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Happy Birthday to Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.
What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.
Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.
Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.
Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.
According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.
Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer’s take.
Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.
Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.
WEST WING REPORTAGE
Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.