CNN’s Jake Tapper sat down with President Obama in Fort Lee, Virginia, home of the Combined Arms Support Command, for a CNN Presidential Town Hall to discuss veterans, national security and foreign policy issues impacting the US Military.
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JAKE TAPPER, HOST : Good evening from Fort Lee in Virginia. We are coming to you from this U.S. Army installation for a crucial conversation with the military and the commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, about some of the most pressing issues facing the United States today, our national security, our leadership abroad, the service of more than 2 million troops in our active and reserve forces, and the condition of our more than 20 million veterans.
These exceptional men and women comprise the finest military force in the world, bravely tackling a host of challenges from conventional threats abroad to helping prevent terror from coming to our shores. Yet, it is a critical time for the military. With unresolved debate over size and scope and mandate, and the role of women in armed forces, and the treatment of veterans, who often come home only to feel as though they are still at war. FULL POST
NEW YORK – Sept. 28, 2016 – CNN has picked up a second season (eight episodes) of the critically-acclaimed docuseries, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. The top-rated CNN Original Series, which was nominated for an Emmy® and TCA Award in its first season, will return to the network this spring.
“We are beyond thrilled with the positive response United Shades of America received in its freshman season,” said Amy Entelis, EVP of Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide. “Kamau has an unparalleled ability to use his natural curiosity and sense of humor to ignite necessary and sometimes tough conversations around race and society in this country.”
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell follows the comedian as he explores communities across the country, using comedy to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us. Each hour-long episode strives to show the country is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America.
United Shades of America ranked #1 among adults 25-54 across cable news in its time period and attracted the youngest audience. The series is produced by Objective Media Group/All3Media America with Bell, Jimmy Fox, Greg Lipstone and Layla Smith serving as executive producers.
About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Kerner Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.
Featuring a foreword from CNN’s Jake Tapper and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, the first-ever book from CNN Politics will document two Americas—their battle, their beliefs, their fears and their hopes for the future. Packed with exclusive, stunning photography and new, revelatory reporting from the front lines, Unprecedented will detail the most exciting election of all time in the way that only CNN can.
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Pre-order Unprecedented now at www.cnn.com/book.
About Melcher Media
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‘Culinary Journeys’ in October heads to the rainbow nation for an exploration of South African cuisine with the country’s top chef, Reuben Riffel (pictured, right).
Born and raised in the Western Cape, chef Riffel built an impressive reputation at his harbour-front restaurant, the One&Only before becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the country as a judge on ‘MasterChef South Africa’.
Riffel embarks on a journey for CNN to explore a food tradition which unites people across the country – braai.
Meaning ‘barbecue’ in Afrikaans, this method of cooking over a wood fire is a chance for family and friends to gather over juicy steaks and sausages.
Along the way Riffel visits some of Cape Town’s liveliest food locations – learning the art of shisa nyama (meaning ‘burnt meat’ in Zulu) by working the grills at the famous Mzoli’s before picking up spices and sweet treats in the colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood.
Riffel also travels beyond the city to visit Renata Coetzee, a food historian and nutritionist who has helped to nurture a garden of indigenous herbs used by the native people of southwestern Africa.
Concluding his journey, Riffel celebrate with a braai in the heart of the Cape Winelands: a true appreciation of friends, food and hospitality.