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Its day 98 covering the Obama administration and week 13 for us. Happy Birthday to Dana Milbank and Domenico Montanaro (who celebrated over the weekend). What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…
NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS | REVOLVING DOOR
NYT’s Maureen Dowd: “For people who still love print, who like to hold it, feel it, rustle it, tear stuff out… it’s important to remember that people are living longer,” said SF Chron editor Phil Bronstein. “That’s the most hopeful thing you can say about print journalism, that old people are living longer.” Continue reading here.
As pointed out via Twitter by @pwgavin, why is Gibbs sitting to the left of gregory instead of traditional right? HUGELY IMPORTANT.
NYT: The election of Barack Obama does not seem to have ushered in a kinder, less-polarized environment in politics — or television. And that’s not a good break for CNN, a network whose strategy is to steer the middle course in its news coverage.
A website has been created to support MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann‘s offer to Fox News’ Sean Hannity- $1,000 a second to be waterboarded. Olbermann’s offer comes after Hannity said he’d be willing to be waterboarded to benefit charity.
NBC’s Today Show’s Matt Lauer landed the first interview with Captain Richard Phillips since returning home after being held hostage by Somali pirates. This will air tomorrow.
And check out BriWi on 30 Rock.
For some more Monday morning comic relief, check out TV anchors put to music videos here.
Politics Daily is up and running.
Twitterviews are all the craze… NJ’s Hotline On Call blog (@thehotline) interviewed former DNC chairman now Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (@Terry_McAuliffe).
Have you ever heard of a “Twitter expert”? Neither have we.
Newsweek’s Jon Meacham will pen a biography of former President George H.W. Bush, according to the NYP. MediaInk says “The book is not an authorized biography, but the Bush family is believed to be cooperating.”
WaPo’s Howard Kurtz‘ Media Notes: For more than a year, David Bradley, the Atlantic’s soft-spoken owner, has hosted off-the-record dinners in his glass-enclosed office. And the guests, from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, are as A-list as they come.
Reliable Source reports “Chris Matthews paid $3,200 Saturday for “naming rights” in Newt Gingrich’s upcoming book. Gingrich donated the chance to name a character for Mount Vernon’s annual fundraiser; the MSNBC host was top bidder in the live auction and said he wants a “hero part” for his fictional counterpart.”
In light of “State of Play,” TWT talks to local film producers and location managers to find out the U.S. Capitol Police basically make filming in their area impossible. It could be costing the city millions every year in film production.
HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko
JOBS and REVOLVING DOOR after the jump…