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Jill Abramson Recalls ‘Stern’ Meeting with Condi Rice to Pull James Risen Piece for NYTimes

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 14.43.29Former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson sat down with Lesley Stahl for “60 Minutes Overtime” to discuss a 2003 conversation with then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice who asked her to stop a piece from being published and prevent further coverage of the CIA’s efforts to thwart Iranian nuclear initiatives by the paper’s then national security reporter James Risen.

“She had a legal yellow notebook on her lap with lots of notes on it, and once I had taken a seat across from her, she barely looked up,” said Abramson. “She basically read in a very stern manner from her notes on this legal pad, which were just point after point about why this story would be damaging to the national security. I don’t think I uttered, Lesley, in this meeting, much more than ‘hello,’ and ‘I will think about what you said.’” Read more

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Former CBS Washington Bureau Chief Bill Small to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

cropped-cropped-cropped-Logo-Revert-011Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and former CBS Washington bureau chief William J. Small is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Small served as CBS’s DC bureau chief from 1962-1974, later serving as president of NBC News.

Bill Small is an icon in the television news industry,” said Chuck Dages, chairman of the NATAS. “As Bureau Chief of the CBS Washington News office throughout the 60′s and 70′s, he was paramount in the dramatic evolution of network news that continues today. Recruiting the likes of Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Bill Moyers, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer and Lesley Stahl among many others, he changed not only who we watched each evening but how.”

PBS leads with 43 Emmy nominations, followed by CBS with 42, ABC with 19 and NBC with 13. The Military Channel and the Smithsonian each received one nomination.

Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at Lincoln Center in New York City.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

‘Style Guy’ Finds Tom Brokaw’s Hair ‘Elegant,’ Donald Trump-Brand Clothing Line ‘Sleazy’

GQ celebrated the release of its fall/winter issue last night with a soiree at The Huxley featuring “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien. The event was hosted by Robert Finfer, Founder and CEO of Integrity Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tomahawk Capital, LLC.

Dropping in on a cocktail party attended by a well-known fashion/style critic, we expected to see guests decked out in their finest attire. And we did. But we also spotted a few questionable choices, like a sequined dress that didn’t fit so well (pictured right).

That’s neither here nor there.

FishbowlDC sat down with O’Brien himself for a quick Q&A to get his expertise on style in the news media world.

FBDC: What’s your media diet like?
GOB: I read the New York Times every morning. I try to watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert when I can. But I don’t watch the evening news or anything like that.

FBDC: Who’s the best-dressed man or woman in news media?… Read more

Morning Reading List 11.16.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! A very happy birthday shout out to Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday the 16th of November…

TV | ONLINE| MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES| AWARDS & EVENTS

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Shepard Smith, leaning against prevailing winds on Fox News.

Why Bloomberg’s style guide, “The Bloomberg Way” bans words like “but,” “despite,” and “however.”

NBC’s Chuck Todd appeared live from Shanghai this morning, reporting from the president’s Asian trip. But after rolling Todd’s spot, the chief White House correspondent didn’t return. Why? Because the Washington Bureau lost its power.

ONLINE

According to a new study, about half in U.S. would pay for online news.

MAGZINES

When Newsweek laid off 13 people from its already depleted editorial staff last week, the reaction from the professional media watchers was muted.

NEWS NOTES

Fox 5 reporter and anchor Will Thomas was robbed at gunpoint as he got out of his car in Georgetown, near Wisconsin and N, on Wednesday night.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Tonight at the National Press Club: The Kalb Report with Lesley Stahl and Jeffrey Fager of 60 Minutes.

Morning Reading List 09.22.09

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 CNN’s Brianna Keilar! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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

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Analysts say newspapers have no hit bottom (via NYT).

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In her new CBSNews.com show @katiecouric, the CBS Evening News anchor sat down with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Beck, who has been one of Pres. Obama’s fiercest and most vocal critics, says last year’s GOP nominee, John McCain, “would have been worse.”

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’s” roundtables yesterday and today voiced that they thought President Obama should have done Fox News Sunday.

After her interview with Ted Kennedy, Jr., “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl says she was “left with the impression Ted Jr. would run for public office someday.”

Five quick questions from Mediaite for Fox News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett. Spoiler: he’s a Taylor Swift fan.

ONLINE

Ask and you shall receive… NYT: Blogs are often criticized for helping to kill print media. Last week, though, the prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan used his forum on TheAtlantic.com to tell readers to subscribe to the print edition of the magazine. It worked. Within two days after last Monday’s post, Mr. Sullivan’s appeal pulled in 75 percent of the subscriptions that the Web site draws in a typical month, the magazine’s publisher, Jay Lauf, said.

HuffPost launched a technology section yesterday- HuffPost Technology.

Larry Summers’ first blog on whitehouse.gov.

BOOKS

Page Six previews “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage” by Christopher Andersen, which hits shelves Tuesday. (h/t Click)

NEWS NOTES

The FCC is endorsing network neutrality.

Wedding Crashers: How did Rush Limbaugh end up at the wedding of a Hillary Clinton staffer?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

In an interview with MTP’s David Gregory this weekend, President Obama called race “catnip” to the media. Salon’s Joan Walsh examines.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 09.01.09

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 Patricia Barba! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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AP: Cost-cutting newspapers are losing many of their youngest reporters, editors and photographers at the same time publishers are trying to break some of their old habits and learn new tricks on the Internet.

TV

What does Andrew Sullivan really think of Chris Wallace‘s interview with Dick Cheney? He doesn’t hold back- “When it comes to Cheney, one of the most incompetent vice-presidents in the country’s history, with a record of two grotesquely botched wars, war crimes and a crippling debt, Chris Wallace sounds like a teenage girl interviewing the Jonas Brothers.”

It’s going to cost the house of Mickey Mouse $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment, but they get Spider Man, Captain America, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and hundreds of other heroes as part of the deal. (h/t FishbowlLA)

“GMA” and “The View” were among those presented with Daytime Emmy Awards- but the ladies of “The View” were no-shows to pick up the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” award.

Brian Williams will anchor from the lines of the wildfires in Southern California. “Nightly News” will broadcast from the command center at Lakeview Terrace in Los Angeles County, which is the center of the coordination effort for fighting the fires. (h/t TVNewser)

Speaking of NBC, the net plans to unveil a “more colorful” peacock this fall.

TVNewser catches up with CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

And it was CNN who most people apparently turned to for coverage of Senator Kennedy’s funeral.

ONLINE

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has launched “PG+,” a “members-only Web site with interactive features and exclusive content” available to subscribers for $36 a year.

MAGAZINES

Magazine newsstand sales have dropped 12 percent.

NEWS NOTES

Stars & Stripes: The U.S. military is canceling its contract with a controversial private firm that was producing background profiles of journalists seeking to cover the war that graded their past work as “positive,” “negative” or “neutral,” Stars and Stripes has learned.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 01.28.09

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Good morning Washington.

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below.

We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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