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Weekend Show Preview: 12.6 – 12.8 UPDATE

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel; Panel: Brit Hume of Fox Julie Pace of AP, George Will of WaPo, Juan Williams of Fox

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tom Brokaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree, Jesse Jackson

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: David Wessel of WSJ, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Michael Fletcher of WaPo

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Madeleine Albright, Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanHeidi PrzybylaRich MillerMargaret CarlsonRamesh Ponnuru

We’ll update as we know more.

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Separated at Birth: Weiner ‘Cubicle Guy’

WSJ‘s Pulitzer prize winning Economic Editor David Wessel may not like this, but he looks like that “cubicle guy” from Anthony Weiner‘s abominable presser from the other day. The “cubicle guy” is WOR’s Jeff McKinney.

Atlantic’s Econ Summit Invites Scary Sperling

On Wednesday, the always imposing National Economic Advisor to President Obama Gene Sperling will be among the panelists at The Atlantic‘s 2013 Economy Summit at the Capital Hilton on K Street. He is scheduled to personally threaten all journalists in attendance.

Other guests include: Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Paul Volcker, Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist, Former Sec. of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Former Nat. Economic Advisor to President Bush Lawrence Lindsay, Fix the Debt Founder Maya MacGuineas, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Sheila Blair, Former Dep. Chairman, Federal Reserve Board Alice Rivlin, NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt, Publisher of Naked Capitalism Yves Smith, Co-founder of The American Prospect Robert Kuttner, Sens. Joe Manchin, John Hoeven and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Interviewers and moderators include: The Atlantic‘s Steve Clemons, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, Financial TimesEdward Luce, WSJ’s David Wessel, The Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennett, The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson and NJ‘s Ron Fournier.

The event runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., at which point there will be a “festive” reception. Drinks to include “Sequester on the Beach” and “Old Fashioned Debt on the Rocks.” (Only in Washington…)

To attend, email sclemons@theatlantic.com or call 202-266-7338.

FishbowlDC Interview With Knight Kiplinger

Say hello to Knight Kiplinger, Editor in Chief, Kiplinger publishing (Kiplinger Letters, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Kiplinger.com). We spoke by phone this morning just after he did his ritualistic yoga exercises. He spends 20 minutes each morning doing stretches and poses to put himself in a good frame of mind. “I don’t watch much TV,” he noted quickly into the call, saying the Fishbowl interview wasn’t necessarily ideal for someone who doesn’t watch a lot of TV. (We’ll keep that in mind.) “I’m not older than dirt, but I came up through newspaper journalism and print journalism so that’s kind of my bias in my news diet.” Asked about the current state of journalism, Kiplinger’s thoughts are enlightening. POLITICO reporters, you may want to stop reading now. “I think we’ve seen the decline of careful consideration, the emphasis is on quick response, the immediate reaction,” Kiplinger said. “The best journalism is not always the fast journalism. The first analysis is often not carefully considered. Good journalism takes time. It takes reporting. We’ve seen a decline of in-depth reporting. A newspaper reporter had eight or ten hours to do hard reporting, deep reporting, talking to many, many sources before writing a story. The internet has forced everyone to work faster and that sometimes undercuts journalistic quality. So that is the problem.” Here’s the point where WaPo‘s Ezra Klein should stop reading. “These days a lot of young journalists, they all want to be columnists, giving the world their opinions,” he said. “Journalists try to build themselves into a brand, into a marketable entity that can move from periodical to periodical. Of course, that’s what columnists have always done.” Kiplinger sees danger signs. “With too much emphasis on celebrity, the content of journalism gets short shrift. A bigger threat to quality journalism is the unwillingness of young adults to pay for journalism. Older adults will still pay for content. They comprise the subscription-paying readership.” Kiplinger still gets two newspapers at home: WaPo and TWT. At the office he reads WSJ and NYT. “I look through them very rapidly,” he says of WaPo and TWT, saying he prefers to read them in print than online and can do so faster. He particularly enjoys WaPo‘s Metro section. He’s also a relentless reader of obituaries. “In my next life I am going to be an obit writer,” he says. Moving along, he has grave concerns about the industry: “Revenue on internet is not sustaining high quality journalism,” he said. But on a positive note, he added, “the internet has given everyone [a medium]…that is a powerful force, a positive force. This trend will continue.” On the future of journalism: “There will be fewer jobs in traditional journalism for young journalists who want to be the reporter, who want to tell the story of modern life. I don’t want to sound like a curmudgeon. We’re in the throws of a great democratization of media. Editing today is a luxury many media feel they can’t afford. You don’t have the level of trust that you once had. Traditional media were gatekeepers to information. They were the mandarins who selected what they thought the public needed to know.” Kiplinger is on Twitter, but he’s not enthralled by it. “Yeah I tweet,” he said. “If you went to my Twitter account you’d see I tweet infrequently. I try to restrain my tweets to kind of broader observations about things going on in the economy. I work very hard to condense and distill. I don’t have a Twitter support staff as a lot of semi-celebrity journalists do.” As an aside, he notes…“There are some people who think I am a celebrity. I just think I’m an ink-stained wretch. I’m not a hyperactive tweeter.” On family…He’s a longtime choral singer and met his wife in the Washington Chorus in 1979. Incidentally, his daughter also met her fiance in the Washington Chorus (a detail reported in WaPo earlier this week). Facebook? “I don’t do Facebook at all. I don’t think the world is that interested in my daily life, and even if they are, I don’t want to share it with them.” Finally, I asked…what one piece of wisdom should every journalist know? He replied, “There’s no substitute for hard reporting.”

