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Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: ‘We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society’

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food, its spinoff show Man vs. Food Nation and now Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, recently sat down with us for an enlightening chat about his background, MvF and his new show among other things. In Part I of our Media Beat interview with him, Richman discusses New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s proposal to ban extra-large sodas in the Big Apple.

This and all MediabistroTV productions can also be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Also, be sure to check out Part II and III of our chat with Richman tomorrow and Wednesday, respectively.

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Politico‘s Partylicious Pool Report

Perhaps the most “unique” pool report ever was distributed by Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson last night from the White House State Dinner. All of the “fabulousness” is posted below.

My favorite parts? The self-pimp and “shout out” near the end.

From: Nia-Malika Henderson
Sent: Tue Nov 24 22:40:53 2009
Subject: Final Booksellers Pool…

Apologies for this delayed report.

Pooler stood patiently for two hours and saw State Dinner arrivals in booksellers area, and there was too much fabulousness to describe in detail here. So here are the greatest moments and a few broad details.

Lots of saris tonight (and probably one too many pantsuits according to some witnesses who will not be named here), and lots of people who didn’t quite get the “stand here and pose” thing down.

Best Sari goes to Semonti Stephens who wore one of the dresses from her Spring wedding. A red number with gold jewelry from Calcutta.

Best Wardrobe malfunction goes to Bob Casey whose cumberband slithered from his waist to the floor.

Best Look goes to Speaker Nancy Pelosi who when Robin Givhan asked her “Is your gown Armani?”…Pelosi shot her a disapproving stare and rolled her eyes a bit–i.e. Pelosi to Givhan: Drop Dead. (No answer to Givhan’s follow up question which was “What was that look?!”)

Biggest Celebs: Steven Spielberg, Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood (together but not an item). Also, fyi, some stars are shorter, more wrinkled, not as hot in person. Underwood. Hotter.

Honorable mention for biggest star: Gayle King, sans bff Oprah Winfrey.

Best Dressed Billionaire: Mayor Michael Bloomberg sporting red bow tie.

Best attempt at self-deprecation goes to NBC’s Brian Williams who strolled in before movie mogul David Geffen, said “hello press,” and then: “I grew up a busboy in New Jersey so I have to resist the urge to clean up.”

Best random uttering about a guest: Oh my god, a real housewife!(See Real Housewives of DC for more info)….

Best shout out to colleague: Helene CooperTom Friedman you better stop!”

Finally a big thank you to my colleagues and honorary poolers, Amie Parnes and Kendra Marr. And shameless promotion for POLITICO..see this link for more details on the bookstore arrivals…

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0911/obama_red_carpet.html

“First Draft of History” Event Announced

Invitations for the “First Draft of History,” a Newseum event sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are being extended today. The invite-only, all on-the-record event will include interviews and panel discussions with folks like Larry Summers, Janet Napolitano, Michael Bloomberg, David Petraeus, Lindsey Graham and Eric Schmitt.

The October 1-2 event will also feature media heavy hitters as interviewers. Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams, Dan Rather, David Gregory, Chris Matthews, Maria Bartiromo, Chuck Todd, Chris Wallace and Jim Lehrer will represent the broadcast side. Print journos include James Bennet, David Brooks, Howard Fineman, Gene Robinson, Ron Brownstein, E.J. Dionne, Jeffrey Goldberg, James Fallows and Michael Kinsley.

For more details, click here.

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg

So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren’t on the list- Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after.

No pics allowed so we’ll list the guests for you… Celebs-wise we have Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Rashida Jones, Jon Bon Jovi, Owen Wilson, Jason Bateman, Natalie Portman, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Brad Hall, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Dennis Leary, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Glenn Close and BJ Novak.

Journos: Katie Couric, Lara Logan, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, Dana Bash, John King, Charlie Rose, Graydon Carter, Rick Kaplan, Steve Kroft, Steve Chaggaris, Tammy Haddad, Bill Plante, Terry Moran, Jon Meacham, Andrea Mitchell, Richard Stengel, John Dickerson, Al Hunt, Michael Calderone, Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger, Edie Emery, David Gregory, Betsy Fischer, Maureen Orth, John Harris, Mike Allen, David Shuster, Jim VandeHei, Jake Tapper and Margaret Carlson.

