When America wakes up with hosts like Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, it's hard to imagine their show bookers having to guard a guest's hotel room all night to prevent rival shows from poaching. In this gripping look into TV's most competitive time slot, CNN's Brian Stelter illuminates what it takes to win the AM. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Stelter is behind the scenes as Ann Curry replaces Meredith Vieira on the Today show, only to be fired a year later in a fiasco. He's backstage as Good Morning America launches an attack to dethrone Today, and compellingly, as Roberts is diagnosed with a rare disease on what should be the happiest day of her career.
Top Of The Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV
Author: Brian Stelter.