Yesterday was a sad day over at our sister blog All Things Anderson. After 8 years of blogging AC360 we finally threw in the towel and dropped our coverage of the program. We've seen the subtle shift in content for the last few years not only at AC360 but with CNN too. Seems dumbing down the news is what the executives think will sell. How's that working for you so far CNN?
In a continuing effort to rise to the top of the (dung) heap Zucker has now said that programs are the future of CNN, not news. Does this man no know the first N in CNN stands for NEWS? Zucker's comments: "The goal for the next six months, is that we need more shows and less newscasts,". He also added that viewers can expect to see programming changes in primetime as well as on the weekends. Zucker said he was looking for "an attitude and a take."
Feel free to discuss further when you're done banging your heads against the wall.