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Paula Zahn Now: CNN to Cancel News Show

Paula ZahnWord has come down that CNN is planning to cancel its low-rated news show Paula Zahn Now. Up against Fox News and MSNBC in the very competitive 8pm timeslot, the show often came in third place in total viewers.

Newswoman Zahn has been with the network since September 11, 2001 when she joined anchor Aaron Brown to covering the tragic events of that day. She then hosted a morning program entitled American Morning with Paula Zahn and began hosting Paula Zahn Now in September 2003.

CNN is reportedly trying to woo Weekend Today’s co-anchor Campbell Brown away from NBC to fill the slot. Zahn is expected to leave CNN in the fall when her contract runs out. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Kathleen September 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

CNN has certainly gone downhill with the loss of Paula Zahn and Soledad O’Brien. Their replacements do not have the intelligence nor the class of these women. CNN now succumbs to the level of Fox news, which is not held at any level as credible journalism or as a source of fair unbiased news. What a huge disappoinment.

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Reggie August 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Paula Zahn is sorely missed. She did a superb job at CNN. Cable news is very competitive, but Paula really stood out. Hope to see her very soon on another network.

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Joseph August 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm

She was worst journalist I have ever seen, highly unprofessional. I remember evening when she had as guest Dean of University, I?m not sure which one, but they were talking about war in Iraq. Instead as a professional journalist to ask him as many questions that time allows her, she put herself in debate with very clear intension to prove him wrong, translating his meaning different way and putting words in his mouth. That disturbed me so much I wouldn?t watch CNN anymore, and was thinking, ?WHO THE H?, YOU THING YOU ARE?. I am more than glad she is gone.

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Ralph LeBlanc, Canada May 29, 2008 at 5:30 am

I too miss Paula Zahn, I found her style to the point and objective, not at all like Rick Canchez. I’m glad soneone had the good sense to have him replaced. He’s probably saying “who the heck cares? I love me”. Her present replacement isn’t that great either.

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GLENNIS COGHILL April 17, 2008 at 6:52 pm

YOU HAVE LOST THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET TO CNN, BESIDES ANDERSON COOPER WHEN YOU REPLACED PAULA ZANN, SHE WAS GREAT AND I CAN NOT GET ANY SENSE OF CAMBELL BROWN, SO THEREFORE I GUESS FOX NEWS WILL DO, HERE IN THE CAROLINAS PAULA WAS THE GREATEST ASSET CNN HAD, MAYBE IT WAS NOT HER ,BUT THE MATERIAL YOU PROVIDED HER.

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DEB Burdick March 16, 2008 at 4:38 pm

SHAME ON YOU CNN PAULA WAS A GREAT ASSET TO YOUR SHOW,SHE WAS WITTY CLASSY,INTELLIGENT AND MORE BRING HER BACK!!!!!

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Carole Issa Cartade February 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I love CNN, and loved Paula Zahn even more. She was classy, smart and I think a great asset to CNN.What could have happened? Did she leave voluntarily, or did cnn dismiss her? I miss her and looked forward to seeing her every evening at 8 p.m. You’ll never be able to replace her. Every one that you have now can in no way fill Paula’s shoes. Pay her whatever it takes, but get her back, if it’s not too late!!! please let me know where she is; I’d like to hire her if she’s not interested in being with CNN.

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