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Tom Wolfe to Newseum

Author Tom Wolfe, actor René Auberjonois and playwright Judith Auberjonois will hit the Newseum next Wednesday for a reception, conversation and to debut an excerpt from the new play “WOLFE! The Electric Kool-Aid Ice-Cream-Suited Right Stuff Man-in Full-On-the-Beat.”

Wolfe, author of “The Right Stuff,” “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Painted Word,” spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter. In 1963, he and other “new journalism” writers used the techniques of novelists to bring a new writing style to the New York Herald Tribune. René Auberjonois is a Tony-winning actor whose career has spanned theater, film and television. He is best known for his roles in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Boston Legal.”  Judith Auberjonois has written for stage and screen. She and René have been married for 48 years.

The event will be held in the Knight Conference Center on Wednesday, October 19th at 6.30 pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Morning Reading List 09.18.09

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What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…



Cable and networks are beginning to announce their coverage of the G-20 summit next week. Via TVNewser, business nets’ plans.

On NBC, Brian Williams will anchor “Nightly News” from Pittsburgh on the 24th with White House correspondents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie contributing to “Nightly” and “Today.”

John Harwood and Carl Quintanilla will be in Pittsburgh for CNBC.

Fox News scored best primetime demo of 2009.

Glenn Beck on the cover of Time mag.

And in Politico, is Glenn Beck the new Rush Limbaugh?


NY Observer: Sue Naegle, the president of entertainment for HBO, said that she still talks with the NYT‘s Frank Rich and The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown on a recurring basis. Brown has already teamed up on one project, optioning a Tom Wolfe book for an hour-long series. Rich is working on a project with the actor James Gandolfini.

Slate: Why the press can’t get enough of Harvard or Yale murders.


How a factual error in Slate ended up in a White House speech.

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Morning Reading List 02.24.09

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Its day 36 covering the Obama administration and week 4 for us. Happy Mardi Gras!

What we know and what we’re reading this FAT Tuesday morning…



NYT’s Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet spoke to a group of Columbia University students. “Your generation will get to reinvent journalism in a more meaningful way.” Finally, some good news.

Steve Coll and Matthew Yglesias ponder whether the death of newspapers as we know them would really be apocalyptic on NPR’s On the Media.

Forbes reports as the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News slid toward the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing it made over the weekend, the CEO was getting a raise.

Some think the NYT overplayed the Nixon Tapes.

What exactly is a master of “snarky mimesis” because I think my co-editor Matt Dornic just may be one too… Media Matters takes a look at the NYT’s review of David Denby‘s book “Snark,” in which he pronounces Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd masters of “snarky mimesis.”


President Obama’s address this evening will run about 50 minutes long with applause.


No surprise that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity top Talkers Magazine 2009 Heavy Hundred list, but you maybe surprised that DC local NPR’s Diane Rehm is all the way down at #92. Imus is #20, Rachel Maddow #46.


More Howard Kurtz on Twitter in his online chats. “Look, Twitter may turn out to be a fad, and I noted in my piece that it has an incestuous quality. But I’ve got 2,900 people following me on Twitter and they aren’t all Beltway insiders by a long shot. I happen to think it’s good that big-shot TV anchors are making an attempt to engage with their viewers. Politicians, pro athletes and CEOs are among those posting on Twitter. It has its limitations, but it’s also an intriguing form of communication.”


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