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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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Megan McArdle Shares Keys To Success After Failure

9780670026142Last night, economics, business, and public policy writer Megan McArdle spoke about her new book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success at Sixth & I in partnership with Politics & Prose. McArdle started out by sharing a personal experience of her 2 years of unemployment following business school.

“I really was extremely miserable,” she said. “Being unemployed is about the worst thing that can happen to you.”

Citing research from Germany, where citizens are offered lavish benefits, McArdle said that “after people are widowed, they get sad but then they habituate and five years later they are about as happy as they were before. Same with divorce. If you look at unemployment, it goes down, and just stays there. Unemployment is about the worst thing that can happen to you in a modern democracy short of death or dismemberment.”

While much of the book looks at failure outside of employment issues, McArdle argues that you have to learn how to harness the power of any failure to find success. Issues such as blame, punishment, and forgiveness are all addressed in the book. Exactly how to do so you ask? You’ll have to read it to find out!

And in case you missed it, Double X Gabfest that was initially planned for tonight has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25, same time and place.

RESCHEDULED: Date Lab Editor Christina Antoniades Talks Culture, Politics and Love

Picture 10Double X Gabfest has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25, same time and place, due to weather concerns for the DC area.

Big fan of Date Lab? Yeah, we are too!

This Thursday (as in two days from today!) Christina Antoniades, editor of The Washington Post’s Date Lab will join Hanna Rosin, editor of Slate’s section for women, Double X; New York magazine’s Noreen Malone; and June Thomas editor of Slate’s LGBTQ section, Outward, to gab about culture, politics, and the way women love now. In addition, Antoniades will offer highlights and lowlights from her column and answer questions.

Double X Gabfest as the evening is called will take place at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Tickets are going for $20 each, but we have a pair up for grabs for those of you who can reference your favorite Date Lab memory. Submit yours to fishbowlnick@gmail.com and we’ll have Antoniades pick her fav early Thursday.

And in case you missed it, Megan McArdle will also be at Sixth & I tomorrow to discuss her new book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. We have a pair of tickets to that too (we just have ticket giveaways to everything, don’t we?) for whoever can share the best “start as a failure, ends in success” story. And since these experiences are inherently personal, we won’t be posting any to the site. Send your story to fishbowlnick@gmail.com and we’ll have McArdle choose one lucky winner by morning.

Achieving Greater Success After Devastating Failure

9780670026142Feel like you’ve hit a speed bump? Not satisfyed with where you’re at personally or professionally? You’re not alone.

But failure, no matter how devastating, doesn’t have to be the end. In fact, economics, business, and public policy writer Megan McArdle says failure can be just the teacher you need to push you forward to greater success. That’s the message of her new book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Successand this Wednesday she’ll be at Sixth & I in a partnership with the venue and Politics & Prose to talk about it.

FBDC has the hook up to said event, and you can too, dear readers. In keeping with the theme of the evening, whoever can share the best “start as a failure, ends in success” story will win two tickets to her talk.

And since these experiences are inherently personal, don’t worry, we won’t be posting any names to the site. But do send your story to fishbowlnick@gmail.com and we’ll have McArdle choose one lucky winner. Good luck!

Weekend Show Preview 1.3 – 1.5

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

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Peggy Noonan of WSJ, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, David Sanger of NYT, John Dickerson of CBS

-”Fox News Sunday”: Mitt Romney, Ilyse Hogue, Mark Rienzi, Fox’s Brit HumeAmy Walter of The Cook Political Report, George Will, WaPo‘s Charles Lane

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Frmr. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Dr. Delos Cosgrove, Dr. John Noseworthy, Steve Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Judy Woodruff of PBS and NBC’s Chuck Todd

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, CNN’s Ana Navarro, Frmr. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT-D), BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: Doyle McManus of the LA TimesAlexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics.com, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Jeff Zeleny of ABC

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Frmr. Sen. John Sununu (R-NH), David Plouffe, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Rich Rubin, Phil Mattingly, Margaret Carlson, and Megan McArdle

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

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Weekend Show Preview 12.13 – 12.15

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

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), NYT’s Tom Friedman, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, TIME’s Radhika Jones, Tim Modies, and CBS News’ Clarissa Ward, Allen Pizzey and John Carlin.

