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Jane Fonda: ‘I like Playing a Mogul’

ABC’s Katie Couric welcomes Jane Fonda on her program this afternoon to open up about men, sex, knee replacement surgery, being married to Ted Turner and what it was like to work with Oprah. She also talked about her role in HBO’s beloved and hated drama, “The Newsroom”, where she plays Leona Lansing, CEO of Atlantis World Media, the parent company of ACN.An excerpt:

KC: I love you in The Newsroom.

JF: Oh yes! Oh, it’s this new television show called The Newsroom. Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterson, Emily Mortimer, Aaron Sorkin writes it and I play Rupert Murdoch that’s been marinated in a little Ted Turner for a while.

KC: “Yeah, what— did you learn anything from your marriage to Ted that you’re…

JF: Well, what I’ve learned that helps me with this is to just not be intimidated. You know what I mean? I can own this character who’s not just in charge of a news thing, the news division, you know, it’s three percent of her bottom line. She owns things in China, Canada, all over the world. But, she’s huge!

KC: She’s a mogul.

JF: “She’s a– I am. I like playing a mogul.”

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Ted Turner Joins Lennox and Beals at Cannon Reception

amd_turner.jpg CNN Founder Ted Turner, who chairs the United Nations Foundation, joins singers Annie Lennox, Jennifer Beals and a group of congresswoman tonight for a reception in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill.

The occasion is a Women Deliver Conference, a three-day-affair to discuss reproductive rights, that ends today.

Invited lawmakers include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Reps. Jan Schakowksy (D-Ill.), Lois Capps (D-Calif.), Gwen Moore (D-WIs.) and Donna Christensen (D-V.I.).

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Into The Situation Room With Wolf and Ted

It seems rather fitting that Wolf Blitzer should welcome the original CNNer, Ted Turner, into The Situation Room to honor Blitzer’s 20th anniversary with the network.

The interview airs tonight in the 6 p.m. hour of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” The interview touches on current events, the TV landscape, Ted’s life now and more.

These are behind-the-scenes photographs from today in the CNN studios.

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Blitzer and bureau chief David Bohrman giving Ted a tour of the new CNN 8th floor newsroom. Ted is shaking hands with Vito Maggiolo, an assignment editor who has been with the network since Day 1. In the background: two other original CNN staff members, Pam Benson and Julian Styles

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Ted Turner in The Situation Room

Morning Reading List 06.22.09

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Happy (belated) Father’s Day, particularly to John Harwood, who received a fitting gift from MSNBC co-anchor Norah O’Donnell on-air Friday. Check out how CNN’s John King commemorated Father’s Day on “State of the Union” here. Also, we find this a little unfair, but HuffPost has a poll up, “Will the kids outshine their famous media dads?” DC’s Luke Russert ranks second out of nine most likely to.

Happy Birthday to Mike Allen, who officially celebrated 45 this weekend. And also to Brit Hume (h/t Playbook). What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

NYT: Over the past year, the Boston Globe‘s union pursued a strategy of “frustration and delay,” while the company publicly said little about The Globe. As a result, employees were in the dark about the seriousness of the paper’s financial situation and the management proposals.

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Fox’s Shepard Smith is profiled in Sunday’s NYT, “a study in contrast.” “While Mr. Smith does not draw the same attention as other evening anchors on the channel, his 7 p.m. show, “The Fox Report,” is having its best year, up 36 percent to almost two million viewers a night. He has beaten his cable news channel competition for 92 straight months. His coverage of the museum killing beat CNN and MSNBC combined. So why do some Fox viewers believe he does not belong? Maybe because Mr. Smith has established a record that seems antithetical to the image Fox has earned as a purveyor of conservative orthodoxy. He is the “voice of the opposition on some issues,” according to Bill Shine, Fox’s senior vice president for programming.”

Bobbie Battista, formerly of CNN, is now in on the jokes at the Onion News Network- also part of the entertainment at Friday night’s RTCA dinner.

Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, and Ted Turner all make the wowOwow list of “Sexy Gray-Haired Men From Politics, Business and Hollywood”.

ONLINE

Google is experimenting with adding Wikipedia to news search results.

WaPo’s Howard Kurtz takes a visit to Gawker’s headquarters in NY for this week’s Media Notes.

NEWS NOTES

NYT: David Rohde, a New York Times reporter who was kidnapped by the Taliban, escaped Friday night and made his way to freedom after more than seven months of captivity in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. More on how he escaped from NYT here.

Related- E&P: At least 40 news organizations observed a news blackout about the situation. And CSM: Should the media have kept quiet?

TVNewser has an update on Walter Cronkite‘s health here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Bloomberg’s Al Hunt penned this piece for Sunday’s NYT, “Letter from Washington: On Message and on Everywhere.” “There will be no real Mr. Obama confidants in the press corps – no Ben Bradlee as in the Kennedy administration or Lou Cannon in the Reagan years – who have an authoritative, inside pipeline or are the president’s Boswells-in-waiting… To be sure, some of his aides are less measured. Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s chief of staff, actively courts journalists, even going with some of his favorites to a recent Bruce Springsteen concert. No one works the press more diligently than the special Afghanistan-Pakistan representative, Richard C. Holbrooke. The Obama team simultaneously courts and criticizes the media. It’s forever working the referees, complaining about stories, sometimes with no justification, in the hope of getting a better call next time.”

