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    04/28/2005 10:43:46 AM PDT · by Tiger Smack · 258 replies · 19,399+ views
    Media ^ | April 28, 2005
    FLASH: JUDY WOODRUFF LEAVES CNN This message was just sent on CNN's internal messaging system: "To my colleagues and friends at CNN: I've decided to leave daily journalism after 30 years, 12 of them at this network. I've had challenging and exciting opportunities, been supported by an amazing and talented group of people, and made lifelong friends. I wish them the very best. I'm discussing several long-form projects in television. I'll also teach, do some writing and be an occasional consultant and contributor to CNN. To all of you at CNN who have been so wonderful to me, I can't...
  • CNN: Bill Clinton VP Contender (What Constitution?)

    06/04/2004 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 99 replies · 632+ views
    On CNN's website, Bill Clinton is listed as a VP Contender with the ending sentence in his credentials as follows: CNN: While federal law prohibits a person from seeking a third presidential term, the Constitution does not specify whether or not a former commander in chief can become vice president. U.S. CONSTITUTION: But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

    04/23/2004 11:58:25 PM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 262+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/24/04 | LEONARD GREENE
    <p>April 24, 2004 -- The release of flag-draped coffin photos supposedly of American soldiers killed in Iraq turned into an uproar yesterday when it was revealed the pictures include images of the remains of Columbia space-shuttle astronauts and casualties from Afghanistan.</p>
  • Layoffs rumoured at CNN International

    02/15/2004 1:01:22 PM PST · by Timesink · 36 replies · 364+ views ^ | February 15, 2004
    Layoffs rumoured at CNN InternationalBeleaguered global news service CNN International is rumoured to be considering major redundancies in a cost-cutting exercise. From our rumourmill correspondent's Super Happy Fun Slander Corner is reporting that AOL-Time-Warner is considering "mega-layoffs" at it's international channel, CNN International. CNN has come under domestic pressure from News Corporation's Fox News whilst internationally BBC World and Sky News continue to give the broadcaster a hard time.
  • CNN shakes up news administration

    01/23/2004 7:10:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 62 replies · 2,627+ views
    CBSMarketwatch ^ | 01/23/04 | Jon Friedman
    CNN shakes up news administration By Jon Friedman, Last Update: 5:40 PM ET Jan. 23, 2004 NEW YORK (CBS.MW) - CNN, a unit of Time Warner, is shaking up its U.S. news organization and announcing a new Washington bureau chief. TRADING CENTER Princell Hair, executive vice president and general manager of CNN's U.S. operations who joined CNN last year, said Friday in an internal statement, a copy of which was obtained by, that he is making sweeping changes. In Washington, Hair appointed David Bohrman, the executive producer of Aaron Brown's show "NewsNight," to be the new bureau chief....
  • CNN Regrets Role In Planting US Dem Presidential Debate Question

    11/11/2003 9:08:02 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 73 replies · 250+ views
    AP via Dow Jones | 11/11/03 | AP Staff
    CNN Regrets Role In Planting US Dem Pres Debate Question PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)--A Cable News Network producer went "too far" when the news organization told a student what question to ask during last week's Democratic presidential candidate debate in Boston, a spokeswoman for the news network said. During the debate, co-sponsored by the nonprofit Rock the Vote organization, Brown University student Alexandra Trustman asked the candidates whether they preferred the PC or Mac format for their computers. In an editorial she wrote for The Brown Daily Herald, the university's student newspaper, Trustman said CNN, a unit of TimeWarner (TWX), told...
  • Don't shoot the messenger (Student says CNN came up with Mac, PC question)

    11/10/2003 3:19:15 PM PST · by · 31 replies · 410+ views
    Brown Daily Herald ^ | November 10, 2003 | Brown university student
    By Alexandra Trustman I'm writing in response to thE Daily Jolt forums, the student dialogue and The Herald representation of me and my question at CNN's Rock the Vote. I'm extremely disappointed in the student body's reaction, especially because they weren't privy to the circumstances under which I had to ask the question, a situation that occurs daily in the media. To clear things up, I was called the morning of the event and asked by the executive producer of the show if I would ask a question at the forum. I was told the question would probably be something...
  • Anchor Aaron Brown's Star Appears to Fade

