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HLN, formerly known as Headline News and also part of Mr. Zucker’s portfolio, may undergo changes this year, including the possibility that Nancy Grace, the unctuous face of the network, may be on her way out. In my view, HLN would be far more palatable if Mr. Zucker showed Ms. Grace the door.

Christopher Harper is a professor at Temple University. He worked for more than 20 years at The Associated Press, Newsweek, ABC News and “20/20.” He can be contacted at Twitter: @charper51.