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Weekend Show Preview: 5.23 – 25

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked!

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.); Sen. John Thune (R-SD); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.); David Finkel, author of Thank You For Your Service; Col. Tom Manion, author of Brothers Forever; WaPo‘s Dana Priest; Ben Carson, author of One Nation; Jarrett Bell, USA Today Sports; TIME’s Sean Gregory; Steven Silverman, plaintiff’s attorney in NFL lawsuit

“Fox News Sunday”Derek Bennett, chief of staff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Dr. Margaret Moxness, a VA hospital whistleblower; Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; former Utah governor Jon HuntsmanPaul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America CEO and founder

Univision’s “Al Punto” José Manuel Mireles, leader of the militia in Michoacán, Mexico; John O. Brennan; director, Central Intelligence Agency; María Antonieta CollinsBarbara Walters; musician Carlos Santana

CNN’s “State of the Union” : Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN); Penny Lee, former director, Democratic Governors Association; Corey Dade, blogger at The Take, The Root, NPR contributor; Alex Castellanos; Wes Moore, Army veteran, advocate, filmmaker

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Weekend Show Preview, 5.9.14

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Fmr. Defense Sec. Robert Gates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), David Ignatius of WaPo, Michael Crowley of TIME, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Fmr. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell, UConn’s women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, Brit Hume, Julie Pace of AP, George Will, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Pre-empted by Premier League soccer coverage

ABC’s “This Week“: Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donna Brazile, Bill Kristol, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Smerconish

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), José Miguel Vivanco from Human Rights Watch, Bolivian journalist Mercedes Guzmán, fmr. MLB star Mariano Rivera, rock band La Ley

CNN’s “State of the Union: 9:00 - Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), USA Today‘s Susan Page, Tara Wall of PTP Foundation for Media Arts, Hilary Rosen; 12:00Jennifer Senior of New York Mag, author Iris Krasnow, author Claire Shipman

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Weekend Show Preview, 4.25 – 4.27

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rick Santorum, Peter Baker of NYT, Bobby Ghosh and Joe Klein of TIME, Nia-Malika Henderson of WaPo,  

“Fox News Sunday”: Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Jennifer Gratz from the XIV Foundation, Shanta Driver of BAMN, George Will, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tony Blair, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rich Lowry of National Review, author Mallory Factor, Neera Tanden from CAP, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic

ABC’s “This Week“: Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, Paul Krugman, Robin Roberts, Alicia Mendez of Fusion

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Anthony Weiner, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Reverend José Eugenio Hoyos of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Former Priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico Alberto Athié, Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, director Diego Quemada-Díez

CNN’s “State of the Union: 9:00 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Matt Bai of Yahoo News, S.E. Cupp, L.Z. Granderson of ESPN, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; 12:00 – Dr. Hana Ashrawi of the PLO, Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations, Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia Thomas Pickering

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Promotions, Hires, and More at WaPo

The WaPo newsroom shuffle continues. Here are the latest moves from inside 1150 15th St. NW:

Roz Helderman will move to the political investigations and enterprise team on National. She has been with the paper since 2001, starting out at as reporter in Loudon County. In 2009, she covered the campaign for governor in Virginia and then spent a year-and-a-half in Richmond as a state politics reporter. In 2011, she became a Congressional correspondent and covered the 2012 presidential election. Her reporting also helped lead to a federal indictment of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, who will face trial this summer.

Nia-Malika Henderson has moved to a new role as senior writer for She The People, where she will focus on women in the midterms. Nia just finished a run as host of “On Background,” a daily show on Post TV. She joined WaPo in 2010, and covered many of the candidates in the Republican primary during the last presidential election. She is also a frequent contributor to the political talk shows on network and cable television.

Ben Chartoff has started as the first ever Knight-Mozilla open news fellow. The fellowship program places talented developers in newsrooms around the world. Ben joins WaPo from the Sunlight Foundation where he analyzed and visualized data. He will have free reign to work on “anything and everything,” though he specializes in working with and visualizing data.

And finally, Dee Swann has been promoted to Senior Photo Editor for Digital Engagement.  Dee will manage all digital photography across platforms. She began her career at WaPo in 1997 as a photo editing intern at washingtonpost.com. In 2004, she was named deputy managing editor of multimedia and in 2009, she played a key role in merging the visual digital staffs and began her role as multimedia editor managing the digital photo team. She will be tasked with providing visual content to accompany all new digital projects and will continue to be the point person for photo rights management.

Congratulations to Roz, Nia, Ben, and Dee  from FishbowlDC!

Game Over for WaPo TV’s ‘In Play’

Alternative headline: WaPo TV’s ‘On Background’ Now Off the Record.  Golly, we’re witty.

Either way it seems that after less than  five short months, the Post‘s political web TV programs have gotten the ax. Launched in late July of this year, ‘In Play’ hosted by Chris Cillizza and Jackie Kucinich and ‘On Background’ with Nia Malika Henderson promised to “get at the politics of politics, in a fun way.”  But like many of WaPo‘s new media ventures, it’s all fun and games until someone has to watch.

Maybe it was the terrible echo in the studio, the awkward set or the low budget soundtracks. Or perhaps Jeff Bezos thinks Cillizza has a voice for print.  Whatever the reason, sources say that both shows will cease production today.

