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Former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Launches Advocacy Group for Education Reform

campbell brownIn the four years since Campbell Brown left cable news, she has stepped into the public arena in a different way: first as an advocate for women’s issues and, more recently, education reform. The Wall Street Journal reports the former CNN and NBC anchor has launched an advocacy group to help parents challenge teacher tenure and seniority laws in New York:

Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who has been a critic of job protections for teachers, launched the group, Partnership for Educational Justice, in December. She said six students have agreed to serve as plaintiffs, arguing they suffered from laws making it too expensive, time-consuming and burdensome to fire bad teachers.

Ms. Brown wants a verdict in her group’s case to spur legislators to come up with better education policies. “My hope is this would be a wake-up call to politicians who failed to solve these problems for years,” she said.

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Valerie Jarrett Enters the No Spin Zone

JarrettFor the first time ever, Pres. Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett will be a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight.

Bill O’Reilly was at the White House today for the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. As we reported earlier, Obama even gave the Fox News host a shout-out. The focus of O’Reilly’s interview is on the program.

Jarrett, you’ll recall, was part of the White House offensive against Fox News early in President Obama’s first term. “Of course they’re biased, of course they are,” Jarrett told then-CNN anchor Campbell Brown of Fox News in Oct. 2009. “When we see a pattern of distortion, we’re going to be honest about that pattern of distortion,” said Jarret, adding, “This isn’t anything that’s simply directed at Fox.”

The AM Ticker: Wilson, Graduate Day, RTDNA

  • TV One has named Donna Wilson the EP of its daily news program “News One Now,” which is anchored by Roland Martin. Wilson is a former producer for CNN, as well as Dr. Phil and projects for Biography Channel.

TVNewsers at Women in the World Conference

TVNewser editor Merrill Knox is at the Women in the World conference at Lincoln Center New York today where the likes of CBS’s Lesley Stahl and Norah O’Donnell, ABC’s Cynthia McFadden, and Campbell Brown are all taking part in moderating sessions on global women’s issues. Speakers include Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie.

Last night, mediabistro was at the opening session where ABC’s Barbara Walters, CNN/ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and CBS’s Charlie Rose took part. FishbowlNY has the details. And look for Merrill’s stories this afternoon.

When Should Reporters Disclose Connections?

Let’s get this out of the way: conflicts of interest are rife in the TV news business.

CBS News president (and former Fox News executive) David Rhodes is the brother of one of President Obama’s advisers Ben Rhodes. NBC News anchor Andrea Mitchell is married to former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan. Bob Schieffer‘s brother Tom Schieffer was President Bush’s Ambassador to Japan.

In other words: potential conflicts happen all the time. The question is when should they be disclosed? Typically subjects with a conflict aren’t allowed to cover anything related to that conflict. If they do, a disclosure is a must.

The latest flap involves new CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

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Jodi Applegate, Soledad O’Brien, Campbell Brown Help Celebrate Weekend ‘Today’ 25th Anniversary

Sunday morning, NBC’s Weekend “Today” will celebrate a quarter century of being on the air. “Today” made its Sunday debut in 1987 and five years later, the Saturday edition premiered making it a 7-day a week franchise.

Former anchors Boyd Matson, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, Scott Simon, Jackie Nespral, Mike Schneider, Giselle Fernandez and Jodi Applegate will be in studio, while the show has assembled taped pieces from other former anchors including Campbell Brown, Maria Shriver, Jack Ford and Soledad O’Brien.

Will Amy Robach who left the show earlier this year and is now with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” make an appearance? Stay tuned. A permanent Saturday co-anchor has not been named. Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt, who has anchored the show for 9 years, lead the anniversary broadcast Sunday morning.

Campbell Brown on Disclosure: ‘Anything less than full transparency can potentially do you in’

Former CNN and NBC News anchor Campbell Brown writes for Slate about the tricky issue of disclosure. Brown notes that her husband, Dan Senor, is an adviser to Mitt Romney‘s campaign, and goes on to talk about some of the crticism she has received for not disclosing that fact when writing recent op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

She then notes that her situation is hardly unique:

First, since I am writing opinion and am no longer an objective reporter, different rules apply. It is a bit more challenging for NBC political reporter Chuck Todd, whose wife was a Democratic consultant. But he is on TV so much (deservedly so) that if he disclosed this fact every time he opened his mouth, no one else would ever get a word in. My friend and former colleague NBC’s Andrea Mitchell has managed to have one of the most illustrious careers of anyone in TV news while being married to (and well before being married to) former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

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The Ticker (Paul Ryan Edition): Brit, Greta, Dan

  • FNC’s Brit Hume gets the first sit-down solo interview with GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan. Hume talks with Ryan tomorrow in Denver. Portions will air throughout the day, with the full interview on “Special Report with Bret Baier” at 6pmET.

  • Greta Van Susteren will be hosting tonight’s “On the Record” from her home state of Wisconsin. She’ll be live from Rep. Ryan’s hometown of Janesville. Van Susteren interviewed House Speaker John Boehner in the Central Wisconsin city of Wausau Sunday. Gov. Scott Walker will also be a guest.

  • Dan Senor, the husband of former NBC and CNN anchor Campbell Brown, becomes a senior adviser to Rep. Ryan. Politico reports, Senor “will be serving in a much broader role with Ryan, helping on things like debate prep and the convention speech.”

Campbell Brown Back on MSNBC

Former NBC News White House correspondent and “Weekend Today” anchor Campbell Brown was back at 30 Rock today. “I haven’t been up this early with make-up on, in a very long time,” said Brown to “Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinski. Brown was on talking about her New York Times op-ed a few weeks ago about Planned Parenthood, which continues to reverberate.

“I don’t approach this in an ideological way at all,” said Brown of her position. “I really view this as a practical matter, sort of, rethinking strategy.”

Following her appearance, Brown Tweeted, “Weird to be back on TV after so long!” Brown left her CNN show in May 2010.

Campbell Brown Gets Opinionated In Planned Parenthood Op-Ed

Former CNN and NBC News anchor Campbell Brown may not have had a cable news show in two years, but she continues to make her presence known, this time in a new op-ed in the New York Times. It is the second op-ed Brown has written for the Times this year, she also wrote one in May taking President Obama to task.

The focus of the new op-ed? Planned Parenthood, who Brown argues needs to change its political strategy:

Once again, Planned Parenthood is potentially making an enemy of someone who has failed to pass its purity test. It’s gotten to the point where, in this election cycle, the group’s political arm (while proudly claiming to be nonpartisan) has not endorsed or directly given money to a single Republican. As a person who believes abortions should be safe, legal and rare, I support many of Planned Parenthood’s goals. But the militancy must go. Demanding a perfect record from candidates it supports has already left Planned Parenthood marginalized. So does an attitude that doesn’t ever seem to take into account that abortion is a morally complicated matter or that those on the anti-abortion side are often decent and well-intentioned people.

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