In discussing the news that Chris Wallace is leaving the Fox News Channel and heading over to work for CNN+, radio host Howard Stern gave voice to a sentiment likely shared by many Americans when he questioned who would actually pay for CNN's streaming subscription service.
During his program, Stern said that "people don't want CNN, who the hell's gonna pay for CNN+? I mean are they outta their minds?"
"Good luck bein' seen on that thing," Stern said, noting that he likes Wallace, but will not be spending money on "a monthly service fee."
Wallace announced on "Fox News Sunday" that after 18 years on the show, Sunday would mark the end of his time on the program.
"After 18 years, this is my final 'Fox News Sunday,'" Wallace told viewers. "But after 18 years, I have decided to leave Fox. I wanna try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I'm interested in. I'm ready for a new adventure and I hope you'll check it out."
CNN announced that Wallace will join CNN+, a streaming service slated to debut in 2022.
"I am thrilled to join CNN+. After decades in broadcast and cable news, I am excited to explore the world of streaming. I look forward to the new freedom and flexibility streaming affords in interviewing major figures across the news landscape — and finding new ways to tell stories," Wallace said in a statement included in a CNN news release. "As I embark on this adventure, I am honored and delighted to join Jeff Zucker and his great team. I can’t wait to get started."
According to a tweet from CNN Communications, Wallace's "weekday show will feature interviews with newsmakers across politics, business, sports and culture & will contribute to CNN+’s slate of live programming available at launch."