Morning Reading List, 11.28.06

  • We admit that the voting pool was smaller than normal due to some technical difficulties, but Post’s A1 is your first read.

  • An NBC release states that “Meet The Press with Tim Russert” is “the dominant Sunday morning public affairs program in all categories for the week ending Sunday November 19, 2006.” “Meet” topped CBS’ “Face the Nation” by 50%, ABC’s “This Week” by 54% and FOX “News Sunday” by 181%.

  • An ABC News release states that “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” outperformed CBS’ “Face the Nation” in the key Adults 25-54 demographic on for Sunday, November 19, 2006 for the third consecutive week. This is the fourth time in five weeks that “This Week” beat “Face the Nation” in Adults 25-54. “This Week” was also the “only Sunday discussion program to increase year-to year, posting double-digit growth.”

  • A NBC release announced that “The Chris Matthews Show” is number-two on Sundays, averaging a 2.0 HH rating for the season. Also, it was the number two Sunday show in households nationally for the week ending November 19.

  • ABC also announced that “Nightline” has continued to grow. Compared with the same week a year ago, “Nightline” is up 4% in total viewers, “the only late night program to increase, delivering 3.75 million.”

  • Charles Gibson will anchor “World News” from Amman beginning Wednesday, November 29. According to the release, “While there, Mr. Gibson will also contribute reports to other ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including the ‘World News’ webcast.”

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  • NPR’s Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, will be the guest critic on Ebert & Roeper this weekend. Sagal will review several films including The Nativity Story, 10 Items or Less, Blood Diamond, The Holiday starring and Turistas.

  • C-SPAN’s Road to the White House will air at a special time Thursday at 10:30 a.m., featuring Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack’s presidential announcement. It will also stream live on and will re-air Sunday, December 3rd at 9:30 p.m. on C-SPAN.

  • Tribune Co. Rejects Consortium Inquiry About Baltimore Sun

  • A Pew study released today examines how the media fared on Election Night: “For the blogosphere, a fairly smooth election night, free from allegations of wrong doing and disputes, made things something of a disappointment. For top newspaper Web sites, finding the balance between speed and offering a rich narrative still has to be reconciled. For television, slow results and a lack of prepared material tilted coverage toward chatter, especially for the cable networks.”

  • Christian Science Monitor’s take on AJI: “The channel seems likely to offer more in-depth coverage of the Middle East than anything else most Americans are going to see.”

  • Bob Schieffer accepted the 2006 ICFJ Founders’ Award Nov. 15. Among his remarks, he said this: “We are in the midst of a mind-boggling technological revolution. None of us knows how people will get their news even five years from now. But for all the wonder of the new technology, the core of journalism is not about machines — it is about the courage and the integrity of the individual reporter. That is the part we must never forget and it is the reason all of us should be proud of what we do.”

  • NYT’s David Carr on the changing face of journalism, including how new blogging and video tasks make his job harder: “And the editors are really thinking about this stuff. I got a note from leadership this week about the videos, and I just thought, ‘Oh my god, they’re actually looking at this stuff and worrying about this stuff.’ So it doesn’t feel marginal.”

  • Stumped about what to get the green thumb in your family for the holidays? Washington Gardner is “the solution.”