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 Gayle King, CBS This Morning co-host and editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine.
My alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. and the car picks me up at 4:30 a.m., so I do a quick little run around the dials to see what everybody’s doing — CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN. In the morning before I go into work I like to have a great sense of how the day is shaping up. Plus I get rundowns from work that include stories we’re going to be covering and what we’re going to be doing. So when I go to work I have a strong sense of what’s going on in the world and where you live at home and abroad.
The Times and the Post come to my house. I was a subscriber to People magazine when I was in college. I think it was a dime. I’m still a People magazine subscriber. I love People magazine. Back in the day I worked for a Post-Newsweek station but now I’m more of a Time girl. I like Time magazine. I’m an O magazine subscriber, too. I get Ebony. I like that. That was in my house when I was a kid. I was raised on Ebony magazine. And Essence was the first magazine for black women that I thought, “Oh gosh, somebody’s speaking to me” — so I’m still holding on to my Essence subscription. And Vanity Fair if there's a great cover story. Vanity Fair articles are always fun to read because you know they are going to be very detailed.