By Nick Massella on July 29, 2014 2:51 PM
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POLITICO: Laura Ingraham considering political bid
Airing Tuesday night at 10 on Fusion (available in DC via RCN and Dish) will be a special edition of “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” featuring interviews with CIA Director John Brennan, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), CIA analysts, and key players in the case against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, accused of releasing one of the largest leaks of classified information in modern American history.
Recruitment is a major focus of the interview, as the intelligence agency works to bring in younger individuals with a sound technological understanding. Ramos also sits down with Justin Jackson, former deputy director for the National Clandestine Service, and the CIA’s Center for Mission Diversity Director Carmen Middleton who explain “how hiring new faces with different opinions actually benefits the organization.”
“Next time, I’m going to have you in studio. I might have better control here.” – Host Candy Crowley, to Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) after a contentious back-and-forth over Benghazi and Obamacare. CNN’s “State of the Union”
“But you’re still blaming the President, Congressman, with all due respect, and Republicans haven’t moved. I mean if you really want it, the Republican Party really wanted to do something right now, they could vote today on the House. And you’re not doing that.” -Host Jorge Ramos laying into Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) over his party’s failure to move immigration reform legislation. Univision’s “Al Punto”
“I do.” -Sen. Marco Rubio on whether he thinks he’s ready to be President. ABC’s “This Week”
CBS’ Bob Schieffer, NBC’s David Gregory, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s John King are all headed to the White House this afternoon to pre-tape their Sunday shows’ interviews with President Obama. FBDC hears they’ll each have about 15 minutes with the President.
>>UPDATE: For Univision, it was Jorge Ramos, who interviewed the President today. We also hear Univision will air an interview with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) Sunday.
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Its day 79 covering the Obama administration and week ten for us. Happy Birthday to NBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd!
Couldn’t resist this copy and paste from Playbook: Spotted at an Istanbul dance club on “80s dance night”: Ann Compton, Major Garrett, Ed Henry, Catherine Loper, Jen Psaki, Stephanie Z. Smith, Jake Tapper and Chuck Todd. Possibly a bday party?
What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…
Reuters’ Tom Glocer (via NY Observer): “Why does The New York Times need to have 600-700 journalists? Why not 30 journalists with 30 apprentices? Does The New York Times do a good job covering sports? So-so. Do they do a good job covering business? No. How about The New York Times on Israel, FT on Germany and France, which is really good, ESPN on sports and other smaller things coming together on a style sheet every morning?”
In a speech, Google’s Eric Schmidt insisted Google is a friend to newspapers and encouraged newspaper publishers to create more personalized news products that could be delivered effectively on the Web, cellphones, and other devices.
FishbowlNY: In January, the Minneapolis Star Tribune filed for bankruptcy, putting its future in jeopardy. Employees of the paper are fighting back, launching a Web site asking readers to help save the paper.
Could it be that, when it comes to political talk shows, the new slogan will be, “If it’s Sunday, it’s Univision“? In the eyes of the Spanish-language network, it’s a sure thing. “I have no doubt that eventually we will be beating” all other Sunday talk shows, Univision’s Jorge Ramos tells Politico. “It’s just a matter of time.” Look out David Gregory.
BBC America has axed its three-hour morning international news block due to low ratings. The changes to the schedule kicked in Monday without prior announcement from the BBC. The twice nightly BBC World News America, presented by Matt Frei and anchored from DC is popular with audience and will continue to air at 7 and 10pm.
MSNBC’s The Ed Show- TVNewser has the reviews.
“The Joe Scarborough Show” debuts this week on 630 WMAL in D.C. The radio show, hosted by Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from 10-11:45amET, is up 89% from January to February ’09 in NY in the A25-54 demo, topping WOR at 10amET and lead-in “Imus in the Morning” for the month. Though, Glenn Beck‘s WOR hour from 10-11amET beat Scarborough in the demo.
From CJR, a look at how long the media coverage at Dover will last.
Laura Bush’s former chief of staff Anita McBride on the Daily Beast: Enough With the Clothes Already! “There’s a lot more to a first lady”s overseas travel than the wardrobe.”
JOBS after the jump…