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Mouseboy332,419 posts since 10 Feb 2014
It is lively in tone. But programmes in this vein should get more credit than they are given. (EDITORIAL CONTENT ASIDE, thats a personal choice) But from a presentation/production stand point, which is the purpose of these boards, The Sit Room is a production marvel. To pull this off daily. Music, graphics, choreographed camera work, etc. It must be a nightmare. But since they have been producing the programme for so long they have it down quite good. And 99.99% of the time its a flawless production. I would also throw in WSVN Miami and WHDH Boston news productions, both unabashed tabloid stations but, production wise, unmatched by any local tv station in NA. (again leaving out content selections)
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BFGArmy174 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Goodness Christiane Amanpour not even trying to show any objectivity when it comes to her view on Trump and the whole Iran deal story in an interview I saw just now with Michael Holmes.
I'm far from Trump's biggest fan but can't say it helps CNN's reputation when someone who is a senior correspondent and also a presenter is giving their take on the news (and very much just their take) rather than reporting and analysing it.

It's also been announced she'll have an hour-long show airing on PBS in America from July - though I'm unclear if it's the current CNN show being extended to an hour or a new show entirely just for BPBS.

One issue I have had with CNN is that they do at times seem to act like the presenters/'big names' whether that be Wolf, Christiane Amanpour or Richard Quest are the main attraction rather than the news.
ginnyfan2,579 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
Well she even has a promo running in which she bluntly says her aim is not to be objective but to tell the truth as she sees it, or something like that. She was never objective in the first place.

Anyway, I wonder how will this PBS deal work out for CNNI. If her show goes for an hour where will they place the awful State of America? Just hope good shows will not suffer cause of this.
BFGArmy174 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Well she even has a promo running in which she bluntly says her aim is not to be objective but to tell the truth as she sees it, or something like that. She was never objective in the first place.

Anyway, I wonder how will this PBS deal work out for CNNI. If her show goes for an hour where will they place the awful State of America? Just hope good shows will not suffer cause of this.


You'd hope they get rid of State of America or move it and get rid of the Wolf simulcast but knowing CNN they'd probably keep it and shorten one of their better programmes like Hala's show to fit it in.

The worst thing about State of America is the repeat of it in Europe when both the Situation Room and CNN Today are airing elsewhere in the world - it's a bad enough show without being on in place of actual live bulletins.
BFGArmy174 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Cyril Vanier and Lynda Kinkade both seemed to work really well together when I caught CNN Today. Easy-going but without it dominating the programme - similar to Michael and Amara actually. I can't say I remember Lynda and Cyril presenting together before - though they've both anchored CNN Today solo in the past. Two presenters certainly deserving of a bigger role at CNN IMO.

I see too that CNN have got Don Lemon as one of their main anchors for their Royal Wedding coverage. I think that's what you'd call a "bold" choice. Anderson Cooper and Alisyn Camerota are the other two main anchors. Thankfully a few of the CNNI team are involved including Clarissa Ward, Max Foster and Richard Quest.
NYTV (previously asnycBBC) 567 posts since 9 Apr 2009
BBC World
Goodness Christiane Amanpour not even trying to show any objectivity when it comes to her view on Trump and the whole Iran deal story in an interview I saw just now with Michael Holmes.
I'm far from Trump's biggest fan but can't say it helps CNN's reputation when someone who is a senior correspondent and also a presenter is giving their take on the news (and very much just their take) rather than reporting and analysing it.

It's also been announced she'll have an hour-long show airing on PBS in America from July - though I'm unclear if it's the current CNN show being extended to an hour or a new show entirely just for BPBS.

One issue I have had with CNN is that they do at times seem to act like the presenters/'big names' whether that be Wolf, Christiane Amanpour or Richard Quest are the main attraction rather than the news.

Amanpour's PBS show is an extended version of her CNN show, in a similar vain to BBC World News' version of Newsnight
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Charlie Wells3,726 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Having spent the past week abroad the only two English language channels available from my hotel room were CNN and Al Jazeera. I tried watching CNN but gave up and switched to the latter. I couldn't stand how the CNN programs I saw seemed to be focused more on the presenters than the actual news.
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penguin_kevin48 posts since 10 Nov 2008

Amanpour's PBS show is an extended version of her CNN show, in a similar vain to BBC World News' version of Newsnight

Does "Imagine a World" disappearing and "Amanpour." becoming a two-block show (at least according to the podcast audio) have to do with the original PBS simulcast?
ginnyfan2,579 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
The only reasonable solution for the schedule changes with the hour long Amanpour is to move State of America to 23.00 CET, where Amanpour replay used to be. State of America can be taped, because it would probably too late in the day for Kate to do it live. Also cut the midnight State of America replay and give us a full hour of CNN Today again.

If they do this, then the Amanpour extension would turn out to be a good thing for the schedule.

So the nightly schedule would now be:

19.00 Wolf
20.00 Amanpour
21.00 Hala Gorani Tonight
22.00 Quest
23.00 State of America
23.30 World Sport
00.00 CNN Today
London Lite9,663 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
There are some US shows I don't mind., such as New Day which gets unceremoniously cut off for CNN Talk, but the State of America show is domestic padding that shouldn't be on an international channel.

CNNi of the late 90s was a lot better than what is currently being offered that BBC World News and Al Jazeera English are a lot easier to watch. Even the dull as ditchwater France 24 I can dip into.
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WW Update4,263 posts since 6 Feb 2007
There are some US shows I don't mind., such as New Day which gets unceremoniously gets cut off for CNN Talk, but the State of America show is domestic padding that shouldn't be on an international channel.


State of America may look like domestic padding, but it's custom-produced for CNN International. It doesn't air on CNN Domestic.