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Couric Makes Cut for State Dinner

FishbowlDC hears that CBS’ Katie Couric is at the White House today…and also on the guest list for tonight’s State Dinner.

>>MORE: TVNewser adds ABC’s Robin Roberts and NBC’s Brian Williams to the list. There have also been rumors of a surprise Oprah appearance…

>>And even MORE: MSNBC just dropped CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s name on the guest list.

“GMA” Gets Obama Interview Before Congress’ Joint Session

Before President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, he’ll sit down with ABC’s Robin Roberts for an exclusive “GMA” interview. According to the release, she’ll talk to the President about his education initiatives and news of the day (aka health care reform, we’re betting).

You’d remember that Roberts got the first interview with the President on the night of Inauguration and also got rare time with First Lady Michelle Obama in June.

Fox News Remembers Tony Snow

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of Tony Snow‘s passing and to honor the former White House press secretary and Fox News contributor, the network will air packages in remembrance. They’ll include words from friends and colleagues, including President George HW Bush, President George W Bush, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich.

Griff Jenkins, Snow’s former radio producer and long-time friend, will also share his memories and stories about Snow on several programs throughout the day.

Earlier in the week Perino penned this piece in Politico remembering Snow.

>>TVNewser has more remembrances, including comments from PBS’ Judy Woodruff, CNN’s Ed Henry and ABC’s Robin Roberts.

Morning Reading List 03.23.09


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Its day 63 covering the Obama administration and week eight for us. Congrats to Politico’s Patrick O’Connor who got engaged Saturday to girlfriend Katie Lindsey. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR

NEWPAPERS

NYT clobbered President Obama Sunday in the lead editorial and in columns by Frank Rich, Thomas Friedman and Maureen Dowd.

LATimes: Newspaper cuts open door to more political trickery. “Political consultants aren’t exactly rubbing their hands together and snickering. But as the hired guns look over a landscape of closing newspapers and laid-off investigative reporters, they sense an opening that leaves them both excited and queasy.”

From Editor & Publisher: Numerous rival papers have forged content-sharing deals in the past year. From Florida to California, arrangements are emerging among dailies with no common ownership or JOA ties, as a way to reduce staff cuts and save money.

Why are WaPo obit reporters smiling in their pics? Find out here.

TV

Playbook: Rep. Debbie Wasserman speaks to Robin Roberts on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this am about her battle with breast cancer.

The Daily Beast’s “Top 6 Moments From Sunday Talk.”

Howie Kurtz profiles CBS 60 Mins correspondent Steve Kroft in today’s Media Notes in WaPo. “Kroft has finally emerged from the shadows, with 10 of his 12 pieces topping the broadcast this season, including an interview that aired Sunday with President Obama. ‘He’s the lead guy now,’ says executive producer Jeff Fager.”

Also from Kurtz on CNN: “Obama goes from comfy sofa to hot seat.”

From Portfolio: “Through March 17, CNN trailed not only Fox News and MSNBC but also its own sister network, Headline News, on nine out of 17 days. On one day, March 13, CNN even drew fewer 25-to-54 viewers than CNBC — the first time that’s happened since November 2007.”

From Media Matters: “Tucker Carlson’s Jerk Store.”

RADIO

NPR omsbudsman explains the backlash to a recent gay marriage story. Also at NPR, Cinny Kennard has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.

ONLINE

According to a report, 40 percent of bloggers — on their own blogs or on message board postings — said they would, or already do, pay for news content online. One of the most common reasons why was because they “don’t want the quality of news to decline.”

NYT’s A Web Site’s For-Profit Approach to World News:
Overseas reporters have been a casualty of budget-chopping news organizations, leaving an opening for the online start-up GlobalPost. But while many news executives are exploring nonprofit business models to keep specialized reporting flowing, GlobalPost is intended to be a moneymaking venture.

Jon Friedman’s Media Web: “Who needs real friends? I’m on Facebook and Twitter!

MAGAZINES

From the NYPost: The recession has Conde Nast cutting the fat.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro; Romenesko

NEWS NOTES and REVOLVING DOOR after the jump.

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ABC’s Robin Roberts Lands First FLOTUS Interview

TVNewser reports: ABC News’ Robin Roberts will sit down with Michelle Obama for her first interview since becoming First Lady. The interview, airing Friday on Good Morning America, takes place during Obama’s first official trip, to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

Portions of the interview air on World News and Nightline.

Roberts interviewed Michelle Obama on the campaign trail in August, and conducted the first interview with President Barack Obama from the Neighborhood Ball (which ABC had exclusive broadcast rights to). ABC News also conducted the first interview with former First Lady Laura Bush.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) and a roundtable with Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt, NPR’s Michele Norris and CNBC’s Becky Quick

ABC’s This Week: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, NYT’s Paul Krugman, Business Week’s Suzy Welch and NYU economics professor Nouriel Roubini

CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) and Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH)

CNN’s State of the Union: Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and Secretary Donovan

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: “A Slobbering Love Affair” author Bernard Goldberg and ABC’s Robin Roberts

Fox News Sunday: Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
The Chris Matthews Show: MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell, WaPo’s Eugene Robinson, CNN’s Gloria Borger and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, Rich Miller and Alison Fitzgerald

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Politico’s Jeanne Cummings, AP’s Charles Babington, NPR’s Tom Gjelten and NYT’s David Sanger

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: former RNC communications director Danny Diaz, former DNC communications director Karen Finney and Roll Call’s Emily Heil

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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