Taking Out The Trash, 11.02.06

  • It’s a dead heat in the race for election coverage. Who will come out on top — MSNBC or CNN?

  • Laura Sessions Stepp is writing a book.

  • One reader wants us to substitute out Brokeback Mountain and the Da Vinci Code in our Fishbowl interviews for Borat. What do the rest of you think?

  • NPR food commentator Bonny Wolf divulges “a few more of her food quirks” to Washingtonian’s Best Bites Blog.

  • CNN airs an “America Votes 2006” marathon on Friday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The eight hours of programming will feature the Broken Government series, the Lou Dobbs specials and Immigrant Nation.

  • Gail Shister reports that Al Jazeera International is slated to launch on Nov. 15, but “no cable provider or satellite company in the United States had agreed to carry the worldwide news and current-events network.” (via TVNewser)

  • A tipster tells us that according to yesterday’s meeting WJLA is still looking for Kathleen Matthew’s replacement.

  • CNN.com announced that it is enhancing its “America Votes 2006” section, allowing users to “gauge their own personal platforms and then share those platforms and thoughts on political issues with other CNN.com readers through the recently launched ‘Community Caucus’ section.

  • Harry Jaffe takes a look at Susan Glasser’s rising star, and how she has taken the Washington Post’s Outlook by storm. (UPDATE: But Harry, it’s “Shadid” not “Hadid”)

  • Hollywood Reporter states that MSNBC has made double-digit gains in viewers and adults 25-54 in October.