John King’s new politics show on CNN
- A great addition to CNN’s evening lineup
- Boring. Will go elsewhere.
With the historical health-care vote Sunday, John King’s new CNN political show “John King USA” couldn’t have been timed better, debuting tonight at 7 p.m.
“It’s a fabulous time to start a show covering politics and policy,” said King Friday. “I’ve been itching to get the show started the past couple of weeks.”
He did an online test show that streamed on CNN.com and said it went smoothly. (That’s a screen grab from the show above.) “To do an entire hour without any major problems was a huge plus,” he said.
Rep. Ron Paul was his test guest. Given that Paul was able to raise much of his funds as a presidential candidate for the 2008 presidential campaign via online, he felt Paul would make a good first guest. “He’s a 74 year old innovator in new media politics,” King said. “He was very gracious to come in and say hello.”