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CBS News Toasts to 50 Years with Bill Plante

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As if there wasn’t enough going on in DC last night (the Congressional Women’s Softball Game, 826DC’s ‘How to Make it in This Town’ convo with CNN’s Jake Tapper and NYTimesMark Leibovich, and the Big Money book party for POLITICO’s Ken Vogel) CBS News hosted a party to celebrate White House Correspondent Bill Plante’s 50 year career at the network.

Friends and colleagues gathered at Jose Andres’ Oyamel to fete Plante, a known foodie and wine connoisseur. Highlight (for him): He was gifted with a rare 1964 Chateau Pichon Baron-Pauillac.

Guests included CBS News President David Rhodes, Chairman Jeff Fager and Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham. as well as Nancy Cordes, Major Garrett, Bob Orr, Chip Reid, and Julianna Goldman.

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Weekend Show Preview, 6.13 – 6.15

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Fmr. Natl. Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Ted Olson, David Boies, WaPo‘s Robert Costa, Gwen Ifill of PBS, Nancy Cordes

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Robert De Niro, Brit Hume, Julie Pace of AP, George Will, Jane Harman of the Wilson Center

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, more guests TBA

ABC’s “This Week“: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Col. Steve Ganyard, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), CNN’s Donna Brazile, Laura Ingraham, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, author Elizabeth Drew

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union: Dana Bash and Gloria Borger co-host, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Fmr. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), 

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Weekend Show Preview, 5.9.14

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

Sunday:

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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Hey Isn’t That…?

…every journalist in DC on “House of Cards” ????

FishbowlDC caught up with CNN’s Candy Crowley a few days back to chat a bit about her star turn in “HoC” But she was far from the only DC journo to mix it up with the Underwoods this season. We pinged a few more to see what the experience was like:

Morris Jones, News Channel 8

On being sworn to secrecy: “I’m in two different spoiler scenes and I had to sign a non disclosure agreement.  I guess if I revealed any details before the public release, I might be found floating in the Potomac!”

Scott Thuman, ABC 7

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On what question he would ask Frank Underwood: “Easy. Are you looking for a new press guy?”

Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News

On watching the first season: “The cast was a guest of Bloomberg’s at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I hadn’t seen the show and everyone kept coming up to the actors to talk about the season. So, I binged and basically watched the entire season on a transatlantic flight last summer. I then felt very dark inside.”

Major Garrett, CBS News

On which character he would interview: “President Garrett Walker…My first question: How could you despoil the regal name Garrett with such a weak and vacillating approach to the presidency?”

Catch a video from Nowthisnews.com featuring nearly* every journo who made a “HOC” Season 2 appearance, after the jump…

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Dylan Byers No Fan of ‘HoC.’ So What?

“Sorry to be a wet-blanket, but Washington’s collective celebration of House of Cards seems like a dereliction of our journalistic duty to be critical. We’ve participated in marketing a show to the rest of the country – Washington can’t get enough of House of Cards! – without acknowledging that it’s jumped the shark.”

That’s the conclusion from Politico‘s Dylan Byers on the second season of “House of Cards.” Wet blanket indeed.

We take Dylan’s point that DC journos have been the unwitting (or perhaps witting) marketing accomplices for the show, but so what? It’s not real. Do journalists really have an obligation to be critical of fiction. And pulp fiction at that?

“The second season of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ was a pretty big let down.” he says. “The storylines were preposterous. The principle characters were flat and cliched. The efforts at narrative transgression, either violent or sexual, were pathetic and unconvincing.”

One could criticize “Scandal” (and definitely “Homeland”)  for the same reasons. Except why would you? Call us low-brow, but while verisimilitude and believeability are certainly important aspects of a television show, they aren’t the only benchmarks worth measuring by. There’s also good writing, excitement, surprise, catharsis, emotional engagement, titillation, and provocation -all of which “House of Cards” has in spades (ha).

And we’d beg to differ that the characters are any more flat than C.J. Craig or Sam Seaborn or Jed Bartlett -all glorified archetypes of Washington do-gooders. The dialogue in “The West Wing” was patently unbelievable -as was the idea that anyone could possibly be so completely driven by altruism and patriotism and be without serious personality flaws. But those characters were still compelling. Their struggles and travails were still of interest to viewers. And the actors who portrayed them still gave masterful performances. And ultimately, “The West Wing” was entertaining -the only measure that really matters on television in the end. We saw what happens when you try to hew too closely to the truth in a fictitious show about politics and journalism. It’s called “The Newsroom,” and it’s cancelled.

And wethinks Mr. Byers doth protest too much.

“The backslapping enthusiasm that greeted Matt Bai, Julianna Goldman, Major Garrett and other guest-starring journalists on Twitter only reinforces the idea that the Beltway media is self-obsessed,” he says.

Perhaps it is not disgust he feels, but guilt. Politico has, perhaps more than any other single institution, made its name on sensationalizing the oft-boring world of Washington politics and encouraging self-indulgence among journalists (See: This Town). It strikes us as rather rich that he laments the salacious and ridiculous way a fictional Washington is portrayed by Netflix, while his own publication does the same thing in real life. One ought not throw stones in glass houses -even at houses made of cards.

