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‘Early Show’ Changes Outside, and In

After months of meetings, the evolving “Early Show” evolved even further this morning as staffers are learning about changes to the internal structure of the show — producers, writers, bookers, production assistants, etc.

TVNewser has learned some positions are being eliminated, others are being added but that the head count will not be reduced.

Of the 100+ on staff, the reorganization “affects a small number of employees,” an insider says. Affected staffers are being encouraged to apply for other jobs at the  network. In recent weeks, the “Early Show” has brought on and promoted senior staffers and is building a new newsroom and studio.

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CBS’ ‘Early Show’ Continues Political Push, Bloomberg TV’s Mosheh Oinounou Named Senior Producer

Bloomberg TV international desk editor Mosheh Oinounou is leaving the company to join CBS’ “The Early Show” as a senior producer, based in Washington DC.

Before joining Bloomberg, Oinounou was a producer for “Fox News Sunday,” and a political producer for Fox News Channel. Interestingly enough, Oinounou has been following David Rhodes as he has moved from organization to organization. Rhodes was an executive at FNC before joining Bloomberg as the head of Bloomberg TV. Earlier this year he became president of CBS News.The memo announcing his hire from “Early Show” EP Batt Humphreys is after the jump.

Oinounou’s hire is the latest in a string of moves designed to bolster the morning show’s political coverage in advance of the 2012 presidential election. The program has held town halls with political leaders, and earlier this month the National Journal profiled the program’s political ambitions.

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The CBS ‘Early Show’ Strategy For Being The Anti-’Today’? Focus on Politics

CBS’ “The Early Show” has been stuck in third place behind NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” for years. Now, as National Journal reports, the program is trying a new strategy to become the anti-network morning show: focus on politics.

“I don’t feel that I have to do the same stories at the same time as the other morning shows. That is what we are trying not to be. We are trying not to compete story to story, segment to segment, minute to minute in the show. There is no gain there,” said Batt Humphreys, Early Show interim executive producer. “We tried to do that for 30-something years and it hasn’t worked very well…. I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe that model is just not working.”

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