Also Mayor Michael Bloomberg, David Axelrod, Jon Favreau, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Larry Summers, Mark Warner, Eric Holder, Desiree Rogers,

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, House Minority Leader John Boehner and a roundtable with New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, NPR’s Michele Norris and Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes.

  • This Week: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a roundtable with former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman along with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will.

  • Face the Nation: Vice President Joe Biden (Live).

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) will be interviewed by David Lightman, Congressional Corrspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, and Perry Bacon of the Washington Post.

  • State of The Union with John King: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Jeff Zeleny, White House reporter, The New York Times, Chip Reid, chief White House correspondent, CBS News and Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post; Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News; Howard Fineman of Newsweek; and Anne Kornblut, Washington Post White House correspondent.

  • Fareed Zakaria, GPS: Ashraf Ghani, former Afghan Finance Minister, Barnett Rubin, Center on International Cooperation, Steve Coll, New American Foundation, Rory Stewart, author, “The Places In Between”, Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution and David Kilcullen, author, “The Accidental Guerilla”

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Pete Williams of NBC News, Karen Tumulty of TIME Magazine and Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

  • Huckabee: Nina Gilbert and her 70 students from Ivy Preparatory Academy will share video of their trip to DC. Also, FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman and Tracy Byrnes, Financial Advisor Dominick Tavella.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: David Axelrod. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post.

  • This Week: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Member, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Member, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Robert Gibbs and a roundtable with Studio 360′s Kurt Anderson, Slate.com’s John Dickerson, NPR’s Alison Stewart, and the Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan. Jake Tapper guest hosts.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman of Newsweek; Michele Norris of NPR; David Brooks of the New York Times; and Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC.

  • Inside Washington: Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Face the Nation: Bob Schieffer, Paul Krugman, David Axelrod, Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Sen. John McCain, President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin and CNN founder Ted Turner.

  • Reliable Sources: Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor; Bill Press, radio talk show host; Terence Smith, former PBS media correspondent; and Jessica Yellin, CNN national political correspondent.

  • Fox News Sunday: Laura Bush. Bill Sammon, Jill Zuckman, Fred Barnes, Ceci Connolly.

  • Huckabee: Kelsey Grammer, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Oliver Stone, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Maher and Joe the Plumber.

  • Morning Reading List, 11.06.08

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    Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, CNBC’s John Harwood, CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein.

  • Face The Nation: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Rep. Barney Frank, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee, Sen. Richard Shelby.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Charles Schumer (D-NY), Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson and a roundtable with Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The “Power Player” is American Red Cross chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.

  • This Week: U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. John Boehner and a roundtable with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and ABC News consultant Donna Brazile.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post; Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times reporter; Richard Stengel, editor, Time magazine; and Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC chief Washington correspondent.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld on POTUS ’08: James Ledbetter of TheBigMoney.com, Washingtonpost.com’s Travis Fox speaks with The Post’s Bart Gellman about his new book, “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” and Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Erin Billings, Roll Call and Elizabeth Brotherton, Roll Call.

  • Reliable Sources: New York Times’ Paul Krugman, talk radio show host Michael Medved, Time’s Karen Tumulty, CNN’s Ali Velshi, Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and CNN’s Frank Sesno.

  • Late Edition: McCain economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, CNN’s Gloria Borger, CNN’s Ed Henry, CNN’s Bill Schneider, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez and Democratic strategist James Carville.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank.

  • GPS: Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-MA), author Niall Ferguson, RiverTwice Research president Zachary Karabell, Financial Times’ Martin Wolf and Israeli investigative reporter Ronen Bergman.

    Note: FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a one hour special entitled, “Joe Biden: A Personal Look” on Saturday September 20th at 9PM ET. Hosted by Greta Van Susteren, this special will feature a personal look at Biden’s life with exclusive interviews from his colleagues and friends.

