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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