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cityprod1,869 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
I'm not too sure the European morning block of CNN Newsroom is entirely correct - Rosemary Church tweeted recently that her programme will be a 2h edition, which would seem to suggest a 2hr block followed by another 2hr block then London. I also noticed that Pauline Chiou slightly amended her social media bios to 'CNN anchor/reporter', which might mean nothing, but might mean she gets a slot (perhaps Zain Asher's Fri/Sat or vacated if someone moves).


Pauline Chou hosted CNN Newsroom at 10pm UK from New York, in front of a New York view, which I'm guessing is a green screen replacement.

I don't really like this look, I'd rather have some other digital backdrop, rather than a straight city view, looks a little too local news to me. Even more preferable would be a real backdrop of somekind.
TheTravelcard35 posts since 16 Aug 2018 new member
I did manage to catch 'First Move' and the content was actually very good, they managed to get David Rubenstein as a guest on the first show and talked about a good few asset classes as opposed to 'the Dow is in the red, investors are worried by uncertainty, the VIX is up, cough cough Trump, now to a segment about luxury shoes in association with X', which does tend to afflict CNN business programming. The shame was that in spite of the good content, the show is WAY too gimmicky - the show calls headlines 'your need to know', the opening line is 'it's X-day,this is First Move... let's make one!' and the glass box above the NYSE the show uses for the last segments (which used to be used for the whole show if Maggie/Zain were doing CNNMoney from the NYSE) is now called... wait for it... THE CHATT ROOM, where Julia takes on the newsmakers and introduces a daily report called 'Boardroom Briefing'. So, whilst I think the quality of the business output for this hour is surprisingly much better, all the gimmicks are very frustrating.

Also to note, Richard Quest still referred to the 12p ET/5pm UK show as 'Quest Express' a good 3 or 4 times in the week and he now has an awkward handover to The Lead after the US Closing Bell, which means that CNNI always 'crashes in' during the headlines. As posted above, it would seem that Pauline Chiou has got Zain Asher's Fri/Sat slot. The new CNN Newsroom at 10am UK/5pm HK is from Hong Kong, presented by Kristie Lu Stout from a green-screen/flash set. Not 100% sure what has happened to the European morning/ex-LA hours as there has been little consistency.
ginnyfan2,570 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
Good to hear HK and Kristie got another bulletin, she has been reduced to 45 minutes for the last few years. Too bad their new set is so small and deskless.

Here's another early 2000s CNNI bulletin. It's from 2001, with Zain Verjee in the old Atlanta set before it got a makeover when they launched Your World Today.

lhx1985105 posts since 23 Apr 2015
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I really liked the look of CNNi during that era.
The graphics, music choice and presentation style were very authoritative. The time-lapse views of world landmarks were a nice touch.

The thing that was very different about CNNi then, compared to now is that in 2001, CNNi was a 'news channel'.
excel991,432 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
A clearly sad John Vause just briefly announced the end of CNN Newsroom LA with today's edition.

There has been some justified criticism of the show, but it's a shame to see it go. In the past few weeks/months the show had become slightly less US politics dominated, and been all the better for it. More recorded reports/correspondent live shots as well rather than being dominated by panels and interviews. Some of the panels/guests have been good though, with different contributors than usually appear on other programmes, which had been one of the major positives. Some have since started appearing on other shows as well, so the 'legacy' of Newsroom LA will be around for a while

Newsroom LA just needed refocusing to a broader international news agenda IMO, focus on the quality rather than the quantity of the studio guests, especially on panels. Plus a new co-anchor to replace Isha. It would have been 'neater' for EMEA as well if it went back to five days a week, rather than being a Tue-Fri breakfast show

Shame as well that in the show's final few weeks, there has been a LA based male relief anchor for the first time - relatively new to CNN correspondent Nick Watt, who would make a good permanent relief anchor
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ginnyfan2,570 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
Had to rewind to see that. John seemed sad and on verge of tears but also pissed off at the same time. Clearly he wanted to stay in LA and got close to the local CNN team. He mentioned that some will move, some have left like Isha and thanked the team which applauded him as seen in wide studio shot.

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Affi_851 post since 29 Sep 2018 new member
Central (West) Midlands Today
Do you have any clips of this to post please?

Had to rewind to see that. John seemed sad and on verge of tears but also pissed off at the same time. Clearly he wanted to stay in LA and got close to the local CNN team. He mentioned that some will move, some have left like Isha and thanked the team which applauded him as seen in wide studio shot.

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Mouseboy332,347 posts since 10 Feb 2014
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Well thats interesting. CNN has decided to shut down all live HLN - Headline News programming originating from from their LA and NY studios and consolidate everything back in Atlanta. So Michaela Peirrera (LA), Ashley Banfield (NY) and Carol Costello's (NY) shows are all cancelled. Live programming will cease on HLN at 3pm ET and they will run taped programming from that time going forward. So expect more Forensic Files.

Sad but the news market has completely changed. And unfortunately after decades of being the only rolling news channel on a tight wheel, they started tinkering a few years ago and they blew up their only point of difference. Especially now that all of the news channels are all simply political talk channels and nothing else. No national news or global news. And the streaming news channels, Sky News, AJE, CBSN do well, in their own arenas, they dont have the power to bring in too many eyeballs. This was a channel that is needed to just broadcast the news. So now many big national stories are being ignored. Can HLN continue to survive? Apparently Robin Mead and Morning Express does very well in the morning, but they cant have her on 24hrs a day (They probably want to clone her).

https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/ashleigh-banfield-michaela-pereira-carol-costello-leave-hln-later-this-month-as-network-ditches-new-york-and-la-based-news-programming/381166

Sigh...
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London Lite9,597 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Apparently when HLN axes the non Atlanta stuff, the channel will be live from 6am-3pm only on weekdays.

0600-1200: Morning Express with Robin Meade
1200-1500: On the Story (anchors on rotation)

Weekends will be live from 0600-1200.

0600-1200: Weekend Express with Lynn Smith.
BFGArmy158 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Apparently when HLN axes the non Atlanta stuff, the channel will be live from 6am-3pm only on weekdays.

0600-1200: Morning Express with Robin Meade
1200-1500: On the Story (anchors on rotation)

Weekends will be live from 0600-1200.

0600-1200: Weekend Express with Lynn Smith.


The 10-12 Morning Express slot is a repeat so it's essentially just 7 hours a day of live news during weekdays and 6 hours a day at weekends.
You do get the feeling that if Robin Meade were to leave they'd seriously consider whether to continue with the channel.
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Mouseboy332,347 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Its always essentiall been the Robin Meade channel for while now. She is kinda good. She is very easy going and handles breaking news very well. And she has a girl next door style. Some of that easy going style comes from her early years honing her craft at WSVN.
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