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Mark Shapiro to take over CNN?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be odd if the guy who did everything he could to rid ESPN of sports...ends up saving CNN by taking it in a sports direction?

  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    "Cold Pizza will broaden the boundaries of the morning television genre." --Mark Shapiro
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Should be on his gravestone.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Vince Doria just got a woody and doesn't know why
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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  6. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

    These programs would not be significantly worse than some of the junk on CNN at the moment.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Shapiro has already ruined ESPN and Six Flags, two of my favorite things growing up. I now expect him to also turn Justine Bateman into a junkie whore.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that two of the leading candidates, Shapiro and Zucker, are infamous for failing upward. I get the impression that those guys are at their best in the boardroom and convincing others that whatever they are doing is successful no matter the facts. Shapiro kicked ass with SportsCentury and Zucker did well with Today, but don't have a lot to show for their efforts since.

    You wonder why CNN doesn't just snag Ailes top lieutenant. I've got to think there are a few people there waiting to move up. And then you grab Shepherd Smith and pay him whatever he wants.
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Was hoping this was about Indians president Mark Shapiro, who can't get out of town fast enough, for me. He can take his sock puppet GM with him and the Dolans, too.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's been reported that CNN has met with producers of reality TV shows and asked them to come up with proposals. So, you might not be far off.

    And, it's not like Anthony Bourdain's new show is going to he hard -- or even soft -- news.
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