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Weekend Show Preview — 12.28.14

SundayShows-w-candyHappy Holidays, Fishbowlers! Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights will include NYC police commissioner, William Bratton, on “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press”; former NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani on “Face the Nation”; and President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández on “Al Punto.”


CBS’s “Face the Nation”: New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton; former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani; United States’ Ebola Response Coordinator, Ron Klain; Robin Wright of The Wilson Center; David Rodhe of Reuters; and author of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand.

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: New York Police Commissioner, William Bratton; comedians Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, and Laura KrafftEugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, NBC’s Luke Russert, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.

“Fox News Sunday”Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author; Jason Riley, 
Wall Street Journal editorial board / Fox News contributor
; Susan PageWashington Bureau Chief, USA Today
; Steve HayesThe Weekly Standard; Fox News contributor
; Bob WoodwardAssociate Editor of The Washington Post.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa; Catholic priest and human rights advocate, Alejandro Solalinde Guerra; former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, María Corina Machado; and actor, William Levy.

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Weekend Show Preview – 10.12.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and Univision’s “Al Punto;” Barham Salih, former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS;” and Bill O’Reilly and Bill Press on FOX News Channel’s “Mediabuzz.”

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

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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, 5.9.14

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


CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Fmr. Defense Sec. Robert Gates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), David Ignatius of WaPo, Michael Crowley of TIME, Margaret Brennan of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Fmr. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell, UConn’s women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, Brit Hume, Julie Pace of AP, George Will, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Pre-empted by Premier League soccer coverage

ABC’s “This Week“: Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donna Brazile, Bill Kristol, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Smerconish

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), José Miguel Vivanco from Human Rights Watch, Bolivian journalist Mercedes Guzmán, fmr. MLB star Mariano Rivera, rock band La Ley

CNN’s “State of the Union: 9:00 - Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), USA Today‘s Susan Page, Tara Wall of PTP Foundation for Media Arts, Hilary Rosen; 12:00Jennifer Senior of New York Mag, author Iris Krasnow, author Claire Shipman

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Weekend Show Preview, 3.21 – 3.23

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:


CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Mitt Romney, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Capt. Sully Sullenberger, oceanographer Dave Gallo, Clarissa Ward of CBS, Fortune‘s Leigh Gallagher, David Sanger of NYT

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Dr. Alan Diehl from the NTSB, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Laura Ingraham, Bob Woodward, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Graham formerly of WaPo, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Jimmy Carter, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Frmr. Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Andrea Mitchell, NYT‘s David Brooks, Rich Lowry of National Review, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D), NCAA’s Mark Emmert, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, frmr White House aide Reggie Love

ABC’s “This Week“: Matt Damon, Nate Silver, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Cokie Roberts, Dan Senor of the Foreign Policy Initiative

Univision’s “Al Punto”: Immigration activists Elvira and Saúl Arellano, Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Venezuelan Congresswoman María Corina Machado, author/journalist Anabel Hernández, and Cesar Chavez director Diego Luna

C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: Karen Ignagni of America’s Health Insurance Plans

CNN’s “State of the Union“: 9:00: Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Stephen Trimble of Flight Global, aviation analyst Mark Weiss, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinkin, Navy diving and salvage officer Bobbie Scholley, Maxim Van Norden of Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Newt Gingrich, USA Today‘s Susan Page, Neera Tanden of CAP, NOON: Madeleine Albright, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), oceanographer Luca Centurioni, Phoenix International’s Curt Newport, Rev. Earl Johnson of American Red Cross

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5 Journos, 5 Views of OTR

In Washington, the phrase “off the record” is tossed about like candy on Halloween. It’s often the only reason someone will agree to speak to a reporter, and for a city that largely operates in secrecy, reporters here find it to be a daily necessity. The tricky thing is, it means wildly different things to different people. So we reached out to journalists, bureau chiefs and others around town to find out what it means to them.

Toby Harnden, Washington Bureau Chief, London’s The Sunday Times: “It’s a bar at the Hay-Adams. It’s also a term used in Washington by people who are about to tell you something really boring that you probably knew anyway, or was blindingly obvious, and you wouldn’t want to publish. But if you did want to publish it and you agreed to it being off the the record (it’s an agreement the journalist has to be part of) then you could use the information but not attribute it to anyone by name or affiliation or quote it directly.”

Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today. “In my view, ‘off the record’ means you can’t use the information in a story and you can’t use the information in reporting – for instance, going to a second source and asking him or her to confirm what you learned off-the-record from the first source. However, that’s often not what people intend when they say ‘off the record.’ They often mean “on background” – that is, that the information can be used in subsequent reporting and even quoted as long as their name isn’t attached to it. So I often follow up an ‘off the record’ comment by saying, ‘OK if I use this information and just don’t attribute it to you by name?’ Nine times out of 10, they’ll say yes. But I don’t feel free to do that with information designated ‘off the record’ unless I have that subsequent exchange. Actually, if you then say, ‘I’d really like to use this information, but our rules are very restrictive on the use of anonymous sources,’ five times out of 10 they’ll put it on the record – better still.”

