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Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

Editor & Publisher has its annual Pulitzer preview up- “Two Washington Post series in the running include Debbie Cenziper and Sara Cohen’s “Forced Out” investigation that revealed how local landlords drove tenants from rent-controlled apartments. It is a Goldsmith finalist. There is also the paper’s 12-part series on Chandra Levy, which many believe prompted the recent attention on a suspect named in the report. If he is charged, look for the jurors to take note.”

Who leaves the oldest show in television for the newest? Michelle Jaconi, who tells friends in an email today “CNN wooed me with an offer I couldn’t refuse– including creative control of a show that is going to change my favorite political institution, the Sunday morning public affairs program.” Her email after the jump…

Family, Friends & Contacts,

The lead reads like this: I left the oldest show in television for the newest.

After 12 years with “Meet the Press,” CNN wooed me with an offer I couldn’t refuse– including creative control of a show that is going to change my favorite political institution, the Sunday morning public affairs program. So, I did the unthinkable… I traded one 4 am alarm clock for… another one. And I did it for one reason: I love being excited about what I do.

I believe in CNN and in John King.

So set your DVRs and on Sunday morning, tune into CNN from 9 am to 1 pm ET. The show is called the “State of the Union with John King” and I hope that with my brethren alone we can bump the ratings up this Sunday.

Michelle Jaconi
Executive Producer
“State of the Union with John King”

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