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More From Moore: Fave and Least Fave Interviews, Where He Gets His News

Michael Moore‘s been on quite the media blitz this week, so while we were on the red carpet last night, we caught up with the “Capitalism” filmmaker on his most and least favorite interviews so far (Martha Stewart gets a shout-out, guess for which) and where he’s getting his news these days (NPR and The Guardian).

He also had a lot to say about his guest anchoring experience on CNBC…

And after the jump, FBDC catches up with ABC’s Terry Moran, who was at last night’s premiere and interviewed Moore for “Nightline” last week.

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Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” Premieres in DC; Shenanigans Ensue

This was the scene on last night’s red carpet for the premiere of Michael Moore‘s “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The sometimes controversial filmmaker made quite the entrance at the Uptown Theater, arriving with an entourage of bankers in shackles and citizen protestors.

After some intrepid investigative reporting by FBDC (and of course by intrepid investigative reporting we mean chatting over a few beers at the after-party), we were surprised to learn that the “actors” playing the bankers actually made twice as much as those playing the citizen protestors in the footage above. The bankers made $200 and the protestors made $100.

Seemed quite ironic to us considering the premise of this film, so we decided to get to the bottom of this with Moore himself… and we think you’ll get quite a kick out of his comments…

Morning Reading List 09.29.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Gwen Ifill! A tipster points out that today also marks her ten year anniversary as managing editor and moderator of PBS’ “Washington Week.” U2′s Bono is in town for tonight’s concert at FedEx Field. There’s a private screening of Michael Moore‘s new film “Capitalism: A Love Story” tonight at the Uptown. FBDC will be there so look for coverage tomorrow. How to plant an item on Page Six. How to plant an item on FishbowlDC.

What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

TV | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES

TV

CNN has launched an iPhone app.

NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Natalie Morales, CBS’ Russ Mitchell, ABC’s Brian Ross and CNN’s John Roberts will be presenters at this year’s RTNDA awards on October 12th.

Check out CBS correspondent Byron Pitts‘ remarkable story here.

Maria Shriver is back at NBC– as a guest editor for a week of special coverage on women, NYT reports. She’ll be a guest on “Meet the Press” October 18th and much of NBC’s coverage will be based on her project, “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.”

And SNL newbie who dropped the f-bomb on Saturday’s show won’t be fired.

ONLINE

Katie Couric interviews The Daily Beast founders Barry Diller and Tina Brown on her webcast, to air today and every Tuesday. Check out a sneak peek of Diller’s comments on the future costs of web content here.

BOOKS

Publication of Sarah Palin‘s new book is being moved up from next spring to November 17th and the anticipated title is “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Did this piece in Slate by John Dickerson inspire the title? (h/t Mike Allen)

Palin’s memoirs were also a topic of discussion on today’s mediabistro Morning Media Menu.

The Daily Beast is taking on book publishing, Beast Books.

NEWS NOTES

“60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager and VF Editor Graydon Carter announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create a monthly poll with results revealed on “60 Minutes” and in the magazine.

CBS announced yesterday another partnership with GlobalPost to expand its foreign reach via the site’s 70 correspondents scattered among 50+ countries. Dets here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADION | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Briefing

More on Motown: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a number of questions on this morning’s GM bankruptcy announcement- primarily revolving around the terms and duration of the government’s auto ownership. When he was pushed on the issue, Gibbs defended that “I took a few of those [economic] classes,” and, in response to some snide reaction from the crowd, “I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way.” (One reporter threw Michael Moore into the mix, pausing to identify him as “Michael Moore…Roger Rabbit, whatever–” to laughter that actually didn’t drag Gibbs into the circus.) Gibbs then offered up a basic defense of the administration’s decision on GM restructuring: “If investment far exceeded the assets, the fixed costs–that would be a terribly irrational business decision.”

Rose Garden Eavesdropping: As POTUS touched down in Marine One from a brief visit to the National Naval Medical Center, some presidential chatter could be heard from the southern wall of the Brady briefing room. “You’re early!” a FLOTUS-sounding voice exclaimed as the South Lawn landing was about half-hour ahead of schedule. POTUS could be heard calling for handler Reggie Love multiple times, and this spontaneous pooler might have heard some Bo barks in there. Some WH visitors were apparently on hand to greet the returning POTUS, and they exchanged pleasantries. “Mr. President?” one called. “That’s me,” he said. Sorry kids, no state secret leaks this time.

“I’ll Pass”: Gibbs pulled something of a fast one today as he was avoiding comment on Congressional involvement in the auto industry. In response to a follow-up on an earlier query, Gibbs jabbed that “just last week” reporters were asking about complaints from the Hill that Congress was not involved enough in the process. CBS’s Chip Reid clarified: “They do both.” Gibbs closed the deal with, “I guess I’ll come back in any given week to whichever scenario we’re pursuing at that time.” And then he moved along….

Morning Reading List, 01.16.09

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Moore v. Wolf

Click on the below graphic (or click here) to watch Michael Moore duke it out with the Blitzer.

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