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FP’s David Rothkopf To Discuss New Book With Wolf Blitzer

DJR_TWITTER_5Wolf Blitzer will have David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, on “Wolf” at 1 PM ET this afternoon to discuss his new book “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear.”

Detailing a post-9/11 America’s sense of vulnerability following the terror attacks, Rothkopf’s book addresses the challenges faced by two very different presidents and their administrations in a era of great change and need for rapid adaptation by the American superpower — touching on topics such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the financial crisis, dysfunction in Washington, the rise of China, and the dawn of the era of cyber warfare.

 

 

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Wolf Is ‘All About That Bass’

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“No treble” for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer? Last evening during CNN Heroes, the television special honoring the humanitarian contributions of individuals around the globe, Anderson Cooper introduced a video clip of some of Wolf’s private moments in studio.

Cooper: ”This is what Wolf Blitzer does in the Situation Room when he thinks no one is looking.”

To the tune of Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass,” Wolf busted out some two-step swaying action and finger waggin’.

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CNN Prepares For Digital ‘Reboot’

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CNN.com will be getting a facelift come January, Capital New York reports. Although the redesign is not finalized, one addition that is certain is a live “ticker” on the site with scrolling headlines, much like the one already on CNN TV.

“The real difference in our approach has been to get a television operation to think digital first,” O’Keefe tells Capital. “We have this enormous audience, we reach just about everyone you could potentially want to reach. But if CNN is going to make the full-scale transition to digital in general, not just CNN Politics or CNN Money, you have got to think about where the audience is, rather than constantly trying to drive them back to you.”

The site is also taking the lead of the popular politically-focused “Hambycast” for other digital series. Reports Capital:

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Hey, Isn’t that…

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CNN’s John King was spotted at the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks game last night. King, a fellow Wiz fan, is one of many recognizable faces from the DC press that are regulars to the Verizon Center, including FOX News’ Bret Baier and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer .

Unfortunately, the Wizards fell to the Hawks 106-102 in somewhat of a sloppy performance.

Let’s go Wizkids! #dcRising

A Century of The New Republic

The New Republic 100th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC on November 19, 2014.

Keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton

The New Republic celebrated 100 years of powerful, innovative and thought-provoking journalism on Wednesday night, with a guest list that can be described in equal terms. From keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton, to speeches from the publication’s Chris Hughes (owner, publisher and editor-in-chief), Frank Foer (editor), and Leon Wieseltier (literary editor), even a performance from Grammy-winning jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, the evening was filled with a spirit of cultural and civic optimism.

Not to diminish from the rest of the evening, but the former president’s speech was certainly the highlight of the gala and was nothing short of captivating. Touching on everything from the early 20th Century and the World Wars, the human genome, income inequality, immigration, education, to “identity politics” (i.e. ethnic/religious bigotry) of ISIS, Russia, and Boko Haram; he was somehow able to tie it all together, as only he could.

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Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper to Anchor CNN’s ‘Election Night in America’

best_wb_ac_10.03.12-300x168Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN’s coverage of the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections, being billed as “Election Night in America.” Coverage will start at 5pm and Blitzer and Cooper will be joined by “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper for analysis and chief national correspondent John King operating the “CNN Magic Wall.”

Also slated for air time: Gloria BorgerDavid GergenDana BashCandy CrowleyMichael Smerconish, Paul Begala, Jay Carney, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Kevin Madden, and Ana Navarro.

In addition to televised and online coverage, New Yorkers can turn their attention to the Empire State Building where CNN has affixed a “vertical LED-illuminated ‘meter’” on the top of the building’s spire. As nationwide Senate results come in, red or blue lighting on the meter will indicate which political party has gained control of the Senate.

And at 9 pm on CNN en Español, the network will broadcast “Voto Latino 2014,” to be anchored by Juan Carlos LópezPatricia Janiot and Fernando del Rincón.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper to Moderate NH Senate, FL Governor Debates

CNN DIGITAL EXPANSION 2014CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper will hit the road later this month to moderate two important debates ahead of the November midterm elections.

On Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm and in partnership with Jacksonville’s WJXT, Tapper will join WJXT anchor Kent Justice to co-moderate a live, one-hour gubernatorial debate between Democrat Charlie Crist and his Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott.

And later that week in New Hampshire, Blitzer will join NH1 News political director and anchor Paul Steinhauser, who left CNN in August after 28 years, in moderating a debate for a NH Senate seat between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and her Republican challenger Scott Brown.

Microsoft’s Bing Pulse tool will track reaction to both conversation by online focus group participants.

CNN White House Correspondent Michelle Kosinski Marries Kimbell Rush Duncan

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CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski wed retired investment banker turned philanthropist Kimbell Rush Duncan Saturday at the Anderson House in Washington.

Kosinski donned a floral crown – designed by a milliner in Krakow – a Polish tradition reflecting her heritage. Female guests were all given their own floral crowns to wear throughout the night and men were greeted with their own boutonnieres.

The menu consisted of a salad of avocado and hearts of palm; Chilean sea bass with sweet corn, chanterelles, asparagus, purple sticky rice and lemongrass broth; and wedding cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh berries.

In attendance: CNN DC bureau chief Sam FeistWolf Blitzer and wife Lynn Blitzer, CNN’s Dana Bash and boyfriend actor Spencer Garrett, CNN’s Jim Sciutto and wife Gloria Riviera; Fox News’ Ed Henry and wife CNN’s Shirley Henry; CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Kevin Sheridan; CNN’s Lauren Pratapas and husband Brad Dayspring, NRSC strategist; CNN’s Gloria BorgerJim AcostaEdie EmeryLaura BernardiniDavid ChalianJay ShaylorFederico Quadrani, and Becky Brittain; and NBC’s Kristen Welker.

Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Wolf Blitzer, Robert Siegel Receive National Press Foundation Awards

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and NPR’s Robert Siegel were honored last week by the National Press Foundation at their 31st Annual Awards Dinner at the Washington Hilton.

Blitzer received the  Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, which recognized his “energy, encyclopedic knowledge of politics and unique ability to handle multiple story lines while continuing to inform the public.”

Siegel was given the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism. He was being honored for “his insightful interviewing and calm demeanor that elevates his broadcasts.”

Other Washington journos who received awards include Mark Drajem of Bloomberg News, Maureen Groppe of Gannett’s Washington bureau, David A. Fahrenthold of WaPo, and the Boston Globe Washington bureau.

See the whole list of honorees here.

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