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Party For Joy. Walters, Whoopi and More Gather at the Oak Room

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“The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Barabara Walters celebrate Behar’s new HLN show at the Plaza Hotel last night.

The famed Oak Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel was the setting for a party last night to celebrate the launch of HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show“, premiering Tuesday at 9pmET. The party, thrown by Behar’s “The View” co-host Barbara Walters, was packed with boldface names from news and entertainment and from all the networks.

In introducing Behar, Walters joked about her new show, “We originally thought it was going to go to Starr Jones. Then we were sure it was going to be Rosie [O'Donnell]. But finally, finally it is Joy.”

Behar thanked Walters and her “new boss” at HLN, CNN Worldwide EVP, Ken Jautz. “He found me. I was a poor little girl on a network show, trying to get a word in edgewise.”

Behar tells us she is a little nervous, but more excited about the new show. Her first guest, was Johnny Carson‘s last guest: Bette Midler.

Behar’s soon to be HLN colleagues were all there: Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell and A.J. Hammer. CNN anchors Larry King, Anderson Cooper, T.J. Holmes, and Ali Velshi. CNN correspondents Alina Cho, Jason Carroll, Suzanne Malveaux (up from D.C. for U.N. week), and Jeanne Moos.

From NBC Hoda Kotb and Dawn Fratangelo; soon to be Fox Business host John Stossel, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Joan Rivers the Rev. Al Sharpton, Vera Wang, Lorraine Bracco and Alan Alda.

Behar’s “The View” co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg were on hand. From CNN and CBS News Erica Hill, and her Saturday “Early Show” co-anchor Chris Wragge and his WCBS co-anchor, and former MSNBC anchor, Kristine Johnson

CNN executives Jim Walton, Ken Jautz, Susan Grant and Jon Klein.

We’d just arrived when guest Suze Orman began telling us her concern that there’s something fishy about losing her once-commanding lead our GMA co-anchor off. “It’s physically impossible to gain that much,” said Orman of the lead now held by Ashleigh Banfield.

• More pictures after the jump and Monday on TVNewser, an interview with Behar and Jautz…

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NBC Correspondent’s Memories of Yankee Stadium Go Beyond Upper Deck

DFratangelo_9.22.jpgIn a moving tribute, NBC News correspondent Dawn Fratangelo writes about the special significance yesterday’s final game at Yankee Stadium held for her. Fratangelo and her husband, NBC News senior producer Eric Wishnie, had season tickets at Yankee stadium for 10 years – “the front row, upper deck, behind home plate,” Fratangelo wrote in an essay first published on her Facebook page.

“Love Nest Above Home Plate” is tribute to Wishnie, who died last summer. Fratangelo describes the friends who made up “our Yankee neighborhood,” and how she and Eric got their nickname:

…we were known as the “kissy couple.” I don’t know how it started but we began a ritual of standing, clapping as the player or players rounded the bases during a home run and winding up into a double high five that came sliding into to a full-on hard kiss.

Fratangelo writes about being “torn as to what to do” with Eric’s ticket to Sunday’s game. His seat remained empty, save for his Yankees jacket, brought along by his still-grieving widow. “Instead,” she writes, “I invite folks to drop by for a visit and chat. And if any are so inclined, pledge to donate to a scholarship in Eric’s name that will reward other wondrous, talented journalism students like him.”

This afternoon, Fratangelo told TVNewser she’s finished the paperwork to have that scholarship set up at Eric’s Alma Mater, the University of Florida.

Dawn gave us permission to publish the tribute. You can read it after the jump…

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Dawn Fratangelo Earns Broadcast Excellence Award

Fratangelo_8.14.jpgNBC News correspondent Dawn Fratangelo received the 2008 News Media Recognition Award for Broadcast Excellence from the American Psychological Association last night.

The award was given for Fratangelo’s “poignant stories covering a wide range of social issues, including post-traumatic stress and women in the military, coping with bullying and the basic elements of happiness.” Fratangelo was recognized for stories which aired on Nightly News, the Today show, and Dateline.