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Who Was at the White House Holiday Party Last Night?

GretaTree“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley and executive producer Steve Capus were among the tvnewsers at last night’s White House media holiday party.

Also spotted, Chris Licht, VP of Programming for CBS News, morning anchors Norah O’Donnell from “CBS This Morning,” “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough, CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo and “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos. CNN anchors Candy Crowley and Wolf Blitzer were there, as were Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren, and Greta’s husband John Coale.

CNN executives Jeff Zucker and Andrew Morse, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, PBS’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid (with her eldest son in tow), Haddad Media’s Tammy Haddad, and DC correspondents including FNC’s Shannon Bream, CBS’s Bill Plante, CNN’s Joe Johns, and NBC’s Chris Jansing and Kelly O’Donnell.

(Photo: via Greta)

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VICE is Throwing a ‘Major Rager’

VicepartyThere’s a party in Brooklyn tonight and all the cool kids are going.

FishbowlDC has the scoop on VICE’s 20th Anniversary party tonight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard which will include an open bar and live music “from a super secret supergroup.”

We’re pretty sure CNN president Jeff Zucker won’t be there.

TVs Turn Purple for Spirit Day

In honor of Spirit Day, many network anchors and hosts went purple to show support for LGBT youth. CNBC’s signature peacock logo even turned purple for the day. The GLAAD initiative, which is a stand against bullying, began in 2010.

Morning Shows Go Pink for 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Several network morning shows broke out the pink as Breast Cancer Awareness month begins. The “Today” show has former “Good Morning America” co-anchor Joan Lunden as special correspondent this week. Lunden, who recently went bald for the cover of “People” is undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. The “Today” plaza was packed with breast cancer survivors who, in an effort to destigmatize chemo-caused baldness, were encouraged to take off their wigs.

Over on “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts donated one of her wigs to eBeauty. Roberts, who donned the wig during her 2007 cancer battle, wore it during an interview with former Pres. Clinton. Amy Robach, who underwent her first mammogram for last year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and was later diagnosed with the disease, joined the Delta Airlines’ “Pink Plane,” — as a fill-in flight attendant.

And on “Fox & Friends” Danica Patrick unveiled her pink NASCAR car to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

Stand Up 2 Cancer Returns Tonight

If you turn on your TV tonight at 8pmET/7pmCT there’s a good chance you’ll find the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” telethon. Tonight’s event will air on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as well as E!, Bravo, HBO, Showtime, ESPNNews, Oxygen, American Forces Network, and 20 other networks. This year, there will be no answering phones, but rather an online and social media push for donations. It’s possible a celebrity taking part in the star-studded fundraiser could call you. The event was co-founded by Katie Couric and the late Laura Ziskin and has become a biannual event, first airing in 2008, returning in 2010 and 2012 and again tonight.

Come to Mediabistro’s Intern Party in NYC!

intern-party_304Part of a successful summer internship is making solid connections, which are always a plus in the television news industry (or any industry, really). So we’ve got good news for all the interns out there: Mediabistro is throwing an intern party in New York City next week, and you’re invited.

Please join us at Turtle Bay (987 2nd Ave., between 52nd & 53rd) on Tuesday, August 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On the agenda: networking and conversation with your fellow interns, drink specials, complimentary appetizers, and the chance to win free admission for a Mediabistro course.

Register for the party here, and we’ll see you on Tuesday.

Katie Couric, Andrea Mitchell Featured at Aspen Ideas

katie_couric_660The Aspen Ideas Festival continues this week, and this year, msnbc.com is using the occasion to partner with Bing for the first of a series of six interactive chats called “The Great Debate.” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell moderated the inaugural panel discussion this morning with former Director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander. It streamed live on msnbc.com and will re-air later on MSNBC.

The additional five discussions in The Great Debate series will take place throughout the rest of 2014.

In addition to Mitchell taking part in the Festival, Yahoo’s! Katie Couric is there, and this afternoon will interview former Brithish Prime Minister Tony Blair on Yahoo’s homepage. That’s at 3:30pmET. Couric will take part in two conversations tomorrow, including a discussion on the legalization of marijuana with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Later today, Aspen Ideas CEO, and former CNN president, Walter Isaacson interviews Hillary Clinton.

VIDEO: Career Advice From Kathie Lee and Hoda at the Matrix Awards

TVNewsers were out in force at this year’s Matrix Awards, held recently at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Mediabistro’s Vicki Salemi caught up with some of the attendees — including Queen Latifah, Gloria Steinem and the event’s emcees, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb — for some career advice from the red carpet:

Broadcast of D-Day +70 Commemoration In Jeopardy

DDay7070 years ago next week, American and allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France to begin freeing Western Europe from Hitler’s grip. 70 years later, the commemoration of those events is not coming free.

The AP reports French broadcasters France Televisions and TF1 are demanding that news providers including the AP, and Reuters pay nearly $265,000 for live broadcast and online streaming coverage of the official ceremonies. The decision comes from French President Francois Hollande who has given those networks exclusive rights to the main international ceremony.

A request by the news agencies to cover the main international ceremony live themselves was denied. The decision means that millions of people around the world may not be able to see next Friday’s ceremonies, including D-Day veterans who may be too frail to travel to France for the anniversary.

CNN Goes Back to ‘The Sixties’

In celebration of the premiere of “The Sixties,” CNN threw a ’60s themed party Wednesday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The party was held in the same space where the network’s exhibit of ’60s artifacts is on display this week.

The party included entertainment from Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux and 1960s-themed food, including green bean casserole, turkey meatloaf and retro candy, served on TV dinner trays. Guests posed for photos with tie-dye bandanas, retro sunglasses, and inflatable guitars. The exhibit, which features one of Keith Richards‘ guitars, a lifesize replica of Mr. Rogers, and an old television camera belonging to CBS News, was also open to guests.

TVNewser spotted Don Lemon, Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Brian Stelter and his wife, NY1′s Jamie Stelter, Christine Romans and Sally Kohn. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker introduced the Fab Faux before they took the stage around 8 p.m. Also in attendance: Indra Petersons, Allison Kosik, Poppy Harlow, Sam Feist, Dan Abrams, and Chris Cuomo, whose brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was on hand to open the exhibit at Grand Central on Tuesday.

“The Sixties” is a ten-part series that kicks off the network’s new primetime programming slate. The first installment airs tonight at 9pmET.

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