CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM
August 16th, 2017
01:27 PM ET

CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM

CNN International, which reaches more than 354 million television households around the world, will expand its presence in the U.S. by launching on SiriusXM beginning Thursday, August 17.

CNN International will be available through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, online at www.siriusxm.com/player, and select SiriusXM radios on channel 454.

With a distinctive programming lineup featuring renowned journalists such as Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and Hala Gorani, CNN International offers in-depth reporting and analysis of news from around the world. FULL POST

CNN SPECIAL REPORTS PRESENTS “TWITTER & TRUMP”
August 16th, 2017
09:27 AM ET

CNN SPECIAL REPORTS PRESENTS “TWITTER & TRUMP”

Hosted by Bill Weir

One-hour special airs Friday, August 18th at 9PM/ET

In 140 characters—multiplied across thousands of tweets—President Donald Trump has revolutionized the flow of communication from the nation’s highest office.  As a reality TV star, he experienced firsthand the reach and marketing potential of social media and then leveraged it in running a successful and unprecedented presidential campaign. Today, his Twitter use is also at the center of constant controversy.
 
In a one-hour special report “Twitter & Trump,” host Bill Weir explores the evolution of President Trump’s Twitter use from its very beginnings to becoming a political weapon in the insult filled primaries to his use of the medium as President, where it has generated very different reactions from his opponents and supporters.

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CNN and Volvo Present the Solar Eclipse in an Unprecedented 360° Virtual Reality Live-Stream
Visit CNN.com/Eclipse on Monday, August 21st at 1pm ET to experience "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" 
August 14th, 2017
11:06 AM ET

CNN and Volvo Present the Solar Eclipse in an Unprecedented 360° Virtual Reality Live-Stream

CNN and Volvo Cars USA will present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1PM ET on August 21, 2017.

The astronomical and historic virtual reality event will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at CNN.com/eclipse, CNN’s mobile apps, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus via Samsung VR, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.

"CNN's Eclipse of the Century" will allow users to witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States for the first time in nearly 40 years. The live show, hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, will harness stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, that will capture seven 'total eclipse' moments – stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.

While only a fraction of the country will be able to witness the total eclipse in-person, CNN's immersive livestream will enable viewers nationwide to "go there" virtually and experience a moment in history, seven times over. The livestream will be enhanced by real-time graphics, close-up views of the sun, and experts from the science community joining along the way to explain the significance of this phenomenon.

As part of Volvo’s partnership with CNN, four of the seven live-streams will feature branded content produced by CNN’s brand studio Courageous for Volvo and integrate 2018 Volvo XC60s specially outfitted with advanced 360° cameras. The groundbreaking live 360° content by Volvo will spotlight four influencers in different locations, sharing their unique perspective and excitement for the future as they witness the solar eclipse from helicopters and road tours along the narrow path of totality. For more on Volvo’s partnership with CNN centered on the 2017 total solar eclipse, visit www.RacingTheSun.com.

Additionally, on television, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers will explain the science behind the solar eclipse, its course and timing; and CNN correspondent Alex Marquardt will profile the excitement around the historical event. CNN correspondents will report live from locations across the path of the solar eclipse, with Marquardt in Oregon for the start, Stephanie Elam in Missouri, Martin Savidge in Tennessee, and Kaylee Hartung in South Carolina.

For more information visit CNN.com/eclipse, and tune in to experience the event on August 21, 2017 at 1pm ET.

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Appear at an Exclusive CNN Town Hall
August 14th, 2017
10:00 AM ET

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Appear at an Exclusive CNN Town Hall

HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN TO APPEAR AT AN EXCLUSIVE CNN TOWN HALL

JAKE TAPPER TO MODERATE PRIME TIME EVENT LIVE FROM WISCONSIN

Washington, D.C. –August 14 – House Speaker Paul Ryan will appear in an exclusive, prime time CNN Town Hall Monday, August 21 at 9pmET/PT, where he will take questions from constituents living in his southeast Wisconsin congressional district.

Anchor Jake Tapper will moderate the live event from Racine, Wisconsin, as Ryan prepares to return to Capitol Hill to address looming deadlines on the 2018 federal budget and the need to address the debt ceiling. These legislative “must dos” come as the House Speaker is working to try and pass tax reform and an infrastructure package – massive undertakings that President Donald Trump has stated are priorities for his administration. Ryan is also expected to outline House Republicans priorities for the fall.

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Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28
Fareed Zakaria's special available now on demand for cable and satellite systems and via CNNgo
August 10th, 2017
02:59 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28

Fareed Zakaria's WHY TRUMP WON is available now for viewing on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.

This CNN Special Report will broadcast Monday, Aug. 28 at 9:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.  In addition to the encore telecasts, the special will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo on Aug. 28  (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.

WHY TRUMP WON tells the story of the signals pointing to Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, that many missed, but were there all along.  Zakaria who points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win.

WHY TRUMP WON also features statistician and author Nate Silver (The Signal and the Noise, 2012); David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party; conservative culture columnist and author, David Brooks (The Road to Character, 2016); political historian and author, Thomas Frank (Listen, Liberal: Or, What Every Happened to the Party of the People?, 2017); journalist and author George Packer (The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, 2014); and Trump ghost writer Tony Schwartz (Trump: The Art of the Deal, 1989).