–”Fox News Sunday“: Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI), Capt Mark Kelly, and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America.

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: 

–ABC’s “This Week“: Secretary of State John Kerry, ABC News’ Cokie Roberts, former House speaker and CNN “Crossfire” co-host Newt Gingrich, University of California, Berkeley professor and former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich, and Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro.

–CNN’s “State of the Union“:

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times, LAT’s Doyle McManusMolly Ball of The Atlantic and Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News. 

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV),  Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bloomberg Government Analyst Nela Richardson, and Bloomberg View Columnists Margaret Carlson and Megan McArdle.  

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

Reason Mag Turns 45, Editors Have Managed Not to Kill Each Other

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch fucking hate each other. Put them in the same air space and you’re likely to hear them discuss their persisting feelings of blind rage for each other. Without even a trace of a smile, Gillespie, dressed head to toe in his signature black frock, explains the dynamic between the two. “We have a tight relationship that usually ends in physical violence,” he says.

Welch, who is editor-in-chief of the magazine, casts a weary glance in Gillespie’s direction: “He’s from New Jersey.”

The editors of Reason Magazine, Reason.com and Reason TV flaunted their hatred Wednesday night at a party in the company newsroom off Dupont Circle to celebrate the mag’s 45-year anniversary. The scene wasn’t raucous. It was peaceful, pleasant and a rarity in Washington parties in that you could breathe, hear and get a drink easily.

One senses that the above scene between Gillespie and Welch has played out in variations before. No less funny, whatever the case. Gillespie, who edits the online publication and Reason TV, has been at Reason for 19 years. Welch, since 2002. “I took two years off for bad behavior at the LA Times,” says Welch.

When I bring up their searing hatred to another employee, it’s explained that they couldn’t possibly have that much friction between them — Gillespie spends a portion of the month in Ohio, where his kids live, and Welch moved to Brooklyn a year ago, but visits D.C. often.

Weave around the newsroom and there is a relaxed vibe along with a mix of various accented employees. A week old intern with spiky hair and English accent greets us outside. Ahh…he’s Guy Bentley, the greeter and the guy whose key fob card is letting guests upstairs. “Great, fantastic, really well,” he says, when asked how his internship is going. “UK is a little depressing,” he adds, explaining that he wants to move to the United States. He says he would’ve been here a week early but for a visa issue.

Later on we run into Guy again who’s chatting with another intern named Zenon Evans. He’s blond, sort of exotic looking and in red trousers. Maybe we were duped by the British intern, thinking all their interns are from around the world. “Where are you from?” we ask.  Clearly expecting him to say Sweden or Munich, he says, “Cleveland.”

Our faces fell as we dipped into complete and utter disappointment. Who comes to a Reason party to encounter an intern from Cleveland? (Only kidding, Zenon.) “I love writing,” he says. “I’m dedicated to the libertarian cause. I feel like I’m actually accomplishing something.”

Reason‘s newsroom is unique in that there is a glass-encased fishbowl of a room plopped in the center. It apparently has poor acoustics and who wants to be on display like a fish with everyone pointing? Nonetheless, it’s a unique place to chat and tonight it’s where the cuisine — a low-key mix of wraps, vegetable platters and such — is situated.

It’s here in the fishbowl where we bump into Matthew Feeney, a British (we think) accented assistant editor. He was born in Scotland, but his parents are from England and New Zealand so his accent is all fucked up. Asked what his pet peeve as an editor is, he replies, “Not for the record.” (Seriously. A softball question to end all softball questions and he can’t say on the record what his editorial pet peeve is? We make fun of him to his face about it, but eventually let it go.) Here’s what he will tell us. Spoiler alert: It has nothing to do with sex or violence. “I’ve been working here since May. I enjoy my colleagues and the freedom to write about what I want, when I want.” Don’t mess with this guy! He’ll kick your ass.

