Inside The Situation Room

By Elizabeth 

TVNewser’s sibling blog, FishbowlDC, got a preview of CNN’s new show, The Situation Room, on Friday:

From FishbowlDC’s report:


The show, starring Wolf Blitzer as “Anchorman Wolf Blitzer,” replaces “Inside Politics” and “Crossfire,” and brings together a team of analysts, correspondents, and one good-natured but crotchety old man (specifically Jack Cafferty) for a three-hour-tour of what’s happening in the world…”It’s a different way to look at cable news churn,” CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman explained to us during an exclusive tour and interview Friday. Instead of the typical show, which runs like a packaged version of the evening news-complete with a beginning, middle, and an end-the Situation Room will focus raw news as it comes in. “This treats the day as not-yet-finished,” Bohrman says. “The plan is to be disrupted…. It’s almost news gathering on TV, not news production on TV.”

Full report here. [FishbowlDC]