Skip to comments.CNN's Brown Out: Cooper's 360° Moves to 10 p.m. Slot
Posted on 11/02/2005 1:02:21 PM PST by blogblogginaway
Aaron Brown is out at CNN, and Anderson Cooper will take over Browns 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 Browns NewsNight. Coopers 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 Coopers surge in popularity in the wake of his coverage of Hurricane Katrinas 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.
One more unemployed commie.
As soon as the boot-print on his butt heals.
Rearranging the deck chair on the Titanic.
I can't stomach Aaron Brown- he is the most liberally biased schmuck.
Brown was not permitted to offer an opposing viewpoint.
Yep..There are only so many bandaids that can plug a leaking siv.
Keep your fingers crossed for us here in Washington State. I do NOT want him to come back here. GAG!
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.
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Rearranging the deck chairs. Bwahahahaha. It keeps getting better.
And it should after the decades af poop we have endured.
I'm sure all five of his viewers are devastated.
Creating opportunity out of disaster.
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.
Imagine an Aaron Brown clip show.
I don't thinks it's fair to say the Hurricane is using Cooper to get attention by exploiting a disaster.
I cannot believe that whimpering sissy boy has ONE fan.
Gloria must be so humiliated.
Maybe they can pair Andrew Sullivan with Anderson Cooper for the 10PM slot.
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.
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.
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.
Better get a bucket after thinking about that pairing.
They're probably more likely to put a lesbian on with Cooper....
beat me to it
his raconteur daddy died too young
Fox will hire him in their effort to become more like MSNBC and CNN. LOSERS!!!
I guess this means more airtime for Jack Cafferty.
"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.
"They're probably more likely to put a lesbian on with Cooper...."
I think Cooper IS a lesbian.
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.
The death knell tolls for Wolf Blitzer.
Will they next fire that nice lady Miss Zahn???? zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Man is she a hater!
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.
LOL, he was as lefty-biased as anyone there. Not even remotely close to the reason for his sacking.
Things that make you go "Hmmmmmm....".
How about POOPER SCOOPER?
Should be COOPER SCOOPER He prefers the pooper. Toppers welcome.
ha ha...good one.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Given how the NYT and CNN have treated Geraldo with their fabricated lies, I doubt Geraldo would entertain CNN's offer.