CNN's Soledad O'Brien on Her Entrepreneurial TV Future

The CNN news anchor on getting pushed out of her morning-show role at the network
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell

I never really hesitated about going to Starting Point [which premiered on Jan. 2, 2012]. I thought there was an opportunity to get beyond the platitudes of “Yes, Medicare! No, Medicare!” and actually look at the Congressional Budget Office report. When I left American Morning in 2007, I’d focused on doing documentaries. But I thought Starting Point was a great opportunity to be involved in the zeitgeist.

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