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Weekend Show Preview, 2.28 – 3.2

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand‎ (D-NY), Michael O’Hanlon of Brookings, Danielle Pletka of AEI, CBS’ Margaret Brennan and David Martin

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), George Will, Elise Viebeck of The Hill, Scott Brown, Evan Bayh

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kathleen Parker, Tina Brown, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Chuck Todd of NBC/MSNBC

ABC’s “This Week“: Ben Affleck, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), CNN’s Van Jones, Rich Lowry of National Review, ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Nate Silver

Univision’s “Al Punto” : President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, Michelle Obama, wife of a Venezuelan political prisoner Lilian Tintori, Roni Kaplan of Israeli Defense Force, actor Eduardo Verastegui

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Rick Santorum, Former WH Deputy Press Sec. Bill Burton, NYT‘s Ross Douthat, Amy Walter of Cook Political Report

More guest listings after the jump…

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Weekend Show Preview 1.10 – 1.12

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

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Harris from Politico, Rana Foroohar of  TIME, WSJ’s Gerald Seib, Michael Gerson of WaPo

-”Fox News Sunday”: John Roberts as guest host, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), George Will, WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rick Santorum, Maria Shriver, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

–ABC’s “This Week“: Martha Raddatz as guest host, Judy Smith, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), CNN’s Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and David Plouffe

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sean Spicer, Karen Tumulty of WaPo

–CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: TBA

–Univision’s “Al Punto”: Frmr. Sec. of HUD Henry Cisneros, Eliseo Medina of SEIU, Juan José Gutiérrez, Sergio García, Carlota Sosa, Leonardo Padrón

–PBS’s “McLaughlin Group”: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: John Dickerson of SlatePeter Baker of NYTMaggie Haberman of Politico, and WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, post debate late night.

“I think we all love teachers.” — CBS “Face the Nation” host and presidential debate moderator Bob Schieffer. This is how he firmly ended one of the segments as Mitt Romney gushed about teachers.

Important Question to Ponder: “What do I get @twitter for our 4th anniversary together?” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe. Answer: A divorce. (Just kiddng with you, Ed.)

Journo’s heart warmed by Fresh Prince

“Will Smith was a groomsman in Alfonso Ribiero (aka Carlton Banks) wedding. That warms my heart #freshprince.” — ABC News’s Karen Travers.

The Relationship Expert

“Romney and Obama really don’t like each other. Reminds me of the very worse episode of Love Connection.” — “Love Connection” game show host Chuck Woolery.

Blogger declares journos’ “shallow

“Is it too much for reporters who don’t cover and don’t have any knowledge of for policy to refrain from grading a for pol debate? #shallow” — WaPo‘s “Right Turn” blogger Jennifer Rubin.

Mom to the rescue

“My mom fact-checks that Air Force Academy basic cadets trained with bayonets this summer. Source: My sister goes there.” — Politico defense reporter Leigh Munsil.

“1st debate my mother texted she was upset Obama lost. 2nd debate texted she was happy. Now, no text. My focus group says, Viewership down?” — WaPo‘s Tim Craig.

Huh?!

“Last Nicki Minaj quote tweet was meant as a text to a friend. Sorry, at least I didn’t pull a chick from the newsroom and tweet racy pic.” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Megan McCain.

Righty writer makes fun of Specter (too soon?)

Q: “Why is the weather so wonderful today?” A: “Oh, that’s right. Arlen Specter is still dead.” — the always classy conservative writer and former TWTer Robert Stacy McCain. Former Sen. Arlen Specter died last week after a lengthy bout of cancer.

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Washington’s Glitzy Debut of ‘Game Change’

HBO’s Game Change came to Washington last night, perhaps in more ways than one. Politicians, their aides and reporters came together last night at the Newseum for a star-studded evening to celebrate the now famed book by NY Mag’s John Heilemann and TIME‘s Mark Halperin. On hand was Julianne Moore, who plays former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and producer Tom Hanks.

Also dotted in the crowd were network stars like the inseparable Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC (pictured above). The pair mingled at the cocktail party. Once in their seats, they rose twice — once to say hello to Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and then a second time. Mika returned with little slices of bread, which she shared with Joe. Then 15 minutes into the movie, they bolted for the door.

