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

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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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