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7/16/14 Anchor Fill-ins

As of 8:00 ET… Poppy Harlow is in for Christine Romans on Early Start. Christi Paul is in for Robin Meade on HLN’s Morning Express. Deborah Feyerick is in for Ashleigh Banfield on Legal View. Jean Casarez is in for Nancy Grace on HLN’s Nancy Grace.

What is HLN, really?

It’s nothing new that HLN has difficulty with its identity.  It started out as CNN Headline News and has since evolved (perhaps devolved is a better word) into something else.  The only true gold mines at HLN are Morning Express and Nancy Grace (though I do like JVM), while everything else […]

Maybe Making the Case isn’t over

Making the Case was a show that was hosted by Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos, and it only had the opportunity to air once at 10:30pm on CNN. It was supposed to be a five-week experiment (along with The Don Lemon Show, that went on live at 10pm) that was […]

Jane Velez-Mitchell / Dr. Drew Repeat

Jane Velez-Mitchell and Dr. Drew on Call need a repeat.  If I recall correctly, they used to have one (I think!) but it was evidently removed in favor of Forensic Files.  Nancy Grace has her show at 8pm and then a repeat at 2am; there isn’t any real reason not to […]

Vinnie Politan is gone

In a very disappointing fashion, Vinnie Politan did his last newscast on HLN. HLN was wall-to-wall with trial coverage, and the only mention of his leaving was in the middle of Vinnie asking Joey Jackson for some analysis. It was short — there weren’t pictures of his best moments, there […]

CNN Severe Weather Center

CNN’s Severe Weather Center isn’t really a ‘center’ – it’s just a screen off of Studio 7 in Atlanta.  But with Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello leaving CNN Center, it doesn’t make sense for the Severe Weather Center to stay behind.  It would make sense to split the weather center; […]