As reported by Poynter, WaPo TV’s talent will continue to be used to create tighter, online video packages for the Post website. A WaPo spokesperson confirmed Poynter’s report, but did not immediately reply to our inquiries about the motivation for killing the programs, headcount reduction, or the fate of the shows’ EPs.

UPDATE 5:34 PM:

A spokesperson for WaPo writes in to clarify:

First, there is no headcount reduction. And in regards the motivation behind the changes- this restructuring reflects what the PostTV team has learned since the launch. These changes are a natural evolution, and the team has always said they were going to continue to iterate on the product. PostTV will focus more on easily digestible segments with the same staff and personalities viewers have come to know. They will also start expanding their areas of coverage beyond strictly politics.

 

 

10 Bylines We Love for Superficial Reasons

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What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot when it comes to a journalist’s byline. So here we’re being shamelessly superficial as we pick out those names in Washington journalism that we like just because of the way they look on paper or sound. No doubt they all work hard, have earned their bylines and have people who like them and love them.

But forget about all that. This is more like a beauty contest for names.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Every time I see Chris Christie I’m looking for signs that he’s actually lost some weight.”WaPo‘s Nia Malika Henderson on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning. She explained it gives her a clue as to whether Christie can and will run for Prez in 2016.

AN APPLE A DAY…“Breakfast.”MetroWeekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman.

The threesome: BuzzFeed, YouTube and CNN

“There can only be one name for a site created by BuzzFeed, YouTube and CNN – and it’s ‘DungBeetle’. — David Burge, Iowahawkblog.

NYPost Weiner Headline: “Weiner Stands Tall” And the dick jokes continue…The lede on an opinion piece by Nicole Gelinas: “Want an idea of how limp the Democratic mayoral field is? It finally has a candidate offering specifics on how New York can avoid going bankrupt. But it’s Anthony Weiner, the guy with nothing left to hide and nothing to lose.”

A stewardess’s polite warning about death

“When flying in, before landing, stewardess gets on intercom, sort of randomly, to remind passengers drug trafficking is punishable by death.” — WaPo’s Tim Craig.

INTO THE WILD: “Going on @bpshow this AM with @peterogburn from 8-9. Been in the woods all wknd so I’ll try to keep up.” — Yahoo! NewsChris Moody.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:19 a.m.

Ponytale hell

“Someone should name the massive headache one gets from having a lot of hair and wearing it in a ponytail.” — Ellen Carmichael, GOP operative and former presidential campaign spokeswoman to Herman Cain.

Convo Between Two Journos

LAURA INGRAHAM: “Hearing @MarkHalperin on @todayshow discussing how @BarackObama is now worrying abt his “legacy”… Time to turn off TV, hit the trail.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

MARK HALPERIN: “Hey, @scarylawyerguy & @IngrahamAngle how about we have coffee & discuss the Obama legacy? #pilot. Thanks for watching @todayshow!!” — TIME and MSNBC’s Mark Halperin.

Journo eats bison tongue

“Trying to figure out if the bison tongue at Au Pied De Cochon is the best dish I’ve had thus far in Montreal.” — Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker. It actually looks better than it sounds (as you can see pictured above).

Gene Weingarten’s anal focus…

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Reporters Balance Contributor Status

Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call‘s “Heard on the Hill.” Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs?

Nope. Just working her ass off.

“You know how journalism is today,” she told FishbowlDC when we asked what was going on. “Its all a bit of a hustle, get the stories reported, written and published.”

More and more often reporters are working full-time one place and serving as contributors elsewhere (as I do here at FBDC while working at The Blaze). In many cases, they juggle between publications or they contract with a cable news outlet to serve as on-air commentators.

“It is definitely a challenge to write everyday for my job, freelance and do my own stuff,” Semnani said, “but I feel like I’m still making my bones in this business and this is all trial by fire. If this schedule is what it takes to do it, then that’s just the way it is right now.” Read more

6 Bizarre Big Bird Stories

Not too long ago much of the political chattering class bemoaned the fact that this election has become preoccupied with tiny things like the gaffe du jour. The media has finally responded by reporting on something far bigger: Big Bird.

In the presidential debate last week Republican challenger Mitt Romney said if he wins the election, he would cut federal spending, in part by ending subsidies to PBS. This, despite the fact that as Romney said in the debate, “I love Big Bird.” Since then, it feels like it’s all we hear about. (“Three of the top 10 most-read Politico stories are about Big Bird,” Politico‘s Byron Tau tweeted yesterday.)

Injecting a puppet into a presidential election is silly. And so, it follows reason that news coverage of it will also be silly. And it is… Read more

Reporter Gives Shout-Out to Her Editor

Consider this just as good as flowers.

MSNBC “The Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd always concludes the program by asking his guests for a “shameless plug.” Answers involve everything from shout-outs to spouses and children to compliments to colleagues, sports teams and more. On Tuesday WaPo National Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson took the opportunity to praise her editor Anne Bartlett. Who praises editors anymore? They have no appreciation day. She must’ve been thrilled.

Henderson gushed, “She moves a ton of copy and makes us all look great.” She also called her a “wonderful editor.” To which Todd joked, “When you praise your editor it means you have a tough week.”

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