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Weekend Show Preview – 8.10.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 3 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on “Face the Nation,” the CIA’s John Brennan and Ron Patrick on “Al Punto,” and Zalmay Khalilzad, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the UN on “State of the Union.” 

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

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Weekend Show Preview, 6.6 – 6.8

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), David Rohde of Reuters, Thomas Friedman of NYT, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, David Gergen of Harvard, Michael Gerson of WaPo, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

“Fox News Sunday”: Fmr. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Gen. Jack Keane, military parents Cheryl Brandes and Ken Luccioni, George Will, Mara Liasson of NPR, Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: preempted by coverage of Premier League soccer

ABC’s “This Week“: Hillary Clinton, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Matthew Dowd, Alicia Menendez of Fusion, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM), Paul Gigot of WSJ, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  Guatemalan Ambassador to US Julio Ligorria, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Spanish Ambassador to US Ramón Gil-Casares, Enrique Bermudez and Jorge Pérez Navarro of Univision Sports, salsa dancers Beberly Devers and Kevin Tellez

CNN’s “State of the Union: Sec. of State John Kerry, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton of the National Security Network, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council, Gen. James Mattis, Donna Brazile, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Ana Navaro

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Weekend Show Preview, 4.25 – 4.27

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rick Santorum, Peter Baker of NYT, Bobby Ghosh and Joe Klein of TIME, Nia-Malika Henderson of WaPo,  

“Fox News Sunday”: Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Jennifer Gratz from the XIV Foundation, Shanta Driver of BAMN, George Will, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tony Blair, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rich Lowry of National Review, author Mallory Factor, Neera Tanden from CAP, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic

ABC’s “This Week“: Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, Paul Krugman, Robin Roberts, Alicia Mendez of Fusion

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Anthony Weiner, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Reverend José Eugenio Hoyos of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Former Priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico Alberto Athié, Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, director Diego Quemada-Díez

CNN’s “State of the Union: 9:00 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Matt Bai of Yahoo News, S.E. Cupp, L.Z. Granderson of ESPN, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; 12:00 – Dr. Hana Ashrawi of the PLO, Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations, Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia Thomas Pickering

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Weekend Show Preview, 3.21 – 3.23

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Mitt Romney, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Capt. Sully Sullenberger, oceanographer Dave Gallo, Clarissa Ward of CBS, Fortune‘s Leigh Gallagher, David Sanger of NYT

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Dr. Alan Diehl from the NTSB, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Laura Ingraham, Bob Woodward, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Graham formerly of WaPo, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Jimmy Carter, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Frmr. Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Andrea Mitchell, NYT‘s David Brooks, Rich Lowry of National Review, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D), NCAA’s Mark Emmert, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, frmr White House aide Reggie Love

ABC’s “This Week“: Matt Damon, Nate Silver, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Cokie Roberts, Dan Senor of the Foreign Policy Initiative

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Immigration activists Elvira and Saúl Arellano, Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Venezuelan Congresswoman María Corina Machado, author/journalist Anabel Hernández, and Cesar Chavez director Diego Luna

C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans

CNN’s “State of the Union“: 9:00: Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Stephen Trimble of Flight Global, aviation analyst Mark Weiss, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinkin, Navy diving and salvage officer Bobbie Scholley, Maxim Van Norden of Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Newt Gingrich, USA Today‘s Susan Page, Neera Tanden of CAP, NOON: Madeleine Albright, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), oceanographer Luca Centurioni, Phoenix International’s Curt Newport, Rev. Earl Johnson of American Red Cross

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Weekend Show Preview, 3.7 – 3.9

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


Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Guest Host Charlie Rose, Frmr VP Dick Cheney, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Frmr. Sec. of State James Baker, NYT‘s Peter Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, National Review‘s Rich Lowry, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Frmr. Sec of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), George Will, Wilson Center’s Jane Harman, Rick Santorum, Rana Foroohar of TIME

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Ralph Reed, National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, Andrea Mitchell

ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ana Navarro, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, David Plouffe

Univision’s “Al Punto”: President Barack Obama, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora, Former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinkin, Lithuanian Ambassador to US Žygimantas Pavilionis, Estonian Ambassador to the US Marina Kaljurand, Frmr Gov. Charlie Crist (D-FL), AB Stoddard of The Hill, Ben Ferguson, Donna Brazile,

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

CONTEMPLATIVE: “Getting ready for Meet the Press this morning from Richmond” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a moment of deep, meditative, almost wax figure silence before going on the program.

