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Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your device. Search for “Ad Age” under “Skills” in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: Yesterday was a quite a day for the news business. As The New York Times writes, “Not surprisingly, CNN and MSNBC went commercial-free, the broadcast networks broke in with special reports and the word ‘Watergate’ was thrown around by pundits with abandon.” President Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, said in court that Trump ordered him to pay two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from talking about affairs they said they had with Trump, as The Times reports. The same day, Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of eight counts of fraud. The New York Times and Washington Post are both running banner headlines today. The Times’ says, “Pleading guilty, Cohen implicates president.”

Meanwhile, the president’s Twitter account shared Fox News footage of his rally in West Virginia, where crowds cheered him on. His comment: “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

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