For more about this topic and excerpts from the special, please watch: http://cnn.it/2uNKTQI

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HLN Bolsters Live News Programming Lineup with Premieres of Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp on August 21
August 7th, 2017
10:10 AM ET

HLN Bolsters Live News Programming Lineup with Premieres of Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp on August 21

‘Across America with Carol Costello’ (11am ET) and ‘S.E. Cupp Unfiltered’ (7pm ET) Join the Network

HLN adds two dynamic personalities to its live programming lineup it was announced today by Ken Jautz, EVP, CNN. Launching Monday, August 21, Carol Costello brings her journalistic prowess to “Across America with Carol Costello” (Monday – Friday, 11a – 1p ET) and S.E. Cupp delivers her candid point-of-view nightly on “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” (Monday – Thursday, 7p – 8p ET).  FULL POST


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CNN #2 IN TOTAL DAY IN JULY AMONG 25-54
August 1st, 2017
01:38 PM ET

CNN #2 IN TOTAL DAY IN JULY AMONG 25-54

Beats MSNBC for 37th Straight Month

2017 Pacing to be CNN’s Highest on Record in Total Day and Second Highest since 2008 in Primetime

CNN was the #2 cable news network in Total Day in July, beating MSNBC for the 37th consecutive month in the demo adults 25-54. That is CNN’s longest winning streak over MSNBC in more than seven years (dating back to January 2010).

CNN also beat MSNBC in daytime, with a 22% advantage. That is the 41st consecutive month that CNN has beaten MSNBC in daytime among adults 25-54.

In addition, CNN was the #1 network in cable news in weekend prime time (8-11 pm) among adults 25-54, largely on the strength of its CNN Original Series (The Nineties, The History of Comedy and Declassified).

Fox News in July posted its lowest monthly share of the Total Day cable news audience among total viewers in six years.

Year to date, 2017 is pacing to be CNN’s highest on record in Total Day among total viewers and highest among 25-54 since 2003.  2017 is also pacing to be CNN’s second largest audience since 2008 in primetime among 25-54 and total viewers.

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Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez Join CNN Newsource
July 27th, 2017
11:26 AM ET

Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez Join CNN Newsource

Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez join CNN Newsource as national correspondents based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today.

Chen joins CNN Newsource from KIRO 7 News in Seattle, where she was a general assignment reporter. She previously reported for WREG-TV in Memphis and KXXV-TV in Killeen, Texas. In addition to breaking news assignments, Chen excelled at covering education, politics, and local government policy and income inequality. She speaks fluent Mandarin, and she served as a board member of Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, and received her M.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.

Jimenez joins CNN Newsource from WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore, where he was a general assignment reporter. He previously reported for WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. He has covered a range of news stories, including breaking news, politics, and natural disasters. He has also worked with the Chicago Innocence Project, where he investigated potential wrongful convictions alongside other journalism and law students from across Chicago. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and he is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics
July 27th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics

New CNN Special Report Premieres Monday, August 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, shocked the American political establishment.  WHY TRUMP WON, tells the story of the signals many missed, but were there all along.  Fareed Zakaria points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – as he explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win in a new CNN Special Report, WHY TRUMP WON, that will premiere Monday, Aug. 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

WHY TRUMP WON shows how Trump has worked towards closing the ultimate deal – winning the White House – for decades.  Trump attended his first Republican National convention in 1988 and competed for the Reform Party nomination in 1999.  And, through print ads, television interviews, and social media, Trump has carefully tailored his political messages over the years and ultimately persuaded millions to join his powerful political army.

In WHY TRUMP WON, Zakaria reports on families falling apart: depression, drugs, desperation, and finally resentment taking root in some American communities, supplanting what had been flourishing middle class optimism.  Under a veneer of rosy 2016 stock market and jobs statistics, was a decades-long crumbling of middle class culture and a long-simmering loss of faith in institutions.

David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party, is frustrated that “a man who [uses] gold-plated toilets” became the political bannerman for middle America, but Betras feels Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost as definitively as Donald Trump won in 2016.  Betras says working class people in Mahoning felt Democrats, the “party of the people,” had left them.  And, they channeled their frustrations into electoral victories last year for Donald Trump that were decisive in what some described as an earthquake of an election. FULL POST

Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”
July 26th, 2017
10:27 AM ET

Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”

Six-Episode Medical Mystery Series Produced by CNN Original Series Development Team Debuts Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT 

Something’s Killing Me Trailer: http://bit.ly/2uQDIs9

Episode One Trailer: http://bit.ly/2eIaEfR

NEW YORK (July 26, 2017) – HLN delves into the investigations of life or death medical mysteries in the new HLN Original Series Something’s Killing Me premiering Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT. Hosted by Emmy® Award nominee (Mr. Robot) and Law & Order: SVU veteran BD Wong, the six-part documentary production from the CNN Original Series Development team examines puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles. Each episode chronicles a race against time to discover what or who is killing the patient. Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve the mystery in which life literally hangs in the balance.  FULL POST


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