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Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff to Lead PBS NewsHour’s Election Night Coverage

7907972038_f67b6c9dd0_o_slideshow-300x200“PBS NewsHour’s” Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-host live programming starting at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 4 of the midterm elections. Updated editions of NewsHour will air at 7 pm and 9 pm and all programming will appear both in broadcast and online.

And later at 11 pm, Ifill and Woodruff will host a 30-minute special on the latest results from Senate, House and gubernatorial races throughout the country. Joining the NewsHour co-anchors throughout the evening will be weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, columnist Mark Shields, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush Michael Gerson, Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, Rothenberg Political Report’s Stu Rothenberg, NewsHour’s Domenico Montanaro, and recent hire Lisa Desjardins.

Online, in addition to live streamed coverage, “PBS NewsHour” will feature an interactive election center with live election results and a live blog reporting on key races throughout the country.

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FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

fishbowlHere are your top 5 stories of the week across the site.

5 – Lisa Desjardins to ‘PBS NewsHour’

4 – 5pm Premiere for Bloomberg Politics’s ‘With All Due Respect’

3 – CQ Roll Call’s Dave Rapp to Depart After the 2014 Election

2 – POLITICO All-Staff Meeting Described as ‘Cult-Like’

1 – TIME’s Michael Grunwald to POLITICO Magazine

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 10.9.14

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Lisa Desjardins to ‘PBS NewsHour’

Screen-Shot-2014-08-29-at-12.36.43-3“PBS NewsHour” executive producer Sara Just today announced the hire of Lisa Desjardins as a politics reporter and editor for the nightly news magazine with Gewn Ifill and Judy Woodruff.

Desjardins was most recently a Capitol Hill reporter and correspondent for CNN and prior to that was with the Associated Press and Reuters. She currently serves as an executive board member of the Capitol Hill Radio and TV Correspondents Association and is also the organization’s former chair.

Desjardins starts Monday, October 13.

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

Lisa Desjardins Bitter(sweet) Departure Video from CNN

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.36.43In her epic departure video, CNNRadio Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins lets it all go, except for the reporter notebooks and pencils she appears to have taken with her after CNN Digital’s restructure earlier this month resulted in the elimination of her position.

“Hello CNN. It is not easy to say goodbye. And unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of goodbyes here lately. I know a lot of folks are worried about the future. And I also know a lot of buyout offers are on the table,” Desjardins says with a hint of bitterness in its opening, referencing the voluntary separation plans offered earlier this week, separate from her leaving.

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Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

20140618_200438_3Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival Coalition. A first pitch thrown by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alongside friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gifford’s Tweet to 50 Cent saying, “bet you my first pitch will be better than yours was!” Roll Call’s Abby Livingston named MVP for the press team. House Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘in the house.’

Lowlights: ‘Feel like’ temperatures of 99* and 95* in the 7 and 8 pm hours last night, respectively. No air conditioning. A third inning injury for Schultz. The temperature.

After the jump is a rundown of the evening, as told on Twitter. Read more

RTCA Honors Vic Ratner with Career Achievement Award

20140612_193948At last night’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association annual Congressional correspondents’ dinner, recipients of several awards were recognized for excellence in areas of television and radio reporting.

The evening’s comedic guest was Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation.” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough also offered remarks. Honored guests included Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Michael Steel, press secretary to the Speaker of the House; Adam Jentleson, communications director to the Majority Leader of the Senate; Drew Hammill, communications director to the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio-TV Gallery; Olga Ramirez Kornacki, director of the House Radio-TV Gallery; and comedienne Megan Mullally.

Click through for a list of the evening’s award recipients and here for our list of the top ten comedic fails of the night. Read more

Desjardins to Cover Capitol Hill for CNN

Lisa Desjardins posted a note on Twitter today that she’ll be the new Capitol Hill reporter for CNN.

Before joining CNN, Desjardins had worked across the media in print, television and radio — most recently for the Associated Press in D.C. and WIS-TV in South Carolina. Noteable: Desjardins speaks Russian, a language she picked up living in St. Petersburg for nearly two years.

She’ll cover day-to-day Congressional activity and do some enterprise reporting, according to CNN.

Her announcement brought a flood of congratulatory tweets, almost too many to count. Best of luck to Desjardins in her new job.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story said Desjardins was moving to CNNRadio, and it has been updated to reflect that she’s actually going to CNN. Our apologies for the mistake.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the DayElection Banter

“Holy. Cow. The magic wall… Is ON THE FLOOR” — The Atlantic Associate Editor Brian Fung.

Green Eggs and Ham — why not?

“Mic check guy just read ‘Green Eggs & Ham,’ in its entirety, at Obama election night HQ. Now reading the Constitution.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

All in a day’s work

“2 stories & 2,600 words already written today, the last 1,000 drunk will be tougher.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.

