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Lou Dobbs out, John King in at CNN


November 12, 2009


John King is replacing Lou Dobbs on CNN. Jon Klein, CNN president, said this morning that veteran reporter King will move into the 7 p.m. EST slot that's been vacated by Lou Dobbs. King will host a show about politics beginning early next year. That puts him in direct competition with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, whose "Hardball" is also about politics. Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith, who does a more general interest newscast, dominates the cable news ratings in that hour. Dobbs announced abruptly Wednesday evening that it would be his last show on CNN. He said he wanted to pursu...

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