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Morning Reading List 11.09.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! SNL spoofed Fox News’ Election Day coverage with Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Glenn Beck and Karl Rove.

Happy Birthday to John Harris (h/t Playbook). And Kaylee Hartung who celebrated at Cleveland Park Bar & Grill Saturday with CBS friends, including Bob Schieffer, who sported a TCU “Schieffer” football jersey.

What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

NEWSPAPERS

WaPo has launched a new series “The Elephant in the Room– Examining the state of the Republican Party.” Opening story is by Dan Balz.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander again on anonymous sources.

TV

The House passed the health care reform bill late Saturday- what it looked like on cable.

Jake Tapper will sit down with the President this afternoon. The ABC White House correspondent’s interview will air on “World News” and “Nightline,” as well as ABCNews.com. Tapper tweeted his “television exclusive” this morning asking: “What would you ask him?”

Reuters also has an interview with the President.

Margaret Warner had an exclusive interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which will air on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” today.

Watch President Obama fake-out CNN’s Elaine Quijano in the Rose Garden this weekend.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw discussed the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Newseum with PBS’ Robert MacNeil.

We missed it in the Sunday Show Preview, but Gen. George Casey also joined ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday.

And ABC’s Cokie Robertscomments on actor Jon Voight.

MAGAZINES

Dr. Jill Biden penned “A Veterans Day message” in this weekend’s USA Weekend Magazine.

BOOKS

“Going Rouge,” the Sarah Palin coloring book.

NEWS NOTES

LAT: At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Howard Kurtz in WaPo on the Obamas, the first family next door.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Sarah Palin will be the GOP speaker at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual winter dinner. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will rep the Democrats.

CQ-Roll Call Group and Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard will host an “Early Election Preview” next Tuesday from 8:30am-10:30am at the Columbus Club at Union Station. Register here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.07.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Yesterday’s featured desk was Christina Bellantoni‘s new office at TPM. Ken Hanner is the only FBDC reader to guess it correctly. Today we have Uncle Sam spotted by a reader panhandling for $12 trillion in Dupont yesterday.

What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

TV

Tom DeLay has quit “Dancing with the Stars.”

David Letterman‘s apology episode brought in huge ratings.

In that spirit, Mediaite brings us “Top Ten On-Air Apologies.”

Tonight on “Countdown,” Keith Olbermann will present a Special Comment for the full hour on the need for and meaning of health care reform in the United States, “Health Care Reform: The Fight Against Death.”

CBS’ Dave Price joined the Morning Media Menu earlier today to discuss how he’s going to get across the country on only 50 bucks.

WaPo: Jay Leno‘s sinking ratings are causing pain for the NBC stations that air his new show — with at least one striking exception: Washington’s WRC-TV.

Evening news ratings here.

ONLINE

AP is considering selling stories to online customers earlier for a fee.

NEWS NOTES

Fox News’ Shepard Smith is the only newser to make AskMen’s 40 most influential men list. He’s #31– topping the list at #1 is fictional Don Draper from “Mad Men,” beating out even President Obama.

Rush Limbaugh has officially put in a bid for the St. Louis Rams.

HuffPost: NY Post editor Sandra Guzman, who spoke out against a controversial cartoon the paper ran comparing the author of the president’s stimulus package to a dead chimpanzee, has been fired from her job, the paper confirmed.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Mike Allen reported yesterday that David Axelrod met with Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in NY two weeks ago during the President’s visit to the UN. “The two discussed news coverage and the relationship between the organizations. An FNC spokesperson tells POLITICO that Ailes and Axelrod had a “cordial conversation” over coffee…”

Time‘s Michael Scherer further reports, Axelrod said in an email, “I’ve known Roger for a long time. …We chatted from time to time during the campaign. I was going to be in NY, so we got together for a cup of coffee.”

AWARDS & EVENTS

NJ‘s James Kitfield and Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. have been recognized by Military Reporters & Editors for their coverage of the U.S. military and national security during 2008.

NPC is hosting a political reporting workshop Saturday, October 17th. Keynote speaker is USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page. Dets and registration info here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.21.09

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The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan’s new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday.