By far the weirdest thing in the newsroom is the male pants-less mannequin located by the bar in the main newsroom. It’s showing off the black Reason T-shirt. (See it after the jump…)

In the back of the office is a library complete with a gargoyle and skeleton head. The library is the place where journalists go to “think great thoughts,” Gillespie explains. It’s just outside the library that we meet Preston Cornish. What kind of a name is this? We have no idea, but he seems to be a solid American. He manages the business advisory council for Reason. Like Feeney, he loves his colleagues, but he doesn’t own any Reason apparel. “It’s a great group of people who are committed to advancing freedom,” he says. “We punch above our weight.”

Somehow we get into the topic of cussing in the newsroom. “First time I heard ‘bloody f–ing c-word’ at 10 a.m. I was like, ‘alright mate,’” said Cornish. (By the way, “c–t” in England isn’t nearly as bad as it is here.) He glances at Feeney, who is apparently a pretty foul-mouthed bloke.

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Bloomberg View Picks Up Megan McArdle

Washington, D.C.-based writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast and blogger Megan McArdle is joining the ranks of Bloomberg View, where she will be a columnist covering the economy, business, politics and national affairs.

“Megan is an extraordinary writer and thinker,” said David Shipley, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View in a morning statement. “Few people have done a better job chronicling the economic, corporate and technological disruptions of the last decade. She’s going to make a lot of readers — those who have followed her for years and those who will discover her at Bloomberg — smarter and happier. We’re thrilled that she’s joining the team.”

McArdle has been covering economics and public policy since 2001, when she launched “Live From the WTC” from a construction trailer at the Ground Zero disaster recovery site. In 2003, she joined the staff of the Economist as Deputy Countries Editor for the website. She spent four years at the Economist in various positions, and launched its first blog, “Free Exchange.”

In her past…In 2007, she left the Economist for The Atlantic, where she spent five years writing about the intersection of economics, business, and Washington politics. During that time, she helped launch Atlantic.com’s business vertical. For three years, she was also the magazine’s business columnist.

She left the Atlantic in 2012 for Newsweek.

McArdle has a BA in English lit from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She lives in Northeast Washington with her husband, Reason‘s Peter Suderman, and a bullmastiff named Fitzgerald.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

LAPCHILD ALERT: “Mel Watt has a toddler on his lap, name of ‘Nico.’”Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

“As I think Mark Twain said, trust leaves on horseback and returns on foot. … A president leads by persuasion, not command.” — Former Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld last night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on the current state of White House scandals and the concept of a Benghazi coverup.

Memo to world: Keep your smoke to yourself

“I AM SO SICK OF INHALING YOUR CANCER SMOKE AT BUS STOPS PEOPLE. Have some class. That is all.” — Reuters Amanda Becker.

Important Q to Ponder: “Is it technically plagiarism if they only took half a sentence? How about if they use your half sentence to buttress an incorrect assertion?” — Megan McArdle, special correspondent for Newsweek/Daily Beast.

Deep thoughts with Michael Scherer

“Ironies: Benghazi/IRS may help pass immigration reform; AP subpoena may help pass shield law.” — TIME‘s Michael Scherer.

KATIE WEIGHS IN (so to speak): “A great shot of @morningmika, Katie Couric and Diane Smith during the taping of an hour special on Mika’s book.”

TV Critics/Observers

Shep Smith is a conservative cockblock — going from red meat Obama scandal coverage to Jodi Arias.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor.

Chris Matthews is the whitest cracker to ever come out of the Pillsbury Dough Boy’s rear end. Funny to hear him scream racism.” — RedState Editor and Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson.

“I feel Wolf Blitzer‘s pain, having to transition from WH coverage to Jodi Arias sentencing.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Josh Kraushaar.

“Modern cable dilemma: will CNN stick w/OJ Simpson, or switch to AG Holder when Judiciary hearing starts?” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

Deep Thinker 

“Amazing thing abt Angelina Jolie: she managed to keep quiet treatment in @nytimes, & cover Time mag. DC needs her.” — CNN’s Jonathan Wald, who runs Piers Morgan Live.

Putting it all into perspective

“Shitty day? Hey, at least you didn’t get fired by the president of the United States on national television for something you didn’t do.” — Stefan Becket, who handles social media and writes for “The Intelligencer” blog for New York magazine.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

 

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