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Posts Tagged ‘Peter Canellos’

“Hardball” Documentary “The Kennedy Brothers” On Next Week

Chris Matthews will anchor a “Hardball” documentary “The Kennedy Brothers” next Thursday at 7pm on MSNBC.

The special “deconstructs the myth and legend surrounding this quintessential American family,” according to Hardblogger. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Frank Mankiewicz, biographer Peter Canellos, and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin are interviewed.

Matthews is also the author of “Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America.”

He talked about the special on “The Colbert Report,” which you can watch in today’s Morning Reading List. Check out a preview of the documentary after the jump…

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Boston Globe Names Washington Bureau Chief

In a memo to staff today, the Boston Globe‘s editor Martin Baron announced the move of Christopher Rowland to the position of Washington bureau chief.

Rowland has been the paper’s political editor for the past two years and replaces Peter Canellos who was named editor of the Globe’s editorial pages last week. His official title will be assistant managing editor/Washington.

Baron’s memo (via Boston Globe) reads: “This is a perfect job for Chris, and Chris is a perfect fit for the job.”

Sasha’s Send Off From Print To Glossy

Last night at Poste, friends of Sasha Issenberg gathered to celebrate his move from The Boston Globe to the magazine Monocle. He starts today as a Washington correspondent.

We, unfortunately, weren’t able to make it, but hear these folks did: Peter Canellos, Lisa Wangsness and the Boston Globers, Jay Newton-Small, Jill Zuckman, Kelly O’Donnell, Athena Jones, Lisa Lerer, Bonney Kapp, Tracy Sefl, Mark Salter, Sunlen Miller, Jose Antonio Vargas, Ana Marie Cox, Juliet Eilperin, Mike Madden, Mark Paustenbach, Scott Mulhauser, Brian Weiss, Perry Bacon, Anne Dickerson, Christina Bellantoni and Jonathan Martin.

Also spotted at a nearby table… tennis’ Martina Navratilova.

Battle of the DC Book Party

On any given night in DC, champagne flutes are raised for a new book by a journo, a politico, and last night was no exception.

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron and Washington Bureau Chief Peter Canellos hosted a book party at the office for “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

In attendance: Susan Milligan, Lisa Wangsness, Sasha Issenberg, Thomas Oliphant, Ana Marie Cox, Mike Allen, Michael Scherer, Lynn Sweet, Karen Tumulty, Nancy Youssef, Jonathan Martin, Robert Schlesinger, Richard Stengel, Nora McAlvanah, Erin McPike, Nina Easton and George Condon.

Across town at Ristorante Tosca, Playbook tells us about a party hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, Mary Matalin and George Stephanopoulos for Stanley B. Greenberg’s “Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders.”

In attendance: Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dodd, Michael Feldman, Mandy Grunwald, Walter Isaacson, Joel Johnson, Eileen McMenamin, John Podesta, Hilary Rosen, Rick Stengel, Jessica Yellin, and Jill Zuckman.