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“Getting There is Half the Fun; Being There is All of It!”

Did you know Bob Schieffer‘s favorite film is Being There?

Quite fittingly, it’s the story of a man who simply regurgitates everything he’s heard on TV, and in doing so, becomes the star of the Washington political elite.

As part of the Capitol Classics series, The Week’s Margaret Carlson hosted a dinner and a screening of Schieffer’s favorite last night at the Phillips Collection. Carlson introduced Schieffer mentioning his budding music career, which prompted him to recite a few lines of his signature song “TV Anchorman” before introducing the movie.

Few attended the film after dinner, but those who did were full of laughs.

To steal the 1979 release’s tagline, “Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!” Having all the fun last night was Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell (with Alan Greenspan), Tammy Haddad, Luke Russert, Betsy Fischer, Christopher Isham, John Dickerson, Mark Shields, Charlie Cook and Doyle McManus.

Morning Reading List, 12.10.08

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Weymouth Opens Up

Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth participated in an Aspen Institute roundtable discussion today along with Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, Harry Jaffe, Doyle McManus, John Walcott, Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Rauch, Rem Rieder, Janet Terry, Beverly Kirk and Brooke Townsend.

Weymouth shared her thoughts on…

…The Huffington Post: “They are a good kick in the pants for us. We have to make our news more compelling and engaging for the reader.”

…competing in a fast-paced Internet environment: “We’re not going to prostitute ourselves — no Britney Spears stories. … But, in the context of our brand, we need to ask ourselves, what can we be doing better?”

…the state of Washington Post Radio: “The short answer is: It’s over. … It ended about six months ago. I guess you missed it a lot!”

…the Washington Post’s national and even international appeal: “The Washington Post still sees its mission as based in local reporting. … We’re a local paper that happens to sit in the nation’s capital.”

…the election of Barack Obama: “Washington itself will be a big story over the next four years.”

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Obama-Biden transition team co-chair Valerie Jarrett, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and a roundtable with White House historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Chicago Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell.

  • Face the Nation: Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, New York Times’ David Brooks and Politico’s John Harris.

  • This Week: Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), George Will, Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria and former White House adviser David Gergen.

  • Fox News Sunday: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Sen. Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, Jessica Yellin, CNN correspondent and Richard Stengel, managing editor, Time Magazine. Note: Late Edition airs live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Chris Matthews Show: HDNet’s Dan Rather, Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, New York Times’ David Brooks and Elisabeth Bumiller.

  • Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe on XM’s POTUS ’08: Shailagh Murray, Mike Shear, Juliet Eilpern, Chris Cillizza and Dan Balz.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Josh Bolton, White House Chief of Staff is interviewed by Anne Kornblut, Washington Post and Jennifer Love, AP

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Longtime presidential advisor, civil rights leader and banker Vernon Jordan on Obama’s election.

  • Reliable Sources: Jessica Yellin, CNN correspondent, Jake Tapper, senior political correspondent, ABC News, Doyle McManus, Washington bureau chief, Los Angeles Times, Michel Martin, host, National Public Radio, Clarence Page, columnist, The Chicago Tribune, Stephanie Miller, nationally syndicated talk show host, Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor and Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk show host.

  • Fareed Zakaria — GPS: Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser, Walter Isaacson, president, The Aspen Institute, Jon Meacham, author, ‘American Lion’, Robert Caro, author, ‘Master of the Senate’ and Joseph Ellis, author, ‘American Creation’

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Tribune Changes

    Earlier on FishbowlDC: “BREAKING: Cissy Baker Named Tribune Bureau Chief

    Source: McManus Out As Bureau Chief Soon…

    LA Times’s Doyle McManus will move from D.C. bureau chief to columnist, FishbowlDC has learned.

    AND: It’s buyout package time for many in the bureau.

    BREAKING: Cissy Baker Named Tribune Bureau Chief

    A source informs FishbowlDC…

    Cissy Baker, Tribune Broadcasting’s Washington bureau chief and vice president for news operations, will preside over a combined Tribune bureau, which houses such papers as Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, and Los Angeles Times.

    It’s long been expected that big changes were planned for the Tribune’s DC bureau following the presidential election and we recently reported that Doyle McManus was not expected to remain the Los Angeles Times’ D.C. bureau chief.

