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Morning Reading List 11.12.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Long-time CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has decided to leave the cable network. He made this announcement on last night’s show and this is effective immediately. TVNewser has more details and Hotline has the text of his announcement. Looks like NYT‘s Media Decoder broke the story. And here’s how Media Matters reacted. Could Dobbs be considering a future run for political office?

Happy Birthday to Pamela Dornic! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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CNN’s Dana Bash was the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Washington PR Woman of the Year ceremony. On changes in journalism, Bash said, “I’m on CNN.com all the time,” she says. “Most of my TV pieces are online – there is almost no difference.” (h/t Local Kicks)

Fox’s Sean Hannity to Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart: you’re right about video.

Cuts at Al Gore’s Current TV.

US TV viewing reached an all time high in 2008-09.

MAGAZINES

Gawker hears about layoffs at Newsweek. Politico has editor Jon Meacham‘s memo to staff.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is on the cover of Latina magazine.

NEWS NOTES

Fort Hood coverage dominated the news week, according to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

TMP: Are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley looking to launch a consulting firm?

“A Lesson in Journalism
,” from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

On a lighter note… Pamela’s Punch’s Pamela Sorensen on “The Wide World of Washington Gossip.” FBDC and some of our friends get shout-outs!

WEST WING REPORTAGE

More Helen Thomas today… From Washington Whispers: “I think the press is very confused about who is Obama. What are his convictions? Why doesn’t he fight?” she asks. For her part, Thomas says she has firm convictions and thinks she could even do a better job in the Oval Office. “If elected, I will serve,” she says with a smile.

AWARDS & EVENTS

“Inside Tim Russert‘s Office” opens at the Newseum Friday the 20th, but the press are invited for a sneak peek of the exhibit Wednesday the 18th from 10am to 2pm. Highlights of the exhibit.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 11.09.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! SNL spoofed Fox News’ Election Day coverage with Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Glenn Beck and Karl Rove.

Happy Birthday to John Harris (h/t Playbook). And Kaylee Hartung who celebrated at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill Saturday with CBS friends, including Bob Schieffer, who sported a TCU “Schieffer” football jersey.

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

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WaPo has launched a new series “The Elephant in the Room– Examining the state of the Republican Party.” Opening story is by Dan Balz.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander again on anonymous sources.

TV

The House passed the health care reform bill late Saturday- what it looked like on cable.

Jake Tapper will sit down with the President this afternoon. The ABC White House correspondent’s interview will air on “World News” and “Nightline,” as well as ABCNews.com. Tapper tweeted his “television exclusive” this morning asking: “What would you ask him?”

Reuters also has an interview with the President.

Margaret Warner had an exclusive interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which will air on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” today.

Watch President Obama fake-out CNN’s Elaine Quijano in the Rose Garden this weekend.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw discussed the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Newseum with PBS’ Robert MacNeil.

We missed it in the Sunday Show Preview, but Gen. George Casey also joined ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.

And ABC’s Cokie Robertscomments on actor Jon Voight.

MAGAZINES

Dr. Jill Biden penned “A Veterans Day message” in this weekend’s USA Weekend Magazine.

BOOKS

“Going Rouge,” the Sarah Palin coloring book.

NEWS NOTES

LAT: At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Howard Kurtz in WaPo on the Obamas, the first family next door.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Sarah Palin will be the GOP speaker at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual winter dinner. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will rep the Democrats.

CQ-Roll Call Group and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard will host an “Early Election Preview” next Tuesday from 8:30am-10:30am at the Columbus Club at Union Station. Register here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 11.05.09

Washington City Paper presents “Fisticuffs at the Washington Post,” starring Andrew Beaujon as Marcus Brauchli, Jason Cherkis as Chris Richards, Erin Niedowski as Lynn Medford, Erik Wemple as Manuel Roig-Franzia, Amanda Hesse as Monica Hesse and Mike DeBonis as Henry Allen.

Happy belated birthday to Christie Findlay and Kevin McVicker! Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WSJ launches a San Fran edition today.

