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Morning Reading List 11.02.09

The Obamas celebrated Halloween Saturday by inviting 2,000 children to the White House for trick-or-treating. President Obama wasn’t nearly as festive as the First Lady, but according to the pool report, the President complimented Michelle, “a very nice-looking Cat Woman.” Photo above is by AP.

Keep an eye out for actor Edward Norton… he’s coming to town tomorrow for a viewing of the HBO documentary he produced “By the People.” Want to be on MTV’s “Real World” but thought you missed your chance? You’re luck- open casting call at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan Saturday.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the “Amtrak Series.”

Good morning FishbowlDC! Can you believe it’s November already? What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo: Third-quarter profit at The Washington Post Co. rose 69 percent compared with the same period last year, as the flagship newspaper trimmed losses and the company’s education and cable businesses kept growing.

TV

Is Comcast close to gaining NBC Universal?

ONLINE

NEWS NOTES

WSJ: The White House has reached a compromise with lawmakers on legislation that would give legal protections to journalists who want to protect their confidential sources, according to Senate sponsors of the bill.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

TPM will become part of the White House press pool- this is a decision that was made by the White House Correspondents Association.

Who’s visiting the White House?

REVOLVING DOOR

National Review‘s Mark Hemingway joins The Washington Examiner.

AWARDS & EVENTS

NJ will host Senators John Kerry and Lisa Murkowski on climate change at the next Policy Breakfast this Wednesday at 8:30am at Top of the Hill. NJ‘s Ron Brownstein moderates.

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Late Reading List 10.22.09

What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday (besides “Goatee Gamble” and “Karaoke in the Capital”)…

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TV

Whoops! MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer called Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton on live TV yesterday. Video.

NEWS NOTES

WaPo‘s Reliable Source: Yul Kwon, winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands” in 2006, was appointed deputy chief of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz is following the “Foxified debate over whether the White House is being mean to a certain network.” And Tucker Carlson‘s take on The Daily Beast.

Meanwhile, in an interview with NBC White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie yesterday President Obama said it wasn’t something he’s “losing sleep over.”

Regardless, Fox News’ ratings are unaffected.

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson and Bret Baier mentioned on the air that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were at the White House this week for an off-the-record chat with President Obama. We now hear Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, Ron Brownstein, John Dickerson, Frank Rich, Jerry Seib, Maureen Dowd, Bob Herbert, Gloria Borger and Gwen Ifill were also there. (h/t TVNewser)

AWARDS & EVENTS

PBS’ Gwen Ifill will receive an honorary degree and will give the commencement address to the 2010 graduating class of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

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Morning Reading List 10.21.09

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Hanson spotting. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: “Wash Post” Salon Issue Raises Ethics Concerns About Brauchli.

TV

CNN’s Don Lemon joined the Morning Media Menu earlier to talk iReport, Twitter and user generated content.

We told you last week that George Stephanopoulos‘ duties would be increasing at ABC- he’ll be Diane Sawyer‘s primary substitute anchor of “World News” come January when she takes over for Charlie Gibson. Now he’s name is being circulated as Sawyer’s replacement as “GMA” anchor. More in LAT.

Anderson Cooper 360″ correspondent and weekend CBS “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill is expecting.

MAGAZINES

A statement from Newsweek on the release of journalist Maziar Bahari: “We are delighted to announce that Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari has arrived in London in time to witness the upcoming birth of his first child. The editors of Newsweek, Maziar, and his bride Paola Gourley would like to thank the thousands of friends, colleagues and well-wishers around the world whose support over the last few months has helped to make this moment possible. Your efforts have been invaluable, and the family is deeply grateful. They ask only that they be allowed some time alone together now after their long and trying separation.”

NEWS NOTES

Andrew Breitbart is poised to unveil a new ACORN video on BigGovernment.com today.

REVOLVING DOOR

LAT‘s Peter Wallsten is moving to WSJ to cover national politics from DC.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Jimmy Kimmel wil emcee the National Italian American Foundation 34th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Hilton Washington. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, Justice Samuel Alito and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among those expected to attend.