    11/09/2003 7:52:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 940+ views
    AP ^ | 11/09/03 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK — CNN rented an elegant ballroom a few weeks ago, feeding breakfast to top advertisers and filling them in on 2004 election coverage plans. Virtually all the network's big names were there. Except Aaron Brown, whose star appears to be fading in the CNN firmament.Larry King was master of ceremonies. Christiane Amanpour appeared via satellite from London. All four "Crossfire" combatants argued politics. Judy Woodruff, who had flown from a California assignment a few days earlier, boarded a 5 a.m. train from Washington to New York for scrambled eggs and small talk.CNN's chief executive, Jim Walton, cautioned against...
  • CNN holding in-house talent contest ("CNN Idol!?" Walton has TRULY lost his mind...)

    10/16/2003 11:49:34 AM PDT · by mhking · 18 replies · 217+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10.16.03 | Caroline Wilbert
    You've heard of "American Idol" and "Star Search." Now, there is CNN Search. Jim Walton, president of CNN, is putting on a talent contest for CNN employees because, he wrote in a memo this week, "busy people need a breather, and the CNN News Group is in the financial position to provide just that." The grand prize: $12,000. There will be events in Atlanta, New York, Washington, London and Hong Kong with finalists in each city competing in Atlanta on Dec. 3.
  • It's scary to imagine Atlanta without CNN (It Is?)

    10/15/2003 3:09:46 PM PDT · by Timesink · 30 replies · 264+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 12, 2003 | Colin Campbell
    It's scary to imagine Atlanta without CNNColin Campbell - StaffSunday, October 12, 2003Those mocking billboards across the street from CNN headquarters must make the people inside cringe. The signs are the work of Fox News, which doesn't just love to brag about itself (TV generally is a shameless self-promoter) but which also loves to tweak the competition. The latest billboard --- signed by "your friends at FOX News" --- says, "Come Home Connie --- CNN Needs You." The reference is to Connie Chung, the former broadcast news star who was hired by CNN to boost its ratings, then replaced with...
  • Fox billboard sticks it to CNN again (with pic)

    10/08/2003 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 58 replies · 495+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/09/03 | TONY WILBERT
    Fox's new message on a billboard across from CNN includes the line "Brought to You by Your Friends at Fox News." Paula Zahn's new show on CNN is performing so poorly that even archrival Fox wants CNN to bring back Connie Chung.At least that's what a comical new billboard Fox erected late Tuesday catty-cornered to CNN Center says."Come Home Connie. CNN Needs You," the billboard reads. "Brought to You by Your Friends at Fox News.""We thought this would lift the morale and bring a few smiles to the faces of the CNN staffers in Atlanta," Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti...
  • Foxnews to place Billboard Across from CNN.

    10/06/2003 2:50:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 18 replies · 306+ views
    Drudge ^ | A few minutes ago. | Matt Drudge
    CABLE WARS: FOX NEWS to place billboard in Olympic Park, opposite CNN's HQ in Atlanta: 'Come Home Connie, CNN Needs You.' A direct jab at Paula Zahn's ratings trouble... developing...breaking...crossing the wires....crossing the road.... More to follow as it breaks....develops....
  • Wheel of Fortune confirms no one is watching CNN

    10/04/2003 10:34:32 PM PDT · by stephydan · 48 replies · 413+ views
    Was anyone else watching Wheel of Fortune Thursday night? The phrase on the board was completely exposed except for two letters. It looked something like this: CNN ANCHOR _OL_ BLITZER What happened next was hilarious. The contestant guessing letters couldn't figure it out and guessed "D". Now that's pretty bad, but it gets worse, the next contestant didn't know what it is either and guessed "S". After the second person couldn't figure out the puzzle, host Pat Sajak (who has a show on FOX News) chimed in "well, I guess that confirms the ratings!
  • Rush Limbaugh Takes a Hit (CNN calls on Professional Rush-Hater Al Franken as a Rush "expert"!!!)

