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CBS’s Cordes Goes Techy for Election Coverage

CBS News is going high tech for Election Night. This is CBS’s Nancy Cordes using the new iPad interface last night in its “debut” on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

CBS News’ Senior Election Graphic Artist Tim Hunter created a custom interface, which, says a spokesperson, “allows CBS News to program a series of graphics that Nancy can call up in any order whenever she’s ready. In addition to vote boards and other graphic displays, Nancy’s screen will show off new graphics including “sliders” – which let her focus on specific groups of races, such as members of the House in “at risk” seats.”

As explained to FishbowlDC, a blue bar represents Democrats in the group, a red for Republicans. With one tap on her iPad, Cordes “can reveal how well each party did, displaying wins, losses, and not-yet-decided races, all based on the very latest data.”

Schieffer Toasted and Roasted

CBS News President Sean McManus and Senators Sam Nunn and Lindsey Graham roasted Bob Schieffer at the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Awards on Friday night.  Colleagues and friends such as CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz, who in a taped appearance joked that he had never heard of Schieffer or his Sunday show, came out to toast the venerable host of Face the Nation. 

But of all the big names in the room, it was Bob’s wife Pat who really stole the show.  In her introduction of Schieffer, she recalled, “On our anniversary last year, my husband asked me if there is anything that I hadn’t done but wished I had.”  “I told him yeah – George Clooney,” she said to a room full of laughter.  And guests didn’t have to look far for entertainment.  Schieffer’s band, Honky Tonk Confidential, which includes CBSers Dianna Quinn and Kaylee Hartung, performed “TV Anchorman” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.”  Even MSNBC’s Luke Russert took the stage to pay tribute with his rendition of “Shout.”

Spotted at the event were Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes and Bob Orr, DC Bureau Chief Chris Isham, Face the Nation EP Carin Pratt, Mary Hager, Rob Hendin, Christine Delargy, Politico’s Michelle Levi and CBS News’ Paul Friedman and Barbara Fedida who traveled down from NYC for the dinner. 

Past honorees include Helen Thomas, who was in attendance, and Walter Conkite

CBS’s Nancy Cordes Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Lila Cordes’ brother is finally here!

Lila is the daughter of CBS News’s congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, who delivered a baby boy just hours ago.

Little Noah Matthias Cordes, was born this morning at 8:31. Noah weighs 8 lbs. 3 oz., and is 20.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.

Pictures to come.

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CBS’ Guest List for Nerd Prom 2010

The White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner is a month away but invitations are already making their rounds and A-list guests are being leaked. As usual, FishbowlDC will be all over it.

We already have the skinny on some of CBS’ guests for this year’s Nerd Prom. Attending with CBS this year are Rahm Emanuel, CBS TV stars Julianna Margolis and Chris O’Donnell, Senator Brown’s daughter, American Idol star Ayla Brown, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Mayor Adrian Fenty and his wife Michelle, Congressman Eric Cantor and White House Deputy Social Secretary Ebs Burnough.

Some of the CBSers: Katie Couric, Harry Smith, chief White House correspondent Chip Reid, a very pregnant Maggie Rodriguez from the “Early Show” and Nancy Cordes from the DC bureau.

We’ll keep updating as they roll in…

CBS Interviews a Colorfully Dressed Betsey Johnson

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CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes interviewed designer Betsey Johnson today on CBS’s “Washington Unplugged”. Johnson, say sources, wore the most colorful outfit that has “EVER” been in the CBS Washington bureau. She is in town for the American Association for People with Disabilities gala tonight, which honors Stevie Wonder. Johnson designed the event; her CBS interview airs at 12:30pm EST.

Lara Logan Delivers

CBS Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Lara Logan gave birth to a healthy baby girl this afternoon at Sibley Hospital. Lola Anne and mother are both doing well! This is Logan’s second child with husband Joseph Burkett. They had a son Joseph in December 2008.

Must be something in the water at CBS…Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes is also due with her second child in May, and Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez and Erica Hill are both also expecting.

