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Entries by Carol Felsenthal from 08/2009

Donny Deutsch on MSNBC-- Hurry Home David Shuster

| Posted 08.01.2009 | Media

Deutsch is substituting for David Shuster this week. I'm uncomfortable with Shuster -- I'd prefer that he try harder to keep his strong views to himself -- but at least he reads the newspaper and knows his stuff.

An Exceedingly Good Day for Both Bill Clinton and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il

| Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

The North Koreans in charge got what they wanted -- all that video, stills, pumped-up domestic "news," propaganda -- their leader engaging with the former president of the United States.

And Today's Headlines for Bill Clinton's Heroic Rescue Go to...Hollywood Billionaire Steve Bing

| Posted 08.06.2009 | Politics

Stephen Bing, owner of the 737 that brought the two American journalists home from North Korea, is all over news stories.

Cheryle Jackson is Running for the U.S. Senate (I Knew Her When She Was Blago's Press Flack)

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Chicago

I met Jackson in the spring of 2003 when I was writing a profile of then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. She was impressive, strong willed and minded and, initially, difficult.

Clouting Kids Into Public Magnet Schools? Mayor Daley Boasts of Sending His Kids to Private Schools

| Posted 08.14.2009 | Chicago

Leave it to Daley, the mayor of a large city with a failing school system, to bring up the fact that his own children did not attend the public schools in the city he leads.

Don Hewitt Remembered

| Posted 08.19.2009 | Media

So sad today to read of the death of Don Hewitt, 86, the brains behind 60 Minutes. I talked to him at length in 2006 and he was one of the most entertaining and sweet people I've interviewed.

The Cartoonists for Both Chicago Dailies Now See Politics From Right of Center

| Posted 08.19.2009 | Chicago

So the two Chicago dailies have one more thing in common, in addition to being in bankruptcy and cutting staffs and news holes.

Yes We Need Heath Care Reform, But Not to Look Like London

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Politics

I do not mean to argue that health care reform is not needed here, but rather that the British model is not one to emulate. In 2002, our son was hit by a motorcycle while crossing a London street.