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#NeverForget 9/11: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria and More Pay Tribute on Twitter

#NeverForget 9/11: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria and More Pay Tribute on Twitter
Thirteen years ago today, tragedy struck America when the horrific terrorist attacks took place on Sept. 11, 2001. But even such a heartrending catastrophe couldn't dampen our nation's spirits as the terrible events caused our country come together—as we continue to do so more than a decade later. President Barack Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence at the White House early Thursday morning in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of the attacks. "It has now been thirteen years. Thirteen years since the peace of an American morning was broken," the Potus later said during the 9/11 observance...
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CNN Cancels ‘The Next List’

CNN has canceled The Next List — the Saturday afternoon program in which, the network said, it “profiles innovators, visionaries and agents of change.” The half-hour series, hosted by Sanjay Gupta, premiered in November 2011. The show’s Ep, Jim McGinnis, who also served as Ep of special projects, Ep of American Morning and Ep of Lou Dobbs Tonight in his 25 years with CNN, is departing the network, reported TVNewser.
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Soledad O'Brien Joins Al Jazeera America as Special Correspondent

Soledad O'Brien Joins Al Jazeera America as Special Correspondent
Soledad O'Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America to produce long-form documentaries and appear as a special correspondent on the primetime newsmagazine America Tonight, the network said on Monday.  The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that the former CNN anchor's production company, Starfish Media Group, was in talks to produce documentaries for the forthcoming network.  "I look forward to beginning a relationship with Al Jazeera America, which has made a commitment to producing quality programming and pursuing underreported stories," O'Brien said in a statement. Kim Bondy, who previously worked on CNN's American Morning, is the senior executive

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Al Jazeera America Taps Former CNN Producer for 'America Tonight'

Al Jazeera America has tapped former CNN executive producer Kim Bondy to oversee a new nighly one-hour current affairs magazine program called "America Tonight." The news channel is scheduled to launch later this year. "America Tonight" will air at 9 p.m. and will look at issues related to the economy, education, healthcare and the environment, as well as breaking news. Also read: CNN 'New Day's' Bold Morning Move: News, Chemistry and No Kitchen Bondy previously served as vice president of morning programming at CNN, where she oversaw "American Morning with Soledad O'Brien and
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Soledad O’Brien Joins ‘Real Sports’, Signs First-Look Deal With HBO

Soledad O’Brien, who left CNN in March, is staying in the Turner family by joining HBO‘s magazine Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. Additionally, O’Brien and her production company, Starfish Media Group, have entered a first-look deal with HBO for scripted projects and long-form programming concepts. O’Brien also has a deal to continue to produce documentaries for CNN, including two installments of her Black In America series. Real Sports reunites two former Today hosts — Gumbel co-anchored the weekday show, while O’Brien co-hosted the weekend edition before moving to CNN, where she anchored morning programs American Morning and Starting Point.
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CNN Sets Names, Premiere Dates for New Morning Shows

CNN Sets Names, Premiere Dates for New Morning Shows
CNN has unveiled the names and premiere dates for a pair of its new morning shows. The cabler announced Thursday that Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin will host Early Start, set to air mornings from 5-7 a.m. beginning Jan. 2. In addition, Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien will air immediately afterward on weekdays from 7-9 a.m., also starting Jan. 2. CNN announced in late October that it was revamping its morning lineup, with O'Brien and Banfield expected to be among the anchors of a new early programming schedule, thus dismantling its current American Morning Block after

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Hex Of An Endorsement: Christine O’Donnell Says Mitt Romney ‘Consistent Since He Changed His Mind’

Hours after Mitt Romney's presidential campaign announced her endorsement, former witchcraft-dabbler and losing Us Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell appeared on CNN's American Morning to start working her magic on the beleaguered former Massachusetts Governor's flagging candidacy. While the money quote is that Romney "has been consistent since he changed his mind," O'Donnell goes on to "help" Romney by telling her fellow Tea Partiers it's okay to "get behind Michele Bachmann, get behind Rick Santorum, Ron Paul instead of Romney."
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Report: CNN To Replace American Morning With Two New Shows?

TVNewser's Chris Ariens wrote a piece in September suggesting that American Morning would soon be shuttered and replaced with two shows -- one from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m and another from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Ashleigh Banfield -- who has been working as a correspondent with ABC -- would host the first block; Soledad O'Brien -- who had been leading CNN's documentaries -- would anchor the second.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘Electric Fence’ Joke Means Herman Cain Takes Immigration Seriously

Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio appeared on CNN's American Morning, and spoke with Christine Roman about immigration and his planned meeting today with Gop frontrunner Herman Cain. Roman noted that Cain had told David Gregory that his suggestion that the Us should electrify the border fence was a joke. “Oh, I’m sure he was joking," Arpaio said. "But it probably means that he’s taking it serious to do something at the border and stop the illegal immigrations.”
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Shelley Lewis To Run Programming For Current TV

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New York, (September 15, 2011) – Current TV, the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning television network, has tapped network news and digital executive Shelley Lewis as Executive Vice President, Programming, for Current TV. Lewis, who most recently was Executive Producer of PBS’s weekly news magazine, “Need to Know,” will begin her new post September 19th and will report to Current TV President, David Bohrman. Lewis brings significant experience in broadcast news, digital content, and in launching new programming initiatives to Current. At Current, she will drive the network’s recent focus on news analysis and political commentary, with an initial focus on primetime. She was co-creator of Air America Radio and served as its senior programming executive until 2006. Lewis also created and launched several shows at CNN, including the prime time program “Greenfield at Large” and was executive producer of “American Morning” with Paula Zahn. While at CNN, she also executive produced New
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Gunfights Force More Journalists Into Tripoli Hotel Held By Gaddafi Loyalists (Updated)

