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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sunday Morning Programming 9/29/13

SUNDAY, September 29, 2013


Topic: Government Shutdown, GOP Infighting, and Raising the Nation’s Debt Limit
Guest: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Topic: Debating Obamacare
Guest: Sen. John Barrasso M.D. (R-WY)
Guest: Howard Dean M.D., former presidential candidate, former Vermont Governor

Topic: Politics Panel
Guest: John Podesta, former W.H. Chief of Staff; Chair, Center for American Progress
Guest: Artur Davis, former Congressman
Guest: Ruth Marcus, Washington Post columnist
Guest: Ben Ferguson, CNN political commentator

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Syria and Iran Relations
Guest: Susan Rice, DPhil, U.S. National Security advisor (Barack Obama Administration)
A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Topic: Being a Jewish Parliamentarian in Iran
Guest: Siamak Moreh Sedgh, Member of Parliament
A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Topic: Al-Shabbab as a Major Global Threat; President Mohamud Receiving Assistance from Obama
Guest: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia
A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Topic: World Community on Syria, Demonstrations in Turkey
Guest: Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey
A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


Topic: News Outlets on the Potential Government Shutdown; Obamacare
Guest: Ana Marie Cox, the Guardian
Guest: Manu Raju, Senior Congressional reporter for Politico
Guest: Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, CNN commentator

Topic: Breaking Bad Season Finale
Guest: Charlie Collier, President and General Manager of AMC
Guest: James Poniewozik, TV columnist for Time Magazine
Guest: Maureen Ryan, TV Critic for Huffington Post

Topic: NBC’s Saturday Night Live Season Debut This Saturday Night, and the Evolution of “Weekend Update”
Guest: James Poniewozik, TV Columnist for Time Magazine
Guest: Maureen Ryan, TV Critic for the Huffington Post

Topic: “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network” Hits the Shelves Next Week
Guest: Allen Salkin, Author of “From Scratch: Inside the Food Network”

Guest Host: Brian Stelter, Media reporter for the New York Times
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm into advertising and also a big fan of CNN and this is what I think should happen…

I think CNN has to accept the fact that they are only popular and will continue to only be popular when there is major breaking news. CNN needs to clean up and become way more simple. Not too much investigative journalism but more just plain news and good live reporting. CNN is the go to news network when there is a crisis. They need unopinionated anchors. They need to get rid of Carol Costello who although I do like, has way too much opinion on matters. Same with Ashleigh Banfield, the Crossfire hosts, Erin Burnett at times and especially Piers Morgan.

It would be fantastic for CNN to publicly advertise and acknowledge that they are only #1 with major news and say that they don't want to compete with Fox, MSNBC or any other news network. Why not? Their $600 million revenue comes from CNN International anyway.

"We know we may not always be on top, but we are here for you when you want straight forward, factual news. You can trust us now and you can trust us during major developments. We have the best in the business on CNN…the most trusted name in news. Your world wide news leader. This is the new CNN"

Have very simple on-screen graphics. The CNN logo and the discription headline is all that is needed, getting rid of the news crawl and animated program box. Use Breaking News appropriately.

From 4:00AM to 6:00AM have "Early News with Zoraida Sambolin". From 6:00AM to 9:00AM have "Morning News with Chris Cuomo & Kate Bolduan". From 9:00AM to noontime have "Morning News with Michaela Periera & John Berman" keeping in mind that it is still morning out on the west coast. From noon until 2:00PM have "Around The World with Suzanne Malveaux & Michael Holmes". From 2:00PM to 4:00PM have "The News with Brooke Baldwin". From 4:00PM to 6:00PM have "The News with Jake Tapper". From 6:00PM to 9:00PM have "Happening Now with Wolf Blitzer". From 9:00PM to 11:00PM have "360º News with Anderson Cooper". From 11:00PM to 1:00AM have "Late News with Don Lemon" and from 1:00AM to 4:00AM have "The News with Isha Sesay".

As for weekends, continue "Morning News" and "The News" with the likes of Victor Blackwell, Fredricka Whitfield, Alison Kosick, etc. along with Sunday morning shows with Candy Crowley, John King, etc. and Parts Unknown, Inside Man, documenteries, and films.

As usual, major anchors like Wolf or Anderson would appear during the day if there was major breaking news.

All VERY simple. No competition. And yes I am over thinking this even though it probably won't happen.

Finally the professional likes of Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gloria Borger, Jim Acosta, Jessica Yellin, Dana Bash, Arwa Damon, Tom Foreman, Joe Johns, Chad Meyers, Christine Romans, Rachel Nichols, etc. on hand for their unique reporting and get rid of all opinionated reporters. CNN should be only news, not arguing opinions. Viewers should be able to make up their own mind.