Soledad O’Brien on Her Career, CNN’s Primetime Changes

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In Part II of our Media Beat interview with Soledad O’Brien, the CNN anchor tells us how her unique heritage has given her a rare perspective on the issues of race that she often covers. We also found out how she initially moved from a producer at NBC to on-air talent.

O’Brien — who was a weekend “Today” show anchor and an anchor on CNN’s “American Morning” — now mostly concentrates on documentaries. “I do miss the every day and where I sort of get my fix of that is whenever there’s breaking news, I usually travel for it,” she tells us. “But there are some very nice things about a schedule where you can actually schedule interviews.”

We also asked about CNN’s changes in primetime: Larry King’s retirement from “Larry King Live” and Eliot Spitzer’s new debate program. “I think that the nature of cable is change,” she says. “I guess I don’t worry about it because I’m not in the thick of it every day.” Check out the full interview below:

Part ISoledad O’Brien Says CNN Docs Becoming ‘Wider and Broader’

Part IIISoledad O’Brien: Digital Tech Correspondent