    10/02/2003 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Timesink · 85 replies · 401+ views
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2003
    <p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.</p> <p>Rush Limbaugh's week went from bad to worse today. His name has surfaced in a drug investigation in Florida. According to law enforcement sources, he allegedly bought large amounts of prescription painkillers illegally. This after he quit under pressure as host of ESPN's Sunday NFL countdown for his racially charged remarks.</p>
  • Fox Tops In Ratings For Seventh Straight Quarter

    09/30/2003 6:10:23 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 35 replies · 309+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/03 | Caroline Wilbert
    Four news networks --CNN, Headline News, MSNBC and CNBC -- lost viewership in the third quarter, but powerhouse Fox News picked up steam, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the third quarter, Atlanta-based CNN attracted an average of 440,000 -- down 15 percent from the same period last year. Sister network Headline News attracted an average of 170,000, down 25 percent. MSNBC drew an average of 203,000 viewers, a 19 percent slide. And CNBC got an average of 160,000, down 23 percent. Meanwhile, Fox increased viewership 17 percent, attracting an average of 730,000 viewers. This is the seventh straight quarter...
  • Aaron "The Clown" Brown Responds to my email (Al Franken Ass-Kiss alert)

    08/27/2003 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 8 replies · 353+ views
    CNN Propoganda Room | 8-27-03 | Aaron Brown
    -----Original Message----- From: Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 12:06 PM To: Subject: News Night Comments name: Lance Romance view: Negative submitTime: comment: After watching your "love in" with Al Franken last night, I had to wonder why you didn't ask the man who complains of "Lying Liars" about his lie? You know, the one where he used Harvard stationary to ask John Ashcroft about his sexual life, supposedly for a non-existent book. No wonder Fox News is burying CNN. -----Original Message----- From: Brown, Aaron (NY-TBS) [] Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:27 PM To: Subject: RE: News Night Comments...
  • Aaron "The Clown" Brown Responds to My email

    09/30/2003 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Lance Romance · 55 replies · 1,168+ views
    CNN's Aaron Brown | 9-30-03 | Lance Romance
    My Email to Aaron Brown: Another poor job of reporting last night regarding the supposed leaking of a CIA "operative" and Joe Wilson's wife. First, you barely covered the fact that Joe's wife is really an "analyst" and not undercover, Robert Novak's admission that the Admin. official didn't call him, Joe's wife's name is on his bio website and the fact that Wilson blamed Karl Rove and then had to retract it. In fact, you seemed more than delighted to perpetuate the scandal than actually cover the facts. Once again, Fox news kicks your ass. Aaron's ResponseGee, I had no...
  • Tucker Carlson angry at Foxnews for releasing his phone number.

    09/28/2003 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 73 replies · 454+ views
    Washingtonpost ^ | 09/28/03 | Howard Kurtz
    Phone Wars CNN's Tucker Carlson thought he was having a bit of fun when, during a "Crossfire" segment in which he defended telemarketers, he was asked for his home number but recited the number of the Fox News Washington bureau instead. Fox retaliated by posting Carlson's unlisted Virginia number on its Web site. After his wife was deluged with obscene calls, Carlson says, he went to Fox's Capitol Hill bureau Friday to complain, and was told his number would be taken down if he apologized on the air. Fox spokeswoman Irena Briganti says Carlson was "completely irresponsible" and that the...
  • Neuharth Panel Asks: "Is Media Fair?' (BARF-O-RAMA Alert! Judy Woodruff bashes Fox, & other laughs)

