Aaron Brown returns to tube

Anchor joins PBS' 'Wide Angle' series

Newsman Aaron Brown will return to the airwaves this summer as anchor of the PBS international affairs show “Wide Angle.”

Brown, who has been teaching journalism at Arizona State U. since leaving CNN in 2005, will explore such topics as “the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur; the young Chinese generation poised to take the reins of an emerging superpower; pioneering midwives in Mozambique; the re-emergence of Japan’s military; and Venezuela’s attempt to convert its oil boom into ’21st century socialism,’ ” according to an announcement from Thirteen/WNET New York, which produces “Wide Angle.”

New season begins July 1.

Brown left CNN primetime following a shakeup intended to make room to showcase Anderson Cooper, whose star was rising, and the then-new “The Situation Room,” hosted by Wolf Blitzer.

Prior to CNN, Brown was anchor of ABC News’ “World News Tonight Saturday.”

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