How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers. This is drawn from a conversation with Jennifer Granholm, the former governor of Michigan and host of Current TV's The War Room.
I get up at 5:30 a.m., sit down at my computer and watch downloaded clips of Morning Joe. When it's breakfast time, I move on to The New York Times. I live on the West Coast now so I've got an East Coast booker sending me morning news clips and a news junkie in Michigan who sends me clips from there. Since I have a special love for the state, I have a national set of clips and a Michigan set of clips.
By 8:30 a.m., I'm in the office and I start pulling up my websites like The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Jezebel, Talking Points Memo and Politico, where I write a column. I'm really liking BuzzFeed. Not so much the for the puppy and kitten videos but the fact that 22-year-old Andrew Kaczynksi can find YouTube videos of presidential candidates that no one else has found before is fantastic. I love it. But aside from political coverage, they do have some of the very best video uploads, like Anderson Cooper's Dyngus Day giggle fit.