Prime News is the HLN weeknight news show hosted by Vinnie Politan who uses the day's headlines as a starting point for debate. HLN, formerly known as CNN Headline News, is a cable TV news channel which started in 1982 as a spinoff to CNN. The network focused on giving the viewer all the day's news in just 30 minutes, covering national, international, and pop culture stories. In Prime News, viewers get controversy, opinion, and your point of view. The show began in 2005 as Prime News Tonight, recapping the news of the day and covering the subjects at a slower pace than most networks. In 2010 Vinnie Politan took over hosting duties, challenging newsmakers and experts to discuss the issues in a way that will help viewers understand the deep issues. See the right vs. wrong conflict that happens in the country every day, with diverse perspectives and lively debate on HLN's Prime News.