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Morning Reading List 04.16.09

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Its day 87 covering the Obama administration and week 11 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS | REVOLVING DOOR

NEWSPAPERS

Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell said his heavily leveraged 2007 acquisition of the company was “a mistake.” “By definition, if you bought something and it’s now worth a great deal less, you made a mistake and I’m more than willing to say I made a mistake,” Zell said.

WSJ, one of the few newspapers that charges for content online, released an app for the iPhone yesterday which sets their content free, poking another hole in one of the Internet’s oldest pay walls.

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On TVNewser, how the cablers covered the tea parties here and how evening news did here.

Is Glenn Beck the right’s Keith Olbermann? From the AP, “‘If Charlie Rose was the way to get your point across, Charlie Rose would have higher ratings,” Beck said in an interview less than two hours after putting away the gas can.”

“Channel 4 doesn’t have a pulse.” -ABC 7 anchor Gordon Peterson, overheard by Yeas & Nays, responding to Capitol Police officers who joked that he constantly sets off the magnetometer, even though it never happens to Channel 4 anchors and reporters.

WaPo: Oprah Winfrey is in the clear: Inviting then-Sen. Barack Obama onto her show last year did not amount to a political donation to his presidential campaign, the Federal Election Commission has ruled.

ONLINE

Ashton Kutcher has challenged CNN to a popularity contest on Twitter. The celebrity and the network are racing to get 1 million followers on the micro-blogging site. If he wins, Kutcher says he will “ding-dong ditch” CNN founder Ted Turner‘s house.

MoDo on Google here and Katie Couric on Twitter here.

NEWS NOTES

Slate’s Jack Shafer: “I personally don’t like the way the Huff Post ‘showcases’ the work of other journalists, but I don’t get heated about it, either. Borrowing, sponging, lifting, scrounging, leaching, pinching, and outright theft of other publications’ work is firmly in the American journalistic tradition.”

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Romenesko

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: First Lady Laura Bush, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States Said Jawad and Ted Turner, Author, “Call Me Ted”

  • This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) of the Armed Services Committee and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) of the Foreign Relations Committee. A roundtable with ABC News’ Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, Torie Clark, and George Will.

  • Face the Nation: “A Look At An Historic Election: Annual Books and Authors Show” with authors Bob Woodward, Fareed Zakaria, Michael Eric Dyson and Jane Mayer.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-MO), Sen. Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA) and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Peter Bergen, CNN terrorism analyst, Sajjan Gohel, director of international security, Asia-Pacific Foundation, Ron Gettelfinger, UAW President, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, Commander, Multi-National Division-North, Ed Rollins, Republican strategist, CNN political contributor, James Carville, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor, David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst; former presidential adviser, Amy Walter, CNN political contributor; editor-in-chief, The Hotline, Ed Henry, CNN White House correspondent, Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Ceci Connolly, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker and BBC’s Katty Kay.

  • Reliable Sources: Larry Hackett, managing editor, People magazine, Amy Argetsinger, columnist, The Washington Post, A.J. Hammer, host, “Showbiz Tonight,” Headline News, Carlos Diaz, weekend co-host, “Extra”, Eitan Gorlin, filmmaker, Dan Mirvish, filmmaker, Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary, Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief, Salon.com, Jim Geraghty, contributing editor, National Review.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe: Lori Montgomery, Jennifer Agiesta of the Washington Post polling unit and Eli Saslow. The show now airs on POTUS: Sirius 110/XM 130.

  • GPS: Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stephen Cohen, Brookings Institute.

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    Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), BP Capital Management founder/chair T. Boone Pickens and a roundtable with New York Times’ Tom Friedman, BBC’s Katty Kay, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and PBS’ Tavis Smiley.

  • Face the Nation: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Newt Gingrich and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA).

  • This Week: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and a roundtable with New York Times’ Paul Krugman, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-AZ), Sen. Byron Dorgan, (D-ND), Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Fmr. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, Candidate for RNC Chairman/ (R) Fmr. Lt. Gov. of Maryland, and a roundtable with Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Rep. Charles Rangel, (D) New York, Ted Turner, Author, “Call Me Ted”, Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist; CNN political contributor, James Carville, Democratic Strategist; CNN Political Contributor, and CNN’s Ed Henry and Suzanne Malveaux.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Time’s Michael Duffy and NPR’s Michele Norris.
  • Reliable Sources: Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, Washington Examiner’s Julie Mason, AP’s Beth Fouhy, KTVA Anchorage News’ Matthew Felling, Washington Times’ Tara Wall, CNN’s Lola Ogunnaike, St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans, Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein and New York Times’ Joe Nocera.

  • GPS: Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, author Stephen Cohen, counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen, author Barnett Rubin and author Shirin Ebadi.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Rep. John Larson (D-CT) will be interviewed by Hartford Courant’s Jesse Hamilton and Politico’s Martin Kady.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Republican governors Charlie Crist of Florida and Mark Sanford of South Carolina.