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Chris Wallace Chides White House After Susan Rice Goes ‘On Only One Show’

RiceMTPFox News Channel’s Chris Wallace called out the White House this morning over David Gregory‘s exclusive interview with National Security Advisor Susan Rice on “Meet the Press.” This was Rice’s first appearance on one of the Sunday public affairs shows since being named the president’s National Security Advisor.

“I wanted to ask the Obama Administration about the crisis in Ukraine, but they decided to put National Security Advisor Susan Rice on only one show today in her first Sunday appearance since 2012 when she blamed the Benghazi terror attack on reaction to an anti-Islam video,” Wallace said. “Of course FOX has led the way in questioning how the administration handled Benghazi.  Perhaps Susan Rice didn’t want to answer the tough questions we would have asked.”

For his part, Gregory did ask Rice about those Sunday show appearances back in September of 2012. “When you were last here, Ambassador Rice, it was an eventful morning on the story of Benghazi and the horrible attack on our compound there,” said Gregory. “We haven’t seen you in a while. As you look back at your involvement in all of that, do you have any regrets?”

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David Gregory Goes One-on-One with Susan Rice

SusanRiceMTPIn her first network Sunday public affairs show appearance since becoming National Security Adviser, Susan Rice will go one-on-one with David Gregory tomorrow on “Meet the Press.” Rice will discuss the chaos and bloody tug of war in Ukraine which overnight took a new turn. Rice will also discuss America’s strained relationship with Russia. Until 2010, Rice’s husband Ian Cameron was the executive producer of NBC’s Sunday show rival, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” which tomorrow will be hosted by Martha Raddatz.

Fox News Takes on Touré: ‘If Anybody Had Said ‘An Old Black Guy’ Could You Imagine What the Outcry Would Have Been?’

Judith Miller and Kirsten Powers were on Fox News this morning during a weekly media segment on “Happening Now.” The hot topic: MSNBC’s Toure describing Sen. John McCain this week as a member of an “old, white, establishment,” who “wrongly and repeatedly attacked a much younger black woman [U.N. Amb. Susan Rice.]”

Powers, a democratic strategist, talked about her Twitter fight with Touré over the comment this morning. Miller suggested, “If anybody had said, ‘an old black guy’ can you imagine what the outcry would have been? I mean this is just inappropriate. It is completely unworthy of informed criticism.”

ABC Reporter, Obama Press Team Member Tie the Knot

Matthew Jaffe, (left) a reporter for ABC News and Univision who most recently covered the GOP primary, has married a member of Pres. Obama’s press team.

Jaffe married Katie Hogan, the president’s deputy press secretary, in Lake Geneva, WI over the weekend. Hogan and Jaffe are based in Chicago, which is home to the president’s re-election campaign headquarters.

ABC tells us Jaffe’s been reassigned to general news and is no longer covering politics. He had been focusing on the Latino vote in November’s election. Fluent in Spanish, he’s reported for Univision’s morning show and both the English and Spanish language Univision websites, as well as ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

This is the second ABCer to be hitched to an Obama press team official. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to President Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney. Also, former “ABC This Week” executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Pres. Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

The Inspiration Behind “Black in America 2″

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John Rice, Malaak Compton-Rock, Dr. Steve Perry, Soledad O’Brien, Cicely Tyson and CNN EP Mark Nelson at last night’s “Black in America 2″ screening in Harlem, NY.

Last night we headed up to Harlem for the New York screening of CNN’s “Black in America 2.” The four-hour documentary is a continuation of the Soledad O’Brien series which drew 16 million viewers over several airings last year.

This time around, O’Brien and her team report on the stories of successful community leaders who are improving the lives of African-Americans, including Malaak Compton-Rock, the wife of comedian Chris Rock, who, along with O’Brien traveled to South Africa with two dozen teens for two weeks of volunteer service in shanty towns and orphanages. Actor/producer/director Tyler Perry gives O’Brien a tour of his movie studio – not in Hollywood – but in Atlanta. And there’s the story of John Rice, the brother of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice (and brother-in-law of “This Week” EP Ian Cameron) who created the “Management Leadership for Tomorrow” program.

In the crowd, Oprah’s BFF Gayle King, actress Cicely Tyson, who is featured in the special, and Warner Music EVP Kevin Liles.

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The Ticker: Brokaw, Koppel, Maddow…

> NBC’s Tom Brokaw interviews President Barack Obama from Dresden, Germany tomorrow morning ahead of Saturday’s 65th anniversary of D-Day. It airs tomorrow on Today and Nightly News. Brokaw also interviewed Pres. Bush on the 60th anniversary of D-Day from Normandy.

> Ted Koppel gives his thoughts and analysis on Pres. Obama’s speech tonight on BBC World News America at 7pmET. Also on the show will be an interview between Matt Frei and U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice.

> The TCA Award nominations were announced today, and the only cable news program nominated was MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Also nominated — CBS’ 60 Minutes and PBS’ Frontline.

Is ABC News Hogging White House Dinner Guests?

Stephanopoulos_4.30.jpgThe Hill reports on next weekend’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner – the party of the year where the media elite, politicos and Hollywood stars come together.

But, The Hill reports, “news outlets are grumbling” about ABC’s guest list. “Several people pointed to ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos‘s close friendship with [Obama Chief of Staff Rahm] Emanuel, and questioned how the network got so many big names.” Those names include Emanuel, adviser Valerie Jarrett, CIA Director Leon Panetta and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Rice was an easy get. Her husband is the Executive Producer of Stephanopoulos’ Sunday show.

But ABC says its other stars including Terry Moran and Jake Tapper booked many of the Obama staffers while Stephanopoulos was only involved in securing one guest…

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Will “This Week” Disclose Guest is Married to the EP?

1CameronRice_4.3.jpgThe U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice will be George Stephanopoulosguest tomorrow on “This Week.” It just so happens Rice is married to “This Week” executive producer Ian Cameron. So, will this be disclosed?

An ABC News spokeswoman tells TVNewser Stephanopoulos will disclose the information at the end of the interview. We’ve also learned Cameron has recused himself from the planning and pre-production of the segment and won’t be in the control room during that portion of the show.

> Update: At the end of the interview, Stephanopoulos said, “One more note to that interview taped just a few minutes ago, you should know that Ambassador Rice’s husband produces ‘This Week’ but to avoid any conflict he was not involved in any way, with today’s interview.”

> More: Stephenopoulos blogs about the interview and how it came to be: “I booked the interview directly with the White House, and did not discuss the interview with Ian after that.”