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Filed under: 2010 • JKUSA • John King • John King USA
November 12th, 2009
10:38 AM ET
5 years ago

John King to replace Lou Dobbs

John King will host a new political show at 7 pm. ET starting early next year.
John King will host a new political show at 7 pm. ET starting early next year.

Washington (CNN) – Heading into the critical 2010 midterm elections, CNN will launch a new weekday political program that will be hosted by award winning correspondent John King.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity, at this busy and consequential time, to have a platform to discuss and explore the big issues of our time," King, chief national correspondent and anchor of the network's Sunday program "State of the Union," said in a statement released Thursday by CNN.

Early next year, King will move into the 7 p.m. ET time slot that was previously held by longtime CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who announced Wednesday that he was leaving the network.

"The program will reflect what CNN is all about: straight facts from our anchors and the widest range of opinions from across the political spectrum," Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S., said in the network's statement. "John has enthralled CNN viewers with his vast political knowledge, and he has spent the past year reporting from beyond the Beltway on pressing policy issues and the real people they impact. Every night, he'll share his passion and his insights about what is really going on in Washington and across America."

CNN did not announce the name of King's new program and in the statement said he would "continue to anchor 'State of the Union' until early next year."

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Filed under: CNN • John King • Popular Posts
November 3rd, 2009
09:43 PM ET
5 years ago

King: Deeds ran a 'bad' campaign

(CNN) - CNN chief national correspondent John King said that Democrat Creigh Deeds ran a "bad" campaign in Virginia.

"I think people in Virginia will say that is first and foremost," he said. "Democrats will say their guy ran a bad race."


Filed under: Creigh Deeds • John King • Virginia
October 19th, 2009
08:37 AM ET
5 years ago

King's Monday memo: Some strong yearnings for good earnings

 This week is key for Wall Street, with highly anticipated third-quarter earnings of major companies due.
This week is key for Wall Street, with highly anticipated third-quarter earnings of major companies due.

(CNN) - A diverse collection of earnings and government reports will again put the economy at center stage this week, as investors wonder whether the Dow will remain comfortably above the 10,000 mark.

Consider the mix of companies due to add to the debate about whether a recovery is taking root: Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, United Health, Yahoo!, AT&T, Delta Air Lines and Merck.

And from the government: the Labor Department's Producer Price Index (inflation), the Commerce Department's new housing starts report and the Fed's Beige Book - its summary of economic conditions region by region.

The markets will be in the news in other ways, as well.

Full story


Filed under: John King
September 21st, 2009
08:04 AM ET
5 years ago

King: Busy week for the president

President Obama discusses the economy and other topics with CNN's John King.
President Obama discusses the economy and other topics with CNN's John King.

(CNN) - A remarkably diverse issues portfolio in the week ahead, and if you prefer a neat theme to lump it all together, try this: Follow the leader - or leaders if you want a week with international flavor.

President Obama will explore the world, and many of its problems and crises, over the course of the week without traveling all that far. Two major international gatherings the United Nations General Assembly in New York and a G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will bring a host of international dignitaries to the United States.

But back to the world stage in a moment.

The president begins the week looking to bolster public confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy - and in his handling of economic issues.

More confident is a good way to describe the president's mood when it comes to the overall economic outlook; extraordinarily cautious - his choice of words when looking at the economy from the perspective the matters most of everyday Americans.

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Filed under: John King • State of the Union
April 6th, 2009
09:11 AM ET
6 years ago

John King's Crib Sheet: A dramatic day for Obama

 CNN's John King reviews the political scene on Sunday and what you can expect in the week ahead.
CNN's John King reviews the political scene on Sunday and what you can expect in the week ahead.

(CNN) - It was another eventful Sunday, beginning with an early-morning wake-up call for the traveling President Obama.

As if his first overseas trip wasn't busy enough already, North Korea reminded Obama that presidents don't always get to pick their challenges.

It added to the drama of an already big day. In a speech in Prague, Czech Republic, scripted to outline an ambitious goal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, the president added condemnation of North Korea's rocket launch and a call for quick international action.

Some highlights:

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Filed under: John King • State of the Union
March 13th, 2009
10:30 AM ET
6 years ago

King: Veterans' stories show cost of military service

Chris Tucker, who was discharged from the Army last year, says he feels like he's still serving his country as a police officer..
Chris Tucker, who was discharged from the Army last year, says he feels like he's still serving his country as a police officer..

SAVANNAH, Georgia (CNN) – As his tank rolled into Baghdad in April 2003, Chris Tucker mounted his camera to capture the moment.

"It's history; we made history," he told CNN back then. "It's my first war, hopefully my last war."

He could not have imagined then that six years later, Iraq would still be a combat zone.

"I thought we would get there quick and handle our business and we'd be out," Tucker told us this week. "At least, that's what we were told anyway."

Tucker received a medical discharge from the Army last year and he now is Officer Chris Tucker of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

"You still get to serve your community and your country in other ways," he said.

At age 26, he is a veteran of three combat tours. The patrol skills he learned on the streets of Baghdad, Fallujah and Sadr City come in handy as he drives his police cruiser around the neighborhoods of his Savannah precinct.

Full Story


Filed under: Iraq • John King • Veterans
February 22nd, 2009
05:10 PM ET
6 years ago

King: City struggles with restructured GM

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The nation's struggling auto industry is taking a particular toll on one Michigan town, CNN's John King reports. (Getty Images)


Filed under: John King
December 8th, 2008
04:47 PM ET
5 years ago

King named new host of CNN's public affairs show

John King will host CNN's new Sunday public affairs show.
John King will host CNN's new Sunday public affairs show.

(CNN) - CNN Chief National Correspondent John King is set to take the helm a new four-hour Sunday block of political programming, CNN announced Monday.

King, who has been with CNN for more than a decade, became a household name this election season after breaking a host of stories for the network - including Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. His expert analysis on election nights and innovative use of the "Magic Wall" technology won wide praise and was quickly imitated by several other networks.

Watch: King discusses his new show

“We are reinventing Sunday mornings around the best political reporter of his generation, John King," CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein said. "He has stood out throughout the election as the single best connected, most knowledgeable source of what’s going on and why, and this new program is an opportunity to showcase those strengths throughout the entire year.”

The new block, to run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, will debut in January. The first hour will focus heavily on politics and the new administration, while the later hours will delve into national and world affairs and commentary on current events. The four hours will also include "Reliable Sources," hosted by Howard Kurtz, which will continue as an hourlong examination into the intersection of the national media, politics, and the hottest topics in news.

Meanwhile, Wolf Blitzer will continue to serve as CNN's lead political anchor through the next presidential race and host of "The Situation Room" - the No. 1-rated weekday news program in all three hours during November among the key 25- to 54-year-old demo.


Filed under: CNN • John King • State of the Union
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