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CNN's 'Early Start' And 'Starting Point' Debut (VIDEOS)

Soledad Obrien

First Posted: 01/02/12 12:41 PM ET Updated: 01/02/12 03:35 PM ET

CNN debuted its new morning shows on Monday, marking Soledad O'Brien's official return to morning television.

The programs, which are titled "Early Start" and "Starting Point," replaced CNN's morning show of ten years, "American Morning."

Just before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011, "American Morning" signed off. At 5:00 a.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012, former MSNBC anchor Ashleigh Banfield and former local Chicago newscaster Zoraida Sambolin greeted viewers to CNN's "Early Start." Banfield and Sambolin co-hosted "Early Start" from 5-7:00 a.m. O'Brien anchored "Starting Point from 7-9:00 a.m.

Watch the videos below to see the network's new morning show team welcome viewers on their first day.

O'Brien on "Starting Point"

View a slideshow of CNN's new lineup below:

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  • 5-7 AM: Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin

    Banfield (shown here) and Sambolin are set to host a new morning show starting in early 2012).

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin has been a host for a local Chicago station.

  • 7AM-9AM: Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien is slated to start her new morning show in early 2012.

  • 9AM-11AM -- CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips

  • 11AM-1PM -- CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux

  • 1 PM- 2 PM: Randi Kaye

  • 2PM-4PM -- CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

  • 4PM-6PM -- The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

  • 6PM-7PM -- John King USA

  • 7PM-8PM -- Erin Burnett

  • 8PM-9PM -- Anderson Cooper

  • 9PM-10PM -- Piers Morgan Tonight

  • 10PM-11PM -- Anderson Cooper (Repeat)

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9:30AM-10AM -- Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans

  • 10AM-1PM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 1PM-2PM: Your Money

  • 2PM -- CNN Newsroom

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9AM-10AM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 10AM-11AM: Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 11AM-12PM -- Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz

  • 12PM-1PM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 1PM-2PM -- Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 2PM-3PM -- The Next List

  • 3PM-4PM -- Your Money

  • 4PM: CNN Newsroom

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |