Skip to comments.Fired CNN President Wants to Return (Rick "FOB" Kaplan, That Is)
Posted on 03/21/2002 1:32:00 PM PST by GeneD
Fired by CNN last August after serving three years as president, Rick Kaplan has indicated he'd like to return to broadcast news -- on one of the networks. "I think people know I want to come back," Kaplan told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday, indicating that he had no preferences among the three major networks. "It's not if I can find a beautiful woman to marry, it's whether any beautiful woman wants to marry me. I'm hopeful." [On Thursday, the New York Daily News reported that Today show host Katie Couric was rumored to be drumming up support for Kaplan to replace Jonathan Wald as producer of the NBC morning show.] Kaplan, a former producer of ABC's Nightline (1985-89), also took issue with critics who have suggested that 24-hour cable news networks have made network news shows irrelevant. "Everything [cable news networks] do, when not in talk shows, is immediate, hour-to-hour coverage." On the other hand, he said, "You learn more from Nightline in half an hour than you do from 24-hour cable systems across the entire day."
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