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Hambycast Season One: Saying Goodbye To The ‘Mayor for Life’

Hambycast Logo.jpgCNN’s Peter Hamby wrapped up Season One of his hugely successful “Hambycast” series today by going where few DC reporters are willing to travel – DC’s Ward 8.

CNN kicked off the digital series in September tailgating with Rick Perry, and closed by reminding Washingtonians why Marion Barry is DC’s Mayor for Life. Hamby joined the Mayor’s funeral procession (aka block party) where attendees “boogied in the streets” and reminisced on their favorite memories – beyond the infamous “B*tch set me up!” incident.

Binge watch Season One on CNN.com, and keep your eyes peeled for Season Two in 2015. Between Hambycast Season Two and House of Cards, you’ll be all set for those inevitable snow days.

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Public Memorial Service Planned for DC’s Mayor-For-Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

Mourners of the late Marion Barry, Jr., DC’s four-term mayor who passed away on Sunday, can pay their respects next Saturday, Dec. 6, during a public memorial service at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.marionbarry

According to The Washington Post,there will be a series of memorial events next week for Barry leading up to the Saturday service.

The late former mayor and council member will lie in repose at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, Dec. 4. On Friday, there will be a prayer service at Temple of Praise church, then the events will conclude on Saturday with the memorial service which is expected to be attended by thousands.

 

The city is expected to hold a press conference this afternoon with more details. Stay tuned.

 

Meet the Press Salutes Marion Barry

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On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd remembered former DC mayor, Marion Barry, who passed away over the weekend.

“Marion Barry died overnight after a brief stay in a Washington D.C. hospital,” said Todd, “Barry rose to national prominence as mayor of Washington D.C.  He was a commanding presence for decades.  He served four terms as mayor and one term in prison.  Marion was a civil rights leader who became mayor, a symbol of self governance for African Americans who put many blacks in positions previously reserved for whites.”

Todd continued, “but he also struggled with addiction and famously was arrested in a sting operation in a Washington hotel.  He had been lured there by a former lover.  And while that arrest is what many Americans outside Washington remember, for Washingtonians, at least for some of them, they forgive him because of his days as a civil rights leader.  Marion Barry was 78.”

Video Courtesy of NBC’s Meet the Press.

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On Taxing ‘Yogurt’ with Former DC Mayor Marion Barry, Jr.

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WJLA’s Holmes interviewing Barry; Roll Call’s Tom Williams photographing.

Friday night at LOOK, the restaurant’s Supper Club, Michael Kosmides and Janet Donovan‘s Hollywood on the Potomac hosted an on-the-record dinner with Marion Barry, Jr., the former four-term DC mayor known nationally for smoking crack cocaine on camera in a DC hotel room with a mistress, on his autobiography out last week Mayor for Life. The now DC Councilman was open to all questions from 20 press in attendance, including a FishbowlDC reader submitted question on the proposed “Yoga Tax” on yoga classes and gym memberships in the District.

Although his comments were quite hard to hear (given a very, very large happy hour crowd standing toward the entrance to the club, who were, getting extremely happy), Barry was confused by the question, confusing it with a non-existent “yogurt” tax in the District.

“Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese…The best kind of yogurt is organic, without all these fillers and stuff…I don’t know who proposed that…I think Jack proposed that. I’m not sure. But whoever proposed it, it shouldn’t be.”

Suffice to say, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans has not proposed a tax on yogurt.

The former mayor re-focused on his career highlights throughout the night while being cognizant of his downfalls and encouraged guests to read his book in full before offering any criticisms.

WJLA’s Kristen Holmes sat down with the former mayor for a piece that aired Saturday night. On his legacy, Barry said, “Don’t judge me by one night, judge me by hundreds of nights, hundreds of days, hundreds of years, 31 years in DC of public service.” Barry is 78 years old.

On how he wanted to be remembered, Barry told Hollywood on the Potomac, “That I cared about people. That I did all I could [to] improve the lives of people, particularly, the poor…That I served as an inspiration, to a whole bunch of people, who needed some help.”

Dinner Tonight with DC’s Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

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Weekend plans? We’re having dinner with the Marion Barry, Jr. Normal, right?

The former four-term mayor of the Nation’s Capital known nationally for smoking crack cocaine on camera in a DC hotel room with a mistress, this week published Mayor for Life, his self-proclaimed ‘incredible story’ of his “campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor.”

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We Act Radio to Host Holiday Party Tonight: Marion Barry May Attend

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Lefty David Shuster‘s radio family at We Act Radio is hosting a holiday party tonight at their studio in Southeast. “Our funky SE DC radio station is having a holiday party tonight,” he writes. “…There will be a few members of Congress mixing with Anacostia political leaders (possibly Marion Barry) and us media folks who are involved with the station. It will be a cool mix and friendly atmosphere.”

Merry Christmas Shuster!

Barry Klassy, City Paper!

‘Tis the season for shocking covers from struggling print pubs. Washingtonian successfully recharged interest in their magazine and made national news by publishing a shirtless Obama on their cover in May. Now, Washington City Paper is raising the bar with their classy cover of Marion Barry and the headline “You Put Me Out in Denver ‘Cause I Wouldn’t Suck Your XXX”

CP editor Erik Wemple said “I haven’t had any trouble sleeping because of it.” How about you?

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City Paper Cover: Smart or Smut?(polls)

Top Ten Political Sex Scandals of the Decade

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In honor of Sen. Ensign’s little tryst, our friends at FamousDC have been hard at work sifting through the “best” political scandals of the decade. My personal favorite? Vito Fossella and his “love child.” That’s not only quality scandal, its klassy too.

The list is below but check out their explanations for each honoree here.

10. Sen. John Ensign + married staffer who was apparently paid in dollar bills.

9. Rep. Don Sherwood + back rub rejecting mistress

8. Rep. Tim Mahoney + His jobless mistress

7. Rep. Vito Fossella + mother of his child that was not his wife

6. Sen Larry Craig +….

5. Sen. David Vitter + D.C. Madam Hooker

4. Sen. John Edwards + Cici from Poison

3. Former Governor Elliot Spitzer + $$$$$ Hooker

2. Rep. Mark Foley + pages

1. Marion Barry + “the bitch”

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