    09/27/2003 3:17:40 AM PDT · by Timesink · 39 replies · 402+ views
    Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ^ | September 26, 2003 | Randy Dockendorf
    Web posted Friday, September 26, 2003 Neuharth Panel Asks: 'Is Media Fair?' BY RANDY DOCKENDORF P&D Regional Editor VERMILLION -- Are the media fair and accurate? Well, fairness, like beauty, becomes pretty subjective, a panel of the nation's top journalists said Thursday night at the University of South Dakota. The event, titled "Is the Free Press A Fair Press?," concluded a two-day celebration of the $5 million renovation of the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus. Neuharth was on hand for the event, which was broadcast live on South Dakota Public Television. Neuharth, a 1950 USD graduate, founded...
  • CNN’s Problem With The Facts (Cathryn Crawford)

    09/23/2003 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 98 replies · 331+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2003 | Cathryn Crawford
    CNN is having a rough time of it lately. Not only has it been thoroughly trounced in the ratings war by Fox News, it has had to admit that they have a problem with facts - namely that they seem to have a problem reporting them. Christiane Amanpour is billed as CNN’s top correspondent - which is bad enough, considering her reporting. Now she’s embarrassing the already shame-worthy CNN by saying that they were intimidated into not reporting facts; intimidated by two rather ludicrous sources - Fox News and the Bush administration. She doesn’t offer any hard proof, just the...
  • CNN's prime time ratings continue to decline

    09/23/2003 2:09:58 PM PDT · by jmcclain19 · 52 replies · 612+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Atlanta Journal-Constitution via Drudge CNN's prime-time ratings still down despite overhaul By CAROLINE WILBERT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CNN still is putting the final touches on its new prime-time lineup, but the first two weeks' worth of ratings are down compared with last year. The network said Monday it has hired contributors -- including former Defense Department spokeswoman Victoria Clarke and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein -- for the 8 p.m. show, "Paula Zahn Now." Zahn's show drew an average of 598,000 viewers in its first two weeks since CNN relaunched it with the new name. That was down 25 percent from...
  • General Manager Is Replaced in a Reorganization at CNN(He's from LOCAL news & only 36!CNN's doomed!)

    09/16/2003 4:50:18 PM PDT · by Timesink · 31 replies · 246+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2003 | Jim Ruternberg
    September 16, 2003 General Manager Is Replaced in a Reorganization at CNNBy JIM RUTENBERG railing in the ratings behind the Fox News Channel, CNN announced a reorganization yesterday meant to help it produce more compelling news programs. The changes include a management reshuffling in which Teya Ryan, the general manager of CNN's domestic network, will step down. She is to be succeeded by a Viacom executive, Princell Hair, whose main experience has been in local television news. The main change, said Jim Walton, CNN's president, is a fundamental shift in the way CNN collects its news. The network has traditionally...

    09/16/2003 12:56:12 AM PDT · by Timesink · 71 replies · 413+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2003
    <p>September 16, 2003 -- CNN news chief Jim Walton had a "private converation" with reporter Christiane Amanpour after she accused her own network of being "intimidated" in its coverage of the Iraqi war.</p> <p>Amanpour, a guest on last week's "Topic A with Tina Brown" on CNBC, set off shockwaves in the TV world over the weekend when she said she thought her employer, CNN, was "muzzled" in its war coverage by a combination of the White House and its competitive position with the higher-rated Fox News Channel.</p>
  • CNN replaces news exec in shakeup (Ryan out, Hair in)

    09/15/2003 10:33:14 AM PDT · by mhking · 27 replies · 216+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9.15.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    Teya Ryan is leaving CNN after serving as general manager of U.S. programming for about 18 months. In the latest top-level shuffle at CNN, Teya Ryan is leaving her post as general manager of U.S. programming, the network announced. Her successor is Princell Hair, who joins CNN from Viacom, where he was vice president of news for the Viacom Television Stations Group. In that role he oversaw news coverage across the Viacom portfolio of 39 television stations operating in 15 of the 20 top markets in the United States. Prior to joining the corporate ranks of Viacom, Hair was...
  • Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper' (Ratings for 7 and 8pm time slots down almost FIFTY PERCENT)

