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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Leftovers

If you were busy watching “Dateline” or “48 Hours” Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we’ve got a few highlights. Here’s the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of David Gregory and Chuck Todd.

The WHCA also commissioned a video to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization, produced, appropriately, by the History Channel with a voiceover from ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

And for dessert, John Oliver has his take on the night, as seen on last night’s “Last Week Tonight.”

“The main purpose of the evening,” Oliver says, “seems to be providing photos of glamorous celebrities completely unaware of who they are standing next to.” WATCH: Read more

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‘It’s Not a Seminar, It’s Not a College Course, It’s Not a Press Conference … It’s Dinner’

The annual “Nerd Prom” weekend — when media executives, television personalities and Hollywood celebrities descend on Washington, D.C. for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner — is upon us. Joel McHale will host the event at the Washington Hilton tonight.

The dinner is the subject of a new two-hour documentary produced by Patrick Gavin. In “Nerd Prom: Washington’s Wildest Week,” Gavin interviews a handful of people about the dinner, which brings everyone together, as one interviewee says, “probably for no greater reason than the fun of it.” Gavin, formerly of Politico and FishbowlDC, shared the trailer with us:

I’m headed down to D.C. for the dinner, so check back over the weekend for updates and follow along @TVNewser.

Remaking ‘Reliable Sources’

Reuters media columnist Jack Shafer has some thougts about what CNN should do with its media criticism show, vacated earlier this Summer by Howard Kurtz:

“…the first agenda item should be to destroy the “Reliable Sources” set so it can’t come back as a talk show about the news. Instead, remake it as a news show about the news. Reporting, not opinion, is the life’s blood of journalism. Instead of phoning press critics to appear on the new show, fund a unit that would actually report on the press, on press ideology and practice, on the advertising business, on corporate media, on individual news stories, journals, and journalists.”

In the meantime, “Reliable Sources” continues with a rotating cast of hosts, using the same format. Politico’s Patrick Gavin hosts this Sunday.

Joanne Lipman to host ‘Reliable Sources’

For the first time since introducing a rotating cast of hosts, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” will be fronted by a woman.

Joanne Lipman, former managing editor of the The Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio will host Sunday’s show.

Lipman’s former WSJ colleague Walt Mossberg will be a guest, along with former ABC, BBC, MSNBC and CNBC anchor Melinda Wittstock, founder and CEO of Verifeed. They’ll discuss how crowd-sourced information and video help news organizations. Also on tap: a look at the news coverage from a deadly week in Egypt, and a discussion about next week’s launch of Al Jazeera America.

Howard Kurtz hosted his final “Reliable Sources” June 31. (He joined Fox News the next day.) Since then, hosts have included the Daily Beast’s John Avlon, NPR’s David Folkenflik, former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno, Politico’s Patrick Gavin, and the New York TimesBrian Stelter.

The Morning Ticker: Deggans, Gavin, Greta

  • Eric Deggans, the media critic at the Tampa Bay (formerly St. Petersburg) Times for nearly 18 years, is leaving the paper to become the first TV critic for NPR. He joins in October. “After years of serving as an NPR fan and occasional contributor, I’ll get a chance to join one of the strongest journalism organizations in the nation.”

  • Greta Van Susteren was blogging before blogging was cool. The FNC host is celebrating 10 years of GretaWire. So, what’s in store for the next 10? For starters, she’d like to “take my iPhone and report from anywhere in the world live to GretaWire.”

Fishbowl DC Asks: Should CNN’s Howie Kurtz Be Gonged?

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is hosted by Howard Kurtz, who also pulls double-duty as the media reporter for The Washington Post. Kurtz recently took on Patrick Gavin, a reporter for Politico, during a segment of his show. He said he was just “poking fun” at Gavin, but the blogosphere did not take it lightly. TVNewser sister blog Fishbowl DC explains the controversy, and has a couple of questions for Kurtz about the segment.

Logan: “I Don’t Love Being in the Civilized World”

Politico’s Patrick Gavin talks to CBS News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan about motherhood, living in D.C. and more. Logan discusses the need to balance the “overwhelming instinct” to be with her son and the “uncontrollable urge to be where the story is.”

As for life in Washington: “I don’t love being in the civilized world, that’s kind of hard for me…because there’s so much about civilized life that is really mundane and boring.”
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RTNDF Awards in D.C. Brings Out Journalists and More

gibson_3-13.jpgThe 19th annual First Amendment Awards Dinner, hosted by RTNDF, took place last night in Washington, D.C., and FishbowlDC’s Christine Delargy writes about the crowd — from former White House press secretary Dana Perino to CBS’ Lara Logan — and event.

Delargy highlights the “comedy act” brought by ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sam Donaldson to present an award to Cokie Roberts.

In accepting the award last night, Roberts turned the lens on her hometown of New Orleans, saying news coverage there, and in many other locales, exacerbates racial tension: “[T]here’s a big difference between a couple of thoughtful people trying to get to some solution and a shoutfest where the shouter is seeking attention and the broadcaster is hoping for ratings.”

The other winners included CNN’s Susan Grant and Google’s Eric Schmidt. Click here to see pictures from the event.

More: Politico’s Patrick Gavin also attended the awards ceremony, and talked to emcee Chris Matthews and Donaldson about their favorite current White House correspondents and more. Video is after the jump…

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D.C.’s Top Twitterers, Rupert’s Apology on the Menu

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast we’re joined by Politico reporter (and former FishbowlDC editor) Patrick Gavin. We discuss Gavin’s much talked about story yesterday about D.C.’s 10 most influential D.C. Twitterers, as well as Rupert Murdoch‘s Post cartoon apology, Oscars ratings and more.

You can listen to the podcast live at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. CNN’s Ali Velshi joins us on tomorrow’s Menu.

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Around the Fishbowls: Stephanopoulos, Amanpour, Coleman…

• FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin asks “Is Rahm Emanuel Stepanopoulos’ #1 Source?” Gavin brings up a phone call George Stephanopoulos received during a Q&A Cafe session.

• FishbowlNY’s Glynnis MacNicol has video of CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the duPont Awards Winner Circle. Amanpour won a duPont for her special, “God’s Warriors.”

• FishbowlLA’s Tina Dupuy highlights some recent comments by The Weather Channel founder John Coleman. Coleman, now a weatherman at San Diego’s KUSI, attacks Al Gore over his global warming calls to action.

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