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P.M. Ticker: Speechwriters on State of the Union | Glenn’s new producer | Harper’s editor steps down | Do the philathropic thing

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Speechwriters of yore weigh in on the gravity of the State of the Union, and what Obama should say, including Jeff Shesol (Clinton administration), Lisa Schiffren (to VP Dan Quayle), William F. Gavin (Nixon) (NYTimes.com Room for Debate blog)

Senior Producer Named for ‘Glenn Beck’ (TVNewser)

John D. Hodge steps down from the helm of the 160-year-old Harper’s. Hodge joined the magazine in 1996 as an intern, taking over the top spot from Lewis Lapham ten years later. (FishbowlNY)

Weber Shandwick Chairman Jack Leslie on why companies need to “Do the Smart Thing” (Corporate Philanthropist)

And in celebrity news, Gary Coleman released from jail; John Travolta lands his jet in Haiti; Tim Burton to head the jury at Cannes (AP Video after the jump)


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