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CNN Shuffles Lineup Before Midterms

This is just the latest in several moves made by new CNN President and CEO Chris Licht.

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CNN has announced a series of lineup shuffles that will take effect on Monday, October 10th.

Most notably, Jake Tapper will now host a show at 9:00 PM ET, immediately following Anderson Cooper 360. John Berman and Brianna Keilar, who will be removed from the network’s morning show in favor of Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins, will host a show in the 4:00 PM ET hour.

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is expanding from one hour to two. It will now be seen from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM ET.

With Lemon’s departure from nights to mornings, Alisyn Camerota will co-anchor a program with Laura Coates from 10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET.

The shuffling does leave a potential hole in the network’s lineup, as Harlow had previously co-anchored CNN Newsroom from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM ET with Jim Sciutto. No plans have been announced for that timeslot or show.

This is just the latest in several moves made by new CNN President and CEO Chris Licht. The network previously fired Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, as well as White House Correspondent John Harwood.

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CNN Colleagues React to Death of Political Commentator Alice Stewart

“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN.”

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Over the weekend, CNN political commentator Alice Stewart died unexpectedly at the age of 58.

Northern Virginia law enforcement officers told the network that Stewart was found outdoors in a neighborhood Saturday morning after suffering an apparent medical event.

“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,” network CEO Mark Thompson told staffers in an email. “A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN’s coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss.”

Since joining the network in 2016, Stewart had served as a political commentator, claiming her role was to be a “conservative voice yet an independent thinker.” Before her time at the cable network, she worked on campaigns for Republican politicians like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee.

Many of her current and former colleagues took to social media to share tributes honoring her memory after her death was announced.

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FOX & Friends Announces 2024 Summer Concert Series Lineup

In addition to airing live on FOX & Friends, the performances will also stream live on FOX Nation.

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FOX & Friends has announced the lineup for its 16th annual All-American Summer Concert Series.

The popular Fox News morning show will welcome artists from a wide array of genres to its headquarters in New York for free, live performances each Friday morning through August 30th during the 6-9 AM ET program hosted by Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, and Lawrence Jones.

  • MAY 24 – FLO RIDA
  • MAY 31 – THE BEACH BOYS WITH JOHN STAMOS
  • JUNE 7 – BRANDON LAKE
  • JUNE 14 – RILEY GREEN
  • JUNE 21 – TBA
  • JUNE 28 – TYLER HUBBARD
  • JULY 5 – CHRIS JENSON
  • JULY 12 – DONNY OSMOND
  • JULY 26 – TBA
  • AUGUST 2 – MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
  • AUGUST – TBA
  • AUGUST 16 – WARREN ZEIDERS
  • AUGUST 23 – THE WAR AND TREATY
  • AUGUST 30 – JUSTIN MOORE & RANDY HOUSER

In addition to airing live on FOX & Friends, the performances will also stream live on FOX Nation.

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CNN Will Make June Presidential Debate Available to Simulcast on Other Networks

While it would be willing to give up the exclusivity of the event, CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will still serve as moderators.

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After announcing it would host the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle last week, CNN has decided to open up the event to other networks.

The June 27th event between President Joe Biden (D) and former President Donald Trump (R) will be made available to simulcast a network spokesperson confirmed.

While it would be willing to give up the exclusivity of the event, CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will still serve as moderators.

The June debate will join the September 10th event hosted by ABC News as being available to other networks, should they come to an agreement.

In addition to being available on other networks, the June debate will be available on CNN Internation, the network’s Spanish-language channel, and the Max streaming platform, as well as the network’s website.

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