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Morning Reading List 07.27.09

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From yesterday’s Playbook- David Gregory‘s son Max celebrated his seventh birthday by throwing out the first pitch at Saturday’s Nationals-Padres game. Politico‘s Jonathan Martin‘s in Alaska covering Sarah Palin‘s last day- follow his updates on Twitter. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | WEST WING REPORTAGE | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

CJR: NYT is now making as much from circulation as from ads.

WaPo apologized in Saturday’s paper for altering an RFK photo: “As many readers noticed, an image of Robert F. Kennedy on the front of the July 8 Style section was reversed, making it appear as though he parted his hair on the opposite side of how he normally wore it. This was an improper manipulation. The Post’s policy is to use the technique only for photo illustrations clearly labeled as such.” (h/t DCRTV)

TV

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Quote of the weekend: “As so often’s the case in Washington, the debate comes down to a three-letter word ending in X… of course I’m talking about ‘tax!’” -Mike Viqueira on MSNBC Saturday morning (h/t Mediaite).

Are TV ratings affected by the health care discussion? Politico’s Michael Calderone takes a look here.

Political analyst and author Richard Wolffe filled in for Keith Olbermann Friday on Countdown- for the first time.

ABC’s Nightline is thriving in late night.

Willie Geist‘s way, way too early on MSNBC debuted today with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as the show’s first guest. NYT profiles Geist and takes a look at the show here.

And Octomom’s getting a reality show.

NEW NOTES

Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe profiles TV stations and Politico owner Robert Allbritton in August’s mag. A preview here.

Former WaPo executive editor Len Downie has joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

NYT‘s Frank Rich on why and how Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.”

And journalism in America after Walter Cronkite, Tim Russert and Peter Jennings, WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz in today’s Media Notes: If there were still a most trusted man in America, in our cynical, irony-drenched, somebody-must-be-lying culture, it sure wouldn’t be a journalist. Too many people find the media to be biased, inaccurate, sensational, simplistic or irrelevant for a Walter Cronkite figure to stride among us today.

AFP: Fifty-nine journalists have been killed around the world so far this year, in an alarming rise from 2008 that has become a “bloodbath” of the media, a watchdog said Thursday.

Could anyone be a photojournalist in DC these days? Mediaite: Out with the Old, In with the New.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Star struck at the White House?

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up

We think the President said it best- “The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list.”

There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California Carrie Prejean, followed in star power by actor Tate Donovan and Angelina Jolie‘s brother James Haven.

But the 2009 RTCA dinner did light up the Washington Convention Center with DC journo star power- those attending included Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Lara Logan, Chip Reid, Major Garrett (check him out with Prejean in a photo after the jump), Chuck Todd, Jonathan Karl, Bill Plante, Savannah Guthrie, Ed Henry, Bill Press, Contessa Brewer, Luke Russert, Maureen Orth, Willie Geist, Mika and Joe, Judy Woodruff, Lawrence O’Donnell (and Norah and Kelly), Nancy Cordes, Steve Capus, David Bohrman, Robin Sproul, Heidi Collins, Carl Cameron, John Harwood, Mike Allen and Mark Whitaker to name a few.

As well as Robert Gibbs, Bill Burton and Laura Capps, Michael Steele (actually seated at a CBS table with Burton), Dana Perino, Samantha Powers, Ken Salazar (donning a cowboy hat), Austan Goolsbee, Gordon Johndroe, David Axelrod, Eric Holder, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Leon Panetta and Rep. Glenn Nye.

The dinner was a little unconventional than most. Before dinner was served, there were various performances by JibJab, the Onion News Network and Sweet Honey on the Rocks (a favorite of Michelle Obama, though she did not attend). RTCA chair and the evening’s emcee Heather Dahl introduced President Obama, who left soon after this remarks. The date of the dinner actually changed a few times to accommodate the President’s schedule.

The Joan S. Barone Award was presented by CBS’ Bill Plante to NBC congressional correspondent Mike Viqueira for his coverage of the bailout story on the Hill. Viqueira dedicated his award to Mary Dorman, the NBC Washington bureau’s longtime assignment desk manager who died early this year of cancer. The Bloom daughters also presented an award in their father David Bloom‘s memory. BBC’s Rome Hartman accepted on behalf of Orla Guerin. A video tribute to Bill Headline, Tony Snow and Tim Russert, all who passed this year, was also shown.

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Viqueira Feels Right At Home On Capitol Hill


Photo by Jay Westcott for Washingtonian.

