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Andrea Mitchell to Receive National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award

andrea mitchellNBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell will receive the 2013 Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club’s prize for a journalist “who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence,” tonight in Washington, D.C.

Mitchell recently celebrated her 35th anniversary with NBC News. In a statement, she said receiving the award is “an incredible honor, made even more meaningful because this award began with the late Walter Cronkite and has subsequently been conferred upon my friend and colleague Tom Brokaw. I am humbled to have been selected to join such giants of our profession.”

In addition to Cronkite and Brokaw, previous winners include Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder.

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David Broder 1929-2011

David Broder, the Pulitzer prize winning Washington Post reporter and columnist died today, due to complications from diabetes, the Post reports.

Broder was a fixture on NBC’s “Meet the Press” where he appeared 401 times, according to EP Betsy Fischer. Fischer tweeted this photo of Broder when he celebrated 30 years of appearing on the show — “and that was 18 yrs ago!” she writes.

David Broder was 81.

A statement from Fischer, after the jump…

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Gregory’s Humor Shows at the Close of Meet the Press

Burnett_8.11.bmpFishbowlDC has the clip from yesterday’s multi-national Meet the Press, where Tom Brokaw spoke with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in Beijing, while David Gregory wrapped up the hour with a political round-table in Washington. The round-table included WaPo columnist and MTP veteran David Broder seated next to CNBC’s Erin Burnett; a coupling Gregory had some fun with:

“Somebody around this table is celebrating their 400th appearance on meet the press, and I think I speak for everybody when I say congratulations Erin Burnett…”


Here’s the clip