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Morning Reading List 10.09.09

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The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s press briefing. It’s of the President playing basketball with Reggie Love, now an aide, former Duke basketball star. We hear the pic’s now hanging in the West Wing and Gibbs says it’s signed by (and with) Love. The White House will be posting new pics on flikr today.

What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES

TV

Tensions are high on TV…

Joe Scarborough vs. Rush Limbaugh.

Mediaite: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News. After Hannity brought up safe school czar Kevin Jennings and insinuated dangerous statements, Stephanopoulos countered: “I donÂ’t think you have the goods on this one Sean.”

Stephen Colbert on Glenn Beck: “Clearly Glenn Beck is as sincere in what he says and does as I am in believing baby carrots are trying to turn me gay.”

ABC Jonathan Karl here: NBC Correspondent Richard Engel is taking sides in the debate over what to do next in Afghanistan.

ONLINE

PRNewser has the FTC’s guidelines for bloggers. We should prob read that.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast could be down $1 billion this year. FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst was on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu earlier to discuss.

There may also be layoffs coming at Time.

BOOKS

Barnes & Noble is also working on an e-book reader.

And, of course, “Rogue Journalist,” by Time‘s Joel Stein.

NEWS NOTES

Slate‘s Jack Shafer on the Newseum exhibit of Tim Russert‘s office.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

News Notes: Wolf, Gretchen, BriWi & Levi

• CNN’s Wolf Blitzer emceed “The Hope Affair,” benefiting the American Kidney Fund last night at the Newseum. Back at work, Blitzer hosted comedian Lewis Black in the “Situation Room” this evening.

• Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson makes more.com’s “More Beautiful at 40 Than 20.” We assume that’s a compliment because her PR team forwarded it to us…

• NBC’s Brian Williams will host the NY Comedy Festival’s “Stand Up for Heroes” event benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation in Novement. Stephen Colbert and Bruce Springsteen are also involved.

Levi Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl, AP reports. Yeah, we had the same reaction, Playgirl actually exists.

Morning Viewing List 10.07.09

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CBS’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan was Stephen Colbert‘s guest last night. Logan also appeared with Charlie Rose last night.

And check out the backwards camera walking skills here as CNN’s Dana Bash tracked down Sen. John Ensign outside his office for an exclusive interview on the way through his hallway and across the street.

Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Definitely worth a look… Roll Call listed its Fabulous 50 and the 50 Richest Members of Congress today.

NYT issued this correction: “An article on Aug. 30 about Josh Harris, whose company Pseudo Programs was a pioneer in Webcasting, referred incompletely to David Bohrman, a former chief executive of the company. He is a senior vice president and the Washington bureau chief for CNN; he is not just a producer.”

• Hurry! Today’s your last chance to check out Stephen Colbert‘s portrait at the National Museum of American History.

Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and Amie Parnes caught up with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, TWT‘s Christina Bellantoni, the Examiner‘s Julie Mason and CBS duo Mark Knoller and Bill Plante for advice on how the First Family should unwind in Martha’s Vineyard this week.

David Gergen is also working on a book about the Obama administration, the Observer reports.

• Sirius XM radio host Pete Dominick is a longtime comedian- his show airs on POTUS from 3-6pm Monday thru Friday. And he also serves as the warm-up act for “The Colbert Report” audience. Dominick interviewed Stephen Colbert this week- tune in here.

Todd + Greenwald / Colbert x Torture = Funny!?

Last week, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald criticized comments made by NBC’s Chuck Todd regarding potential torture investigations by the Obama Justice Department. In response, Todd agreed to do a podcast with Greenwald to hash out their differences and to discuss the topic further. All was well until last night. Though Todd and Greenwald made nice, Stephen Colbert played it dirty:

“Investigating prisoner abuse will be a political food fight, and that is messier than torture.”

Colbert video below and Greenwald’s podcast with Todd here.

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CQ‘s Rogin Is On A Bi-Partisan Cast-Signing Mission

CQ‘s Josh Rogin is on a mission. And one man stands in his way: Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).

Rogin broke his arm after getting hit by a taxi cab walking across the street near his Adams Morgan apartment. He says police gave him a ticket for “reckless walking” and let the cabbie go free. Crazy!

To bring awareness to the issues of taxi cab violence in DC, Rogin has been on a mission to get all the Senators to sign his cast. Most have been very supportive, signing his cast and genuinely expressing outrage (and sometimes amusement) about his predicament. With one notable exception.

