Ali Velshi’s new Morning Show gets a Name…
TVNewser’s Alex Weprin writes that Ali Velshi’s new 5am show called
“Wake Up with Ali” “Wake Up Call” (Sorry CNN, couldn’t resist) will debut on Monday. But this really got my attention…
CNN has committed to the program through September 23, 2011.
Talk about non-committal. They give a guy a solo early morning show and then give it a figurative cut-off date? And why September 23rd which isn’t even the last week in September? And it’s well past Labor Day which is the traditional changeover period for TV shows on a short summer leash.
Maybe the ol’ tin foil needs replacing but I don’t think that date was chosen at random. It was chosen for a reason. But what’s the reason? I would tend to think that September 26th, the following Monday, is too far off to possibly be the launch date for Erin Burnett’s show. But CNN has dragged out launches before.
Incidentally, Velshi’s new 5am program does mark the end of CNNI simulcasting World Business Today on CNN Domestic. Nobody else has noted that as far as I know.