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Top of the Morning

Inside The Cutthroat World Of Morning TV

By Brian author Stelter

Like Bill Carter chronicling the late night wars in his classic The Late Shift, star New York Times reporter Brian Stelter reveals all the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television in his much-anticipated...

TOP OF THE MORNING

When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like Matt Lauer, Robin Roberts, and George Stephanopoulos, it's hard to imagine their show bookers having to guard a guest's hotel room all night to prevent rival shows from poaching. But that is just part of the intense reality New York Times staff writer Brian Stelter reveals in TOP OF THE MORNING--a gripping look at the most competitive time slot in television, complete with Machiavellian booking wars and manic behavior by the producers, executives, and stars.

Stelter is behind the scenes as Ann Curry replaces Meredith Vieira on the Today show, only to be fired a year later in a fiasco that made national headlines. He's backstage as Good Morning America launches an attack to dethrone Today and end the longest consecutive winning streak in morning television history. And he's there as Roberts is diagnosed with a crippling disease-on what should be the happiest day of her career.

Featuring exclusive material about current and past morning stars like Katie Couric and all the major players of the 2000s, TOP OF THE MORNING illuminates what it takes to win the AM, when every single viewer counts, tons of jobs are on the line, and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. Among the questions Stelter answers for the first time: Why did NBC really decide to oust Curry from her chair? What was her replacement Savannah Guthrie's reaction? Was Matt Lauer really at fault?

So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and discover the dark side of the sun.

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  • LP 791.45097 Ste, Large Print Nonfiction
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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781455545360


Format: Large Print
Author: Stelter, Brian author
Summary: Reveals the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television.
Title: Top of the morning : inside the cutthroat world of morning TV / Brian Stelter.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Subject: Television broadcasting -- United States -- History Television personalities -- United States Television programs -- United States Television talk shows -- United States Large type books
Isbn: 9781455545360 1455545368
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Call Number: LP 791.45097 Ste
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Bib Id: 431487

Format: Large Print
Author: Stelter, Brian author.
Summary: Reveals the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television.
Title: Top of the morning : inside the cutthroat world of morning TV / Brian Stelter.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Description: viii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Television broadcasting -- United States -- History
Subjects: Television personalities -- United States
Subjects: Television programs -- United States
Subjects: Television talk shows -- United States
Subjects: Large type books
Notes: Large print.
Contents: Operation Bambi. Operation Bambi ; America's first family ; Hands are tied ; "Here comes the storm!" ; Denial -- Good morning. Try harder ; A hole dug deep ; Unfinished business ; Hacky sack ; Morning Joe ; May the best booker win -- Invincible -- Inevitable -- The call from the White House ; "I am going to beat this" -- (Almost) Instant karma. The new girl ; Total victory ; The empty chair.
LCCN: 2013932327
ISBN: 9781455545360
ISBN: 1455545368
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Call Number: LP 791.45097 Ste