CNN will turn 30 on Tuesday, but it’s not likely to be a happy birthday, writes Matea Gold in the Los Angeles Times.
As the cable-news network adheres to its nonpartisan stance, it’s found itself on the losing side in a ratings race with the more opinionated primetime shows on Fox News and MSNBC.
And now with Campbell Brown leaving the network, the third host since 2002 in the 8 p.m. slot, it may be weeks or months before CNN has a show ready to replace Brown’s program.
While former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who left office after being snared in a prostitution scandal, has been talked about as a possible replacement, many news veterans at CNN view the prospect "dimly."