    09/10/2003 9:02:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 32 replies · 493+ views
    Media Life ^ | September 10, 2003 | Kevin Downey
    Bum start for CNN's 'Zahn' and 'Cooper'Best hopes for stemming slide against Fox News By Kevin Downey     CNN's hopes of reclaiming No. 1 from Fox News Channel were dealt a major setback this week with the disappointing premieres of “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Paula Zahn Now.”      The audience for “Cooper” on Monday was down 47 percent in the 7 p.m. time slot occupied last year by “Crossfire,” to 319,000 people, while “Zahn's” audience of 508,000 people was down 45 percent in the 8 p.m. time slot briefly occupied by the canceled “Connie Chung.” All figures are based...
  • Fox News Gains, Other News Networks Fall

    09/04/2003 7:07:31 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 77 replies · 429+ views
    The Hollywood Repoter via Yahoo! News ^ | September 4, 2003 | Andrew Grossman
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox News Channel was the only cable news service in August to grow in viewership from a year ago, gaining 20% in primetime and 29% across the entire day, according to Nielsen Media Research. By comparison, CNN fell by 9% in primetime and total day, while MSNBC lost 21% in primetime and 11% for the day. Headline News and CNBC also suffered losses greater than 20% compared with August 2002. It marked the 28th consecutive month that Fox led the news channel pack. For the month, Fox averaged 1.3 million viewers in primetime, compared with...
  • Zahn, Cooper shows to officially launch Sept. 8 (on CNN)

    09/02/2003 10:36:29 AM PDT · by mhking · 20 replies · 326+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9.2.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    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...
  • Prime-time defector takes shots at CNN (Greta Van Bigwoman says CNN is a 'disgrace')

    08/27/2003 8:56:08 AM PDT · by mhking · 51 replies · 11,210+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8.27.03 | CAROLINE WILBERT
    Nearly two years after Greta Van Susteren defected from CNN to archrival Fox News, she has plenty to say about her former employer -- and not much good. "What happened to CNN is a disgrace," Van Susteren said in an interview to promote her new book, "My Turn at the Bully Pulpit." The problems at CNN, she said, started when parent company Time Warner merged with AOL and laid off employees. But she also criticized recent moves by Jim Walton, named president of Atlanta-based CNN early this year. Van Susteren thinks Walton made a mistake by downsizing boisterous debate show...
  • A "blonde" Janeane Garofalo is co-host on Crossfire this week

    08/18/2003 1:58:29 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 91 replies · 5,767+ views
    CNN | 08/18/03 | myself
    She gives dumb blondes a bad name.
  • Paula Zahn's prime-time show struggles (Awwwww...Such a Shame...NOT! Alert)

    08/16/2003 11:35:53 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 34 replies · 470+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 16, 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    Five months after CNN canceled Connie Chung's 8 p.m. show, the network still is fiddling with the replacement -- and losing viewership. Chung's show often was criticized for its tabloid feel, and last winter newly named CNN President Jim Walton shelved it in favor of a hard-news show featuring one of the network's best-known anchors, Paula Zahn. Zahn has anchored the 8 p.m. hour most of the time since, although CNN officially will launch and rebadge the program Sept. 8, spokeswoman Christa Robinson said. Initial ratings suggest more than a catchy name may be needed. Viewers seem to have preferred...
  • Outage Fails to Generate Crime Spree (Actual Title! CNN)

    08/15/2003 9:26:23 AM PDT · by Guillermo · 40 replies · 366+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug 15 2003
    <p>In New York -- which has reported about 70,000 violent crimes a year since 1998 -- police reported four burglaries in the entire city overnight, and said they had made arrests in all four.</p> <p>Three deaths overall have been reported that were tied to the outage.</p>
  • Dick Morris: Bias-mongers on rocks as viewers taste straight news

    08/13/2003 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Timesink · 65 replies · 1,065+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2003 | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris The Political Life Bias-mongers on rocks as viewers taste straight newsI am sure we were all surprised to learn in the Aug. 11 issue of The New York Times that people are " burned out on serious news." How else could the bastion of establishment journalism account for the falloff in network news viewership and, unnoted in the article, the newspaper's own decreasing circulation?Yet the evidence is all there. People don't care anymore. That must be why The Times' circulation has fallen 5 percent and 1.1 million fewer households are watching network television news compared to last...
  • Suffering News Burnout? The Rest of America Is, Too (CBS,ABC,CNN,MSNBC all way down, only Fox is up)

