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Congratulations to WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe who married Valerie Hallow this weekend. What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…
Upcoming TV interviews (via Playbook): The President sits down with Bloomberg News and CNBC’s John Harwood. Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, is doing the financial and news cable channels right after the speech from Wall Street. The CEA’s Austan Goolsbee pre-taped a “Morning Joe” interview yesterday. Treasury Secretary Geithner is sitting down with Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News,” and ABC’s Diane Sawyer, for “Good Morning America,” to air tomorrow.
Steve Kroft’s interview with President Obama aired on last night’s “60 Minutes.”
Tonight’s Jay Leno’s prime time debut on NBC.
“Even if the Leno show fails, this still points to the way the future of television is changing… Audiences are smaller and smaller in television.” –Time‘s James Poniewozik on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” yesterday.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” is on the west coast this week. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pretaped today’s show from the Ronald Reagan Library with Nancy Reagan, Pat Buchanan and a live studio audience.
Unauthorized pop-ups on NYTimes.com.
With hope to make some money, Newsweek is changing its subscription policy.
WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz and Paul Duggan’s take on the CNN coast guard debacle on Friday. “The “news,” such as it was, quickly hit the media echo chamber.”
And Dana Milbank’s take.
Related? AP: Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done.
Tom Ricks and the military’s new philosophical embeds in CJR: The doctrine of counterinsurgency has received almost uniformly positive press coverage, at times making it appear to be the only possible avenue for the U.S. military, and in the process that coverage has cast it in the most positive light.
And Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham in NYT: Our Reporter, Ahmadinejad’s Prisoner.
WEST WING REPORTAGE
“I spent all day… working the phones, pestering, cajoling, asking as many questions as possible and they really did not have much detail.” –WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly on difficulties in dealing with administration officials on the health care plan on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN. Connolly made the Sunday show rounds- she also appeared on the “Chris Matthews Show.”