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Chuck and Savannah’s “Daily Rundown” Coming to MSNBC Morning

They blog, they tweet, they’re on Facebook, all as they report for “Today,” “Nightly” and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington.

And now, NBC White House correspodents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will ring in the new year with a new show on MSNBC.

“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.”

“It fits the rhythm of our day,” Todd, who is also NBC’s political director in addition to chief White House correspondent, told WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz.

>>MORE from an NBC press release: “The Daily Rundown” debuts January 11th and will be seniored by Washington producer Libby Leist.

Ratigan will move to the 4pm hour and “The Dylan Ratigan Show” also debuts on the 11th. David Shuster and Tamron Hall, who anchored from 3-5pm, will remain MSNBC dayside anchors.

NBC-WRC Wins DC Media Softball Championship, Shuster’s Really Proud


Shuster modestly shows off the MMSL championship trophy on MSNBC this afternoon.

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.

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove

Ok, we’re kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year’s MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening’s RTCA dinner…

• CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and expected CBS guests include RNC Chairman Michael Steele, WH Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, also CBS-ers Lara Logan, Chip Reid and Nancy Cordes, among others.

• Those sitting at the dinner’s head table include President Obama and his Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Congressional leaders Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn and Louise Slaughter. RTCA dinner chair Heather Dahl will emcee the night and there are, of course, two awards given at this dinner- the David Bloom and Joan Barone Awards.

• If you were lucky enough to score an “absolutely non-transferable” invitation to Phil Griffin‘s MSNBC after-party at the Historical Society of Washington, you might also be lucky enough to get served a drink by guest bartender Rachel Maddow. We hear she’ll be mixing drinks at a special upstairs bar. You can also get a preview of her bartending skills after the jump.

• And just who’s on the guest list for this exclusive after-party? We hear David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Susan Collins, Eric Holder, Larry Summers, Rep. Aaron Schock and Ken Salazar- all guests of NBC and MSNBC- may make appearances post-dinner.

And NBC and MSNBC-ers Steve Capus, Mark Whitaker, Contessa Brewer, Mika Brzezinski, Savannah Guthrie, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert, Joe Scarborough, Ed Schultz, Carlos Watson, Chuck Todd and more.

• While we’re sure NBC snagged plenty of tables for that guest list above, a few other shops in town have really cut back. Tammy Haddad‘s blog White House Correspondents Weekend Insider reports PBS is down to two tables (from 15 in years past) and ABC News just one. PBS was still able to land Gen. Jim Jones as a guest- he’ll be sitting with Judy Woodruff and PBS President CEO Paula Kerger. George Stephanopoulos can’t make it so Jonathan Karl will hold court at RTCA for ABC.

• Didn’t score a ticket, but dying to hear what jokes the other guy from the Mac commercials cracks? Don’t worry- C-SPAN will have live coverage.

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Morning Reading List 04.22.09

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Its day 93 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. Happy Birthday to the NYT’s Helene Cooper (h/t Playbook). What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

AP: The NYT Co. says its first-quarter losses worsened amid a dramatic downturn in ad revenue at its newspapers. The setback was even worse than analysts expected. Revenue for the period totaled $609 million, a 19% drop from last year. Advertising sales plunged nearly $124 million, or 27%.

NYP reports as NYT “tries to bask in the glory of having bagged five Pulitzers, the company is facing a cash crunch that could put it on the path toward insolvency. The Times is having a rough time raising cash, and has few other options.” E&P addsNYT Co. CEO stresses Web site’s ‘good growth’ during earnings call.”

TV

It was more than talent that led Slate’s John Dickerson to join CBS News this week. It was genetic destiny. TVNewser tells us about his relationship with his mother Nancy Dickerson, CBS’s first female correspondent in the days of Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevareid and Don Hewitt. He chronicled their relationship and her career in his 2006 book On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson (a great read).

