Time photographer Callie Shell snapped a photo of the seating chart (think red velvet and calligraphy, not notepad paper) for a recent luncheon President Obama hosted for a handful of TV news anchors. And, maybe, the higher your ratings, the closer you were seated to the host (Bri Wi to the president’s right, Gibson to Obama’s left, Stephanopoulos directly across from the host with Gregory to his left…And, Couric, Blitzer, and Schieffer on the fringes).

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.