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Production Wraps on ‘The Chris Matthews Show’

The syndicated weekend public affairs program, “The Chris Matthews Show” is wrapping up production after 11 years. And the final three broadcasts, airing over the next three weekends, feature 17 of the show’s most prominent guests.

The seventeen journalists include Gloria Borger, David Brooks, Elisabeth Bumiller, Michael Duffy, Howard Fineman, John Heilemann, David Ignatius, Katty Kay, Joe Klein, Andrea Mitchell, Michele Norris, Kelly O’Donnell, Clarence Page, Kathleen Parker, Andrew Sullivan, Cynthia Tucker, and Bob Woodward.

It was these, and many other guests who, since 2002, provided the answer to the show’s signature question: “Tell me something I don’t know.”

“The fact is,” says Matthews. “I look at the whole show that way. I am constantly learning when I sit with these caring, thinking, in most cases, hopeful people. No, they’re not just journalists. They’re people – like you – trying to get some grip on this surprise we call life.”

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NBC News, ’60 Minutes,’ Al Jazeera English Win duPont Awards

CBS News, NBC News and, for the first time, Al Jazeera English, have just been announced as winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

CBS News “60 Minutes” will be honored for Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lara Logan‘s report from the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan, and NBC News, along with Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel, will be honored for breaking news coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Al Jazeera English will receive its first duPont silver baton for a documentary about shortcomings in the recovery efforts in Haiti and NOVA, on PBS, will be honored with a duPont award for a documentary on Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

“This truly dynamic group of news organizations and journalists represent the best in broadcast and digital news reporting,” said Bill Wheatley, duPont Jury chair and former executive vice president of NBC News. “Journalists are using technology in new ways to effectively tell these important stories covering the news, issues and events that are critical to our society.”

In all, 14 awards will be presented during a ceremony on Thurs., Jan. 19. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and Michele Norris from NPR will host the 70th anniversary of the duPont awards, presented each year to honor excellence in broadcast and digital journalism.

TVSpy has more on several local news stations who will be honored with duPont Awards.

In “Foot-in-Mouth” Category, Matthews Doesn’t Nominate Himself

On his syndicated weekend show, Chris Matthews and his panel spent the half hour looking back at 2008, giving awards in several categories. One category was “Foot-in-Mouth” award. The nominees included Joe Biden and his “Obama will be tested” comment; Barack Obama‘s “bitter” comment; Bill Clinton‘s “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina twice” statement; and John McCain struggling to identify the number of houses he owns.

Not nominated: Chris Matthews for his “thrill going up my leg” description of Obama. Perhaps that’s no surprise since Matthews has defended the comment, despite criticism from media monitors and others. But panelist Howard Fineman nominated himself for originally saying that it was a dumb move for Obama to forgo federal campaign financing.

Comeback_12.28.jpgIn another category — Best Comeback — Matthews offered Katie Couric and her interviews with Sarah Palin as a nominee. Panelists Michele Norris and Norah O’Donnell thought Couric had the best comeback over other nominees — Bill & Hillary Clinton, Presidents Lincoln & FDR and the Philadelphia Phillies.