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WHCD: ABC’s Guest List Rocks My World

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I am not star-crazy but consider this your warning, ABC News: “I may act the fool when I see two of your WHCA Dinner guests – Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell from my favorite show, ABC’s Modern Family.”

If you don’t watch Modern Family, you should. Okay, enough of my PSA…on to the rest of ABC’s WHCD guest list.

J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath will attend with George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth. Additionally, ABC has “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow and “Hurt Locker” screenwriter and producer, Mark Boal.

For Washington guests, ABC snagged Scott Brown, Leon Panetta, Julianna Smoot, Peter Orszag, Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson. Talent attending includes Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Cynthia McFadden, Martin Bashir, Terry Moran and Merriman Smith Award recipient Jake Tapper.

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Morning Reading List 11.06.09

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Happy birthday to Leah Kohl and an early shout out to Tino Anthony who will celebrate this Sunday. Good morning FishbowlDC! Here’s what we’re reading over coffee, toast and a little marionberry jam this fine Friday morning…

TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES

TV

According to the NY Times, Glenn Beck is becoming the new Oprah.

TV Newser breaks down the cable coverage of Fort Hood shootings.

DCRTV says that NBC-4 lost control of their cameras during their 11pm broadcast last night.

ONLINE

CNN tests your newser knowledge with the CNN Challenge. The site even lets you pick your fav. CNN journo to quiz you.

Tucker Carlson is hiring for The Daily Caller, his new website. Calderone says that Moira Bagley has signed on as an editor.

MAGAZINES

Spy guy Jeff Stein, may be a little down from the CQ layoffs but he’s not out. He’s keeping his oars in the water by contributing to Foreign Policy.

NEWS NOTES

WaPo’s Reliable Source says that DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is engaged to Kevin Johnson.

AFP reporter Farhad Pouladi will remain in custody at least until the weekend after being arrested on Wednesday while covering an anti-American rally in Tehran.

AWARDS & EVENTS

National Journal Group and Gates Foundation to host “Improving College Completion Rates: The How and Why” panel and breakfast on Thursday November 19th at 8:00 am.

On Wednesday, November 11th Vice President Joseph Biden will be the keynote speaker at The Lab School of Washington’s 25th Anniversary Gala, which will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Media interested in covering should contact Allison@kaminskyputala.com.