During a recent visit to Ecuador, he sat down with El Comercio to talk about CNÑ and his talk show.Read the interview in Spanish
. Or this Google Translate version that somehow changed the meaning of the title
. The actual title of the article is "Ismael Cala: CNN has changed its concept, it is no longer an emergency room".
I've got to say it, though, emergency rooms are not something bad. We go to them if there's something wrong. There lies the problem with CNÑ: it is NOT EVEN an emergency room. There's no reason to watch the network other than to see familiar faces and probably get some Latin American stories you don't see covered elsewhere during those few scattered, predetermined news hours.
So, if a news network is a full hospital and the old CNN en Español was an emergency room, then the current CNÑ is a waiting room and we, the audience, are the people who spend their time reading the health magazines we find there while waiting for the doctors to return from lunch. And boy, it's a long wait.