THE AMERICA ONE NEWS
Feb 27, 2024  |  
0
 | Remer,MN
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM 
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM Sports Media Index – Perfect for Fantasy Sports Fans.
Sponsor:  QWIKET.COM Sports Media Index – Perfect for Fantasy Sports Fans. Track media mentions of your fantasy team.
back  
topic
NY Post
New York Post
22 Apr 2023


NextImg:CNN to debut new primetime show ‘King Charles’ with Gayle King and Charles Barkley

CNN will launch a new primetime show with veteran anchor Gayle King and basketball great Charles Barkley.

“King Charles” will begin airing Wednesdays this fall at 8 p.m.

Advertisement

The pair revealed they were teaming up in a Saturday announcement on TNT, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company.

In public statements, King and Barkley stressed that the show would emphasize comity and respectful discussion.

“I just think we need to figure out a way to have a good conversation without tearing each other down,” she said.

Barkley added that the program would not take on “clickbait.”

Advertisement

“All I want is people, even if I disagree with them, to be honest with me. I don’t want them saying things to get clickbait. That is one of the things that is what drives me crazy about people in our profession right now.”

While “King Charles” will tackle current events and politics, “we don’t want to say, ‘We’re a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat’ — that’s one of the things that’s already ruined television in general,” Barkley said. 

CNN will launch a new primetime show with veteran anchor Gayle King and basketball great Charles Barkley called “King Charles” this fall.
Getty Images

Gayle King
The pair revealed they were teaming up in a Saturday announcement on TNT, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company.
Getty Images for Jazz At Lincoln Center

Advertisement

“This show will be an exciting new way we are delivering culturally relevant programming and unique perspectives to our audience, from two incredibly dynamic personalities,” CNN president Chris Licht said in a Saturday staff memo, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The move is the latest shakeup at CNN from Licht, who is hoping to stir the network out of its longtime ratings rut, where it is consistently outpaced by rivals MSNBC and Fox News.

Since taking the helm in 2022, he has moved to nix the network’s streaming service CNN+, fired underperforming talent and attempted to reorient the network in a less-partisan direction.