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Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

brokawPresident Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, among them, legendary NBC anchor, Tom Brokaw. Other notable recipients include Ethel KennedyStevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and Stephen Sondheim. The award, the nation’s highest civilian honor, will be presented at the White House November 24.

“I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honor,” President Obama said. “From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world.”

Here is he full list of this year’s Medal of Freedom recipients:  Read more

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Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein Remember The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee

woo1-004A public memorial service was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday for Ben BradleeThe Washington Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

The Post’s Dana Milbank wrote of the service:

“More than a thousand filled the cathedral, including scores of Post journalists current and former. Satellite trucks parked in the cathedral driveway and a dozen TV cameras were on the lawn, searching for glimpses of the luminaries inside, among them Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Justice Stephen Breyer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Jim Lehrer.” Read more

Brian Williams to Anchor Election Night Coverage on NBC News

brian-williams-dnc-300x168NBC News has announced its Tuesday, November 4 midterm election night coverage plans, to be led by Brian Williams.

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor will host two live primetime hours from 10-11 pm ET and later from 10-11 pm Pacific Time. The network will extend its coverage during the 11 pm ET hour online at NBCNews.com, with special reports online and in broadcast throughout the night.

Joining Williams in coverage of the evening will be “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddAndrea Mitchell; “TODAY” co-host Tamron HallTom Brokaw; “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough; senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing; national correspondent Peter Alexander; Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; and correspondents Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include an exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and commentary from former White House senior adviser David Axelrod and ”Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.

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Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd

During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory.

Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, and the segment airs clips of him being called upon for interviews over the years, followed by commentary from family members including his wife and his mother and colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams.

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Andrea Mitchell Looks Back at David Gregory’s Time as MTP Host and with NBC News

In tribute to ousted “Meet the Press” moderator, yesterday’s host Andrea Mitchell looked back on David Gregory‘s six years hosting MTP and 20 years with NBC News.

“Meet the Press makes a lot of history, and a great deal of it was with David at the helm since he started in December 2008, said Mitchell. “In twenty years with NBC News, David has done it all. The OJ Simpson trial, Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing, TODAY show guest hosting. And, when the cameras weren’t rolling, dead on imitations of everyone from Presidents of the United States to Tom Brokaw. To all the years, David has been true to the traditions of the program and NBC News.”

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CNN to Air ’41ON41,’ Film on the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush

41on41pressroomCNN Films has acquired “41ON41,” a two hour program on the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, featuring commentary by 41 family members, world leaders, and White House staff, among others. The program will air on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 at 9pm, three days prior to the President’s 90th birthday.

Bush White House speechwriter Mary Kate Cary and Rick Kaplan, formerly of CNN and ABC News, serve as executive producers of “41ON41,” to be led by First Lady Barbara Bush.

Of the 41 participants is former Secretary of State for President Bush James A. Baker III, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, President George W. Bush, White House butler Buddy Carter, President Bill Clinton, former director of the CIA under President Bush Dr. Robert Gates, President Barack Obama, General Colin Powell, and Dr. Condoleezza Rice.

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Weekend Show Preview, 5.30 – 6.1

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

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Robert E. Wallace of the VFW, Fmr. CIA Dir. Gen. Michael Hayden, David Ignatius of WaPo, David Sanger of NYT, Leigh Gallagher of Fortune, Nancy Cordes of CBS

“Fox News Sunday”: Reince Priebus of RNC, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rep. Jeff Miller, (R-FL), VA hospital whistleblower Dr. Sam Foote, Laura Ingraham, Bob Woodward, Liz Cheney, Evan Bayh

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Paul Rieckhoff of IAVA, Chuck Todd, Maria Schriver, Tom BrokawRana Forhoohar of TIME, Jane Harman of the Wilson Center, Newt Gingrich, NBC’s Kevin Tibbles

ABC’s “This Week“: NSA Amd. Susan Rice, Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX), Frances Beinecke of the National Resources Defense Council, Hal Quinn of the National Mining Association, Bill Kristol, Peggy Noonan, David Remnick of The New Yorker, Tavis Smiley 

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  Timothy Geithner, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Venezuelan writer and journalist Leonardo Padrón, Korean War veteran Raúl Reyes Castañeira, Frank Medina of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance, Honduran soccer players Victor Bernárdez and Roger Espinoza, author Gerardo Piña Rosales, Daniel Fernandez of the North American Academy of Spanish Language

CNN’s “State of the Union: Susan Rice, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Fmr. NSA Gen. Jim Jones, R. Nicholas Burns of Harvard, Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress, Kristen Soltis Anderson of The Daily Beast, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks

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Tom Brokaw on His Cancer Battle with TVNewser

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TVNewser had the chance to speak with Tom Brokaw yesterday at the Peabody Awards ceremony in New York City where he received a Personal Peabody Award.

“I’ve approached it [dealing with cancer] both in human terms, and as a journalist,” said the brief host of “Meet the Press” and longtime NBC newsman.

Click on over to TVNewser for the full conversation as well as extended coverage of the awards ceremony.

Weekend Show Preview: 12.6 – 12.8 UPDATE

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

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel; Panel: Brit Hume of Fox Julie Pace of AP, George Will of WaPo, Juan Williams of Fox

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tom Brokaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree, Jesse Jackson

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: David Wessel of WSJ, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Michael Fletcher of WaPo

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Madeleine Albright, Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanHeidi PrzybylaRich MillerMargaret CarlsonRamesh Ponnuru

We’ll update as we know more.

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