TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Kennedy’

Obama on Kennedy: “One of the Greatest Senators of Our Time”

President Obama‘s remarks on the death and life of Senator Ted Kennedy:

“I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy.

Over the past several years, I’ve had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of dread.

Since Teddy’s diagnosis last year, we’ve seen the courage with which he battled his illness. And while these months have no doubt been difficult for him, they’ve also let him hear from people in every corner of our nation and from around the world just how much he meant to all of us. His fight has given us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you — and goodbye.

The outpouring of love, gratitude, and fond memories to which we’ve all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives. His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives — in seniors who know new dignity, in families that know new opportunity, in children who know education’s promise, and in all who can pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just — including myself.

The Kennedy name is synonymous with the Democratic Party. And at times, Ted was the target of partisan campaign attacks. But in the United States Senate, I can think of no one who engendered greater respect or affection from members of both sides of the aisle. His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth, and good cheer. He could passionately battle others and do so peerlessly on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear, and yet still maintain warm friendships across party lines.

And that’s one reason he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy.

His extraordinary life on this earth has come to an end. And the extraordinary good that he did lives on. For his family, he was a guardian. For America, he was the defender of a dream.

I spoke earlier this morning to Senator Kennedy’s beloved wife, Vicki, who was to the end such a wonderful source of encouragement and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, his children Kara, Edward, and Patrick; his stepchildren Curran and Caroline; the entire Kennedy family; decades’ worth of his staff; the people of Massachusetts; and all Americans who, like us, loved Ted Kennedy.”

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

Morning Reading List, 12.28.07

4345057.jpg
Good morning Washington.

Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:

REVOLVING DOOR | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

  • None of your friends and family members are cell phone-less.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • New haircut, new job: Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran is leaving the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to join 3 Dog Communications.

    Top of post

    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of December 17-23, 2007. During the week, the Williams-led newscast averaged 9.316 million total viewers”

  • Bill Schneider wears funny hats.

  • Today from 3:00-6:00 pm ET, C-SPAN will air a simulcast of XM’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel 130 ’1600′ program, a three hour, commercial free discussion on presidential politics hosted by Joe Mathieu.

  • More on ESPN’s poaching of sports reporters.

  • Tonight at approximately 8:10 pm ET Friday night “C-SPAN will air the Drake University Forum on the Iowa Caucuses with representatives from the state Democratic & Republican Parties. This forum looks at the role Iowa plays in the presidential selection process.”

  • A Fox News release announced, “The New Hampshire Republican Party is pleased to announce that five presidential candidates have accepted their invitation to participate in the First-In-The-Nation Presidential Forum on Sunday January, 6th, 2008. The 90 minute forum will be presented live on FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX News Radio beginning at 8:00pm ET, live from the campus of St. Anslem College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. FNC’s Chris Wallace will moderate the Forum.”

  • His Royal Extreme-ness gets John Harwood to talk football. And he appoints Tony Snow the most Extreme Man of the year.

  • TVNewser reports, “In the NoonET hour of MSNBC’s coverage of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto anchor Tamron Hall interviewed Sen. Arlen Specter, who is in Islamabad. Sen. Specter and Rep. Patrick Kennedy were supposed to meet with Bhutto tonight. Hall asked Specter how he learned the news of Bhutto’s death. ‘Watching CNN,’ Specter said. ‘We heard first that there had been a suicide bomber attempt…then we heard that she was hurt critically and then the news came in that it was fatal.’ To their credit, MSNBC appears to be the only U.S. cable news network to have interviewed Specter.”

  • RCN “announced that its board of directors has renewed Peter D. Aquino as president and chief executive officer pursuant to the terms of a new, three-year agreement. James F. Mooney, who has served as executive chairman of RCN since 2005, has completed his service under the terms of his employment contract, and has decided to retire from the board. Michael E. Katzenstein, an independent member of the board of directors, has been named non-executive chairman of the board.”

    Top of post

    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Slate on Holiday Journalism.

  • A media alert announced, “Beginning on Tuesday, January 1 at 3:01 am EST, MySpace will invite its community to participate in the first MySpace Presidential Primary on the Impact Channel. Taking place just prior to the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primaries, the largest online community will be the first to choose their candidate for the nation’s highest office. Polls will close Wednesday, January 2 at 11:59 pm EST.”

  • Stars & Stripes takes on the Defense Department.

  • Journal-isms reports, “Bhutto Killing Mobilizes SAJA: The South Asian Journalists Association moved quickly Thursday morning at news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, opposition leader and former Pakistani prime minister. One of its board members, Aseem Chhabra, saw the news on CNN’s ‘American Morning,’ and e-mailed SAJA founder Sree Sreenivasan, who is on vacation in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains but has access to the SAJA Web site, as one of four who blogs regularly on it.”

  • Vote for Wonkette’s Person and Vice Person Of the Year!

    Top of post

    RADIO

  • NPR announced that archived NPR News interviews with Bhutoo are available here.

  • XM Satellite Radio’s presidential campaign station POTUS ’08 “will broadcast nationwide from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries in January. On January 3, the station will broadcast from the Des Moines convention center and the C-SPAN campaign bus in Iowa, as well as its home studio in northeast Washington. Then the POTUS team will head to Manchester to report on the New Hampshire primary January 7 through 9 with reports from the Expo Center of New Hampshire, the C-SPAN bus, and its DC studio. Those without XM radios can listen to a free, 14-day trial of the POTUS radio station online at www.xmradio.com/potus. Those who do have XM radios can listen to the station on channel 130.”

  • Also, “C-SPAN will televise the POTUS ’08 radio station ‘at work’ live on Friday, December 28, from 3 pm to 6 pm ET from the XM studios in northeast D.C.”

    Top of post

    JOBS

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an Assistant Team Leader/Urban Team and a Copy Editor — Sports Desk.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Sports designer/copy editor.

    Top of post

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

  • Separated At Birth?

    We thought of this one all by ourselves.

    Politico’s Patrick O’Connor
    ScreenHunter_065.bmp

    And, Representative Patrick Kennedy?
    ScreenHunter_066.bmp

    >UPDATE: From a tipster: “some friendly colleagues of patrick o’connor also think he looks like guy smiley from sesame st. and he smiles all the time”

    oconnorguysmniley.jpg