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NYT’s Helene Cooper Wins Urbino Press Award

Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi announced Wednesday night that the recipient of the 2011 Urbino Press Award is Helene Cooper, White House Correspondent for NYT. The award is given each year to an American journalist “for distinguished reporting on the ever-changing world.”  Cooper, born in Monrovia, Liberia, had to flee the country after the 1980 coup. She wrote about her experiences in the war-torn African country in her memoir, The House at Sugar Beach.

Previous winners include: ABC’s Martha Raddatz, NYT Columnist Thomas Friedman, WaPo’s David Ignatius and NPR’s Diane Rehm.

Cooper’s remarks: “I’m incredibly honored to receive this year’s Urbino Press Award, for both professional and personal reasons. Professionally, I’m thrilled and humbled to share a stage with David Ignatius, Tom Friedman and Martha Raddatz—they are all first-rate chroniclers of the world around us. And personally for me,  there is no higher honor than being recognized by the cultural heirs of Baldassare Castiglione, Elisabetta Gonzaga and Federico da Montefeltro—a trio who epitomized Renaissance cool as far as I’m concerned. Grazie mille, Urbino.”

Cooper is scheduled to receive her prize in a ceremony in Urbino on June 3.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

“My son is a big fan of World News and Martha Raddatz!” – George D. Sanchez, Assignment Desk Editor at ABC News, in a Wednesday tweet. Raddatz is a reporter for ABC News.

Uh oh.

“A GOP presidential debate on National Coming Out Day. Oh, dear.” — Metro Weekly‘s White House correspondent Chris Geidner in a Wednesday tweet in response to the GOP holding a presidential debate at Dartmouth on Oct. 11.

Journo says there’s harm in making a cute kid gov

“I know the little kid is cute, but isn’t Chris Christie just encouraging kids to whine by making him honorary governor?” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake, who writes for “The Fix” blog, in a Wednesday tweet. He’s referring to this kid from this story.

Sex with Ari Fleischer: Page 5

“[Lisa] Baron only makes it to page five before she’s describing a sexual encounter with Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary for George W. Bush, in a Greenville, S.C., hotel room.” — WaPo‘s Stephen Lowman in a story Wednesday about Life of the Party, a book about a former “press tart” for Republicans like Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) among others. What we mean by this is she worked for Republican lawmakers. She refers to herself as a “press tart.” Read the full story here.

Fish: It’s what’s for dinner tonight

“Pistachio Crusted Halibut. Yum. Five bucks my date tonight @NorahODonnell orders this dish this evening.” — Chef Geoff Tracy ( NBC’s Norah O’Donnell‘s hubby)  in a Wednesday night tweet.

Unusual Girl Talk: ‘XOXO’

Laurie David: Anyone experiencing twitter rage? Girlfriend retweets other friends tweets, not yours? Whats the etiquette? New to tweeting, need advice.

Arianna: @Laurie_David I think the best thing to do is to email your girlfriend about the issue and I’m sure she will happily oblige xoxo :–)

Laurie David: @ariannahuff Just curious. Ever experience any twitter rage?

Arianna: @Laurie_David Noooooo….not worth it…life is too short!

Unnecessary/Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Just had very rare antelope with chestnut and potato purée. Yes, it was awesome.” — Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg in a recent tweet. We really couldn’t decide whether this was worthy of “unnecessary” or “necessary,” but since he ate antelope, rare no less, we’re on the fence. And please, don’t tell us it tasted like chicken.  “Antelope was tasty,” Bugg reports to FishbowlDC. “More like venison. Very rare though.”

Wolf Shines at RTDNF First Amendment Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation held court last night at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington D.C..   Journalists from around the country attended the black-tie affair to celebrate the 2011 First Amendment Award recipients: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Hearst’s David Barrett and Raycom’s Susana Schuler, and pay tribute to the tenth anniversary of September 11th.  The program also honored nine reporters who displayed special poise and bravery during the 9/11 attacks.  ABC’s Martha Raddatz, ABC Radio’s Ann Compton, Warren Levinson of AP Radio, CBS’s Byron Pitts, CBS Radio’s Charlie Kaye, Jeanne Meserve of CNN, Rick Leventhal of Fox News, NBC’s Rehema Ellis and NPR’s Melissa Block all received special recognition for their dedication to journalism during the national crisis.

Guests at the event were treated to a luxe, three-course meal including scallop appetizer, tender beef entree and tasty chocolate pastry dessert.  And though the dinner was delightful, the highlight of the night was certainly the presentation of the Leonard Zeidenberg Award to Wolf Blitzer.  The award was presented by Turner Broadcasting Chairman and CEO Phil Kent who gushed, “I love this guy”  before playing a hilarious video tribute to the Wolf-man (below and worth the watch).

*Interesting side note:  Blitzer takes off on a whirlwind tour with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week.  Among their destinations: Egypt and Tunisia.

ABC News’ Raddatz Goes on Fighter Combat Mission

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz recently earned bragging rights as the first journalist to fly on a combat mission in a bomb-laden air force fighter jet.

After months of preparation she took to air and will first report on her experience tonight on World News with Diane Sawyer.

Check out her reporter’s notebook here.

Kalb Report Reminder: Tonight @ 8 PM

Four of America’s top correspondents, Laura King of the Los Angeles Times, Cami McCormick of CBS News, Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, will join moderator Marvin Kalb to explore the risks and rewards of war reporting in the digital age on the next edition of The Kalb Report.

The forum, which marks the 67th in The Kalb Report series, will take place tonight – Monday, March 8, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.).

