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ETP is off to the Time Warner "Politics 2008 - The Media Conference on the Election of the President." Summit at the Time Warner Center, co-hosted by CNN and Time (as represented by Anderson Cooper showing mucho gravitas at the Time 100. Synergy! It's a ridiculously star-studded lineup (and Sklar-studded - I'm speaking tomorrow) and anyone who isn't on some panel or other will probably be covering it (I am looking forward to bumping into my pals Michael Calderone from Politico, Felix Gillette from the Observer, Glynnis MacNicol from FishbowlNY, and the TVNewser boys, who are Twittering, as we will be. In the meantime, check out the lineup, included solely to trigger each person's Google alerts for their own name, which will send our traffic skyrocketing! Maybe I should add a reference to "Sarah Palin Bikini Pictures" to goose my traffic even more! Nah, that wouldn't be right.

See you later on with pics, video, and Tweets-aplenty! As one of the contestants said last night on "Paris Hilton: My New BFF," peace out, yo.

Politics 2008 - The Complete Agenda
Monday, October 13th
12:30 PM - Welcome
Jeffrey L. Bewkes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Time Warner

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Keynote Roundtable
The Changing Face of News: The Power, The Influence and the Challenge of the Future

Moderator - Campbell Brown, CNN Anchor
Speakers
Richard Stengel, Managing Editor, TIME
Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S.
Additional speakers to be announced

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session I
The Influencers: The Editorial, OpEd Pages, TV Analysts - Establishing and Defining the National Conversation

William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Byron York, White House correspondent, National Review
Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News
Frank Rich, Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times, Moderator

Session II
Media and Power:Establishing the National Dialogue - From TV News, Newspapers and Information Programming to the Broadband and Social Networks

Kinsey Wilson, Executive Editor, USA Today
Rome Hartman, Executive Producer, BBC World News America, former Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News
Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics, YouTube
Michael Oreskes, Managing Editor for U.S. News, Associated Press, former executive editor, International Herald Tribune
David Bohrman, Senior Executive Producer, CNN
Tuna N. Amobi, Director, Consumer Discretionary, Media & Entertainment, Standard & Poor's Equity Research, Moderator

Session III
Political Advertising - The Daily Game Changers: Language, Imagery and the Always-On War Room Campaign

Jimmy Siegel, Creative Director/Partner, a-political
Jeffrey Tuchman, Documania Films, Executive Producer of dvertising, Hilary Clinton Campaign 2008 & "Man From Hope" 1992 Film
Katie Jacobs Stanton, Principal, New Business Development group, Google
Jon Fine, Columnist, BusinessWeek
Joe Erwin, former chairman, South Carolina Democratic Party and CEO, Erwin-Penland,
Additional speakers to be announced

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Session I
Media Power Vs. Political Power: The 2008 Election Re-Defining the Relationship

Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME
Howell Raines, Media Columnist, Conde Nast Portfolio, former Executive Editor, New York Times
Jeffrey Toobin, Analyst, CNN Worldwide
Additional speakers to be announced

Session II
The New "New Rules" of Religion and Politics: Just When You Thought You Understood, Obama and Palin Scramble the Religious Rules

Moderator - Steve Waldman, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, BeliefNet, former National Editor, U.S. News & World Report
Ralph Reed, political strategist - Tentative
Bill Bennett, TV & Radio Analyst, former Government Official - tentative
Roland Martin, Democratic radio host - tentative

Session III
Electoral Process 2.0: The 24/7 Hyper Campaign + New Media Platforms + Millions Connected = Politics in 2008

Alan Warms, General Manager, Yahoo! News
Lee Brenner, Executive Producer of Political Programming and Director, IMPACT (Public Affairs), MySpace
Ari Melber, Journalist, The Nation

Session IV
Global Finance, Global Economy: Core Issue of the Presidential Election

Moderator - Michael Mandel, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek
Andy Serwer, Managing Editor, FORTUNE
Dan Senor, founding partner, Rosemont Capital LLC, former chief spokesperson, Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

5:00 - 6:00 PM
End-of-Day Keynote Roundtable
The Presidential Inner Circle - Braintrust for the Candidate: The Media and the Election

Anderson Cooper - Moderator
Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.,
Additional speakers to be announced

Tuesday, October 14th
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Keynote Roundtable
Defining the American Experience - the State of the Global Superpower - How the World Sees Us - How We See the World
Moderator - Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, CNN - tentative
Fareed Zakaria, GPS, CNN and editor, Newsweek International
Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Romesh Ratnesar, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME

10:45 AM - Noon
Session I
Media: Biased and Elitist? Or a Campaign Tactic to Dissuade Tough Questions?

