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Media Beat, Rick Sanchez: “Hold the Viewers’ Attention, Get them on the Edge of their Seats”

On September 9th, we sat down with CNN anchor Rick Sanchez at our mediabistro studio to interview him for our Media Beat video series. At the time of the taping the plan was to run the interview the first week of October — this week. What we didn’t expect was for Rick to be dismissed from his job at CNN, which, as you probably know by now, happened late last week.

So, you know how Sanchez left CNN. But how did he get there? What is his TV news background? Here’s part one of our interview, in which he also talks about tonight’s premiere of “Parker Spitzer”:

  • Part II: Tomorrow: Sanchez talks about his short run at MSNBC and how was made to feel like he didn’t belong.
  • Part III: Wednesday: Sanchez talks about how he turned his cable news show into a two-way conversation.
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