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Adaption of Garrett Graff’s Forthcoming Raven Rock May Soon Join NBC Programming

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An adaption of former FishbowlDC and Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff‘s forthcoming book with Simon & Schuster, Raven Rock: The Inside Story Of The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself – While The Rest Of Us Die, may soon find its way onto the small screen. NBC is said to be moving forward with a pilot script option, a precursor to the filming of a pilot in early 2015, which can lead to it becoming an official NBC series.

According to Deadline.com, writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia‘s new project – Raven Rock – “has landed at NBC in a script deal with significant penalty.”

“I’m thrilled to see NBC so excited about RAVEN ROCK. Stunned, really,” Graff told FishbowlDC. “But the project’s got an awesome team behind it—Robert Zemeckis, Bob Cooper, Tom Patricia, and others—and I’ve really enjoyed talking with them over the last few months as this developed. As a journalist, it’s been especially fun so far batting ideas around with the two script writers, Matthew and Stephen, and discussing how my nonfiction book on Cold War history transforms into a fictional modern-day TV drama.” Read more

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POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

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EXCLUSIVE: Garrett Graff Joins POLITICO Magazine

A source tells us that Garrett Graff, who left Washingtonian in April where he served as editor-in-chief for five years, most recently joined POLITICO Magazine.

Graff told the Washington City Paper at the time of his departure that he didn’t yet have concrete plans on what’s next, but that he is, “looking forward to a new challenge, wherever that may lie,” and that he will probably spend a good part of his time finishing up his third book, a history of the Cold War, for Simon and Schuster.

Washingtonian in June named Michael Schaffer Graff’s replacement as editor.

Graff edited FishbowlDC from January 2005 to May 2006, when Patrick Gavin took over.

UPDATE  (3:52pm): An update from POLITICO confirms that Graff has joined the magazine, official today, as a senior staff writer.

Washingtonian Names Michael Schaffer New Editor

06062014-schafferWashingtonian today announced the hire of Michael Schaffer as its 4th editor in the magazine’s 49-year history. Schaffer was most recently with The New Republic where he served as editorial director and prior to that was editor of the Washington City Paper. 

Schaffer replaces former FishbowlDC-er Garrett Graff, who served as editor of Washingtonian for the past five years. In April, a memo from publisher Cathy Merrill Williams announced that she and Graff agreed he would leave this month.

Schaffer is set to start in July. Check out the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Ex-Fishbowler Garrett Graff Leaves Washingtonian

Michael Calderone broke the news today that Washingtonian Editor-in-Chief -and more significantly, former FishbowlDC Editor -Garrett Graff is leaving that magazine after 5 years in the top editorial spot.

Graff also told City Paper that he doesn’t yet have concrete plans on what’s next, but that he is “looking forward to a new challenge, wherever that may lie.” He says that he will probably spend a good part of his time finished up his third book -a history of the Cold War -for Simon and Schuster.

Graff edited this blog from January 2005 to May 2006, when Patrick Gavin took over. His life after Fishbowl includes a long-running stint at Georgetown University where he teaches classes on digital media, several published books, and the gig at Washingtonian starting in 2009.

Senior Editors Sherri Dalphonse and Kristin Hinman will serve as co-editors for the mag for now while Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams searches for a new editor.

Read Williams’ memo announcing the news after the jump…

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Washingtonian MOM Celebrates Second Issue With Lots of Champagne

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Catherine Merrill Williams, Kate Bennett, Eun Yang

Washingtonian MOM celebrated it’s second issue Wednesday night in which NBC4′s Eun Yang graces the cover. FishbowlDC put on our parenting boots and jumped right into the celebration (we actually don’t have parenting boots, so we wore our Palladium boots instead). Here’s how it went down.

4:45pm - Begin to figure out when is considered “fashionably late” for a 6:30 event thrown by a (Washingtonian) fashion editor (Kate Bennett). Settle on 6:45.

6:34 - Walk into Room & Board, host and venue of the event, 9 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Anne Freeman, Cathy Alter, Sarah Wildman, Rachel Cothran

6:35 - Bee line for the champers.

6:36 - Realization that I’m flying solo at a mom magazine event.

6:44 - Good (punctual!) crowd. 40 people approximately, including 4 other men, all looking around, likely pondering their attendance.

7:00 - Arrival of cover girl Yang.

7:10 - Anxiety setting in over the thought of having children. This leads to a refill of champers and quick stop by the food table (nice cheese and charcuterie spread by Screwtop).

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Mark Levin Calls Ana Marie Cox ‘Dumb’ After She Calls his Book ‘Boring’ and Insane

Breitbart.com‘s Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro ran a bread and butter post today in which conservative radio personality Mark Levin calls Guardian‘s lefty writer Ana Marie Cox “as dumb as it gets.” He throws in an “anal sex aficionado” descriptor just for fun.

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This Day in FishbowlDC History

Today we unveil a new feature here in the Fishbowl. It’s a look back on where we’ve been and were specifically on this day in years past. We’re going to start out today’s debut item with no set vision on how often this will run. For now we’ll say “steady and occasional” and see where we go from there. The site was founded in 2005, so we’ll begin there: This day in 2005.

At the time, Garrett Graff, now Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian, was manning the site. Let’s see which item jumped out at us.

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