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ICYMI: Sadness Prevails -Facebook, Leno, and Sochi

Okay, so maybe you think the Facebook Look Back movies are lame, but this one might change your mind. – by David Cohen at AllFacebook.

While many Facebook users are suffering from overexposure to its recently introduced A Look Back videos, the social network honored a special request by St. Louis resident John Berlin, who wanted to see his deceased son’s video…Berlin’s video of his tearful plea to Facebook went viral, with more than 950,000 views at the time of this post, in just two days.

Which sad penis wished Jay Leno a fond farewell? Find out by watching his last opening monologue. – by Josh Feldman at Mediaite.

Leno referenced the last time he parted ways with the Tonight Show, saying, “I don’t like good-byes. NBC does, I don’t care for them.” He vaguely acknowledged the Conan O’Brien fracas that ensued by clarifying, “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times. I get the hint.”

Sochi. Is. So. Gross.  - by Chris Ariens at TVNewser.

Between the missing shower curtains, brown tap water and computer hacking affecting journalists covering the Sochi Games, NBC’s Bob Costas might have it the worst. He has an eye infection.

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Charlie Cook: Fat Harry Potter?

Ba ha! Charlie Cook made an unexpected appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show last night. The editor of Cook’s Political Report was featured in Jay Leno‘s segment “Too Fat to Look Like Harry Potter.”  Check it out below.

“9 @ 9″: Laura, Jenna & Leno

NBC’s Jay Leno adjusted his “10 @ 10″ segment for Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager last night– the former First Lady was in Texas so Leno called the Q&A “9 @ 9.”

One of the new “Today” show correspondent’s questions: “Mom, since you moved home to Texas have you received any funny housewarming gifts?” And answer: “I have received one very funny gift that I got from a friend of mine he bought it. It’s a Laura Bush bobble head doll. He bought it at the Constitutional Center in Philadelphia. It was on the clearance shelf.”

Leno’s “10 @ 10″: Gregory Pinch Hits for BriWi

Brian Willaims was lined up to do Jay Leno‘s “10 @ 10″ last night. The “Nightly News” anchor is reporting from Afghanistan this week and “because of late breaking news” could not join the show. Luckily, “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory was able to step in.

Should be a no-brainer because the segment is called “10 @ 10,” but in the clip above, scroll to about 30mins in for Gregory… We learned Eli Manning was one of the last autographs Gregory asked for (for his son), he can name six 80s bands in 15 seconds and he plays music to get pumped up for “Meet” on Sundays.

Tonight’s “Ten @ Ten” Starring…

First Lady Michelle Obama.

“The Jay Leno Show” will be joined by the First Lady via satellite Friday for “10 @ 10,” Leno’s ten rapid fire questions.

Other DC-ers to have participated in the “10 @ 10″ include Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. John McCain, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and TV newser Chris Matthews.

Morning Reading List 10.07.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Yesterday’s featured desk was Christina Bellantoni‘s new office at TPM. Ken Hanner is the only FBDC reader to guess it correctly. Today we have Uncle Sam spotted by a reader panhandling for $12 trillion in Dupont yesterday.

What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

TV

Tom DeLay has quit “Dancing with the Stars.”

David Letterman‘s apology episode brought in huge ratings.

In that spirit, Mediaite brings us “Top Ten On-Air Apologies.”

Tonight on “Countdown,” Keith Olbermann will present a Special Comment for the full hour on the need for and meaning of health care reform in the United States, “Health Care Reform: The Fight Against Death.”

CBS’ Dave Price joined the Morning Media Menu earlier today to discuss how he’s going to get across the country on only 50 bucks.

WaPo: Jay Leno‘s sinking ratings are causing pain for the NBC stations that air his new show — with at least one striking exception: Washington’s WRC-TV.

Evening news ratings here.

ONLINE

AP is considering selling stories to online customers earlier for a fee.

NEWS NOTES

Fox News’ Shepard Smith is the only newser to make AskMen’s 40 most influential men list. He’s #31– topping the list at #1 is fictional Don Draper from “Mad Men,” beating out even President Obama.

Rush Limbaugh has officially put in a bid for the St. Louis Rams.

HuffPost: NY Post editor Sandra Guzman, who spoke out against a controversial cartoon the paper ran comparing the author of the president’s stimulus package to a dead chimpanzee, has been fired from her job, the paper confirmed.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Mike Allen reported yesterday that David Axelrod met with Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in NY two weeks ago during the President’s visit to the UN. “The two discussed news coverage and the relationship between the organizations. An FNC spokesperson tells POLITICO that Ailes and Axelrod had a “cordial conversation” over coffee…”

Time‘s Michael Scherer further reports, Axelrod said in an email, “I’ve known Roger for a long time. …We chatted from time to time during the campaign. I was going to be in NY, so we got together for a cup of coffee.”

AWARDS & EVENTS

NJ‘s James Kitfield and Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. have been recognized by Military Reporters & Editors for their coverage of the U.S. military and national security during 2008.

NPC is hosting a political reporting workshop Saturday, October 17th. Keynote speaker is USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page. Dets and registration info here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADION | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Afternoon Viewing List 09.22.09

Your must-see clips of the day…

First, via Politico, a montage of Tom DeLay dancing clips from last night’s debut on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” where he earned a modest score of 16, placing 4th.

Next up… Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) made an appearance on Jay Leno last night. Leno asked if he had to choose, who Frank would rather have dinner with among Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter. “I guess of the three, I would take Rush Limbaugh, because it would be very painful and he would come with the painkillers, which he always has.” Frank also said that if he could unseat any politician it would be the current governor of Alaska because he misses Sarah Palin. (h/t HuffPost)

And after the jump, Bill Clinton’s appearance on last night’s “Daily Show” with Jon Stewart

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President Obama to Make “Late Show” Appearance Next Week

Well, Jay Leno didn’t get a prime time interview with the President last night, but David Letterman will get a late night one next week.

Broadcasting & Cable reports and the White House confirms to the press corps that President Obama will make the first appearance ever by a sitting president on the “Late Show” next Monday.

Obama Interviews: Fact or Fiction?

NYT‘s Adam Nagourney is reporting that President Obama may do back-to-back (to-back) interviews on the Sunday shows:

White House officials said that while nothing is certain – schedules are still be worked out and all that – they are looking to land Mr. Obama to back-to-back appearances on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, “Meet the Press” on NBC, and “Face the Nation” on CBS. No word on Fox or CNN.

Mediaite has debunked the rumor that President Obama would be a guest of Jay Leno‘s on his big debut in prime time on NBC tonight. Leno teased on last night’s “Football Night in America,” “We also have an interview with President Barack Obama, we’re working on that, you might see that tomorrow night.” Not the case, but he does have Kanye West. Natch.

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