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Mouseboy332,922 posts since 10 Feb 2014
They are probably following a AT&T/WarnerMedia company wide guidelines based on the directives of NY state and or NYC workplace guidelines or even that of City of Atlanta and GA state officials rather that having hodgepodge mix of guidelines across all their worksites. I doubt they are making "fuss" about it. Its probably a big faff to be honest. I do agree that Zucker is a evil feckless puppetmaster that has single-handedly destroyed anything that is recognizable as CNN.
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headliner101191 posts since 18 Feb 2013
Westcountry Points West
They are probably following a AT&T/WarnerMedia company wide guidelines based on the directives of NY state and or NYC workplace guidelines or even that of City of Atlanta and GA state officials rather that having hodgepodge mix of guidelines across all their worksites. I doubt they are making "fuss" about it. Its probably a big faff to be honest. I do agree that Zucker is a evil feckless puppetmaster that has single-handedly destroyed anything that is recognizable as CNN .


If memory serves me right, Zucker comes from the world of general entertainment - managing a network like NBC unlike most of his predecessors. Hence the board may have wanted someone with his calibre who they think can keep eyes glued to their channel.

I have to admit though, as an aficionado of US politics, I enjoy the CNN = Politics format a lot. But I feel pity for it as a news network. CNNI has evolved to what the CNN of the Gulf War era used to be known for; it's the go-to channel for those nostalgic of the old CNN.
Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005
If Brooke Baldwin's instastory is anything to go by, it looks as though CNN New York have at least configured their newsroom set so it meets social distancing guidelines. It'll be interesting to see if any others come back online on Monday.


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Unfortunately this is a gif Brooke posted in February that’s she reusing. I doubt we’ll see any studios besides 7 in Atlanta for a while.


But she already returned to air after recovering from CV, there was a a lot of publicity around it including her opening monologue. I can’t think why she’d announce her return again.
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BFGArmy737 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Watching a live hit just now from Hong Kong, Anna Coren is a good anchor but absolutely shines as a correspondent. Broadcasting on the frontline of protests against the new security law there. Hard as nails.
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nznewser53 posts since 18 Sep 2019
BBC World News
They are probably following a AT&T/WarnerMedia company wide guidelines based on the directives of NY state and or NYC workplace guidelines or even that of City of Atlanta and GA state officials rather that having hodgepodge mix of guidelines across all their worksites. I doubt they are making "fuss" about it. Its probably a big faff to be honest. I do agree that Zucker is a evil feckless puppetmaster that has single-handedly destroyed anything that is recognizable as CNN.


I would have thought CNN London could have provided a good base for both CNNI and CNNUS. If the NY studio has to remain shut, but London can open, it would have been quite nice for London to have done *some* of the heavy lifting for both networks. I had thought that one of the unique strengths of CNN compared to it's US competitors was that they are able to pick it up and run their operation from anywhere, inc London, but it's a strength for whatever reason they decided not to take advantage of.
BFGArmy737 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Meanwhile at 9pm CET tonight on CNN (Domestic and International), Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and others play golf. Only on the World’s News Leader.


What makes it worse is this then means there is no news bulletin either domestic or international of any description until Michael Holmes’s shift at 6am CET the next morning.
Even on a slow news day, that’d be poor. During a pandemic it’s frankly negligent.
Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005
Meanwhile at 9pm CET tonight on CNN (Domestic and International), Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and others play golf. Only on the World’s News Leader.


What makes it worse is this then means there is no news bulletin either domestic or international of any description until Michael Holmes’s shift at 6am CET the next morning.
Even on a slow news day, that’d be poor. During a pandemic it’s frankly negligent.


Firstly it's a huge fundraiser, where a guaranteed $10 million has already been secured, secondly WarnerMedia want as many people to watch as possible which is why it's on every network they own, thirdly there will be news inserts and finally - it's a huge sporting event that will undoubtedly garner a massive audience.

What's the problem? If something major breaks, they'll cut away obviously.

'Negligent' LOL, honestly!
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headliner101191 posts since 18 Feb 2013
Westcountry Points West
FWIW, there should have been one network CNN Worldwide shouldn't have touched from its original format - HLN. It is inevitable that either Domestic or CNNI would veer away to air documentaries at irregular hours. I considered the old HLN as a "back-up" for those who just want a no-frills newscast. An old HLN programme was basically national news programme that followed a local news format.
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BFGArmy737 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Meanwhile at 9pm CET tonight on CNN (Domestic and International), Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and others play golf. Only on the World’s News Leader.


