Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

Like invoice Carter chronicling the past due evening wars in his vintage The overdue Shift, famous person New York Times reporter Brian Stelter unearths all of the dish and grime at the back of the well mannered smiles and perky demeanors of morning tv in his much-anticipated...


When the US wakes up with personable and fascinating hosts like Matt Lauer, Robin Roberts, and George Stephanopoulos, it really is not easy to visualize their exhibit bookers having to protect a guest's inn room all evening to avoid rival indicates from poaching. yet that's simply a part of the serious truth New York Times employees author Brian Stelter finds in most sensible OF THE MORNING--a gripping examine the main aggressive time fit in tv, whole with Machiavellian reserving wars and manic habit by means of the manufacturers, executives, and stars.

Stelter is backstage as Ann Curry replaces Meredith Vieira at the Today express, simply to be fired a 12 months later in a fiasco that made nationwide headlines. he is behind the curtain as Good Morning America launches an assault to dethrone Today and finish the longest consecutive successful streak in morning tv heritage. And he is there as Roberts is clinically determined with a crippling disease-on what may be the happiest day of her career.

Featuring particular fabric approximately present and earlier morning stars like Katie Couric and all of the significant gamers of the 2000s, most sensible OF THE MORNING illuminates what it takes to win the AM, whilst each viewer counts, lots of jobs are at the line, and enormous quantities of thousands of greenbacks are at stake. one of the questions Stelter solutions for the 1st time: Why did NBC rather choose to oust Curry from her chair? What was once her alternative Savannah Guthrie's response? used to be Matt Lauer quite at fault?

So seize a cup of espresso, chill out, and observe the darkish part of the solar.

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