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Morning Reading List 11.10.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Sesame Street is coming to DC… in celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary, Union Station will display an exhibit called “Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World.” Kick-off party with Elmo and Telly tonight.

Happy Birthday to Glenn Ballard! And happy three-year anniversary to Pamela’s Punch! Pamela Sorensen will celebrate with friends and loyal readers tonight at Hudson Restaurant.

Zac Efron and Claire Danes are in DC for a meeting at the White House today and to promote their new film “Me and Orson Welles.”

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

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NEWSPAPERS

More today on TWT‘s shake-up.

TV

The rise of the I’ve-been-on-TV profile picture.

WaPo‘s Tom Shales on ABC’s George Stephanopoulos‘ speculated move to “GMA” mornings: Will host switch horses as ‘Week’ gains ground?

Watch: Wolf Blitzer knows marijuana when he smells it.

ONLINE

According to an internal C-Span email obtained by TPMDC, the network’s website served up 201,741 live streams of the House debate of the health care reform bill Saturday, the highest online viewership C-Span has seen since President Obama was inaugurated in January.

MAGAZINES

New York Magazine profiles Andrew Ross Sorkin.

NEWS NOTES

Meghan McCain on The Daily Beast: “…The media’s constant bullying of women leaders is scaring young women away from politics.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

ABC has posted the full transcript of Jake Tapper‘s interview with the President yesterday.

AWARDS & EVENTS

CQ-Roll Call Group and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard will host an “Early Election Preview” next Tuesday from 8:30am-10:30am at the Columbus Club at Union Station. Register here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 10.29.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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It’s a small, small world. Rep. Michele Bachmann used to babysit “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson back in Minnesota. (h/t Minnesota Independent and Glenn Thrush)

Because Keith Olbermann‘s “Countdown” is doing well at 10pm, MSNBC’s search for a new 10pm show has been put on a back burner, AP reports.

ONLINE

“GMA” has unveiled a new homepage.

MAGAZINES

Big layoffs at Forbes.

BOOKS

Time mag has an exclusive excerpt from David Plouffe‘s book “The Audacity to Win.” On the Vice Presidential choice, Plouffe writes: “Barack continued to be intrigued by Hillary. ‘I still think Hillary has a lot of what I am looking for in a VP,’ he said to us ‘… I think Bill may be too big a complication. If I picked her, my concern is that there would be more than two of us in the relationship.’ Neither Ax nor I were fans of the Hillary option.”

NEWS NOTES

More cuts are expected at AP by the end of 2009.

Updates on David Bass via Politico, the PR exec charged with a felony for allegedly causing a drunken ruckus on a flight. He’s due in court today for a preliminary hearing.

And get a peek inside the MTV “Real World” house.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The book “Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy” chronicles Michelle Obama’s fashion rise.

AWARDS & EVENTS

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.14.09

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.

Above, Eva Longoria paid a visit to the “Situation Room” yesterday. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer looks happy to see her. The actress was in town for the White House’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration last evening. Check out video of the Obamas dancing on stage with Jennifer Lopez. Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Los Lobos, the New York bachata band Aventura, the Mexican singer Thalia and others performed. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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Does Fox News’ Major Garrett have swine flu?

And speaking of Fox News, has the cable network outsmarted the White House?

ONLINE

A sneak peek of this week’s @katiecouric. Couric interviewed pollster and “What Americans Really Want…Really,” author Frank Luntz.

MAGAZINES

After weeks of speculation, Bloomberg LP announced that it has agreed to acquire BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill Cos.

NEWS NOTES

PEJ: The conflict in Afghanistan was the top story the week of October 5-11, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. It was the first time the topic has been the No. 1 story since the News Coverage Index launched in January 2007.

NYO goes “Behind The Atlantic‘s Brave Thinkers.”

AWARDS & EVENTS

The Murrow Awards.

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

Morning Reading List 10.09.09

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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.

The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s press briefing. It’s of the President playing basketball with Reggie Love, now an aide, former Duke basketball star. We hear the pic’s now hanging in the West Wing and Gibbs says it’s signed by (and with) Love. The White House will be posting new pics on flikr today.

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

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Tensions are high on TV…

Joe Scarborough vs. Rush Limbaugh.

Mediaite: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News. After Hannity brought up safe school czar Kevin Jennings and insinuated dangerous statements, Stephanopoulos countered: “I donÂ’t think you have the goods on this one Sean.”

Stephen Colbert on Glenn Beck: “Clearly Glenn Beck is as sincere in what he says and does as I am in believing baby carrots are trying to turn me gay.”

ABC Jonathan Karl here: NBC Correspondent Richard Engel is taking sides in the debate over what to do next in Afghanistan.

