CNN chief praises Dale Hansen’s speech: ‘How does it sound? ‘The Situation Room with Dale Hansen”

Following Dale Hansen’s speech at the RTDNF awards dinner, CNN president Jeff Zucker praised the speech and jokingly even suggested he could take over “The Situation Room.”

  • The Situation Room” currently is anchored by longtime CNN personality Wolf Blitzer.
  • Blitzer’s show runs from 5 to 7 p.m. eastern from Washington.
  • Blitzer also anchored “Wolf” from 1 to 2 p.m. on CNN untilĀ Brianna Keilar took over the timeslot with “CNN Right Now.”
  • “The Situation Room” originally ran for three hours from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • However, the show shifted to 4 to 6 p.m. and a separate block from 7 to 8 in November 2005.
  • It was then moved to its 5 to 7 p.m. timeslot, with Blitzer’s “Wolf” show airing earlier int he day.
  • The show is known for pioneering the use of on-set video walls that show both real and simulated video feeds, maps and other graphics behind the anchors and in-studio guests.

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