Thursday, April 19, 2007
CNN Moved My Morning Anchors
This creature of habit had been watching a bit of CNN’s American Morning on a regular basis. This past Monday I tuned in to find two new faces. Where were O’brien and O’brien when I needed them? You know, Soledad and Miles. I grew to like their chemistry and playful banter. I hope I don’t offend Mr. O’brien, who is a talented reporter, but he reminded me of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character on NBC’s "The Office." Miles shares just a hint of boss Michael’s loopy sense of humor and similar hair. Thankfully, mama Soledad would always correct the course if the puns were too bad.
Anyway, I wrote CNN to let them know I was going elsewhere and that I didn’t like it one bit. They kindly wrote me back with “Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien will remain at the network as featured special correspondents. Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit and Miles O’Brien is CNN’s chief technology and environment correspondent.”
Well, at least they still have a job. I also let CNN know I wasn’t happy about Jack Cafferty being moved some time ago from American Morning. Oh well, MSNBC is looking better and better and I find myself watching more and more news on their channel. Heck, I’m even beginning to like Joe Scarborough, who just so happens to be a Bama grad like me. I’m getting worried.