The Huffington Post’s Danny Shea notes that former CNN President Jon Klein (and NPR’s David Folkenflik) appeared on HuffPost Live and discussed Piers Morgan’s hiring and his attempt to poach Keith Olbermann from MSNBC, which I agree would have sent that network’s prime time back to the stone age again.
Former CNN/US president Jon Klein joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss the changes at his old network, and defended his decision to give Larry King’s 9PM slot to Piers Morgan.
“As a viewer I don’t regret it,” Klein told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. “I watch him all the time. I think he’s been intelligent and provocative and he follows his own compass. That’s what we wanted, a guy who was an aggressive inquisitor, who spoke his mind, and could be as interesting as his guests. On most nights he does that.”
One regret Klein does seem to have, however, is not being able to convince his boss at the time, Jim Walton, to bring Keith Olbermann to CNN.