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WHCD: Cap File Rises to the Occasion

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Eva Longoria Parker & Meghan McCain

Tight budgets and tiny guest lists at other post-dinner events offered Capitol File/Niche Media an interesting opportunity to make their mark as hosts for the 2009 WHCD weekend must-attend fete.

Luckily for Cap File, the Saturday night soiree lived up to the hype. Journalists, politicos, Hollywood royalty and actual royalty packed the invite-only (crashers of yesteryear were out of luck) party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

FishbowlDC hung with media power couple Mark Whitaker and Alexis Gelber, Yeas & Nays Kiki Ryan and almost off-the-market Jeff Dufour (engaged to Jayne Sandman), WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, HuffPo’s Ryan Grimm, Newsweek’s Mike Isikoff, WaPo’s Mary Ann Akers, Mike Mills and Jackie Kucinich from Roll Call, CNN’s Leslie Sanchez and Suzanne Malveaux, TWT silver fox Joe Curl, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, NJ’s Erin McPike, GMA’s Polson Kanneth and Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran.

We also caught up with FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (who charmed my mom/date at Tammy Haddad‘s brunch earlier in the day) and spotted PBS’ Gwen Ifill, BET’s Debra Lee, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, Daily Beast’s Rachel Sklar, CNBC’s Jim Kramer and AP/WHCA’s Jennifer Loven.

We reunited with old pal Rachael Leigh Cook (whose youthful beauty seems to defy time) and got to know our Friday night crush; Meghan McCain a little better. Christian Slater, Wanda Sykes, Amber Tamblyn, Chris Tucker, Eva Longoria Parker, John McLaughlin, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Mariska Hargitay, Tim Daly, Kara DioGuardi, Keisha & Forest Whitaker, Owen Wilson, Jason Wu, David Cross, Connie Britton, Padma Lakshmi, Dule Hill, Kai Milla, Matthew Settle all made the fete.

The political scene included Todd Palin and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and Desiree Rogers represented the White House.

Even HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was on hand to toast the evening’s event.

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John McLaughlin

Young and the Press List

Some on the “press list” and some on the “guest list,” journos came out in swarms to last night’s Young and the Guest List party hosted by Washington Life Magazine. The super-chic soiree was held at last year’s site for ARTOMATIC – a soon-to-be occupied office building on 1st St. NE. Guests were treated to pyramids of cupcakes, several open bars and a gifting suite in the rugged and lofty space.

Guest list-er Tommy McFly did his Mix 107.3 evening show live from the fete while champagne flowed freely and a band entertained the crowd. A few of the media folks spotted at last night’s function were NBC’s Luke Russert, CNN’s Amy Holmes, Politico’s Patrick Gavin, TWT’s Stephanie Green, Carol Ross Joynt, Pamela Sorenson, Washingtonian’s Garrett Graff, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Rachel Cothran, Betsy Fischer, Will Thomas, Pamela Brown and representing for WaPo were Dan Zak & Amy Argetsinger.

Book Bash for Summer Rayne Oakes’ “style, naturally”

Last night, journos and fashionistas came together for the launch of Summer Rayne Oakes’ first book, “style, naturally.”

Held at the home of Juleanna Glover, the posh party packed in quite a few media folk including Matt Cooper, Stephanie Green, Jackie Kucinich, Patrick Gavin, Liz Glover, Rachel Cothran, Jayne Sandman,Jonathan Capehart and Angela Valdez.

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Matt Cooper with Becca Glover

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Jayne Sandman, Rachel Cothran, Angela Valdez Janelle Nanos and Barbara Martin

*Photos courtesy of Pepper Watkins

Morning Reading List, 11.17.08

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Morning Reading List, 12.28.07

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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.

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    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.”

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    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!

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    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.”

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    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.

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  • ProjectBeltway.Com Launches

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    Today marks the debut of ProjectBeltway.com, a new fashion blog authored by local girl Rachel Cothran.

    cothrach2.jpg“Project Beltway is a celebration of style in Washington: the girl on the subway who looks so put together (where did she get her SHOES?!), the guy in a great pair of jeans (you won’t ask, so I’ll ask for you), the executive who gives the “power suit” its name.”

    The full release when you click below…

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