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King Gets Dobbs’ CNN Time Slot

CNN announced this morning that John King will take over the 7pm time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs just last night.

King is host of “State of the Union” and he will continue to anchor CNN’s Sunday show until the beginning of next year, when his week night program begins.

In a press release CNN/US president Jon Klein said: “John has enthralled CNN viewers with his vast political knowledge, and he has spent the past year reporting from beyond the Beltway on pressing policy issues and the real people they impact. Every night, he’ll share his passion and his insights about what is really going on in Washington and across America.”

And King said he is “thrilled”: “There is a lot of noise and conflict in our political discourse, which is fun to cover, but I’m convinced from my travels that people also thirst for more details as well as insight and context. I’m looking forward to combining those conversations with top newsmakers, smart reporting and expert analysis.”

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