Suspension of Fareed Zakaria lifted by CNN, Time

FILE - This May 21, 2012 file photo shows columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria attending the 71st Annual Peabody Awards in New York. Zakaria is apologizing for lifting paragraphs by another writer for use in his column in Time magazine. Zakaria said in a statement Friday, Aug. 10, he made a "terrible mistake" and termed it "entirely my fault." Time magazine said it has suspended his column for one month pending further review. Media reporters had cited similarities between passages in Zakaria's column about gun control that appeared in Time's Aug. 20 issue, and paragraphs from an article by Harvard University history professor Jill Lepore published in April in The New Yorker magazine. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
August 16, 2012 4:24:28 PM PDT
All is forgiven for Time magazine writer and CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who last week was suspended by both outlets for apparent plagiarism.

CNN said Thursday that Zakaria's weekly "GPS" public affairs program returns to the air Aug. 26. Time said in a separate statement that Zakaria's column would resume with the magazine's Sept. 7 issue.

Zakaria was suspended by both outlets last Friday for lifting several paragraphs from a New Yorker magazine essay for his use in a recent Time column. A version of that column, which examined gun control, was subsequently posted on CNN's website.Zakaria apologized, acknowledging a "terrible mistake."

CNN and Time said Thursday that each had conducted a thorough review and found Zakaria's recent "journalistic lapse" to be an isolated incident.

Earlier this week, the Washington Post wrote that Zakaria, in his 2008 book "The Post-American World," had failed to indicate that he had taken a quote from another book. But the Post later said that upon further inspection, it found that Zakaria did cite the source for the quote and said that the Post story should not have been printed.

"We regret the error and apologize to Mr. Zakaria," the Post wrote.


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