CNN's Matthew Chance, who has been tweeting from inside the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, delivered a live report on developments at the hotel where journalists are reportedly being held against their will. Chance told American Morning's hosts of some alarming developments, describing how five more journalists had sought refuge from gun battles in the hotel, and are now unable to leave. According to Chance, that brings the total of journalists at the Rixos to about forty. Update - they have been freed from captivity.
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Dana Loesch On Race Between Perry And Bachmann: To The Grassroots, ‘Best Bet’ Usually A Governor

On CNN's American Morning, St. Louis Tea Party founder Dana Loesch broke down the emerging matchup between Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann, noting that for grassroots Republican voters, "I think we've had one president in the last one hundred years who's come from the House of Representatives," and argued that "our best bets" are usually governors. Loesch said "I think that makes a really huge difference, and I think that's something that grassroots voters are going to be paying special attention to."
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Tavis Smiley: Debt Deal Was ‘Declaration Of War On The Poor’ By Obama, Congress

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West stopped by CNN's American Morning to discuss their "poverty tour" and to express their disappointment with President Obama for failing to stand up for the poor and for not ever publicly mentioning the word "poverty." Carol Costello wasn't entirely convinced and asked why Obama should "concentrate on one segment of the population" when he is the President of all Americans? Yet Smiley and West passionately tried to convince her why.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz On Return Of Rep. Giffords: ‘Gabby Melted Our Hearts’

One of the few people who knew ahead of time that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would appear in Congress Monday to cast her vote on the debt deal, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz described the moment--and the planning that went into it--on CNN's American Morning Tuesday, telling Ali Velshi the sight of Giffords--who was nearly killed in a shooting spree in Tucson in January--had an instant effect on the divided House, filling it with electricity. "Gabby melted our hearts."
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Bachmann: Invoking 14th Amendment Would Effectively Make Obama A Dictator

In an interview with CNN's Kiran Chetry on American Morning, Gop candidate Michele Bachmann dismissed the idea that President Obama could simply move to raise the debt ceiling by invoking the 14th Amendment, saying to do so would make him effectively "a dictator." Bachmann described any move to unilaterally end the immediate debt crisis unconstitutional. “Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes," Bachmann said. "It's Congress that does the spending. The President is prohibited to do that. If he had the power to do that he would effectively be a dictator."
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Two CNN Anchors Try, But Fail, To Get Florida Governor Rick Scott To Answer Their Question

Maybe Florida Governor Rick Scott should've been better prepared for a debt ceiling discussion with two morning news anchors--who both happen to be business correspondents. But on CNN's American Morning Wednesday, Scott deflected a series of pointed questions from Christine Romans, and when co-host Ali Velshi jumped in, tag-team style, Scott stuck to his talking points. It was a refreshingly tense and entertaining interview, even if the anchors couldn't get any of their direct questions answered.
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Kiran Chetry To Leave CNN: ‘This Isn’t Goodbye, This Is See You Soon’

The New York Post is reporting tonight that American Morning co-host Kiran Chetry is leaving the morning show--and CNN. According to the story--citing "sources"--Chetry "was seen packing up her desk today" and plans to leave the network at the end of the month. In recent weeks, Chetry, who previously co-hosted Am with John Roberts (who himself left CNN for Fox News) has been part of a morning trio including Ali Velshi and Christine Romans.
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CNN cancels Eliot Spitzer's talk show

Disgraced politicians take note: cable news may not be a sure-fire next step after leaving office. On Wednesday (July 6), CNN announced a new fall line-up that does not include Eliot Spitzer's nine-month-old political talk show "In the Arena."

Spitzer's show will be replaced by Anderson Cooper's "AC 360" at 8 p.m. Et. Cooper's show will then re-air in its current 10 p.m. timeslot.

The news network also announced the addition of a new general news program anchored by Erin Burnett (a new hire from CNBC), to air at 7 p.m. and the continuation of Larry King replacement Piers Morgan's "Tonight."

In a statement to the New York Times, Spitzer wrote, "We engaged serious people in conversations about national and global issues in a way that was informative and challenging. I believe that we provided diverse and valuable perspectives during the show's tenure."

Co-host Kathleen Parker (pictured above with
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Andrew Breitbart: ‘I Didn’t Know That (Weiner) Was Going To Fess Up’

In an interview on CNN's American Morning, Andrew Breitbart said he didn't know exactly what to expect when he decided to appear at the hotel ballroom where Rep. Anthony Weiner would ultimately confess to lying and a series of inappropriate relationships with women. Breitbart said he "didn't know that (Weiner) was going to fess up," and was prepared to "grill him" if the Congressman continued to suggest that Breitbart had somehow fabricated the photos released on Breitbart's BigGovernment website.
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Fox and Friends Wins Morning Cable News Race, As Morning Joe Has Big Growth

Fox's Fox and Friends finished first in May, marking 115 consecutive months at number one among cable's morning shows. Boosted by the timely addition of buzz magnet Donald Trump , Fox and Friends grew its audience by 13 percent among viewers 25-54 and eight percent overall--beating the combined ratings for CNN's American Morning and MSNBC's Morning Joe in both the demo and total viewers.
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