CNN’s recent shake-up by newly appointed CEO Chris Licht to make the channel less controversial has resulted in the cancellation of its 30-year-old show, ‘Reliable Sources’, with host Brian Stelter leaving the network.
In addition, the chain’s chairman and CEO Licht informed employees that “more changes” are expected following the announcement of his major decision to end the show, the New York Post reported.
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Why the movement?
The decision to stop its popular show follows efforts by newly appointed CEO to make the channel less politically contentious, a priority of Chris Licht. He has also made it known internally that he is not interested in the conflict between CNN and Fox News on the network. Following Licht’s appointment, New Day anchor Brianna Keilar, known for her criticism of Fox News, has stepped down.
The channel witnessed a decline in its reputation among its Republican and conservative viewers, due to the incessant attacks of Donald Trump and also the politically pointed opinions of its news personalities.
Who is Brian Stelter?
Brian Stelter is a 36-year-old American journalist who joined CNN from The New York Times, where he was a writer. Stelter wrote a book called “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth” in August 2020. In the book, he traced the evolution of Fox News from a serious news operation to to the present day, where he associates with former President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post.
Reliable sources: Media Watchdog
A weekly show that aired on Sundays, it examined the world of media, “telling the story behind the story, how the news is made,” says the show’s description on CNN’s website.
For more than three decades with his last scheduled broadcast this Sunday, Stelter became its host in 2013. “It was a rare privilege to lead a weekly program focused on the press at a time when it has never been more consequential.” , he said. I’ll have more to say on Sunday.
(With AP tickets)