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Bloomberg Politics Toasts ‘With All Due Respect’

Kittner_20141007_5422Tuesday night at Teddy and the Bully Bar, Bloomberg Politics hosted a watch party for its recently launched “With All Due Respect.”

TVs in the bar aired the program, hosted by Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which almost no one paid any attention to. Rather, guests noshed on short rib tacos and fried chicken and waffle sliders and welcomed the open bar.

In attendance: Reggie Love; Burson’s Dag VegaTIME’s Jay Newton-Small and Zeke MillerNational Journal’s Jeff Cartwright and Alex Seitz-Wald; Yahoo’s Olivier Knox and Garance Franke-RutaWaPo’s Nia-Malika HendersonPaul Kane, and Ben Terris; Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur; POLITICO’s Mike AllenDaniel Lippman, Lauren French, Alex Byers, and Hadas Gold; USTR’s Christina Sevilla; Alan BjergaEmma AngererNate Tibbits, Dave WeigelCraig Gordon; Meridith Webster; Pam Stevens; Josh Green; Margaret TalevIndira LakshmananLisa Lerer; and Elizabeth Chmura.

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Weekend Show Preview – 9.7.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Sunday marks Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will join “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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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: 1.24 – 1.26

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

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Homeland Security Committee Chairman; Billie Jean King and Brian Boitano, U.S. Olympic Delegates; WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan; Former White House Chief of Staff and CBS News contributor Bill Daley; WaPo‘s Bob Woodward; and The Weekly Standard‘s William Kristol.

“Fox News Sunday”: White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; and Billie Jean King, U.S. Olympic Delegate.

ABC’s “This Week“: Jay Carney; House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Sub-Committee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY); ABC News’ Cokie Roberts; Yahoo News national political columnist Matt Bai; CNN “Crossfire” co-host Van Jones; Patriot Voices chair and former Sen. Rick Santorum, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren; and filmmaker Greg Whiteley.

CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” : TBA

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Bill Gates; Jay Carney; Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Public Credit; Norman Quijano, El Salvador’s Arena Party presidential candidate; and Pedro Rojas, Noticias Univision Houston Correspondent; with a special report from Davos, Switzerland with Enrique Acevedo, Univision News Anchor.

PBS’s “McLaughlin Group” : TBA

PBS’s “Washington Week” : WaPo‘s Dan Balz; NBC News’ Pete Williams; RealClearPolitics’ Alexis Simendinger; and Bloomberg News’ Indira Lakshmanan.

BTV’s “Political Capital” : TBA

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em (email fishbowljames@gmail.com).

Bloomberg News Hosts Panel on Press Freedom

With the rise of conflict in North Africa and the Middle East, concern for press freedom has intensified.

Bloomberg News Thursday evening hosted a panel with the Committee to Protect Journalists to discuss CPJ’s 2013 report on press freedom in North Africa and the Middle East, which was recently published. Those in the audience found a copy of the report on their seat upon arriving.

Among the panelists were Faysal Itani, an Atlantic Council fellow; Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for CPJ and Honey Al Sayed, an exiled Syrian welfare host.

The panel was moderated by Indira Lakshmanan, foreign policy corespondent for Bloomberg.

The panel discussed the role of the press in Middle Eastern and North African regions, which is largely controlled by the regimes in power or opposition movements. Al Sayed shared her story of being host of the first privatized radio show, “Good Morning Syria,” in Syria in 2005. As the opposition gained traction, the station was forced by Bashar Al-Assad’s regime to act as a propaganda arm, denouncing the rebel movement.

Her show became increasingly regulated by the regime. She faced threats when she didn’t praise it. The station also endured threats from the rebels, who wanted the station to stop broadcasting. Facing increasing danger from both sides, Al Sayed decided in early 2012 to leave and come to the U.S.

Al Sayed’s story, as Lakshmanan pointed out multiple times, was not much different than the stories of many of the audience members.

The panel also discussed the importance of social media and citizen journalists, who they said have provided almost all the coverage of the conflict in Syria. Very few journalists are able to travel to Syria from an outside country, leaving most of the coverage to Syrians with Twitter, Facebook or YouTube accounts.

The panel was hopeful for increased press freedom in Middle East and North Africa, though they said it may be at least a decade before some countries, such as Syria, see an increase.

Good News for Bloomberg’s Lakshmanan!

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Earlier this week we told you about Bloomberg correspondent Indira Lakshmanan and her son Devan who recently relapsed with leukemia. In order to survive, four-year-old Devan is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

This afternoon, an overjoyed Indira delivered to us some phenomenal news – Devan’s doctors have identified cord blood that they believe will be a close enough match to use for the transplant.

