The 20-year marriage of political rivals James Carville and Mary Matalin is one of the bright spots in American politics, but CNN has axed them from their programming. Newsbusters.org had the story on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. CNN has a new president, Jeff Zucker, and he is employing his own vision for "The Worldwide Leader in News." It remains to be seen what the final product will look like, but he has not renewed contracts of several familiar faces on the network.
CNN is taking ABC's Chris Cuomo from 20/20, and he is going to be carrying a great deal of the weight on the new CNN morning show programming, yet unnamed, and across the network. Newsbusters.org reports that Soledad O'Brien's future is not clear.
Also, conservative pundit Bill Bennett and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona are leaving the network, but CNN Espanol is expected to keep Cardona on board. Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger who manages RedState.com and has served as a political commentator for the network since 2010 is also leaving for the Fox News Channel, which ended 2012 as the highest-rated cable news channel for 11 years.
CNN executive VP and managing editor Mark Whitaker is also leaving, the article said.
Politico interviewed James Carville, and he told them he intended to get to work on some campaigns, possibly in Asia. (Readers might wonder if Hillary Clinton's campaign is one of them. He and his wife expressed a