Taking Out The Trash, 11.14.06

  • Are you saying Pelosi’s endorsement is not all-powerful?

  • KPBS-FM San Diego and NPR received a $1 million gift for a “a multi-year project designed to strengthen the station’s local journalism and its news collaboration with NPR.” According to the release, “the gift will be used to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund for Reporting Excellence, in recognition of the longtime KPBS donors.”

  • An ABC News release states that “World News with Charles Gibson” placed second for the week of November 6, averaging 8.82 million Total Viewers and a 2.3/9 among Adults 25-54. “World News” had 1.06 million more Total Viewers than the CBS “Evening News,” “marking the third consecutive week the Total Viewing gap between the two broadcasts has exceeded 1 million.”

  • “The Chris Matthews Show” is launching an eight-part series “sizing up the prospects of eight top candidates for the 2008 Presidential campaign.” Beginning November 19, the series will feature in-depth analysis of one likely candidate per week.

  • One humor writer’s take on Art Buchwald “defying the odds and the indominitable spirit of human nature.”

  • We won’t keep you in suspense any longer — the correct answer is Mack The Knife.

  • One reader (and ABCer?) writes in, “Fox rents out four star restaurants, while ABC throws a cake on a set. Talk about not being appreciated!”

  • Al-Jazeera will launch its English version on Wednesday, sans contract and after a quick name change. They expect scrutiny, but they are still hiring. (Hat Tip: TVNewser)

  • NBC News announced that it will offer “NBC Nightly News” and “Meet the Press” via video podcast free on iTunes, according to Hollywood Reporter. “NBC Nightly News” will be available every weeknight at 10 and “Meet the Press” will be available via video podcast at 1 p.m. EST, after their West Coast airings.

  • According to Techcrunch, C-SPAN and “online media storage provider StreamLoad have announced that two companies will collaborate on a new user submitted video site set to launch later this month and called ViewFinder.”

  • What will pinky-raised cocktail drinkers do?