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Weekend Show Preview: 4.11 – 4.13.

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter BakerThe New York Times; Leigh GallagherFortune; Michael GersonThe Washington Post; and Frank RichNew York Magazine

“Fox News Sunday” : Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Ways and Means Committee; Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio host; and Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla); Arianna Huffington; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous activist; and Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter

CNN’s “State of the Union” : 9 amJeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom; Ken Christensen, president, Integrated Aviation Solutions; Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; and Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director.  12 noonArnold Carr, sonar technology expert and Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global

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CNN’s Spellman Returns to D.C. for New Job

Leave it to famed internet news junkie Marty Rudolf to get the scoop for us on Jim Spellman, the Denver-based CNN correspondent who is moving back to Washington.

After Marty asked him what he was up to (he was also writing Morgan Fairchild to ask her “how’s she’s been”), Spellman last night wrote on Twitter, “@Marty2634 tomorrow is my last day. Moving to DC to be. Correspondent At CCTV, an international network from China.”

CCTV stands for China Central Television. It’s the predominant state TV broadcaster in mainland China.

Spellman went to school at the University of Maryland in College Park. He also played guitar in High Back Chairs and Julie Ocean and drums in Velocity Girl, an indie rock band that reportedly split up in 1996.

UPDATE: Shame on us! We didn’t realize our sister site, TVNewser, had the news on Spellman a week ago. See here.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I don’t know where zoftig ends and Dunkin Donuts begins.”HuffPost and MSNBC’s Howard Fineman on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie weight loss in reaction to an intro from Touré who used the word “zoftig” to describe the governor even thought the word is supposed to apply to pleasantly plump women. In Yiddish, the word means “juicy.” Fineman continued, “I would bet that he does master it because having the desire to be President is even stronger than the desire to eat donuts. So I think he will do that and it’ll help make him a good story, at least initially.”

Bachmann bails on Congress 

“Shorter Michele Bachmann: I’m smart enough. I’m good enough. And doggone it, people like me.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“Just me, or does Michele Bachmann’s music and cadence here channel Delta’s in-flight safety video?” — Daily Caller and The Week‘s Matt Lewis.

“In a rare 6:05AM appearance, @mikeallen joins us to discuss Michele Bachmann.” — Morning Joe.

“How cool would it be if Bachmann could ride out of Congress on a giant eagle?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Weiner Police Returns

“I can’t even have a conversation on this set without you all losing it.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi on broaching the topic of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) running for mayor of New York. Mika turns into the Weiner Police whenever Weiner’s name is on the rise. One thing is clear: Mika is just not that into Weiner.

Ask Judy Today at 1:30 p.m.

“Questions for @JudyWoodruff? She’ll answer during a live chat tomorrow at 1:30 pm ET. #AskJudy” — PBS NewsHour.

Blogger finds girls to be a mystery 

“Right. My eldest daugher [sic] graduated summa cum laude, but I don’t understand girls.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Producer in search of propane

“So here I am. Racing the clock to get more propane while a partially-cooked red snapper hangs out on the grill awaiting my return.” — FBDC and Bill Press‘ Producer Peter Ogburn.

Who could it be?

“Overheard: ‘I’m writing a story…what they they called … the little ones…’ ‘Blog post?’ ‘Blog post!’ — Politico lobbying and campaign finance reporter Byron Tau.

TV correspondent gets weight-conscious

“My German childhood nickname translates to ‘FAT.’ Sso when a co-worker asked ‘what do you weigh… 190?’ you can understand my angst.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

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Morning Reading List, 08.07.08

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Morning Reading List, 08.01.07

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  • An ABC release announced “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was back in the top spot for the week of July 23-27, ranking #1 among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. This marks the thirteenth time in fourteen weeks that ‘World News’ has finished first in these categories. The ABC broadcast averaged 7.53 million Total Viewers and a 1.8/8 among Adults 25-54, outperforming NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 360,000 Total Viewers and 130,000 key demo viewers.”

  • TVNewser reports, “MSNBC has now beaten CNN four weeks straight in the 25-54 sales prime demo. An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser ‘this is the first time MSNBC has beaten CNN for the month in six years (August 2001).’ For the month, MSNBC had 195,000 viewers in sales prime, CNN had 189,000.”

  • “The nation’s effort to combat terrorism was not the biggest story last week, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from July 22-27. That designation went to the 2008 Presidential campaign, which filled 12% of the newshole, and was fueled by the July 23 CNN/YouTube debate. The continuing showdown between the Democratic-led Congress and beleaguered attorney general Alberto Gonzales was the second-biggest story at 6%.”

  • Last month we told you to check out The Charm Offensive with Alex Daniels from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AOL’s Geordie Grindle, AARP editor Meg Guroff and CQ’s Chris Lehmann. Well, Daniels is back again, this time with her other band, Julie Ocean. Along with Terry Banks from Fleishman Hilliard, Jim Spellman at CNN and Hunter Bennet from Esquire, Julie Ocean is playing Thursday night at The Black Cat.

  • OffTheBus, a collaboration between Huffington Post and New Assignment, is showing “PressThink readers how pro-am journalism is developing in NewAssignment.Net’s second major project. At this stage — two weeks in — we’re still establishing blogging standards for open platform campaign journalism. The instructions steer away from a rigid divide between news and opinion, replacing it with posts that make an original contribution vs. those that don’t because not enough went into them.”

  • E&P’s Steve Outing writes, “For consumers of news and searchers of information, these are heady times. Yet there’s a huge downside to this abundance: How as consumers do we know if we can trust what we read? How do we know if it’s balanced, or serving someone’s narrow agenda?”

  • Variety takes a look at Joanne Lipman, who “after landing the highest post ever held by a woman at the Wall Street Journal,” she “did the unthinkable: She left.”

  • PRWeek writes, “It seems counterintuitive that HuffPo — once pigeonholed as the ‘liberal Drudge Report,’ now evolving into a full-fledged online news and opinion clearinghouse — could play host to the musings of business leaders who would not be surprised to find their capitalist predilections railed against by the site’s commenters. However, the two-year-old site, which Technorati ranks as one of the top five blogs on the Web, is aggressively pushing to establish itself as a premier national forum for thoughts and opinions of all stripes.”

  • MSNBC ‘The Big Story In July’

  • Inside Higher Ed reports, “NSSE has just asked all of the colleges that participated at least once in the last three years (a total of about 1,000 four-year institutions) for permission to release five benchmark scores from the engagement survey’s report for their institutions to USA Today, which may place the data online. Both NSSE and USA Today have stressed that they are not trying to create a new ranking system, and that institutions would not be ranked. Rather, the effort is an attempt to provide more ‘meaningful indicators’ about colleges that students and parents could use.”

  • Variety reports, “With her sociopolitical website, Arianna Huffington wants to give voice to the face in the crowd. ‘There’s a kind of wisdom of the crowd that really is one of the great contributions online journalism can make,’ she says.”

    Jobs

  • Nonfiction author seeks part-time DC research assistant.

  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking an Associate Editor.

  • Need To Know News, LLC is looking for an administrative assistant.

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