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It’ll Always Be Brian Williams’s Show

NBC to fire Nightly News exec producer John Reiss. But is it for ratings, or does Reiss not get along with anchor Brian Williams? [NYT and LAT]
• Tunku Varadarajan moves from an editorial-page writer to an assistant managing editor at the Wall Street Journal, only the third time in 50 years someone has jumped that divide. [NYO]
• Bellevue Hospital starts its own imprint; wannabe Ken Keseys hope for literary success. [NYT]

• Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman joins the D.C. law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to advise business clients on dealing with Democrats. [WSJ]
• Ex-McGuireWoods partner looking at twenty years for making about $18 million trading in the securities of his clients. [NYLJ]
• Should women applying for law jobs take off their wedding rings? [Law Blog/WSJ]

• Stella McCartney pledged to send out girls no smaller than a U.K. size 10 on her runway today. Don’t get too excited — that’s a U.S. size 4. [FlyPaper]
• Bud Konheim of Nicole Miller still hates Cathy Horyn. [WWD]
• Steve Madden continues to profit; shoe sales in the fourth quarter were up nearly 25 percent over last year. [Newsday]

• The NYSE can’t get it together this week. Trading books remained open — and traders stayed on the floor — after 4 p.m. because of an overwhelmed computer system that slowed down orders. [DealBreaker]
• Humans: 1, Computers: 0. Does a week full of glitches mean trouble for the future of electronic trading? [DealBook/NYT]
• Bernanke versus Greenspan: Current Fed chair contradicts former, predicts moderate growth, no recession. [NYT]

It’ll Always Be Brian Williams’s Show