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?  

Schweppes Tonic Water (with real quinine), my teenage favorite, even before I started adding gin.

How often do you Google yourself?

Rarely (Just noticed they now have photos of the search subject, too!)

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?  

To the owner of the first newspaper I worked for, at 22 years old: “Reporters ought to earn as much as the layout guys with their razor blades and paste pots.”  (He disagreed.)

You have an intriguing name. What is the story behind it?

It was my maternal grandmother’s maiden name (full name: Daphne Knight). No relation to the Knight publishing family, darn it.

Who is your favorite working journalist and why?

David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.  No one explains complex economic issues with more clarity and common sense than Wessel.

Do you have a favorite word?

I’m told I overuse “unconscionable,” so maybe that’s it.

Who would you rather have dinner with – CNN’s Candy Crowley, ABC’s Martha Raddatz or Fox News’ Megyn Kelly? Tell us why.

I’m sure each of them would be a fine dinner companion, but I’d rather dine with Renee Montagne of NPR, co-host of “Morning Edition.”  She’s a brainy journalist (Phi Beta from Berkeley), award-winning correspondent in South Africa and Afghanistan, adept anchor—and she sounds like a very nice person (based on interviews I hear regularly, and ones I’ve done with her while I was in the DC studio and she was at NPR West in California).

The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either Scandal’s Kerry Washington, any of the women from FNC’s “The Five” or MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp. Who will it be? (None is not an option.)

I don’t know any of these women on sight (don’t watch much TV), so you pick one for my blind date, and I’m sure she and I will be able to save the Earth together. [Okay, we'll play your game. We pick Helen Thomas. That's what you get for not answering.]

What swear word do you use most often? “Damn!”…used sparingly.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.)

Cokie Roberts, David Frum, Kathleen Parker, David Brooks. (Back-ups for when someone is traveling or out sick: Peggy Noonan and E. J. Dionne.)

On a serious note for a moment, if you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be?

My zany and wise mother, Gogo Kiplinger (1919-2007)

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New Show Alert: WSJ Launches ‘DC Bureau’

WSJ announces the debut of “DC Bureau,” a new weekly politics show hosted by the stern and serious-looking Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib, who also writes the weekly ‘Capital Journal’ column. The first show, a special 30-minute segment, airs today at 11 a.m. ET, on WSJ.com and WSJ Live, and will feature an interview with President Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and Mitt Romney’s senior strategist Kevin Madden.

