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'CBS This Morning' To Expand To A Third Hour Hosted By Gayle King

by Sergio
December 25, 2012 8:05 AM
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Gayle King

CBS is evidently very happy with co-host Gayle King on their daily morning show CBS This Morning, as it has been revealed that there are plans to expand the show to a third hour, to be hosted by her.

Tentatively to be titled On Call, the expanded hour will focus mainly on medical issues.

According to a CBS insider about this new planned show: "Gayle has done extraordinarily well on the morning show along with Charlie Rose and CBS thinks she can easily extend her workload to incorporate a third hour focusing on health issues. Gale can tackle both hard news and lifestyle segments with ease."

No word yet of when the new third hour will make its debut, but obviously it will be sometime next year.

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  • Nancy | February 18, 2014 12:42 PMReply

    Gayle King sucks! she should not be doing any "journalism" and is only on the show because of her BFF...and we all know who! Please CBS, Walter Cronkite et al are turning in their graves with level you now possess. Wake up!

  • ALM | December 25, 2012 10:35 PMReply

    This is great news. I really appreciate Gayle and Oprah for putting their foot down with CBS. CBS tends to feel some kind of way about certain people, and it was reported that Oprah let them know point blank that she would NOT be appearing on "The Talk" unless Holly Robinson Peete was there. This was apparently a couple of years ago, but it still needs to be stressed. A woman in Oprah's position does NOT have to go to bat for other women of color. She could take the attitude that many others take, of "Well, I made it, so everyone else is on their own". I guess Gayle let CBS know point blank that she could walk if CBS wants to play games.

  • Will Wright | December 25, 2012 10:16 AMReply

    Oh dear. Ms. King has not distinguished herself or excelled as an issues-oriented journalist, but let's employ her as journalist. (Only after having seen her biography at CBS News do I find that, even though I take her as a specialist in "happy talk," who clearly is not trained to report hard news, she actually spent nearly 20 years as a news anchor.) To boot, she has no training in healthcare or medicine, but let's have her host an hour that concentrates on that... My god, what would Ed Murrow, think?

  • sosgemini | December 25, 2012 9:57 PM

    Thank you Sergio! We gotta stop the knee-jerk reaction to slap down those of us who succeed. What causes that? Jealousy? See: Halle Berry.

  • Ava | December 25, 2012 7:57 PM

    She used to anchor the news at WFSB in Hartford, CT. I was able to see her anchor the news on a regular basis before I even knew that she was O's pal. Those 80s/90s fashions were not cute, but from what I can recall, she performed her anchor duties with a high degree of professionalism and an occasional smile. Only when I saw her with Oprah did I realize that she had an entirely different side.

  • sergio | December 25, 2012 10:57 AM

    But you said it yourself. Even though she's best known as Oprah's BBF (and possible lover Ha Ha ) King has had an established career in TV as an anchor and on air personality for deacdes. And I've been watching CBS This Morning regularly ( since The Today Show dumped Ann Curry) and King does a good job on the show. She had years of TV experience and she had her own show on OWN for a while so why not gave her her own third hour? I mean if MSNBC can make that kid Luke Russert (who probably doesn't even shave yet) one of their star reporters despite the fact that his only previous experience was working as an intern on ESPN only because he's Tim Russert's son (talk about affirmative action) then King who is 100 times more experienced than him, can definitely have her own hour.

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