Good morning FishbowlDC! Long-time CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has decided to leave the cable network. He made this announcement on last night’s show and this is effective immediately. TVNewser has more details and Hotline has the text of his announcement. Looks like NYT‘s Media Decoder broke the story. And here’s how Media Matters reacted. Could Dobbs be considering a future run for political office?
Happy Birthday to Pamela Dornic! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…
CNN’s Dana Bash was the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Washington PR Woman of the Year ceremony. On changes in journalism, Bash said, “I’m on CNN.com all the time,” she says. “Most of my TV pieces are online – there is almost no difference.” (h/t Local Kicks)
Fox’s Sean Hannity to Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart: you’re right about video.
Cuts at Al Gore’s Current TV.
US TV viewing reached an all time high in 2008-09.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is on the cover of Latina magazine.
Fort Hood coverage dominated the news week, according to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
TMP: Are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley looking to launch a consulting firm?
“A Lesson in Journalism,” from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
On a lighter note… Pamela’s Punch’s Pamela Sorensen on “The Wide World of Washington Gossip.” FBDC and some of our friends get shout-outs!
WEST WING REPORTAGE
More Helen Thomas today… From Washington Whispers: “I think the press is very confused about who is Obama. What are his convictions? Why doesn’t he fight?” she asks. For her part, Thomas says she has firm convictions and thinks she could even do a better job in the Oval Office. “If elected, I will serve,” she says with a smile.
AWARDS & EVENTS
“Inside Tim Russert’s Office” opens at the Newseum Friday the 20th, but the press are invited for a sneak peek of the exhibit Wednesday the 18th from 10am to 2pm. Highlights of the exhibit.