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Posts Tagged ‘Jennifer Senior’

Weekend Show Preview, 5.9.14

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


CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Fmr. Defense Sec. Robert Gates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), David Ignatius of WaPo, Michael Crowley of TIME, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Fmr. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell, UConn’s women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, Brit Hume, Julie Pace of AP, George Will, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Pre-empted by Premier League soccer coverage

ABC’s “This Week“: Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donna Brazile, Bill Kristol, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Smerconish

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), José Miguel Vivanco from Human Rights Watch, Bolivian journalist Mercedes Guzmán, fmr. MLB star Mariano Rivera, rock band La Ley

CNN’s “State of the Union: 9:00 - Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), USA Today‘s Susan Page, Tara Wall of PTP Foundation for Media Arts, Hilary Rosen; 12:00Jennifer Senior of New York Mag, author Iris Krasnow, author Claire Shipman

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The Lost FishbowlDC Interview: Cathy Alter

Cathy.jpg When the hardcover of Cathy Alter‘s “Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over” was released last year, Alter did a FishbowlDC interview that sadly never made its way onto the blog. Alter, who freelances for WaPo and Washingtonian was kind enough to dig up her old Q&A to post in honor of the paperback release of her book. For more on Cathy, check out her website here. Her lost interview is below.

What word do you routinely misspell? Maintenance. In fact, I just spelled it wrong in answering this question.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? I bought my phone in Hong Kong, so I call my ring, which sounds like the opening credits of a bad chop suey movie, the Suzy Wong.

What time did you get up this morning? 9:07. Ah, the life of a writer.

When did you last cry and why? I cried Saturday afternoon, after a friend read me the nastiest two-sentence review of my book in the Post’s Media Mix. It felt really personal to me. Plus, the reviewer spoiled the ending.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Now, with my book out, at least 100. On normal days, probably 15.

What’s your favorite letter? This feels like a trick question. My first thought was the letter my mother sent me while I was away at sleepover camp, suffering from terrible homesickness. My second thought was Q.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Mr. Harris, my seventh-grade English teacher. He used to give us paragraphs from classic literature and tell us to change every word to its synonym. At 13, I became a walking thesaurus. cathy alter.jpg
When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I volunteer every Thursday from 10-1 at the Christ Child Opportunity Shop, in Georgetown. The average age of their volunteer is 80. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Jennifer Senior. When people talk about having girl crushes on Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie, I think, what are they crazy? I am totally in love with Senior’s writing and range of knowledge.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? I’d like to be able to read minds. That power would have saved me a lot of time while I was still dating.

Red or white wine? Red, preferably from Italy.

Jenna or Barbara? Jenna. She always looks like she has something dirty on her mind.

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Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Welcome back from vacation, David Shuster! Check out some technical difficulties during New York Magazine‘s Jennifer Senior‘s hit on MSNBC earlier today above– but that wasn’t all that Shuster had to deal with. After the jump, another MSNBC clip. (h/t HuffPost)

Paul Krugman came to the defense of Michelle Malkin today. Surprised? He anticipated that– first words of Krugman’s post are “No, really.”

• Salon’s Glenn Greenwald raises some red flags about Richard Wolffe guest-hosting on MSNBC in a piece about the supposed GE-News Corp. truce. Wolffe left Newsweek earlier this year to join Public Strategies, Inc. Greenwald says, “Having Richard Wolffe host an MSNBC program — or serving as an almost daily “political analyst” — is exactly tantamount to MSNBC’s just turning over an hour every night to a corporate lobbyist. ”

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