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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 04.23.09

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Its day 94 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Peter Kaplan, the longest-serving editor of The New York Observer, announced he is resigning from the newspaper effective June 1st. Kaplan joined the newspaper in 1994, after working as a magazine editor, the executive producer of The Charlie Rose show, and as a reporter for NYT.

From NYT: A number of staffers at The Observer said that a push for shorter articles and a desire for cuts in an already small newsroom budget helped Kaplan decide it was time to go. And the NY Post: Jared Kushner is rumored to be trying to unload the salmon-colored weekly.

Fifty-three newsroom employees were laid off at the Chicago Tribune. From the Trib: Editor Gerould Kern said in a letter to staff that cuts are part of a newsroom reorganization that “will focus us more clearly on our core mission” going forward with a newsgathering team of around 430.

TV

Shepard Smith dropped the “F” bomb on FoxNews.com’s Strategy Room yesterday and WebNewser has the clip.

HuffPo’s Danny Shea reports Fox News has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Homeland Security seeking the entire report on “right-wing extremist groups” identified as a national security threat.

Do CBS and NBC have plans to team up on a Kabul bureau? NY Observer’s Felix Gillette takes a look here.

ONLINE

Michael Wolff asks Why Do Liberals Still Care About Matt Drudge? “I do not think [Matt] Drudge has disappeared. I think he is dead. Certainly the Drudge Report has been on automatic pilot for several years… Drudge doesn’t count for anything. He’s from another time — a leftover. In fact, his disappearance might just be a mid-life crisis.”

This is astounding- In the last year, people somehow found a way to spend 73% more time on Facebook and other social networking sites. In February, Nielsen found, people used social network sites more than they used Web-based email for the first time ever.

NEWS NOTES

Check out the collection of photographs on the walls of the White House, commentated by John Dickerson on Slate here.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko

JOBS after the jump…

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Kaplan Leaves Reuters

Reuters’ Peter Kaplan is leaving at the end of this week to become the deputy public affairs director for the Federal Trade Commission, FishbowlDC has learned.

Kaplan has spent the past seven years as Reuters’ Washington legal correspondent. Previous gigs included CQ, Bridge News, Washington Times, Washington Business Journal and Baltimore Business Journal.