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CNN's Brown Out: Cooper's 360 Moves to 10 p.m. Slot
Mediaweek ^ | nov. 2, 2005 | By Stephanie D. Smith

Posted on 11/02/2005 1:02:21 PM PST by blogblogginaway

Aaron Brown is out at CNN, and Anderson Cooper will take over Brown’s 10 p.m. time slot, effective Monday.

The shakeup comes as a result of some prime time scheduling moves that CNN made official Wednesday. Cooper will take his 7 p.m. showcase, Anderson Cooper 360°, to the 10-midnight spot, formerly occupied by Brown’s NewsNight. Cooper’s old spot will be filled by an additional hour of The Situation Room, hosted by Wolf Blitzer.

In a memo to staffers, CNN president Jon Klein said the veteran anchor “will be leaving CNN and is very much looking forward to some well-deserved time off with his family.”

Since mid-September, Brown and Cooper had been paired on NewsNight, as Klein sought to capitalize on Cooper’s surge in popularity in the wake of his coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

Brown joined CNN in 2001 and first came to prominence with his on-air reporting from New York on Sept. 11 of that year. Cooper joined CNN as a weekend anchor in December 2001 and began hosting Anderson Cooper 360° in March 2003.

In his note to staffers, Klein said praised Brown for his “stellar” work as an anchor, adding “there is no question that he will be missed.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; cnn; deanofovernitenews; deckchairsontitanic; fired
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1 posted on 11/02/2005 1:02:22 PM PST by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway
The new show will be called: COOPER SCOOPER He Gets the Scoop
2 posted on 11/02/2005 1:04:06 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: blogblogginaway

One more unemployed commie.


3 posted on 11/02/2005 1:04:14 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: blogblogginaway
will be leaving CNN and is very much looking forward to some well-deserved time off with his family

As soon as the boot-print on his butt heals.

4 posted on 11/02/2005 1:04:35 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: blogblogginaway

Rearranging the deck chair on the Titanic.


5 posted on 11/02/2005 1:05:39 PM PST by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: blogblogginaway
HA-HA-HA-   GOOD!

I can't stomach Aaron Brown- he is the most liberally biased schmuck.

6 posted on 11/02/2005 1:06:44 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: blogblogginaway
CNN president Jon Klein said the veteran anchor “will be leaving CNN and is very much looking forward to some well-deserved time off with his family.”

Brown was not permitted to offer an opposing viewpoint.

7 posted on 11/02/2005 1:06:56 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yep..There are only so many bandaids that can plug a leaking siv.


8 posted on 11/02/2005 1:07:00 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: blogblogginaway

Keep your fingers crossed for us here in Washington State. I do NOT want him to come back here. GAG!


9 posted on 11/02/2005 1:07:57 PM PST by Concerto in D
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To: bmwcyle
AARON BROWN HAS COMPANY.

2005 - Liberal Mount Rushmore Implodes and Crumbles

Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel, the face of late-night newscast "Nightline" for a quarter century, will anchor the show for the last time on November 22, but ABC News has not decided who will replace him, the network said on Thursday.

Koppel, 65, becomes the latest in a string of veteran network news anchors to sign off in recent months, following Tom Brokaw of NBC, Dan Rather of CBS and Koppel's ABC News colleague, the late Peter Jennings.

..... CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: LIBERAL 2005 MSM THEME SONG

10 posted on 11/02/2005 1:08:43 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: samadams2000

Rearranging the deck chairs. Bwahahahaha. It keeps getting better.

And it should after the decades af poop we have endured.


11 posted on 11/02/2005 1:08:43 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: blogblogginaway

I'm sure all five of his viewers are devastated.


12 posted on 11/02/2005 1:08:46 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: new yorker 77

Creating opportunity out of disaster.

13 posted on 11/02/2005 1:09:12 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: blogblogginaway

Don't watch CNN much but couldn't stomach Brown anytime I checked them out. One of the wierdest anchors ever. I guess he was trying to drip compassion and sympathy but he just came off as wierd and self obsessed.


14 posted on 11/02/2005 1:09:16 PM PST by Williams
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To: gathersnomoss
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: LIBERAL 2005 MSM THEME SONG

Imagine an Aaron Brown clip show.

