CNN host Piers Morgan, the British host who has often lectured his American audience about the need for stricter gun control, is losing his 9 p.m. weeknights show.
New York Times media writer David Carr scoops that Morgan and CNN President Jeff Zucker "had been talking about the show's failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March." Carr writes:
'It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,' [Morgan] said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic.
'Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,' he said. 'That's run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.'