CNN Anchor Don Lemon Getting His Own Daily Primetime Show

Television
by Sergio
November 18, 2013 11:49 PM
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No need to tell you that CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has been the subject of controversy of late. And whether you agree with some of his recent public stands on current issues of the day or don’t, one thing is for sure - and that is that, whether you like him or not, he has given CNN something of an "edge", a personality, which is something that has worked very well for MSNBC and Fox News.

And no doubt, seeing the attention that Lemon has been getting lately and the potential for ratings, CNN has followed suit and will be giving Lemon his own primetime show, five days a week on the network.

The show will air starting next month, at the 11PM (10 PM Central) time slot, which is currently being held by reruns of Outfront hosted by Erin Burnett.

In addition, Lemon will also be subbing for Burnett on her own show while she is out on maternity leave.

It has been reported that Lemon has already informed his staff of the change in regards to his new daily show, which will be “a one-topic show tackling important issues of the day, either reported or vastly underreported, from Lemon’s unique perspective.

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19 Comments

  • MANIARD | January 8, 2014 7:31 PMReply

    WHAT WOULD THIS JOKER BLACMAN HAVE IF HE COULDNT KNOCK SOMEONE AS PLAIN AS DON LEMON. THERE IS NO STEREO BLACK FOLK. DON IS A EDUCATED MAN. YOU ARE JUST A IDIOT THAT IS NOT EDUCATED + PROBLY DRUNK RIGHT NOW. WAKE-UP + LIVE.. STOP BULLING GOOD ,SMART BLACK MEN LIKE DON, YOU IDIOT.....SOBER UP SCUM

  • Dave | January 8, 2014 7:25 PMReply

    Don I heard you say about poverty + hungry people in North Korea. Don, What about povert + the hunger in the USA? YOU TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE. THE USA FEELS LIKE THERES A DICTATOR TO ALL OF US POOR. MAKE NO MISTAKE. WE CANT EXCERSIZE OUR FREEDOM AT ALL. THIS WHAT THE GREED + CONTROLLERS(POLOTICIANS, CORPORATIONS, PEOPLE WITH MONEY MAKE US POOR FEEL CAPTURED ALL THE DAY, SO STOP THAT ARGUMENT. BEIMNG POOR IN THIS COUNTRY SUCKS- IT JUST OLAIN SUCKS- NOW NO MATTER WHAT COLOR, BELIEFS, WEERE ALL TREATED LIKE THE BLACK FOLKS IN THE 50S. IM WHITE, BUT IT DONT MATTER A BIT WHAT COLOR i AM. WAKE UP DON

  • BLACKMAN | November 21, 2013 1:45 AMReply

    WHAT A DUMBA$$ S.I.S.S.Y. This dude is a black man socialized into the fake orbit of middle class snobbery at the expense of his skin color. He is Unqualified to frame black life. He is a Black shell with a white man inside. He does not have a black conscious. He have a white man's conscious. When he gets old and they REMOVE him from the air, lets see how Bitter of a Black man he turns into.

    After all, they are all ACTORS.

  • Miles Ellison | November 26, 2013 4:50 PM

    Lemon is more like head cheese. Or scrapple.

  • urbanauteur | November 26, 2013 4:07 PM

    How `bout a KNOCKWURST with Clarence Thomas as condiments..;-]?

  • Miles Ellison | November 26, 2013 4:01 PM

    Comparing Lemon to Bayard Rustin is like calling a hot dog a tube steak.

  • urbanauteur | November 26, 2013 3:58 PM

    Bayard Rustin-Lite..?

  • Rocket | November 20, 2013 2:06 PMReply

    Pass.

  • everybody | November 19, 2013 12:43 PMReply

    No. Thanks.

  • SF | November 19, 2013 11:39 AMReply

    Can't wait to not watch.

  • CareyCarey | November 19, 2013 10:28 AMReply

    What... I don't get it... Stupid?... Booker T. Washington?... shuck & jive?... "the subject of controversy of late"?

    Someone gotta fill in the blanks because I've yet to see any of that from Don Lemon. Come on Miles, Sergio, STHN, y'all know we can talk so fill me in... what have I been missing?

  • JMac | November 19, 2013 6:40 PM

    Sorry CC. Wish it could be that simple but it's his stupid comments that have made him public enemy number 1. Maybe this might refresh some memories: http://newsone.com/2783098/don-lemon-wins-at-black-peoples-expense/

    He won't have his show for long so I hope he makes the most of it.

  • CareyCarey | November 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    Thanks JenJen, but first, tell me a little of what I might find? I mean, shuckin' & jivin', "highly controversial" and stupid does not sound like a professional news anchor to me. And, although I don't watch a lot of TV, when I have seen this dude, he seems to be as fair as they come. So might his "detractors" have a personal grudge or dislike of the man other than his positions on the Trayvon Martin case?

    Now I believe Mr. Lemon has admitted to being gay, could that be the root of their discontent?

  • JenJen | November 19, 2013 1:56 PM

    Carey Carey, I can't post the link, but look up "Don Lemon Bill O'Reilly Trayvon Martin."

  • sthn | November 19, 2013 10:09 AMReply

    Good for Booker T. Washington.

  • Shanae | November 19, 2013 7:43 AMReply

    Oh great! A light skin black man on TV to shuck and jive, discredit Black advances and make a bunch of money doing it. Just what we need.

  • Troy | November 20, 2013 10:35 AM

    While it shouldn't matter dark skin he is not. Your contrast on you TV is high. Wesley Snipes, Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, Lou Gossett, Danny Glover, Don Cheadle, Morris Chestnut are dark skin.

  • JulieB | November 19, 2013 11:08 AM

    Light skin???? Yea he shucks and jives, but light skin, no, that man is dark skin, but that doesn't even matter.

  • Miles Ellison | November 19, 2013 7:32 AMReply

    Stupid isn't a unique perspective. I'm sure the people stranded in airports or waiting at the Dunkin Donuts will be thrilled.

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