NBC congressional correspondent Mike Viqueira pens this piece for Washingtonian mag this month on why he feels right at home on Capitol Hill– his family’s histroy in DC.

In the photograph above, he points out two of his great-uncles in a 1912 Lewis Hines photo in the basement of the Capitol. Viqueira writes that the presence of his relatives everyday at work gives him “a sense of perspective, of reassurance.”

So I have on my side generations of family to welcome and guide me, to calm me down or tip me off each day as I cover the Hill. Everywhere I turn, there’s another reminder of my heritage, another sepia-toned image to conjure. Walking daily through the Capitol’s rotunda, I imagine my grandfather playing as a boy in the dome, clambering up and down the steps that wind between the inner and outer shells, one of a gaggle of children running around the building on a whim. A visit across the street to the Library of Congress is reason to pause and listen for the echoes of my grandmother singing her Neapolitan favorites as she works on a cleaning crew.

Read Viqueira’s piece in the June issue or on Washingtonian‘s site here.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council on Economic Advisors Chair Christina Romer and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with The Week’s David Frum, BBC’s Katty Kay, CNBC’s Steve Liesman and PBS’ Tavis Smiley

CBS’ Face the Nation: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and NYT’s Thomas Friedman

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a roundtable with BusinessWeek’s Jim Ellis, The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner, NYT’s Frank Rich and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: President’s Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Rep. Barney Franks (D-MA), Moody’s Economy.com’s Mark Zandi and FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair

CNN’s State of the Union: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Tucker Carlson, The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, Stephanie Miller, “The Difference” author Jean Chatzky

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut, Wall Street Reporter/NYT’s Andrew Ross-Sorkin

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Former US Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley, Bloomberg’s Christine Harper, Lizzie O’Leary, Mike Tackett, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time Magazine’s Michael Duffy, Slate’s John Dickerson and NBC’s Mike Viqueira

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: MPAA’s Dan Glickman, former communications director to Sen. Ben Nelson David DiMartino and Roll Call’s Emily Heil

O’Donnell Switches Beats

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens got his hands on an internal NBC email, announcing that Kelly O’Donnell is leaving the White House beat to become a Capitol Hill correspondent. John Yang replaces her at the White House.

    She will be joining the producing team of Ken Strickland and Mike Viqueira who continue to provide unparalleled coverage on the Hill. …

    O’Donnell replaces Chip Reid who moved to CBS News in August. Back at the White House, David Gregory remains Chief correspondent while new hire Savannah Guthrie picks up Saturday duties covering the President and Kevin Corke is ‘Sunday White House Correspondent.’

Corke is also FishbowlDC’s favorite side-to-side looker.

But Ms. O’Donnell timed her timing perfectly: We spotted her at the White House this morning indulging in all those delicious goodies put out by the First Lady’s office for the media preview of the 2007 holiday decorations and food.

Bidding Tate A Fond Farewell

Roll Call has the details on Tina Tate’s fond farewell from the House Radio-TV Gallery:

    Gallery regulars, including Fox News Senior Producer Jim Mills and NBC’s Mike Viqueira, presented Tate on Thursday with a mocked-up House resolution (printed in an awfully convincing format — a testimony to the well-placed sources of those wily TV guys) lauding her tenure.

    H. Res. 321 (the gallery’s room number) was filled with touching “whereas”-es, such as, “Whereas Tina began her career in the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Gallery when Speaker Pelosi was still changing diapers, Leader Boehner was still bumming smokes from roommates … Whereas if the Newseum job doesn’t work out, Tina can go back to her original plan of running a nationwide chain of charm schools with Chairman Obey … ”

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) were among those who paid tribute to Tate with speeches at the Thursday night reception in the Longworth House Office Building.

Tate is leaving to manage media relations for the Newseum.

Morning Reading List, 05.22.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Don’t be so shocked — yes, journos lean a little bit to the left

  • MSNBC Pre-Empts Tucker For Blair Special

  • ABC announced that the “World News” webcast “is available at a new, earlier time, 12:30 pm ET, on ABCNEWS.com and ABC News Now. On-demand viewing is available shortly thereafter on the website, via Apple’s iTunes or RSS readers, and on mobile phones. The webcast previously aired at 3 pm, ET.”

  • Today, Nathan’s Q&A will feature DC Madame Deborah Jeane Palfrey, and they are expecting a full house. Sharing the spotlight will be “The Travel Detective” Peter Greenberg.

  • Matthew Yglesias takes Mickey Kaus’ assignment on the whippersnapper factor in the blogosphere.” And, he does it “bullet-point style.”