LAT: When MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show debuted during the historic campaign of Barack Obama, the program’s ratings soared and made its host a breakout star on cable. But as the president’s administration nears its 100-day milestone, Maddow’s show has seen its numbers cool.

As for the rest of those changes at MSNBC, TVNewser fills us in that after initially tweeting the start date for his 3pmET MSNBC show was this week, David Shuster tweets the program (with co-anchor Tamron Hall) is still “coming together.” Shuster fills in again tonight on Countdown, as Keith Olbermann is recovering from “flu/allergy season.”

ONLINE

TNR asks where in the world is Matt Drudge?

Mark Penn published a story in the WSJ yesterday claiming that almost 500,000 people make their living from blogging. “The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work, and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income.” Find out why some are calling shenanigans here.

It’s new, it cool and whoa does it waste time– Google has launched News Timeline.

Mediaweek reports PBS will significantly dial up its online video strategy with the launch of a new video-only channel which will aggregate thousands of full-length episodes from the network’s top series, along with complete seasons of current shows and full back-catalogues of classic series.

WebNewser interviews Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose fictitious Fox News reporter character has recently become obsessed with Twitter, and gives his take on real-life journalists “smitten with the idea of a personal broadcasting system.”

NEWS NOTES

An update on American journalist Roxana Saberi imprisoned in Iran- AP reports yesterday that her eight-year jail sentence may be reconsidered on an appeal and commuted.

Following in Christopher Hitchens‘ footsteps, a Playboy journalist bet he could endure 15 seconds of waterboarding- HuffPost has the video.

A state judge has nixed impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to appear on NBC’s summer reality show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. According to MSNBC (via TV Week), the Illinois judge in the case turned down the request because he believed Mr. Blagojevich wasn’t taking his criminal case seriously.

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Changes At MSNBC

Ed Schultz will now host MSNBC’s 6pm hour, David Shuster with Tamron Hall will take over 3-5pm and Norah O’Donnell will move to the morning– more details on that will be announced at a later date.

TVNewser: While it’s status quo for the 10pmET hour on MSNBC, Ed Schultz will take over the 6pmET slot currently hosted by MSNBC’s David Shuster.

The announcement was made by Keith Olbermann at the end of his show with Schultz as his guest. Olbermann said “the new news hour” called “The Ed Show” would premiere Monday. “I’m just honored to be a part of the MSNBC lineup,” Schultz told Olbermann.

The news was first reported on Huffington Post earlier tonight. (Update: Salon’s Alex Koppelman appears to have had the news ahead of HuffPo, at 7:45pm).

Current 6pm host Shuster, who took over the hour in December when David Gregory was named moderator of “Meet the Press,” will take over anchoring from 3-5pmET and continue filling in for Olbermann.

Schultz, who has been a presence on cable news for years, is best known for his national progressive radio talk show. His Website intimated at the announcement with the blaring headline, “Ed will be on Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight at 8pmET!”

Schultz had been on all short-lists for an MSNBC opening, but most had him on a list to host at 10pm. If he becomes a hit at 6pm, that could still happen.

The video from Countdown and the press release, after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 10.22.08

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 12.28.07

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REVOLVING DOOR | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

  • None of your friends and family members are cell phone-less.

    REVOLVING DOOR

  • New haircut, new job: Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran is leaving the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to join 3 Dog Communications.

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    TV

  • A NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research
    data, ‘NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of December 17-23, 2007. During the week, the Williams-led newscast averaged 9.316 million total viewers”

  • Bill Schneider wears funny hats.

  • Today from 3:00-6:00 pm ET, C-SPAN will air a simulcast of XM’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel 130 ’1600′ program, a three hour, commercial free discussion on presidential politics hosted by Joe Mathieu.

  • More on ESPN’s poaching of sports reporters.

  • Tonight at approximately 8:10 pm ET Friday night “C-SPAN will air the Drake University Forum on the Iowa Caucuses with representatives from the state Democratic & Republican Parties. This forum looks at the role Iowa plays in the presidential selection process.”

