6-8:30 EST – New Day with Christi Paul, Victor Blackwell, and Nick Valencia – Atlanta
8:30-9 EST – Inside Politics with John King – DC
9-10 EST – State of the Union with Candy Crowley – DC
10-11 EST – Reliable Sources with Brian Shelter – New York
11-12 EST – News Desk with Victor Blackwell – Atlanta
12-1 EST – State of the Union, Repeat
1-2 EST – At This Hour with Rosa Flores – New York
2-4 EST – News Desk with Fredricka Whitfield – Atlanta
5-5:30 EST – Congress with Lisa Desjardins – DC
5:30-6 EST – News Desk with Fredricka Whitfield – Atlanta
6-8 EST – Don Lemon Speaks with Don Lemon – New York
Instead of breaking down each one as I did on the Saturday schedule, I’ll just comment on the ones that differ from Saturdays. (And point out the shows I axed.)
Simply put, Fareed Zakaria GPS had to go. I hated that show. If CNN wants to keep it on CNN International, that’s fine by me… Just off of CNN/US.
News Desk w/ Victor Blackwell will be straight news.
Congress w/ Lisa Desjardins has some potential. It really doesn’t have to be live. (But I like live TV). Lisa very rarely gets any CNN time, so this could be quite the leap… But hey. She’s a Capitol Hill correspondent (which is an odd title, since Dana Bash is Chief Congressional Correspondent – so why isn’t Desjardins a Congressional Correspondent?). Why not showcase her and give her a thirty minute, Sunday show, where she can go over Congressional issues? Highlight the bills they’re debating, or something of that effect. It can be pre-taped and preempted if news occurs.
The rest is the same as Saturday’s schedule I posted.