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‘Kissing the Ring’ – Face The Nation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

105748_0258Bigwig politicians, reporters and DC socialites, all showed up Monday night to the Newsuem in downtown Washington to honor Bob Schieffer and 60 years of exceptional journalism by Face The Nation. In something rarely seen in Washington, the evening began with a moment of agreement and lightheartedness between partisans.

“I’ve had 101 appearances on ‘Face the Nation,’ which exactly matches my age,” joked Senator John McCain, ”The first time I was on, … Bob … and I had an in-depth discussion about the aviation policies of Calvin Coolidge. … I have been on a number of shows. Always I’m reluctant to do so, I’m sure you know. [Laughter.] … I want to thank Mary Hager, who has been with Bob as his producer for all this time. … For a very short statement, I think next is the Vice President. That will be interesting. [Laughter.]”

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Meghan McCain Channels Her Father’s Thinking: ‘Why can’t you be like Chelsea Clinton?’

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 09.47.42Meghan McCain, co-host of Pivot’s “TakePart Live” and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), admitted that her father wishes she could be more like Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton and expected 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in an interview with POLITICO “On Media” reporter Hadas Gold.

Referring to a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine, Meghan McCain told Gold:

“He was not pleased at all…That’s actually one of the few fights we’ve ever gotten in about things I’ve done publicly. He was just so embarrassed. And he was like, ‘Why can’t you be like Chelsea Clinton?’…He didn’t really say that but that’s what he’s thinking in his mind. So I just try to curb it a little more. I can’t really regret things you just have to move on and live your life.”

The two went on to discuss McCain’s repaired relationship with Rep. Michele Bachmann, critical comments of Sarah Palin, and respect for her father. For the full story, click on over to POLITICO.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.28.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY So What Do You Do, Rina Stone, Creative Director at InStyle?

TVNewser Where Are They Now? Ken Kashiwahara

SocialTimes New YouTube Music Streaming Service in the Works

TVSpy Former North Carolina Anchor Talks Turning Viral Video Host

Lost Remote These Charts Explain Why Twitch is Worth $1 Billion

FishbowlDC Chuck Todd Gets Advice From Sen. Joh McCain on Meet the Press Hosting Duties

AllFacebook Bandwidth Targeting: FB Can Now Segment By Network Connection

AllTwitter Feds Spend $1M on ‘Truthy’, the Database that Tracks Misinformation on Twitter

Inside Mobile Apps Create Time-Lapse Videos with Hyperlapse from Instagram

InsideFacebook Do You Trust Facebook With Your Personal Information?

GalleyCat Journalist Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal for Robin Williams Biography

PRNewser Study: What Recent Numbers on Workplace Identity Could Say About PR

AgencySpy North American President Leaving Havas for Indie BDD

MediaJobsDaily Three Ways to Deal with the Empty Nest Syndrome at Work

UnBeige Watch: Casey Neistat Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Best Quotes from 7.13.14 Sunday Shows

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”: “No, I will commit to everything and anything that would provide credible assurances for the international community that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons, because we are not. We don’t see any benefit in Iran developing a nuclear weapon.”

Attorney General Eric Holder said on ABC’s “This Week” : “The immigration laws are being enforced, though we are faced with an extraordinary situation where thousands of people, young people especially, are fleeing Central America for economic reasons to get away from really endemic violence in their countries…The president has put together a proposal to Congress asking for almost $4 billion.  We are surging immigration judges to the border to process all of these people.”

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer : “Hamas is deliberately targeting our civilians; they want to keep as many civilians in Israel as possible.  Thankfully, we have an iron dome to protect our civilians, but as the Prime Minister said, they’re actually using their civilians as human shields…They play missile barriers next to mosques, schools, hospitals, it makes it very difficult for our military to right this war in a surgical way, but we’ll do it and we’ll continue to uphold the highest standards.” Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.10.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

FishbowlNY Hardcore Pawn Stars On the Weirdest Things They’ve Pawned

TVSpy But Didn’t You Say You Had Breaking News?

SocialTimes How to Create Content That Goes Viral

AllFacebook A Look into Facebook’s ‘Big Like Theory’

GalleyCat Amazon Makes Author-Friendly Offer to Hachette

AgencySpy ECD Carl Rogers Leaves Havas

TVNewser Hasselbeck Shares Her Opinion on Rosie O’Donnell’s Return to The View

Lost Remote NBC Becomes First Broadcast Network to Offer Exclusive Content on SoundCloud

FishbowlDC CNN and National Journal Host ‘Politics on Tap’ with Sen. John McCain

AllFacebook FB Testing Lock-Screen Notifications with Android Beta-Testers

AllTwitter Germany’s 7-1 World Cup Win Against Brazil Sets a New Twitter Record

Inside Mobile Apps Our Interview with the Founder of Trusper, the Tip-Sharing Social Network

PRNewser Five Generation Gaps in Need of Bridging in Public Relations

MediaJobsDaily Four Ways to Keep Your Career Authentic and Uniquely You

UnBeige At Chanel, Le Corbusier Inspires Concrete Couture

Bill Kristol and Ana Navarro Join ABC News

Longtime Fox News contributor and editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol has joined ABC News as a contributor, “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday morning’s show.