  • A Fox News release announced, “The New Hampshire Republican Party is pleased to announce that five presidential candidates have accepted their invitation to participate in the First-In-The-Nation Presidential Forum on Sunday January, 6th, 2008. The 90 minute forum will be presented live on FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX News Radio beginning at 8:00pm ET, live from the campus of St. Anslem College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. FNC’s Chris Wallace will moderate the Forum.”

  • His Royal Extreme-ness gets John Harwood to talk football. And he appoints Tony Snow the most Extreme Man of the year.

  • TVNewser reports, “In the NoonET hour of MSNBC’s coverage of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto anchor Tamron Hall interviewed Sen. Arlen Specter, who is in Islamabad. Sen. Specter and Rep. Patrick Kennedy were supposed to meet with Bhutto tonight. Hall asked Specter how he learned the news of Bhutto’s death. ‘Watching CNN,’ Specter said. ‘We heard first that there had been a suicide bomber attempt…then we heard that she was hurt critically and then the news came in that it was fatal.’ To their credit, MSNBC appears to be the only U.S. cable news network to have interviewed Specter.”

  • RCN “announced that its board of directors has renewed Peter D. Aquino as president and chief executive officer pursuant to the terms of a new, three-year agreement. James F. Mooney, who has served as executive chairman of RCN since 2005, has completed his service under the terms of his employment contract, and has decided to retire from the board. Michael E. Katzenstein, an independent member of the board of directors, has been named non-executive chairman of the board.”

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    ONLINE MEDIA

  • Slate on Holiday Journalism.

  • A media alert announced, “Beginning on Tuesday, January 1 at 3:01 am EST, MySpace will invite its community to participate in the first MySpace Presidential Primary on the Impact Channel. Taking place just prior to the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primaries, the largest online community will be the first to choose their candidate for the nation’s highest office. Polls will close Wednesday, January 2 at 11:59 pm EST.”

  • Stars & Stripes takes on the Defense Department.

  • Journal-isms reports, “Bhutto Killing Mobilizes SAJA: The South Asian Journalists Association moved quickly Thursday morning at news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, opposition leader and former Pakistani prime minister. One of its board members, Aseem Chhabra, saw the news on CNN’s ‘American Morning,’ and e-mailed SAJA founder Sree Sreenivasan, who is on vacation in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains but has access to the SAJA Web site, as one of four who blogs regularly on it.”

  • Vote for Wonkette’s Person and Vice Person Of the Year!

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    RADIO

  • NPR announced that archived NPR News interviews with Bhutoo are available here.

  • XM Satellite Radio’s presidential campaign station POTUS ’08 “will broadcast nationwide from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries in January. On January 3, the station will broadcast from the Des Moines convention center and the C-SPAN campaign bus in Iowa, as well as its home studio in northeast Washington. Then the POTUS team will head to Manchester to report on the New Hampshire primary January 7 through 9 with reports from the Expo Center of New Hampshire, the C-SPAN bus, and its DC studio. Those without XM radios can listen to a free, 14-day trial of the POTUS radio station online at www.xmradio.com/potus. Those who do have XM radios can listen to the station on channel 130.”

  • Also, “C-SPAN will televise the POTUS ’08 radio station ‘at work’ live on Friday, December 28, from 3 pm to 6 pm ET from the XM studios in northeast D.C.”

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    JOBS

  • The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an Assistant Team Leader/Urban Team and a Copy Editor — Sports Desk.

  • The News and Advance is looking for a Sports designer/copy editor.

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  • Tucker…Out At 4p.m.?!?

    From TVNewser:

      Sources tell TVNewser that Tucker Carlson’s 4pm ET show will be going away. The program change could happen as early as July 9. Carlson will keep the “Hardball” sandwich timeslot of 6pm ET. Expect to see another hour of MSNBC live at 4pm.

      >Will incoming anchor Tamron Hall anchor the 4pm?

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