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Q&A Series Resumes 9/11 with Reporter Who Covered 9/11

Next week, the great local discussion series “War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery,” which launched this spring in Williamsburg, will kick off its impressive fall line-up. New York Times correspondent C.J. Chivers, who covered the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and has since reported from Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria, will be the Wednesday September 11 guest of honor.

Chivers will be interviewed by Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy, a one-time AP foreign correspondent. The work of award-winning combat zone photographer Fabio Bucciarelli will also be on display:

A former Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War, Chivers’ expertise in weaponry and military affairs make him one of the most insightful reporters on conflict today.

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ABC News Chief David Westin Stepping Down

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David Westin, who guided ABC News through a tumultous 13-year period, told staffers on Monday that he will retire by the end of the year.

Westin took over for legendary executive Roone Arledge in 1997. Since that time, Westin had to deal with the sudden death of longtime World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings.

In 2006, Westin named Bob Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas co-anchors of the evening broadcast. Less than a month later, however, Woodruff was seriously injured covering the war in Iraq.

TVNewser has much more on Westin’s decision to leave ABC News.

Recovered ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff Celebrates ‘Alive Day’

Four years ago today, ABC News’ Bob Woodruff narrowly escaped death.

Reporting from Iraq, the World News Tonight co-anchor was in a convoy struck by a roadside bomb, injuring both Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt. But in the four years since, Woodruff has beaten the insurmountable odds to recover from his serious brain injury and work on camera again.

Today, our sister blog TVNewser reports, Woodruff is celebrating his ‘Alive Day’ with a father-daughter dance with his twin nine-year-old daughters, as well as a big interview with former John Edwards aide Andrew Young on 20/20 tonight. Woodruff promises some big news from his interview with Young — “revelations that you’ll hear from an aide who was witness to much of this incredible mess.”

And even bigger news for Woodruff — he has stopped going to speech and physical therapy. He told TVNewser:

“Most of my friends and family around me four years ago, would have never really thought that I would be able to do what I’m doing now. I’m very close to the way I was before.

There’s no way that you return to exactly the way you were, but there are parts of you that are better.”

Read more: Bob Woodruff’s Big Interview Just Part Of A Big Day –TVNewser

Previously: Once Seriously Injured In Iraq, Woodruff Returns

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Dine For A Cause

woodruff.jpgLooking for something to do tonight?

Make a trip to Zereoue, a West African-French fusion restaurant on East 37th St., and say “the Woodruffs sent me.”

Zereoue, which is owned by former NFL running back Amos Zereoue, will donate 15 percent of any diner’s check that mentions the Woodruffs to Remind.org, the charity founded by ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee after Bob survived an IED explosion while on assignment in Iraq. We’re told the charitable promotion will be going on for the next two months.

Related: Bob and Lee Woodruff Kick Off Holiday Weekend Twitter Fundraiser

Once Seriously Injured In Iraq, Woodruff Returns

woodruff.jpgTVNewser has word today that ABC NewsBob Woodruff has returned to Iraq for the first time since he was seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in January 2006.

According to Woodruff, who posted a note on the World News’ daily blog earlier today, he has returned with “different parameters” than his previous trips to the Middle East. (The trip on which he was injured was his seventh to Iraq, he said.)

“I will stay on the US military bases without going out on the streets or battle zones like I have in the past,” Woodruff said. “I owe this not only to myself, but to my family, friends, colleagues and my new ‘brothers and sisters’ also injured in the war whose stories I have been reporting since I’ve returned.”

When we spoke to Woodruff earlier this year at an event for the charity he and his wife Lee Woodruff started, Remind.org, he told us he was no longer covering wars. Although he did admit, “I’m addicted to in-depth pieces and international stories.”

Related: Bob And Lee Woodruff Kick Off Holiday Weekend Twitter Fundraiser

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Bob And Lee Woodruff Kick Off Holiday Weekend Twitter Fundraiser

woodruff.jpgABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff (left) and his wife Lee hosted a breakfast this morning to kick off their Memorial Day Twitter fundraiser Tweet To Remind.

Tweet To Remind seeks to raise awareness of the Woodruffs’ organization Remind.org through Twitter hashtags, word of mouth and retweeting. They are hoping to make “#tweettoremind” the number one trending topic on Twitter over the long weekend. The campaign encourages everyone to donate $5.25 to the cause, in celebration of the date of this year’s Memorial Day: 5/25.

At the kick-off breakfast this morning, Bob and Lee showed a few videos illustrating the work done by Remind.org and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, including giving money to injured veterans and their families. The cause is close to the Woodruffs’ heart, since Bob survived an IED explosion three years ago while working as a war correspondent, which left him with permanent brain damage.

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And Now It’s Everyone’s News

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John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.

In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.

Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter’s baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test.

Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby’s birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.

But here’s the really sickening part.
Edwards made a point of telling Woodruff that his wife’s cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter. Elizabeth Edwards has since been diagnosed with an incurable form of the disease.

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: The Truth About Eric Longabardi’s Necktie

Eric LAPC Awards.jpgOur post about the L.A. Press Club awards inspired a few lamentations among winners who were not listed, but no lamentations were as interesting as those of ERSNews.com’s Eric Longabardi, who won a shared 1st place prize along with Suzanne Murch, Melanie Switzer and Raheem Dawson for an E! Entertainment documentary about the paparazzi.

His site also won the top prize for Best Website, Online Only.

The judges said of ERSNews.com: The world needs more investigative reporters, and it’s refreshing to find those who have the patience, focus and fortitude to do the hard work. Too bad they have such a lousy name. (OK, maybe we added that last bit.)

To make amends, we asked Eric to answer a few of our patented stupid questions. In the following Q&A, you’ll learn that not only is Eric a consummate journalist; he’s a consummate journalist whose mother still dresses him.

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LA Press Club–Get Your Nominations In Today!

Los Angeles Press Club is still accepting entries to the 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
Members are given an extension to Thursday evening, April 10 at 7 PM.

Download the form here.

2008 marks a milestone in the long history of Los Angeles Press Club. We are gearing up for our 50th Awards Gala, set for Saturday, June 21st at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, emceed by Harry Shearer and dedicated to Hal Fishman.

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