Washingtonian: Having taken a beating for trying to set up evening salons where reporters could mingle with corporate types who’d pay big money for the privilege, The Washington Post now is attempting a more benign way to raise revenue: wine tastings — with reporters as guests.

TV

Fox News’ Glenn Beck has appendicitis.

Changes at CNN.

More reality shows… Bravo’s in DC to recruit contestants for “Top Chef.”

ONLINE

TVNewser’s Twitter list picks.

MAGAZINES

Looks like there are layoffs to come at Time Inc. Layoffs were the topic of convo on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu earlier today.

NEWS NOTES

On Election night, Twitter seemed to beat cable for insight and analysis.

And Election night ratings via TVNewser.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on year one.

ABC’s Jake Tapper on President Obama, Air Force One and Twitter on Politico‘s podcast.

IN MEMORIAM

Politico: John W. Mashek, a political reporter who covered every presidential election from 1960 to 1996, died of a heart attack Tuesday. “He was one of the great political reporters of the last quarter-century,” said Jerry Seib, executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, on Dumbarton Street between 27th and 28th Sts., N.W., in Georgetown.

AWARDS & EVENTS

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.29.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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It’s a small, small world. Rep. Michele Bachmann used to babysit “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson back in Minnesota. (h/t Minnesota Independent and Glenn Thrush)

Because Keith Olbermann‘s “Countdown” is doing well at 10pm, MSNBC’s search for a new 10pm show has been put on a back burner, AP reports.

ONLINE

“GMA” has unveiled a new homepage.

MAGAZINES

Big layoffs at Forbes.

BOOKS

Time mag has an exclusive excerpt from David Plouffe‘s book “The Audacity to Win.” On the Vice Presidential choice, Plouffe writes: “Barack continued to be intrigued by Hillary. ‘I still think Hillary has a lot of what I am looking for in a VP,’ he said to us ‘… I think Bill may be too big a complication. If I picked her, my concern is that there would be more than two of us in the relationship.’ Neither Ax nor I were fans of the Hillary option.”

NEWS NOTES

More cuts are expected at AP by the end of 2009.

Updates on David Bass via Politico, the PR exec charged with a felony for allegedly causing a drunken ruckus on a flight. He’s due in court today for a preliminary hearing.

And get a peek inside the MTV “Real World” house.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The book “Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy” chronicles Michelle Obama’s fashion rise.

AWARDS & EVENTS

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.21.09

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.

Hanson spotting. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: “Wash Post” Salon Issue Raises Ethics Concerns About Brauchli.

TV

CNN’s Don Lemon joined the Morning Media Menu earlier to talk iReport, Twitter and user generated content.

We told you last week that George Stephanopoulos‘ duties would be increasing at ABC- he’ll be Diane Sawyer‘s primary substitute anchor of “World News” come January when she takes over for Charlie Gibson. Now he’s name is being circulated as Sawyer’s replacement as “GMA” anchor. More in LAT.

Anderson Cooper 360″ correspondent and weekend CBS “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill is expecting.

MAGAZINES

A statement from Newsweek on the release of journalist Maziar Bahari: “We are delighted to announce that Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari has arrived in London in time to witness the upcoming birth of his first child. The editors of Newsweek, Maziar, and his bride Paola Gourley would like to thank the thousands of friends, colleagues and well-wishers around the world whose support over the last few months has helped to make this moment possible. Your efforts have been invaluable, and the family is deeply grateful. They ask only that they be allowed some time alone together now after their long and trying separation.”

NEWS NOTES

Andrew Breitbart is poised to unveil a new ACORN video on BigGovernment.com today.

REVOLVING DOOR

LAT‘s Peter Wallsten is moving to WSJ to cover national politics from DC.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Jimmy Kimmel wil emcee the National Italian American Foundation 34th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Hilton Washington. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, Justice Samuel Alito and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among those expected to attend.

IN MEMORIAM

AP: Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times, has died. Nelson, 80, died at home early Wednesday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.14.09

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.