    08/11/2003 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Timesink · 59 replies · 537+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 11, 2003 | Jim Rutenberg
    August 11, 2003 Suffering News Burnout? The Rest of America Is, TooBy JIM RUTENBERG as the nation's television audience burned out on serious news? Kuni Takahashi/Boston Herald, via Reflex News; ReutersDespite a number of serious news events playing out this summer — like the war in Iraq, above, and the civil war in Liberia — television news programs have been drawing fewer viewers than last year. American soldiers are dying in Iraq almost daily, questions are continuing to swirl around the Bush administration's case for the March invasion and United States Marines are poised off the coast of Liberia....
  • CNN Just Revealed It Was a B-52 That Dropped A bomb on Nagasaki in 1945!

    08/09/2003 7:36:04 PM PDT · by Tacis · 279 replies · 3,595+ views
    CNN at aprox. 9:20 PM, CDST
    By accident, I stopped on CNN just as they were doing a story on the anniversary of the successful peace action at Nagasaki in 1945. They showed some older Japanese people as the female announcer, in a voice deep and wet with concern, told about today's moment of silence at 11:02 in commeration of the time in 1945 when "a B-52 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki."
  • CNN Anchor Admits Leaving Scene Of Accident (Oops!); Jack Cafferty Pleads Guilty

    08/05/2003 12:50:31 PM PDT · by mhking · 35 replies · 3,821+ views
    NEW YORK -- CNN anchor Jack Cafferty will pay a $250 fine and perform 70 hours of community service after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, prosecutors said Tuesday. Cafferty had been charged with the traffic infraction, along with misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, assault and harassment, after police said he knocked a man off a bike with his Cadillac on May 14. A traffic officer and about five pedestrians ran after Cafferty's car to stop him after the accident, but Cafferty drove through at least two red lights and around other vehicles without stopping, according to...
  • “CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night” A Bishop or A... (HILARIOUS Flub About Gay Bishop!)

    08/05/2003 8:26:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 359+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | August 5, 2003 | Brent Baker
    From Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman, the “CNN Unfortunate Word Choice of the Night,” taken from an actual CNN Headline News channel report. A bishop or a bitch? With “First Look” as the graphic over video of New Hampshire priest Gene Robinson, and with “Landmark Hearing” across the bottom of the screen, the female CNN Headline News channel anchor described how an Episcopal conference “will vote on the confirmation of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. He would become the first openly gay Episcopal bitch [slight pause] bishop.” Now that really is an unfortunate word choice. Letterman like...
  • CNN to Package News by Topical Themes

    07/17/2003 7:28:27 PM PDT · by Timesink · 5 replies · 254+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | July 17, 2003 | Scott Ott
    CNN to Package News by Topical Themes(2003-07-17) -- As the major news organizations go into their annual summer re-run cycle, CNN announced today it will package its programming in topical categories as "headline theme shows". Among the categories scheduled for rebroadcast: -- Arab TV airs more tapes from guys we thought we had killed. -- Democrats shocked and saddened at things George Bush does. -- If you lived here, this weather would probably kill you. -- Someone you never heard of is missing...possibly killed. -- The economy, while apparently rebounding, will likely get worse. -- Diseases with acronyms or animal...
  • CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings Rivalry (CNN Admits Defeat)

    07/10/2003 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 27 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2003 | Steve Gorman
    RPT-CNN Head Shrugs Off Fox News Ratings RivalryThu July 10, 2003 08:35 PM ET Jim Walton, president of the CNN News Group of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., speaks to television critics during his presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Hollywood July 10, 2003 along with CNN news anchors Paula Zahn (L) and Soledad O'Brien. Walton discussed the cable news networks programming changes, which includes Zahn's new evening and O'Brien's new morning news programs.Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As CNN reshuffles its anchor lineup, the head of the network said on...
  • CNN adds O'Brien, shuffles anchors (Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the SS Turner)

