In Addition to the CNN Premiere of HBO Documentary Manhunt
CNN will begin its special Memorial Day weekend programming with the network’s premiere of the lauded HBO documentary Manhunt on Friday, May 24 at 9 pm, ET, and feature back-to-back airings of six episodes of the popular CNN Original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. Additionally, there will be multiple airings of Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special, the HBO documentary There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane, and Anderson Cooper 360° Special Report – Back to Boston: Moments of Impact.
Below are descriptions of the documentaries, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown episodes and the Anderson Cooper special report, followed by the full CNN Memorial Day weekend programing schedule.
From HBO Documentaries, Manhunt, is a riveting tale of espionage as revealed by the real insiders who led the CIA’s secret war against Osama bin Laden. This documentary is based upon CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen’s bestselling book, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad (2012). FULL POST
New programming featuring inspiring stories of girls around the globe launches in June on CNN International
CNN International today announced a new slate of programming focused on the empowerment of young girls around the world with the premiere of critically-acclaimed film, ‘Girl Rising’ and launch of ‘A Girl’s World’, a distinctive new series chronicling the lives of seven girls in seven countries.
‘Girl Rising’, filmed before the well-known girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, follows several girls across the globe as they pursue an education.
Like Malala, these girls – who come from Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Peru and Sierra Leone – fight to overcome impossible odds to realise their dreams.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, the two-hour film features voice performances by Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett (Haiti), Anne Hathaway (Afghanistan) and Meryl Streep (Ethiopia), in addition to Salma Hayek (Peru), Chloë Moretz (Egypt), Selena Gomez (Sierra Leone) and Kerry Washington (Nepal). FULL POST
From Moore, Oklahoma, CNN's Brian Todd spoke with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about why a lack of tornado safe rooms for public schools apparently has played a role in the casualties for some children.
Todd attended a press briefing with the Mayor of Moore earlier today who was asked to confirm that some of the children that perished did so in schools without safe rooms. Although schools do have drills for weather emergencies, the mayor acknowledged that funding played a role in recent years to not build safe rooms for public schools.
AMANPOUR airs daily on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern. The full transcript for this program may be found here.
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
On the Sunday, May 19 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz read a statement from Jonathan Karl, chief White House Correspondent for ABC News in response to his reporting on altered emails related to the Sunday talk show talking points following the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012. Karl now expresses regret about his original reporting on May 10th on the Benghazi emails. The statement reads:
“Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.”
-Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent
Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz airs Sundays on CNN at 11:00am Eastern.
On CNN's STATE OF THE UNION with CANDY CROWLEY, Crowley unpacked the results inside the new CNN/ORC poll results released this morning to reveal a continuing partisan divide in how American's view the President's job performance. While 87 percent of Democrats approve of how the President is handling his job, 15 percent of Republicans view his job performance favorably, and 47 percent of Independents view the President's job performance favorably.
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In a new CNN/ORC poll, despite this week’s challenges, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is now at 53 percent, with 45 percent disapproving of the job that he is doing as president. However, most Americans also take very seriously all three concerns that were raised last week - Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP subpoenas - and most say that Republicans in Congress are not overreacting to these issues.
1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
App- Disapp- No
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May 17-18, 2013 53% 45% 2%
April 5-7, 2013 51% 47% 3%
March 15-17, 2013 47% 50% 3%
Jan. 14-15, 2013 55% 43% 2%
Dec. 17-18, 2012 52% 43% 4%
Nov. 16-18, 2012 52% 43% 5%
Nov. 2-4, 2012 51% 45% 4%
For additional results of this poll, please visit CNN.com/ticker
This week marked one month since the tragic bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Randi Kaye host an evocative documentary look at the iconic still photographs that vividly captured the unexplainable – images that portraying the horror and the heroism of the events.
Kaye meets the photographers of the most memorable images and interviews them about the stories behind the images and the people who they have immortalized on film.
Anderson Cooper Special Report: Back to Boston – Moments of Impact debuts Friday, May 17 at 10:00pm and 1:00am. It encores Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All times Eastern.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Pedro Pinto (@pedrocnn), AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says he believes he was treated unfairly in England.
“I’m out from England, I’m happy that I’m out from England. That’s it.”
On his lifestyle:
“Women,I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don’t see the problem if I like fast cars.”
On the UK media:
“The stuff that they said in the newspaper that I did in England in the past, a few of those are real. The others are really just the imagination of the journalists.”
Full transcript after the jump.