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Weekend Show Preview – 8.17.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 10 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on “Face the Nation,” Gov. Rick Perry on “FOX News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin on “Al Punto,” Ferguson, Mo. Rep. William Lacy Clay on “State of the Union,” and CFR president Richard Haass on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” 

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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Gilliam, Ifill: The Nation’s Newsrooms Still Lack Diversity

The nation still has a long way to go to diversifying America’s newsrooms. This was the pervading message from Dorothy Gilliam, WaPo‘s first female black reporter, and PBS’ Gwen Ifill discussing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington last night at the National Press Club. The event was Marvin Kalb‘s “Kalb Report.”

Kalb said more than 60 WaPo reporters covered the event, but the next day–shockingly–there was no mention of Martin Luther King or of his speech. Gilliam spoke of WaPo‘s coverage of the march, saying the newspaper focused on the violence.

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MSNBC’s Matthews to host JFK Panel

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and any mention of JFK. Have your eyes glazed over yet?

If not, tonight Matthews, host of the network’s “Hardball,” will headline a panel discussion around the upcoming 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s speech at American University. “The Art and Craft of Speech Writing” will take an in-depth look at JFK’s commencement speech in 1963 at AU, and at speech writing in general.

As many know, Matthews wrote Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ward One at American University.

The panel will consist of… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Sunrise on the Potomac at Key Bridge in Georgetown.” — NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long with the accompanying photograph.

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between NYT’s Mark Leibovich and Atlantic’s Molly Ball.

Ball: “Back in the office, and there is a No Labels robocall on my voice mail.”

Leibovich: “I label that annoying…labels can be useful that way.”

Someone swipes journo’s newspaper

“Someone took my newspaper off the lawn. That’s pretty much a felony around these parts. #thissuburbanlife.” — NYT‘s media writer David Carr. (Sign of the times? Yesterday we reported that NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt‘s Advise and Consent was snatched off her doorstep.)

From the Dept. of Bragiculture I: “Congratulations to the Morning Joe team. We were the #1 cable news morning show in Washington DC in the demo. Great job!” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

The Media Observers

Pro: “Bless @rolandsmartin for bringing the funk to that ridic skeet shooting segment on @OutFrontCNN tonight.” — BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.

Con: “Roland Martin, David Frum, and Marsha Blackburn now debating Obama going skeet shooting on Erin Burnett #wtf” — BuzzFeed‘s Zeke Miller.

Important Q to Ponder: “What if most of the outside of our bodies looked like the stuff underneath the tongue? Would we ever have sex?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. Um, Gene, are you feeling okay?

From the Dept. of Bragiculture II: “Schieffer is very much a man of talking points. He’s giving Kalb the same lines he gave me in our interview in October. For that matter, they’re all saying a lot of the same things they told me in October.” — Politico‘s Dylan Byers at an event with presidential debate moderators put on by Marvin Kalb and the George Washington Global Media Institute. He is, of course, referring to CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer, who isn’t characteristically a man of talking points. A question to ask ourselves: Why bother going to events when you can just read Dylan Byers?

Journo spellbound by Shakespeare play

“I’m here @FolgerLibrary for commanding production of Henry V; can’t take my eyes of lead actor; magnetic show so far.” — Bloomberg‘s Stephanie Green.

Politico Playbook publish time: 4:48 a.m.

Breitbart.com editor rips Slate‘s Weigel for being unfunny and a GOP press aide with an occasional temper goes to work for the NRSC. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Journo has to pass a kidney stone

“All of my tweets for the next few days will come via @hootsuite so I will not be responding. I have to pass this Kidney Stone. #BoomOnMe” — Sophia Nelson, columnist for NBC The Grio, Essence and USA Today. In a subsequent tweet, she again warned, “All of my tweets 4 the next few days will come via @hootsuite on a timer. I will not be responding or engaging followers. #KidneyStoneCalls.” Nelson leaves no stone unturned. About an hour ago, she wrote, “Good Morning Tweeps. Welcome to my new followers. I am still convalescing with Kidney Stones. Not fun…xo”  In the meantime, Sophia has been tweeting inspirational messages like, “If I want love, I must give love. If I want peace, I must sow peace…” She says her tweets this week will center around “getting rid of distractions in your life that block your blessings” — or, in her case, her urinary tract. Note to readers: We’ll keep you posted on when the stone passes.

Congratulations to…FT’s Mary Katherine Covert and House Speaker John Boehner‘s Press Secretary Michael Steel who got married in Meridian, Miss. over the weekend. Read their announcement in the NYT Style section here. A wedding attendee, CBS and ex-FBDCer Christine Delargy, sent in a picture of a publication she found there, calling it the “FishbowlDC of Mississippi.” We’re both flattered and frightened. See below:

Famed FishbowlDC reader Larry Kelly upon hearing the news that Washingtonian‘s advice column Harry & Louise is taking a breather: “Dear Harry & Louise, if I have friends who I rely on for advice and they desert me are they schumcks?” Our reply: We’re deeply sorry for your loss, Larry. And believe me, we’re feeling it too. This is a deeper question than it appears though. Since your name rhymes with Harry we suspect you’ll be feeling the painful reverberations of this for a little while. Take heart, Washingtonian is sure to come up with something genius to replace it.

