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CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team

cbs2010_8-27.jpgNow that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear.

CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor John Dickerson will join a veteran group led by CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric that includes Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield and Correspondents Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Byron Pitts, Chip Reid, Dean Reynolds and Political Analyst Dan Bartlett.

“This already is one of the most-anticipated midterm elections in a generation, and CBS News is adding exceptional talent to offer our audiences comprehensive coverage in a complex and exciting political environment,” said News and Sports president Sean McManus.

CBSNews.com also has assembled insiders to report and analyze key races online. New features include the Hot Races Interactive Map, Hot Race of the Week and Hot Ads of the Week

Oil Spill the Big Sunday Show Topic

The oil spill in the gulf coast was the lead topic on the Sunday shows this morning with both officials from BP and the Obama administration making rounds.

BP’s managing director Bob Dudley appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, and CBS (where John Dickerson was in for Bob Schieffer):

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In addition, NBC and CBS both had Carol Browner, Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, and FOX and CNN had Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. ABC had an exclusive with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal that was shot on the Gulf earlier in the weekend.

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Maddow/Olbermann Invited to White House Chat with Obama, But Fox Isn’t a News Organization?

Here’s a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight.

On Monday, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS and Gloria Borger of CNN. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one from Fox News was in the room.

This fact quickly turned into ammunition for the folks at FOX. Last night on “Special Report,” Bret Baier revealed the information pointing out that opinion hosts from one channel were being invited to a briefing with the Commander-in-Chief, all the while Fox was declared not a news organization.

And it continued on Fox & Friends this morning, as the troika talked about the back-and-forth ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper had with press secretary Robert Gibbs in the morning off-camera gaggle yesterday.

[However, co-anchor Gretchen Carlson didn't have her facts correct when she said, "in this reporter gaggle was Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann who are opinion people over at MSNBC." Maddow and Olbermann were in the off-the-record briefing on Monday not the on-the-record gaggle on Tuesday.]

(h/t HotAir & JohnnyDollar)

Update: The White House has sent TVNewser the complete list of those who attended the off-the-record briefing Monday: Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, Ron Brownstein, John Dickerson, Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich, Jerry Seib, Maureen Dowd, Keith Olbermann, Bob Herbert, Gloria Borger, and Gwen Ifill. Several members of the staff also attended.

The “Extra Poignancy” Added to John Dickerson’s CBS News Move

Gail Shister
TVNewser Columnist

Dickerson_4.21.jpgIt was more than talent that led John Dickerson to join CBS News this week.

It was genetic destiny.

His mother, pioneering newswoman Nancy Dickerson, in 1960 was named CBS’s first female correspondent. The first woman to break into the Washington TV news corps, she covered all the iconic events of the era and had close relationships with Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.

Dickerson fils acknowledges that blood “probably played into my decision” to sign with CBS Monday as a part-time political analyst and contributor.

“I grew up hearing about CBS,” says Dickerson, 40, chief political correspondent for slate.com and former CNN analyst. “When Mom started, she worked with Ed Murrow and Eric Sevareid and Don Hewitt. She revered them. That was the sort of water I grew up in.”

Dickerson was drowning, however. Mother and son didn’t forge a connection until a few years before she died in 1997 at 70 from complications from a stroke. He chronicled the relationship in 2006′s On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson.

How would his Dickerson mere have felt about his new appointment?

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Slate’s John Dickerson Joins CBS News

dickerson_4-20.jpgSlate magazine’s chief political correspondent John Dickerson has been named a CBS News political analyst and contributor.

Dickerson will provide on-air analysis to all CBS News broadcasts, effective immediately.

Last week he filled in for Bob Schieffer (who was on vacation) as anchor of “Washington Unplugged,” CBS News’ Web show. He will continue as substitute anchor of the program.

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