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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…
Yes, Chuck Todd seems to be losing weight. Deb Howell: “Ten Ways to Keep a Newspaper Strong.” “Meet the Press” gets Barack Obama for Sunday, December 7 (but will the NYTimes ever get any love from the White House?). 45 years ago today, The Beatles released their first single, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” in the United States. Four years ago, Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time on NBC Nightly News. Stansfield Turner is 85 today. Other birthdays today: Josh Kraushaar, Karen Tumulty, Brett Lieberman, Barbara Martin, Natalie Wyeth, Jordan Lieberman. Birthdays you missed over the long weekend: Karen Hanretty, Heather Guay, Amy Pritchard, Andrew Glass, Kyle Sheldon, Pamela Brown. You think Ted Koppel as “Meet the Press” host is a bad idea. Tammy Kupperman Thorp, Kenny Day, Ian Kessler, Brian E. Ashin, Eric Schweibenz, Dave Jones, Gautham Nagesh, Robyn Bissette, Christopher Law, Philip Shade, Samara Thery, Joe Warminsky, Tony Vanky, Kate Sadler, William Kiniry, Jane Chick, John Yang, Jill Jackson, Max Friedman, Lyndsay E. Polloway, Jack Cline and Alan H. Patterson all correctly guessed that Wednesday’s picture was of Bistro du Coin. “Filmmakers Behind Fake McCain Adviser Discuss Tricking The Media.” Congratulations to The Salt Lake Tribune’s Thomas Burr who is newly engaged to his girlfriend Jen. Slate’s John Dickerson shares “what we learned from Obama’s press conferences.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry that you still find dickheads who think they know what’s going on in the newsroom, while they play god from lofty offices.”
Quickly navigate Morning Reading List:
- Awkward Interactions at Heritage Foundation's Launch of The Daily Signal
- Mice Close Washington Post Cafeteria
- Is Ed Henry the Reason for Mice Problem in White House Press Room?
- MoJo Smacks Down Examiner Writer 'Investigating' Michael Hastings' Death