Also named contributor is Republican strategist Ana Navarro, who with Kristol made her debut Super Bowl Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Navarro has served as the national co-chair for John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council and, most recently, served as the National Hispanic Co-Chair for Governor Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Congrats to Kristol and Navarro – we look forward to seeing more of you in our hungover Sunday state!

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.

Kennedy Coverage

Network specials and coverage of Ted Kennedy’s death are being announced. Here’s a rundown:

ABC News
ABC News will broadcast an hour special on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, anchored by Charles Gibson from Hyannis Port, MA and Diane Sawyer in New York. The ABC News Special, “Remembering Ted Kennedy,” will air at 10:00 PM tonight.

Coverage of Senator Kennedy’s passing will also be featured on “World News with Charles Gibson,” originating from Hyannis Port; “Nightline,” anchored by Cynthia McFadden; ABC News Radio, and on ABC News NOW throughout the day, as well as on tomorrow’s “Good Morning America.” ABCNEWS.com has dedicated a special section, “Ted Kennedy: A Remarkable Life” available here.

CBS News
CBS News will look back at the life and legacy of Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy with the primetime special “Ted Kennedy, The Last Brother,” anchored by Katie Couric tonight (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Featuring exclusive footage culled from CBS News’ archives, the program is an intimate look at Kennedy – both the public face and the private man – as told through intimate interviews and candid moments captured over the last 40 years.

CNN
Throughout the day, CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer joins regular, dayside programming from Washington D.C. with interviews and reports about the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Guests include former Sen. Birch Bayh (D-IN), President Jimmy Carter, former Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.) Theodore Sorenson, former adviser to President John F. Kennedy, former Sen. John Warner (R- Va.) and more.

Contributing to the coverage will be senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash, senior political correspondent Candy Crowley and chief national correspondent John King.

At 7pm ET, CNN will air the HBO documentary “Teddy in His Own Words,” which “chronicles Senator Kennedy’s remarkable life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.” The two-hour special will be hosted by Campbell Brown.

NPR
From 2:00PM to 3:00PM (ET), NPR congressional correspondent Andrea Seabrook will host an hour-long call-in special. Seabrook will interview guests about Kennedy’s life of service and influential career in the Senate, and invite questions from the audience. Guests include Congressman Barney Frank, former U.S. Senator John Sununu, professor and scholar Ronald Walters and Thomas Oliphant, who covered Kennedy for 40 years for the Boston Globe. Listeners may join the conversation by calling (800) 989-8255 or sending an email to talk@npr.org

Beginning at 7:00PM (ET), NPR will explore Kennedy’s life – his role as a legislative lion in the Senate; his focus on civil rights, and on fighting for the disenfranchised; and his personal life and struggles – in an hour-long program. Host Linda Wertheimer will be joined by a roundtable offering political analysis on the legacy Kennedy leaves behind, with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, senior news analyst Juan Williams, health policy correspondent Julie Rovner and political editor Ken Rudin.

MSNBC
MSNBC will present a first look at “The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary,” tonight at 9 p.m. ET and tomorrow, Thursday Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. ET. “Headliners and Legends: Ted Kennedy” at 11 PM tonight.

*We’ll continue to update as we learn ‘em.

More Statements On Cronkite’s Passing From Around Town, Country

Former President George W. Bush: “Walter Cronkite was an icon of American journalism who shaped his profession in countless ways during his decades on the air. Tonight, his family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

Former President George H.W. Bush: “Barbara and I join the nation in mourning the passing of Walter Cronkite. As a pioneer in television journalism, he was a towering, respected figure. Many Americans heard it from Walter first that President Kennedy had died, or that man had walked on the moon. He is already missed.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Walter Cronkite was the face and voice of American journalism for generations. A giant in his field, he set the standard for news even today: fair and thorough.

“From the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to the war in Vietnam, to the landing on the moon 40 years ago next week, Walter Cronkite delivered the news and provided trusted commentary on the events that shaped our history. Like millions of Americans, he was a fixture in my home.

“Let us honor the legacy of Walter Cronkite by remembering the essential role that a free press plays in our democracy, and by protecting the right of journalists to report the news.”

Senator John McCain: “I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Cronkite – one of the most influential newsmen of our time. I will never forget our memorable visit together to Hanoi on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.”

Statements from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Neil Armstrong also after the jump…

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