NBCNews_9.8.jpgIt’s common for news execs to give their hardworking staff a pat on the back for a job well-done. In this age, it’s more of an e-pat. TVNewser obtained an email exchange between Tom Linder, News Director at the Minneapolis station KARE, to NBC News president Steve Capus. Part of it is below…

From: Lindner, Tom

Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 9:50 AM

To: Capus, Steve (NBC Universal)

Subject: Thank you from KARE

The Peacock is strutting proudly today in Minnesota.

Allow me a personal moment to thank you and your teams for unprecedented cooperation in helping us do the best job of covering the RNC in our backyard.

It goes on.
Capus replied. And part of that email is below…

From: Capus, Steve (NBC Universal)

Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 12:32 PM

To: ‘Lindner, Tom’

Subject: RE: Thank you from KARE


Thank you so much for taking the time to send this note. It means the world to all of us. In my experience, the relationship with NBC News and KARE has always been rock solid and built on mutual respect.

TVNewser was also sent the note Capus emailed to the NBCU staff Friday night (after the jump). It includes a shout-out to Olbermann and Matthews. “Our coverage hosted by Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews attracted twice the audience as in 2004 for the conventions.”

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