11:59 AM ET, May 19th, 2015

New Docu-Series from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, in association with HBO and Mark Herzog, Premieres Thursday, June 11 Premiere Episode Explores TV of the ‘70s and Features Legendary Producers and Actors including Hanks, Garry Marshall, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Valerie Harper, LeVar Burton and More CNN will launch the new eight-part documentary series, The Seventies, […] Full Post

May 21st, 2015
06:00 PM ET


BREAKING NEWS: 35 Years of CNN airs May 26th at 9pmET and re-airs on June 1st at 9pmET

Since its first broadcast on June 1, 1980, the Cable News Network has covered wars, natural disasters, acts of terror, politics and pop culture, both in America and abroad. To mark 35 years of CNN’s worldwide news coverage, the first 24-hour news channel will air a one-hour special report, looking back at the some of the biggest stories with personal accounts by the people who covered them, behind-the-scenes footage and a treasure trove of archived video.

From the day Ronald Reagan was shot and the crumbling of the Berlin Wall to Anita Hill’s fight on Capitol Hill and the Arab Spring, Breaking News: 35 Years of CNN will showcase more than 35 of the most iconic, defining and pivotal moments in recent history. The special report will delve deeper into six of the biggest news stories over the past three-and-a-half decades, including Baby Jessica, the first Gulf War, the O.J. Simpson trial, September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Past and present CNN anchors and correspondents will walk viewers through these events, reflecting on the stories and history they witnessed unfold first-hand, including:


  • Former CNN national correspondent Tony Clark and former CNN executive vice president Bob Furnad recall the marathon rescue effort to save “Baby Jessica” McClure who was trapped in a well for 58 hours. The dramatic rescue played out live on CNN, capturing the attention of a nation. It also, according to Furnad, helped CNN “solidify our presence to the public that, when there’s a major news event, you know that CNN’s gonna stay with it.”
  • Wolf Blitzer, who has been with CNN since 1990, and Bernard Shaw, one of CNN’s first anchors who was with the network for over two decades, recount their award-winning reporting during the Gulf War. This unprecedented coverage of a war by CNN made television history, with Shaw, John Holliman and Peter Arnett reporting live from Baghdad during the first, intense hours of battle.
  • Larry King, who has interviewed nearly every prominent public figure during the 25-plus years his show was on CNN, and former CNN anchor Jim Moret recollect the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase and criminal trial that dominated the air waves for nine months in 1995. “It was the first reality show,” says Moret. King, who interviewed Simpson by phone the day after his acquittal, notes “if we had God booked for that day, we would’ve bumped God.”
  • September 11, 2001. Former CNN anchors Aaron Brown and Paula Zahn discuss reporting from a Manhattan rooftop 30 blocks from Ground Zero, and the shock and sadness they shared with viewers on a day unlike any another in American history.
  • Hurricane Katrina left more than 1,800 dead and caused utter devastation along the Gulf Coast. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta remember their dismay, grief and eventual anger while reporting on the ground during the powerful storm and the devastating aftermath.
  • CNN national correspondent Deborah Feyerick, CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin and Cooper, who were all on the ground in Boston after two bombs went off on Marathon Monday, recall covering the unfolding tragedy and desperate manhunt that had the city on edge.

Breaking News: 35 Years of CNN, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, will premiere on CNN this Tuesday, May 26th at 9pm/ET, will re-air on the anniversary, Monday, June 1st at 9pm/ET, and will be simulcast via CNNgo by logging in with a TV provider username and password on CNN’s iPad app or by visiting www.cnn.com/go.

CNN will also mark its 35th anniversary on-line with additional, exclusive content, which will roll out beginning May 21st through June 1st. CNN bloopers from over the years, an interactive quiz on CNN’s defining moments and an extensive photo gallery can be found by visiting www.cnn.com/cnn35.


About CNN Worldwide

A division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

For more information, visit www.CNNPressroom.com

Press Contact: Megan Rivers, 212-275-7985, megan.rivers@turner.com

Topics: CNN
May 21st, 2015
05:02 AM ET

DHL increases global visibility with multi-platform campaign on CNN

  • DHL sponsors new programming strand about global import/export markets
  • Renews multi-year association with CNN’s flagship F1 show

Following its successful sponsorship of CNN’s The Circuit, DHL is extending its brand campaign with the network spanning multiple platforms and new CNN feature strand Traders.

CNN is DHL’s exclusive international media partner as the leading logistics company positions its solutions to a wide range of global businesses – from large enterprises to SMEs. The campaign includes sponsorship of The Circuit and Traders linear TV content and all online components on CNN.com and CNN Money, as well as spot advertising across the network.

