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BFGArmy455 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London

Also, never thought I'd say this, but I really miss the pre-Zucker era on CNN Domestic when you could turn CNN Newsroom on in the middle of the weekday and at least get some semblance of news. I was a fan of Heidi Collins and Kyra Philipps, and Don Lemon was even good when he had a pretty regular newscast on weekends.


Yep I did like Kyra and her gaffes were always quite funny and Suzanne Malveaux also had a bit of gravitas about her I thought.
These days all the CNN Domestic output just seems to blend into one - I'd struggle to tell you how the content of Newsroom or 'CNN Right Now' (what sort of name is that for a show anyway) is any different from Outfront or AC360 whereas pre-Zucker I definetely remember that your average Newsroom bulletin had a different feel to say AC360.
Charles583 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World News
Yep I did like Kyra and her gaffes were always quite funny and Suzanne Malveaux also had a bit of gravitas about her I thought.
These days all the CNN Domestic output just seems to blend into one - I'd struggle to tell you how the content of Newsroom or 'CNN Right Now' (what sort of name is that for a show anyway) is any different from Outfront or AC360 whereas pre-Zucker I definetely remember that your average Newsroom bulletin had a different feel to say AC360.


Now it's all pundits all about Washington all the time. It's not news. Ten years ago, CNN Domestic during the day would at least ostensibly cover a range of topics with reporters, PKGs, and actual analysis. Even AC360 stood out by purportedly going in depth and doing investigative pieces. They don't really do any of that now.

Back then, CNN Domestic still did the pundit stuff and went heavy on politics if it was an election year, but it wasn't the same panel on the same topic 24 hours a day like it is now.

Edit: credit where credit is due, Early Start is still a true newscast format. But that's about it.
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WW Update4,904 posts since 6 Feb 2007
And even politics was once covered very differently -- go to the 1:55 mark for a 1994 edition of CNN's flagship political program Inside Politics:



Then came Fox News -- and we know the rest of the story.
headliner101128 posts since 18 Feb 2013
Westcountry Points West
II firmly believe that all the output from London (since the inception of CNN London) has been far superior to that of Atlanta.

And the anchors historically based in London (with one notable exception) are the best on the network too.


Is it safe to say that London is CNN/I's nerve centre just as New York is Domestic's?

Yep I did like Kyra and her gaffes were always quite funny and Suzanne Malveaux also had a bit of gravitas about her I thought.
These days all the CNN Domestic output just seems to blend into one - I'd struggle to tell you how the content of Newsroom or 'CNN Right Now' (what sort of name is that for a show anyway) is any different from Outfront or AC360 whereas pre-Zucker I definetely remember that your average Newsroom bulletin had a different feel to say AC360.


Now it's all pundits all about Washington all the time. It's not news. Ten years ago, CNN Domestic during the day would at least ostensibly cover a range of topics with reporters, PKGs, and actual analysis. Even AC360 stood out by purportedly going in depth and doing investigative pieces. They don't really do any of that now.

Back then, CNN Domestic still did the pundit stuff and went heavy on politics if it was an election year, but it wasn't the same panel on the same topic 24 hours a day like it is now.

Edit: credit where credit is due, Early Start is still a true newscast format. But that's about it.


This is probably old news but thank Jeff Zucker for the current format of Domestic. He used to head a general entertainment channel and what he has done was to try to make a news channel more like a 'general entertainment' one where one day a personality is up and the next day, he's down.

CNN/I is nowadays the closest one can get to a 'classic' CNN.
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Meridian AM55 posts since 29 Oct 2019 new member
Meridian (South) South Today
CNN International is overall still excellent, except still too many US simulcasts.
Yes they do a lot from London and have great talent there.
I just don't like the oversized lower thirds.
Everything else is great though.
Looking forward to election night coverage with Richard and Bianca.
nznewser8 posts since 18 Sep 2019 new member
BBC World News
CNN's put out a press release outlining their special coverage of the UK Election (here's hoping there aren't any impeachment hearings on ;p )

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2019/12/10/cnn-international-to-air-special-coverage-of-the-2019-uk-election/

Coverage begins with Richard Quest, Bianca Nobilo, Hala Gorani and Julia Chatterley from 10pm GMT Thursday (11am NZT Friday).
At some point (time not specified) Christiane Amanpour, Isa Soares and Cyril Vanier take over the coverage.

Seems pretty comprehensive.
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nznewser8 posts since 18 Sep 2019 new member
BBC World News
Yes a great team covering the elections, looking forward to it.

And yes, has there been any news on when the move is happening? I thought it would have been done by now.

I'd hope they might add some more programming out of London. Ideally they'd replace Early Start with a London based news hour or business news show.