Rogin tells us Sen. Bunning flat-out refused to sign his cast with no explanation. He’s up to about 30 signatures and hopes to reach a goal of building a “60-vote bipartisan filibuster-proof super majority” by the end of the month.

So come on Sen. Bunning, help Rogin pull a Stephen Colbert.

Morning Reading List 06.10.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINE | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: The New York Times Co. has hired an investment bank to manage the possible sale of the Boston Globe, and the company plans to request bids for Boston’s major daily in the next couple of weeks, according to two people who say they may make offers on the newspaper.

Poynter has the letter Globe staffers sent to Sulzberger- “We believe you don’t want us to take a 23 percent pay cut.”

TV

TVNewser reported first yesterday that Steve Doocy‘s son Peter is joining Fox News.

Check out CBS Early Show executive producer Zev Shalev on the Morning Media Menu here.

MAGAZINES

Not everyone is enjoying Newsweek’s latest issue, guest edited by funny man Stephen Colbert.

Washingtonian is looking for your nominations for Washington’s best-dressed. You can stuff the ballot box with Matt’s name here.

NEWS NOTES

Check out Carl Bernstein on The Daily Beast here.

Who decides what’s news? Politico takes a look at “media gatekeepers” here.

AWARDS

From WaPo: Staff writer Tara Bahrampour has been named the senior recipient of the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ 2009 Peter R. Weitz prize for excellence and originality in U.S. reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

FishbowlNY is all over the Mirror Awards- Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes. David Carr and David Barstow took home prizes for the Times, while VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award. The New Yorker‘s Ian Parker and Wired.com’s Clive Thompson also won.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 06.08.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Chicago Tribune: Tribune Co. and its creditors are in the early stages of negotiating a plan of reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that likely would transfer control of the troubled media conglomerate from Chicago billionaire Sam Zell to a group of large banks and investors that holds $8.6 billion in senior debt.

NYT: Free newspapers have been hit especially hard by the economic downturn because they rely entirely on advertising, which is more volatile than revenue from newsstand sales and subscriptions. Analysts say ad revenue at many free newspapers has fallen by more than a third in recent months, compared with a year earlier.

Boston Globe: The union representing more than 200 Boston Globe delivery truck drivers today approved $2.5 million in wage and benefit cuts, leaving only one major union to ratify concessions that the Globe’s owner, the New York Times Co., says it needs to continue to operate the paper.

TV

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Also- Marc Ambinder‘s “The Sunday Shows in Seven Sentences Or Less.”

That was CBS Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez emceeing the opening ceremonies at the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday.

NBC’s Ann Curry was in Iran for a Dateline special “Inside Iran.”

Check out MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s Q&A about his new book “The Last Best Hope” in NYT Magazine here.

The landscape of local media is changing in this economic environment. Baltimore Sun takes a look here.

MAGAZINES

Stephen Colbert (in Iraq this week visiting troops and taping his show) is guest-editing Newsweek- “A Reader’s Guide to the Colbert Issue” from Newsweek here.

NYT: Just days after changing editors, the New York Observer laid off a significant chunk of its employes on Friday, including as much as a third of its editorial staff. The Observer did not disclose the number of people let go, but one person briefed on the matter said it was 15, including 10 in the newsroom, while another said the total was “in the low teens.”

NEWS NOTES

WaPo: A North Korean court sentenced two U.S. journalists to 12 years in a labor camp Monday. Laura Ling and Euna Lee, television reporters from Current TV detained in March along North Korea’s border with China, received harsher sentences than many outsiders had expected.

The Morning Media Menu was joined today by mediabistro’s associate director of education Jessica Eule to discuss this summer’s upcoming classes. Listen in here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Richard Wolffe was a guest of Howard Kurtz on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, where Political Ticker points out he denied that writing his book meant trading objectivity for access. “It certainly meant that I would have an access and a relationship with him and his inner circle that gave me an insight into him and his campaign that was I think better than anybody else,” Wolffe said. Read on here.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro, Playbook

JOBS after the jump…

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What we almost missed today…

Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando” airs on Comedy Central next week.

Margaret Carlson hosted a party for Joe Scarborough last night for his new book “The Last Best Hope.” NBC and MSNBC colleagues came out in droves, including Andrea Mitchell, Betsy Fischer, Chris Matthews, Luke Russert and Mark Whitaker, as well as Tammy Haddad, Ana Marie Cox, Rick Klein, Sally Quinn and Dana Milbank.

• In an radio interview today, CNN’s John King said he would not have used interview time with the President for a late night comedy bit, as NBC did this week. TVNewser has the exchange.

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