.”

CBS will also have WaPo‘s David Ignatius and the New America Foundation’s Steven Coll. NYT‘s David Brooks and David Sanger, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN) and columnist Kathleen Parker will be on NBC’s roundtable. And “Meet” will also have Queen Noor of Jordan.

More Sunday show previews to come…

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday Lineup

meet the press.jpgThis Sunday’s “Meet the Press” will include the following:

Moderator: David Gregory
Guests: Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, Department of Homeland Security Sec. Michael Chertoff and Retired C.I.A. Director Michael Hayden
Topics: Attempted airline terror plot, global fight against terrorism
Roundtable guests: NBC’s Tom Brokaw, NYT Columnist David Brooks, WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne and Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Brooks Unapologetically Gives Another Sidney to The Weekly Standard’s Labash

matt-9.jpegThe New York Times’s David Brooks has announced the first round of his Sidney Awards. These awards go to stories he deems the best magazine essays of the year.

Brooks says he tries not to have repeat award winners, but with The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash he can’t help himself. “The fact is, talent is not randomly distributed. Some people … just know how to write.”

LaBash was awarded for his piece, “A Rake’s Progress”, a profile of Marion Barry, the former Washington, D.C., “mayor, crack-smoker and recent girlfriend-stalker.”

Other winners are David Grann, for his story, “Trial By Fire”, published in The New Yorker, Jonathan Rauch, for “Fasten Your Seatbelts — It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Flight,” in The National Journal, David Goldhill for “How American Health Care Killed My Father,” in The Atlantic and Atul Gawande for “The Cost Conundrum”, also in The New Yorker.

Stay tuned. Tomorrow Brooks releases another batch of Sidney winners.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Rev. Al Sharpton

CBS’ Face the Nation: Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), CBS News

ABC’s This Week: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, NYT‘s David Brooks, Mother JonesDavid Corn, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and WaPo‘s Bob Woodward

Fox News Sunday: NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci

CNN’s State of the Union: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and CNN’s William Bennett and Donna Brazile

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WMAL’s Chris Plante, The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, St. Petersburg TimesEric Deggans, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy’s Cliff May and New America Foundation’s Reihan Salam

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former CIA officer Reuel Gerecht, Claremont McKenna College’s Minxin Pei, Harvard’s Roderick MacFarquhar and
“The Age of the Unthinkable” author Joshua Cooper Ramo

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan, WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson, BBC’s Katty Kay and Time‘s Michael Duffy

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Peter Baker, NPR’s Tom Gjelten, WSJ‘s Naftali Bendavid and Slate and CBS News’ John Dickerson

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and White House Budget Director Peter Orszag

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: U.S. Army (Retired) Major General John Hawkins, Council on American Islamic Relations National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper; Business and Media Institute Director Dan Gainor, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), WPFW-FM and The Final Call’s Askia Muhammad, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Urban Radio’s April Ryan, Comcast and Roll Call TV’s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Ha’aretz correspondent for Occupied Lands’ Amira Hass, former U.S. diplomat Aaron David Miller, Center on Law and Security’s Karen Greenberg, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment’s Thomas Heggehammer and U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism’s Daniel Benjamin

Will update as we learn them.

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