“A Cable News Network Gone Astray” “What is CNN Alex?”
CNN chief Jeff Zucker wants to add game shows to his channel’s programming, according to a new leaked Sony email.
Zucker, who headed NBC before joining CNN, approached Sony television executives in late October to propose the company produce a political version of their long-running game show Jeopardy, according to an email sent to Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko on November 6, 2014.
“Steve I met with Zucker this week and he asked if we would consider doing political jeopardy show for cnn. I’m guessing it’s a non starter but wanted to ask you how to respond to him,” read the e-mail from John Weiser, the president of Sony Pictures Television Distribution.
What’s next? A politics version of “Around The Horn”? Actually, now that I think about it I wouldn’t mind seeing some of CNN’s political contributors getting the mute button…