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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Astronauts & Gridiron

This week's Mystery Journalist was Miles O'Brien.

Miles was the moderator Thursday, March 6, 2008 of a questions & answer session with Buzz Aldrin and Jeffrey Roth after a directors screening of “The Wonder Of It All”. The documentary, directed by Jeffrey Roth, tells the stories of the astronauts of the Apollo space missions.

The screening took place at the ArcLight Hollywood, in Hollywood, CA. photo credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Saturday was the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, DC. The show included several former CNNers including Bob Novak & Judy Woodruff. You can read about President Bush's farewell song on CNN's Political Ticker.

The Washington Post had an article detailing the performances of the evening. Here's a snippet of the article that talks about the journalists making their Gridiron debuts:

Note: New members of the Gridiron pay their dues. The horse's front legs belonged to inductee Jane Norman; the horse's behind went to newbie Robin Sproul.

Three other journalists made their Gridiron debuts this year: John King, Tom Toles and Todd Purdum.

Since the Gridiron's motto is "singe but never burn," the show's humor is mostly gentle, a little corny. It's a teensy bit like a well-funded talent show at creaky summer camp.

The highlight? "Sheiks Peddlin' Oil," an ensemble ode to skyrocketing gas prices. It even one-upped the Dems' steed, with a bejeweled two-person camel (Guess who was in that sweltering suit? Yep: new guys Toles and Purdum).

Unfortunately, the article doesn't mention how John King paid his dues.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the stories that Miles coverers.