Cnn Bringing Back Long-form Tv Documentaries
Hoping to revive the moribund long-form investigative documentary on television, CNN said it will launch CNN: Special Investigations Unit on Saturday, Jan. 20. It said that the program will feature reports by Christiane Amanpour, Anderson Cooper, Soledad O'Brien, John Roberts, John King, and Candy Crowley. In an interview with today's (Monday) Los Angeles Times, CNN President Jonathan Klein said, "I think cable news in general fell a little too in love with the latest breaking developments and not enough with the explanation and context. ... There's really no true investigative journalism going on on a regular basis in cable news. People call some of their shows documentaries, but they're really just tawdry true crime stories. We're going to do real reporting."