Roundup and Recap: Obama’s Ratings Boost, Oprah’s Mum and “Glee” for D.C.

President Obama’s appearance on Discovery’s “MythBusters” drew 2.2 million viewers, and while that is less than even Sarah Palin’s worst showing on her TLC series, it’s a solid showing among the prized demographic of young men. The show even beat “Law & Order: SVU” and “Modern Family” among men 18-34.

Oprah on Sarah: Oprah Winfrey still fully supports President Obama, but she’s not saying whether she thinks potential rival Sarah Palin is qualified to be president.

Jane_Matt_TMHtribute A “Glee” Surprise in D.C.: As The Hill noted, “Only an event honoring Tammy Haddad could feature tributes from a White House adviser, multiple members of the media, and the cast of ‘Glee.'”

Haddad, producer and media consultant, was honored at the Newseum on Wednesday by CURE — Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, hosted by the org’s founder Susan Axelrod and one of its board members, Connie Milstein.

A video featuring David Gregory, Jake Tapper, Greta Van Susteren and Joe Scarborough, among others, ended with a surprise tribute from “Glee” cast members Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch, singing a song of Haddad’s volunteerism.

Bill of Rights Dinner: On Monday, the ACLU of Southern California honors Hans Zimmer, Amy Doyle and Ramona Ripston at its Bill of Rights dinner. Zimmer is being honored as a “long time supporter of organizations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights and civil liberties.” Doyle, exec vice president of music and talent at MTV, is being recognized for expanding “the view of women in the music industry.” Ripston is the longtime executive director of the org who is retiring and will be the first recipient of the Ramona Ripston Liberty and Justice Award.

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