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Morning Reading List 06.01.09

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Catching up on birthdays… Happy Birthday to Pete Seat, CBS’ Frank Thorp.

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

TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

TV

CNN was launched 29 years ago today.

Daily Beast has the 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk.

AP’s David BauderCheney, Powell interviews winners for Schieffer“: “The interviews continued a good run for “Face the Nation,” which had its largest audience in five years when Obama appeared on March 29. With an average of 2.55 million viewers each week during May, “Face the Nation” is right behind ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, at 2.72 million viewers. Both broadcasts are up 3 percent over May 2008, according to Nielsen Media Research.”

Brian Williams will anchor an NBC News special “Inside the Obama White House” tomorrow and Wednesday night at 9pmET/PT. Playbook reports NBC taped 150 hours at the White House- and the specials are each one-hour long. You can follow InsideObamaWH on Twitter here, check out WhiteHouse.msnbc.com and more details here.

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz‘s Media Notes: “A tired-sounding Willliams, who covered the Clinton White House and was an intern in the Carter White House, was delighted at the level of access, which will continue with interviews tomorrow. ‘There’s stuff we’ve never seen of how the White House operates,’ he says. ‘We were pretty stunned at how much we were able to record and how natural events seemed to be.’”

TVNewser also reports NBC may have violated pool rules in the Prince Harry interview.

Campbell Brown returns to CNN tonight from maternity leave. Playbook reports her guest on “No Bias, No Bull” will be former president Jimmy Carter, who will tell her “the advice he’d give Obama before he heads to the hotbed of the Middle East.”

Friday was Jay Leno‘s last night on NBC’s The Tonight Show. Conan O’Brien takes the reins tonight and Leno moves to primetime. NYT asks will it work?

MAGAZINES

Friday was Peter Kaplan‘s last day at The Observer- a history of the “Kaplan era” here.

NEWS NOTES

AP: As global powers debate how to punish North Korea for its nuclear defiance, two American journalists seized nearly three months ago face a trial this week in Pyongyang on charges that could land them in one of the country’s notorious labor camps.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

TNR: Since the inauguration, Washington Post legend Bob Woodward has been quietly reporting a new book on the Obama White House. “I’m in the preliminary stages of working on it,” Woodward confirmed recently. “I’m working on it and making progress.”

Richard Wolffe‘s book “Renegade: The Making of a President” hits book shelves. HuffPost has an excerpt.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 03.20.09

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Its day 60 covering the Obama administration and week seven for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

NEWPAPERS

The Graham family that owns WaPo has been selling shares in the parent company in recent months. Chairman and CEO Donald Graham has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock in the past year.

Microsoft says it had no interest in acquiring NYT or other leading print brands. “No,” CEO Steve Ballmer said outside the McGraw-Hill Building in yesterday morning. “Not ‘no comment.’ No.” BusinessWeek reports Ballmer says Microsoft is still interested in acquiring Yahoo.

One banker’s plan to save the newspaper industry: “Despite that gloom and doom, the reality is that, within the pantheon of media sectors, the newspaper business is actually still one of the better ones,” says Jonathan Knee, an investment banker who advised on the San Diego Union-Tribune deal and who has covered the media industry for over 15 years.

WSJ managing editor Robert Thomson sent a memo to all Journal and Dow Jones Newswire reporters yesterday signaling that Dow Jones plans to compete more aggressively against Reuters, Bloomberg and AP.

TV

From WSJ: “President Obama Makes History by Appearing on ‘Tonight Show’

Why President Obama skipped ‘Meet the Press’: “The new moderator often seems like he’s wearing a suit made for someone else – Russert – and as a result has yet to clearly establish why he got this gig instead of anyone else in the conga line of potential successors. David Gregory is terrifically polished, well-informed, a good listener and has the talking points of both sides down cold. But he also seems more intent on covering the waterfront than digging for news, or in pushing the talking heads off their talking points.”

From TVNewser: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria lands first tv interview with former NY Gov. Elliot Spitzer since the scandal that forced him out office a year ago (you all remember that).

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren responded on her blog yesterday to the WaPo report that her husband John Coale was advising Sarah Palin. “No, he is not a paid adviser to Governor Palin and never has been,” she writes. “And no, he does not want a job with her or with the other women he has helped.” More here.

RADIO

Will NPR Save the News? “In one of the great under-told media success stories of the past decade, NPR has emerged not as the bespectacled schoolmarm of our imagination but as a massive news machine poised for what Dick Meyer, editorial director for digital media, half-jokingly calls ‘world domination.’”

ONLINE

Check out TVNewser’s Bracket Challenge ’09.

NEWS NOTES

From Politico: Is Washington ready for Wanda? This year’s entertainment at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner: “‘I’m sick of politicians across the board, Republicans and Democrats,’ Sykes says on ‘Sick & Tired.’ ‘They’re all shady. I’m sick of them. To me, political office should be like jury duty. You should just get a notice in the mail one day and say, ‘Aw, sh-, I’m secretary of state next month. Ain’t this a b–?’”

Stealing President George Bush’s thunder, from AP: Obama signs deal for post-presidency book.

Where are they now? Former President Bush Deputy Assistant Press Secretary Pete Seat has a biweekly column in The Times of Northwest Indiana. This week’s: Obama offers too much material for critics.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko

REVOLVING DOOR and JOBS after the jump.

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Where Are They Now? Bush’s Press Office

Former Deputy Assistant Press Secretary to Pres. George Bush, Pete Seat, who spent his time in the White House corralling the media, is now trying his hand on our side.

Seat now has a column his local newspaper, the Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times that will run every other Thursday.

His first column “Remembering 43: The Trailblazer” tackles a question posed by Stephen Colbert, “Is George W. Bush a great president or the greatest president?”

Whether in the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One or at the president’s Crawford, Texas, ranch, I saw a man that embodied his Secret Service code name, Trailblazer. He tackled the biggest issues of the day, without regard for how it would shape popularity polls. He was a man not burdened by his position, but an ordinary man, with an extraordinary job, focused on doing what was best for our country.

You can read the rest of his column here.

In the next couple of weeks, FishbowlDC will catch up with members of Pres. Bush’s press office, as well as staffers from Sen. McCain’s and other Republicans campaigns.

Morning Reading List, 01.16.09

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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