Before the screening, reporters convened on the ground level for what turned out to be one of the sanest red carpets we’ve seen in a long time thanks to SKDKnickerbocker. Check-in was smooth and drama free. Reporters appeared to quietly get the interviews they needed and none of the cameramen were shoving or stressed out. Unlike some of these celeb events, the scene never turned into a brawl. Guests received fancy chocolate on the way out.

Halperin and Heilemann were the belles of the ball last night. Halperin explained that he and Heilemann were not close before writing the book. “We sure are now,” he said. ” We had never even written a shopping list together. Now we’re joined at the hip. We debate, but our general view of journalism is simpatico.” Asked who is his favorite star in the movie, he replied, “I love all our children equally.” Both men are tall, but Heilemann towers over everyone he encounters, especially Game Change scriptwriter Danny Strong. Halperin is dark-haired and talks in soundbites. Heilemann is bald and speaks off the cuff.  While in a press gaggle, Heilemann joked that he likes to rest drinks on Danny’s head.

The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack got quite a jolt to see himself in the film as an extra — well, he’s 98 percent certain it’s him. He’s something of a professional extra (he was also in “Clear and Present Danger”). “I was sitting right behind Woody Harrelson as a bar patron,” he told FBDC. “Spent my life preparing myself for that half a second. I think I nailed the scene.”

Heilemann and Strong

Luke Russert

Spotted in the crowd…

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“The impromptu Hitchens memorial outside his Kalorama apt. building.” — Photograph by Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz.

Russert uses Kardashian to insult football player

Reggie Bush: Bust of a pick, cheated at #USC lost his Heisman and dumped by Kardashian.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert. Kim Kardashian previously dated Bush, running back for the Miami Dolphins.

Holiday dining

“You win, Holidays. One cannot live on a diet of wine and pigs in a blanket.” — NBC “TODAY Show’s” Savannah Guthrie.

Knoller and Cialis

“Have you noticed this Cialis commercial. It turns a couple’s home into an amusement park Duh.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller, in a clear break from covering the White House.

‘All the news that’s fit to omit’

“All Romney did was answer a question that was posed to him, which now clearly looks like a set-up by the Times to make Romney appear zany by his use of the word. For this story the Times masthead slogan should be changed from ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ to ‘All the News That’s Fit to Omit.’” — Don Irvine, who works for Accuracy in Media, in a story published Sunday on GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney calling Newt “zany.” The word was prompted by NYT scribe Jeff Zeleny. Irvine writes that it was the women of The View, specifically Whoopi an Joy, who brought the news to light.

Republican Communications Strategist Matt Deluca is “Woozy from pain meds = not fun.”

Sentimental scribe

“Saw 2 #military homecomings this weekend. Lone troops walking off a plane to family and friends. Quiet, poignant, moving moments.” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe.

Journo annoyed with Amtrak

“Dear Amtrak, if train is cancelled as customer service line confirms, maybe announce to people in station? #fail.” — TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall.

Convo Between Two Media Types

TIME‘s Mark Halperin in a humble brag: “Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to @Morning_Joe I go — to talk Noko, taxes, and ’12. Meanwhile, @KevinMaddenDC zzzzzzs. Watch 6-9am ET.”

GOP Pundit/Strategist Kevin Madden: “Pullease.” (Madden is Executive V.P. of Public Affairs of JDA Frontline, a public affairs firm with offices in D.C. and Charleston, S.C.)

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Daythe Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version

Journo experiences random act of kindness

“Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody en route to Orlando.

D. Shuster lobs insult at Bret Baier

“Uneven, often silly moderating by @bret_Baier. ie: ‘How are you going to fix the problem? You have 30 seconds to answer.’” — Current TV’s David Shuster.

Newt refrains from attacking Wallace

“Someone gave Newt his happy pills today. He is smiling and not attacking the moderators.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Baier suffers sudden liberal columnist amnesia

“Apparently there’s a ‘liberal columnist’ protection program, or Bret Baier didn’t know the guy’s name. #gopdebate” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe. Slate‘s John Dickerson comes through. It’s Richard Cohen.

The Comedians

“Bachmann is going to put her foster children on the border to secure it.” – Slate‘s Dickerson.

