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December 31, 2004 | John Horn and Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writers
Jonathan Klein didn't get much time to learn on the job. In just his third week overseeing CNN's domestic news network, the former CBS News executive who was brought in to try to close the gap with No. 1-ranked Fox News Channel, has rushed to scramble schedules, reporters and anchors to deliver round-the-clock coverage of the South Asian tsunami. While some of Klein's newsgathering solutions have been unorthodox -- a New York weatherman pinch-hit for CNN's talk show host Larry King, while a conservative political pundit subbed for news anchor Aaron Brown -- the results have been significant.
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December 31, 2004 | John Horn and Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writers
Jonathan Klein didn't get much time to learn on the job. In just his third week overseeing CNN's domestic news network, the former CBS News executive who was brought in to try to close the gap with No. 1-ranked Fox News Channel, has rushed to scramble schedules, reporters and anchors to deliver round-the-clock coverage of the South Asian tsunami. While some of Klein's newsgathering solutions have been unorthodox -- a New York weatherman pinch-hit for CNN's talk show host Larry King, while a conservative political pundit subbed for news anchor Aaron Brown -- the results have been significant.
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May 22, 1999 | Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. television station group President Jonathan Klein plans to retire after 30 years with the broadcasting company, according to an internal memo sent by Klein to company managers. The 56-year-old Klein, who wasn't immediately available to comment, said in the memo that he would remain with the company during a transition period. He didn't indicate what he would do after leaving CBS. Klein was named head of the station group in 1995, after CBS was bought by Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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July 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Journalist Robert Novak's status as a CNN contributor will remain unaffected during a federal probe into the revelation of a CIA officer's identity, executives at the news channel say. "I think we're all aware that no one really knows what's going on in the investigation of the Valerie Plame incident," said Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S. "So it would be awfully presumptuous of us to take steps against a guy in his career based on second-, third-, fourth-hand reporting."
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June 7, 2005 | Matea Gold
CNN named longtime correspondent Miles O'Brien as co-anchor of "American Morning" on Monday, replacing Bill Hemmer, who has decided to leave the network. O'Brien, who currently serves as co-anchor of CNN's afternoon show "Live From," joins Soledad O'Brien (no relation) on the morning show June 20. Hemmer will continue with the show until then. CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein also tapped two veteran producers to run prime-time programming.
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September 24, 2009 | Sam Farmer
What, you don't believe they can do it? You doubt that Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew can be buried up to his neck on a beach, then use his superhuman burst to explode out of a hole five feet deep? You wonder whether Denver quarterback Chris Simms can effortlessly throw passes into trash cans 45 yards away, then pull off the same trick as a can is zipping past on a golf cart? You scoff at the comic-book quickness of New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss, who bends backward Matrix-style to one-hand a pass screaming at his head from point-blank range?
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July 24, 2007 | Matea Gold
After weeks of rumors, CNN confirmed Monday that Campbell Brown was leaving NBC for a new post at the cable news channel. CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein said Brown would anchor an hourlong evening program but declined to confirm widespread speculation that she will be replacing Paula Zahn, who currently anchors the low-rated 5 p.m. newscast. CNN executives said they would provide more details about Brown's assignment shortly.
NEWS
January 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and with him likely the "Crossfire" program that has been the granddaddy of high-volume political debate shows on cable television. CNN will probably fold "Crossfire" into its other programming, perhaps as an occasional segment on the daytime show "Inside Politics," said Jonathan Klein, who was appointed in late November as chief executive of CNN's U.S. network.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
Veteran sportscaster Bob Costas will become a regular substitute host for Larry King, conducting prime-time interviews about 20 times a year, according to CNN. While King, 71, is CNN's most popular personality, he regularly loses viewers to "Hannity & Colmes" on News Corp.'s Fox News Channel. But CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein said he is not considering Costas as an eventual successor to King.
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May 12, 2005 | Matea Gold
CNN plans to replace its afternoon programming with a three-hour block of news anchored by veteran newsman Wolf Blitzer, a move that will shift production resources from the network's Atlanta headquarters to its Washington bureau. Set to launch this summer, the new afternoon block will replace the last half hour of "Live From," along with "Inside Politics," "Crossfire" and "Wolf Blitzer Reports."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
CNN is giving news a bigger picture -- or rather, lots of pictures and graphics arrayed across the network's sprawling new video wall. Amping up the style of presentation ushered in a year ago with "The Situation Room," the network's Washington-based newscast anchored by Wolf Blitzer, CNN unveiled its Manhattan "news wall" on Tuesday's editions of "Paula Zahn Now" and "Anderson Cooper 360."
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