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Top of the Morning

Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

CNN correspondent Brian Stelter reveals the dark side of morning television with exclusive material about current and past morning stars, from Matt Lauer to Katie Couric

When America wakes up with personable and charming hosts like 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 a glimpse of the intense reality revealed in this gripping look into the most competitive time slot in television.

Featuring exclusive content about 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. 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.

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

PRAISE FOR TOP OF THE MORNING
"Mr. Stelter pulls back the curtains and exposes a savage corporate world that might have been inhabited by the Sopranos." - Washington Times

"A troubling look inside an enterprise as vicious and internecine as a soap opera." - Kirkus Reviews

Customer Reviews

Too good to put down!

I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I am a tv news junkie that reads TVNEWSER several times a day. I don't normally read books, but I read this one in less than 48 hours! It is too good to put down!

Top of the morning

I going to reas the sample , but I can"t buy the book because it
Doesn't support Ann Curry! I hate good morning America for
That. It would be nice if more people support Ann Curry!!
She got the shaft!

Top of the morning

Great book but most was already known through online articles prior to the book being published. Some info was not ever revealed and I appreciated that. Wish the author would be more interactive and nicer on twitter.

Top of the Morning
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Social Science
  • Published: Apr 23, 2013
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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