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Separated at Birth: Two Blonde TV Journos

PBS’s Judy Woodruff and CNN’s Deborah Feyerick could easily be related. Sisters? Mother-daughter? Either will do.

 

Woodruff, Bennack to Discuss Media’s Future

To mark the release of the new documentary, Citizen Hearst, the film will screen at the Newseum on March 14 with an opening Q&A with CEO of Hearst Corporation, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and PBS anchor Judy Woodruff.

The pair will discuss the “state of media” including how journalism is different than a century ago when W.R. Hearst started his global empire and a debate on what the future of journalism holds.

Readers can also follow along via Twitter @citizenhearst for a LIVE Stream of the Q&A.

The film will play at the Newseum theater for museum attendees on Saturday, March 16.

 

That’s Debatable!

The Bipartisan Policy Center led a conversation Tuesday night at the Newseum with prominent journalists PBS’s Judy WoodruffGwen Ifill, and CNN’s Candy Crowley, who have all been on the front lines of election coverage this cycle.  They chatted about the upcoming election and their groundbreaking experiences on the campaign trail.
Crowley, who co-hosted the second and more tumultuous of the three debates, said, “I commit acts of journalism everyday, it just comes naturally to me.”  She added, “I think if Romney didn’t have the debate he had in the first round, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Woodruff remarked, “We are one of the few places on the planet that can change our leadership without drawing a gun or blood.”
Um, not so fast Woodruff… Read more

Judy Woodruff to Win Gaylord Prize

Tulsa-born Judy Woodruff, veteran broadcast journalist and anchor for the PBS NewsHour, will win the University of Oklahoma’s 2012 Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Uh oh Gwen Ifill, don’t get jealous.

Criteria for winning was rough: Be intelligent and be from Oklahoma. “Judy Woodruff is passionate about serious journalism and knows as much about American politics and American government as any reporter in the business. On top of that, she is a native Oklahoman,” said Gaylord College Dean Joe Foote.

In a release, which notes that Woodruff will co-host convention coverage alongside Ifill, the university calls Woodruff “a pioneer for women in the media.” Her career spans more than 40 years covering politics and serving as Washington correspondent for NBC, CNN and PBS. Woodruff is a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. She also hosts a monthly show, “Conversations with Judy Woodruff,” for Bloomberg TV.

Congratulations to Woodruff!

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Quotes of the Day — The Mostly Herman Cain Edition

A “kid aide” shields Cain from the media at NPC.

Cain shielded from media

“#HermanCain has kid aide, red rope blocking anyone from approaching his side of head table.” — Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, who snapped the above photograph.

Drudge Whores

“Drudge interested in the Cain story.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith. Politico did land top billing on Drudge:POLITICO: Two Women Accused Cain of Inappropriate Behavior…Reporter: ‘We’re Not Going To Get Into Details Of Exactly What Happened’…”

The Judge

“Nothing proclaims self-confident innocence like a refusal to answer questions.” –  David Frum.

Politico‘s Lobby is for Animal Lovers

“Puppies in the @Politico lobby!” — Politico Pro’s Dan Berman. Some may recall that there was recently a penguin in Politico‘s lobby.

Reporters treated like sh&% at AEI-Cain event?

“AEI now barring several reporters from leaving until Cain does. AEI has really had Cain’s back today.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

“Note to AEI press officials: you can’t control the subjects the press ask. & if you try you look like the Russians.” — L.A.-based HuffPost blogger Richard Grenell.

“AEI staff not letting reporters out until Cain leaves. Blocking exits.” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

Who landed Cain? Washington journos who interviewed GOP Presidential contender Herman Cain last night: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and PBS’s Judy Woodruff. More about his TV appearances in the last 24 hours here.

While Washington spent the day obsessed with Cain, WTOP’s dirty mind went here: “Better sex, health with caveman diet, restaurant claims.” Read here.

Capehart boasts about tie to Mitchell

“Vintage Gucci, Andrea” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart to NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell after she complimented him on his orange Halloween tie on her program Monday.

Fun and Games

“I’m vaguely familiar with the Sheriff. #ButNotTheDeputy #CainSchool” — Mother Jones‘s Washington Bureau Chief David Corn couldn’t stop providing examples of “Cain School.” Pretty funny sequence of Tweets, actually.

The Media Critic

“Greta Van S on Fox News doing a good job working over Cain, giving him as much rope as he wants.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams on Van Susteren’s interview with Cain last night.

Hazy is the “Hot Maddow”

“New issue of Rolling Stone labels @chrislhayes the “Hot Maddow.” #okaythen” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on fellow Boybander MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who has slowly but surely been morphing into colleague Rachel Maddow.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I cant decide if I should wear rollerblades to the bars tonight or not.” — Katherine Kennedy. Light bulb: Maybe Corn can help you with that and you can help him with his TV purchase.


