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NBC’s Brian Williams on DC Baby Boom

Nine months ago was the government shutdown. Sibley Memorial Hospital is now reporting live births are up about three per day. And NBC’s Brian Williams nailed it.

“How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been accused of doing to the American people,” Williams said. “We’re guessing someone will say that on television before long.”

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CNN’s S.E. Cupp Being Considered to Join ‘The View’

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One of Washington’s most probable contenders is being considered by “The View” to potentially join the program, according to an industry insider.

S.E. Cupp, a regular face on CNN’s relaunch of “Crossfire,” has been approached by “View” executives.

On Monday, Meghan McCain – a conservative pundit and daughter of former presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain – will guest co-host the program, the network confirmed yesterday. McCain and Cupp are likely being considered to fill the conservative co-host role of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who departed the program in 2013. Our gut tells us that next to Rosie, Cupp will be better at holding her own compared to McCain.

Also slated to guest co-host next week: WGN’s Ana Belaval and ABC News’ Sara Haines.

Only time will tell…

2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees Include Past Winners Claire Danes and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

59th_Primetime_Emmys_logo-2Nominees for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, with “Washington (or its television portrayal)” represented quite nicely.

2013 winner Claire Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series is again nominated as Carrie Mathison on “Homeland” against Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on “House Of Cards” and GW grad Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on “Scandal.” Kevin Spacey was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of Francis Underwood on “House Of Cards.” Read more

‘CBS Evening News’ Offers Inside Look of the Washington National Cathedral’s Restoration

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 13.50.09Last night on the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” CBS News correspondent Chip Reid offered viewers an inside look at the work being done to restore the Washington National Cathedral since an August 2011 earthquake shook the building and caused massive damage.

In case you missed it, click through for CBS’s rare look at the artwork inside and work being done to restore America’s second biggest cathedral. Read more

Shawna Thomas to Join NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ as Senior Editor

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Shawna Thomas

As of July 16, Shawna Thomas will join Meet the Press as senior editor responsible for leading its digital strategy. Thomas joins “Meet” having been with the network since 2006, serving as White House producer and Capitol Hill producer as well as a news associate, political assignment editor, and digital associate producer.

Also out of NBC News today, Erika Masonhall has been promoted to Vice President of Communications.

See Executive Producer Rob Yarin‘s internal note on Thomas’ announcement after the jump. Read more

CNN’s Jake Tapper Explores ‘Why Won’t Washington Work’

featured_assetOn today’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on CNN, the host will launch his new series “Why Won’t Washington Work,” exploring seemingly simple solutions to problems that get bogged down in Washington red tape.

The series, expected to continue over the next several months, will kick off with a conversation between Tapper and USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on “why a 1.5 billion dollar budget still isn’t enough to feed the world’s hungry.”

SPOILER: Because more than half the money goes to satisfying archaic rules about who and where the food can come from.

Check it out, today at 4pm, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

Llewellyn King Sheds Light on Changes for “White House Chronicle”

Llewellyn KingA little (anonymous tip) birdie told us recently that Llewellyn King, host and creator of “White House Chronicle” — a weekly news and public affairs program now in its 18th year on more than 200 television stations including PBS, Sirius XM’s POTUS channel, and Voice of America — is “preparing a radical overhaul of his television program.”

We reached out to King, who said that while no plans are set to drastically change the program, he has been exploring new options for partnership.

“I would love to meet up with a print publisher who wants to get into television, and just revitalize the franchise that way. It’s a very good franchise. We have excellent following on Sirius XM for the audio and pretty spread out but good syndication on PBS and paid stations.” Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 7.6.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 29 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL); David Ignatius, ”The Director;” Sandra Brown, ”Mean Streak;” Karin Slaughter, ”Cop Town;” Lee Child, contributor, “FaceOff;” Jeffery Deaver, contributor, “FaceOff”

“Fox News Sunday”:  Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY); Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : TBA

Univision’s “Al Punto” Esvin Ramos, brother of Gilberto Ramos, a Guatemalan minor that recently died at the border; Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer; Luis Chataing, Venezuelan comedian and television presenter; Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and producer

CNN’s “State of the Union Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Mayor Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta, CA; Mo Elleithee, communications director, DNC Communications; Sean Spicer, communications director, RNC Communications; Stephanie Miller, political commentator; host, “The Stephanie Miller Show;” Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard; Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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NBC News Team Safe and Unharmed After Caught in Crossfire in East Jerusalem Today

niPSLRwgAn NBC News team including foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin was caught in crossfire today in East Jerusalem. Mohyeldin is a former desk assistant at the NBC News DC bureau and a graduate of American University.

He posted video of rubber bullets fired and stun grenades thrown in the direction of Palestinian protesters and his team wearing gear labeled ‘press’ by Israeli forces to Instagram. NBC reports that Mohyeldin and his team are safe and unharmed. Read more

Andy Cohen Talks Sit Down with Michelle Obama, Erasable-’Watch What Happens Live’

WatchWhatHappensLiveBannerIn The Hollywood Reporter’s July 4th issue, Andy Cohen did a Q&A with the outlet’s TV editor Lacey Rose and it wasn’t always focused on Hollywood.

On the topic of guests he’d like to have on his show which included Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, the Bravo late-night host hinted at a sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama.

“She and I spoke about it, and she said, ‘I think that’s a thing we could do later in Barack’s second term,’ he said. “I loved that answer because what that said to me is, when she comes, she’s going to go for it.” Read more

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