Alexander Marquardt Joins CNN As Senior National Correspondent
April 26th, 2017
09:08 AM ET

Alexander Marquardt Joins CNN As Senior National Correspondent

Alexander Marquardt will join CNN next month as Senior National Correspondent, based in New York. He will cover domestic and breaking news stories for the network, and will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.

Most recently, Marquardt was an award-winning foreign correspondent for ABC News. While at ABC, he led the network’s international coverage from front lines, uprisings, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world. For most of the past decade, he was based in Beirut, Jerusalem and Moscow.

Marquardt has been there at each step as recent terror attacks have swept across Europe and beyond. He has reported from the wars and conflicts of the Arab Spring, starting as the first American broadcast television correspondent in Cairo as the Egyptian revolution took off. Over the past six years, he has made numerous trips into Syria where he has reported on the war from both the rebel and regime sides. In 2012 and 2014, he was among the first journalists to go into the Gaza Strip to cover the war with Israel. He also reported extensively on the the refugee and migrant crisis in the Middle East and Europe, and on Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. FULL POST


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CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY
April 21st, 2017
02:39 PM ET

CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY

Fans Can Also Enjoy Soundtracks: The B Side on Apple Podcasts and Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists on Apple Music

NEW YORK – APRIL 21, 2017 – The new CNN Original Series, “Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History,” from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), is now available exclusively to own on iTunes. A Season Pass of the eight-part docuseries that explores the music tied to iconic moments in history is available at iTunes.com/CNNSoundtracks for $14.99, including exclusive bonus interviews. Fans can download the premiere episode for free now, and each subsequent episode will be available on iTunes the day after linear premiere. New episodes of Soundtracks premiere Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24
April 18th, 2017
11:20 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH ON APRIL 24

ANDERSON COOPER TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 18 – CNN will host a Town Hall with Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET.

Kasich will discuss his take on Trump’s first 100 days in office, his reflections from the 2016 campaign, and his hopes for the future as outlined in his book, Two Paths, America Divided or United. 

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Town Hall between the governor and a live studio audience in New York.

The live event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM. 

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Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent
April 17th, 2017
09:09 AM ET

Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent

Kaylee Hartung joins CNN as a news correspondent based in Atlanta effective immediately, the network announced today. She will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.

Prior to joining CNN, Hartung was a sports reporter for ESPN, where she worked live events, regularly appeared on SportsCenter and contributed to the network’s coverage of the College Football Playoffs, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments and the College World Series. In 2016, she reported on the death of Vanderbilt University baseball pitcher Donny Everett and the flooding of her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her five years with ESPN, she also hosted and reported for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

Before ESPN, Hartung spent five years in the CBS News Washington bureau. She produced, photographed and edited reports for CBSNews.com. She also worked as an associate producer for Face the Nation and assistant to the program’s then-host Bob Schieffer, preparing research for Schieffer’s 2008 presidential debate and campaign coverage in 2008 and 2012. FULL POST

An Alternative Tour of Los Angeles Kicks off Season Nine of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Sunday April 30 at 9pm
April 11th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

An Alternative Tour of Los Angeles Kicks off Season Nine of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Sunday April 30 at 9pm

New Edition of Prime Cuts Features Season Eight Highlights with a Preview of Season Nine

(April 11, 2017) Season nine of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 30 at 9pm ET/PT with a Latino-themed trip to Los Angeles.

The eight-episode season also features tours of San Sebastian, Laos, Queens, NY, Antarctica, Oman, Trinidad and Porto, Portugal.

Airing on Sunday, April 23 at 9pm ET, is the latest edition of Prime Cuts, in which series executive producer Chris Collins (off-camera) asks Bourdain to reflect upon last season’s locations, and provide a preview of upcoming episodes.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and sometimes seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture.

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CNN Launches New Digital Venture "Explore Parts Unknown”
April 5th, 2017
07:38 AM ET

CNN Launches New Digital Venture "Explore Parts Unknown”

Explore Parts Unknown is a mobile-first immersive guide featuring original stories and video, premium photography, and engaging interactives inspired by the Emmy-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. The experience will allow users to recreate Anthony Bourdain's journeys and dive deeper into the people, places, and stories he’s encountered.

Explore Parts Unknown is an editorial partnership between CNN and Roads & Kingdoms – an independent journal of food, politics, travel and culture based in New York and Barcelona. Together, we have built a digital universe for the Bourdain super-fan, enabling you to learn what Tony knows, go where he went, eat what he ate, and drink what he drank. Born from Bourdain’s contagious passion for culture, food, travel and adventure, Explore Parts Unknown highlights our shared obsessions: authentic food, culture, people, travel; continuing the conversations Tony starts beyond the TV screen. FULL POST

Season Two of the Emmy-Nominated CNN Original Series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" Premieres Sunday, April 30, at 10PM ET/PT
April 3rd, 2017
05:28 PM ET

Season Two of the Emmy-Nominated CNN Original Series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" Premieres Sunday, April 30, at 10PM ET/PT

NEW YORK April 3, 2017 – The critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated CNN Original Series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell returns for its second season on Sunday, April 30, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode docuseries follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores subcultures 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.

The second season will cover topical issues including immigration, gun control and violence in Chicago, as well as explore the experiences of Muslims, Puerto Ricans, Chinese Americans and Native Americans in this country. In the season two premiere, Kamau heads to D.C. and its multicultural suburbs to hear the stories of immigrants and refugees, and sits down with Richard Spencer, leader of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute. FULL POST

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CNN PRESENTS “All Access at the Final Four: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special”
March 31st, 2017
11:10 AM ET

CNN PRESENTS “All Access at the Final Four: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special”

CNN PRESENTS “All Access at the Final Four: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special”

Hosted By CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and Turner Sports Analyst Steve Smith

Airs Saturday, April 1 at 2:30PM/ET

From the heart of March Madness celebrations in Phoenix, join CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and Turner Sports Analyst Steve Smith as they lead our all access coverage of the NCAA Final Four. CNN takes you inside this American phenomenon with a behind-the-scenes look at the event, the personalities and the celebration that extends far beyond the court. 

The half-hour program will focus on the NCAA Final Four teams – The University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, University of Oregon and Gonzaga – featuring interviews with the Final Four coaches by CNN Sports Correspondents Coy Wire from Phoenix and Andy Scholes from Atlanta. FULL POST


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CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET
March 29th, 2017
02:51 PM ET

CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET

New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Music Legends Including Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon and Pat Benatar among others  

Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists Available Only on Apple Music

 NEW YORK – March 29, 2017 – Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), will premiere Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 p.m. ET on CNN. The new eight-part, hour-long CNN Original Series explores the music tied to pivotal moments in history. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall – every episode will illuminate how music has played an integral role in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history. Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz (Seven Bucks Productions), Joshua Bennett and Mira Chang (Show of Force), and Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox (CNN) also serve as executive producers. FULL POST

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CNN to Air Special Program The Axe Files with David Axelrod on Saturday, April 1
March 29th, 2017
09:17 AM ET

CNN to Air Special Program The Axe Files with David Axelrod on Saturday, April 1

CNN TO AIR SPECIAL PROGRAM THE AXE FILES WITH DAVID AXELROD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1

CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod will bring his popular podcast, The Axe Files, to television for the first time on CNN at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Axelrod will sit down with former political rival Senator John McCain for a one-hour special to take a look back at his career and discuss current issues including national security and America’s role in the world.

The Axe Files podcast is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and by CNN and is available at CNN.com/Podcasts, through the Institute of Politics website at politics.uchicago.edu, and through dozens of podcast apps for Apple and Android phones.

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