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Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer

Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man who’s guested more times than anyone else: “I gotta say one word about the person who has been on ‘Face the Nation’ more than any other person in the history of the broadcast,” said Schieffer. “He’s actually older than me, not by much: John McCain over here.”

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes threw the party which was attended by elected officials, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), below, and current and former administration reps, including Donald Rumsfeld, below, as well as Schieffer’s CBS colleagues including Jan Crawford, Chip Reid, Lara Logan, Bill Plante, and Nancy Cordes and from other networks, FNC’s Ed Henry, CNN’s Gloria Borger, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer and PBS’s Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, and Jim Lehrer. Also on hand Carin Pratt, who helmed the show for 18 years.

“We just love Carin,” said Schieffer. “I really appreciate your coming back and being with us tonight.”

Mary Hager … is now the [executive] producer. And Senator McCain remembers Mary Hager when the two of us were chasing up and down the halls of Congress. And Mary has actually worked with me, I guess, more than 20 years. And she started very, very young — she asked me to say that.”

(H/T Playbook / Photos for CBS News: Chris Usher)

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Bob Schieffer Pays Tribute to ‘Face the Nation’ EP, as a New One is Announced

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Bob Schieffer paid tribute to his executive producer Carin Pratt, who is leaving the broadcast after 20 years to move to Vermont with her husband:

The tribute comes as CBS announced that Mary Hager has been promoted to EP of “Face the Nation.”

The memo announcing Hager’s promotion is after the jump.
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‘Face the Nation’ EP Carin Pratt Exiting CBS News

CBS “Face the Nation” executive producer Carin Pratt is leaving the network, our sister blog FishbowlDC writes.

Pratt has been with CBS News since 1984, and has served as EP of the Sunday public affairs program since 1993, two years after Bob Schieffer took over as moderator.

“Carin Pratt has been a full partner in Face The Nation and my true friend for more than 20 years,” wrote Schieffer in a memo to staff. ” That’s a lot of Sundays to spend together,  and she deserves more than half the credit for what we have achieved in all of those years.  I’m going to miss her more than I can ever say.”

Read more at FishbowlDC.

EP Bracket Challenge Update

What a weekend of unexpected upsets in college basketball. It’s time to see who survived in our TVNewser 2010 Bracket Challenge, where we asked executive producers from all the networks to submit their predictions for March Madness.

Through the weekend, CBS “Early Show” EP David Friedman held a firm grip on the lead, but “O’Reilly Factor” EP David Tabacoff, “Face the Nation” EP Carin Pratt, CNN’s Michael Kane, and “Fox Report” EP Kim Rosenberg are not far behind.

14 out 21 competitors (including TVNewser) lost their national champion pick, Kansas on Saturday. Losses by Villanova and Georgetown also threw a wrench into plenty of brackets. Since more points are awarded for correct picks later in the tournament, it’s still anyone’s to win.

Here’s the top half of the rankings as of Sunday night showing the current and best-possible scores:

Rank Name Score Correct Best
Score
Best
Correct
Champion
1 David Friedman 47 36 111 46 Kansas
2 David Tabacoff 43 33 107 43 Kansas
3 Carin Pratt 42 32 94 40 Kansas
4 Michael Kane 41 32 105 42 Kansas
5 Kim Rosenberg 40 32 96 40 Kansas
6 Gary Schreier 39 30 107 41 Kansas
6 Stephanie Todd 39 31 135 40 Syracuse
8 Amy Sohnen 38 30 142 40 Syracuse
8 Bill Wolff 38 30 70 36 Kansas
8 Rome Hartman 38 30 130 40 Duke
8 Tom Cibrowski 38 31 102 41 Kansas

TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2010: EP Edition

tvnchallenge_3-19.jpgIt’s time for some College Basketball March Madness and while you’ve been asking your colleagues (or are being asked by your colleagues) to join a bracket pool, we’ve been asking your bosses (or your favorite show’s bosses) to join ours. In this, the second annual TVNewser Bracket Challenge, we’ve asked executive producers from all networks to submit their picks. We’ll be keeping tabs on the results as the rounds go by and will eventually crown a 2010 TVNewser Champion, or, as we are unofficially calling it, a 2010 “boss of all bosses.”

Here are this year’s entrants:

Amy Sohnen, “The O’Reilly Factor”
Betsy Fischer, “Meet the Press”
Bill Wolff, “The Rachel Maddow Show”
Bob Epstein, “NBC Nightly News”
Carin Pratt, “Face the Nation”
Chris Licht, “Morning Joe”
David Friedman, “The Early Show”
David Tabacoff, “The O’Reilly Factor”
Gary Schreier, Fox Business Network
Jon Banner, “ABC World News”
Kim Rosenberg, “FOX Report”
Matt Quayle, “Squawk Box,” “Squawk on the Street”
Alex Crippen, CNBC and CNBC.com
Michael Kane, CNN Money Unit
Ramona Schindelheim, CNBC Business Day
Regina Gilgan, “Mad Money”
Rome Hartman, “BBC World News America”
Sanford Cannold, “Power Lunch,” “Street Signs”
Stephanie Todd, “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell”
Tom Cibrowski, “Good Morning America”

And now, to get you in the mood:

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