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TIME’s Richard Stengel consults Ann Curry for Wheaton Commencement Speech

TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel delivered the commencement address at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts today. In his remarks, he discussed the state of the news media, and had a little bit of fun with last year’s Wheaton speaker, incoming “Today” co-anchor Ann Curry:

Before I give a really important speech like this, I like to consult with colleagues of mine in the media. So I Googled Ann Curry and then I called her. And I said I’m going to talk about the media today and I wanted to talk to her about it. And we’re talking for a bit and she was weirdly uninformed about what I wanted to talk about, and I told her so. And she said, ‘Well, I’m Ann Curry from Springfield, Illinois. I’m an insurance claims adjuster.’ Well, imagine my surprise. The wrong Ann Curry.” 

That got a laugh from the crowd. Stengel is referring to Curry’s speech last year in which she listed some of the prestigious alumni of Wheaton, except she got the wrong Wheaton — the one in Illinois.

But Stengel had a point in his humorous anecdote:

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Ben Bernanke is TIME Person of the Year

At 7:18ET this morning, Time managing editor Richard Stengel revealed the magazine’s Person of the Year was Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. The folks over at CNBC were watching and mentioned Bernanke as the pick within a minute of the announcement on “Today,” although Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen mumbled, “Tiger, should have been Tiger.”

After his “Today” show hit, Stengel was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” at 7:34am and on CNBC at 7:52am

Interestingly, the magazine once again went outside the Time Warner corporate family and made the announcement on “Today,” the #1 morning news show, rather than on CNN.

TIME’s Person of the Year Announced on ‘Today’ Show Wednesday

Beginning Monday, the “Today” will begin three days of “Person of the Year” coverage with Time magazine’s announcement set for Wednesday’s show.

Time managing editor Richard Stengel will discuss this year’s top candidates and the selection process. On Wednesday, Stengel will reveal the 2009 Person of the Year.

Walsh Parents Make Morning Show Rounds

Following the news yesterday that Hollywood, FL police were closing the case of Adam Walsh after determining Ottis Toole was the boy’s murderer, John Walsh and his wife, Reve, appeared on all three network morning shows today. But on Today, the interview was dubbed “exclusive” (although it was accurately called “the first morning show interview” in the tease). In addition to John and Reve, two of their kids appeared during the NBC interview as well:

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• What was exclusive on Today was the announcement by Time managing editor Richard Stengel of the Person of the Year selection.

Matthews: “I Want To Do Everything I Can To Make This…New Presidency Work”

matthews_11-6b.jpgChris Matthews appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss Rahm Emanuel‘s decision to announce he has not yet accepted President-Elect Barack Obama‘s offer for White House Chief of Staff and other Obama-related stories.

But after some questioning by co-host Joe Scarborough, Matthews said, “I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work.”

“Your job as a journalist is to make this presidency work?” asked Scarborough.

Scarborough, co-host Mika Brzezinski and guest Richard Stengel continued the conversation about a journalist’s role with Matthews throughout the interview. Stengel described the “constitutional responsibility” of journalists to “hold his feet to the fire.”

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CNN Politics Conference: Campbell’s Keynote

Today’s “Politics 2008″ conference at Time Warner kicks off with a keynote roundtable moderated by CNN’s Campbell Brown. The panel features CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein, Time Magazine managing editor Richard Stengel, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Politico’s Jim Vandehei.

For updated Twitter coverage from the Politics 2008 conference, click here

Anderson Cooper, Lewis Black and More at Time Warner

black_10-13.jpgcooper_10-13.jpgTVNewser will be attending, “Politics 2008 — The Media Conference for the Election of the President,” co-hosted by Time Magazine and CNN at the Time Warner Center, today and tomorrow (FishbowlNY will be there as well).

After the conference kicks off with a welcome from Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes, TVNewser will Twitter throughout the keynote roundtable beginning at 12:45pmET, moderated by CNN’s Campbell Brown. The panel features CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein, Time Magazine managing editor Richard Stengel, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Politico’s Jim Vandehei. (Follow TVNewser on Twitter.)

Other sessions today feature panelists ranging from CBS’ Jeff Greenfield to CNN’s Candy Crowley, and things close out with an interview between Anderson Cooper and comedian Lewis Black.

Tomorrow Dan Rather talks media bias, Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer discuss the global perception of the U.S. and more.

Stay tuned to TVNewser tonight and tomorrow for video, pictures and posts about the conference.

Cable Nets to Carry Presidential Forum

CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Fox Business Network will all telecast the ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum tomorrow night with Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. As in the Saddleback Forum last month, Sens. McCain and Obama will appear in separate, back-to-back interviews, moderated by TIME managing editor Richard Stengel and PBS’ Judy Woodruff.

The forum, which comes on the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, begins at 8pmET and is being held at Columbia University.

> Update: Anchors for the 8-10pmET special: Campbell Brown on CNN, Brit Hume on FNC, David Gregory on MSNBC (and Neil Cavuto on FBN). Also Brown anchors special coverage following the Forum, and Hannity & Colmes airs at 10pmET.