    07/07/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 36 replies · 724+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | July 6, 2003 | Peter Johnson
    <p>With Fox News clobbering it by a 1 million to 2 million viewer margin at night and a 250,000 margin in the morning, CNN, the onetime cable news leader, is regrouping.</p> <p>Starting today, former NBC Weekend Today host Soledad O'Brien joins Bill Hemmer on American Morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/4 to 7 PT. O'Brien replaces Paula Zahn, who has moved to the 8 p.m. ET/5 PT slot, where she faces cable king Bill O'Reilly. Former ABC anchor Anderson Cooper now anchors the 7 p.m. ET/4 PT hour.</p>
  • Suspected chemical warhead found in Kirkuk

    04/12/2003 10:02:42 AM PDT · by knak · 46 replies · 367+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/12/03 | Thomas Nybo
    <p>This suspected chemical warhead discovered at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq, is marked with a green band, which sources said is the symbol for chemical weaponry.</p> <p>KIRKUK, Iraq (CNN) -- Weapons experts were called Saturday to an occupied northern Iraqi air base in Kirkuk to determine if a warhead discovered there is laden with a chemical agent.</p>
  • The News We (CNN) Kept To Ourselves [must read]

    04/10/2003 9:16:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 1,558 replies · 21,009+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/11/03 | EASON JORDAN
    ATLANTA — Over the last dozen years I made 13 trips to Baghdad to lobby the government to keep CNN's Baghdad bureau open and to arrange interviews with Iraqi leaders. Each time I visited, I became more distressed by what I saw and heard — awful things that could not be reported because doing so would have jeopardized the lives of Iraqis, particularly those on our Baghdad staff. For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he...
  • CNN cancels 'Connie Chung Tonight'

    03/25/2003 7:34:50 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 34 replies · 1,192+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/25/02
    CNN has told Connie Chung, one of the its most prominent hosts, that it has dropped her prime-time show, effective immediately. Although CNN asked her to stay in some other capacity, she declined and will leave the network, an associate of Chung said Tuesday night. Chung, a longtime news anchor who worked for the three major broadcast network news departments before joining CNN last summer, was informed of the decision by Jim Walton, the new president of CNN, the associate said Tuesday. The show, "Connie Chung Tonight," which is usually broadcast at 8 on weeknights, had been suspended for coverage...

    03/25/2003 6:02:34 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 86 replies · 402+ views
    Druge | 3/25/03 | Drudge
  • An anniversary no one at CNN is ready to celebrate

    01/26/2003 10:30:01 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 598+ views
    An anniversary no one at CNN is ready to celebrate Sunday January 26, 2003 By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) This week marks an anniversary the people at CNN would prefer is observed quietly very quietly. It was one year ago that Fox News Channel first beat CNN in the ratings, toppling the network that invented cable news and had enjoyed a monopoly for most of its existence. The pecking order not only hasn't changed since then, Fox's lead is wider. This month's unexpected resignation of CNN Chairman Walter Isaacson and the exit of six correspondents has...
  • CNN fires veteran reporters (And More To Come! Merry Christmas from CNN!)

    12/25/2002 1:02:11 AM PST · by Timesink · 54 replies · 797+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 24, 2002 | Glenn Garvin
    Posted on Tue, Dec. 24, 2002 CNN fires veteran reporters BY GLENN CNN has fired at least two veteran reporters in the past 10 days, and rumors are flying around the network's bureaus that other dismissals are on the way as part of a new round of layoffs.Reporters Mark Potter, based in Miami, and Allan Dodds Frank, based in New York, both confirmed Monday that they were fired earlier this month for what CNN told them were economic reasons.''What's happening is clear,'' said Frank, the featured reporter on CNN's Moneyline who recently won the prestigious Gerald R. Loeb broadcasting...