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Gretchen Carlson and Mika Brzezinski Join #WomenofWorth Forum

On air, they are competitors, but today Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski joined up for the “Women of Worth” Twitter forum.

Hosted by L’Oreal Paris, both anchors tweeted along with thousands of other women sharing stories and insights about the power of self-worth and its ability to elevate women.

And Mika shared her top woman of worth.

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Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Which Media Mogul’s Daughter Can’t Lunch With Barbara Walters Without Crying?

Barbara Walters interviewed Arianna Huffington about her new book, “Thrive,” this week at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, where Huffington revealed Walters’ “incredible capacity for intimacy.”

Walters is the Godmother of Huffington’s oldest daughter, Christina, who Arianna shared had asked her why waterworks were always on the menu when she dines alone with Walters.

“Mommy, why do I always cry when I have lunch with Barbara?” Arianna recounted Christina asking her.  ”It’s such a knack, right?” Walters joked. “Hello, how are you…cry.”

Like Mother, Like Daughter. Mika and Emilie Hit the Town

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TVNewser attended a charity auction and benefit hosted by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and her teenage daughter Emilie Hoffer last night for the Global Medical Relief Fund. The fund helps children around the world who are missing or have lost the use of their limbs or eyes. Emilie, who is very active with the charity, presented a video where — taking after her mom, and dad — she interviewed charity executives and children who have received aid from the Fund.

It was a power-packed crowd, with “Morning Joe” regulars Donny Deutsch and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, as well as Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King in attendance.

The P.M. Ticker: BBC, Success, Sandy

  • BBC News correspondent Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway were awarded the David Bloom Award at last night’s Radio/Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Pannell and Conway were recognized for their reporting from Syria.

  • Savannah Guthrie was among 500 volunteers helping restore the working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of Gerritsen Beach today. Meredith Corporation and Lowe’s partnered with Rebuilding Together to help bring long-term recovery following Hurricane Sandy.

Six Months In, HuffPost Live Strives To Lead The Conversation

In August of last year, Arianna Huffington sat on a plush leather couch in a new television studio built on the fourth floor of The Huffington Post’s New York City offices.

“Welcome to a new kind of conversation!” Huffington said, ushering in HuffPost Live, the company’s attempt to disrupt the world of video news. Now six months in, HuffPost Live continues to chug along, producing 12 hours of content a day on topics as wide-ranging as celebrity gossip to turmoil in the Middle East, and everything in between. It is a proper TV news outfit, without the legacy constraints of TV news, though also without the massive daily viewership that TV news currently sees.

“I think that when it comes to TV in America–which is where the majority of video has been–it could use new sources, new voices, even a new format,” HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin says. “We have been doing this for six months and we are trying to iterate and reinvent the format, and I think there is much more to come.”

New ventures attempt to solve problems, and the problem that Huffington and her team diagnosed was one of flow. In traditional TV news, information flows out to the viewer, but rarely, if ever, does information flow back.

“Part of the shift away from television is a shift away from the authoritative, top-down model,” Shihab-Eldin says. “In a conversation you have to listen, and on TV it is all output, there is very little responsiveness to the conversations around it.”
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Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post

Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous ‘Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place’ and you get the latest episode of “Cubes.”

In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post and president of HuffPost Live, Roy Sekoff, the crew visits the cavernous Huffington Post newsroom where hundreds of writers sit keyboard to keyboard under the watchful gaze of Arianna Huffington herself who plays the always gracious hostess by offering up some tasty Greek Christmas cookies. After burning through the sugar high, the guys mingle with the ghosts of journalism past in the HuffPost Live newsroom where live news is served up eight hours a day by tables of writers, producers and editors who always know what time it is in Funkytown.

You can view our other MediabistroTV productions on our YouTube Channel.

Roger Ailes, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Brokaw and Arianna Huffington Turn Out for CURE

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spent his final night with his mustache at New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant raising awareness — and money — for epilepsy research. Axelrod and his wife Susan hosted many Manhattan luminaries at the CURE New York reception at which Mayor Mike Bloomberg was presented an award for his support. In his brief remarks, Bloomberg caught sight of NBC’s Tom Brokaw in the crowd: “There’s Tom Brokaw. He’s my neighbor …. and my golf partner. Maybe he’ll even give me a few strokes next round.”

TVNewser spotted Fox News chairman Roger Ailes giving a warm hello to Susan Axelrod and Arianna Huffington as David Axelrod gave his remarks. The Axelrods established CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy as the family struggled to come to terms with their daughter Lauren’s epilepsy. Now 31, Lauren experienced her first seizure at seven months old.

We chatted with “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose, who, with his co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, is treating the “This Morning” staff to a holiday party next week. “It takes two jobs to be able to do it, but we’ll do it,” joked Rose, who also hosts “Charlie Rose” on PBS and Bloomberg TV.

Also at the event, organized for the most part by Tammy Haddad: “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth, ABC political analyst

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MSNBC Hosts, ‘Influential Progressives,’ Visit The White House For Economic Intel

A number of MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ed schultz visited the White House today to meet with President Obama. The meeting was not for an interview (though it wouldn’t hurt to ask!) but rather to get briefed on the message the President wants to push as far as his tax plan goes. Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington also joined in.

Politico asked the White House for comment, here is what they said:

“This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction,” spokesman Josh Earnest said.

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Courtesy Of C-SPAN, A Look Back At Pundits’ Past

BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski took advantage of C-SPAN’s vast video archive, and pulled together pictures of 60 well-known political pundits and journalists… as they were in the 1980′s and 1990′s. Among the finds  MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell (then staff director for the Senate Finance Committee) and CNN correspondent John King, then a political correspondent for the AP (and apparently a big turtleneck fan):

You can see all of the photos, which include Bill O’Reilly, Arianna Huffington and many, many more, here.

Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Greta Van Susteren Among ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’

Forbes released this year’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Women,” and women in media are very well-represented. Among TV news personalities, “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer placed 23rd, right behind her bosses’ boss, Disney/ABC entertainment group president Anne Sweeney.

ABC News and CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour placed 53rd overall, while Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren was 94th.

Other media types on the list included New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson at number five, Oprah Winfrey at 11 and Arianna Huffington at 29.

You can check out the full list from Forbes, here.

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