  • Newsweek’s Robert J. Samuelson said, “the sky-is-falling view of the news business is way off the mark.”

  • Did any DC Tribbers raise their hand?

  • The Press Club is hosting a magazine writing panel this Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Who’s Best at Reporting?

  • From DCRTV:

      DCRTV hears that DC-based XM Satellite Radio suffered a major outage on Monday. We’re told that the New York Avenue firm’s XM3 satellite lost its downlinking capability for some “unknown reason.” Their engineers are working on a fix. XM does have backup satellite capacity. Says a late afternoon statement from XM: “We are experiencing a temporary degraded performance issue, which has affected some of our customers. We expect to return to normal service levels this evening”…..


  • The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a closer look inside the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, including asking what the rankings do for U.S. News. Also, The Baltimore Sun reports, “ Alvin P. Sanoff, a former Sun reporter who covered the 1968 riots here before moving on to launch U.S. News & World Report’s annual ‘America’s Best Colleges’ editions, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at Georgetown University Hospital. The Bethesda resident was 65.”

  • Andy Sullivan, Reuters reporter by day and rocker by night, has posted the tunes from his old band, Steeplejack, on the web for your listening pleasure. Also, mark you calendars — Sullivan will be performing with the Karl Straub Combo on Saturday, June 16 at the Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring.

  • Tom Mesereau, Michael Jackson’s attorney, took a shot at some legal pundits: “There are some very professional legal analysts out there — but there are also some absolute monstrosities like Nancy Dis-Grace.” Page Six reports, “Mark Geragos also whacked Grace, calling her a ‘yapping, bleached blonde former prosecutor on Court TV.’ He went on to remark on the undue influence of Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on high-profile cases: ‘Our favorite expression coming in the morning before the judge was, WWGS — ‘What would Greta say?’ No matter what the ruling was the night before, whatever Greta would say that night, we’d have to revisit that ruling if she didn’t agree.’”

  • The Wall Street Journal asks, “Should the FCC Curb TV Violence?”

  • Amanda Long announced, “I will never buy another ‘separate’ from Ann Taylor.” This is largely due to the fact that she is leaving her position as Assistant Managing Editor of Washington Business Journal to work for Lululemon.com, a Canadian retailer of yoga, dancer and fitness apparel that is coming to D.C.

  • Express’ Michael Grassexamines the words of writer, observer and provocateur Gore Vidal.”

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussed the “always-on nature of the Internet generation and its effect on the global political landscape” as a key note address at the 2007 Personal Democracy Forum Friday.

  • The New York Times reports, “As the movie business goes through a generational shift, many ex-titans of the media are being forced to take stock, searching for meaning beyond getting a favored booth at the Grill.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive said on Friday the board is considering another stock buyback and other options, but quashed talk of spinning off its flagship Time Inc. publishing business.”

  • From a reader: “The new Post Points Web site is terrible — and that’s beyond the condom-esque logos. The site takes forever to load and often times out. If you put in the Express code or do the daily quiz you often get an error and points are not awarded. And the pending points doesn’t update at all. If you do a restaurant review you get no credit for it. It’s just bad news. The Post should have waited until all the kinks were worked out with the site before it launched the program — now it’s just going to loose a lot of interest.”

  • B&C reports, “A decision on Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl half-time reveal won’t come until close to the end of the year, at the earliest. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has set Sept. 11, 2007, as the date for oral argument in the case, CBS confirms.”

    Jobs

  • Stars and Stripes is looking for Copy Editor.

  • Al Arabiya News Channel is looking for a Producer.

  • Washingtonian Magazine is looking for an Administrative Assistant for the Photography Department.

  • The Monitor on Psychology, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association, seeks a science writer for its Washington, D.C. based staff.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Wait: So Who Was First In The Chamber?

    Fox says:

      FOX News Channel’s Major Garrett was the first television journalist ever to report live from inside the House Chamber. Major was on air first today shortly before noon from inside the House of Representatives and provided updates as the 110th Congressional Session commenced. Garrett along with his colleagues; Brit Hume, Wendell Goler and Carl Cameron continue to provide insight and live shots as the day’s activities continue on Capitol Hill.

    MSNBC says:

      NBC’s Mike Viqueira has been working for a long time to get Congress to allow reporters to report live from inside the House chamber……today he was the first (and only) TV reporter to broadcast live from inside the chamber today…reporting live as Speaker Pelosi was elected

    >UPDATE: MSNBC concedes that Fox was first.

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