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Morning of Changes for CNN

10/25/2005 5:54 AM Eastern

Cable News Network is pulling the plug on its dawn morning show, Daybreak,to make way for an expanded American Morning, officials said Tuesday.

The all-news network will expand American Morning by one extra hour -- to four hours daily, from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. versus its current 7 a.m.-10 a.m. time slot -- CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein said in a memo to his staff Tuesday.

Early morning show Daybreak,which airs from 5 a.m.-7 a.m., is being canceled. The changes will take effect Nov. 28, according to Klein.

Daybreak’sstaff will be reassigned to American Morning or other CNN shows, Klein said.

For example, Daybreak anchor Carol Costello will continue her work as a news reader and reporter for American Morning,alongside anchors Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien,

“The move is an indication of the immense potential we recognize in American Morning,” Klein wrote in his memo. “The outstanding work during and after Katrina by Soledad, Miles, Carol and Kim Bondy’s entire production team has given the program momentum that we will build on.”

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