Dan Rather, Host and Global Correspondent, "Dan Rather Reports"
Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent and Senior Producer, NewsHour PBS
Dorothy Rabinowitz, Columnist, Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize Winner
David Sirota, Author, Columnist & Journalist, "The Uprising"
Josh Silver, Executive Director, Free Press

Session II
Digital Politics: The Game Changer of 2008; Personal Interactivity, Email Money Bombs and Delivering the Message

Moderator - Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, Time.com

Session III
The Election and Pop Culture: Strategies for the Broadband, Late Night, Talk & Comedy Television

Joel Stein, columnist, Los Angeles Times and TIME
Ben Relles, founder and CEO of BarelyPolitical.com (Creator Obama Girl)
Sarah Bernard, President, 236.com
Gregg Spiridellis, co-founder, JibJab
Moderator: Fred Goldring (Executive Producer, "Yes We Can Song" Video, and Former Chairman, Rock the Vote)

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Session I
Puppet Masters and Policy Maestros: Analyzing the Brains, Architects and Strategies of the Modern Campaign

John King, Chief National Correspondent, CNN
Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman, Public Strategies, former strategist, George W. Bush and Senator John McCain
Donna Brazile, Political Activist and Strategist
Matthew Dowd, Chief Strategist, Bush-Cheney '04, Political Contributor, ABC News

Session II
A Republican Administration - Speculation on the Next Four Years: The Implications of Party Victory on Foreign and Domestic Policy & the State of the Nation

Ronald Kessler, Chief Washington Correspondent, Newsmax, George Polk Award Winner
Bradley A. Blakeman, former President & CEO, Freedom's Watch
Victoria Toensing, former deputy assistant attorney general
David Goodfriend, former Deputy Staff Secretary to President Bill Clinton, co-founder Air America Radio
Jay Carney, Washington Bureau Chief, TIME, Moderator

Session III
Women and the 2008 Election: Playing Politics with Gender - Media, Candidates and the Majority Vote

Moderator - Lisa Witter, Chief Operating Officer, FENTON | communications
Rachel Sklar, Senior Contributing Editor, Huffington Post, editor, "Eat The Press"
Carol Jenkins, President, The Women's Media
Andrea Tantaros, Political and Media Commentator, Fox News Channel, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC
Center
Karen Tumulty, TIME
Tentative - Katha Pollit - The Nation

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Session I
The Candidate & the Media: Creating the Brand, Maintaining the Brand, Preserving the Brand

Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman, Public Strategies, former strategist, George W. Bush and Senator John McCain
Moderator - Bob Safian, Editor and Managing Director, Fast Company
Additional speakers to be announced

Session II
Energy, the Election and Economic Emergency: Investment and Change in the Nation's Future

Anne Korin, co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
David Manning, Executive Vice President, National Grid
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund and author, "Earth: The Sequel"
Rick Kessler, President, DowLohnes Government Strategies, Moderator
Additional speakers to be announced

Session III
The Power of Polling, Daily Snapshots, Influencing Policy, Influencing the Election

Jeremy Rosner, Executive Vice President, Principal, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Evans Witt, principal and CEO, Princeton Survey Research Associates
Brad Kates, President and COO, Opinion Dynamics
William Schneider, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Moderator - Clifford Young, senior vice president, Ipsos

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Session I
A Democratic Administration - Speculation on the Next Four Years: The Implications of Party Victory on Foreign and Domestic Policy & the State of the Nation

Jennifer M. Palmieri, Senior Vice President of Communications, Center for American Progress, National Press Secretary for the 2004 Edwards for President campaign
Alice Germond, Secretary, Democratic National Committee
Moderator - Air America
Additional speakers to be announced

Session II
The Digital Election: The Activist System and the Political Blogosphere

Moderator - Pete Snyder, Founder & CEO, New Media Strategies, Inc., (Media consultant to Rudy Giuliani)
Ed McFadden, Advisor - Speechwriter, Sen. Fred Thompson, Director, Corporate New Media Strategy, Verizon
Jonathan Martin, Reporter, Politico
Jon Henke, Blogger, The Next Right
Nathan Daschle, Executive Director, Democratic Governors Association
Liba Rubenstein, Public Affairs Coordinator, MySpace

Session III
Spin, Flip-Flops and Reality Checks on the Campaigns: Manipulation, Clarification or Distortion of Reality

Bill Adair, Washington Bureau Chief, St. Petersburg Times, Editor, PolitiFact.com

Session IV
Minorities and Media Ownership
Speakers to be announced