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CNN PLANS SHAKEUP AT HEADLINE (response to dumpster ratings)
NY POST ^ | 2/20/05 | TIM ARANGO

Posted on 02/20/2005 3:09:00 AM PST by Liz

For the first time in its history, CNN's Headline News is tinkering with its all-news format.

The network will launch a new primetime lineup tomorrow — the first time in the network's 20-plus years on the air that it's making a break from airing straight newscasts.

"We're doing it because it's a chance to use both of our networks in a complementary way," said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN Newsgroup.

"In this day and age there is so much competition in news. By the time you get to prime time people know the headlines of the day."

The switch is one of the early changes under new CNN President Jonathan Klein, who took over the network late last year.

While Fox News surpassed CNN in the ratings in recent years and is the No. 1 cable news network, CNN's sister network Headline News has held its own. Last year, for example, Headline News averaged 213,000 viewers during daytime hours, compared with 201,000 for MSNBC and 207,000 for CNBC, according to Nielsen.

In primetime last year, Headline News' ratings were largely flat from the year before.

Beginning tomorrow evening, Headline News will begin airing "Showbiz Tonight" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. — a live, talk-oriented show on the entertainment business. In the next hour, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., the network will air the legal talk show "Nancy Grace," hosted by the CourtTV anchor of the same name.

Grace, who became a prosecutor after her fiancee was murdered, will continue to host her CourtTV show "Closing Arguments."

"There's a very high interest among viewers in legal news and entertainment," Jautz said.

"It's the first time we've had a major marketing campaign for Headline News," Jautz said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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To: Liz
"There's a very high interest among viewers in legal news and entertainment," Jautz said.
They might as well bring the show during the day and make it into soap!!! That may keep their rating on par with "As the world turns..."
51 posted on 02/20/2005 9:31:41 AM PST by Toidylop
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To: rawhide
I do not have a problem with her. She is smart, articulate, and well-informed. She was on 'our' side during the Simpson debacle.

Broken clock. Right. Twice a day.
52 posted on 02/20/2005 10:35:27 AM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: Liz

Rudi Bhaktiar nude news coming up next.


53 posted on 02/20/2005 10:36:23 AM PST by wardaddy (I don't think Muslims are good for America....just a gut instinct thing.)
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To: Liz

Deckchairs/Titanic.


54 posted on 02/20/2005 10:37:07 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Liz

If you want to know what's happening after everyone else, watch Headline News. On FOX News, CNN, etc., when they have breaking news, they stop what they're doing and report it. On Headline News, they might get around to it in the next half-hour.


55 posted on 02/20/2005 10:37:25 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Liz

56 posted on 02/20/2005 10:43:01 AM PST by Species8472
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To: Mad Mammoth

New format is clock that runs backwards. Right four times a day!


57 posted on 02/20/2005 10:43:06 AM PST by rector seal
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To: Species8472

Heheh, don't know where they're going, or how to get there.


58 posted on 02/20/2005 12:52:33 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: July 4th

...in a time warp......


59 posted on 02/20/2005 12:53:48 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: wardaddy

......more like Clothing Optional News......to be politically correct.


60 posted on 02/20/2005 12:55:51 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: Liz

Headline News is going to get even worse now because they are trying for some reason to take ratings away from E!. This fact they simply leave out of the article. If anything, people are sick of the hollywood and courtroom drama crap. 2 HORRIBLE ideas if you ask me.


61 posted on 02/20/2005 1:01:01 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("I I think she did too much coke...ahh you think so Doctor?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

E! actually has ratings? Who woulda guessed.

Nothing but drivel....I cringe everytime I hafta surf past it.


62 posted on 02/20/2005 1:37:35 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: Liz

Best thing they could do is dump it.


63 posted on 02/20/2005 1:38:51 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Liz

E! stands for Embarassing.


64 posted on 02/20/2005 1:38:56 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("I I think she did too much coke...ahh you think so Doctor?)
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To: Liz
Hey CNN...try NOT pandering to the left wing wackadoos that make up the bulk of your audience.
65 posted on 02/20/2005 1:39:20 PM PST by Drango (NPR/PBS is the propaganda wing of the DNC.)
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To: Cold Heat

Good idea. Who'd even miss it?


66 posted on 02/20/2005 1:40:37 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: My Favorite Headache

....... the lowlifes that produce it need intense therapy.......


67 posted on 02/20/2005 1:41:55 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: Liz
This.......is CNN....


68 posted on 02/20/2005 1:49:33 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: Libertarian444

LOL....beautiful.


69 posted on 02/20/2005 1:52:07 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: dirtboy

Yeah, that would do for starters : )


70 posted on 02/20/2005 1:53:30 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: Liz

Why don't we have a show called "LIAR LIAR"

Ted Turner can ask questions about news of the day, and 3the 3 permanent panelists will be

1) Paul Begala
2) Robert Reich
3)James Carville

A " LIEOMETER" will judge the daily winner.


71 posted on 02/20/2005 2:00:02 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: Liz

72 posted on 02/20/2005 2:01:34 PM PST by maggief
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To: international american

LOL.......what a lineup.....the two of them lie and the other swears to it.


73 posted on 02/20/2005 2:02:15 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: international american
A " LIEOMETER" will judge the daily winner.

Yeah, but how could you possibly load test it before using it with those three?

74 posted on 02/20/2005 2:03:17 PM PST by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: international american

We can use this.

75 posted on 02/20/2005 2:04:26 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: maggiefluffs

ROTFLOL........good one.


76 posted on 02/20/2005 2:05:21 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: Liz

ROTF....those were the 3 biggest liars I could think of.....aside from Botoxman : )


77 posted on 02/20/2005 2:19:38 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: dirtboy

Kerry??


78 posted on 02/20/2005 2:20:12 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: maggiefluffs

Junk News Junk News
What ya gonna do??


79 posted on 02/20/2005 2:21:31 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: Liz

Hey, Liz ! You built your own!


80 posted on 02/20/2005 2:24:54 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: international american

(Blush) I'm so handy.


81 posted on 02/20/2005 2:34:11 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: international american

You got that right.


82 posted on 02/20/2005 2:35:02 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: Liz

Turner:
Okay, first question. How would you grade President Bush on the war in Iraq? Yes, Mr. Reich?

Reich; "Well, as you know back when I was a Professor at Harvard, I...
Carville: "A what??
Reich: "Oh ok, an instructor at Harvard....nitpicking here,
James. As we all know, there were no weapons of
mass destruction, and it was all about enriching Halliburton, and oil greed, and extreme right wing fanaticism....

Mr Carville what say you?

Carville: "Well, Bush is a gangster, and so's his pappy from way back, they all rich, they all Wall Street thugs, we talking high ticket thuggery, and goon squads! Goon squads all over the country...hell, all over the world, an...
Mr Begala, and you, sir.

Begala: " Well, time has inexorably shown that the only existence that defines reality exists in stoic acquittals
which can neither be proven, nor rendered spurious. Therefore, Bush is a liar!!"


83 posted on 02/20/2005 3:35:31 PM PST by international american (Tagline now fireproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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