Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?

Capital New York’s Alex Weprin writes about more tape on CNN…this time the Rahm Emanuel centric documentary Chicagoland…

While any TV schedule is subject to change, it looks as though Thursday evenings on CNN will become the channel’s second night for original unscripted series, following the success of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” on Sunday nights.

Another unscripted series, “The Sixties,” will begin its 10-episode run in May, right after “Chicagoland” will be wrapping its run. Suffice it to say, Thursday nights is a likely landing place for that series, which counts Tom Hanks as a producer.

8 Responses to “Is It Live Or Is It Memorex?”

  1. I think, aside from those that want to watch CNN the way it was run under Ted Turner, there are no real losers in the changes CNN is making.

    CNN will get better ratings operating as a high end reality show/documentary channel. FNC and MSNBC will battle on without the competition of CNN when a big news story happens.

    And AJAM may be the biggest winner picking up many of the lost CNN viewers, as well as, a good number of its reporters, producers and hosts.

  2. Is there any ratings record of AJAM picking up anything but gadflies?

  3. Wait five years, CNN Thursday will be: AC360 PRIVATE EYE followed by a Kathy Griffin THIGH MASTER informorcial.

  4. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Wait five years, CNN Thursday will be: AC360 PRIVATE EYE followed by a Kathy Griffin THIGH MASTER informorcial.

    Followed by “Nancy Grace Unhinged.” Nancy will be reporting from her padded cell at the State Home for the Bewildered.

  5. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Nancy’s first guest? TOT MOM!!!!!

  6. CNN makes that the first Cable News pay per view. A new age is born.

    Also, in other new, SKYNET becomes aware.

  7. icemannyr Says:

    I don’t know about this. What happens when CNN has a day when there are a lot of big news stores in the news cycle that are still going on at 9pm? Are they still going to punt to taped programming?

  8. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I don’t know about this. What happens when CNN has a day when there are a lot of big news stores in the news cycle that are still going on at 9pm? Are they still going to punt to taped programming?

    They will head straight to the taped crap.

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