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Fox News Copying CNN?

Reported by Donna - March 20, 2007 -

Studio B with Shepard Smith started a new segment this week called U-Report. They take a viewers story and run it on the hour long program.

However it seems that U-Reports may have been filched from a successful program that's been on CNN for six months called I-Reports.

You can read the whole article at TV Newser.

A snippet from their report:

A CNN insider writes: "Fox is announcing UReports after CNN launched the successful I-Reports over six months ago. Similarly, 'CNN Newsroom' led to Fox rebranding their daytime programming 'America's Newsroom' -- to say nothing of their constant imitations of the Situation Room's multiple screens. Is there not one person with an original thought over there?"

The multiple screen reporting started several months after The Situation Room had been using them.

Comment: We report, you decide. Is Fox afraid of it's shrinking numbers and copying off of their competitor?