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CBS “Early Show” EP Shalev On The Menu: “There Is A Real Value Proposition In Morning Television”

mmm_2-3.gifToday the Morning Media Menu podcast welcomes CBS’ “The Early Show” executive producer Zev Shalev, who speaks about what’s coming up this summer on the morning show, including the summer concert series on the U.S.S. Intrepid.

Shalev also discussed the “Early Show”‘s ability to get interviews with of-the-moment subjects like Susan Boyle and Levi Johnston, despite its third place standing among network morning shows.

“We are number three so we’ve got to make it up in a lot of other ways,” he said. “And we do it by developing strong, deep relationships that really put our anchors in a position where they’re comfortable with the people they are interviewing but they’re also able to still ask those tough questions, still get the full story out.”

Shalev also said he didn’t worry about competition from online media news sources, which are fighting with traditional media for audiences. “Most of the online news sources [are] aggregators, they’re picking stuff up from other wires. They’re not actually going out and doing the work,” he said. “The traditional news network is still the place where you can get real journalism, real reporting, real analysis. The kind of experts we have on our team…these people know their stuff in a way that you can’t get online. So there is a real value proposition in morning television. There is still a value proposition in television in general.”

Other topics discussed: CBS’s success with awards shows and big revenue number reports for Craigslist.org.

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Huffington Post Has The Final Word On Susan Boyle

susanboyleheart.jpgThe other day this fishie got good and mad at our friend Ciaran for saying Susan Boyle had a face that frightens small children. She has a sweet, matronly face, we declared! Kids like that sort of thing! It’s harpies like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan that the whippersnappers should be scared of.

So as soon as we saw the Huffington Post article by Andy Borowitz on Ms. Boyle, we sent it his way. It’s recommended reading for you, too. An excerpt:

Jenifer Genterson, a news anchor from Abilene, Texas, is just one of a chorus of beautiful TV talking heads who have been startled and inspired by the surprising presence of talent in an ugly person.

“In the TV business, we’re told that beauty is everything,” Ms. Genterson said. “But Susan Boyle has shown us that ugly people have the right to live, too.”

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup

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  • YouTube sensation Susan Boyle crosses the pond, and the media- WebNewser

  • New York Times officially cuts city section- FishbowlNY
  • Joe Scarborough knocks “childish sexual jokes” made by “people on networks”- TVNewser
  • Andrew Wagner named Editor-in-Chief of ReadyMade magazine- UnBeige
  • How personal is Time Inc.’s new personal magazine?- MediaJobsDaily