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Morning Reading List 10.30.09

CBS’ Mark Knoller tweets this pic this morning: “Trick or Treat. Gremlins, goblins and Knoller. (Mark o’ Lantern by Fernando Suarez, CBS News).”

Some more Washingtonian’s Halloween costumes, including Fox’s Greta van Susteren: “I had planned on going as either Anderson Cooper or Glenn Beck. As for my husband, John? He was planning on going as Sally Quinn.” We’d like to see that!

Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning before Halloween…



WSJ is closing its Boston office.

Boston Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley is retiring.


A Pew Research study find that “Fox News Channel is viewed by Americans in more ideological terms than other television news networks” (mostly conservative). CNN, MSNBC and NBC were found to be perceived as “mostly liberal.” Numbers here.

TVNewser takes a look at cable ratings post-election: Neither HLN nor Fox News has seen near the drop-off year-to-year that the other two networks have. CNBC has also seen audiences shrink compared to last October, when so much public attention was placed on the financial crisis.

Bloomberg TV debuts the new series “Innovators” tomorrow night at 9pmET and 11pmET.

BBC is cutting jobs.


Vote for HuffPost Game ChangersKatie Couric? Henry Louis Gates, Jr.? Tina Brown?

Actor Woody Harrelson is in town- check him out today on CBS’ daily webcast “Washington Unplugged” at 12:30pm.


Time mag is expected to eliminate more jobs.


WaPo: Yes, journalists deserve subsidies too.

More DC lists, more media on DC lists.


Daily Finance: Fox News ‘truce’ with White House is no victory for Obama.

A reporter asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s gaggle: “Is there a ceasefire in the war with Fox?” Gibbs replied simply: “I have nothing to add to that.” (h/t Politico 44)

USA Today: Steven Waldman, founder, editor and leading political blogger of, the nation’s top Internet spirituality site, is leaving for a post in the Obama administration.

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Morning Reading List, 01.14.09


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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Obama strategist David Axelrod and Clinton strategist Geoff Garin,, and a roundtable with New York Times’ David Brooks, Washington Post’s E. J. Dionne and NPR’s Michele Norris.

  • Face the Nation: Sen. Bob Casey and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, and a roundtable with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi and Politico’s Roger Simon.

  • This Week: Sen. John McCain and a roundtable with ABC’s Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. Dick Durbin and Charles Schumer and Karl Rove. A roundtable with Brit Hume, Washington Managing Editor of Fox News, Nina Easton, Fortune Magazine and Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News

  • Late Edition: Former Sen. Bill Bradley, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Rep. Chaka Fattah, Catholic University pres./Rev. David O’Connell, Vatican analyst Delia Gallagher, McCain economic adviser Carly Fiorina, and a roundtable with CNN’s Gloria Borger, Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria and Time’s Mark Halperin.

  • Chris Matthews Show: David Gregory of NBC News; Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent; Howard Fineman of Newsweek; and Renee Chenault-Fattah, correspondent, WCAU in Philadelphia

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Keith Hennessey, National Economic Council, Director will be interviewed by John McKinnon, Wall Street Journal, White House Correspondent and Patrice Hill, Washington Times, Chief Economics Correspondent

  • Tim Russert: David Gregory, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Race for the White House” and Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John McCain Bloomberg’s Francisco Alcuaz in Manila and the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist, Simon Johnson, in Washington. Also, Robert Novak and Margaret Carlson, discuss the Pennsylvania primary.

  • This is America: Richard Stearns, President of World Vision (U.S.)

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Roll Call reporters Erin Billings and Shira Toeplitz ; Tom Fitzgerald, Philadelphia Inquirer and Jordan Lieberman, Politics Magazine.

  • CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: John Aravosis, blogger,; Jim Geraghty, contributing editor, National Review; Jake Tapper, senior national correspondent, ABC News; Steven Waldman, editor-in-chief,