The show will also feature interviews and analysis from veteran reporters and editors such as Deputy Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker, senior economics editor David Wessel and senior political reporter Neil King.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson

ABC’s This Week: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with Liz Cheney, WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a panel with Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Fox News contributors NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas M. Menino and nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Broder, former The Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant, WGBH “Beat the Press” host Emily Rooney, “Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America” author Kurt Andersen

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Secretary of State/Treasury James Baker, VF‘s Christopher Hitchens, “Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy” author Fawaz Gerges, “Left in Dark Times” author Bernard-Henri Levy, “Standing Alone in Mecca” author Asra Nomani and Carnegie’s Minxin Pei

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, CBS’ Bill Plante, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and NPR’s Michele Norris

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, WaPo‘s David Broder, WSJ‘s David Wessel and NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and historian Robert Dallek

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and historian Douglas Brinkley

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with NYT‘s David Brooks, Arianna Huffington, 2008 Nobel Prize Winning Economist Paul Krugman, George Will and Donna Brazile

Fox News Sunday: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Minority Whip Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and a roundtable with Fox News contributors senior political analyst Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala, Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, CNN political contributor and Fellow of the Claremont Institute William Bennett and National Urban League’s Marc Morial

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Politico‘s Roger Simon, The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Debra Saunders, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, media commentator Callie Crossley and USA Today Live’s Lauren Ashburn

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, University of Tehran’s Seyed Mohammad Marandi, NYU’s Nouriel Roubini, US News & World Report‘s Mort Zuckerman and “Ascent of Money” author Niall Ferguson

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, NPR’s Michele Norris, Time‘s Michael Duffy and WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Peter Baker, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, NJ‘s Marilyn Werber Serafini and WSJ‘s David Wessel

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR) and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kevin Hassett and Margaret Carlson

RELATED: Sunday Show Ratings- July 19th (via TVNewser)

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chairman and CEO, Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Fmr. Chair, State Dept.’s International Security Advisory Board, Fortune’s Nina Easton and NBC’s Chuck Todd

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC’s Sam Donaldson, NYT‘s Bill Keller, former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, ABC’s Cokie Roberts and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Rep. Pete Hoekstra, (R-MI), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Karim Sadjadpour, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a panel with Fox News and Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Washington Examiner‘s Byron York and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
*More guests to be announced

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Salem Radio’s Michael Medved, PBS’ Martin Savidge and Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes, New America Foundation’s Afshin Molavi, Newsweek’s Christopher Dickey, Columbia University’s Sree Sreenivasan and “Here Comes Everybody” author Clay Shirky

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, the Daily Beast’s Tina Brown, Time‘s Joe Klein and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: TWT‘s Barbara Slavin, WSJ‘s David Wessel, Time‘s Karen Tumulty and NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Repulibcan minority leader Rep. John Boehner

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser and a roundtable with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and former counselor to President Bush Ed Gillespie

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser and a roundtable with PBS’ Gwen Ifill, NYT’s Paul Krugman, WSJ’s Gerald Seib and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and “Power Player” Christopher Buckley

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), former Masschusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R), Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Center for Disease Control Acting Director Dr. Richard Besser

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo’s Dana Milbank, Amy Holmes, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen, GWU professor of media and public affairs Mark Feldstein, ABC’s Dr. Tim Johnson

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Newsweek’s Howard Fineman and WaPo’s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT’s Jeff Zeleny, WSJ’s David Wessel, NJ’s Alex Simendinger and WaPo’s Spencer Hsu

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Hans Nichols, Greg Stohr, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Meghan McCain and Roll Call’s Emily Pierce, David Drucker and Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: General Motors President & CEO Fritz Henderson and a roundtable with former President Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, CNBC’s John Harwood, BBC’s Katty Kay, author Joshua Cooper Ramo and former Chief Economist at the US Department of Labor Dr. Bill Rodgers

CBS’ Face the Nation: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, WaPo’s Perry Bacon and CBS’ Lara Logan

ABC’s This Week: US Ambassador to the UN Dr. Susan Rice and a roundtable with former President Bush speechwriter David Frum, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and columnist George Will

Fox News Sunday: President’s Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

CNN’s State of the Union: General Motors President & CEO Fritz Henderson, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: BBC’s Matt Frei, “The President’s Secret IMs” author Danielle Crittenden, political analyst and author Keli Goff, former Chicago Tribune managing editor and Washington bureau chief Jim Warren and Chicago Sun-Times’ Carol Marin

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Secretary of State James Baker, Foreign Policy’s Moises Naim, Financial Times’ Martin Wolf and NYT’s Nicholas Kristof

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut, NY Magazine’s John Heilemann and HD Net’s Dan Rather

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: CNBC and NYT’s John Harwood, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, WSJ’s David Wessel and NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), Bloomberg’s Doron Levin, Hans Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Roll Call’s Emily Heil

Will update throughout the day as bookings change.

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