Taking Out The Trash, 10.11.06

  • Looks like the media is doing a bang-up job covering Foley-gate.

  • In a salute to New York News Legends, The Friars Club offered a “special tribute” to ABC anchor Bob Woodruff and CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier last night, B&C reports. Dozier wrote a note read at the event and ABC correspondent John Berman accepted the award for Woodruff, who is in London for the James Brolan memorial service held today. Brian Williams also received the Lifetime Achievement Award (via TVNewser).

  • Andrew Nachison and Dale Peskin announced that they have left the American Press Institute “to launch a new, independent organization that will expand upon our work to enable a better-informed society. The new organization is called iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society.” For more about the new venture, click here.

  • How to tell when Foley coverage jumps the shark, according to the Extreme-ness anyway.

  • The anonymous Jim from the “Wal-Marting Across America” RV tour has been revealed to be the WaPo’s own James Thresher. The bad news — the project violates the WaPo’s policies and Thresher was ordered to take down the pictures and repay the expenses, according to E&P.

  • According to TVNewser, CNN has announced its Election Night coverage plans, featuring Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Lou Dobbs, Paula Zahn and Larry King.