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Kiki Ryan, on her first day at Politico with Click! What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander examines the paper’s ACORN coverage after they were flooded with angry callers prompted by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. “It’s tempting to dismiss such gimmicks. Fox News, joined by right-leaning talk radio and bloggers, often hypes stories to apocalyptic proportions while casting competitors as too liberal or too lazy to report the truth. But they’re also occasionally pumping legitimate stories. I thought that was the case with ACORN…”

TV

Tom DeLay makes his debut on “Dancing with the Stars” this fine evening.

“So you’re trying to ambush the ambusher?” Friday at the Values Voter Summit, a ThinkProgress.org staffer caught up with FNC producer Jesse Watters, known for his ambush interviews which end up on “The O’Reilly Factor.” TVNewser has the video.

NYT‘s Brian Stelter caught up with CBS’ Katie Couric, who says she’s staying in the anchor chair, and also will start hosting a weekly interview webcast on CBSNews.com, beginning tomorrow. Her first guest will be Glenn Beck.

The night after he hosts the President, David Letterman will have a second President, when Bill Clinton joins him on “The Late Show” Tuesday. Obama tapes “The Late Show” today around 4pm.

ONLINE

A study by the University of Maryland reveals, shockingly, that the vast majority of politicians’ tweets are about themselves.

MAGAZINES

Bloomberg has submitted its bid for BusinessWeek mag.

Esquire named its 75 Best People in the World- journos whos make the cut include Fox News’ Shepard Smith, CBS’ Lara Logan, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan, NBC’s Lester Holt and Rupert Murdoch.

NEWS NOTES

Journos are losing jobs at three times the rate of average workers.

WaPo: The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal of new rules to prevent companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deliberately blocking or slowing certain Web traffic is expected to advance with three votes out of the five-member agency, according to sources.

Reliable Source noticed a documentary film crew following Van Jones this weekend.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

The pool reported yesterday that NYT‘s Tom Friedman played a round of golf with President Obama yesterday, prompting all sorts of “the green is flat” jokes in our Twitterverse.

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals, like himself, who had been “mugged by reality,” died Friday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow

Tonight a “Celebration of Life Memorial Service” will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator’s funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here’s how it will be covered (via TVNewser):

CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer will anchor coverage the memorial.

Tomorrow CNN’s special programming will begin at 10amET with Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchoring the funeral Mass coverage. John King will be providing additional reports on the ground. Blitzer and Cooper will again anchor for coverage of the Arlington services starting at 4pmET. CNN’s regular programming will feature updates throughout the rest of the day.

Fox News: Shepard Smith will anchor memorial coverage from 7-9pmET followed by a special edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” at 9pmET. “On the Record” will air at 10pmET.

Tomorrow Fox News will have “Fox & Friends” at 7amET with Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade until 10amET when Smith will anchor special coverage of the funeral Mass with Martha MacCallum on location in Boston. From 5-7pmET, Chris Wallace will anchor coverage of the Arlington National Cemetery services. At 7pmET, Smith will host a special edition of “FOX Report” until 8pmET.

MSNBC: Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow will anchor coverage of the service from 6-10pmET. At 10pmET, MSNBC will re-air “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary followed by “Headliners & Legends: Ted Kennedy” at 11pmET.

At 8amET, MSNBC will broadcast a special “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Starting at 10amET, Matthews and Olbermann will anchor coverage of the funeral Mass. At 2pmET, MSNBC will again run “The Kennedy Brothers” documentary. From 3-6pmET, MSNBC will have coverage of the burial services.

PBS: The service will be covered on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” which will feature footage from it in west coast broadcasts.

ABC: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor “GMA” from the JFK Library in Boston. At approximately 10:30amET ABC News will broadcast live coverage of the funeral Mass anchored by Charlie Gibson. At approximately 5:30pmET, Gibson will anchor coverage of the burial service. Throughout the coverage, George Stephanopoulos, Terry Moran, Snow, John Berman, and Susan Milligan will be joining Gibson. Gibson will also anchor “World News” in the evening.

CBS: CBS News will cover the memorial live Saturday morning starting at 10amET with Harry Smith anchoring from New York, and Bob Schieffer, Nancy Cordes and Wyatt Andrews in Washington.

NBC: Starting at 10amET, Brian Williams will anchor NBC News coverage of the funeral Mass. At 5:30pmET, NBC News coverage will resume for the burial service. NBC News’ coverage will be supplemented by reporting from Andrea Mitchell, Anne Thompson, Kelly O’Donnell, Lester Holt, Mike Taibbi, Mike Viqueira, Norah O’Donnell, and Savannah Guthrie.

