Sing it, Kool and the Gang!

First and foremost, this post needs a soundtrack.  So press play and continue reading:

From CNN Political Ticker:

Posted: 04:47 PM ET
John King will host CNN's new Sunday public affairs show.
John King will host CNN’s new Sunday public affairs show.

(CNN) — CNN Chief National Correspondent John King is set to take the helm a new four-hour Sunday block of political programming, CNN announced Monday.

King, who has been with CNN for more than a decade, became a household name this election season after breaking a host of stories for the network — including Barack Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. His expert analysis on election nights and innovative use of the “Magic Wall” technology won wide praise and was quickly imitated by several other networks.

Watch: King discusses his new show

“We are reinventing Sunday mornings around the best political reporter of his generation, John King,” CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein said. “He has stood out throughout the election as the single best connected, most knowledgeable source of what’s going on and why, and this new program is an opportunity to showcase those strengths throughout the entire year.”

The new block, to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET will debut in January. The first hour will focus heavily on politics and the new administration, while the later hours will delve into national and world affairs and commentary on current events. The four hours will also include “Reliable Sources,” hosted by Howard Kurtz, which will continue as an hourlong examination into the intersection of the national media, politics, and the hottest topics in news.

Meanwhile, Wolf Blitzer will continue to serve as CNN’s lead political anchor through the next presidential race and host of “The Situation Room” — the No. 1-rated weekday news program in all three hours during November among the key 25- to 54-year-old demo.


WooHoo, indeed!  I’ve only been waiting 4 years for this day.  I know I’m critical of you at times, but CNN, you rocked my world today.  Thank You.
Congrats John!  There is no reporter that deserves it more!!!
Small problem:  I WORK SUNDAY MORNINGS.  Oh cruel irony, why must a JK blogger work during the exact hours that JK is anchoring.  Oh cruel fate, what have I done to displease you so!!!!!!
I’ve got a month to figure out the solution.  Keep you posted.


Filed under Breaking News, Current Events, Sunday Morning

11 responses to “Sing it, Kool and the Gang!

  1. patimc

    Excellent and well deserved! Hooray!

    p.s. – The soundtrack rocked. I followed directions and the results were lovely. I thank you. =)

  2. Ashley

    Finally, he gets his own show! He really deserves this! I am just sorry that you are not able to watch it :(. I wish John the best of luck…but I know that he can pull it off!

  3. Delie

    I’m sorry for you! Working on Sunday mornings… Do you want us starting a campaign to change the time slot? We never know; it could work! With some chance, with Christmas spirit… I’m such an optimistic girl!
    I’m glad for John King! I will watch it on Sunday…late afternoons.

  4. mebz72

    I’m still working on it. I’ll think of something before then. If nothing else, I’ll break out the ol’ VCR.

  5. maxie

    I am so happy that they gave this time slot to John King!! He really deserves it…Mebz, sorry it conflicts with your schedule though…I know you will figure something out.

  6. KK

    What a cruel irony. Can you say TIVO? Now I won’t have to keep every tv in my house turned to cnn at all hours in hopes of catching a glimpse Mr King. I know where he’ll be every single week! Prayer DOES work;)

  7. Cath

    does anyone know where i can find a screen cap of the new show announcement? i would love to have a copy of it 😉

  8. Susan Bodenheim

    August 20, 2010

    I think John King is a very nice, sweet, kind man, and I actually enjoy “John King USA”- he’s also a brilliant journalist.
    My Question: I’m glad he got circumcised because it is more attractive and he can only gain by that,
    Otherwise, how could be possibly have fallen in love with and married Dana Bash. She is a very good reporter, but I have never seen a woman that
    ugly. They make the most poorly-matched couple I have ever seen. Eventually, I hope he gets himself together enough to leave this impossibly aggressive and conrolling woman, who obviously wears the pants in that home. Even in her photos as a bride she is the most hidiously ugly human being I have ever seen. Now, she looks pregnant!
    John, what were you thinking? Dana Bash, according to my husband, “is a low-class Jewish woman from a crappy town (Montvale) in New Jersey, and the most repulsive woman I have ever seen”. She’s obviously eventually going to become a dominating nag, and John will wish he could eat pork and shellfish again,so badly that he will get out of this, and find a nice Christian woman from a similar background as his.

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  10. Jean

    John, you covered todays debate with a graph and several polls detailing the support for each candidate. Are you planning the same map and polling at the conclusion of the next Democrat debate? SMH

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