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Weekend Show Preview: 4.11 – 4.13.

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter BakerThe New York Times; Leigh GallagherFortune; Michael GersonThe Washington Post; and Frank RichNew York Magazine

“Fox News Sunday” : Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Ways and Means Committee; Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio host; and Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla); Arianna Huffington; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous activist; and Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter

CNN’s “State of the Union” : 9 amJeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom; Ken Christensen, president, Integrated Aviation Solutions; Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; and Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director.  12 noonArnold Carr, sonar technology expert and Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global

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Afternoon Reading List 10.14.13

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NBC reporter charges media bias: While being interviewed for The Brody File on the Christian Broadcast Network by David Brody, NBC’s Luke Russert said he has noticed a media bias and overall “snark” that tends to put down people of faith. Russert said, “You’re sort of tagged with this label of being puritanical and not understanding of others and different viewpoints and I think that’s kind of lazy number one and I think it’s just something that just feeds the snickering masses in that regard.”

Why you should read it:  Either he feels like he’s telling the truth, or he’s a big religious loony. Decide for yourself. Read more here.

Fox News reporter storms out of White House presser: TheRawStory’s George Chidi reported recently that press secretary Jay Carney would not answer Fox News correspondent Ed Henry‘s questions during a press conference last week. Henry got so fed up with being ignored that he stormed out of the press conference before it ended.

Why you should read it: If you ever have to work at the White House and you get snubbed by the press secretary, you should see how people have handled that same situation in the past. Read more here.

See the role of fact checker organizations in the media…

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CBS’ Major Garrett to Influence Today’s Youth

CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will be distinguished fellows at GWU’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

A release sent out today says the duo will share “expertise” and “real life experiences” with students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

See what Director Frank Sesno had to say about it. Read more

Anchoring 9/11: What Was it Like?

Tonight at 8p.m. Charles GibsonBrit Hume, Dan Rather, and Frank Sesno will  join moderator Marvin Kalb to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the  September 11 attacks to “discuss the subsequent decade that changed the world.”

The Kalb Report is produced before a live audience in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on the 13th floor of the National Press Building, 14th and F streets, NW, Washington, D.C.

Details…The program begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive by 7:30 p.m. and must be seated by 7:40 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated.

Don’t feel like going but still want to watch it live? Visit online here.

(h/t Chief Washington Cabbage Patch Correspondent)

Sunday Show Preview: 05.15.11

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• NBC’s Meet the Press: Republican Presidential Candidate and Fmr. Speaker of the House (R-GA) Newt Gingrich; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; Mark Halperin, MSNBC and TIME Magazine; Helene Cooper, The New York Times; Matt Bai, New York Times Magazine.

• CBS’s Face the Nation: House Speaker John Boehner and more from the CBS News town hall with President Obama.

• ABC’s This Week: Gov. Nikki Haley (R) South Carolina; Sheila Bair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Paul Krugman, The New York Times; Roger Altman, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; Robert Kagan, The Brookings Institution; Anthony Shadid, The New York Times; George Will, ABC News; Amy Walter, ABC News’ Political Director; Cokie Roberts, ABC News.

• CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Joe Lockhart, former Clinton White House Press Secretary; Michael Gerson, former Bush Speechwriter; Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.); Amb. John Negroponte.

• CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Michelle Cottle, Daily Beast/Newsweek; Lauren Ashburn, Ashburn Media; Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle; Steve Coll, The New Yorker; Glynnis MacNicol, Business Insider; Adam Buckman, Fancast.com.

• Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: David Sanger, The New York Times; Nancy Youssef, McClatchy News Service; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Dan Balz, The Washington Post.

• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Attorney General Eric Holder.

• NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Norah O’Donnell, NBC News; and Katty Kay, BBC.

• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of Dallas-based Potter’s House; Lamar and Ronnie Tyler,  BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com; Sophia Nelson, author, blogger, commentator and columnist; Janks Morton, award-winning documentarian and social critic.

•Platts Energy Week: Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

• C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee.

•Bloomberg & WJLA’s energyNOW!: Planet Forward’s Frank Sesno and Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity Solar. 

•Politico’s “Turn the Table” after the jump.

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Join NPR’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

NPR will celebrate its 40th anniversary at GWU next Monday night with a “lively look at the history and future of public radio and its impact on our society.”

NPR’s Acting Senior Vice President of News Margaret Low Smith will be joined by Emmy Award winner Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, and Audie Cornish, all of NPR. Also taking part: former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno and GW professor Christopher Sterling, considered to be an expert on radio and broadcast journalism and who has authored several books on radio.

