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ABC’s Stephanopoulos Gets First Interview With Darren Wilson

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ABC’s George Stephanopoulos has apparently landed the first interview with officer Darren Wilson following news that he will not be indicted.

The chief anchor and political correspondent for ABC was among many news hosts vying for the first televised interview with Wilson. Stephanopoulos was the rumored frontrunner in the interview sweepstakes, however, he has now confirmed via Twitter that the hourlong sit-down has already been taped.

No word yet on when the interview will air.

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Highlights from the 11.2.14 Sunday Shows

SundayShows-w-candyUS Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer:

…there really are positive signs in all three countries. In Liberia, thanks to the presence of the CDC and the US military, we see the rate of safe burial, which is a key part of the solution here, skyrocketing to close to 90% in the capital Monrovia. In Sierra Leone, the rate of safe burial within 24 hours is close to 100%. And CDC thinks that around half to 70% of the infections may well come from unsafe burial. So you could imagine what a difference that could start to make here you know just in a matter of days or weeks. And the rate of improvement in safe burial came over a four or five day period just because of the injection of command and control, frankly, by the United States and by the British and the Sierra Leonean context.

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Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos to Moderate Tuesday Night Senate Debates

20141006+VaSenDebate“Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will transfer his moderating skills tonight at a Northern Virginia Senate debate between Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

The event, presented by NBC4 and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, will air live at 7pm on NBCWashington.com with News4 Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey, News4 “Today” anchor Aaron Gilchrist, and Washington Post national political correspondent Karen Tumulty serving as panelists.

Todd’s Sunday morning competition George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s “This Week,” will also moderate a Senate debate this evening, in Raleigh, NC, between Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis. It will stream live on ABCNews.com.

The Important Role of the EP in a Sunday Show’s Success

Meet the Press - Season 67In case you (too) missed it, a piece last week to The New Republic highlighted the often overlooked and actual reason for a Sunday show’s success: the executive producer.

With Chuck Todd‘s debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he and the network are furiously working to regain the #1 rating among Sunday public affairs programming – competing against ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer - but a key component in that battle is the effectiveness of the show’s EP.

“In the world of Sunday shows, which have much smaller staffs than the typical network news program, the EP play an especially crucial role,” writes TNR’s Jason Zengerle. “While the anchor is the one asking senators and cabinet secretaries the tough questions, it’s the EP feeding those questions to the anchor’s earpiece—as well as doing the legwork to book those senators and cabinet secretaries as guests in the first place.” Read more

The New Republic Celebrates 100 Years

TNR 100In celebration of its centennial, The New Republic will host a gala November 19 with a keynote from President Bill Clinton and co-hosted by Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Harvard president Drew Faust, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, actor Peter Sarsgaard, “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, producer Aaron Sorkin, George Stephanopoulos, and Fareed Zakaria.

“The New Republic was created to shape the course of American life—and in the course of one hundred years, we’ve become an American institution,” said Franklin Foer, the magazine’s editor. “Our history has made a meaningful difference in public life and is worthy of tribute—and a big party!” Read more

‘This Week’ EP Jonathan Greenberger Adds Washington Bureau Chief and VP to Title

Greenberger-SproulPOLITICO’s Dylan Byers reported Wednesday night that “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger would be promoted to Washington bureau chief and VP, and today, ABC News president James Goldston formally announced the news.

In a note to staff, Goldston said that after 21 years as the ABC News Washington bureau chief, Robin Sproul will transition to VP of public affairs for the network, and that Greenberger will replace her as the bureau lead. In addition, he’s also been named VP and will continue as George Stephanopoulos‘ Sunday morning show EP.

“The same qualities that have allowed Jonathan to succeed at “This Week” – his boundless enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and commitment to the news – will serve him well in the Washington bureau,” Goldston wrote to staff.

See Goldston’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

BuzzFeed Highlights Evasive Phrasing in White House Press Briefings

BuzzFeedLogoBuzzFeed’s John Templon yesterday published a piece on elusive phrases offered by White House press secretaries after analyzing 5,000 briefings dating back to the 1993 Clinton White House.

President Clinton’s press secretaries George Stephanopoulos, Dee Dee Myers, Jake Siewert, and Joe Lockhart led their counterparts from the Obama and Bush administrations in their use of “weasel phrases,” as described by BuzzFeed as “I can’t comment on,” “I’m not aware [of/that/etc.],” and “I don’t know.”

Per every 1,000 words, Stephanopoulos and Myers uttered 12.5 and 11.0 “weasel phrases,” respectively, compared to Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer at 3.4

Click through to BuzzFeed for a list of trends as well as each press secretary’s favorite – evasive – phrases.

Pre-dawn Wake Up Calls for ‘GMA,’ ‘Today’ On-air Talent

morningschedgeIt’s after noon, and already, George Stephanopoulos has been up for 9.5 hours. Savannah Guthrie’s alarm went off at 3am. And late-riser Matt Lauer woke at 4:10am.

Variety’s Brian Steinberg explores the battle between “Good Morning America” and the “Today” show and the wake up times and morning routines of some of their top talent.

Check out the full story, but a word of caution. All of the times you will read will be alarming.

Highlights from the 8.3.14 Sunday Shows

Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory: “I think it’s a terrific sign. And as you know, the incubation period is somewhere between eight and 21 days. And people spread the disease most when they’re sick, now which is a good thing. And it looks to me like he is now in even a recovery stage or has been able to handle it.”

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Norah O’Donnell: “I don’t think it’s in the cards that we would have widespread Ebola in this country because the way it spreads in Africa is really two things. First, in hospitals where there isn’t infection control. And second, in burial practices where people are touching the bodies of people who have died from Ebola.  So it’s not going to spread widely in the U.S.  Could we have another person here, could we have a case or two? Not impossible. We say in medicine never say never. But we know how to stop it here.  But to really protect ourselves, the single most important thing we can do is stop it at the source in Africa. That’s going to protect them and protect us.” Read more

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – 7.6.14

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” : “The rule of law is that ‘The Constitution’ requires the United States to secure the border. And we’re not doing that. We haven’t done it for years. And we are paying a huge price.”

Sen. John McCain on the topic of Hillary Clinton on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” : “I respect her views. We have had disagreements on a number of issues. But I think it’s my job to work with every president if she, regrettably, attains the presidency.”

Also on “Face,” Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke on the threat of terrorism : “Al Qaeda’s not decimated. The groups operating in Pakistan and now Afghanistan are lethal. They’re growing. We’re about to shut down our ability to detect what they’re up to and hit them before they hit us. This literally is insane given the way the world has fallen apart.” Read more

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