CSPAN: The Mass will air live 10:30amET-12:30pmET from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston and the burial service live at 5:30pmET from Arlington National Cemetery.

Kennedy: Cable Coverage Skeds

CNN
On Friday, Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m., Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown will anchor coverage of the Celebration of Life Memorial Service, taking place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Dorchester, Mass.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will anchor programming of Sen. Kennedy’s funeral at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston. Chief national correspondent John King will be on the ground providing perspective and insight from both events.

The coverage continues Saturday at 4 p.m., when Sen. Kennedy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, near the final resting spots of his brothers Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy.

Fox News
On Friday, Shepard Smith will anchor the memorial service, “Ted Kennedy: A Celebration of Life Memorial,” from 7:00-9:00PM ET.

Saturday morning, 10:00AM-12:30PM ET, Shep will anchor the late Senator’s Funeral Mass and Procession live in New York and Martha MacCallum will be on location.

Chris Wallace will anchor special coverage of the burial in Arlington National Cemetery from 5:00-7:00PM ET.

MSNBC
Will post shortly.

Cablers in the News: Wolf, Bret, Shep & Greta

• Get personal with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in the latest Reader’s Digest. The Situation Room anchor is currently reading Tom Ricks‘ “The Gamble,” his morning reading list includes Politico, HuffPost, Drudge, WaPo and NYT (online), he loves “Entourage” and- our personal fave Wolf fun fact- he’s currently listening to Coldplay, Earth, Wind and Fire and Shakira.

• Where does Fox News’ Bret Baier lay his pretty little head to rest at night? The Knot’s “The Nest” blog takes a tour of the Baiers’ Georgetown home. “Bret’s schedule is so crazy that relaxing in bed watching TiVo is a luxury for us,” says his wife Amy.

The Boston Globe profiles Fox’s “most prominent anchor” Shepard Smith. Even Gawker took note of the profile, describing Smith as “probably the best anchor on TV right now, both for pure entertainment value and for his genuinely non-partisan commitment to telling the truth as he sees it. Also he hates Boston.”

• Thursday night’s On the Record was Greta Van Susteren‘s most watched program of the year in Total Viewers and second most watched in the A25-54 demographic. The show featured an interview with Rush Limbaugh.

• Lastly… yup, that was Donny Deutsch filling in today for MSNBC’s vacationing David Shuster.

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service

Michael Jackson‘s memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here’s how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser:

• ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage “Remembering Michael Jackson” at 1pmET, joined by “Nightline” anchor Martin Bashir. Some updates: Diane Sawyer, in NY, and Barbara Walters, at the Staples Center, will co-anchor a special edition of “20/20″ at 9pmET. Sawyer and Elizabeth Vargas will also co-anchor “Primetime: Family Secrets,” a report on Michael Jackson’s children at 10pmET. Cynthia McFadden will also anchor “Nightline” from the Staples Center.

• CBS: Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith will anchor the “Early Show” from the Staples Center tomorrow. Katie Couric will anchor special coverage of the memorial at 1pmET and the CBS “Evening News” from the Staples Center. Couric will also do “48 Hours” at 10pmET.

• NBC/MSNBC: NBC will televise the memorial service at 1pmET, anchored by Brian Williams. Chris Jansing will anchor MSNBC’s live coverage. Meredith Vieira will broadcast live tomorrow at the Staples Center for “Today” and Williams will anchor “Nightly News” from LA Tuesday.

• CNN: Anderson Cooper, Larry King, Don Lemon and Soledad O’Brien will host coverage live from LA, with Campbell Brown and Roland Martin anchoring live from New York, starting at NoonET on CNN and simulcast on CNN International.

• HLN: Robin Meade, A.J. Hammer and Jane Velez-Mitchell will anchor live coverage for HLN.

• Fox: Shepard Smith will anchor live coverage of the memorial service on Fox News starting at 1pmET. Megyn Kelly will anchor live coverage of the memorial on FOX broadcast also beginning at 1pmET. Greta Van Susteren will also be in LA on Tuesday, and will host her show from there Tuesday night.

