“This is CNN.” Nothing sounds so authoritative as the voice of Darth Vader. When James Earl Jones lent (well, leased) his smooth baritone to the network, CNN was in its heyday. From Washington to Warsaw, there was a time when movers and shakers around the world always kept a TV tuned to CNN, even if only on mute. Once labeled, “The most trusted name in news,” CNN was the gold standard for real-time broadcast journalism. Those days now appear to be over.