The Daily Pensylvanian’s Rishav Kanoria writes about Jonathan Klein’s appearance at the Annenberg Center…
Throughout the event Klein highlighted the success and appeal of CNN’s top two reporters: Cooper and Wolf Blitzer.
Klein also stressed the importance of the 10 p.m. time slot, which he considered to be emblematic of the network. He felt the network needed to revamp its style because “the stoogey, stuck-up reporter of the past is of the past.”
Continuing to speak about Cooper, Klein called him FOX News’ nightmare, rebutting a statement by FOX’s spokesperson which had dubbed Cooper ‘the Paris Hilton of TV news.’
Then Klein addressed questions about covering the presidential elections.
With the first election in decades in which none of the front runners for the presidency is an incumbent, Klein feels that there is much more at stake for voters in this election.
He believes MSNBC takes a left-wing stance and FOX takes a right-wing stance, which leaves the vast middle open for CNN. He said that the network is committed to being “aggressively independent brokers of information.”
Anderson Cooper is FNC’s nightmare? What do the ratings say about that?
I don’t have Demo data but in Total Viewers, On The Record has beaten AC 360 in Total Viewers for 69 straight months…
Correction: On the Record has been #1 in the 10pm timeslot for 69 months. But that goes back to when Aaron Brown was on the air at CNN. Since AC 360 took over that slot On the Record has been #1 in Total Viewers for 26 months.