 

 

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer’s 20 Years of “Face the Nation”

Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there’s a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) making a quick exit from the fete for Bob Schieffer’s 20th anniversary with “Face the Nation.”  But a brush with the House Minority Leader was only an appetizer for the smorgasbord of the bipartisan political power that partied inside the hotel’s Astor Ballroom.  Raising a glass to the legendary newsman were current and former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who has appeared on Face the Nation more than any other guest.  Representing the White House were Dag Vega and Jen Psaki.

In his remarks, a flattered Schieffer joked that when he first got to Washington, Republicans and Democrats always attended parties together.  “But now it’s a big deal,” he told the crowded room.

The Washington press corps were also out in full force for Bob’s big night.  Spotted in the crowd were Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward, FNC’s Ed Henry, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, Keach Hagey, Mike Allen and Patrick Gavin, Newshour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, NYT’s David Sanger, WaPo’s Roxanne Roberts, and Steve Chaggaris. Rounding out the room were a slew of CBS talent and staff such as former “Face the Nation” EP Carin Pratt and current EP Mary Hager, Rob HendinKaylee Hartung, Chris Licht, Lara Logan, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Chip Reid, Bob Orr, Wyatt Andrews, John Dickerson, Christine Delargy, Walt Cronkite (Walter Cronkite’s grandson who now works in the DC bureau), Chris Isham and of course, the evening’s hosts and top network brass Jeff Fager and David Rhodes. Noticeably absent was new CBS News White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell who was in New York City covering the president and UN.

Throughout the evening a video highlighting Bob’s career played in the background – you can check it out here.  And if you missed our must-read interview with Schieffer last week, click here.

Jon Stewart to Headline Woodruff Event

The Bob Woodruff Foundation announced today that “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart will emcee this year’s Stand Up for Heroes event. The 2011 Grammy Award-winning band Train will perform live.

The event is scheduled for June 16 at the Ronald Reagan Building. The release says Washington’s “most powerful” and “influential” people will be on hand. The evening will be hosted by Bob and Lee Woodruff and will include a reception and dinner. WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and PBS’s Judy Woodruff will attend in addition to more than 60 wounded warriors and their caregivers.

Proceeds will aid the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Lehrer Steps Down from PBS Newshour

After 36 years, Jim Lehrer is stepping down from his regular anchor role on the daily public television newscast known now a PBS Newshour.  The announcement was made to staff this morning.  Effective June 6, Lehrer will no longer be part of the regular daily anchor rotation  team, but he will still moderate the weekly analysis of Shields and Brooks; syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.  Lehrer says he will also remain involved in the editorial direction of the PBS Newshour and the program’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

In a statement today, Jim Lehrer said, “I have been laboring in the glories of daily journalism for 52 years…36 of them here at the Newshour and its earlier incarnations…and there comes a time to step aside from the daily process, and that time has arrived.”

Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will continue hosting the PBS Newshour on a rotating basis after Lehrer’s departure.

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: ‘Jon Stewart Watches Me’

Gwen Ifill of PBS’ “Newshour” was in Los Angeles Tuesday with Political Editor David Chalian to accept the Walter Cronkite Award for Political Coverage from USC’s prestigious Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

The station was selected by a panel of judges for “through and balanced” political coverage. Ifill and Judy Woodruff were singled out for “focusing on the issues” and avoiding “the horserace component that is so typical in political coverage.” Four pieces in particular, produced by Mary Jo Brooks, Terence Burlij, and Sarah Clune, received awards.

She began her remarks:

It does us all good to see that – no matter what you read, see and hear out there – serious journalism still matters. It’s all I ever wanted to do, and I think I speak for everyone here in saying that we are drawn to journalism for the nobility that can be found in telling untold stories, or in shedding light rather than heat on the over-told ones.

Ifill also set aside time to brag. “When I visit college campuses, students often tell me, ‘I only watch Jon Stewart.’ And I tell them: ‘Jon Stewart watches me.’” She added that Cronkite told her he watched “Newshour” every night.

“If it sounds like I’m boasting, you’re right,” she said. “We are justifiably proud of what we do.”

Panelpalooza: Upcoming Panels

A couple panels of possible interest tonight and tomorrow:

Tonight at 7:00 in George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium, the school will sponsor a discussion called “Democracy and Public Argument: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed.” Speakers include NYT columnist Bob Herbert, founding partner of Engage communications Mindy Finn, GW professor and a former editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Albert May, and Bud Ward, director of the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

Tomorrow morning at the Newseum, the International Women’s Media Foundation is sponsoring a panel moderated by PBS’s Judy Woodruff. The group will discuss the influence of social media on social causes, and will feature Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, Alberto Ibargüen of the Knight Foundation, and Howard G. Buffett, the oldest son of Warren Buffett. The panel begins at 9:30 and will also be broadcast live here.

Then at 1:00, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s director, Tom Rosenstiel, will participate in a discussion about Pew’s recently released “State of the News Media” report. It is the center’s eighth annual report on journalism. Frank Sesno, former CNN bureau chief and now School of Media and Public Affairs director at GW, will moderate. Also on the panel: Alberto Ibargüen, Executive Director of the Online News Association Jane McDonnell, and GW professor Matthew Hindman. The panel, hosted at GW, will be broadcast live online here.

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