October 2nd, 2011
05:27 PM ET

Media Monitor (Oct. 2, 2011)

Howard Kurtz looks at Ted Koppel's criticism of Nightline and reflects on Andy Rooney's long career just hours before his last "60 Minutes."

Filed under: Media Monitor • Ted Koppel
October 2nd, 2011
05:25 PM ET

Fox's course correction?

Lauren Ashburn, John Avlon, David Frum and Howard Kurtz talk about the Fox News chief wanting to shift from the right.

Filed under: Bias • Fox News • Politics
October 2nd, 2011
05:21 PM ET

Erin Burnett: Competing with opinions

CNN's newest anchor Erin Burnett tells Howard Kurtz why she won't look at the show's ratings.

Filed under: CNN
October 2nd, 2011
05:19 PM ET

Erin Burnett's new show

CNN's newest anchor sat down with Howard Kurtz to talk about her move from business news.

Filed under: CNN
October 2nd, 2011
04:35 PM ET

Media split on Jackson trial

Media critic Eric Deggans talks to Howard Kurtz about the converage of Michael Jackson's doctor's trial.

Filed under: Entertainment
October 2nd, 2011
12:52 PM ET

Will he? Won't he?

Lauren Ashburn, John Avlon, David Frum and Howard Kurtz discuss the latest media obsession: Chris Christie.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Politics
October 2nd, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Getting ready for "Erin Burnett OutFront"

(CNN) – A few days before the debut of her new show "OutFront," new CNN anchor Erin Burnett walked onto the "Reliable Sources" set. But as she revealed to Howard Kurtz, she’s "sick of rehearsals" and is ready to get on her own show’s set for the real thing.

The former CNBC anchor may have left the floors of the New York Stock Exchange, but she says that money will be a central aspect of a lot of the stories covered on "OutFront."

"I think that’s an important angle that we can bring to all stories," she told Kurtz. "But a lot of the things I love in terms of the foreign reporting and some of the issues that I really care about have a financial aspect."

Burnett believes "OutFront" has an important place in the CNN primetime lineup as a show to reach a younger audience energetic about the news. The team behind it has even adopted the title as their mission statement—they want to be "out front" of the story.

With the show launching on Monday night, Burnett knows one thing for sure. She won’t be looking at the ratings any time soon.

"I’m not going to be looking at [the numbers] at first," she said. "The most important thing is to be consistent and to believe in what we're doing."

After that, she said, she will look to plan her wedding.

Watch this space for the whole interview with Erin Burnett.

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