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Fmr. First Lady Bush To Get Alice Award

First Lady Michelle Obama is clearly today’s It Girl, so what better timing than this morning to announce that former first lady Laura Bush is scheduled to receive the Alice Award?

Bush will be honored by the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill at its Alice Award luncheon on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at noon.  Each year, explains a release, “the Alice Award honors women who have broken barriers and set new precedents for women. Through her work on education, health care and human rights, Mrs. Bush has influenced women’s lives in the United States and around the world. Like Alice Paul, she believes that a world that is good for women is good for everyone.”

The canned but pleasant quote: “We are thrilled to honor such a worthy recipient with this year’s Alice Award. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is proud to celebrate Mrs. Bush’s ongoing commitment to improving women’s lives at home and abroad. We are excited to celebrate her achievements and honor her with our Alice Award,” said Lucy Calautti and Peggy Cifrino, 2012 Alice Award Co-Chairs.

Find out who Alice was, and who else has won the award…

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WaPo’s Gossip Gals Jump on Conservative Bloggers

Just in time for Christmas, WaPo‘s “Reliable Sources” took on conservative bloggers — John Hayward for Human Events, Fox News and Media Research Center’s Brent Baker to name names — who griped about NPR’s Nina Totenberg allegedly bashing Christmas.

Totenberg quickly hopped on WaPo‘s bandwagon. The item reads, “As for the bloggers who were so quick to judge — without bothering to ask her what she meant: “Jeesh, these folks need a life — and perhaps a touch of the Christmas spirit, as well.”"

In a tweet about the item, “Reliable Sources” writer Amy Argetsinger jumped down the bloggers’ throats for not calling Totenberg. She snapped, “Hey, bloggers, would it kill you to make a phone call? Nina Totenberg is ON YOUR SIDE in the War on Christmas.”

In the end, WaPo oddly never mentioned any calls to the conservative bloggers for comment — which seemed to be one of the author’s main points of contention in the first place.

Totenberg Receives High Honor

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has named NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg the recipient of its 2010 Edward R. Murrow Award. The Murrow is considered to be the public media industry’s most prestigious award; Nina was recognized for her overall body of work in her 35-year career at NPR.

Totenberg’s reports air regularly on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

Born: New York
College: She studied journalism at Boston University, but dropped out because, she has said, she “wasn’t doing brilliantly.”
She started out writing about…recipes and weddings.
She has worked for…Roll Call.
She once wrote a story called…”The Ten Dumbest Members of Congress” for New Times.
In 2007, she brought Cate Edwards (Sen. John Edwards daughter) on board as an intern.

Want to know what other awards Totenberg has received? Find out after the jump…

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What’s in a Name? NPR Sets Style for Rahm

After some detective work, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard has discovered a new exception to identifying people as first and last name first, and last name on second references… White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, or just Rahm.

Oddly, several news organizations refer to him on a second reference as “Rahm Emanuel.” NPR has just decided to make that a policy after correspondent Nina Totenberg referred to Emanuel three times by his first name only on-air.

And it’s not just NPR. Shepard takes a look at how multiple news orgs refer to Emanuel on the second reference.

News Notes: Yeas & Nays Photo Shoot, Washingtonian’s Most Powerful and Stylish

• Last time we checked, “Yeas & Nays” had yet to update its Twitter page photo, but now the Examiner makes it official. Introducing Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri.

• In this month’s WashingtonianNJ‘s Suzanne Clark, NYT‘s Maureen Dowd, MTP’s Betsy Fischer, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, BET’s Debra Lee, NPR’s Diane Rehm, NPR’s Vivian Schiller, NPR’s Nina Totenberg and WaPo‘s Katharine Weymouth represent the media on the mag’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

• CNN’s “State of the Union” executive producer Michelle Jaconi and journo band Suspicious Package’s Christina Sevilla are among Washingtonian‘s Most Stylish People. The 18 fashionistas will be toasted at a party thrown by the mag this evening, and you can check out the complete list on newsstands.

Kennedy Coverage

Network specials and coverage of Ted Kennedy’s death are being announced. Here’s a rundown:

ABC News
ABC News will broadcast an hour special on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, anchored by Charles Gibson from Hyannis Port, MA and Diane Sawyer in New York. The ABC News Special, “Remembering Ted Kennedy,” will air at 10:00 PM tonight.

Coverage of Senator Kennedy’s passing will also be featured on “World News with Charles Gibson,” originating from Hyannis Port; “Nightline,” anchored by Cynthia McFadden; ABC News Radio, and on ABC News NOW throughout the day, as well as on tomorrow’s “Good Morning America.” ABCNEWS.com has dedicated a special section, “Ted Kennedy: A Remarkable Life” available here.

CBS News
CBS News will look back at the life and legacy of Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy with the primetime special “Ted Kennedy, The Last Brother,” anchored by Katie Couric tonight (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Featuring exclusive footage culled from CBS News’ archives, the program is an intimate look at Kennedy – both the public face and the private man – as told through intimate interviews and candid moments captured over the last 40 years.

