Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer
was a Sunday talk show
hosted by Wolf Blitzer
and broadcast around the world by CNN International
. The show's slogan was The last word in Sunday talk
and comments made on the show were often featured in the following Monday's news headlines.
The show, launched on October 3, 1993, was moderated by Frank Sesno
until 1998, and by Wolf Blitzer
from January 18, 1998 to 2009.
The program aired at 11:00 AM ET and thus was the last of the Sunday talk shows to air in most East Coast markets, hence the name "Late Edition." (however, it was the first to air in the West Coast, at 8:00 AM PT, since its other broadcast network competitors (including Fox News Sunday) aired on same-day tape delay on the West Coast at various times).
On December 8, 2008, CNN announced that the show would end the following month to make way for a new 4 hour news block hosted by John King
. The final "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer aired on January 11, 2009. The new newsblock, called State of the Union with John King
, began airing on January 18, 2009.