Let's turn the clocks back for a bit shall we, let's go back 4 months to October 1st 2013 and a FTVLive story that was titled "CNN to Drop Piers Morgan" (You can read the story at this link).
FTVLive reported the WORLD EXCLUSIVE that CNN Boss Jeff Zucker is "actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan."
The website The Wrap is just getting around to the story now.
They write Piers Morgan is on ever more precarious footing as CNN’s 9 p.m. talk show host, according to a knowledgeable insider at the network.
CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker addressed the staff at a town hall meeting on Wednesday to mark his one-year anniversary at the network, where he reaffirmed his intention to change up primetime, including a plan to move documentaries into the later hours.
“Zucker has a problem at 9 p.m.,” and the president intends to solve it, a senior CNN executive told TheWrap.
“Piers Morgan Live” has failed to deliver on ratings in the three years since the British host took over the format from Larry King.
Zucker has acknowledged multiple times that primetime needs a lot of work, and Morgan in particular may be the first target. The view from inside the network is that Morgan damaged himself by taking a strong partisan position against guns during his yearlong coverage of the gun debate.
It's nice to see others pick up on a story that FTVLive FIRST reported last year.