Weekend Show Preview: 12.6 – 12.8 UPDATE

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

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel; Panel: Brit Hume of Fox Julie Pace of AP, George Will of WaPo, Juan Williams of Fox

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tom Brokaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree, Jesse Jackson

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: David Wessel of WSJ, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Michael Fletcher of WaPo

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Madeleine Albright, Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanHeidi PrzybylaRich MillerMargaret CarlsonRamesh Ponnuru

We’ll update as we know more.

National Journal‘s Inevitable Powerful Women List

Washington is so flooded with powerful, important people lists it doesn’t know what to do with itself. So what’s one more such list that bears about as much importance as another story on why George Zimmerman has gotten so fat and what, if anything, it means.

Two female reporters made National Journal‘s 25 Most Influential Women in Washington Under 35 list that no doubt reached the zeitgeist early this morning in the pub’s magazine. They are Bloomberg White House reporter Julianna Goldman (at right) and NYT economic policy reporter Annie Lowry (at left). No offense to either woman — were sure they’re each fabulous in their own way. But what’s a little baffling is why they were chosen among the sea of female reporters in Washington. There’s no rhyme or reason for the pick and no heartfelt testimonials as they list boring, bland bios for each woman without ever explaining how or why they are “influential” enough to hit the Top 25. They do mention that Lowry is “one-half of a Washington journalism power couple” since she’s married to WaPo‘s Ezra Klein.

They also conceded in the introduction, “Lists like these are highly unscientific, so this year, in addition to soliciting suggestions from our staff, we asked members and readers—through e-mail, Facebook and Twitter—to nominate young women who had already made a difference. We were flooded with responses.”

 

Bloomberg’s Goldman Lands First Interview With Prez

Bloomberg‘s Julianna Goldman finds herself in a coveted position today.

Today at 12:30 p.m. ET, President Obama sits down with with the White House Correspondent at the White House today for his first television interview since the election. Goldman and the president will discuss the fiscal cliff – now just four weeks away.

We reached out to Bloomberg for more details on how Goldman secured the big interview. So far… silence, blood from a turnip, etc…

UPDATE: A Bloomberg Spokeswoman got back to us. She preferred to be quoted without her name. Asked why Julianna was able to get the interview, she said, “She’s been covering the President since he announced in Springfield four years ago. For the last year she has been putting in the requests, reaching out to his handlers. She’s been day in and day out, reporting on the President. She was told last Friday. I think she’s an incredibly talented journalists, knows the ins and outs of the fiscal cliff.” Ultimately, she explained, it boils down to Bloomberg‘s audience of “top business leaders” in the country. She thinks the President wanted to reach them and therefore chose Julianna. She added, “I think Bloomberg was chosen because of our network of Terminal subscribers… 315,000 traders and financial professionals use the terminal so the President reached an audience paying close attention to the negotiation.”

David Shuster to Get Hitched!

As the old saying goes, when you know, you know. Just six months into a courtship with an old summer camp friend, Current TV’s David Shuster is getting married. “Eddie was correct — the woman I was with Friday night at Levante’s in DC is ‘attractive, thin, and has long hair,” Shuster wrote FishbowlDC last night, referring to a sighting we wrote Monday. “Her name is Kera Rennert.  And, she is now my fiancé.  I proposed Sunday night (on my birthday) in Central Park.”

Shuster and Bloomberg‘s Julianna Goldman married in 2007 at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue and separated and separated in 2011. Their nuptials appeared in the NYT wedding section on May 27 of that year.  At the time, he worked for MSNBC.

The TV journo continued on with more details: “Kera and I have known each other for 25 years — we first met at summer camp.  Back then, I was 20 years old and a counselor; Kera was 15 years old and a camper.  No, we did not hook up back up then, nor did I think about it, nor did she.” (Ever the journalist, Shuster knew where our demented minds would go. We’re certainly delighted to hear that he didn’t commit statutory rape.)

The pair reconnected in New York in December, found much in common — she is also divorced — and have been dating now for about six months. Rennert is a New York-based freelance writer/producer/director for CBS News and Discovery Channel.

Congratulations to the happy couple! And Kera, for better or for worse, welcome to the Fishbowl.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

Hide the toddlers. We’re counting up the number of trouser snakes on the Sunday morning political talk show panels again this week and the picture is actually significantly hopeful. Program note: CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley is pre-empting Howie’s “Reliable Sources” so that program will not be included in our weekly roundup. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has a panel that’s 50 percent female as usual. Enjoy!

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 1

This week NBC’s “MTP” is broken into three segments. The First is Herman Cain, then Gov.’s Bobby Jindal and Tim Pawlenty and finally NBC’s Chuck Todd and BBC’s Katty Kay. We’re considering the last panel as the one to most comparably count.

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Ruth Marcus, WaPo, GOP pundit Mary Matalin, WaPo‘s George Will

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 2

Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst
Julianna Goldman, White House Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

(Also significant to note that Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News Investigative Correspondent, will be a guest.)

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: Proudly blacklisted by Fox News PR since June 2010. We’ll update this when we hunt it down.

WETA’s “Washington Week With Gwen Ifill and NJ” (Airs on Friday, repeats on Saturday): 2

Karen Tumulty, WaPo, Michael Duffy, TIME
Alexis Simendinger, RCP
James Kitfield, NJ

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Joe Klein, TIME
Major Garrett, NJ
Katty Kay, BBC
Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo

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