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Baltimore Sun Remembers Jack Germond

Longtime newspaperman Jack Germond died this morning at 4 a.m. of chronic pulmonary disease. He was 85.

The Baltimore Sun, where Germond worked for about two decades, ran his obit with an accompanying video this morning. Noteworthy details: There will be no funeral service; his ashes will be strewn in the Shenandoah River.


“I started covering politics in the 1980 presidential campaign for Newsday and Jack was the sage when it came to politics. He was the guy you went to when you were a junior reporter,” said Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today. “He was very friendly to junior reporters. We had dinners and he was very generous with the stuff that he knew,” said Ms. Page, who described Mr. Germond as a “funny, no-nonsense gruff guy.” “I started covering politics in the 1980 presidential campaign for Newsday and Jack was the sage when it came to politics. He was the guy you went to when you were a junior reporter,” said Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today.

Summer Superlatives 2013: Most Respected Journalist in Washington

This is a tough category. But today we ask you to help determine who is Washington’s most respected journalist. The lineup of contestants includes USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, CNN’s Jake Tapper, WaPo‘s Paul Kane, WSJ Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib, CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer and Politico‘s Maggie Haberman. A Capitol Hill aide remarked to FishbowlDC, “On the Hill, Paul Kane’s integrity is unquestioned.” Of Page and Balz, a journalist tooted their horns, saying, “I don’t know a single person — politician wise — who would say no to either one of them.” May the most respected journo win!

Morning Reading List 07.23.13

House Republicans’ recess plans — Congress is preparing for the August recess, and, as Roll Call’s Matt Fuller reports, House Republicans will be returning to their home districts with an “exceptionally detailed guide” on how to convince their constituents that Washington is in the crapper. The House Republican Conference issued the guide, titled “Fighting Washington for All Americans,” and it seems to have a strange obsession with social media, especially with the video app Vine. Among the 31 pages of the packet are how-to’s for everything from holding an “Emergency Health Care Town Hall” to writing op-eds (samples included) to going on tours of farms and ag-related businesses. Lines in the sample op-eds that Fuller quotes are enough to make anyone gag. The one titled “Fighting Washington for You” warns that “Washington is out of control.” But the congressman who will use to change a few words and then publish it is, of course, not at fault, because “Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington.” There’s more, but we’ll spare you. The guide also suggests that members host a job fair and invite veterans and college students, as long as they can speak and accompany the media on a tour of the fair. With all the events, the guide obsessively encourages live-tweeting and using hashtags. And make sure to put something on Vine. And Instagram, #nofilter.

Why you should read it: It’s a good, weird, inside look at what House Republicans doing when they head home for the recess. Also, Fuller read through all 31 pages that we’re sure were full of more gag-worthy “Washington is out of control” rhetoric.

Senate is working better, maybe — Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, doesn’t think the Senate is a well-oiled machine, but she says her husband would say that it’s getting better. As USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page writes, she remembers how worried her husband was about the growing gridlock and partisan polarization of the Senate. But looking to “interesting coalitions” and the recent immigration package that was passed, Kennedy said the body is showing signs of becoming more functional. The gridlock of Congress in recent years has caused young people once eager about politics to become cynical of elected office, said Kennedy, who is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission of Political Reform. In a bit of self-promotion, Page mentions that Kennedy is speaking at a town-hall-style meeting at the National Constitution Center, which happens to be sponsored by USA Today and BPC. Though obviously interested in politics, Kennedy said she has no interest in taking over her husband’s seat because, “That was his job.” Though she said it “would be up to the president,” she didn’t rule out the possibility of a job in the Obama Administration. She said she has “great admiration” for President Obama, but said the White House fell short in selling the Affordable Care Act. “There needs to be more tooting of the horn,” she said.

Why you should read it: It’s always good, and uncommon, to hear someone say that any part of Congress is working well, or at least improving. And Kennedy is no stranger to Congress, so just maybe she knows what she’s talking about.

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Leubsdorf Claims 50 Years in D.C. Journalism

During MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown’s “shameless plugs” segment this morning, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page without any shame whatsoever gave the shout-out to her husband, Carl P. Leubsdorf Sr.

She began, “50 years ago almost to the day, Carl P. Leubsdorf arrived in Washington to work as the overnight reporter for the Associated Press. He is still writing a column for the Dallas Morning News.”

Asked about his 50th anniversary and to point out stark differences between the press then and now, Leubsdorf told FishbowlDC: Read more