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Zahn, Cooper shows to officially launch Sept. 8 (on CNN)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9.2.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT

Posted on 09/02/2003 10:36:29 AM PDT by mhking

CNN's prime time anchors, Paula Zahn and Anderson Cooper, will officially launch their new shows Sept. 8. Zahn's show, a straight news program, will be called "Paula Zahn Now" and Cooper's show, which will have a faster-paced style, will be called "Anderson Cooper 360."

A cast of contributors for Zahn's show will be announced later this week.

Cooper's show, which targets younger viewers, will feature several regular segments devoted to media, including "Inside the Box," which will analyze TV news coverage, "Fresh Print," a look at the hot topics in current magazines, and "Weekender," which will preview upcoming movies and entertainment events.

After being named CNN's president early this year, Jim Walton has scrapped soft news and opinion shows and focused on harder-news programs. During the war, he canceled the 9 p.m. show, "Connie Chung Tonight," which was often criticized for its tabloid style.

Walton put Zahn and Cooper in their current time slots months ago, but the shows only now are officially launching.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; chickennoodlenews; clintonnewsnetwork; cnn; cnnschadenfreude; nytschadenfreude; paulazahn; schadenfreude

1 posted on 09/02/2003 10:36:30 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
More grist for the mill.... Zahn'll be gone soon enough...

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 09/02/2003 10:37:26 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
she was doing okay on FOX. She made a major mistake when she jumped to CNN. She is pretty though.
3 posted on 09/02/2003 10:38:43 AM PDT by bedolido (None of us is as dumb as all of us!)
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To: mhking
Joining CNN now is sort of like signing on to the Titanic just before it sailed.
4 posted on 09/02/2003 10:38:44 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: mhking
What's CNN?
5 posted on 09/02/2003 10:45:03 AM PDT by magslinger (Never ascribe to malice that which can adequatly be described by incompetence.)
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Her fluttering eyelid routine gets tired real fast.

They had her pegged when they made the commercial touting her, complete with the zipper sound at the end...

"Paula Zahn...Intelligent, Experienced, and just a little...sexy ZZZZZZZZZZZZIP!!!!!!!

6 posted on 09/02/2003 10:46:37 AM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals ("Diplomats and Beaurocrats may act independently, but they achieve the same result" -Spock 1969)
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To: mhking
a straight news program

Baloney. They'll do plenty of homo news.

7 posted on 09/02/2003 10:58:05 AM PDT by Huck
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To: mhking
...will be called "Anderson Cooper 360."

Great. Stories from 1,643 years ago.
Just what I need.

8 posted on 09/02/2003 11:06:55 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mhking
One day I will have to post pics of Anderson Cooper from my highschool yearbook, when at a high school talent show he stood up during a stand up comedy bit, wearing black tights with a long baloon and two tennis balls stuffed down the tights.
9 posted on 09/02/2003 12:13:13 PM PDT by finnman69 ( !)
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To: finnman69
Sounds like you ought to demand hush money from Anderson. LOL

Prairie
10 posted on 09/02/2003 12:47:17 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (de Villipin wants UN approval for all military actions...ever. I fart in his general direction!!)
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To: martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; Miss Marple; Tamsey; ...

Schadenfreude

This is the New York Times CNN Schadenfreude Ping List. Freepmail me to be added or dropped.


11 posted on 09/02/2003 12:49:47 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: mhking
Cooper's show, which targets younger viewers...

Not at 7 pm, it won't, no matter how good it turns out to be ... unless CNN's idea of "younger viewers" is to grab people in their early 50s instead of their late 50s, which is probably about as good as they'll ever be able to manage regardless of what stunts they try. CNN has a 25-year tradition of being the Ambien Network, and hiring all the World News Now alumni in the world won't change that unless they're allowed to produce shows completely outside of the CNN newsroom culture, which is something that will never occur.

Paula's show, needless to say, is doomed, because it's hosted by Paula Zahn. There's no getting around that.

12 posted on 09/02/2003 12:58:12 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: bedolido
she was doing okay on FOX. She made a major mistake when she jumped to CNN.

The key word in that sentence is "okay." After she left Fox, their ratings went up in the 10 pm time slot almost immediately, even before they hired Greta to replace her.

She is pretty though.

Not in person without the makeup, she ain't. Well, she's all right for her age, I guess, but she sure wouldn't make you turn your head to look twice if you found yourself standing next to her in a supermarket aisle.

13 posted on 09/02/2003 1:01:45 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: finnman69
One day I will have to post pics of Anderson Cooper from my highschool yearbook, when at a high school talent show he stood up during a stand up comedy bit, wearing black tights with a long baloon and two tennis balls stuffed down the tights.

I see absolutely no reason why you should wait to do this.

14 posted on 09/02/2003 1:03:49 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
I like Anderson (and I liked "The Mole"). But I couldn't Resist!, lol.
15 posted on 09/02/2003 1:07:10 PM PDT by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: mhking
Paula Zahn Now -- why Now? (how about Never?)
16 posted on 09/02/2003 1:46:40 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
That's where I know that guy from, The Mole! Thank you, it has been driving me crazy.
17 posted on 09/02/2003 1:47:43 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: mhking
Anderson Cooper is the only good thing on CNN.
18 posted on 09/02/2003 2:38:57 PM PDT by veronica (http://www.majorityleader.gov/news.asp?FormMode=Detail&ID=123)
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To: Timesink
and hiring all the World News Now alumni in the world won't change that

Bump!

19 posted on 09/02/2003 2:53:53 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Allow me to clarify that: Hiring WNN alumni from no later than the Mark & Asha era (save for Anderson himself, who kinda overlapped with Mark anyway). Anyone working for WNN either on-air or behind the camera since 1998 at the latest are about as good at network news as a bunch of chimpanzees banging away randomly on typewriters.
20 posted on 09/02/2003 3:15:25 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
are about as good at network news as a bunch of chimpanzees banging away randomly on typewriters.

LOL...

21 posted on 09/02/2003 3:16:31 PM PDT by mhking
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