The event begins at 6:15 p.m. on Monday and is followed by a reception. Get more details and RSVP here.

Panelpalooza: Upcoming Panels

A couple panels of possible interest tonight and tomorrow:

Tonight at 7:00 in George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium, the school will sponsor a discussion called “Democracy and Public Argument: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed.” Speakers include NYT columnist Bob Herbert, founding partner of Engage communications Mindy Finn, GW professor and a former editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Albert May, and Bud Ward, director of the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

Tomorrow morning at the Newseum, the International Women’s Media Foundation is sponsoring a panel moderated by PBS’s Judy Woodruff. The group will discuss the influence of social media on social causes, and will feature Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, Alberto Ibargüen of the Knight Foundation, and Howard G. Buffett, the oldest son of Warren Buffett. The panel begins at 9:30 and will also be broadcast live here.

Then at 1:00, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s director, Tom Rosenstiel, will participate in a discussion about Pew’s recently released “State of the News Media” report. It is the center’s eighth annual report on journalism. Frank Sesno, former CNN bureau chief and now School of Media and Public Affairs director at GW, will moderate. Also on the panel: Alberto Ibargüen, Executive Director of the Online News Association Jane McDonnell, and GW professor Matthew Hindman. The panel, hosted at GW, will be broadcast live online here.

CNN’s Ed Henry Goes Bowling

Last night, at The George Washington University’s bowling alley, CNN Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry took to the lanes with his kids and mother-in-law in tow.

Henry, who is a fellow this year at the university’s School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), is teaching a class this semester with former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart. But last night, he attempted to school his students (including this one) in some bowling.

That wasn’t exactly what happened. He didn’t do too well. We aren’t sure of his final score, but midway through the game, it was somewhere in the 40-50 range.

Henry joined about 30 students and several faculty members, including SMPA’s director and CNN’s former Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno, who was a bit of a better bowler.

Ed Henry Recalls Being Told to ‘Zip it’

Four former White House Press Secretaries joined former CNN White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno at George Washington University last night for candid conversation.

Press secretaries from the Clinton administration – Dee Dee Myers (now a contributing editor for Vanity Fair) and Mike McCurry – joined Bush 43 press secretaries Dana Perino (now a FNC contributor) and Ari Fleischer at the university’s Lisner Auditorium. Another Clinton flack, Joe Lockhart, planned to attend, but couldn’t due to complications following surgery.

The event, broadcast on C-SPAN and P.O.T.U.S. radio, opened with remarks from CNN’s current White House correspondent, Ed Henry (he and Lockhart are fellows at GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs this year). Henry spoke about “sparring” with several press secretaries during his five years at the White House, and recounted a story about the late Tony Snow, who once lost his temper in a briefing and told Henry to “zip it.” The next day, they put it behind them. It’s important, he said, for the press secretary and the press corps to have a “healthy dose of respect” for one another.

With that, the press secretaries were introduced, and Sesno posed the first question: Was President Obama’s sit-down with Bill O’Reilly before the Superbowl a good idea or a bad one? All agreed it was a “great” idea. “Everyone in America’s in a good mood,” Perino said. Fleischer thought Obama “scored some points for going over to the lion’s den.”

McCurry, along with the rest of the panel, lamented allowing TV cameras in the briefing room, which he said had turned briefings into political theater and weren’t good for public discourse. “It was an idiot who allowed TV cameras” into the briefing room, he joked. (He was the one who first introduced the cameras.)

Each panelist spoke about the relationship the press secretary has with the press. You always see the press secretary defending the president, Perino said, but “you never see” him or her “defending the press to the president,” which is a big part of the job. Others agreed.

But the relationship isn’t always friendly. “Reporters play the aggressive role,” Fleischer said. He charged they also demand an unrealistic amount of access. “They won’t be satisfied till there’s Oval Office cam.” McCurry agreed: “They’re always bitching and moaning about something.”

A few specific reporters were mentioned…

Also: Find out what Perino thinks of AOL/HuffPost

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Five Ex-WH Press Secretaries to Talk Shop

Mike McCurry, Dee Dee Myers and Joe Lockhart

Five former White House press secretaries will sit down with GW School of Media Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno for a “conversation.”

The lineup: Ari Fleischer, Joe Lockhart, Mike McCurry, Dee Dee Myers and Dana Perino

Themes include insights in making and shaping news and the ever changing media landscape. SMPA Fellow and CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry will briefly discuss the dynamic between modern media and the White House.

The date: February 7 at 7 p..m.

Members of the media should RSVP to Emily Cain at eecain@gwu.edu. Tickets are required for this event and can be found here.

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