What makes it worse is this then means there is no news bulletin either domestic or international of any description until Michael Holmes’s shift at 6am CET the next morning.
Even on a slow news day, that’d be poor. During a pandemic it’s frankly negligent.


Firstly it's a huge fundraiser, where a guaranteed $10 million has already been secured, secondly WarnerMedia want as many people to watch as possible which is why it's on every network they own, thirdly there will be news inserts and finally - it's a huge sporting event that will undoubtedly garner a massive audience.

What's the problem? If something major breaks, they'll cut away obviously.

'Negligent' LOL, honestly!


It’s not a major sporting event at all. A quick look at the BBC Sport homepage and it barely makes the headlines there. I like to think I’m into my sports too and had heard no mention until today. In any case, sporting events like the Ryder Cup etc are big but I wouldn’t be expecting CNN to air hours of it on loop.

On the fundraising point, by that notion surely CNN should have had rolling coverage of the One World concerts?
I’m curious too as to how many news inserts there’ll actually be - a few minutes at most surely every so often like you’d get with an election. I can’t see them saying to Tiger ‘Could you hold off that putt because it’s the top of the hour and we need to give our headlines?’

Even ignoring the actual coverage too, surely after it either Domestic or International could do a few bulletins rather than just taped programs until Michael Holmes appears? That’s as much the issue.

And watching CNN, even in normal circumstances CNNI wouldn’t cut away usually from a Domestic simulcast so when CNNI is at a skeleton level of staff that’s even less likely. In fact it’s normally the opposite - The Brief and Your World Today being preempted by Wolf was almost a running joke with how often it happened.

Going 9 hours without updates on the latest coronavirus news feels pretty bad is all I’m saying - even worse too when the situation in Hong Kong too is reaching a boiling point. Surely both the pandemic and Hong Kong situation are the sort of thing that merit proper coverage by a global news channel rather than a glorified TimeWarner jamboree?
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DVB Cornwall9,398 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
It does sit uncomfortably in the CNN schedules, from what I understand of the situation (not room) is that Time Warner picked up the rights to this golf event believing they could on-sell at a profit due to the global restrictions in sports coverage. Sadly for them, there were extremely limited takers at the price offered, even when reduced the numbers of broadcasters prepared to take it was low (including Sky in the UK). Time Warner then threw their toys out of their collective prams and decided to stuff ALL potential takers by adopting this bizarre move. I guess they are hopeful that with 'news' levels dropping that they'll get away on a slow news day by taking this decision.
Newsroom2,107 posts since 2 Mar 2005

What makes it worse is this then means there is no news bulletin either domestic or international of any description until Michael Holmes’s shift at 6am CET the next morning.
Even on a slow news day, that’d be poor. During a pandemic it’s frankly negligent.


Firstly it's a huge fundraiser, where a guaranteed $10 million has already been secured, secondly WarnerMedia want as many people to watch as possible which is why it's on every network they own, thirdly there will be news inserts and finally - it's a huge sporting event that will undoubtedly garner a massive audience.

What's the problem? If something major breaks, they'll cut away obviously.

'Negligent' LOL, honestly!


It’s not a major sporting event at all. A quick look at the BBC Sport homepage and it barely makes the headlines there. I like to think I’m into my sports too and had heard no mention until today. In any case, sporting events like the Ryder Cup etc are big but I wouldn’t be expecting CNN to air hours of it on loop.

On the fundraising point, by that notion surely CNN should have had rolling coverage of the One World concerts?
I’m curious too as to how many news inserts there’ll actually be - a few minutes at most surely every so often like you’d get with an election. I can’t see them saying to Tiger ‘Could you hold off that putt because it’s the top of the hour and we need to give our headlines?’

Even ignoring the actual coverage too, surely after it either Domestic or International could do a few bulletins rather than just taped programs until Michael Holmes appears? That’s as much the issue.

And watching CNN, even in normal circumstances CNNI wouldn’t cut away usually from a Domestic simulcast so when CNNI is at a skeleton level of staff that’s even less likely. In fact it’s normally the opposite - The Brief and Your World Today being preempted by Wolf was almost a running joke with how often it happened.

Going 9 hours without updates on the latest coronavirus news feels pretty bad is all I’m saying - even worse too when the situation in Hong Kong too is reaching a boiling point. Surely both the pandemic and Hong Kong situation are the sort of thing that merit proper coverage by a global news channel rather than a glorified TimeWarner jamboree?


I think you need a better understanding of the participants of this 'match' to realise it actually is a big deal, certainly in the US. If big stories develop, they'll obviously cut away. It'd be a simple case of advising viewers that the match can still be watched on TNT, TBS and the other channels involved. It's no big deal, it's a total one off.
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