Starting Point


Starting Point Information

Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien was a morning television show on CNN anchored by Soledad O'Brien. It premiered on January 2, 2012 and aired weekdays from 7:00AM to 9:00AM ET. with a final broadcast on March 29, 2013. Along with Early Start, Starting Point replaced American Morning, which aired from 2001 to 2011. In early 2013, CNN announced that Starting Point had been cancelled.

Format

CNN described the show as a "conversational ensemble" with O'Brien at its center. It was broadcast from CNN's studios in New York City, but had also broadcast in various diners around the United States. Frequent panelists included Will Cain, Margaret Hoover, and Roland S. Martin.

2012 presidential election

The show followed the 2012 Republican primary trail by broadcasting from states where primaries are held, usually in local diners and cafes. In its first two weeks, O'Brien anchored first from Des Moines, Iowa and then Manchester, New Hampshire to cover the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary respectively. Other cities the show has covered include Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

History

Reports emerged in September 2011 that CNN was seeking to replace American Morning due to poor ratings by bringing Soledad O'Brien back to its morning lineup. O'Brien co-hosted American Morning from 2003 to 2007. By November 2011, CNN announced that American Morning would be replaced by two new programs, with O'Brien anchoring the second slot from 7:00-9:00AM. The show's name was announced as Starting Point via Twitter. In early 2013, CNN announced that Starting Point had been cancelled and that Soledad O'Brien would continue to produce documentaries for CNN and other networks by launching her own production company.




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