CNN
Throughout the day, CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer joins regular, dayside programming from Washington D.C. with interviews and reports about the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Guests include former Sen. Birch Bayh (D-IN), President Jimmy Carter, former Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN.), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.) Theodore Sorenson, former adviser to President John F. Kennedy, former Sen. John Warner (R- Va.) and more.

Contributing to the coverage will be senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash, senior political correspondent Candy Crowley and chief national correspondent John King.

At 7pm ET, CNN will air the HBO documentary “Teddy in His Own Words,” which “chronicles Senator Kennedy’s remarkable life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.” The two-hour special will be hosted by Campbell Brown.

NPR
From 2:00PM to 3:00PM (ET), NPR congressional correspondent Andrea Seabrook will host an hour-long call-in special. Seabrook will interview guests about Kennedy’s life of service and influential career in the Senate, and invite questions from the audience. Guests include Congressman Barney Frank, former U.S. Senator John Sununu, professor and scholar Ronald Walters and Thomas Oliphant, who covered Kennedy for 40 years for the Boston Globe. Listeners may join the conversation by calling (800) 989-8255 or sending an email to talk@npr.org

Beginning at 7:00PM (ET), NPR will explore Kennedy’s life – his role as a legislative lion in the Senate; his focus on civil rights, and on fighting for the disenfranchised; and his personal life and struggles – in an hour-long program. Host Linda Wertheimer will be joined by a roundtable offering political analysis on the legacy Kennedy leaves behind, with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, senior news analyst Juan Williams, health policy correspondent Julie Rovner and political editor Ken Rudin.

MSNBC
MSNBC will present a first look at “The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary,” tonight at 9 p.m. ET and tomorrow, Thursday Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. ET. “Headliners and Legends: Ted Kennedy” at 11 PM tonight.

*We’ll continue to update as we learn ‘em.

Souter: Who Broke It?

NPR’s Nina Totenberg was first with the news at 9:36pm yesterday, according to TVNewser. NBC’s Justice correspondent Pete Williams was first with it on TV, on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show at 9:57pm.

Atlantic/NJ Poll of Prominent Journos Says Journalism Hurt By Internet; Obama Coverage “Right”

The Atlantic and National Journal turned to the big dogs to get a read on the state of traditional journalism.

They polled 43 prominent journalists on whether journalism has been helped or hurt by the Internet- 65 percent said it has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped more.

On the coverage of President Obama- of 45 respondents, 71 percent say it has been “about right,” 22 percent say it’s been “too easy” and 7 percent say it has been “too tough.”

Those polled include: Peter Beinart, Gloria Borger, David Brooks, Carl Cannon, Tucker Carlson, Jonathan Chait, Roger Cohen, Steve Coll, Sam Donaldson, Bob Edwards, James Fallows, Howard Fineman, Frank Foer, Ron Fournier, Jeffrey Goldberg, Jeff Greenfield, Glenn Greenwald, David Gregory, Mark Halperin, Christopher Hitchens, Al Hunt, Mort Kondracke, Jim Lehrer, Ruth Marcus, Joshua Micah Marshall, Chris Matthews, Jane Mayer, Doyle McManus, John Micklethwait, Dana Milbank, Markos Moulitsas, Katherine McIntire Peters, Todd Purdum, Cokie Roberts, Eugene Robinson, Tom Shoop, Roger Simon, Scott Simon, Ray Suarez, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Leon Wieseltier, Juan Williams, Judy Woodruff, Fareed Zakaria.

Read the rest of The Atlantic/NJ’s findings here.

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: Bill Cosby, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Rep. Maxine Waters and a roundtable with former Rep. David Bonior, Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot, CNBC’s John Harwood, Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean and McCain economic adviser Mark Zandi.

  • This Week: President-elect Barack Obama and a roundtable with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Face the Nation: House Minority Leader John Boehner, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen.-designate Roland Burris.

  • Fox News Sunday: President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush and a roundtable with Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Vice President Dick Cheney, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former White House adviser David Gergen, Washington Times’ Tara Wall, Democratic strategist James Carville, CNN’s Gloria Borger and CNN’s Candy Crowley.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC; Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post Writers Group; and Reihan Salam of The Atlantic

  • Reliable Sources: Media analyst Keli Goff, National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Politico’s Roger Simon, Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, CNN’s Frank Sesno, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard, GWU professor Mark Feldstein and comedian Jessi Klein.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Gov. David Paterson of New York.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cathy Lanier, Washington DC Police Chief, and Phillip Morse, U.S. Capitol Police Chief will be interviewed by Emily Yahle of Roll Call, and Mark Segraves of WTOP Radio.

  • GPS: Palestinian political activist Hanan Ashwari, Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, author Stephen Walt, author Gilles Kepel and IBM chair/CEO Sam Palmisano.

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

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