Now I just happened to be flicking through and it seems Quest has shown up giving the latest Covid death numbers. Looks like he may be on until the top of the hour, when it will then no doubt return to hours of US simulcast.
I thought that might be the case a couple of weeks ago after the CNN Domestic announcements but there has been silence since so I’m not so sure now. Tonight was just the start of the Second Trump Impeachment Trial coverage. Unfortunately there will be wall to wall coverage of the Trial on CNNI when it starts properly on February 8th.
The good ol’ days! I’m good, thank you for asking.Hope you are too. When it’s safe to run several shows from our London studio we’ll be back. May be some months yet,but I’m looking forward to it...you can find me learning languages & working on my yoga headstand in the meantime🤸🏻— Bianca Nobilo (@bianca_nobilo) January 26, 2021
All fair enough, but BBC World and other networks can operate from London within the current restrictions, so I don't know why CNN feels like they can only operate one show per day from there?
I think the comment was more related to New York and Atlanta based shows, although London based shows will be the elephant in the room after CNN Domestic trues up its schedule.
The weekend slots have the biggest potential. I can see Acosta anchoring weekend primetime, a single or double headed bulletin before Brown, or taking over the Sunday edition of “New Day”(and giving Blackwell and Paul an extended Saturday morning schedule). Doubtful “SE Cupp Unfiltered” or “The Van Jones Show” will make a return.
I can’t see weekday announcements as being more than housekeeping (keeping “Newsroom” instead of “At This Hour” and “CNN Right Now” and officially giving Keilar the 2pm EST hour).
Totally agree. Kristie Lu Stout is a senior CNN figure and could have anchored a version of Hala's show or YWT if they had maintained their HK operation.
BBC, Sky, AJE etc are all able to keep on producing non stop coverage from London but CNN treats is like a nuclear explosion site (''When it’s safe to run several shows from our London studio we’ll be back'' #BiancaTweet )
Even if London is ‘out of action’ too they could surely use Hong Kong as both Anna Coren and Kristie LuStout are experienced newscasters who have anchored on CNNI for years. Or even Robyn Curnow in Atlanta