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Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Celebrate Women in the World

In her opening remarks on the second day of The DailyBeast/Newsweek Women in the World Summit, former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton called women’s rights the 21st century’s “unfinished business.”

“The world is changing beneath our feet, and it is past time to embrace a 21st-century approach to advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls,” Clinton said. “Technology, from satellite television to cell phones, from Twitter to Tumbler, is helping to bring abuses out of the shadows and into the center of global consciousness.”

Clinton’s remarks framed the morning session of panel discussions at the Summit. Clinton’s daughter Chelsea, a board member at The Clinton Foundation and a special correspondent for NBC News, was the morning’s first moderator, steering a panel about women’s roles in science, math and computer programming. The morning’s other moderators included ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown and CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Voted Down | Why Not | No Winners

TVNewser: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell is not happy with President Barack Obama. Democrats across the nation shrug and agree.

AppNewser: Apple has ordered 10 million iPad Minis, just in case there are 10 million people who don’t realize the Mini is just a slightly bigger iPhone without the phone.

PRNewser: In the battle between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, everyone is a loser.

TV Reporters Go Fishing

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Four days after her stunning resignation announcement Sarah Palin was up to her old crazy stunt photo opportunity ways, inviting television reporters like NBC‘s Andrea Mitchell and ABC‘s Kate Snow to come salmon fishing with her in Dillingham, Alaska.

Dressed in a white t-shirt and waders, Palin gave a more coherent interview to Mitchell, but when asked by Snow whether she would run for president in 2012 she said, “Don’t know what the future holds. I’m not gonna shut any door. That — who knows what doors open. I can’t predict what the next fish run’s gonna look like down on the Nushagak. So I certainly can’t predict what’s gonna happen in the next couple of years.”

Snow also sort of made fun of the soon-to-be former governor in her lead in to the piece, quoting Palin as saying she didn’t think her resignation would be “such a darn big deal,” and actually using the word “fishin’” (no g).

If Palin ever leaves the national spotlight, we are going to miss these crazy photo ops and little jabs at her sometimes incoherent interviews and speeches, as well as all the useful information about Alaska we have learned. Did you know, as Matt Lauer pointed out, that is stays light very late there? Now you do.

The Politics of Bailing Out

This is a video of our Senator Barbra Boxer busting on John McCain‘s theatrics.

Is the credit crisis too close to home? The Columbia Journalism Review asks if Andrea Mitchell should be covering anything about the financial crisis. Hm? That would be like Maria Shriver covering the recall. Right? Or the budget crisis? Or her husband’s politics over the Cawleefornia and so on and so forth…

The best thing that John McCain ever did for Sarah Palin, besides setting the stage for her to be immortalized in corn, was to distract the nation from her interview with Katie Couric which aired this week, this is according to LAT‘s James Rainey. Yeah, we’re heartless jerks and we kind of felt sorry for her, what with Putin rearing his head. If she wasn’t running for something important we’d stop paying attention because it now seems cruel.

A Noun, A Verb, And Joe Biden for VP: The MSM Scoops New Media

bidenvpgg.pngSo Biden it is. The news arrived late this evening about twelve hours ahead of the much ballyhooed text and/or email we were all supposed to personally receive from Barack Obama informing us of his choice. In the end the campaign was scooped by CNN’s John King, CBS’s Steve Chaggaris, the AP, and Marc Ambinder, in that order. Word has it the official text will arrive sometime in the am.

The VP stakes have become an increasingly prominent story line this week as the conventions gear up and the Olympics slow down. Joe Biden was considered a favorite last weekend, along with Evan Bayh, though the story kicked into high gear tonight as word came down the wire via Andrea Mitchell that both Bayh and Tim Kaine had been notified they were out of the running. Later it was confirmed — making moot some late-game theorizing — that Hillary was also out. This half of FishbowlNY happened to be without Internet on a plane to Denver along with Rachel Sklar and Keli Goff when the news started to break (the last time FishbowlNY was on a JetBlue plane the news of Tim Russert’s death broke).

Anyway, we like Biden — those of you who slogged through the twenty or so Dem liveblogs we participated in over at HuffPo will know that this decision makes us very happy. We have a long-time soft spot for the Democratic senator from Delaware. As for why he got the nod, Ambinder says that “what impressed Obama about Biden is that Biden gets things done. He’s a man of action. He’s not a bullshitter.” The lesson here? If you want to own the story probably best to jump on the send button once the MSM surrounds your super-secret VP choice’s house with camera crews.

Carson Daly | Andrea Mitchell | Foo Fighters | Observer | MTV To Cut 500

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  • Carson Daly: Wants Conan’s 12:30 slot at NBC. [B&C]
  • Is Andrea Mitchell: “Scooter” Libby’s best hope? [AP]
  • Observer: Goes tabloid Wednesday. [NYP]
  • Viacom: To cut 500 at MTV. [NYP]
  • Cartoon Network CEO: Resigns following Boston ad terror scare. [Mediaweek]
  • MySpace: To weed out copyrighted video. [LAT]
  • Foo Fighters: React to Prince‘s cover at Super Bowl. [FMQB]
  • More Questions: For CNBC’s money honey. [NYT]
  • Time4 Media Titles: Relocating to Florida? [NYP]