An ABC release announced that Charles Gibson will anchor ABC’s coverage of the State of the Union from Capitol Hill. “He will be joined by George Stephanopoulos, Martha Raddatz, Jake Tapper, and Kate Snow in Washington and Dan Harris in Baghdad.” Gibson will also interview Sen. Barack Obama after the Democratic response.
Washingtonian remembersArt Buchwald, by showcasing a column of his he wrote for publication over 40 years ago.
Washington Post’s Deborah Howell highlights readers’ concerns about recent “omissions” in throughout the publication.
Elizabeth Vargas is on today’s Oprah Show discussing her “excruciating decision” between her job and her child.
Washington Business Journal reported that the Washington Post Co. added Thomas Gayner, the executive vice president and chief investment officer of Markel Corp., to its board.
Julie Masonblogs about President Bush‘s preferred nickname for USA Today’s David Jackson: “Action Jackson”
New York Times’ Neil Lewis explores the effects of the Scooter Libby trial on the relationship reporters have with government officials and how “news organizations reconsider the pledges their journalists may make.”
Wonkette discusses David Bradley’s feelings for Andrew Sullivan. Somebody sounds smitten.
A reader asks, “What is with the National Press Club and the luncheons and speeches it sponsors. Seems as if they are sponsoring only liberal democrats which only gives fodder to those crazed charges of a liberal media from Rush Limbaugh and his like.” The first few weeks of January included George McGovern, Sens. Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid, and Reps. Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.
Finally, a real list of Washington area happy hours.
The Des Moines Register offers a local look at the C-SPAN Campaign 2008 bus which launched in Des Moines.
“NPR News will offer a live broadcast and audio streaming of President Bush’s State of the Union Address and the Democratic response on Tuesday, January 23 starting at 9pm ET. Michele Norris, host of All Things Considered, anchors the special news coverage with NPR correspondents, political analysts and members of Congress providing analysis of a number of key themes in the President’s address. This will be the first State of the Union Address to a Democratic Congress in 12 years. The following morning, Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition will offer additional coverage with post-address analysis and up-to-the-minute news generating from the nationâ€™s Capitol. In addition to offering a live audio stream of NPR’s complete coverage, www.NPR.org will also provide a comprehensive look at the Presidentâ€™s address, analysis and reaction from key members of Congress, and additional audio clips.”