“Okay, buddy. Great night. Get some sleep. In about 72 hours, Axelrod’s gonna be looking for us.” — Joe’s Mustache (@AMJoesMoustache) to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who made a campaign bet last week that will either have him growing a stache or Obama Campaign Advisor David Axelrod shaving his off.

Sunday morning at 4:38 a.m.: “I would like about 3 more hours of sleep. Instead: DCA.” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Journo hears anti-gay sentiment on trail

“An irate attendee at this Boehner event in OH told me she opposes Obama because ‘he’s forcing through this gay shit.’ Alrighty then!” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Editor invents new Twitter terminology

“Defining new term: Twitter War Hostage| when yr handle gets dragged along in twitter fight btw 2 others long after u have anything 2do w/it.” — TPM Editor Josh Marshall.

Journo nightmare

“I had a terrible dream that I set my clock back and it was Nov. 4, 2011.” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.

On Saturday night NBC “MTP’s” David Gregory encouraged everyone to have fun with daylight savings: “My feeling is don”t wait until 2am to turn your clocks back. Have some fun with it. Do it now.”

Editor wrestles with cat’s underarm hair

“Spent half an hour untangling my cat’s underarm hair – finally had to give up and cut out a matted hunk #MaineCoonproblems.” — Washington Gardener Editor Kathy Jentz, who clearly made the most of her daylight savings time this weekend.

Anticipation: “Moving to my third coffee shop of the day. … But, I’m thinking y’all will think this story is worth it.” — BuzzFeed‘s Chris Geidner. Anticipation II: “Hour 19 of today: waiting. waiting. and more waiting. We cannot wait to actually have control of our own lives.” — LAT‘s Maeve Reston.

Captain Obvious: “In three days, we’ll know who the president will be for the next four years! Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle. What?!?! Is there an election??? We’re thinking he should stick with stories on senators and Dominican prostitutes.

Irony is…

“Starbucks Dupont believes in overheating its coffee to mouth-scalding temperatures but they’re too cheap to turn on the friggin’ heat.” — MetroWeekly‘s Randy Shulman.

FNC’s ‘Fair and Balanced’ reaches preposterous proportions

“Fox News anchor: If viewers want ‘far-left’ news, they go to MSNBC. If they want ‘fair and balanced,’ they come here.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.

D.C. publicist would rather do anything than watch Sen. Rob Portman. And which Politico reporter basically tells complaining NY marathoners to STFU? Also: journo witness to giant car wreck caused by a bear.

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Morning Reading List 09.25.12.

1. Punctuation and the modern writer: In honor of National Punctuation Day,  The Atlantic Wire‘s Jen Doll has a delightful story out on writers’ favorite punctuation marks. She, for example, prefers the semi-colon. Or the ellipses or the em-dash. A Boston Globe columnist, a New Yorker writer, a horror novel author and others weigh in. Deadspin, Gawker and GQ writer Drew Magary isn’t so kind about the comma, saying, “Commas are the worst because eight billion people have eight billion different ideas about where they’re supposed to go.” And film critic and author Kurt Loder (formerly of MTV) can’t say enough about the ellipses. Read here.

2. Facials gone awry: There are facials and then there are BuzzFeed‘s idea of facials. You have to love that they have this right on their front page. Read here.

3. Koppel not thoughtful? Fox News Contributor Bernard Goldberg calls newsman Ted Koppel “not thoughtful” in reaction to Koppel’s take down of cable news last week on NBC’s Rock Center. WaPo‘s Erik Wemple seems truly perplexed by this assessment. Read here.

Have a story you’d like to submit for Morning Reading List? Let us know about it, even the night before. In this instance, we promise we won’t accuse you of bragging. Send to fishbowldc@mediabistro.com or to Betsy@mediabistro.com.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

An FNC transcript may be wrong way to go

“Boehner said “for God’s sake,” not “Christ’s sake.” I based story off an inaccurate Fox transcript. I regret the error yhoo.it/Qk3NDZ” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.

Romney camp hates the media campaign continues…

“The Romney campaign’s Trash the Press Campaign continues in Colo. w/his introductory speaker who is part of the Women for Romney coalition.” — LAT‘s Maeve Reston.

Journo dismisses Shannen Doherty’s advice

“Worst commercial ever – so if Shannen Doherty says I should get my degree online, I guess I should do it.” — MSNBC’s Domenico Montanaro.