Lakshmanan expects to have this fully confirmed in two weeks, but urges you to continue registering to find out if you are a match for Devan or another child awaiting a donor.

“We feel so gratified that the campaign our friends and family started just last week has really driven awareness and people to register – we got 50,000 visitors to the site they created in the first 3 days from 154 countries and territories,” Lakshmanan told FishbowlDC.

She went on to say that “personalities from Demi Moore and Paris Hilton to Christiane Amanpour and Andrea Mitchell have tweeted it, spreading the word to more than 12 million people.”

A big thanks to everyone for supporting Indira and Devan! To check up on Devan’s progress or to find out how you can register as a bone marrow donor, visit Devan’s site at www.matchdevan.com.

Bloomberg’s Lakshmanan Needs Your Help

devan.jpg Bloomberg correspondent Indira Lakshmanan needs your help. Her little boy Devan has relapsed with leukemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow donor. Please join FishbowlDC in registering for the test to find out if you could be a potential match for Devan.

More details and info from Lakshmanan below:

Dear Friends, warm greetings and I wish I weren’t writing under these circumstances.

Our only child, Devan, needs your help. He’s four and has relapsed with a rare form of high-risk leukemia. His doctors believe his life depends on a bone marrow transplant that they hope to do after 12 weeks of chemotherapy. What is difficult is finding a donor match – he has 1 in 200,000 chance of matching any potential donor – and we haven’t found one yet.

You or someone you know might be the person who can save Devan’s life. All you need to do is a simple cheek swab to find out. The organizations below will send you a kit. Donating is easy and doesn’t involve painful surgery – these days it’s much like a simple blood draw.

1.PLEASE, REGISTER NOW. The test is easy & free, but processing takes time, and Devan doesn’t have much. Register below.

2.PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON TO OTHERS. Anyone can be a match, but those who are mixed Indian/Caucasian have an even better chance of helping Devan. Please cut and paste this message to protect private email addresses and forward it to everyone you can. Post it on Facebook or Tweet it. By registering yourself as a marrow or cord donor and then forwarding this email to at least 10 people now, we can spread the word to 50,000 possible donors in 48 hours.

3. VISIT DEVAN’S SITE – www.matchdevan.com – we will be including details on how to register, how to donate cord blood, how to organize your own drive, upcoming drives in your area, information on leukemia and FAQs about donation.

WHERE TO REGISTER

In the US go to Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry here. (you need to be 60 or under)

Sunday Show Preview 02.21.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: General David Petraeus, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

CBS’ Face the Nation: Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

ABC’s This Week (with Terry Moran): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Gov. Edward Rendell (D-PA)and roundtable with George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and Arianna Huffington.

CNN’s State of the Union (with Candy Crowley now): Gov. Jim Douglas (R) Vermont; Gov. Deval Patrick (D) Massachusetts; Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.; Susan Molinari (R) former U.S. Representative, and former Democratic NJ Gov. Jon Corzine.

Fox News’ Fox News Sunday: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Governor Haley Barbour (MS-R), Gov. Jennifer Granholm, (D- Michigan) and Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics at YouTube.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Christine Brennan, USA Today, ABC News contributor; Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Star; ESPN contributor; Lisa Bloom, CNN legal analyst

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Alexis Simendinger of National Journal, CNN’s Gloria Borger, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Politico’s Eamon Javers.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: James Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State; Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Yemeni Foreign Minister

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, WaPo’s David Ignatius, NYT’s Helene Cooper, Politico’s John Harris.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Deficit committee co-chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Hans Nichols, Indira Lakshmanan, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne.

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and John Boyd, Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association.

CNN’s Amanpour: Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S.; Michael Shifter, VP for policy and director of the Andean Program at the Inter-American Dialogue; Leopoldo Lopez Mendoza, former District Mayor of Caracas

C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Bloomberg’s Weekend Lineup

Al_Hunt-740140.jpgCarslon_Margaret_WEB150X200.jpgO'Beirne_Kate_150.jpgThis weekend on “Political Capital with Al Hunt” features a New Year’s reporters’ roundtable with Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, Rich Miller, Hans Nichols and Indira Lakshmanan. Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne offer their New Year’s predictions.
The show airs on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET and re-airs throughout the weekend.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press:

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)

ABC’s This Week:

Fox News Sunday:

CNN’s State of the Union:

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria:

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WSJ‘s Deborah Solomon, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Doyle McManus and NYT‘s David Sanger

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Bloomberg’s Hunt and Indira Lakshmanan interview Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Said Tayeb Jawad and Bloomberg’s Lizzie O’Leary, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin:

CNN’s Amanpour:

Will update as we learn them.

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