George, Condi and Ricky welcome Piers to prime time

The boy can't help himself. As his new bosses at CNN yesterday encouraged America to "Get to Know Piers Morgan," the British presenter was doing his best to confuse his new American audience with abstract outpourings on Twitter about his rival self-publicist "Baron Sugar of Clapton" and the latest performance of the Arsenal reserves.

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US Outlook: So, farewell then, Jonathan Klein, president of CNN. The suits at Time Warner decided it was time to punish him for falling ratings at the news channel, which has lost out to the shock-jockery of rival Fox News and its leftist mirror image, MSNBC.

Piers Morgan confirmed as the new face of CNN

One of the worst-kept secrets in broadcasting has been made official with the announcement by CNN that it is to replace Larry King with Piers Morgan.

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Piers Morgan spoke of his dream job tonight as he was unveiled as the new host on one of America's biggest talk shows.

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With questions raised about the ghoulishness with which the media covered Raoul Moat's final days, a word of praise for two leaders of this frantic festival of broadcast Americana. Kay Burley, the Walter Cronkite du jour who so skillfully downplayed the horrors of 9/11 ("If you're just joining us, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States has been decimated ..."), added to her portfolio of triumphs on Sky News. She asked a criminologist: "Living rough for a narcissist must be tricky?" Well, it must. So hard to find a full length mirror. Speaking of narcissism, hats off to John Inverdale. With so sensitive a breaking story, what you really want at the helm is the sports guy, and John's transition from sipping Pimm's with Boris Becker at Wimbledon to spearheading Radio 5 Live's midday show was seamless. Watching the live feed from Rothbury, he touched on the paradox that, in the midst of all the horror, it looked so sleepily picturesque. "It's almost," he said, "like a scene from Midsomer Murders." He lost it for a bit after that, the sound of blood whooshing to his cheeks clearly audible, but recovered his sangfroid so well that he is said to be CNN's top target this autumn.

CNN dismisses senior editor for praising 'terrorist' cleric

CNN has has fired a senior editor for Middle East news after she published a Twitter message saying she respected a Lebanese Shia cleric whom the US had branded a terrorist, American and British media said yesterday.

Business Diary: Great depression or new start?

We know economics is far from an exact science, but the conflicting views of the big names does make life just a little confusing for we mere mortals. In the space of the past few days, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has been telling the world he thinks the US – and the rest of us, by extension – is on the verge of another great depression. Meanwhile, hedge fund star John Paulson reckons the chance of a double dip is less than 10 per cent and that there has never been a better time to buy US property. Pay your money and take you choice.

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His talk show featured presidents and superstars, made the headlines and even influenced elections.

CNN in crisis as viewers switch to partisan rivals

CNN, the pioneering 24-hour news channel, is considering an overhaul of its schedule after haemorrhaging viewers in its core US market.

CNN Heroes award nominees announced

Betty Makoni knew it was time to leave Zimbabwe when a gang of masked youths stormed into her home armed with machetes and threatened to kill her for “causing them problems”. For much of the past decade she had been helping thousands of young girls rebuild their lives after being raped because of the commonly held but tragically erroneous belief among many men in southern Africa that sex with a virgin will cure HIV.

CNN's anti-immigrant presenter steps down

Lou Dobbs earned wrath of minorities with attacks on Hispanics and Obama

Back on the frontline but without a flak jacket

As Fox News feuds with Barack Obama, Christiane Amanpour's CNN can take the journalistic high ground, reports Stephen Foley from America
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