15 posted on 11/02/2005 1:09:29 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: blogblogginaway

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1514327/posts


16 posted on 11/02/2005 1:09:45 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: COUNTrecount

I don't thinks it's fair to say the Hurricane is using Cooper to get attention by exploiting a disaster.


17 posted on 11/02/2005 1:10:25 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77
Fossils
18 posted on 11/02/2005 1:10:29 PM PST by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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To: gathersnomoss

Rearranging


Beat me,darn!


19 posted on 11/02/2005 1:10:36 PM PST by litehaus
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To: COUNTrecount

I cannot believe that whimpering sissy boy has ONE fan.

Gloria must be so humiliated.


20 posted on 11/02/2005 1:10:51 PM PST by Howlin
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To: blogblogginaway

Maybe they can pair Andrew Sullivan with Anderson Cooper for the 10PM slot.


21 posted on 11/02/2005 1:11:21 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: samadams2000
"One more unemployed commie."

Actually, I recall seeing his show a few times and thinking that he was just a little too fair in some of his questions to fit in with CNN's management and base audience. When interviewing conservatives, his questions lacked the very high level of aggressiveness and accusatory tone needed to please the CNN base. It was only a matter of time.

22 posted on 11/02/2005 1:13:50 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: blogblogginaway

Anybody know whatever happened with Cooper's ABC show, The Mole? Last I recall the show just stopped airing midway through a contest. I've always wondered what happened...

Next thing I saw he was on CNN.


23 posted on 11/02/2005 1:15:35 PM PST by Kryptonite (McCain, Graham, Warner, Snowe, Collins, DeWine, Chafee - put them in your sights)
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To: God luvs America

I used to watch Brown when he was on ABC's late night news (wee hours of the morning). He was actually an affable guy -- didn't seem biased at all. He had a few good shows on CNN, but as has been said here, his apparent unwillingness to follow in lockstep with the President bashing brass at CNN was probably his undoing.


24 posted on 11/02/2005 1:16:41 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Rosemont

Better get a bucket after thinking about that pairing.

They're probably more likely to put a lesbian on with Cooper....


25 posted on 11/02/2005 1:17:36 PM PST by Kryptonite (McCain, Graham, Warner, Snowe, Collins, DeWine, Chafee - put them in your sights)
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To: new yorker 77
COOPERS SOOPER POOPER SCOOPER? Piers Anthony's Macroscope - already done.
26 posted on 11/02/2005 1:17:43 PM PST by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Howlin

beat me to it

his raconteur daddy died too young


27 posted on 11/02/2005 1:19:23 PM PST by wardaddy (I am sick of stealth queerness in nearly every movie I rent .)
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To: blogblogginaway

Fox will hire him in their effort to become more like MSNBC and CNN. LOSERS!!!


28 posted on 11/02/2005 1:19:58 PM PST by BallyBill (Fox News was my last hope, now I just sorta guess what is going on in the world.)
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To: gathersnomoss

I guess this means more airtime for Jack Cafferty.


29 posted on 11/02/2005 1:20:31 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Howlin

"I cannot believe that whimpering sissy boy has ONE fan.

Gloria must be so humiliated."

She's probably the "ONE fan"!


That whole CNN lineup at night is nauseating. Aaron Brown has that nasily whiney voice and always has his hands over his mouth. Bet no one at the station shakes hands with him.


30 posted on 11/02/2005 1:21:46 PM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Kryptonite

"They're probably more likely to put a lesbian on with Cooper...."

I think Cooper IS a lesbian.


31 posted on 11/02/2005 1:23:32 PM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: All

AARON BROWN OUT AT CNN
Wed Nov 02 2005 15:43:11 ET

To: All CNN Staff

From: Jon Klein

We have made some programming decisions which will impact our prime time schedule as well as our colleague Aaron Brown. Aaron will be leaving CNN and is very much looking forward to some well-deserved time off with his family. Aaron has made enormous contributions to CNN since his groundbreaking anchoring of Sept. 11th through the war in Iraq to the Tsunami to the recent hurricanes. Outside of the big stories, on a nightly basis, Aaron has provided our audiences with insight into the events of the United States and the world with eloquence and the highest journalist integrity.

Besides his stellar work as an anchor, Aaron stands as an absolutely brilliant writer, evident by the thoughtful perspective he injects into every story he touches.

