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HLN (TV channel)

television station
Newest logo for HLN

HLN (formerly "CNN Headline News") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel. It is owned by CNN (Cable News Network, Inc.), a unit of the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. It was first broadcast on television in 1982 as CNN2.[1] The name was changed in 2008 to "HLN".[2] This followed a pattern by Turner properties changing from their full names to acronyms.[2] Turner Broadcasting System was changed to TBS, Turner Network Television became TNT, etc.[2] It originally ran quick news reports 24/7. But now it has more commentary shows such as Nancy Grace.[3] HLN is also working on a adding a late night talk show.[4] Glenn Beck has hosted a program on the channel.


  1. Steven Cole Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (29 March 1994). "CNN: From copy boy to heavy hitter in 14 years". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SteveK (17 December 2008). "Headline News Becomes "HLN"". TVNewser. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. Brian Steinberg (4 November 2013). "HLN Reorganizes Program Lineup, Lays Off Staff". Variety. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  4. Alex Weprin (31 March 2014). "HLN developing late night talk show". Capital. Retrieved 5 February 2014.