FishbowlDC sincerely hopes our former co-editor, CBS’ Christine Delargy hasn’t been drinking from the same water fountain (*see fetal alcohol syndrome) but welcomes little Lola to the fishbowl!!

CBS’ “Washington Unplugged” Turns 1!

CBS News’ weekly webcast, “Washington Unplugged” celebrated its one-year anniversary with a slew of media types at 14K restaurant on Wednesday evening. And though the TVs above the bar were set to CNN, the guests below were rubbing elbows with CBS-ers like Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham, John Dickerson, Chip Reid, Bill Plante, Nancy Cordes, Marc Ambinder, Kaylee Hartung, Christine Delargy, Michelle Levi and Fernando Suarez.

Boozing with the broadcasters were Daily Caller’s Becca Glover, Roll Call’s Jackie Kucinich, Emily Miller, Tammy Haddad, Politico’s Kiki Ryan with boy toy Tim Burger, Janet Donovan, Juleanna Glover, Matt Cooper, Cantor Press Secretary Brad Dayspring, Doug Thornell from Cong. Van Hollen’s office, Examiner’s Tara Palmeri, Mark Paustenbach, Politico’s Mike Allen and WH wunderkind Ronnie Cho (wearing pants…sorry ladies).

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Photos by CBS News’ Tom Albano. More after the jump.

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CBS’s “Washington Unplugged” Prepares to Party

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CBS’s Washington bureau is getting ready for tonight’s cocktail party at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza hotel. The party celebrates the one-year anniversary of their daily political webcast, “Washington Unplugged”.

The segment began with Bob Schieffer hosting. It was a weekly webcast that soon expanded to daily. Today CBS News Political Analyst John Dickerson and correspondents such as congressional reporter Nancy Cordes, investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson and national security correspondent Bob Orr share hosting duties with Schieffer.

Guests on “Washington Unplugged have been a mix of bigwigs in Washington and Hollywood – including Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Goldie Hawn, and Woody Harrelson. Favorite guests: Elmo (Schieffer interviewed the popular red fuzzy animal himself) and Cheech and Chong (they offered anchor Bill Plante a joint).

Tonight’s party is sure to attract reporters from publications such as NYT, WaPo, HuffPost, and TPM to Daily Caller, Politico and more.

From CBS: Chief White House correspondent Chip Reid, Dickerson, Atlantic reporter Marc Ambinder, bureau chief Chris Isham, web producers Michelle Levi and Lauren Seifert, digital journalist Fernando Suarez, Christine DeLargy and Kaylee Hartung, who has been doing the “Unplugged, Under 40″ pieces.

And there will be cupcakes. Fresh off their appearance on “Washington Unplugged”, Georgetown Cupcakes is making cupcakes specially for CBS’s party – and the girls will attend.

Remarked Schieffer: “What’s great about Washington Unplugged is that it gives us a place to report those little stories, the delicious little nuggets of news that there is no room for on television.”

Capitol Hill Presser With Wilmer Valderrama

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Voto Latino unveils its national census campaign tomorrow on Capitol Hill.

We can hear the flashbulbs now. The only person at the presser reporters are going to care about is actor Wilmer Valderrama. The rest of the cast is: Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Michael Honda (D-Calif.), and Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.) (who has been invited) and Maria Kumar, president of Voto Latino. Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote is scheduled to be there as is Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC.

Place: Rayburn Room 2456
Time: Media call is 12:45 p.m.

Valderrama’s romantic interests have included: Lindsay Lohan (now maybe a lesbian), Mandy Moore (now married), and Hilary Duff (now on the January cover of Nylon magazine).

> Update: In a lead-up to the Capitol Hill presser, CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes did a webcast interview with Valderrama for CBS’s “Washington Unplugged” today. See photograph (tweeted by CBS’s Christine Delargy).

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Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a roundtable with CBS’ Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford

Fox News Sunday: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus a panel with FNC’s Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and National Enquirer’s Barry Levine

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, author Robert Caro, The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Joan Biskupic of USA Today, Nat Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, John Harwood of CNBC and NYT.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Julianna Goldman, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

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