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Diana Miller, Eva Nordstrom Elevated at ‘CBS This Morning’

Diana Miller and Eva Nordstrom were named senior broadcast producer and managing editor, respectively, at “CBS This Morning,” a move that shores up the program’s senior leadership after new executive producer Ryan Kadro took the reins of the program in April.

Miller will continue to supervise the program’s 7 a.m. hour, and also play a lead role in running the broadcast – including staffing, sales, press, research, future planning and more. She joined “CBS This Morning” in 2014 as a senior producer to manage and program the show’s second hour. She began her career at CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” and has produced and helped launch programs including “Live from The Couch” on CBS station Wlny, “Anderson” at Telepictures, and “The Seven” at MTV.

Nordstrom will focus on the show’s content, starting her day at 4 a.m.. She will work with the show’s anchor team and supervise live segments in the broadcast. ” Her
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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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Morning-News Scramble: CNN’s ‘New Day’ Tackles MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’

Morning-News Scramble: CNN’s ‘New Day’ Tackles MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’
Is CNN morning show “New Day” finally getting a moment in the sun?

When the Time Warner-owned outlet launched its latest attempt to do battle with “Today,” “CBS This Morning” and other programs aimed at informing the wake-up crowd, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker billed the effort as a showcase for a new generation of morning-show hosts: former “Good Morning America” anchor Chris Cuomo; savvy Beltway correspondent Kate Bolduan; and popular Los Angeles broadcaster Michaela Pereira. Behind the scenes, the network told advertisers “New Day” would be more like ABC’s “Gma,” minus the soft stuff.

Yet the show hasn’t exactly taken off in the ratings – until recently. In four of the past six months, CNN’s early-day program trumped MSNBC’s well-regarded “Morning Joe” in the audience most preferred by advertisers in news programming, viewers between the ages of 25 and 54. In March, “New Day” topped “Morning Joe” by 7% in that viewership; in April,
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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

Soledad O’Brien Joins Al Jazeera America
Al Jazeera America has signed veteran journo Soledad O'Brien as a special correspondent, and has pacted with Soledad’s production company, Starfish Media Group, to produce hourlong docu specials for the cable news net.

O’Brien will offer short-form segs as special correspondent to the Al Jazeera America’s primetime current affairs program “America Tonight,” where she will reunite with fellow CNN alum Kim Bondy, who serves as the show’s senior exec producer.

Al Jazeera America is slated to launch in August.

“O’Brien’s career producing and reporting on the human side of many of the most important stories of the past decade will fit in perfectly with what Al Jazeera America will be covering every day,” said Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of Al Jazeera’s international operations and the senior executive developing the new channel. “Her dedication to that type of journalism is what makes
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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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A ‘New Day’ for CNN: Ayem Talker Relies On Trio

A ‘New Day’ for CNN:  Ayem Talker Relies On Trio
It took “New Day” about 13 minutes to move from the same-old CNN to something a little different.

The new CNN ayem program has been billed by none other than the Time Warner cabler’s relatively new president, Jeff Zucker, as a program with a “generationally” different team of anchors: former ABC Newser Chris Cuomo, former Washington correspondent Kate Bolduan and Los Angeles export Michaela Pereira. The trio hit the screen today at 6 a.m. Eastern (with a promo by Cuomo and Bolduan surfacing on lead-in program “Early Start” at about 5:57) sounding a lot like traditional CNN. Their interplay didn’t truly surface until the news of the day had been transmitted.

Where MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” led off with a look at the notion that Russian President Vladmir Putin might have stolen a Super Bowl Ring (and a shot at anchor Mika Brzezinski’s purple shoe) and Fox News Channel
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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’s ‘New Day’: A Morning Show Where News Is Not Too Soft and Not Too Hard

CNN’s ‘New Day’: A Morning Show Where News Is Not Too Soft and Not Too Hard
If you believe CNN President Jeff Zucker, the cabler’s efforts to launch “New Day” June 17 is akin to dawn breaking at the Time Warner outlet.

“New Day,” as the new morning-news program will be called, takes CNN to new areas: The show is three hours long – not the norm for CNN in the ayem – and will start at 6 a.m., not at 7 a.m., as has been the tradition at the net. Its hosts – Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and news reader Michaela Pereira – hail from New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles respectively. And the new anchors are trying to get their chemistry aligned before they get in front of the camera, rather than force it once the show has started.

“New Day” will be slightly different from the rest of the morning crop. “No cooking and no concerts,” says Zucker, whose tenure as top producer at NBC
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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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