Reporter adjusts to new iPhone

“Well, I’m an iPhone guy now. should know how to send an email about two weeks from now.” — Reuter‘s Sam Youngman, who later asked: “Uh-oh. How do you press the #1 key on an iPhone while you’re on a call?!”

And now…a Schwarzenegger impersonation

“So, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a think tank. That’s pronounced Tink Tank.” — CQ Roll Call‘s David Drucker.

TBD…

“It’s a memory, not a thing.” — Journal Register Co. and Digital First Media’s Steve Buttry on his former employer, TBD, when asked, “So TBD is still a thing?”

Politico reporter to offer anger management classes

“Yeah I know. was on United from Denver and I wanted to punch people who got upped to Econ plus seeing as how I’m kind of tall and all.” — Politico‘s Ben White, who recently got pissed off at the Madison Hotel when they didn’t honor his reservation. As you can see, he has moved on from that. And no classes yet, but we’re hoping…

The Man With the Dragon Pantaloons

At an event in Warwick, RI on Wednesday afternoon, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney spoke to an enthusiastic crowd. Some were a little more enthusiastic than others. He took a question from a man that Mitt’s body man, Garrett Jackson, described as wearing “BOLD pants.” Jackson then tweeted out this picture of the man. You can see that he is wearing a button down shirt, a tie, a blazer, and what look like pajama pants with white dragons all over them. At least he opted to wear a coat and tie and didn’t show up wearing “karate casual.” Reporters were abuzz on Twitter as word spread that a grown man with dragon pants was asking someone running to be leader of the free world a question. LAT’s Maeve Reston spotted the pants and let us know via Twitter just what the hell was happening. She was not permitted to speak on the record.

FishbowlDC reached out to the man wearing the pants. His name is Karl Waldensten and he sells vibrators. (It’s not what you think.) He told us that he got the pants from Lily Pulitzer’s website. But, why dragon pants? “The dragons in Eastern culture signify the new year, new beginnings. I thought it was appropriate” for the Romney event, he said. Around the office, they call him “Fancy Pants.”

Waldensten, who is married with “four great kids”, says his message to them is “if you feel confident with yourself, it shouldn’t matter that you just want to stick out a little bit. As long as you’re neat and tidy.”

Females on Campaign Trail Go For Sexpot Look

Forget about SexyTwitPics. Washington has its own crop of would-be sexy females on the loose. And an unusual trend is developing among campaign and White House reporters of the XX persuasion. They’re using provocative, sometimes sexy photographs of themselves for their Twitter accounts.

While Bloomberg is among the few outlets with strict tweeting policies (hardly any reporters are truly allowed to let loose on the medium) this is largely unexplored territory for most news organizations who tend to use the vague, unenforced “common sense” rule more than anything else.

We spoke with Brad Phillips, president of Phillips Media Relations and author of the Mr. Media Training Blog, about the matter. He’s a former journalist with ABC News and CNN. While he said none of the pictures we showed him struck him as particularly “bad” or necessarily overly “sexually suggestive”, he does see potential pitfalls. “The bigger issue, from my perspective, is whether those images (and others like them) represent their brands as well as possible,” Phillips said. “News organizations will have to decide whether having star reporters making silly faces on camera, posing artistically, or wearing skin-bearing dresses is congruent with their brand image. In some cases, that answer is yes – younger, hipper news organizations can push the envelope more. But I’d maintain that news organizations should consider issuing social media guidelines regarding appropriate avatars to try to maintain brand consistency and prevent embarrassing incidents.”

He reasoned, “I think it’s okay for reporters to be playful — as a profile picture it does strike me as odd that that is the image they want the world to see, especially when they are writing for stodgier publications.” Then he brought up a subject some find contentious: gender scrutiny. “More often, women have to fight to be taken seriously,” he said. “I think it’s unfair that women are judged on this. But my concern is, are they doing anything to undermine their credibility? For anyone in the reputation management business, that would be a great concern.”

We also checked in with Washingtonian‘s intrepid advice columnist and longtime media scribe Harry Jaffe on the question of these provocative pictures. He had another take on it, which was simply, why not? “Foxy Fox babes, yes,” Jaffe remarked. “That’s what they have going for them. How sexy? Cleavage? Kate Upton sexy? Seriously…. unless it’s truly x-rated, I think it’s within bounds to strike a cute, perhaps sexy, pose. It sells.”

Here is an initial sampling. If you spot any more, please send to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

In this first crop, we have NYT‘s Ashley Parker, LAT‘s Maeve Reston and The Hill’s Amie Parnes.