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Campbell Brown steps down as anchor of eponymous CNN cable news show due to low ratings
NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2010 | Soraya Roberts

Posted on 05/19/2010 8:23:11 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Anchors aren't known for admitting their shortcomings but Campbell Brown is accepting defeat.

The eponymous host of CNN's "Campbell Brown" has stepped down from the "toughest timeslot in cable news" due to low ratings.

"Simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be," Brown said in a statement released Tuesday. "It is largely for this reason that I am stepping down as anchor of CNN’s 'Campbell Brown.’ "

Brown added that she had been ruminating over the move "for some time" and that she felt the urge to reveal the truth behind her departure.

"I have never had much tolerance for others’ spin, so I can’t imagine trying to stomach my own," she said. "The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else."

Brown's news program aired at 8 p.m. on CNN opposite Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," HLN's "Nancy Grace" and MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” While Brown praised the "incredible talents" of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn't feel she was in the same league as these pundits.

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KEYWORDS: anchor; brown; cable; campbell; campbellbrown; cnn; eponymous; lowratings; ratings
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1 posted on 05/19/2010 8:23:12 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Are they gonna change the name of the show?


2 posted on 05/19/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: COUNTrecount
toughest timeslot in cable news

I dunno, O'Reilly doesn't seem to find it all that tough to score fantastic ratings, every night, in that time slot.

3 posted on 05/19/2010 8:25:32 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: thefactor
Are they gonna change the name of the show?

Of course. The 3 people watching it might get confused.

4 posted on 05/19/2010 8:26:11 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ex-cheerleader Campbell Brown, described by the NY Times as a tattooed ex-party girl and ski bum, tries to make herself out to be a martyr to “hard news” and “old fashioned...journalism”.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 8:27:28 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: COUNTrecount

I’m proud that I had no idea if this was a man or woman. CNN is only for massive disaster news programming. They still manage to pull that off #1 in my book.


6 posted on 05/19/2010 8:28:07 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: thefactor

They’re gonna change Campbell Brown’s name to “The Girl from Epoynma”.

(I have to confess, I’ve been looking for a way to use that line for about 25 years.)


7 posted on 05/19/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT by Humble Servant ( See y'all in the gulag.)
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To: COUNTrecount
". . . so that CNN can try something new."

Hmmmmm.....something new....like "fair and balanced"???

Oh wait....that's already working....

Hmmmmmm.....how about telling the truth in an objective way without a bias toward liberalism/progressivism?

Maybe she can become a "paid contributor" to FOX...she'd be a damn site better then the defensive, non-sensical, whinning Juan Williams!

8 posted on 05/19/2010 8:29:58 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Life's much happier when you know whether you're the pin or the cushion.)
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To: COUNTrecount
From Wikipedia:

One who is referred to as eponymous is someone who gives his or her name to something, e.g. Julian, the eponymous owner of the famous restaurant Julian's Castle. Something eponymous is named after a particular person, e.g. Julian's eponymous restaurant.

While Brown praised the "incredible talents" of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn't feel she was in the same league as these pundits.

If you look just below her right ear, you'll see the Schrader valve.


9 posted on 05/19/2010 8:30:57 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Humble Servant

Glad you got a chance to use it. You probably won’t have another opportunity for another quarter century.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 8:31:57 AM PDT by Ax
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To: COUNTrecount

I WILL MAKE A BET!!!!! Watch for CNN to find a conservative to put in the slot....


11 posted on 05/19/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: Humble Servant

EXCELLENT!..............................


12 posted on 05/19/2010 8:32:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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13 posted on 05/19/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Humble Servant

“””Brown’s news program aired at 8 p.m. on CNN opposite Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” HLN’s “Nancy Grace” and MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” While Brown praised the “incredible talents” of her 8 p.m. cable news competitors, she also revealed she didn’t feel she was in the same league as these pundits.”””””””””

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When you realize you are lower than olbergoober, it’s time to stop pretending you are a “news person”. Certainly there must be a Starbucks somewhere looking for help.


14 posted on 05/19/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: COUNTrecount

Was this God’s will too? LOL.


15 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:07 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: softwarecreator
I dunno, O’Reilly doesn't seem to find it all that tough to score fantastic ratings, every night, in that time slot

That's why she thinks its the toughest time slot. She has to go up against O’Reilley.

16 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:39 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Logic n' Reason
"Hmmmmm.....something new....like "fair and balanced"??? "

The rumor circulating on many of the media sites is that the LuvGov, Elliot Spitzer is the lead contender to replace her.

So much for fair an balanced, although CNN should nicely tie up the hooker and corrupt politician demographics.

17 posted on 05/19/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: thefactor

Yes, they are. It will now be the Anonymous CNN News Show.............


18 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: COUNTrecount

I think Campbell would do a good job as a talking head guest on these shows, such as BOR. She would be better to listen to (add more value) than most of the liberals BOR and Hannity have on.

Her problem was not her on-air talents, which I think are considerable. It was purely a content issue. No one really wants to listen to that drivel nonstop, either on the tube or on the radio. However, as far as being the liberal guest on various shows, Campbell would be great.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:41 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Get a paper route, Billy - Len Britton, running v. Leaky Leahy http://tinyurl.com/3a5ac8o)
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To: COUNTrecount

I wonder what took them so long? I try to watch her sometimes but she is a liar, so I just can’t.


20 posted on 05/19/2010 8:35:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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