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Parker Spitzer: Low Ratings, Scathing Reviews

CNN's great 8PM hope, Parker Spitzer, garnered lackluster ratings in its debut Monday night, trailing Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN's own sister network HLN. Television critics, meanwhile, savaged the program.

Anderson Cooper as Daytime Talk Show Host: Good Move?

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is set to get his own syndicated daytime talk show, a program that will address "social issues, trends and events, pop culture and celebrity, human interest stories and populist news," whatever that means.

CNN Hopes to Spin Its Own Story with Change at the Top

CNN is sick of being the punching bag of the cable news world. Explaining why the network replaced the head of CNN U.S., CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton cited what he described as unfair press coverage focusing on CNN's declining ratings, while ignoring its growing profitability.

CNN Replaces Jon Klein as Makeover Looms

CNN president Jonathan Klein has been hard at work this year remaking the network's primetime lineup, its most important programming block. But whether or not his effort proves successful, he won't be around to find out. CNN just announced that Klein is leaving his post, and the network, after six years, to be replaced by Ken Jautz, head of sister channel HLN.

Obama to America: Switch Off Cable News

President Obama is exhorting Americans to break the cable news habit. And he's right, because cable news emphasizes unimportant and visually sensational "news" instead of information with actual news value.

Keith Olbermann's Shtick: Getting Stale?

When the left needed a forceful voice to rally around, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann became so popular that MSNBC reoriented its primetime lineup around it. But today, creeping indications suggest that viewers might have lost some patience with Olbermann's shenanigans.