Weekend Update

Amid a busy weekend marked by drinking a few too many pomegranate margaritas at Rosa Mexicano on Saturday and the Super Bowl last night (Go Pats!), we noticed some Media Notes. Here’s a short update to keep you In The Loop:

  • Broadcasting and Cable has word that Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle will be making a special appearance as a de facto correspondent on Nightline later this week. Traveling with a Congressional delegation (or CODEL, as it’s known here in D.C.) last month, he was supposed to be the subject of the show, but gradually morphed into the correspondent. B&C says the show is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday.
  • The Post’s David Ignatius, the New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh, and the New York Times’ John F. Burns will be honored this year with Georgetown’s Weintal Prize. The prize honors original and courageous reporting and interpretations of foreign affairs, and is the second time Igantius has been one of the recipients. Speaking of Hersh, he had a real pleasant run-in with his good friend Richard Perle, according to a Reliable Source.)
  • NYTer Elisabeth Bumiller’s weekender on the ten rules you need to know to survive Washington life without embarrassing yourself is a must read: The #1 rule? “Don’t get up in the middle of dinner and announce that you have to run off to do ‘Larry King Live.'” Washington etiquette is to either drop by before or after your appearance on nightly talk shows–otherwise, as the article explains, you might be responsible for a “gaping hole” at the dinner table.
  • If you’re following the Eason Jordan controversy, PressThink’s Jay Rosen has updated the weekend developments.
  • NPR’s On the Media this week examined several things of interest to D.C. junkies, including the demise of CNN’s Crossfire, the adoption of the term “Mainstream Media,” and an analysis of the State of the Union coverage.