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“Diane Sawyer: A Life in News” on the Next Kalb Report, March 22, 8 p.m.

“Diane Sawyer: A Life in News” on the Next Kalb Report, March 22, 8 p.m.

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:

WASHINGTON – Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC’s “World News,” joins legendary journalist Marvin Kalb to share her insights on the transformation of journalism, the state of the evening news and gender barriers in the newsroom. The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the main ballroom of the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.).


"Diane Sawyer has done it all,” said Mr. Kalb.  “She is a terrific anchor and reporter who has covered domestic and foreign policy issues with depth and style, a rare combination. I can't wait to talk to her about our crazy business and even crazier world."


Local Marketing Firm Launches Charity Program Focused On Social Media Sharing

Local Marketing Firm Launches Charity Program Focused On Social Media Sharing

Just last month, Chinatown based marketing company 360JMG announced its rebranding as Bravery Corporation.  The digital marketing/brand strategy agency, which represents several clients throughout the D.C. area including Buddha Bar and Douglas Development, launched a new website, www.braverycorp.com, after announcing their new name.

In addition to BraveryCorp.com, though, the company has created a microsite called Project Oxpeck, which is kind of a cross-pollination of social media gaming and charity. 

I know it sounds bizarre, but let me explain.  It’s actually pretty neat.

"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

We surfed Twitter for some of our favorite Tweets of the day about D.C..  To get more noticed for selection in future WUSA9 "Where You Live" D.C. Tweets of the day, hashtag posts with #wusaWYL.

Check out today's nominees and vote for your favorite in the poll below:

1. @DJ_Recio: "36 bucks for parking 2 hours!! @#%^ you dc !"

2. @IAm726Muzik: "so the ab ripper on the p90x has wore me out for real!!!...now i gotta get ready 4 the conclusion of my day all in DC...work and #DANCE

3. @jaz_zi17 "Ppl riding bikes in the streets like its a car, dc I will neva understand!"

4. @amieparnes: "Attention DC Dudes: Pls report to the Library of Congress where, wait for it, Jessica Alba and Bridget Moynahan will be arriving shortly"

5. @mattfwood: "Only in DC would someone call getting a goal mentioned in a speech an "achievement" before anything is done to reach the goal."

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

How Much Do D.C. Residents Actually Know About Bedbugs?

The D.C. Department of Health hosted their second "Bed Bug Summit" yesterday, January 20 in Downtown D.C..  The meeting was held in an attempt to help continue to educate locals about bed bug prevention and eradication.

"DC residents, property managers and health care workers want to know more about how to recognize infestations," Wrote our Amy Leone regarding the summit.  "It is more important now than ever since these insects are now proliferating in office buildings, retail stores and even libraries."

Read the entire article and see a video about the summit on WUSA9.com.

With so much attention being paid to the bugs, we hit the streets of Downtown D.C. to ask residents what they knew about bed bugs.  

"Half Street" Developments Still On Deck in Navy Yard

"Half Street" Developments Still On Deck in Navy Yard

It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday, and there are familiar sounds that fill the air outside of the Navy Yard Metro station stop in Southeast.  It’s the sound of wind whipping against the wood board advertisements for Half Street.  It’s the sound of an empty soda can rolling to and fro on the construction lot, clinking as it moves.  It’s the sound of a ghost town.

And it’s these sounds, these notes of nothingness, that serve as an eerie reminder that Half Street, one of the city’s biggest development projects, still has not come to fruition.

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