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Weekend Show Preview – 10.26.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)’s return to the Sunday shows on ”FOX News Sunday” and Chrystia Freeland, federal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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The Atlantic and Aspen Institute Announce the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 13.48.22Today The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Forum, announced its impressive lineup of speakers for its sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum. The two day event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Harman Center for the Arts and will cover national and international topics of importance including business, education, climate change, policy, and science and technology.

Aspen Institute president and CEO Walter Isaacson will discuss his forthcoming book The Innovators. Additional participants include Revolution founder and partner Steve Case, Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb, Cornell University president David Skorton, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, House of Cards screenwriter Beau Willimon, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), among others.

The Atlantic’s James Bennet, Steve Clemons, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows, and Scott Stossel will join Bloomberg View’s Margaret Carlson and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell as moderators.

For a full list of participants across all topic areas, click here. Media interested in attending should start sucking up now to Alexi New for invites.

Hillary Clinton Joins Walter Isaacson for Facebook Live Q&A at Aspen Ideas Festival

featuredFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, today for an “Afternoon of Conversation” at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Those who join the event on Facebook can submit questions for the former Senator and First Lady to be considered to be asked by Isaacson.

The conversation will take place at 4pm ET (2pm local) and live-streamed on Facebook.

Want to Meet Betty, Alec, Clive and Meryl?

Already sick of all the overlapping of Hollywood and Washington going on as of late? Better grab a barf bag. But hey, at least this is for a good cause.

This month, Meryl Streep, Bill Clinton, Jason Wu, Alec Baldwin, and Yo-Yo Ma are linking arms to take part in the RFK Center’s fifth annual online auction to support human rights worldwide. The RFK Center launched its 5th Annual Spring Auction today and will be open to bidders through May 17.

The auction features nearly 100 incredible adventures donated by A-list supporters of the organization, with more celebs joining every day. A few of the most coveted opportunities on the auction block include – lunch with Steve Job’s biographer Walter Isaacson, meeting the cast of Mad Men on set in Los Angeles, a game of backgammon with Woody Harrelson, walking the red carpet at Streep’s next premiere and the chance to meet Lenny Kravitz in Italy. Visit here.

More auction highlights include:

  • Meet President Bill Clinton at a VIP reception following an upcoming speech
  • Meet President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center in Atlanta
  • Meet Alec Baldwin on the set of NBC’s 30 Rock
  • Play tennis with John McEnroe at Sportime Randall’s Island in New York City
  • Jumpstart your music career with a 30 minute meeting with Clive Davis in New York City
  • Meet Betty White at her Friar’s Club Roast on May 16, 2012
  • Up your game with Tiger Woods’ Golf Coach Butch Harmon in Las Vegas
  • Tour the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. with Senator John Glenn
  • Enjoy Lunch with Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner at his New York office

DC’s Top Political Talent Heads to The Big Easy

The Bipartisan Policy Center, led by Capitol Files‘ Most Powerful People in Washington List recipient Jason Grumet is bringing some of the top names in campaign strategy and political media coverage to New Orleans with just under a year to the 2012 presidential election.

CNN’s James Carville and Mary Matalin are co-hosting an impressive political lineup that includes the other political marital duo, The Daily Beast‘s John Avlon and CBS Early Show political contributor Margaret Hoover, CNBC’s John Harwood, Politico’s John Harris, Hollywood film producer, RJ Cutler (Capitol File’s “The September Issue,” “The War Room”), Steve Jobs autobiographer and former Time magazine Editor Walter Isaacson, frequent MSNBC commentator, Richard Wolffe, former Motion Picture Association of America head, Dan Glickman, Former Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Bob Bennett, former Governors Lingle, Douglas, Henry, Bredesen and Strickland, and more.

The all day political Summit is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16th on the campus of Tulane University.

And just in case you don’t get enough of Carville in New Orleans, he will have a cameo in the upcoming, “The Muppets” movie by Disney set to release November 23, 2011. That’s right, The Muppets. Is anyone surprised?

Fiscal Times Fete Yields Big Names

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Last night, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson feted the launch of The Fiscal Times with a cocktail soiree at the Newseum.

Joining Fiscal Times EIC Jackie Leo and DC editor Eric Pianin were media power players like NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker, Examiner’s J.P. Freire, HuffPo’s Peter Cherukuri, ABC’s Emily Lenzner and Rick Klein, The Hill’s Christina Wilkie, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and Al Hunt, Politics Daily & Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet and Norah McAlvanah.

Also spotted mingling and partaking in the open bar were Dan and Meg Reilly, Amos Snead, Ron Bonjean, Michael Steel and media party circuit fixtures Politico’s Kiki Ryan, Tim Burger and CBS News’ Christine Delargy.

Check out the Fiscal Times here.

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Fiscal Times’ Eric Pianin.

Fiscal Times to Fete Its Launch in Washington

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The Fiscal Times will celebrate its launch in Washington on the evening of March 3, 2010 at the Newseum. The event is being held by President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson and Fiscal Times Founder Peter G. Peterson. According to the invite, Jackie Leo, managing editor and Washington editor, Eric Pianin will be on hand to celebrate. Check out the Fiscal Times here.

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a roundtable with CBS’ Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford

Fox News Sunday: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus a panel with FNC’s Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and National Enquirer’s Barry Levine

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, author Robert Caro, The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Joan Biskupic of USA Today, Nat Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, John Harwood of CNBC and NYT.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Julianna Goldman, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Journos Turn Up to Game Change Soiree

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Savannah Guthrie, Michael Feldman and Game Change authors.

On Monday night, Time and New York magazines hosted a party at the W Hotel’s P.O.V. bar to celebrate Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Game Change. Guests poured in, even though it was a national holiday. Some purchased a copy of the controversial book, which is said to be selling out in New York and D.C.

Halperin and Heilemann signed books throughout the night.

Attendees included Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter, Peter and Diana Beinart, Veep Biden’s Spokesman Jay Carney, ABC’s David Chalian, Shelby Coffey, FT’s Clive Crook, GQ’s Robert Draper, Time Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy, HuffPost’s Michael Falcone, CNN’s Ed Henry, Sam Feist, Glover Park Group’s Michael Feldman, White House advisor Austan Goolsbee, Washingtonian’s Garrett Graff, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Savannah Guthrie, Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, CBS’s Bill Plante, AP’s Jonathan Prince, consultant Doug Schoen, CNBC’s Steve Scully, and Daily Caller’s Jon Ward, and Politico’s VandeHarris, Mike Allen, Anne Schroeder Mullins, Bill Nichols and Patrick Gavin, to name a few.

Photographs courtesy of Julie Fischer Photography.
More party pictures after the jump…

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Aspen Institute to Host David Walker Book Event

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will host a lunch and chat for David M. Walker‘s “Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.” Walker is the president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former comptroller of the United States.

The noon event will be moderated by Aspen Institute Pres/CEO Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute on Thursday January 28, 2010.

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