A Few Fox News Notes…

Shepard Smith will anchor a special edition of “Studio B” today about the situation in Iran at 3pm today. Smith also anchored two hours of Fox’s cable news coverage this Saturday night. TVNewser reports the hour will feature correspondents from various locations including London, Jerusalem, the State Dept. and the Pentagon and will also play some of the amateur video on the social networking sites.

Bret Baier reflects on Father’s Day here. Baier’s son Paul has congenital heart defects. His advice this Father’s Day, “What I would tell any father is to spend more time with your kids and just appreciate that time. Not to be dark, but you really don’t know what happens in life, period,” he said. “We try to focus on today with Paul, which I recommend for any parent. To live in the day, in the moment. Take lots of pictures and lots of video and just appreciate what you have with your child.”

Morning Reading List 06.22.09

Good morning FishbowlDC!

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy (belated) Father’s Day, particularly to John Harwood, who received a fitting gift from MSNBC co-anchor Norah O’Donnell on-air Friday. Check out how CNN’s John King commemorated Father’s Day on “State of the Union” here. Also, we find this a little unfair, but HuffPost has a poll up, “Will the kids outshine their famous media dads?” DC’s Luke Russert ranks second out of nine most likely to.

Happy Birthday to Mike Allen, who officially celebrated 45 this weekend. And also to Brit Hume (h/t Playbook). What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT: Over the past year, the Boston Globe‘s union pursued a strategy of “frustration and delay,” while the company publicly said little about The Globe. As a result, employees were in the dark about the seriousness of the paper’s financial situation and the management proposals.

TV

Fox’s Shepard Smith is profiled in Sunday’s NYT, “a study in contrast.” “While Mr. Smith does not draw the same attention as other evening anchors on the channel, his 7 p.m. show, “The Fox Report,” is having its best year, up 36 percent to almost two million viewers a night. He has beaten his cable news channel competition for 92 straight months. His coverage of the museum killing beat CNN and MSNBC combined. So why do some Fox viewers believe he does not belong? Maybe because Mr. Smith has established a record that seems antithetical to the image Fox has earned as a purveyor of conservative orthodoxy. He is the “voice of the opposition on some issues,” according to Bill Shine, Fox’s senior vice president for programming.”

Bobbie Battista, formerly of CNN, is now in on the jokes at the Onion News Network- also part of the entertainment at Friday night’s RTCA dinner.

Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, and Ted Turner all make the wowOwow list of “Sexy Gray-Haired Men From Politics, Business and Hollywood”.

ONLINE

Google is experimenting with adding Wikipedia to news search results.

WaPo’s Howard Kurtz takes a visit to Gawker’s headquarters in NY for this week’s Media Notes.

NEWS NOTES

NYT: David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. More on how he escaped from NYT here.

Related- E&P: At least 40 news organizations observed a news blackout about the situation. And CSM: Should the media have kept quiet?

TVNewser has an update on Walter Cronkite‘s health here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Bloomberg’s Al Hunt penned this piece for Sunday’s NYT, “Letter from Washington: On Message and on Everywhere.” “There will be no real Mr. Obama confidants in the press corps – no Ben Bradlee as in the Kennedy administration or Lou Cannon in the Reagan years – who have an authoritative, inside pipeline or are the president’s Boswells-in-waiting… To be sure, some of his aides are less measured. Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s chief of staff, actively courts journalists, even going with some of his favorites to a recent Bruce Springsteen concert. No one works the press more diligently than the special Afghanistan-Pakistan representative, Richard C. Holbrooke. The Obama team simultaneously courts and criticizes the media. It’s forever working the referees, complaining about stories, sometimes with no justification, in the hope of getting a better call next time.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Did Hardball host Chris Matthews change the name of his book “Life’s a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation and Success” after “a book interview from hell” with The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart? Yeas & Nays reports today the paperback edition that went on sale this week is now titled “The Hardball Handbook: How to Win at Life.”

• So just who got to sit next to the President at that February White House press luncheon? TVNewser has the answer here.

• Is Fox News upset Shepard Smith dropped the F-bomb on the web’s Strategy Room? TWT hears execs are taking it in stride.

• Count on running into Captain Sully at the WH Correspondents Dinner.

• City Paper asks “Can the Washington Post Co. Make Foreign Policy profitable?”

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