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Morning Reading List 09.11.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Becky Lee and tomorrow to Karen Leigh and Jill Jackson!

Today is, of course, the anniversary of Sept. 11th. The networks will have special coverage- on ABC tonight, Jim Sciutto will have special reports on NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit on “World News” and on “Nightline,” Bob Woodruff will interview author Jon Krakauer about his upcoming Pat Tillman book. On CBS, Katie Couric will explore some remaining questions from the tragedy on the “Evening News.” And on NBC, “Nightly News” will have a special “Making a Difference” segment on national service along with their coverage of the day’s news.

On cable today- MSNBC began airing “9/11/01: The Today Show,” a three-hour program showing how the events unfolded live. In the evening, MSNBC will show a two-hour “9/11: As It Happened” special chronicling NBC’s coverage that day with limited editing. On CNN later today, Anderson Cooper will do a special edition of “AC360″ from Afghanistan, as he has all week. And on Fox News, at 10pmET, “Fox News Reporting, 9/11: Timeline of Terror” will air, which includes interviews with Ari Fleisher, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice. Jon Scott, who was anchoring for FNC on 9/11/01, will anchor “Happening Now” from Ground Zero. Bret Baier will host “Special Report” from Pentagon Memorial Park at 6pmET. (h/t TVNewser)

What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: The Washington Post‘s foreign staff plans to boost Middle East coverage, while also focusing more on enterprise and in-depth stories over breaking news in coming months. The 14-person overseas staff is not expected to increase, but may see some transferring to increase the presence in the Middle East and Far East.

TV

21.2 million total viewers watched President Obama’s address to congress on the networks Wednesday night, ranking NBC, ABC and CBS.

Another 9.5 million watched on the three cable news networks, ranking Fox, MSNBC, CNN.

Mark your calendars… Jenna Bush Hager will make her debut as an NBC “Today Show” correspondent one week from today. For her first piece to air Sept. 18th, the former first daughter will profile Dalton Sherman, an 11-year-old motivational speaker from Dallas who made headlines across the country last year after giving an inspiring speech at his school’s pep rally.

Is Fran Drescher heading to cable news? Washington Whispers hears that the actress, who was once speculated to run for office too, is in talks with Fox and MSNBC. There is that 11am hour open at MSNBC…

John Stossel leaves ABC for Fox News and Fox Business Network.

ONLINE

Has Drudge lost his touch?

Former mediabistro-er Rebecca Fox joined the Morning Media Menu today to talk about the newly launched Sexy Beast, the entertainment and fashion section of The Daily Beast.

NEWS NOTES

It’s Media Matters vs. WaPo‘s Dana Milbank.

And on a lighter note this morning, the 17 best news bloopers ever, courtesy of HuffPost.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

President Obama penned this op-ed in the NY Daily News to mark the 9/11 anniversary. “Every year on this day, we are all New Yorkers.”

Why Mediaite thinks President Obama should go on “The Factor” with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, Daniel Lippman

Mediabistro Course

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Pool Report: Karen Leigh’s Going Away to Cambodia Party

In case you haven’t already heard, Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh is ditching DC and the White House for Phnom Penh.

Press corps friends gathered at Stetson’s last night to send her off to Cambodia… Bonney Kapp, Mike Memoli, Christina Bellantoni, Athena Jones, Lizzie O’Leary, Heidi Przybyla, Kristen Jensen, Kim Chipman, Phil Elliott, Jeff Mason, Rebecca Sinderbrand, Rachel Streitfeld, Perry Bacon, Andrew Jones, Liz Reiter, Christina Jamison and Devin Symons were all there.

Morning Reading List 08.20.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Above, Jon Stewart‘s “moment of Zen,” starring CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and kid-journo-genius Damon Weaver. “Why do they call you Wolf… is that because you have a lot of hair on your face?”

After work tonight, join Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh at Stetson’s on U St. for goodbyes before her re-location to Cambodia. What know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

TV | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

TV

Former Fox News anchor E.D. Hill and Meghan McCain will be filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “The View,” starting in September while Hasselbeck is out on maternity leave.

Variety fills us in on “The Jay Leno Show.” They’ll keep his best-known comedy bits, such as the “Jaywalking” segment, his riffs on headlines and 99¢ Only Store advertisements, which will run in the final quarter-hour of the new NBC series.

The editors of TVNewser read Playboy– for the articles, like this one on “Family Guy” creator and FOX comedy mastermind Seth MacFarlane. “There are things I don’t like about FOX, most notably Fox News, but [Rupert] Murdoch is clearly a shrewd businessman first and a conservative second… He seems to be much more of a critical thinker than the guys he employs at Fox News. If Sean Hannity could think as critically as Rupert, I might like him,” McFarlane said in Playboy.