5:51 p.m. Famous Last Words

“CONFIDENCE: Romney tells the traveling press he FEELS like a win is coming. He’s written only one speech so far: a victory speech.” — NBC News’ Garrett Haake.

Foreshadowing….5:51 p.m.

“Some rare, non spin on twitter –> RT @jmartpolitico: A senior GOPer w close ties to Romneyland emails a single word: ‘worried.’” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

In response to that… “So people in Romney camp sending out nervous messages to liberal reporters? Really? Wonder how big the camp is.” — Commentary‘s PodWhore (a.k.a. John Podhoretz.)

Reporters and Romney staff clap: the end is near

“Applause on Romney plane — from reporters and staff — as we land in Boston. Final flight of Romney 2012 campaign is over.” — AP‘s Steve Peoples.

Oops! Flack gets ahead of herself: 6:03 p.m.

“I’m not saying this to get ahead of myself, but is Obama capable of giving a graceful concession speech? I’m not sure.” — Amanda Carpenter, speechwriter for Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

Channeling Carville

“Carville (paraphrase): If Romney loses Virginia he’s in more trouble than a three-legged, cross-eyed gator on a freeway. #election2012″ — National Journal mag Deputy Editor James Oliphant on Democratic pundit James Carville.

And another thing on Carville…“For god’s sake someone either tighten Carville’s tie or unbutton his top button.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro. And this…“On CNN, James Carville is so excited he seems to have removed his exoskeleton.” — Vanity Fair.

Unraveling…7:17 p.m.

“It’s 7:20 and my nerves are already shot. #ElectionDay2012 #TeamRomney” — MSNBC and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

Watch your words around the kiddies, journo warns

“Careful y’all: Your kids are learning a lot about how to win and lose graciously by how you act today.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

Attack on Trump minus his name

“Is there anyone who punches further below their weight than rich guys who dabble in politics?” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

From the Road…“AT THIS POINT: crowd at Dem HQ is ready to cheer for nearly anything. Just screamed like Obama being up in Minnesota is 1980 gold. #openbar” — CNN’s Lisa Desjardins.

 ’Saucy’ Meghan Kelly

“Meghan Kelly is serving #curlytopsaucy tonight on Fox.” — Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

Politico reporters: Relax? Forget it!

“To all the road-weary reporters who just want a break: Congrats! You’ll be sitting in the Senate press gallery for the next 9 months.” — Fake Jim VandeHei, faux Twitter account to Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei.

Important, Embarrassing Question to Ponder: “So Megyn Kelly had to get white men in suits to confirm that Obama would go to Ohio. (Because her audience wouldn’t believe her?)” — Reuter‘s Megan McCarthy.

 In praise of Nate Silver’s ass

“I think Nate Silver deserves a ‘tell me how my ass tastes’ moment, right?” — HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins.

Journos react to FNC Karl Rove’s TV breakdown

  • “Karl Rove looks like a kid who just learned there’s no Santa Claus.” — TPM‘s Sahil Kapur.
  • “Fox is gone full bananaspants.” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox.
  • “Barone explaining to Rove why Obama gonna win OH like watching someone explain to little kid that his dog died.” — Bloomberg‘s Joshua Green, referencing The Washington Examiner‘s Michael Barone.
  •  ”Email from big GOP donor: ‘Karl looks like a fool.’” — Politico‘s Ken Vogel.
  • “Bret Baier is now trying to figure out how to balance Karl Rove’s petulance and the FNC ‘decision desk.’ Train wreck.” — ClearChannel’s Colby Hall.
  • “Rove has basically bullied the Fox hosts into backing off from their call of the election. Amazing TV.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
  • “Fox thinks it’s up to them who wins. It’s not up to them. It’s over guys. (But please keep this up, this is amazing TV.” — HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim.

And Greta tries to inject a dollop of sanity…

“Fox News says President Obama re-elected.” — FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren at 11:34 p.m.

Speaking of delusional…“I’m neither naive nor optimistic. Just saying I refuse to give up. R some of u telling me ur going to throw in the towel? I don’t think so.” — David Limbaugh, author and brother to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, after Obama won Ohio.

Depression is…

“Gay marriage, pot, an elated media, and Obama… Yeah, I’ve had better nights.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte.

Plouffe Daddy!

“Congrats on a ground game well-played, Plouffe Daddy.” — Freelance video journo for Wonkette and other outlets Liz Glover, referencing Obama campaign advisor David Plouffe.

Uh oh…where’s Romney? 12:11 a.m. 

“Danger for Romney is that if he delays concession too long he’ll look like a sore loser.12:11 still no concession.” — The Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden, nearly one hour after NBC called the race for Obama.

Outside the White House: 12:33 a.m.

“People are climbing the trees outside of the White House. Total mayhem.” — BuzzFeed’s Rebecca Berg.

Find some inspiration with ex-Love Connection host Chuck Woolery and take notice of a few R’s who handled the loss with maturity…. Read more

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