  • Morning Reading List, 09.14.07

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  • Most of you open up new web pages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window. And most of you are sorta geeky too.

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘Meet the Press with Tim Russert’ was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, September 9, 2007 in all categories.”

  • NBC also announced, “‘The Chris Matthews Show’ was the number-two
    rated Sunday morning public affairs show tying CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and topping ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending September 9, 2007.”

  • An ABC release announced, “ABC News Digital increased unique visitors 13% to 10.7 million in August 2007 versus the same time last year, and ranked in eighth place in the Top 20 of general news sites, according to the Nielsen NetRatings.”

  • Some shuffle at The Washington Times. A tipster tells us, “Assistant Metro Editor Ellen Sorokin and Metro investigative reporter Jim McElhatton have moved to National Desk. Robert Stacy McCain now reports to Times Internet Managing Editor David Eldridge.”

  • Brian Ross reports, “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan have added their names to the list of people who say they were the subjects of fake interviews published in a French foreign affairs journal under the name of Alexis Debat, a former ABC News consultant.” TVNewser has more.

  • From E&P: “Top Execs Assess ‘USA Today’ Impact After 25 Years”

  • John Dickerson brings us “the best moments from the Democratic presidential mashup.”

  • Check out NxE’s list of the “Fifty Most Influential Bloggers

  • Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro explores an interesting question: “Some coworkers and I were discussing The Future Of The Newspaper yesterday (a cheery topic–no, really), and one asked what sort of electronic device we might want to read ‘the paper’ on.”

  • CJR reports, “Unnamed sources have their way with — and say in –the NYT”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein “will be headlining a panel discussion at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. … The event will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW in the Ticonderoga room.”

  • Huffington Post reports, “Last night — at long last — Stephen Colbert brought the seemingly endless saga of WristGate to an end, tying together all open threads into one magical unbroken circle of love, like a cleanly-knitted bone. … Colbert shared the news (already reported on ETP) that his all-star signed cast had sold for $17,200 on eBay — with proceeds to the Yellow Ribbon Fund”

  • Bloomberg reports, “New York Times Co. and Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio broadcaster, are among the most vulnerable media companies in the event of a U.S. recession, according to a report by Moody’s Corp.”

  • Brown University’s Justin Elliott explores, “Why college newsrooms are often neither diverse nor racially sensitive.”

  • “The editors of FOLIO: magazine announce the Finalists for the 2007 Eddie and Ozzie Awards for excellence in magazine editorial and design.” For the complete list, click here.

  • “The New York Times is looking to inform all the Web’s denizens, or at least guilt them into scanning RSS headlines. It’s launched a Facebook App dubbed The New York Times News Quiz. After a answering five questions based on the day’s headlines, takers are awarded a “Times IQ” and ranked against their friends and collective Facebook users. Brilliant move. Even cheaters will end up learning something. No one wants to look like an idiot in front of friends.”

  • TVNewser reports, “During a month of much-anticipated book releases, 60 Minutes keeps getting the high-profile authors. Alan Greenspan will be featured this Sunday. And, according to law.com, a Clarence Thomas interview will air September 30. Tony Mauro of Legal Times writes, ‘sources say that CBS correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed Thomas at the Court and elsewhere recently for the 60 Minutes segment.’”

  • EWeek reports, “Responding to customer demand, market researcher comScore Sept. 11 said it would start counting the audiences for blogging sites in what it is formally calling a Conversational Media Report. The report will tally the number of readers of blogs both popular and obscure, as well as some social networking sites.”

  • Forbes reports, “All the networks are scrambling to develop Web strategies. Even against this backdrop, the flurry of dealmaking at CBS stands out. Leading the charge has been former Silicon Valley venture capitalist Quincy Smith, named chief executive of CBS Interactive in November 2006.”

  • The AP reports, “the 62 percent of Americans who say that TV programs are getting worse, according to a poll by The Associated Press and AOL Television. Only 22 percent said they are getting better.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. advanced in Nasdaq Stock Market trading after a Cowen & Co. analyst said their proposed merger may get regulatory approval as soon as next month.”

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