Above, Eva Longoria paid a visit to the “Situation Room” yesterday. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer looks happy to see her. The actress was in town for the White House’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration last evening. Check out video of the Obamas dancing on stage with Jennifer Lopez. Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Los Lobos, the New York bachata band Aventura, the Mexican singer Thalia and others performed. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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Does Fox News’ Major Garrett have swine flu?

And speaking of Fox News, has the cable network outsmarted the White House?

ONLINE

A sneak peek of this week’s @katiecouric. Couric interviewed pollster and “What Americans Really Want…Really,” author Frank Luntz.

MAGAZINES

After weeks of speculation, Bloomberg LP announced that it has agreed to acquire BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill Cos.

NEWS NOTES

PEJ: The conflict in Afghanistan was the top story the week of October 5-11, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. It was the first time the topic has been the No. 1 story since the News Coverage Index launched in January 2007.

NYO goes “Behind The Atlantic‘s Brave Thinkers.”

AWARDS & EVENTS

The Murrow Awards.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 10.08.09

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 (one-day-belated) 13th birthday to Fox News Channel! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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The Chicago Sun-Times is a step closer to new publisher.

TV

CNN’s SNL “fact-check” has received some backlash.

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann devoted an hour to his “Special Comment” on last night’s “Countdown.” Tune in here.

Just after CBS’ Lara Logan appeared on “Charlie Rose” to discuss Afghanistan and war coverage this week, Rose hosted NBC’s Richard Engel and Max Cleland, former Senator and head of the Veterans Administration, and Vietnam veteran. That show re-airs tonight at 8pm.

Logan and other CBS-ers David Martin, Byron Pitts, Scott Pelley and their producers shared stories of their experiences reporting in Afghanistan on last night’s “Evening News.” There was also a voiceover from Cami McCormick, who was injured in Afghanistan this summer. Watch here.

ONLINE

At noon today, C-SPAN will host a live webcast with Sen. Tom Harkin and guest reporters NYT‘s David Herszenhorn and The Hill‘s Jeffrey Young.

Google is also dabbling in books.

MAGAZINES

Five ways to save mags.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Steve Roberts and Cokie Roberts hosted a party at their home last night to celebrated his new book “From Every End of This Earth.” Guests included: George Stephanopoulos, Judy Woodruff, Geoge Will, Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan, Charlie Cook, Rick Klein and Bill Nichols, as well as Rep. Barney Frank and Anita McBride. (h/t Click)

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 10.06.09

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.

Guess who’s moving into their new office and whose desk is featured above. Hints: she’s already tweeted this pic and she’s also the only other cubicle or office space we’ve featured on FishbowlDC since taking over. Send us your guesses and get featured in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

John Legend will perform at the W’s millionth opening this Thursday (h/t Click‘s nightlife reporter). What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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E&P: No second bidder showed up with an offer to buy the bankrupt parent of the Chicago Sun-Times as a 5 p.m. deadline expired Monday — and another loomed as the newsroom union remained deadlocked with the sole bidder.

WaPo launched The Climate Agenda yesterday, a special report on climate change news.

TV

It’s “Supreme Court Week” on C-SPAN. To commemorate the reconvening of the court, C-SPAN has a series of specials scheduled, including interviews with all the Justices, which is a TV first. Here’s a behind the scenes video from their coverage.

Apparently Wolf Blitzer was the first to break news that David Letterman would address sex allegations– Wolf’s Twitter.

Letterman apologizes last night on the air.

And other late night hosts react to Letterman’s show.

ONLINE

HuffPost is hitting the books and The Daily Beast turns one.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast said yesterday it plans to shutter Gourmet, parenting magazine Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.

NEWS NOTES

International Women’s Media Foundation’s “Courage in Journalism Awards” will be held October 26th at the National Press Club. Winners here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.25.09

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 Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.

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

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George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

RADIO

Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.

BOOKS

Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.

Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer‘s take.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.

Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

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 Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

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