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Journalists Examine Cable News’ Role in Financial Crisis

bloompanel_11-19.jpgTVNewser was up at the space-station that is the Bloomberg building yesterday for the “Covering the Crisis” panel moderated by author and journalist Michael Lewis. The event was co-hosted by Bloomberg and Vanity Fair, and both Bloomberg media CEO Andy Lack and VF editor Graydon Carter addressed the crowd beforehand.

The panel brought together several noteworthy financial journalists to discuss their perspectives of the events of the last year.

Bloomberg TV’s Margaret Brennan facilitated the audience Q&A, but first had an interesting question of her own: what role did financial cable news play in all this?

NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin said he watched “countless hours of television to see what people were talking about at the time,” while doing research for his book “Too Big to Fail.” He said he believes cable news did have a big impact: “It was the TV and the actual personalization of it — the actual watching another human being say it — that I think actually changed the resonance for people. I will say it did push the panic…because it was human.”

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The Ticker: Claman, 60 + Vanity Fair, Gibbs…

> FBN’s Liz Claman is featured in Forbes for her “business sexy” wardrobe. Claman described herself as “the MacGyver of fashion.”

> “60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager and Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create a monthly poll with results revealed on “60 Minutes” and in the magazine.

> Apparently, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs watches CNN, but with the sound off.

CNN/TIME Politics ’08: Greenfield, Graydon and More

greenfield_10-14.BMPThe CNN/TIME Politics ’08 conference kicked off yesterday with Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes saying, “There has never been and never will be a substitute for quality.”

TVNewser twittered the first panel, moderated by Campbell Brown, and featuring this line of from Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter that got the biggest laughs (on trying to book Gore Vidal on TV): “They want him to talk about Marilyn Monroe, he wants to talk about James Monroe.”

The second panel, moderated by the New York Times’ Frank Rich, featured CBS’ Jeff Greenfield, journalist/author Peggy Noonan, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin and others. Greenfield brought up the way the journalist-politician trust has changed. He reminisced how Lyndon Johnson once said, “If I’ve lost Walter Cronkite, I’ve lost the country,” regarding Vietnam. “Who could you say that about today?” he asked.

Noonan used some descriptive language to talk TV news options. “If you want to take a warm bath in George Bush‘s greatness, you will go straight to Fox,” she said. “If you want to take a cold shower in ‘George Bush is the devil,’ you will go straight to (Keith) Olbermann.”

After the panel, Greenfield grabbed a few of the panelists, including moderator Rich (pictured) for a potential CBS package. We also turned the tables and interviewed Greenfield (after the jump).

panel_10-14.BMPTwo final notes about the TVNewser twittered final panel, featuring a lively interview between Anderson Cooper and Lewis Black (and the audience). If there is a way to get video of Black’s total excoriating of an audience member who blamed big government for the country’s problems, we’ll search for it. Black later somewhat apologized, and said he only got so worked up because of something that happened earlier in the day. But it did leave Cooper slightly uncomfortable. “This isn’t awkward for me at all,” joked Cooper.

Also, an audience member asked the CNN anchor if he ever wanted to just scream his opinion about an issue he was covering. “The last thing anyone wants to hear is some overpaid, blow-dried news anchor giving their opinion,” Cooper said. “I think there’s enough of those already.”

Click continued to see TVNewser’s interview with Greenfield, who talks about the CBS web cast, his prediction for a potentially-long Election Night ’08 and more…

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CNN Politics Conference: Campbell’s Keynote

Today’s “Politics 2008″ conference at Time Warner kicks off with a keynote roundtable moderated by CNN’s Campbell Brown. The panel features CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein, Time Magazine managing editor Richard Stengel, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Politico’s Jim Vandehei.

For updated Twitter coverage from the Politics 2008 conference, click here

Anderson Cooper, Lewis Black and More at Time Warner

black_10-13.jpgcooper_10-13.jpgTVNewser will be attending, “Politics 2008 — The Media Conference for the Election of the President,” co-hosted by Time Magazine and CNN at the Time Warner Center, today and tomorrow (FishbowlNY will be there as well).

After the conference kicks off with a welcome from Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes, TVNewser will Twitter throughout the keynote roundtable beginning at 12:45pmET, moderated by CNN’s Campbell Brown. The panel features CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein, Time Magazine managing editor Richard Stengel, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Politico’s Jim Vandehei. (Follow TVNewser on Twitter.)

Other sessions today feature panelists ranging from CBS’ Jeff Greenfield to CNN’s Candy Crowley, and things close out with an interview between Anderson Cooper and comedian Lewis Black.

Tomorrow Dan Rather talks media bias, Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer discuss the global perception of the U.S. and more.

Stay tuned to TVNewser tonight and tomorrow for video, pictures and posts about the conference.

F&F Fires Up The Photoshop

doocytv_7-11.JPGIn response to Vanity Fair’s Photoshop jab at FNC anchors (which came in response to Fox & Friends Photoshop jab at the New York Times) Fox & Friends made it a point to fire back this morning.

F&F went right to the top — with a tease about the hard work put into distorting an image of editor Graydon Carter.

“I’ve completely distorted it to make him look as odd as possible,” said co-anchor Steve Doocy. “If you have small children right now, perhaps take them out of the room.”

Here’s Carter before. Click continued to see the segment and Doocy’s “Photoshopped” version (via Johnny Dollar)…

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