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WAMU and NPR talk show host Diane Rehm will receive the American News Women’s Club’s (ANWC) 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award at a tribute dinner on April 7, 2011. The fete, “A Roast, Toast and Tribute to Diane Rehm” will be held at the National Press Club and emceed by CBS News broadcaster Roger Mudd. USA Today‘s Susan Page, Sandra Pinkard, Managing Producer of the Diane Rehm Show, and other close friends and colleagues will provide Rehm’s roasting.
One of the first women in Washington to have her own radio program, Diane Rehm has developed a following of more than 2 million listeners. She has hosted guests like Audrey Hepburn, Sandra Day O’Connor, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Norman Mailer, Carl Sagan, Lynn Cheney, Alan Greenspan and Cate Blanchett on the The Diane Rehm Show. In 2010 she won a Peabody Award and in 2000 became the first radio talk show host to interview a sitting president in the Oval Office. Rehm has been named “Washingtonian of the Year,” one of Washington’s “100 Most Powerful Women,” and one of the “150 Most Influential People in Washington” by Washingtonian magazine.
DC’s radio legend Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary in style last evening at the Andrew M. Mellon Auditorium. Former CBS newsman Roger Mudd served as the master of ceremonies and friends and colleagues gave speeches to commemorate this milestone.
NPR’s Scott Simon and Susan Stamberg, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and Jim Lehrer, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, WaPo‘s David Ignatius and Mother Jones’ David Corn, as well as Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) and Reps. Jane Harman (D-CA), were all in attendance.
“I have a wonderful job… It’s the best job in the whole world,” Rehm was quoted today in the Post.
Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country’s newspapers at newseum.org.
Yesterday, we saw countless commentators and anchors recall memories of Senator Kennedy in the daytime, and hour-long specials produced in the evening. WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz notes that much of the coverage has a “personal tone” lent to it by the reporters who brought us that coverage. He wrote:
“There was an unmistakably personal tone to the tributes, the anchors and correspondents sounding as though they, and the country, had lost a friend. Diane Sawyer talked about Kennedy’s megawatt smile. Andrea Mitchell called him “the greatest senator of our generation.” Brian Williams, who had flown during the night to Hyannis Port, observed: “I hope his Irishness… isn’t lost in all this.” Geraldo Rivera called him a “mentor.”
…Washington can be the smallest of towns, and many in the media recounted touching encounters with the late senator. Chris Matthews, a Type 2 diabetic, spoke of Kennedy calling him with advice after the “Hardball” host had an attack of hypoglycemia. Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, recalled on CNN that when his father had received a cancer diagnosis, Kennedy called and “gave me the name of one of the world’s foremost experts in cancer treatment. He said, ‘He’s expecting your call. I just talked to him.’ And he helped pave the way to get my father the treatment that, frankly, saved his life.”"
And from Slate‘s Jack Shafer: “Not everybody in the press adored the Kennedys, of course. But those who did-like famed New York Times reporter, editor, and columnist James “Scotty” Reston-attended to the family’s legend like priests on retainer.”
E&P: The Boston Globe literally stopped the presses at about 1:30am to change the paper’s front page and several inside pages to include the Kennedy’s death yesterday.
E&P‘s blog takes notes of where leading newspapers placed the first mention of the Chappaquiddick accident in their Senator Kennedy obits.
“On the left: MSNBC, which went wall-to-wall Kennedy the entire day, interspersing fresh reactions with warm remembrances of his life and times.
On the right: Fox News, where Kennedy was the main story all day – but where it was often used as an opener to discussions of the health-care plan he endorsed, which faces heavy criticism and an uncertain fate.
In the middle: CNN, which stayed wall-to-wall longer than Fox and incorporated more Kennedy features, but broke off as well for other stories.”
C-SPAN has already announced that it will air live coverage Senator Kennedy’s Celebration of Life memorial service from 7-9pm tomorrow and on Saturday, the funeral mass from 10:30am-12:30pm and the burial service at 5:30pm at Arlington National Ceremony. We’ll have more coverage plans on FBDC later today.
And former CBS News correspondent Roger Mudd, who famously asked Senator Kennedy why he wanted to be president just before officially announcing that he would run, called into Sirius XM Radio’s POTUS show. You can listen to that interview here.
WebNewser takes notes of Kennedy video coverage on the web.
And msnbc.com is opening Kennedy coverage to their readers with FirstPerson.msnbc.com.
Senator Kennedy’s memoir “True Compass” will go on sale September 14th, according to the publisher and via NYT. The autobiography has been five years in the making.
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Good morning Washington. Playbook tells us that Bloomberg’s Billy McQuillen, “who provides ‘adult’ supervision to Catholic University’s newspaper, is a birthday boy today.’”
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The Hill notes that former CBS newsman Roger Mudd takes to task Carol Joynt (former CBS employee and current owner of Nathans in Georgetown, where she does the Q&A Cafe) for some 1970s era battles, claiming that he had “a serious problem” with Joynt (who back then served as a writer for Walter Cronkite) and blames her for Mudd’s contentious relationship with Cronkite. All of this is spelled out in Mudd’s new book, “The Place to Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News.”
Now, Joynt’s publishing the emails exchanged with Mudd during his research for “Place to Be.”
And so it goes…