CNN’s popular original series Inside Man, hosted and produced by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, was honored as “Best Limited Series,” at the 29th annual International Documentary Association (IDA) awards presentation in Los Angeles on Friday night (Dec. 6).
Honored for their work on the series were executive producers/writers Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick; executive producer Matthew Galkin; and producers Kristen Vaurio, Lisa Kalikow, Shannon Gibson, Suzanne Hillinger, and Lara Benario. FULL POST
CNN’s coverage of the death and funeral of Nelson Mandela continues, with Christiane Amanpour, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Isha Sesay reporting from locations in South Africa. Correspondents Robyn Curnow, Arwa Damon, Errol Barnett and David McKenzie contribute to the coverage across CNN’s networks and platforms. Gemma Paralleda and Jose Levy contribute to CNN en Espanol’s coverage.
Online, users can go to http://www.cnn.com as well as the CNN Apps for the latest updates, which include articles, photo galleries, interactives and video. Additionally, CNN iReport, the network's global participatory news community, invites users to share their memories, photos and personal stories of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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Join the social media conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #AnUnrealDream
CNN Films: An Unreal Dream – The Michael Morton Story is the harrowing true tale of a many accused and convicted of the brutal murder of his wife in front of their three-year-old son. Morton spent nearly 25 years in the Texas penal system, before being exonerated by a team of lawyers associated with The Innocence Project.
CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed Michael Morton for New Day. In this preview, Morton describes his ordeal, his pathway to exoneration, and his current mission to help others who are wrongfully accused.
During tonight's telecast, viewers can share their thoughts about the film, and ask questions about the Morton case and other Innocence Project cases via Twitter, by using the hashtag #AnUnrealDream. CNN Films, the filmmakers, attorney Barry Scheck (co-director of The Innocence Project), and others associated with this case and the broader issues it represents, will offer behind-the-scenes commentary and respond to users’ questions about the film and about The Innocence Project.
CNN Films: An Unreal Dream – The Michael Morton Story debuts TONIGHT at 9:00pm, 12:00am,
and 3:00am on CNN. All times Eastern.
Tonight, CNN's Fareed Zakaria takes viewers to Colombia, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, and Australia for policy lessons from other mass gun murders, and suicide prevention – which may work in the U.S..
Here in a video preview to the special, Gen. (ret.) Peter Chiarelli discusses the U.S. Army’s efforts to reduce suicides by firearms. Gen. Chiarelli cautions:
“I would be very, very careful in not underestimating the impact of 13 years of war, on an all-volunteer force. I think we were seeing, in those [high] suicide numbers, some of the effect of high stress and trauma,” Gen. Chiarelli says in the documentary, recalling his service as the number two ranking officer assigned to suicide prevention. “This is an area that we, in fact, have to attack.”
Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Brian Stelter and airing on Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon ET, Ryan Seacrest, multimedia producer, host of “American Idol”, and venture capital investor, spoke with Brian about running a multimedia empire.
A transcript and videos are available after the jump.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a discussion about Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy with Peter Godwin, a former human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, foreign correspondent at BBC, and author of the book Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa (2008), which features a forward written by Nelson Mandela, Peter Beinart, an associate professor of journalism at the City University of New York and a senior political writer at Newsweek Daily Beast, and Khehla Shubane, a political prisoner at Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela, who also became the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
A transcript is available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Newt Gingrich, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and former Speaker of the House spoke with Candy Crowley about why he thinks Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our time, and about the backlash he received on Facebook for saying so.
A transcript is available after the jump.
Millions will remember actor Paul Walker as a racer and a movie star, known for his on-screen swagger and his love of speed. But he was also a man as committed to wildlife and oceans, humanitarian relief and fatherhood, as he was to cars and career. From surfing the soothing oceans of California to Walker’s personal and professional turns on the racetrack, CNN's Nischelle Turner spoke to those who knew him for this comprehensive portrait of this uncommon star.
"He didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk. He cared about people and tried to help them," said Grady Smith, of Entertainment Weekly.
The 30-minute special, PAUL WALKER: A LIFE IN THE FAST LANE, will air on CNN/U.S. on Friday, Dec. 6 at 10:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.
Luxury brand to exclusively sponsor CNN Style 2014 theme week & CNN.com/Style
CNN International today announced that Gucci is bringing its first ever international fashion and accessory television advertising campaign exclusively to the network this month.
The television executions will form part of an integrated drive that will see the luxury brand sponsor a CNN Style 2014 theme week on CNN International, in the network’s ‘CNN NewsCenter’, and ‘Connect the World’ programmes, alongside commercial vignettes, and sponsorship of a special section on CNN.com, http://www.cnn.com/style.
The integrated campaign, which will begin this week across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the USA, will also feature online executions running on both CNN.com and CNN Money.
Petra Malenicka, VP ad sales Western Europe, CNN International Commercial said: “We are delighted that Gucci has chosen CNN for its first ever fashion and accessory global television advertising campaign. Gucci joins an expanding portfolio of luxury brands across our platforms, underlining the strength of our commercial proposition, which includes a ubiquitous international reach, as well as an upscale audience that perfectly matches its target group.” FULL POST
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair told CNN that Nelson Mandela’s influence on the peace process in Northern Ireland was “hugely important” and his leadership “made racism seem somehow stupid and old-fashioned and irrelevant” to people in Western countries.
“As a leader, he was just a huge inspiration. I remember when we started our own peace process in Northern Ireland, he was such an example for reconciliation, forgiveness, the ability to put the past behind you,” Prime Minister Blair said. “He was hugely important in all the work we did for Africa and for ushering in a whole new generation of leaders in Africa. But I will also remember him as a man coming and visiting me in Downing Street, and he’d come in the door and after saying hello to myself and my wife, he’d say hello to the people on the door, the people making the tea, the staff members. He had a wonderful way about him. And to be with him, by the way, was enormous fun.” FULL POST