How FNC’s Sean Hannity pronounces WaPo blogger and FBDC Fan Club Prez Ezra Klein: “Ezz-er Klein.” We’re sure he means no disrespect. (Thanks to The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor for letting us in on this fun fact.)

Prince Harry in Washington Today

“His royal fun-ness, Prince Harry, will be in DC today!” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji. Harry, a known party animal,  is in town to receive an award on his work with war vets.

Convo Between Media Type and Aging TV Star

As many know, Dennis Haskins, who played Mr. Belding on “Saved by the Bell,” was the guest of the hour at Ron and Sara Bonjean‘s holiday party a few years ago. Ron is a public affairs specialist who runs The Bonjean Company.

Ron Bonjean: “Psyched to see @mrbelding on Mad Men tonight. Break through moment for the show.” A flattered ex-Mr. Belding retweeted and replied: “Thx Ron!”

Journo Love

Steve Lopez at the LAT is a treasure.” — CBS Political Director and Slate’s John Dickerson, who linked to this story by Lopez.

Unexpected Encounters

“I just met Marvin Kalb in the elevator. Random and cool.” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz. Kalb spent 30 years at CBS and NBC News, where he was host of “MTP.” He’s an author and a fellow at GWU.

Anchoring 9/11: What Was it Like?

Tonight at 8p.m. Charles GibsonBrit Hume, Dan Rather, and Frank Sesno will  join moderator Marvin Kalb to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the  September 11 attacks to “discuss the subsequent decade that changed the world.”

The Kalb Report is produced before a live audience in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on the 13th floor of the National Press Building, 14th and F streets, NW, Washington, D.C.

Details…The program begins at 8:00 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive by 7:30 p.m. and must be seated by 7:40 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated.

Don’t feel like going but still want to watch it live? Visit online here.

(h/t Chief Washington Cabbage Patch Correspondent)

Kalbs to Talk New Book at Newseum

The great Marvin Kalb will join his daughter, Deborah Kalb, at the Newseum this weekend to discuss their new book “Haunting Legacy.”  The two will talk about the history and circumstances that have caused the United States to enter into war, and will share some insight from the hundreds of interviews and five years of research that went into “Haunting Legacy.”

The father-daughter authors will appear in the Newseum’s Knight TV Studio on Saturday, July 9th at 2.30 pm.  A book signing will follow the program.

About the authors: Marvin Kalb’s journalism career covers 30 years of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including stints as bureau chief in Moscow and host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Deborah Kalb, a freelance writer and editor, worked for two decades at news organizations in Washington, including Gannett News Service, Congressional Quarterly, U.S. News & World Report and The Hill.

Seating is on a space-available basis so get there early.  For more info, click here.

Koppel Will Moderate the Kalbs

GWU’s Global Media Institute and the National Press Club’s Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library will host a special program honoring journalists Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb for the publication of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama.

Ted Koppel will moderate a conversation with Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb.

Date: Friday, June 24, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Place: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW Washington, D.C.  20045

Diane Sawyer Talks Amanpour, Fox, and the Pope at Press Club

While her competitors Katie Couric and Brian Williams were chatting with late night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon respectively, ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer sat down with veteran CBS journalist Marvin Kalb at the National Press Club to close the Kalb Report’s 17th season.

The program, “Diane Sawyer: A Life in News,” kicked off the International Women in Media Foundation’s week-long gathering.

What we learned:

  • Sawyer credits the the more conversational tone of “World News” not with any personal style of reporting, but rather with her lack of a strong speaking voice. “I always wish I had one of those,” she said.
  • Asked why she went to report from Japan (seems like a rather obvious question), Sawyer told Kalb it “was a story I had to experience tangibly.”
  • Sawyer doesn’t check the ratings for “World News.” She said: “I know you won’t believe this, but I don’t check them…I’d rather not. I simply don’t want to be held hostage.”
  • She has a lot of respect for Christiane Amanpour. Kalb asked her why she didn’t join Amanpour and other journalists in Egypt to report on location about the revolution. “I wanted to go there,” she said, “but I thought, ‘It’s Christianne Amanpour!’”
  • Of her early days at ABC co-anchoring with Sam Donaldson, Sawyer said: “We were actually a skit on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ we were so bad.” Kalb insisted she wasn’t that bad, to which Sawyer responded: “Then why did you call me and tell me to fix it?” (Kalb and Sawyer were colleagues at the beginning of her career.)

Find out what Kalb and Sawyer had to say about Fox News, Sawyer’s dream interview and the worst part of her day after the jump.

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Diane Sawyer to Share Insights in Journalism

Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC’s “World News,” joins journalist Marvin Kalb to share her journalistic insights on the state of the evening news and gender barriers in the newsroom. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club.

The interview, which will air on the next Kalb Report, is the opening event of the International Conference of Women Media Leaders.

Get free tickets for the March 22 Kalb Report online here.

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