For tickets and more info, visit kalb.gwu.edu.

ABC’s Westin Wins Award, Addresses Tough Times

westin.jpg ABC News President David Westin received the First Amendment Leadership Award by the RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association) Thursday evening in Washington at the Ritz.

He spoke candidly of the importance of the First Amendment and of the trying times news organizations like ABC finds itself in today.

“In recent years we’ve seen pillars of our journalistic community go into bankruptcy,” Westin said. “We’ve seen our best institutions undergo cuts. And sometimes, wave after wave of cuts. People are asking whether some news organizations can survive at all. It’s against that backdrop that last week I announced a fundamental transformation of ABC News.”

He gave a serious shout out to D.C.-based correspondents.

“The First Amendment also asks that we employ beat reporters who develop their expertise and their sources over the years so that they can sort through the chaff and find and explain the kernel of wheat that no one else will find.

“Examples of these at ABC News right here in Washington are reporters like Martha Raddatz on foreign affairs and Jake Tapper on politics and the White House and Pierre Thomas on justice and Jonathon Karl on Capitol Hill and Lisa Stark on aviation and regulation and Terry Moran on the Supreme Court.”

Apart from Westin, award winners included: NBC’s Brian Williams, RTDNA President Emeritus Barbara Cochran, National Assoc. of Broadcasters Education Foundation President Marcellus Alexander, and Harvey Nagler, V.P. of CBS Radio News.

Too see all of the speeches from the dinner visit the RTDNA website here.

Read Westin’s full remarks after the jump…

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Sunday Show Preview 02.07.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press:

CBS’ Face the Nation: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Today Analyst Shannon Sharpe, NFL on CBS Announcer Jim Nantz, NFL on CBS analyst Phil Simms

ABC’s This Week: Sec. Treasury Timothy Geithner, ABC’s George Will, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, WaPo’s Ruth Marcus, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, Center for American Progress CEO John Podesta

CNN’s State of the Union: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Fox News’ Fox News Sunday: Sarah Palin, National Tea Party Spokesman Mark Skoda, Weekly Stabdard’s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, FNC’s Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: HuffPo’s Arianna Huffington, syndicated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, CNN’s James Carville

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: King Abdullah II of Jordan and John Yoo, author of “Crisis and Command”

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell, TIME’s Michael Duffy, WaPo’s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT’s Jackie Calmes, TIME’s Michael Duffy, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), NFL Films President Steve Sabol, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, National Urban League’s Patrick Gusman, Prime Movers Media founder Dorothy Gilliam, Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs and professor of public policy and political science. Roundtable with former WaPo reporter Dorothy Gilliam, CBS’ Michelle Miller, and Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and chairman of the National Newspapers Publishers Association.

CNN’s Amanpour: former U.S. National Security Advisory Zbigniew Brzezinski, FP’s David Rothkopf, former Chinese foreign ministry official Victor Gao, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council Victor Cha, former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda, Consul General of Mexico in New York Ruben Beltran

C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: David Axelrod, Senior White House Advisor to President Obama, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut and WSJ’s Gerald Seib.

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a roundtable with CBS’ Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford

Fox News Sunday: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus a panel with FNC’s Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and National Enquirer’s Barry Levine

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, author Robert Caro, The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Joan Biskupic of USA Today, Nat Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, John Harwood of CNBC and NYT.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Julianna Goldman, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), NYT‘s Thomas Friedman and WaPo‘s Bob Woodward

CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

ABC’s This Week: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and a roundtable with CFR President Richard Haass, ABC’s and columnist George Will, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel and WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan

Fox News Sunday: U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. David Petraeus, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and a panel with Fox News analysts Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, former White House press secretary Dana Perino and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: National security advisor Ret. Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CBS’ Chip Reid, FrumForum.com’s David Frum, TNR‘s Michelle Cottle, Lisa Bloom, Us Weekly‘s Bradley Jacobs and New York Magazine‘s Will Leitch

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, NYT‘s Tom Friedman and former IAEA director general Mohamed ElBaradei

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: BBC’s Katty Kay, New York Magazine‘s John Heilemann, CNN’s Gloria Borger and Time‘s Michael Duffy

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Time‘s Michael Duffy, NJ‘s James Kitfield and LAT‘s Doyle McManus

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Bloomberg’s Janine Zacharia, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), and U.S. Army (Retired) Major General John Hawkins, American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan, Republican commentator Ron Christie, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Coverage Plans: President Obama’s Tuesday Address

President Obama will address the nation from West Point 8pmET tomorrow on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reports that all networks will carry Obama’s primetime address. And we’re beginning to hear just how the nets and cable will cover…

CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS’ live broadcast at 8pmET.

ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor ABC’s live coverage. He will be joined by George Stephanopoulos, Jake Tapper, Martha Raddatz, senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto in Kabul and ABC News consultant Ret. General Jack Keane. Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline” from West Point beginning at 11:35pmET. Also at 8pmET, political director David Chalian and senior political reporter Rick Klein will anchor ABC News NOW’s live coverage on abcnews.com. Aaron Katersky, Ann Compton and Steve Roberts will cover it on radio.

CNN: Wolf Blitzer, joined by CNN’s Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper, John King, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria and senior political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen, will anchor the cabler’s live coverage beginning at 8pmET. “360″ will air live at 10pmET and “Larry King Live” will air live at midnight.

C-SPAN: Live coverage begins at 8pmET, likely on C-SPAN2 (if Senate is done for the day), plus coverage on C-SPAN Radio and live-streaming on C-SPAN.org.

We’ll continue to update.

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