CNN Cancels Piers Morgan


CNN is cancelling Piers Morgan Live because the show’s ratings have been dreadful. Therefore it’s unlikely many people will miss the show. I know I won’t.

Morgan acknowledged that his crusade against gun rights could have something to do with the show’s unpopularity.

“CNN confirms that ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined,” CNN spokeswoman Allison Gollust told Politico on Sunday evening after Mr. Morgan himself said his show had “run its course.”

In an interview with David Carr of The New York Times, Mr. Morgan acknowledged that his show had been doing poorly in the ratings, in part because he had turned off many American viewers on such matters as gun control, where he handled gun rights supporters with unconcealed contempt.

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Mr. Morgan said for a story posted earlier Sunday. “That’s run its course and [CNN President Jeff Zucker] and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.” (Read More)