IN MEMORIAM

AP: Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times, has died. Nelson, 80, died at home early Wednesday.

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Morning Reading List 10.14.09

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Above, Eva Longoria paid a visit to the “Situation Room” yesterday. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer looks happy to see her. The actress was in town for the White House’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration last evening. Check out video of the Obamas dancing on stage with Jennifer Lopez. Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Los Lobos, the New York bachata band Aventura, the Mexican singer Thalia and others performed. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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TV

Does Fox News’ Major Garrett have swine flu?

And speaking of Fox News, has the cable network outsmarted the White House?

ONLINE

A sneak peek of this week’s @katiecouric. Couric interviewed pollster and “What Americans Really Want…Really,” author Frank Luntz.

MAGAZINES

After weeks of speculation, Bloomberg LP announced that it has agreed to acquire BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill Cos.

NEWS NOTES

PEJ: The conflict in Afghanistan was the top story the week of October 5-11, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. It was the first time the topic has been the No. 1 story since the News Coverage Index launched in January 2007.

NYO goes “Behind The Atlantic‘s Brave Thinkers.”

AWARDS & EVENTS

The Murrow Awards.

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Today’s Reading List 10.12.09

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Hope you’re enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post…

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NEWSPAPERS

How’s M. E. Sprengelmeyer doing at with the Guadalupe County Communicator? NYT catches up with the former Rocky Mountain News Washington correspondent.

TV

Fox News vs. the White House…

Above, White House communications director Anita Dunna again commented on Fox News, this time on CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz” on Sunday. “The reality of it is that Fox often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party,” Dunn said in the interview posted above.

NYT: “Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.”

In other TV news…

PBS’ “Frontline” premieres a new season tomorrow with “Obama’s War,” a documentary on the war in Afghanistan, which includes an interview with General Stanley A. McChrystal. Preview here.

ABC’s Cynthia McFadden will sit down with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Moscow for an interview to air on “Nightline,” “GMA” and “World News Tonight” Wednesday. More dets here.

Is Lou Dobbs moving to Fox Business Channel? The CNN anchor apparently met with Roger Ailes.

Take two. People.com reports Jimmy Kimmel‘s dating a longtime staffer.

How does NBC’s Savannah Guthrie read the news on the “Today Show” set? No shoes and polka dot socks, Mike Allen revealed in Playbook this weekend.

FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst makes her debut on “Today.” And she gets rowdy with NBC’s Hoda Kotb.

Jamie Gangel had an exclusive with Rush Limbaugh for “Today” and NBC platforms. Part one is here and part two airs tomorrow. On the media, Limbaugh said, “I know how to yank their chain” (h/t TVNewser).

And that was CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo hosting NBC’s coverage of the Columbus Day Parade in NY today.

ONLINE

Politico on Think Progress.

HuffPost has launched a new section today on hot-button issues. “Impact” includes a widget so that readers can “plot a course of action,” if they want to donate to a cause, for example (h/t NYO).

And HuffPost notes: “Progressive bloggers were in an uproar Sunday night after a White House “adviser,” speaking on condition of anonymity, urged them to “take off their pajamas” and get serious about politics. NBC White House correspondent John Harwood relayed the quote during a segment he shot for Nightly News following a massive gay rights rally in Washington.”

CBS’ Michelle Levi made her debut in front of the camera on “Washington Unplugged” Friday. She’s one of the daily webcast’s producers.

NEWS NOTES

Richard Gere turns the camera on two of our fave Politico reporters.

And this is definitely worth a click… Fun with Photostop, President Obama and other awards, courtesy of Time, here.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Mark your calendars… CBS’ Bob Schieffer, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni, TWT‘s Stephanie Green and Liz Glover, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz, Hotline‘s Quinn McCord, Mother Jones’ David Corn, Politico‘s Chris Frates and Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet and Melinda Henneberger are among some of the journos coming out for “Karaoke in the Capital” Wednesday, October 21st. Check back tomorrow for some dets (and trash talking).

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