CNN today ended weekend host Fareed Zakaria’s suspension, which it initiated six days ago after he apologized for plagiarizing work for a gun control column in Time magazine.
His show will return Sunday, Aug. 26. You can read up on the situation here in my August 10 blog entry.
Here’s CNN’s statement:
CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous. We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension.
Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.
Fareed Zakaria’s quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues. His public affairs program GPS will return on Sunday, August 26 at 10am ET on CNN/US and 8am ET on CNN/International.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk
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