[picappgallerysingle id=”4987232″ align=”center”]The Beltway’s TV presence is going wider–if not global–in the coming weeks
TVNewser confirms August 1st as the start date for Christiane Amanpour’s premiere at This Week, which sadly ousts Jake Tapper from the temporary position. Meanwhile, Rick Sanchez is being bumped up to 8 pm on July 22nd until the Fall premiere of the Untitled Eliot Spitzer/Kathleen Parker Show.
Meanwhile rumors of “America’s Got Talent” Piers Morgan as the heir to the Larry King chair are incredibly tantilizing according to the New York Times’ Media Decoder: “If completed, the deal would vault Mr. Morgan, a native of Britain, onto the Mount Rushmore of TV’s top interviewers, alongside Oprah, Barbara and Katie.”
As the Times calls it, bringing Piers in would be a huge step in taking back the interview circuit. He would also represent a new push toward an intellectually cool and sophisticated model that, as The Wrap notes, would bring the network’s prime-time dominance back in the Olbermann Era.
Focusing on a hypothetical network line-up is easy to do, but the offer of a Spitzer/Parker discussion show leading into Piers’ interview program is too much to pass up. Tag onto that the revamped This Week, which is on ABC granted, but it offering an expanded worldview when it comes to the most inside baseball city in the world?
It’s looks like Wonk-Christmas comes early this year.
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