ONLINE

PRNewser has the FTC’s guidelines for bloggers. We should prob read that.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast could be down $1 billion this year. FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst was on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu earlier to discuss.

There may also be layoffs coming at Time.

BOOKS

Barnes & Noble is also working on an e-book reader.

And, of course, “Rogue Journalist,” by Time‘s Joel Stein.

NEWS NOTES

Slate‘s Jack Shafer on the Newseum exhibit of Tim Russert‘s office.

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

Morning Reading List 10.06.09

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.

Guess who’s moving into their new office and whose desk is featured above. Hints: she’s already tweeted this pic and she’s also the only other cubicle or office space we’ve featured on FishbowlDC since taking over. Send us your guesses and get featured in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

John Legend will perform at the W’s millionth opening this Thursday (h/t Click‘s nightlife reporter). What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: No second bidder showed up with an offer to buy the bankrupt parent of the Chicago Sun-Times as a 5 p.m. deadline expired Monday — and another loomed as the newsroom union remained deadlocked with the sole bidder.

WaPo launched The Climate Agenda yesterday, a special report on climate change news.

TV

It’s “Supreme Court Week” on C-SPAN. To commemorate the reconvening of the court, C-SPAN has a series of specials scheduled, including interviews with all the Justices, which is a TV first. Here’s a behind the scenes video from their coverage.

Apparently Wolf Blitzer was the first to break news that David Letterman would address sex allegations– Wolf’s Twitter.

Letterman apologizes last night on the air.

And other late night hosts react to Letterman’s show.

ONLINE

HuffPost is hitting the books and The Daily Beast turns one.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast said yesterday it plans to shutter Gourmet, parenting magazine Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.

NEWS NOTES

International Women’s Media Foundation’s “Courage in Journalism Awards” will be held October 26th at the National Press Club. Winners here.

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

Morning Reading List 10.02.09


Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown.

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. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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Letterman.

More on NBC Universal and Comcast. Brian Williams reported on the story on last evening’s “Nightly News.”

Richard Wolffe returned to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” last night.

Al Hunt will interview former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on “For the Record,” which airs tonight at 7pmET.

This has nothing to do with DC media, but I am completely fascinated by this trainwreck… TLC has shut down the production of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”

NEWS NOTES

NJ will host Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at its next policy breakfast as part of the pub’s Health Care week, which kicks off today. Atlantic Media Political Director Ronald Brownstein will lead that discussion and NJ political analyst Charlie Cook will sit down with former Reps. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Vic Fazio (D-CA). This will be next Wednesday at 7am at the Liaison on Cap Hill.

At the “First Draft of History” event at the Newseum yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed Fox News and Glenn Beck in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg. On Beck: “Only in America can you make that much money crying” and Beck is “not aligned with any party as far as I can tell. He’s aligned with cynicism. And there’s always been a market for cynicism.”

A federal judge has ordered the release of records, including FBI reports, notes, and interviews, with former VP Dick Cheney associated with the investigation of the Valerie Plame leak under the Freedom of Information Act.

And on a more light-hearted note… from Playbook: “It’s POLITICO’s superstar media coordinator’s last day at work as Sara D’Angelo. The bride-to-be is off to Tucson, Arizona for a week of final touches, parties and after-parties before officially saying “I do” to her college sweetheart, Eric Olson, October, 10th. So speak now or forever hold your peace, because STBMO’s under strict orders to turn that Blackberry off! (hat tip: Diana McFadden)”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

NYT: The Obama administration has told lawmakers that it opposes legislation that could protect reporters from being imprisoned if they refuse to disclose confidential sources who leak material about national security, according to several people involved with the negotiations.

REVOLVING DOOR

Jessica Gibson is moving on from Latin Concepts to Republic National Distributing Company where she will be working as a key account manager, introducing Constellation Brands’ wines and portfolio DC to restaurants. She’ll be replaced at Latin Concepts by Anna Croll, who comes from the Willard InterContinental and was previously with Washington Life. Good luck ladies!

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

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…

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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 09.22.09

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 CNN’s Brianna Keilar! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Analysts say newspapers have no hit bottom (via NYT).

TV

In her new CBSNews.com show @katiecouric, the CBS Evening News anchor sat down with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Beck, who has been one of Pres. Obama’s fiercest and most vocal critics, says last year’s GOP nominee, John McCain, “would have been worse.”

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’s” roundtables yesterday and today voiced that they thought President Obama should have done Fox News Sunday.

After her interview with Ted Kennedy, Jr., “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl says she was “left with the impression Ted Jr. would run for public office someday.”

Five quick questions from Mediaite for Fox News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett. Spoiler: he’s a Taylor Swift fan.

