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Capus, Raddatz to be Honored at RTDNF Dinner

NBC News President Steve Capus and ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz are among the honorees at the RTDNF’s 22nd annual First Amendment Dinner and Awards two weeks from tonight. The event, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC., honors journalists who have demonstrated excellence in journalism, especially for their work on behalf of press freedom. Also honored, Marci Burdick, a Senior VP at Schurz Communications and Jim Bohannon a news anchor and talk host for Dial Global Radio Networks.

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David Shuster: ‘MSNBC will never be as liberal as Fox is conservative’

David Shuster guest hosted The Jim Bohannon syndicated radio show yesterday. It was a return to the airwaves for DC-based Shuster whose MSNBC contract ran out earlier this month. He’d been suspended indefinitely last April for trying out for a job at a rival network.

“I have nothing but good feelings toward MSNBC in the 8 and a half years that I was there,” Shuster said on the show. “I was looking around, and we had a disagreement about what happened. And MSNBC decided ‘you’re contract says that we don’t have to put you on the air.’ And the fact of the matter is they did not have to put me on the air.”

Shuster talked about the perks of not working full-time for most of the year — such as charity work, being with his family, and getting to look at the media from an outsider’s perspective.

When asked by a caller about his feelings toward Fox News, where Shuster worked for 6 years, he said, “A very wise man once told me: I should never talk about Fox after having worked there. Just because, no good could come out of saying what I really feel.” He then mentioned the study that implies that Fox News viewers are misinformed. “There are some terrific journalists at Fox News Channel. I think Shep Smith is probably the premiere anchor/journalist of my generation. He’s terrific, and he does the news straight and let the chips fall where they may.”

“MSNBC will never be as liberal as Fox is conservative,” said Shuster to another caller. When the discussion turned to Glenn Beck, Shuster said the Fox News host has “every right to broadcast what he wants, but the rest of society also has a right to say when he’s wrong.”

So, where is Shuster going in 2011?

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David Shuster, Officially Gone from MSNBC, Returns to the Airwaves

MSNBC anchor David Shuster, whose contract with the network ran out earlier this month, is now free to return to the airwaves. And he will on Wednesday when he subs for Jim Bohannon on his syndicated radio program on Westwood One. MSNBC it ain’t, but a broadcasting job is a broadcasting job.

MSNBC suspended Shuster indefinitely last April after it was revealed he took part in the taping of a pilot for CNN.

Shuster made the announcement of his return via Twitter. His account had been dormant since July. For TV news reporters and anchors who find themselves out of work, Twitter has become a way to reach out directly to viewers who enjoyed watching them.

Look no further than Rick Sanchez and Miles O’Brien.