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Weekend Show Preview – 8.24.14


Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) on ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.17.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 10 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on “Face the Nation,” Gov. Rick Perry on “FOX News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin on “Al Punto,” Ferguson, Mo. Rep. William Lacy Clay on “State of the Union,” and CFR president Richard Haass on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” 

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.10.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 3 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on “Face the Nation,” the CIA’s John Brennan and Ron Patrick on “Al Punto,” and Zalmay Khalilzad, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the UN on “State of the Union.” 

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NPR Fuels Foreign Desk With New Hires, Moves

NPR News has announced several new correspondent hires and appointments for its Foreign Desk. The hires and moves come under the new leadership of Senior Foreign Editor Edith Chapin.

Leila Fadel, currently the WaPo bureau chief in Cairo, will join NPR in July. Fadel is a known voice from North Africa, and in the past year, has covered the wave of revolts and their aftermaths in Syria, Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. She covered the Iraq War for nearly five years, receiving a George Polk award in 2007 for her reporting from Baghdad. Fadel will begin her career in Cairo, while correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson fills in temporarily in Kabul and then Berlin over the next year.

Joining NPR as its East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi is Gregory Warner. He begins in Nairobi in December; in the interim, Austin-based correspondent John Burnett will take an extended assignment in Africa. Warner is a senior reporter for Marketplace from American Public Media, where he covers the economics and business of health care. He previously reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Congo.

Starting in July, NPR’s Corey Flintoff will become the new Moscow correspondent. In recent years, Flintoff has covered the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the war in Afghanistan, and before that, the Iraq War. He was most recently a correspondent for Digital News.

NPR ‘Moving Deck Chairs’ of Bureaus in Asian and Middle East

An internal memo from Loren Jenkins, supervising senior editor of NPR’s foreign desk: The Foreign desk is getting ready to move the deck chairs around its global deck, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. The shifts of personnel and bureaus will take place over the course of the summer, staggered so that we can still keep a flow of news pieces and two ways as people move around. In China, Shanghai correspondent Louisa Lim will be moving to Beijing and replaced in Shanghai by Rob Gifford, a former Beijing correspondent, who will return to China after four years in London. In Southeast Asia, Anthony Kuhn will be leaving Beijing to open a new Southeast Asia bureau, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. The Jakarta bureau will replace our current Southeast Asia operation in Hanoi. Michael Sullivan, who has been roving across Southeast Asia for the past four years from his base in Hanoi, will be moving to New Delhi, to replace Phil Reeves who, now having traveled the length of the Grand Trunk Road from Kolkata to Lahore, is going to be the new London bureau chief starting Sept. 1. In the Middle East, Quil Lawrence winds up his 18 months tour in Baghdad and will move to Kabul July 1, replacing Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, who after four grueling and award-winning years in Afghanistan, is seeking a well-deserved change by moving to take over the Cairo bureau… Current Cairo correspondent Peter Kenyon will be taking on two new beats, the Iran crisis and Gulf oil business watch and will divide his time between Istanbul and Dubai. Wish them all well in their new and challenging assignments. Regards, Loren Jenkins, Nelson and Rehm Snag Peabody Awards

NPR announced this afternoon that they have snagged to Peabody Awards. For comprehensive coverage of Afghanistan and the excellence of its web site,, the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards will honor NPR’s Kabul Bureau Chief Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and for overall excellence. Additionally, Diane Rehm, host of NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU in Washington, is also the recipient of a personal Peabody – cited as “the gold standard for civil, civic discourse.”

Congrats to all!

Gracie Awards Doled Out


The American Women in Radio & Television has announced their 35th annual Gracie Awards.

NBC cleaned up – even with its prison lock-up show.

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”:Outstanding Hard News Feature on “Unlikely Refugees.”
MTP: “Outstanding Interview Program or Feature”
Andrea Mitchell: “Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent” award.
Melissa Lee: “Individual Achievement” as an “Outstanding Host.”
MSNBC’s “Lockup”: Outstanding Series

National award winners will be presented at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on May 25.The event benefits the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television, a charitable non-profit.

It’s hard to forget that NBC segment (as shown above) from the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul when Mitchell gracefully pulled off an interview while she nearly got swallowed up by the balloons.

> Update: NPR reeled in three Gracie Awards. They include the documentary series “The Science of Spirituality” from religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty; a two-part report from Kabul correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on wide-spread drug addiction in Afghanistan; and the Culturetopia podcast, hosted by arts reporter Neda Ulaby and blogger Linda Holmes.