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Party for Jeffrey Toobin’s Latest Book, ‘The Oath’

Politics and law were the hot topics at Time Warner Center last night as colleagues, friends and family came out to fete Jeffrey Toobin and his new book, “The Oath,” about the often confrontational relationship between the Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

The book party included a discussion with CNN’s Senior Political Analyst David Gergen. Among the attendees: Mediaite’s Dan Abrams and his father, attorney Floyd Abrams; CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield, execs Ken Jautz and Mark Whitaker; News Corp’s Joel Klein, Bloomberg’s Norm Pearlstine, The New Yorker‘s David Reminck as well as Toobin’s mother, Marlene Sanders, a former CBS News correspondent and Toobin’s wife Amy McIntosh.

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Morning Media Menu: January 23

mmm_12-8.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu: President Obama finds out the press may not be so friendly anymore, the New York Times looks to sell part of its building, MSNBC looks for a new host and “What We Learned This Week.” You can check out all our shows this week on the right, including yesterday’s interview with CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin and his mother Marlene Sanders, and Monday’s interview with Tucker Carlson.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button.

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Jeffrey Toobin (and Mom) on Today’s “Menu”

toobin_1-22.jpgToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we had generations of journalists, as CNN senior analyst Jeffrey Toobin (or, Jeffrey R. Toobin — check the podcast) and his mother, Marlene Sanders, joined us. Earlier we wrote about Toobin following in his mother’s footsteps by participating in Inauguration coverage.

Sanders covered the 1964 Inauguration for ABC News, along with a young Peter Jennings (both correspondents had just joined the network four months earlier).

“There was no Wolf Blitzer holding the whole thing together, it was just Peter and me,” said Sanders.

We asked Sanders what the difference between the excitement this year and in years past. “Nothing like it,” she said. “The second inauguration I did was Richard Nixon so you could hardly say there was any joy in Mudville over that one.”

“Or maybe that’s just you, Mom,” said Toobin.

Toobin also talked about the big change in coverage. “What’s different is the amount of space to fill…You were dealing with a very small news hole,” said Toobin.

Also discussed: Sanders’ “motherly indignation” over Toobin’s Tuesday airtime, whether Chief Justice John Roberts will recover from his oath flub, how Sanders opened the door for future women journalists (she was the first woman to anchor an evening newscast) and more.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button.

Tomorrow’s “Menu”: Toobin & Mom

toobin_1-21.jpgThese two people on the left will be on tomorrow’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu.

They are CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and his mother, Marlene Sanders. Yesterday we wrote about Toobin’s note describing how his mother covered LBJ’s inauguration 44 years ago.

Tomorrow they’ll talk about the experience of covering inaugurations, more than 40 years ago and earlier this week, and the rest of the media news of the day.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (under “BTR: mediabistro.com”).

CNNer Follows In Mom’s Footsteps

Who is this current CNN correspondent with his mom (a former tvnewser herself)?

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It’s Jeffrey Toobin. TVNewser obtained an email Toobin sent to CNN staff with some publicity photos taken around the time his mother, Marlene Sanders, was a co-anchor for LBJ’s inauguration with Peter Jennings for ABC. Toobin is reporting from Lafayette Park today for CNN. Click continued to see another photo and Toobin’s email…

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