New York Times article about CNN / Piers Morgan – click to get link


Just a thought about CNN and programming: 3 years ago CNN replaced its THEN # 1 show, and its CNN brand, Larry King, with Piers Morgan.   If the network wanted to rebuild itself, and it did, why did it start with derailing its #1 show?  If they wanted to hire Piers Morgan – and they obviously did want to hire him – they should have placed him in a different hour, not their then #1 hour….and to rebuild from there.  As a consequence, with the simultaneous termination of their #1 show and brand, Larry King, and the huge following (domination) of Sean Hannity who hosted that hour on Fox until recently, the chances of success were very limited.  I am not suggesting that Larry should have remained at 9pm forever, but just that with all the problems CNN had / has been experiencing, it would have been smarter to keep its #1 show and #1 talent until it fixed other parts of the network first.

Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show

There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.


It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.


CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems,  CLICK HERE