Bewkes Says CNN Programming Bores Viewers

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

“We need to do a better job at programming the news.”

That was the reason Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes gave on Wednesday for firing CNN president Jon Klein in September, before two of the programs Klein developed — “Parker Spitzer” and “Piers Morgan Tonight” — took flight.

Bewkes’ comments came during a wide-ranging discussion with New York Times media columnist David Carr at the Paley Center for Media’s International Council 2010, a three-day forum that kicked off today in New York. More…