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Catching up on the Morning Reading List after a week out sick… Belated Happy Birthdays to Nora McAlvanah, Kelley McCormick and Sol Levine who celebrated last week. Happy Birthday today to Ron Bonjean! What know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…
The Boston Globe takes a look at filling the void of a city paper after it closes.
Is the Tribune‘s boss Sam Zell on his way out?
The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.
On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Howard Kurtz yesterday: “I always thought that he should have gone on “Oprah,” because, you know, Oprah is a dog lover herself.” -sports columnist Drew Sharp on Michael Vick seeking forgiveness through the media.
For the fourth time this year, Fox News beat the combined totals of MSNBC, CNN, HLN and CNBC in primetime in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. More on how Fox is flourishing during the Obama administration on FBDC later today.
President Obama had a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado Saturday, where he commented on TV coverage. “Yesterday I held a town hall in Belgrade, Montana. And we had a pretty good crowd. Some were big supporters of reform, some had concerns and questions, some were completely skeptical. And I got tough questions, but even though Montanans had strong opinions, they didn’t shout at one another, they were there to listen and that reflects the American people and what our democracy is about. A lot more than what’s been covered on TV the last several days.”
Jerry Seinfeld will be Jay Leno’s first guest when his new show debuts on NBC Sept. 14th.
More funny guys in the media news this morning… Steve Harvey’s joining ABC’s “GMA.”
HuffPost is launching a feature today called “HuffPost Social News” using Facebook Connect, which will allow readers to create a personalized social networking-like HuffPost news page.
Arianna Huffington needs some help picking 100 people who are using new media to change the world.
How’s AOL doing as print news is having a hard time? Pretty OK, according to the NYT.
WEST WING REPORTAGE
Is Gibbs too jolly? Former Nixon and Ford deputy press secretary Jerry Warren visited the White House Friday, where he told Politico White House press secretary Robert Gibbs can be “too jovial about serious things.” “That can be dangerous,” he said. “Otherwise, I think he’s a fine man.”
President Obama has issued an “informal edict” for White House profiles, in light of long pieces on Valerie Jarrett and other staffers in the NYT magazine. From Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny online Saturday: “But when a New York Times Magazine profile of Ms. Jarrett last month explored the old scratchiness [between her and Emanuel], White House officials said the normally calm Mr. Obama erupted with anger. An informal edict went out: no more cooperating with staff profiles. As a result, Mr. Emanuel declined a formal interview for this article.” (h/t Politico‘s Calderone)
President Obama had this editorial “Why We Need Health Care Reform” in NYT Saturday.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee posted a video to say thank you on CurrentTV.
And just for fun this morning… like “Mad Men?” Like media? Mediaite combines your loves here.
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