CNN's Wolf gets some rest as John King takes over Sunday
CNN's Wolf Blitzer must be running on Energizer batteries. Between his duties on his weekly The Situation Room program and Sunday's two-hour Late Edition talkfest, Wolf is on the air 17 hours a week. While this makes him the leader in face time over any other television anchor it probably doesn't bode well for his social and family life. Not to mention that he's probably missing the new season of According to Jim. So, the cable news network is doing something to free his schedule up.Sometime in the new year, Wolf will step down from his Late Edition duties and will be replaced by chief political and magic map correspondent John King. The revamped Sunday schedule will begin at 9 a.m., with the first hour dedicated to politics and opinions on the new Obama administration. Later hours will touch on national and world affairs with commentary on current events. And, most likely, John will use the powers of the magic map to make some of the less likable pundits disappear.
Don't worry about ol' Wolf, though. His contract has been extended through the 2012 election. Or, as some people are already calling it, the battle between Obama and Palin. During the next four years Blitzer will continue to host the weekday Situation Room as the network's chief political anchor. You know, by the time his contract is up four years from now, Blitzer could actually be talking to holograms of correspondents rather than those cheesy reproductions.