Monday, July 07, 2003

Good Morning, America
My husband and I are big fans of NBC's Soledad O'Brien and loved watching her on Weekend Today. So we were sad to hear last Sunday that she was leaving. For some reason, I had missed any buzz about her leaving and where she might end up. So I was extremely happy to see the commercials this weekend for the new "American Morning" on CNN with host Soledad O'Brien. Congratulations Soledad!

I only get to see the first 15 or 20 minutes of any of the morning shows since Hayley and I are out the door around 7:15 am, but since my mom was babysitting for us this morning, I didn't have to leave until 7:30 am and could watch the first half hour. The chemistry isn't quite there yet, but I didn't expect it to be on the first day. I watched quite a bit of Bill Hemmer during CNN's early morning war coverage while feeding the baby and I think he and Soledad will make a good team. Just from what I saw this morning, I'm not that fond of Jack Cafferty, but I'm really not that familar with him, so it remains to be seen. I'm looking forward to watch "American Morning" in the coming weeks.

And of course, I was wondering what happened to Paula Zahn - did she get the boot? No, she's moving to primetime on CNN, with a headline show and the forthcoming "American Evening."