It's like "that moment when MTV decided to stop playing music videos, because it wasn't working," one source told the Post. One on-air personality who is safe is Anderson Cooper, but there are no guarantees for the rest of the network. Entertainment interviewer Piers Morgan seems to be
thriving stumbling in the ratings.
After The Post ran its story Monday, CNN clarified its addition of documentary travel host Anthony Bourdain as NOT reality television with a statement:
CNN, which recently announced the hiring of Anthony Bourdain as a contributor, is continuing to explore other nonfiction original series for the weekend. We routinely pursue new talent and programming concepts within the news category and often shoot pilots for any number of our networks.
Thus, reports the NYT, Non-Fiction TV is the new CNN goal.