“What about word scrambles? That would keep us thinking.” — GOP media consultant Ron Bonjean mocking the packs of words Baier kept flashing on screen to show which issues stood out most.

“Bachmann is giving Wallace Newsweek eyes.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

A Quick Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack and Slate’s Dave Weigel.

McCormack: Glad to see media have decided takeaway of this debate will again be reaction of 7 loutish audience members. Weigel: John We haven’t decided yet. The meeting is at 11:05, at Greg’s house. (As in WaPo‘s Plumline writer Greg Sargent.) McCormack: @daveweigel Can I come? Promise not to record meeting and give tapes to Daily Caller. #crossmyheart

More random debate reaction….

“OH MY GOD THERE’S ANOTHER HOUR?” — Vanity Fair blogger Juli Weiner.

“Perry’s upper lip visibly sweaty.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward.

“Twitter is moving too fast” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.

“Jon Huntsman re-cycles the same hideous yellow necktie. Probably can’t afford another after WEAVER thievery” — GOP Consultant Roger Stone.

“Wallace has a little GTL going on.” — The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry with a “Jersey Shore” reference.

Big John’s Red Lobster prowess

“Ate 4 cheesey biscuits, a ceasar salad, fries, 48 skrimps and drank 2 ice cold buds at Red Lobster. Bold flavor city, you guys.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton. (Not a debate reference but we still thought it worthy of mentioning.)

McRib chatter heard at debate

“Watching internet stream of GOP debate, during commercial break producers seem to be talking about the McRib.” — ThinkProgress Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias. Politico‘s Sara Libby confirmed this fact.

The debate bell…

“By the way, everyone likes the new sound, far more pleasing instead of the bell? I guess they do.” — FNC’s Baier. But not so fast…“I keep thinking I’m getting messaged on Gchat. This is sooo confusing. #DebateTheFix.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Gary Johnson Fan Club

“Gary Johnson, this is your mother f—ing moment!” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“Did Gary Johnson Star in Napoleon Dynomite?” — Mother JonesDavid Corn.

“I would love to have Gary Johnson fix stuff in my home.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith.

WaPo’s Deputy Fix Returns from Honeymoon

WaPo‘s Aaron Blake, who works for The Fix political blog, returned from his honeymoon this past weekend. He spent two glorious weeks in Puerto Vallarta after a Saturday, May 7 wedding to longtime girlfriend, Danielle Potuto.

The wedding was held at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Va. with 110 guests cheering them on. We asked for the funniest wedding moment. It was when Blake put Potuto in a chair on the dance floor and he and a whole bunch of guys dropped to their knees and sang “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers. “I probably cried more than she did. I’m a wedding crier — I do this at weddings of people I don’t even know all that well,” Blake said.

Washington journos spotted at the wedding: WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez, Ed O’Keefe and Rachel Weiner, NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief of “The Hotline” Reid Wilson, The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman, Politico‘s Andy Barr, and The Sacramento Bee‘s Rob Hotakainen.

From the Peanut Gallery: Wilson had this to say about the wedding: “Despite the groom’s drawbacks, Danielle looked beautiful. It was a great time, the rain held off, and Aaron proved once again he’s a lucky, lucky man.” Barr chimed in, saying, “After getting over the initial shock that Aaron is capable of showing emotion (and dances, who knew?), the wedding was a blast. Turns out Minnesotans can throw a party. He’s lucky to have her. And as long as she doesn’t have to endure him singing  ‘Tangled up in Blue’ late into a very painful night of karaoke in West Des Moines, they’ll be great together.”And Youngman remarked, “Beautiful ceremony, beautiful bride, handsome if 12-year-old groom and it ended in time to catch the Derby. Thrilled for both Aaron and Danielle.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

WaPo Computers Lose Power

This just in…WaPo reporter Dan Zak announces that computers are down.

@MrDanZak: “Computers just lost power in the newsroom. Everyone’s standing up, actually talking to each other now. Lunch!”

WaPo Federal Eye blogger Ed O’Keefe also commenting on the outage:

“A power outage is impacting parts of our newsroom.”

Update #1: A WaPo reporter tells me, “Looks like our internet crashed. Messages indicate it was a major, major crash.”

Update #2: WaPo newsroom empties out.

