bill weir

Don Lemon and Friends

The show that has become known as The Special Report with Don Lemon (which airs at 10pm, usually Monday-Thursday) is exactly the format that, in my opinion, Jeff Zucker was going for when he had AC360 Later on the air.  It started out as an hour of rolling coverage (non-coverage) […]

Special Report with Don Lemon at 10pm

While there has been no public announcement indicating this, I think the CNN Special Report with Don Lemon will become a permanent placeholder at 10pm (until CNN Tonight takes over this summer).  Lately, it has become a rolling hour of news, as opposed to just focusing on MH370 (although, on […]

CNN Tonight: Hiatus?

CNN Tonight isn’t quite on a hiatus, per se.  You see, while it was assumed by many that CNN Tonight would be a permanent fixture at 9pm (until its eventual move to 10pm, where it will be), we quickly learned this week that was not the case.  This week, the […]

Don Lemon Doesn’t Get His Show After All

If you remember, when Piers Morgan signed off, for four weeks, there would be four trial shows at 9pm.  First was Smerconish’s go at it; next was Tapper’s turn; the third week was Weir’s; and the fourth week should have been Lemon’s.  But we are now in the fourth week, […]

CNN Tonight: April 14th

To be completely clear, I have high hopes for CNN Tonight as a whole.  (Including when it moves to its official time slot at 10pm, and I expect the show will be something I’ll be blogging about for a while).  That being said, I wasn’t overly impressed from the get-go. […]

CNN Tonight: 9pm; eventually 10pm

So, let’s make our way through the mystery surrounding CNN Tonight.  A mix of this will be speculation and fact; as to not confuse anyone, I’ll be sure to make it evident when I’m speculating or when I’m discussing what is already confirmed. Let’s start with what we know: starting […]