CNN To Start Airing Reality TV In Effort To Save Itself

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    [Immersing itself in the toilet for the Left 24/7/365 took its toll. That was partially a Ted Turner legacy as Teddy fancied himself as the Hugh Hefner of news reporting and he wanted nothing airing on his operation that contradicted his lascivious lifestyle. Its ratings are currently so low CNN's executive office suites are taking on the same air and feeling as in the Japanese Emperor's Palace after the second atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki, the light on in the tunnel in front of them is flashing only one word: Extinction.
    Rather than change its spurs and start leaning more Conservative to pilfer some of Fox's audience, CNN is planning to do a sort of Newsweek change of format and start airing reality TV. Anthony Bourdain, from the Travel Channel will begin demonstrating and elaborating on the delicate flavors of fried ants, grasshoppers, and etc. Maybe CNN will even have a survival island show complete with celebrity castaways, Anna Wintour, George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker.]

    "Suffering its worst ratings in 20 years, CNN is going Hollywood.

    In the past few weeks, the No. 3 cable news channel has started seeking out reality-show ideas and big-name stars not afraid to talk politics. They have even begun working on a late-night talk show, The Post has learned.

    Convinced that its current programming badly needs updating, CNN execs have been making the rounds of Hollywood’s top talent agencies — something entertainment networks do several times a year but a first for the old-line news channel.

    In a series of conference calls, the network has also been soliciting ideas from the same producers who supply reality shows to channels like Bravo, Discovery and History, according to sources.

    That, too, is a first for CNN, which has refused — until now — to use outside producers to create its shows.

    Last month, the man who’d been running CNN for the past decade, Jim Walton, took the fall for the network’s steep ratings slide and will be forced out at the end of the year..."

    CNN hopes to save itself by launching late night and reality shows - NYPOST.com
     
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    Yes.
    It has worked so well for MSNBC.
     
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    Which is true, friday nights through sunday nights are all documentaries but not exactly reality shows that bring good ratings.

    I think a political late night talk show could be something interesting to check out which CNN is discussing doing.
     
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    R.I.P Cable News Network.
     
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    Whoa! MSNBC is still on the air?
     
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    I guess there aren't enough fags to keep CNN in business.
     

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