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A Look Back at Ben Bradlee on ’60 Minutes’

Longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died last night at age 93, is being remembered this morning across the fourth estate. Bradlee was famously portrayed by Jason Robards in the film “All the President’s Men,” and was known to be among John F. Kennedy’s close friends. The late Mike Wallace profiled Bradlee on “60 Minutes” back in 1995.

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Like Any New TV Host, Christiane Amanpour has Supporters and Detractors

Amanpour_8.11.pngThe Daily Caller takes aim at Christiane Amanpour and the “decidedly negative reviews” she has been receiving since taking over “This Week” two weeks ago.

In addition to this bit of information that Amanpour is “rumored to be staying with uber-Washington insiders Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn at their Georgetown mansion while she looks for a permanent residence in the city,” the Caller culled some tweets as well as comments from the show’s message board:

SaraHeartburn tweeted, “Thumbs way down on the new ABC This Week format/host/set/guests… Bring back Jake Tapper!”

ScottJW posted, “Haha. Jokes over. Can we please just bring back Jake Tapper?”

“Jake Tapper was doing such a great job…why wasn’t he given the job. I’m afraid that I have to agree with what is being said here…I have always liked Amanpour…as a FOREIGN correspondent…I do not understand why the networks insist on far-left unbalanced programming when this is a CENTER RIGHT country.

Well, ABC sent TVNewser a sampling of some of the kinder commentary:

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Breitbart.TV’s Scott Baker and Liz Stephans Talk Web Media on the Menu

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the Morning Media Menu podcast we’re joined by Breitbart.TV’s Scott Baker and Liz Stephans. Baker and Stephans host the daily Web video show, The B-Cast, at 4pmET.

The B-Cast looks at media news every day at 4pmET. We talk to Scott and Liz about the future of Web video, their journey to Breitbart and more. We’ll take a look at Ed Schultz joining MSNBC and Ben Bradlee‘s thoughts on the newspaper industry.

Also discussed: The impact of Drudge, The B-Cast’s involvement in a tax day tea party and how to overcome being an RLTNA (“recovering local television news anchor”).

You can listen to all the past podcasts at and call in at 646-929-0321.

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