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Some poker players wear shades and ball caps to hide their tells whereas others prefer an elaborate array of facial contortions. Bret Baier is the latter. by Janet Donovan at Hollywood on the Potomac.
From interviewing world leaders to hurling water balloons during a lighthearted segment, Tamron Hall is as at home reporting on the world’s pressing issues as she is doing what “some people would see as fluff.” In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? interview series, the MSNBC anchor and Today substitute co-host gives her thoughts on objectivity and talks about her infamous on-air ‘throw down’ with Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney over Mitt Romney’s background.
“I just handled a situation that wasn’t best for my audience and my viewers,” Hall recalled. “We were having a conversation and I was asking a legitimate question, and I felt at the time that we were cheating the viewer with what was just political gamesmanship. I’m not here to judge anyone’s opinions, but I would like to have a question answered. So, for me, it was not about admonishing him or creating a moment or trying to be controversial. My job is to ask questions and get to the bottom of the story or the issue at hand, and I felt that we were being unfair to the viewer in having a conversation that was not about the issue at hand.”
Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Tamron Hall, Anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation?
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NPR struggles to define ‘humorist’– Author David Sedaris writes short stories and anecdotes about growing up that are so absurd that anyone with half a brain (you know who you are) should be able to tell at least some parts aren’t completely reality based. He even admits to fudging history for dramatic effect here and there. Yet NPR and Public Radio International news program “This American Life,” both of which regularly feature Sedaris as a humorist, find themselves facing an ethical dilemma: How do they best disclose to listeners that Sedaris’ off-the-wall stories may not be 100 percent true? The issue presented itself after “This American Life” retracted an on-air monologue in March regarding harsh factory conditions in China; it was found to contain numerous factual errors. But Sedaris writes and talks about working as an elf to a Macy’s Santa Clause. He probably deserves some wiggle room.
WTOP wants help from you and your trombone– Ever wonder what a band of 500-plus trombonists might sound like? Yeah, neither have we. But WTOP is partnering with Arena Stage and The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education to give you the chance you never wanted. In celebration of Arena Stage’s production of “The Music Man,” more than 500 trombonists will gather at Washington National Park to play “76 Trombones.” They’re going for a world record of biggest trombone ensemble and you can help them. Bring your trombone (no rusty ones, please) and join in. Learn more here.
There’s still time to register for NPC’s annual 5k– Tony Horton, the guy largely responsible for Rep. Aaron Schock‘s (R-Ill.) ripped bod and creator of the “P90X” workout program, is once again leading the NPC’s “Beat the Deadline” 5K run. The run takes place on June 9 and proceeds from registrants goes to NPC’s Journalism Institute, a scholarship program. ABC7′s Cynné Simpson is listed as an “honorary marshal” for the event. Register here.
Howie takes on MSNBC’s Tamron Hall over Carnie cutoff– MSNBC’s Tamron Hall started a stink Friday when she cut the mic of her guest, the Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney. On his media-watch program “Reliable Sources” Sunday, CNN’s Howard Kurtz advanced the stink. “I’m sorry, it was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him,” Kurtz said. “Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story [they were discussing] was being hyped.”
Correction: An earlier version of this post said “The American Life” is a show produced by NPR. It is not. This post has been updated to reflect that change.
The NYP’s Page Six is reporting news of a budding romance. It may not be so “budding” at this point. Rumors have been swirling for months over these two — it’s MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, 41, and Lawrence O’Donnell, 60. Even network insiders have been hearing heavy chatter about it.
NYP posted the news late last night. They say the pair have been “canoodling at downtown haunts.”
MSNBC declined to weigh in on the matter.
NBC’s “Today” Show played an embarrassing game of show and tell on Friday by showing school pictures of the hosts.
“My little girl who is at school now, she will not smile, not even on the retakes, she refuses,” NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory told the other hosts that included Meredith Viera, Jenna Bush, Tamron Hall and Al Roker. Bush made fun of herself midway through the segment as a picture of her younger self with glasses appeared on screen. “I mean, okay, I can’t even take myself seriously,” she said as the others laughed.
Gregory went temporarily silent as his picture flashed on the screen. “Hey Freckles!” Roker shouted out. Gregory, who didn’t look overly thrilled to have the picture on display, remarked, “That’s Encino Little League. In the valley.” Bush razzed him, saying, “You were a ginger! You were a ginger! You look like a valley kid.”
Watch here on HuffPost from a post earlier today.
WaPo‘s Sally Quinn is out of the wedding writing business. And it looks as though she won’t get a chance to revive the genre anytime soon.
This morning Quinn told MSNBC’s dayside anchor Tamron Hall that she and her hubby, Ben Bradlee, are not invited to what’s turning out to be the royal event of the year – Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. She blushed as she said between clenched teeth “We’re not close to the Clintons.” All the while, she offered a hard smile.
Hall was trying to be kind – after all, it’s awkward when you ask someone if they’re going to a party and she hasn’t been invited. A little embarrassed, Hall said, “Well, I know you’ll get the scoop even if you’re not there.”
Sally gritted her teeth again and said, “I hope so.”
As many might recall, Quinn’s final WaPo column, which was called “The Party,” involved dueling weddings in her husband’s family. The column was axed in late February.
They blog, they tweet, they’re on Facebook, all as they report for “Today,” “Nightly” and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington.
“Daily Rundown” will take over the 9am hour following “Morning Joe.” It’s speculated that the second hour of Dylan Ratigan‘s “Morning Meeting” will move to the afternoon as a lead in to Chris Matthews‘ “Hardball.”
>>MORE from an NBC press release: “The Daily Rundown” debuts January 11th and will be seniored by Washington producer Libby Leist.
David Shuster‘s anchoring MSNBC now, but this weekend he was leading NBC’s softball team to a first place finish in the Metropolitan Media Softball League’s championship– for the second year in a row.
Shuster took the opportunity to show off the trophy on MSNBC this afternoon to the backdrop of Queen’s “We are the Champions.” His co-anchor Tamron Hall was quite amused- “You’re my personal Derek Jeter,” she joked. Domenico Montanaro also got a shout-out from NBC Deputy Political Director Mark Murray, whose liveshot followed Shuster’s trophy lovefest.
WaPo, CBS, Albritton, TWT, ABC, the Examiner, the Express, WTTG Fox, the AP, USA Today, AOL, the National Press Club, Gazette and the Discovery Channel all have teams in the league. The Peacocks beat USA Today 11-0 yesterday for the championship and according to the league’s website, are the fourth team to win back-to-back titles.
But it wasn’t all Shuster- check out the rest of the NBC-WRC team below.
And more kudos– ABC’s Eric Wray was also honored this season with the Dale Solly Award for Sportsmanship and Camaraderie.
Photo from the MMSL website.
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