    >UPDATE: Tribune rushes out a release…It’s after the jump…

    >UPDATE: Politico’s Michael Calderone says “staffers were meeting at noon today to learn of the new arrangement, which will likely include layoffs.”

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    The LA Times: Basically Without A DC Bureau

    Earlier on FishbowlDC: “Source: McManus Out As Bureau Chief Soon…”

    Romenesko has an email from an anonymous Los Angeles Times staffer, declaring…

      Well, let’s just say it’s bad in every way it can be bad. Basically, the LAT no longer has a Washington bureau and we will be under the control of the Tribune Co., much like McClatchy is run. The much-touted 3-man committee was basically used to vote the LAT down 2-1 every time. The formal announcement will be made on Nov. 7, people will be informed they will be laid off on the 18th, and the new bureau begins on the 19th. Numbers are still fudgey, but 8 LAT layoffs seems to be the working number.

      At the end of the session, Doyle basically put it simply: This was a well-orchestrated corporate campaign to sever the Washington bureau from the LAT. He appeared quite sheepish, since in hindsight this was all pretty clear…as he noted, Zell’s rant in Feb. has pretty much come true.

    But LA Times DC Bureau Chief Doyle McManus wrote Romenesko and called the staffer’s email a “distorted and incomplete account of what I told our staff.”

    McManus Says Goodbye To Pasternak

    An internal email from LA Times’ D.C. Bureau Chief Doyle McManus:

      From: McManus, Doyle
      Sent: Tue 7/22/2008 3:45 PM
      Subject: Judy Pasternak

      Colleagues,

      I am very sorry to report that Judy Pasternak, whose reporting has graced the pages of the LA Times for 24 years (almost 10 of them in Washington), has decided to leave the staff.

      As you probably know, Judy has been on leave writing a book version of her 2007 series on the environmental and health costs of uranium mining on Navajo lands, a series that won both the Oakes Award for environmental journalism and the Risser Award for reporting on the American West. She’ll be spending some time as a fellow at Stanford while she works on the book, which is scheduled for publication in 2010.

      We will give her a proper sendoff soon.

      Doyle

    Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham, Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, NBC’s Political Director Chuck Todd

  • Face the Nation: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-NC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ana Marie Cox, Time.com, Roger Simon, Politico.com and Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Time Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.

  • This Week: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and a roundtable with Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, Time Magazine’s Jay Carney, ABC News Claire Shipman and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM), Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Glenn Hubbard and a panel with Brit Hume, Jill Zuckman, Bill Kristol and Juan Williams. The Power Player of the Week is Eli Manning.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq National Security Adviser, Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), Sen. Obama campaign supporter, Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform, Laura Tyson, former economic adviser for Pres. Clinton, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Clinton campaign supporter; Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, senior political analyst, TIME magazine, Jessica Yellin, CNN congressional correspondent

  • Chris Matthews Show: Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington correspondent; and John Heilemann of New York magazine

  • Reliable Sources: Eric Deggans, media critic, St. Petersburg Times, Michael Medved, conservative talk radio host, Byron Pitts, national correspondent, CBS News, Andrea Peyser, columnist, New York Post, Lloyd Grove, contributor, New York Magazine, Ali Velshi, CNN senior business correspondent, Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money”, CNBC, Steve Wilson, investigative reporter, WXYZ Detroit

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Markets, Anthony Ryan will be interviewed by Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Correspondent, Greg Ip, and Washington Post Economics Reporter, Neil Irwin.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin

  • This is America: A roundtable with Eleanor Clift of Newsweek, David Boaz of the Cato Institute, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Fox News political analyst columnist Linda Chavez, TV news political analyst columnist Bob Franken, and Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Bruce Josten from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert was unavailable.

  • Zell Makes A GREAT First Impression

    So Sam Zell is visiting the Tribune’s D.C. bureau today and, guess what? He would not change meeting times with LA Times people so that they could make an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Newseum for the late Rudy Abramson, a much beloved and longtime LA Times Washington correspondent.

    Some defiant staffers attended service anyway; many others stuck to the meeting (including bureau chief Doyle McManus).

    Either way, the move by Zell left a lot of LA Times’rs pissed.

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