Update #3: WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles treats crash like a potential snow day, tweeting, “Who knows — maybe we’ll all have to go work at home!”

Update #4: A more dramatic WaPo local politics reporter Mike Debonis writes: “Mass internet outage at WaPo. Mass panic … err, mass curiosity ensues.” And then adds, “Down elevators packed as aimless WaPo worker bees depart en masse…”

Update #5: WaPo‘s Lindsay Applebaum reports, “Angry editors and reporters, standing and waiting for power. Aaand lunch break.”

Update #6: One WaPo reporter sounds pretty unruffled. Tells FishbowlDC: “Have heard there is an internet outage. No emails for the last 30 mins.”

Update #7: That was relatively fast. Power is back on, a WaPo reporter tells me.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Moment of regret

“A Truly Sad Commentary: I managed to drink all the overpriced diet cokes available in the hotel room fridge #overcaffeinationfail” — Talking Points Memo founder, Editor and Publisher Josh Marshall in a Monday tweet.

Reporter faces emotional decision

“Just got the invite to the high school reunion. Wow. Big gulp. BIG gulp.” — WaPo‘s Federal Eye Blogger Ed O’Keefe in a Monday tweet.

Weigel calmly responds to insult

“Weigel is a passive aggressive asshole,” writes a follower called @whoohah. To which Slate’s Dave Weigel replies, “An insult. I’m not passive.”

Does this ‘druken’ message on GOP sound slurry?

“GOP spends like druken[sic] sailors, get us in recession and Dems have to sober up so the rest of the country can one day enjoy the party too.” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Monday tweet.

Well wishes for Elizabeth Edwards

“Hang in there Elizabeth. You’re loved by many.” — Lance Armstrong in a Monday tweet to Elizabeth Edwards, whose cancer has returned. This note was retweeted by NBC’s Norah O’Donnell.

More on Edwards…

“Tragic Elizabeth Edwards vigil reminds you what a scumbag John Edwards really was.” — Patrick Ruffini, GOP strategist, in a Monday tweet.

A scribe self-analyzes

“Just listed every TV show I watch. I am disgusting.” — Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Monday tweet.

N.Y. writer transfixed on D.C. journo

“The Morning Joe segment on Patrick Gavin‘s Christmas card, cats and being in the bathroom w his wife was riveting stuff.” — Author Jeremy Scahill in a Monday tweet about Gavin, the Politico Click reporter. Scahill wrote Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He’s a radio correspondent forDemocracy Nowand contributes to The Nation.


Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Obama’s hair getting grayer?

“Superficial side note on Obama on MTV — is his hair grayer now? Did he stop dyeing it?” — Human Events investigative editor Emily Miller in a Thursday tweet.

Journo offers sidelines commentary of fight on “The View”

“Whoopi and Joy almost gave Barbara Walters more heart problems today.” — WaPo‘s Federal Eye Blogger Ed O’Keefe in a Thursday tweet on FNC’s Bill O’Reilly’s appearance on ABC’s “The View” in which hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar stormed off stage when O’Reilly opined on Muslims, the mosque and 9/11.

Reporter feels longing for Facebook

“Sitting alone in the office, waiting to do a radio hit, I feel my first pangs for Facebook since deactivating this weekend.” — Politico congressional reporter Meredith Shriner in a Thursday tweet.

Reuters Bureau Chief brings poem into prose

Curses are like young chicken: they always come home to roost, to quote the title page of Robert Southey’s poem The Curse of Kehama, published in 1810. — Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Simon Denyer in his introduction to his Washington Extra piece Thursday on handling home foreclosures, election watch, the Afghan war and whether the U.S. will take a harder or softer line with China.

Kids say the darndest things

“@chucktodd arent these questions better than he gets in news conferences? College kids rule.” — NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet regarding POTUS’s MTV event.

Reception fare

“The hors d’oeuvres included miniature beef empanadas with tomato salsa, serrano ham croquetas, crab tostada with guacamole & lime, roasted corn, black bean & jack cheese quesadilla, bite size tamales and for desert miniature dulce de leche cheesecakes.” — Ruben Barrera of Notimex in a mouthwatering VP Pool Report Thursday. This was the spread at a VPOTUS  event at the Naval Observatory for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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