Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Connie Chung gets the axe.
CNN has canceled "Connie Chung Tonight," which was launched last summer and has been criticized for its tabloid style.
Chung, who has interviewed supermodel Nikki Taylor and other guests who don't fit with much of CNN's hard-news lineup, has been the target of particular criticism.
Even Turner called Chung "just awful" in a much-quoted interview earlier this year.
Though Chung attracts more viewers than many of CNN's shows, she has continued to be roundly beaten in the ratings war by Fox News powerhouse Bill O'Reilly
Too bad. If Chung had maybe cut off Nikki Taylor's microphone, bullied 9/11 survivor's families, frequently used the term "wetbacks", lied about her upbringing, and been a general ass, she'd still have a job.