New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, for his new book, "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV," gained insider access to the networks' control rooms but allowed network executives to approve material he wanted to include in the final draft. The book received a mixed review in The New York Times from critic Ed Bark, who called it "a breezy read with more than a little overblown prose, some of it just plain silly."

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