Taking Out The Trash, 07.18.06

  • WETA 90.9 FM launched a new “interactive radio program featuring issues that affect the Greater Washington area,” today at 11 a.m., hosted by Rebecca Roberts. According to the release, “The Intersection” will “give its audience an opportunity to share viewpoints, hear diverse opinions, and connect with a community of listeners both on-air and online.”

  • One aspiring journo/high school student’s account of meeting “The First Lady of the Press,” Helen Thomas.

  • Editor & Publisher reports that the New York Times Company’s second-quarter 2006 net income has increased to $61.3 million compared to $60.8 million in the same period of 2005. Second-quarter earnings per share were 4.2%, unchanged from the year-ago period.

  • To swear or not to swear? Who cares.

  • An open letter in Editor & Publisher calls Tim Russert to task for his Bob Novak interview.

  • FTVLive via DCRTV reports that Fox will launch a national morning show airing on Fox-owned stations, including DC’s Fox 5, this winter. The show will be hosted by current “Dayside” hosts Juliet Huddy and Mike Jerrick.

  • FedSmith.com readers are less than sympathetic to the plight of the New York Times.

  • Tonight, AFF will present its 10th Anniversary Roundtable featuring National Review’s Jonah Goldberg and Reason’s Nick Gillespie “in a reprise of the legendary AFF debate on the relationship between conservatives and libertarians.” The American Prospect’s Matthew Yglesias will moderate. The roundtable will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation.