See the updated atrium at CNN Center in Atlanta

CNN Center’s atrium has a new look.

  • Tina Kim, a writer and producer for CNN, tweeted two photos of the building’s atrium in Atlanta.
  • The atrium, which doubles as a public lobby, shopping center and food court, appears to have been updated with new tables and steps that provide additional informal seating.
  • The atrium served as the home of CNN’s “Talkback Live” show from 1994 to 2003, when it featured a “fenced in” studio area where audience members could watch the show and, as the name suggests, provide talkback on the day’s news.
  • The atrium also previously featured a world map with indicators of the network’s bureaus as well as dining tables featuring the logos of various Turner owned networks, including CNN and CNN Headline News (now HLN).
  • Although officially the network’s headquarters, the Atlanta studios are used less these days than previously.
  • HLN’s “Morning Express” with Robin Meade still originates from Atlanta.
  • No major CNN daytime or primetime programming is broadcast from Atlanta regularly, with the network opting to use its New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. studios instead.
  • The Los Angeles bureau is used even less now, however, after the network canceled “Across America” and “Michaela,” both of which originated from L.A.

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