When he's not covering "breaking news" or hosting AC 360, Cooper's other special projects for CNN can almost be seen as a kind of less-produced version of what Zucker's new wave of programming is bringing to the table.
The closest thing CNN has to a franchise player, Cooper's ability to broadcast exceptional live news from the anchor's chair, handle a big interview, and create programming that fits in with CNN new vision make him a safe bet to stay in prime time.
It’s really fantastic that mental health is now so widely spoken about, in both secular and religious spheres, but there is still more to be done.
Earlier this month CNN all but declared the end of the cable news talk show host as we know it when president Jeff Zucker announced that Larry King's old 9 p.m. Instead, taped projects featuring the proven talents of Mike Rowe, America's Most Wanted's John Walsh, and journalist Lisa Ling will air in the hour.
, CNN host Erin Burnett discussed the breaking New York Times story alleging that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had inappropriately touched two women in the past with Trump surrogate Jerry Falwell Jr.
Burnett pressed the evangelical leader on whether or not he could still support Trump for president if the NYT story turned out to be true.
When CNN doesn’t have a built-in audience waiting on the latest developments from a breaking story, her team has to get creative.CNN’s Erin Burnett has been on a ratings tear lately and the “Out Front” host credits understanding both her audience and competition for the show’s success. ET has beaten its Fox News competition in the time slot for seven straight days in the key demo, averaging 306,000 viewers age 25-54, compared to 277,000 for “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” The milestone represents Burnett’s longest such streak against Fox News, which ended Thursday night.Van Susteren, however, topped Burnett in total viewers over the same period and is leading overall for the month of June.Burnett regularly beats MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and is on pace to best it for the month of June, which would mark 24 straight months that CNN topped MSNBC in the 7 p.m. Beating Matthews might be business as usual, but the recent victories over Van Susteren indicate “Out Front” is truly picking up steam. MSNBC and Fox do different style shows from us, but of course we notice what they do,” Burnett told The Wrap. They’re both class acts.” Burnett says her audience is “smart” and “already read-in” on the day’s news.She credits catering to her viewers specifically for much of the show’s recent success. They want analysis, they want storytelling that is creative and not what they’ve seen online all day, and they want energy and passion,” Burnett said.I mean— : I’ve talked to plenty of Afghans about this.