CNN preparing to premiere all-Black news show
CNN is causing a stir as the cable news channel is reportedly curating an all-Black news panel show that is being fast-tracked to debut in the near future. Cable News Network is reportedly planning to bring together the likes of April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye, and Bakari Sellers as panelists for a yet-to-be-named political show, according to Page Six and AOL.com.
Page Six stated the idea was birthed when the quartet guested on the “New Day with Alisyn Camerota and John Berman” show and generated positive buzz during the recent Democratic debates.
“It was the most excitement on that morning show since Chris Cuomo left as co-anchor,” Page Six quotes a source close to the situation. “CNN is fast-tracking talks … to develop it into a stand-alone show. The early chatter is that it could start as a weekend show that would rival MSNBC’s programming with Joy Reid, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Kendis Gibson.”
Even though CNN hasn’t responded to media inquiries to get confirmation and details, renowned White House reporter Ryan teased political buffs with this interesting tweet:
Would you watch a political program featuring an all-Black cast?