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  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield Pulls out of Oregon’s Insurance Exchange

    10/23/2013 8:18:46 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 4 replies
    The Lund Report ^ | 5/23/2013 | Diane Lund-Muzikant
    May 3, 2013 – When the dust settled and the insurers announced their proposed rate requests for Oregon’s insurance exchange, the state’s largest health insurer – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon – decided to back away. That decision came on the heels of Regence having the highest enrollment last year compared to its rivals -- 472,902 members – just slightly ahead of Kaiser Permanente – which had 464,637 members. ... Onlookers came away stunned. Regence had been at the table all along, testifying in favor of the exchange during legislative hearings and had staff attending work sessions organized by Cover...
  • CNN chief’s exit interview: No regrets

    12/22/2012 11:33:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 4:46 PM EST, Fri December 21, 2012 | Josh Levs
    He’s been one of the most powerful figures in the news business for nearly a decade—not just in the United States but around the world. Now, after rising from the company’s lowest ranks to become president of CNN Worldwide, Jim Walton is leaving the building. Friday is his last day. “I’ve been president of this organization for nearly one-third of its existence. I’m proud of that and of what CNN has become, what it stands for and what we’ve accomplished together,” he said in a note to employees. … “I’m very hard on myself, and I try to learn from...
  • CNN's Bombshell, Walton retiring, shows liberal media bombing

    07/27/2012 9:35:50 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 20 replies
    Today, CNN President Jim Walton, a 30-year veteran of the network, announced his retirement at the end of the year. In his announcement, Walton admitted that the network “needs new thinking,” which is quite an understatement. The network has descended into the depths of despair after years as the undisputed news giant at the top of the ratings. In fact, Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, invented the cable news format in the 1980’s. The network created such iconic programs as “Crossfire” and was must-see viewing for Americans interested in politics and news coverage.
  • CNN’s Jim Walton Resigns

    07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    FishbowlDC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    CNN President Jim Walton, who has been with the company for 30 years, has announced that he’s resigning. He will remain with the network until the end of the year. “CNN needs new thinking,” Walton wrote in a note to staff this morning. “I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].” See various quotes and his note after the jump… From CNN PR: Jim Walton told the CNN organization today that he will step down as president of CNN Worldwide at the end of this year. He will continue in his current role until...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • New chief takes CNN helm at critical time for 24-hour news

    01/15/2003 11:13:52 AM PST · by GeneD · 10 replies · 236+ views
    USA Today ^ | 01/15/2003 | Del Jones
    <p>Jim Walton, the new CEO of CNN, went to work at the network 22 years ago as a video journalist, a weighty title for the bottom-rung, low-pay job of delivering tapes and other gofer work. The infant network employed 200.</p>