NEWS NOTES

There’s another hottest list in DC– and it’s not FBDC’s hottest media types! Mediaite takes a look at the “new hottest-on-the-Hill list in town -The 50 Most Fabulous People on the Hill- the brainchild of two wet-behind-the-ears congressional aides, who think that there are some flaws with The Hill‘s list.”

IN MEMORIAM

CBS News has announced that this Sunday “60 Minutes” will devote its entire hour to the news magazine’s creator and former executive producer, Don Hewitt, who passed away yesterday. The “60 Minutes” correspondents are working on individual segments that will tell the story of the legendary newsman’s life, and lasting contributions to the TV news industry.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh Packs DC Bags for Cambodia

Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh is “trading in golf pool and helo landings for the splendors of Phnom Penh.” She’ll still be working for Bloomberg, and additionally the Cambodia Daily, just now in the home country of Maddox Pitt.

FBDC caught up with Leigh as she packs her bags for a big move from Washington…

Why Cambodia? Credit my overwhelming desire to see monks riding tandem bikes.

What differences do you anticipate going from covering the White House to working in the “splendors of Phnom Penh,” as you put it? How are you preparing? It’s going to be hot, loud and crowded — a lot like White House briefings. To prepare, I’ve been getting massages, spending as much time as possible with the friends and getting on a seriously first-name basis with Jack and Stella.

What and who will you miss most in DC? Late night walks around the monuments. Biking along the canal. Fighting with White House security when I forget my Hill pass. Forcing Georgetown tourists onto the street. Running home to shower after Marine One departures. Our Colonel, Al Hunt. My favorite boss, Robin Meszoly. Descriptions of Phil Elliott‘s home cooking. Making Jeff Mason sing (ask him for selections from “South Pacific.”) Soliciting life advice from the goddess-like Julie Mason. Tennis with Perry Bacon. Never having to pay for drinks (Mike Memoli). The questionable tie fashion of Keith Koffler and Hans Nichols. Julianna Goldman, Athena Jones, Christina Bellantoni and Sunlen Miller, all lovely, who have brightened many a pool. And Roger Runningen, who was there on my first day at the White House last January and coined my nickname — Annette — based on the “American President” character who, like me, was excited on day one she could barely get through the Northwest Gate.

You campaigned hard for Julie Mason‘s White House Correspondents Association (successful) election and now you’re skipping town. What does this mean for campaign promises of White House South Lawn ice luges and briefing room massages? I’ll be working from afar to ensure that each promise is fulfilled. The luge tournament will be timed for the Vancouver Olympics and I’m working on getting Gibbs to cut a hole in the podium so we can use it as a massage table.

After the jump, Leigh’s goodbye messages for her media friends…

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WHCA Victory For Mason?

Early word on the White House Correspondents Association election results is that Julie Mason “creamed” the competition.

With a platform that included an “afternoon cocktail cart, South Lawn ice luge, climate controlled standup positions, barbecue grill and gazebo at Pebble Beach, press access to the swing set and soothing massage…” the Examiner reporter had our endorsement early on.

More to come…

>>UPDATE: Confirmed with “campaign manager” Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh, Mason did win by a landslide. We hear Team Julie is “thrilled.”

The Correspondents Coalition for Cocktail Carts Needs You

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Last week we told you about the coup forming on Facebook to support the Examiner’s Julie Mason in her run for WHCA Board. Mason has already rallied a strong group of supporters with her “work some, play hard” platform that includes “afternoon cocktail carts, a South Lawn ice luge, press access to the swing set and soothing massage.”

Over the weekend, Mason’s campaign manager – Bloomberg’s Karen Leigh reached out to FishbowlDC in hopes of tapping into some creative campaign slogans:

Karen Leigh here — as Julie’s “campaign manager” just wanted to let you know that we’ll be organizing a rally (aka drinks) at some point and that we’re currently soliciting catchy campaign slogans (Julie 4 Prez has already been suggested and vetoed.)

After “hours and hours” of creative brainstorming I came up with a few:

Don’t Bother Racin’ Just Vote for Mason.

Julie, Truly, Truly Outrageous. Vote Mason.

Don’t be Cruel-y, Vote for Julie. ???

As you can see from my lame concepts, The Correspondents Coalition for Cocktail Carts needs your creative juices. Send in slogan ideas for Julie’s campaign and we’ll post the “best of” tomorrow for the candidate’s review.

*let us know if you’d like to be anonymous.