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  1. the most important puppy in the world
    The Second Installment of NBC ‘Inside the White House,’ Starring Bo ObamaThe puff-piece half of the network’s two-part special gets a boost from the First Family’s fluffiest new member.
  2. in other news
    So Who Made the Most of Last Night’s NBC White House Special?Let’s stack it up.
  3. in other news
    Ann Curry Still Pissed About That Botched Trip to Mount KilimanjaroYou know, where she got brutally sick in the name of chipper morning television, and failed in front of America?
  4. in other news
    Are You Really Ready to Have David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’?NBC and Gregory’s press people won’t confirm reports from last night that he’ll take over the moderator’s chair. Which gives us time to think.
  5. in other news
    Tom Brokaw Saved MSNBC From ItselfAccording to the former NBC News anchor, it was his idea to tone down Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, and also he who saved the network’s relationship with the McCain campaign.
  6. cultural capital
    Who Will Replace Russert? (Seacrest, Shockingly, Not on Short List)Hey, just as long as it’s not O’Reilly, right?
  7. intel
    The Top Ten Reasons NY1 Will Crush NBC’s Planned 24-Hour New York News ChannelRead as we extol the unique glories of New York’s most special channel, and explain how it can never be reproduced.
  8. cultural capital
    Brian Williams Hates Puff Pieces, Unless Topless 15-Year-Olds Are InvolvedThe NBC anchor has taken the ‘Times’ to task for all of its fluff coverage, but he devoted a surprising amount of time to the whole Miley Cyrus “scandal” last night.
  9. in other news
    ‘CBS Evening News’ Sinks to New DepthsCouric & Co. have their worst ratings yet.
  10. cultural capital
    Brian Williams Will Be Your Anchorblogger TonightCheck out BriWi’s MySpace page! He likes Vampire Weekend and hates Penn Station — just like us! (Except, dude, who is still on MySpace?)
  11. company town
    Lies and the Lying Arabs Who Tell ThemMEDIA • The New Republic pulled back on its long-embattled “Baghdad Diarist” series, admitting they could no longer stand behind the author, an army private serving in Iraq. Meanwhile, The National Review suffered its own Middle Eastern credibility scandal and struck back in a novel way: “As one of our sources put it: ‘The Arab tendency to lie and exaggerate about enemies is alive and well among pro-American Lebanese Christians as much as it is with the likes of Hamas.’” Yikes. [NYT Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Big layoffs ahead at NBC News? “There are going to be firings very soon — everybody is terrified,” according to a “former network insider,” who claims tens of millions in cuts will happen in the next two weeks. [Jossip] • New NBC programming honcho Ben Silverman is looking to clear up a conflict of interest and cash in on his old production company, which Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter to Rupe, is buying for around $200 million. Not bad for a guy who built his career on stealing foreign shows like The Office and Ugly Betty and then repackaging them for the U.S.[NYP]