Taking Out The Trash, 10.05.06

  • Looks like most of you are itching for a new job.

  • The Washingtonian has a tribute to R.W. “Johnny” Apple, complete with a reprint of his 1974 piece on local pizzerias.

  • Do U.S. News’ers not like Paul Bedard’s blog? “Screw ’em,” says Bedard. Bedard also offers 3 suggestions to save the page program.

  • An ABC release states that according to Nielsen Media Research for the week of September 25, 2006, ABC News “Nightline” “posted its best Total Viewer number since November 21, 2005. This is the highest Total Viewer number since the program’s re-launch last November.”

  • Meanwhile, an NBC release stated that “Meet the Press'” Senate Debate series “continued to draw large numbers last Sunday, outperforming the public affairs competition in all categories for the week ending Sunday, October 1, 2006.” The OH Senate Debate attracted 3.656 million total viewers, 33% more than CBS “Face the Nation’s” 2.753 million, an 67% more than ABC “This Week’s” 2.183 million, and 162% more than FOX “News Sunday’s” 1.396 million.

  • FishbowlLA has the details on LAT publisher Jeff Johnson being “axed” this morning.

  • The Reliable Source reports that Post film-critic Stephen Hunter made an appearance in “Shooter” in a “not-insubstantial speaking role after the real actor failed to show.”

  • And lots of good stuff today over at DCRTV