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Wash Post Discussion on Effects of War on Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

Join The Washington Post Wednesday night for Behind the Headlines: Exploring the Effects of War on Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans.

According to a nationwide poll conducted by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, “More than half of the 2.6 million Americans dispatched to Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with physical or mental health problems, feel disconnected from civilian life and believe the government is failing to meet the needs of this generation’s veterans.”

Participants include Todd Bowers, vice president, JPMorgan Chase; Mollyann Brodie, senior vice president, Public Opinion Research, Kaiser Family Foundation; WaPo’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor, David Finkel, national enterprise editor, and Greg Jaffe, national enterprise reporter; and Dr. Caitlin Thompson, deputy director for suicide prevention, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The event takes place Wednesday May 21, at 6:30 pm at The Washington Post headquarters (1150 15th St. NW). It is free and open to the public. RSVP to to behindtheheadlines@washpost.com.

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Morning Chatter

INTERN BEHAVING MISCHIEVOUSLY? “South Korean military official takes selfie at Arlington Cemetery on Thursday…you can see me in his photo.” — National Geographic intern Adam Glanzman, who notes himself in the picture. How This Town!

Anthony Weiner seeps into 2-year-old’s zeitgeist

“Wife mentions @CarlosLozadaWP in dinner convo. 2.5-yr-old son says, ‘Carlos Danger!’” — WaPo senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Hmmm interesting promise… 

“I’ll lick the face of the individual that can get my hotel air conditioning to work.” — The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain, who apparently now thinks she’s a dog or inmate in “Orange is the New Black.”

Deep Thoughts With Ben Howe

“My body is incapable of believing that sleep exists before midnight without extreme circumstances.” — RedState Contributing Editor Ben Howe.

“There really is some awful platitudinous BS that ‘new media’ types have got away with spewing for years, is there not?” — The Hill’s Associate Editor Niall Stanage.

WaPo‘s CLINTON YATES: “Goofing around at the set I wasn’t actually on, ha.

The Astute Reader

“The @NewYorkObserver review of @MarkLeibovich book twice says David Axelrod‘s daughter is autistic. She is epileptic.” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.

Important Q to Ponder: “How lucky is Bill Clinton that twitter and cell phones weren’t around when he was on the prowl?” — TNR’s Nate Cohn.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:16 a.m.

Sarcasm is…

“Must have more reviews of #ThisTown. The 974,543,136 we have don’t even make a dent in my insatiable appetite.” — Politico’s Ben White.

Blizzard Blows Two Babies Into WaPo

Juliet Eilperin, the Post‘s national environmental reporter, and her husband, Andrew Light, a scholar at the Center for American Progress, welcomed to the world baby girl, Marika, on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  At 8 lbs 6 ounces, Marika outweighs her neighbor Max Zephyr Chandrasekaran – new son Rajiv Chandrasekaran, WaPo‘s associate editor and his wife, Julie Schlosser Chandrasekaran, a former Fortune magazine editor, by nearly two pounds. Baby Zeph was born down the hall at Sibley only one day after Marika.

Congrats to the happy families and welcome to the Fishbowl, Zeph and Marika!

Email announcements about both babies after the jump.

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Military Times’s Dan Lamothe: The FishbowlDC Interview

Say hello to Dan Lamothe, the newly promoted senior writer for Military Times. He grew up in Chicopee, Mass., once home to the world’s largest kielbasa. Who says tough military reporters (who grew up in the home of the largest kielbasa) who cover three star generals and who’ve been embedded in a particularly violent section of southern Afghanistan can’t watch “Glee” and like it? And who says a tough white military reporter with self-described big ears can’t request Will Smith to play him in a movie? He can. Read on.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Pabst Blue Ribbon. I grew up blue-collar, and yet I suddenly spend more time than I ever thought possible in hipster D.C.

How often do you Google yourself? Eh, probably more frequently than I should. I do think it’s important for a journalist to know how his or her work has reverberated on the Web, though.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? I tend to keep a cool head pretty well at work, so I’m probably a bore here.

Who is your favorite working journalist? Given my current line of work, I follow C.J. Chivers and Rajiv Chandrasekaran pretty closely. I ran into both of them in Afghanistan, and they were great guys.

Do you have a favorite word? “Maelstrom” is a current favorite. So is “pizza.” For different reasons, of course.

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Definitely Sarah Palin. I’d ask her about the Marine whose rear end became famous after I blogged about it from Afghanistan. (Read that here.) I went out on patrol with Marines searching for snipers and was ambushed while on foot with Marines living in a beat-up Afghan schoolhouse, but the tattoo piece was by far the most popular one online.

Find out what a journalism prof once wrote on the top of one of Lamothe’s essays after the jump…

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WaPo and NYT Lead Overseas Press Awards

2677-congratulations_greeting_cards.jpg WaPo has raised its Overseas Press Awards award total to 37. This year’s awards are being announced in Manhattan tonight.

