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John King To Host CNN's Revamped Sunday Mornings

FRAZIER MOORE | December 8, 2008 12:20 PM EST | AP

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NEW YORK — Soon, Wolf Blitzer can sleep in Sunday mornings.

CNN's "Late Edition" is about to get a makeover, with John King taking over from Blitzer, the Sunday newscast's anchor for 10 years.

The first hour of the four-hour block will focus on politics, followed by national and world affairs, the network says. It also will include "Reliable Sources," the media-oriented discussion program hosted by Howard Kurtz.

With the broadcast's January debut, King will retain his title as chief national correspondent.

Blitzer, CNN's lead anchor for political coverage, will continue anchoring the three-hour "Situation Room" each weekday. Both he and King have extended their contracts through 2012.

These Sunday changes follow NBC's announcement of David Gregory as the new moderator of "Meet the Press."

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