ONLINE

Ask and you shall receive… NYT: Blogs are often criticized for helping to kill print media. Last week, though, the prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan used his forum on TheAtlantic.com to tell readers to subscribe to the print edition of the magazine. It worked. Within two days after last Monday’s post, Mr. Sullivan’s appeal pulled in 75 percent of the subscriptions that the Web site draws in a typical month, the magazine’s publisher, Jay Lauf, said.

HuffPost launched a technology section yesterday- HuffPost Technology.

Larry Summers’ first blog on whitehouse.gov.

BOOKS

Page Six previews “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage” by Christopher Andersen, which hits shelves Tuesday. (h/t Click)

NEWS NOTES

The FCC is endorsing network neutrality.

Wedding Crashers: How did Rush Limbaugh end up at the wedding of a Hillary Clinton staffer?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

In an interview with MTP’s David Gregory this weekend, President Obama called race “catnip” to the media. Salon’s Joan Walsh examines.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Morning Reading List 09.21.09

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The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan’s new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday.

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 Kiki Ryan, on her first day at Politico with Click! What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander examines the paper’s ACORN coverage after they were flooded with angry callers prompted by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. “It’s tempting to dismiss such gimmicks. Fox News, joined by right-leaning talk radio and bloggers, often hypes stories to apocalyptic proportions while casting competitors as too liberal or too lazy to report the truth. But they’re also occasionally pumping legitimate stories. I thought that was the case with ACORN…”

TV

Tom DeLay makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars” this fine evening.

“So you’re trying to ambush the ambusher?” Friday at the Values Voter Summit, a ThinkProgress.org staffer caught up with FNC producer Jesse Watters, known for his ambush interviews which end up on “The O’Reilly Factor.” TVNewser has the video.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter caught up with CBS’ Katie Couric, who says she’s staying in the anchor chair, and also will start hosting a weekly interview webcast on CBSNews.com, beginning tomorrow. Her first guest will be Glenn Beck.

The night after he hosts the President, David Letterman will have a second President, when Bill Clinton joins him on “The Late Show” Tuesday. Obama tapes “The Late Show” today around 4pm.

ONLINE

A study by the University of Maryland reveals, shockingly, that the vast majority of politicians’ tweets are about themselves.

MAGAZINES

Bloomberg has submitted its bid for BusinessWeek mag.

Esquire named its 75 Best People in the World- journos whos make the cut include Fox News’ Shepard Smith, CBS’ Lara Logan, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan, NBC’s Lester Holt and Rupert Murdoch.

NEWS NOTES

Journos are losing jobs at three times the rate of average workers.

WaPo: The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal of new rules to prevent companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deliberately blocking or slowing certain Web traffic is expected to advance with three votes out of the five-member agency, according to sources.

Reliable Source noticed a documentary film crew following Van Jones this weekend.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The pool reported yesterday that NYT‘s Tom Friedman played a round of golf with President Obama yesterday, prompting all sorts of “the green is flat” jokes in our Twitterverse.

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals, like himself, who had been “mugged by reality,” died Friday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Belated Reading List 08.26.09

You know its a big news day when you ditch the Venti for the Starbucks “jug.” Guess the desk.

Playing catch-up… Whitney Kuhn, Megan Grant, Nu Wexler, Meredith Harman, Kirit Radia, Clarice Feldman, Ann Limpert and David King all correctly guessed that FBDC dined at Brasserie Beck on Tuesday. And Happy Birthday to Ben Bradlee.

Washington and the world woke up today to the news that Senator Ted Kennedy had lost his battle with brain cancer. FBDC has covered that story today; now here’s what else was happening in DC and media this Wednesday…

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Katie Couric has been named the 2009 recipient of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. The CBS “Evening News” anchor will speak at the awards ceremony October 8th at Neuharth’s alma mater, the University of South Dakota. Past Neuharth award recipients include Couric’s CBS colleague Bob Schieffer (2006), the late CBS newsmen Don Hewitt (2004) and Walter Cronkite (1989).

Fox News’ Chris Wallace- and his yellow Lab Winston- are featured in the upcoming fall issue of Capitol File. Get a sneak peek here.

The Jackson family will the subject of a new A&E reality television show, though the details remain sketchy. NYT‘s Brian Stelter has what we know so far.

And Kate Gosselin (FBDC confession: “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is a guilty pleasure) will co-host “The View” on ABC September 14th and 15th while Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on maternity leave.

ONLINE

Not all too surprising considering the demographic of Tweeters FBDC follows– NYT reports it isn’t teens driving Twitter’s popularity.

MAGAZINES

Elle has offered a homeless girl an internship this fall.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew, Afghanistan has received just two percent of all news coverage since January 1st, prompting NPR to ask: Where’s The Afghanistan Coverage?

In a rare interview, Jayson Blair talks about how he went from disgraced journo to life coach.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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