DHL is expanding its relationship with CNN due to the results delivered through its existing campaign focused around The Circuit. This successful relationship is built on CNN’s commitment to delivering a wide range of brand, advertising and content solutions that meet DHL’s marketing objectives, and the unrivalled nature of CNN’s reach amongst the global business community.


Topics: CNN
May 20th, 2015
07:26 PM ET

CNN & Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library announce groundbreaking format for Republican presidential primary debate

CNN and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library announced today a groundbreaking debate format that will provide voters an opportunity to hear from all of the leading candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination. The debate, sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, will provide qualified GOP presidential candidates ample time to respond to questions about how they would govern as the next commander-in-chief.

The September 16, 2015 primetime event will be divided into two parts featuring two groups of candidates debating the pressing issues facing the nation. One grouping will feature the top 10 candidates*, according to public polling. The other grouping will include candidates who meet the minimum threshold of one percent in public polling, but are not ranked in the top 10. All of the candidates will be required to meet additional criteria to receive an invitation to this debate. Full criteria may be found here.

The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and air live on CNN, CNN International, and CNN Español. The Salem Radio Network will serve as the exclusive radio broadcaster of the debate.


Topics: CNN
May 20th, 2015
06:18 PM ET

Chinese military confronts U.S. spy plane

CNN's Jim Sciutto was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over man-made islands located in the South China Sea.

May 19th, 2015
03:09 PM ET

CNN Airport Network and LG Expand Transportation Digital Signage

New Installation Underway at San Diego International; Texas Airports Also Upgraded with New LG Displays

CNN Airport Networkand LG Electronics USA today announced further expansion of their long-standing alliance with the installation of new flat-panel LG LED displays at San Diego International Airport this spring. With this installation, LG digital signage screens are showing CNN Airport Network content at more than 25 airports in major cities across the United States. FULL POST

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CNN Politics Continues Streak as #1 Political News Destination Online
May 18th, 2015
01:09 PM ET

CNN Politics Continues Streak as #1 Political News Destination Online

April 2015 marked the second month in a row that CNN Politics ranked as the number one political news destination online, growing in unique visitors from the month prior. 

As the 2016 field of candidates grew and the United Kingdom elected a new Prime Minister, users continued to turn to CNN for breaking news, enterprise analysis and unbiased coverage of politics around the globe. Once again outranking all digital political competitors, CNN Politics maintained its number one ranking in multiplatform unique visitors, views and video starts.


CNN launches global programming about cross-border trading 
May 18th, 2015
05:33 AM ET

CNN launches global programming about cross-border trading 

  • ‘Traders’ to feature inspiring stories about people doing international business

CNN is launching Traders, a new feature strand that tells the stories of extraordinary individuals who make the world go round by trading goods and services across borders.

In Traders, CNN will cover the stories behind the global import and export markets by meeting characters who passionately believe in their business to trade products and services overseas. In each report, CNN audiences will also gain valuable business information to put each story in context of international trade and commerce.

Traders is a fortnightly segment that runs in CNN International’s The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and CNN US' CNN Newsroom Weekend.


Topics: CNN
May 17th, 2015
02:19 PM ET

Peter Schweizer to CNN's Reliable Sources' Brian Stelter: "I was absolutely dumbfounded. I never would have imagined that those donations had existed"

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Peter Schweizer, conservative author of Clinton Cash (2015), joined anchor, Brian Stelter, to discuss the revelation that George Stephanopoulos of ABC News has donated to the Clinton Global Initiative. Following this exchange is reaction from former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA).

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

A transcript and video from the show and text highlights are available below.  Credit all usage to CNN’s “Reliable Sources”


'Clinton Cash' author responds to Stephanopoulos acknowledgement of donation to the Clinton Global Initiative

Former RNC head: Stephanopoulos shouldn't cover 2016 FULL POST

May 17th, 2015
11:34 AM ET

Exclusive: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)- the Amtrak 188 crash, Jeb Bush, and ABC News' Stephanpoulos scandal

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), joined senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar to discuss any alliance with President Obama’s trade proposal, his take on Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush’s campaign methods and the George Stephanopoulos scandal.

Video and text highlights and a full transcript of the discussion are below

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”


Paul Ryan on Jeb Bush: You're going to stumble


Paul Ryan: Stephanopoulos is 'far more biased'

http://cnn.it/1daC6gr FULL POST

Topics: Brianna Keilar • CNN • State of the Union
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