Personally, I will miss Aaron and his wicked sense of humor. We cannot thank Aaron enough for the skills and professionalism he brought to CNN. Given his respect throughout the industry, there is no question that he will be missed.



Translation:

"YOU'RE FIRED!"

32 posted on 11/02/2005 1:27:13 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: blogblogginaway
Cooper’s old spot will be filled by an additional hour of The Situation Room, hosted by Wolf Blitzer.

The death knell tolls for Wolf Blitzer.

33 posted on 11/02/2005 1:28:58 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Will they next fire that nice lady Miss Zahn???? zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Man is she a hater!


34 posted on 11/02/2005 1:30:34 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

If this was a realization you 1) Shouldnt torture your audience or 2)Can only lie to your audience for so long or 3) Profit motive driven..finally, then this should be just the beginning of the hippie purging.


35 posted on 11/02/2005 1:32:44 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: God luvs America
"I can't stomach Aaron Brown- he is the most liberally biased schmuck."

After 911 I heard him say he was the face of CNN News. I thought what a jerk. He had to toot his own horn.
I can't stand him.
Now lets hope Fox doesn't take him in.
36 posted on 11/02/2005 1:34:43 PM PST by fabriclady
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To: blogblogginaway

37 posted on 11/02/2005 1:35:42 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: fatnotlazy
his apparent unwillingness to follow in lockstep with the President bashing brass at CNN was probably his undoing.

LOL, he was as lefty-biased as anyone there. Not even remotely close to the reason for his sacking.

38 posted on 11/02/2005 1:41:57 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: fatnotlazy
I can't agree...I watched him a lot @10PM (don't like Greta) and I thought he went out of his way to bash the administration and try and resuscitate dead stories to put the WH in bad light....

what annoyed the hell out of me is he would always have radical left wing guests on and never even attempt to have someone from the other side.
39 posted on 11/02/2005 1:42:31 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: blogblogginaway

What's CNN?


40 posted on 11/02/2005 1:44:26 PM PST by pabianice
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To: COUNTrecount

Things that make you go "Hmmmmmm....".

41 posted on 11/02/2005 1:45:10 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: new yorker 77
The new show will be called: COOPER SCOOPER He Gets the Scoop

How about POOPER SCOOPER?

42 posted on 11/02/2005 1:47:57 PM PST by 6ppc
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To: new yorker 77
The new show will be called: COOPER SCOOPER He Gets the Scoop

Should be COOPER SCOOPER He prefers the pooper. Toppers welcome.

43 posted on 11/02/2005 1:48:46 PM PST by GUN TOTING TOAD KILLER
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To: reagan_fanatic

ha ha...good one.


44 posted on 11/02/2005 1:49:26 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: God luvs America

Speaking of the dreaful Greta, maybe he just plain quit?

Knowing that he couldn't compete with her was enough to try another career. Imagine having a lower rated show than the worse show on cable.


45 posted on 11/02/2005 1:49:56 PM PST by quantim (Just be glad Detroit is not in a hurricane zone.)
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To: God luvs America

what annoyed the hell out of me is he would always have radical left wing guests on and never even attempt to have someone from the other side.

***

But that's typical of most CNN shows.

Hey, maybe they can lure away Geraldo Rivera. Or did he already work for them at least once???? (being sarcastic here)


46 posted on 11/02/2005 1:52:59 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: God luvs America
what annoyed the hell out of me is he would always have radical left wing guests on and never even attempt to have someone from the other side.

That's been a common practice at CNN. In the old days, CNN would pit 4 liberals against one conservative to give the impression they're balanced. But, it was sometimes fun to see the one lonely conservative smack down 4 liberals at once.

47 posted on 11/02/2005 2:04:00 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: fatnotlazy
his apparent unwillingness to follow in lockstep with the President bashing brass at CNN was probably his undoing.

He's the most vile Liberal ever to grace the idiot box, on a channel that is equally vile and liberal. His show simply sucked. He sacked himself.

48 posted on 11/02/2005 2:08:07 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: fatnotlazy

Given how the NYT and CNN have treated Geraldo with their fabricated lies, I doubt Geraldo would entertain CNN's offer.


49 posted on 11/02/2005 2:09:32 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: Howlin

Gloria who?


50 posted on 11/02/2005 2:12:53 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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