The reporting team of Bob Woodward, Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Karen DeYoung won for best news interpretation for their series on the Obama Administration’s search for a new Afghanistan strategy. WaPo photographer Sarah Voisin won for images of residents in Mexican communities affected by drug wars.

The John Faber Award for Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services went to WaPo’s Sarah Voisin.

Not included among the 37 OPC awards won by the newspaper, a book called The Good Soldiers by WaPo’s David Finkel. Finkel won the Cornelius Ryan OPC Book Award for his account of eight harrowing months with the 2-16 Ranger Army Battalion in Iraq.

NYT Magazine’s Alissa Rubin won for best magazine reporting for a story on a would-be female suicide bomber in Iraq. The TimesÂ’ second OPC award went to Keith Bradsher for best business reporting on the contradictions and promise of China’s environmental push.

WSJ’s Farnaz Fassihi won the coveted Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad for”"Hearts, Minds and Blood: The Battle for Iran.”

The AP won the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for best photo reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage. Noteworthy: “Khalil Hamra’s pictures of the Israeli military incursion into Gaza showed bravery, especially as combatants mingled among the civilians.”

CBS’s Andy Rooney received the President’s Award for lifetime achievement and David Rohde, the NYT correspondent who escaped his Taliban captors, will light the Press Freedom Candle in honor of the 71 journalists killed last year in the line of duty.

In the cartoon category, THE THOMAS NAST AWARD for best cartoons on international affairs went to Nate Beeler, of The Washington Examiner.

See a complete list of award winners after the jump…

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Kalb Report Reminder: Tonight @ 8 PM

Four of America’s top correspondents, Laura King of the Los Angeles Times, Cami McCormick of CBS News, Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, will join moderator Marvin Kalb to explore the risks and rewards of war reporting in the digital age on the next edition of The Kalb Report.

The forum, which marks the 67th in The Kalb Report series, will take place tonight – Monday, March 8, 2010, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.).

For tickets and more info, visit kalb.gwu.edu.

The Guest List is Out…

So Oprah‘s not going, but Gayle King is. Tonight’s State Dinner guest list has been released by the White House!

We told you earlier about Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Robin Roberts and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Other notable media-types that we didn’t catch wind of earlier… CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, WaPo‘s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, NYT‘s Thomas Friedman, and author Deepak Chopra, who FBDC actually met earlier this month.

And ladies… Jon Favreau doesn’t appear to be bringing a date… I’m just saying.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, “Where Men Win Glory” author Jon Krakauer and NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Andrea Mitchell

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and a roundtable with NJ‘s Ron Brownstein, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, former Clinton White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers, ABC’s George Will and Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network.

Fox News Sunday:

CNN’s State of the Union: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) and CNN’s James Carville and Mary Matalin

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: CNN’s Barbara Starr, former WaPo Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Terry Smith, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and WSJ‘s John Fund

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Matthew Hoh, FT‘s Martin Wolf and Yale’s Robert Shiller

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, BBC’s Katty Kay, NBC’s Mark Whitaker and WaPo‘s Mary Jordan

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson, McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef, The Economist‘s Greg Ip and NJ‘s Marilyn Serafini

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Democratic strategist and pollster Cornell Belcher, LA Sentinel Danny Bakewell, Urban Radio’s April Ryan, commentator and contributing writer to theroot.com, essence.com and HuffPost Sophia Nelson, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour:

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: NPR’s “Planet Money” Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson and a roundtable with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, NPR’s Michele Norris, Washington Examiner’s Byron York and “Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East” author Robin Wright

CBS’ Face the Nation: Mexican Ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhan and a roundtable with WaPo’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, NYT’s David Sanger and syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker

ABC’s This Week: Pastor Rick Warren and a roundtable with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, NYT’s Paul Krugman, WaPo’s Ruth Marcus and ABC News’ George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-WY), Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl and Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman and Jenna Lee

CNN’s State of the Union: Iraq Multi-National Force Commander Gen. Ray Odierno, Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: “Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Financial Times’ Chrystia Freeland, CNN’s Tara Wall, Mother Jones’ David Corn, Democratic strategist Joe Trippi and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Syrian Ambassador to the US Imad Moustapha, “Outliers” author Malcolm Gladwell, FGR Associates President Felix Rohatyn, “God is Back” author and The Economist’s John Micklethwait and “The Age of the Unthinkable” author Joshua Cooper Ramo

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NY Magazine’s John Heilemann, CNN’s Gloria Borger, BBC’s Katty Kay and HDNet’s Dan Rather.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Chicago Tribune’s Christi Parsons, NYT’s David Sanger, LA Times’ Doyle McManus and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Afghanistan Ambassador to the US Said Jawad, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Roll Call’s Emily Heil and Elizabeth Brotherton and WaPo’s Mary Ann Akers

Will update throughout the day as we learn them.

Merida As AME/National

FishbowlDC hears that Kevin Merida may soon be named the Washington Post’s AME/National…replacing Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

>UPDATE: Confirmed. Full memo from Phil Bennett and Marcus Brauchli after the jump…(and new roles are outlined for Bill Hamilton and Chandrasekaran)

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