CNN announces today that it has become the first organization to be granted a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people in the United States.
CNN received a certificate of waiver to operate the Fotokite Pro, a tethered platform that weighs less than two pounds, over uncovered people who are not directly participating in the UAS operation. As part of the waiver approval process, CNN demonstrated to the FAA that its operations could be conducted safely.
CNN’s successful waiver application builds on its longstanding commitment to moving UAS policies forward for news organizations. In 2015, CNN was selected by the FAA as one of the first three industry “Pathfinders” to develop safe uses of UAS in newsgathering, particularly in urban populated areas. CNN recently announced CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), a designated unit with two full-time UAS operators to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms, along with Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner entities. FULL POST
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‘Culinary Journeys’ in September joins American chef and food pioneer Alice Waters (pictured, centre), as she travels through California to discover the state's finest produce.
Known as the mother of slow food, Waters is known for leading a delicious revolution, having dedicated her life to transforming the fast food eating habits of America.
Established in 1975, her restaurant ‘Chez Panisse’ remains at the heart of Californian cuisine, serving up simple and seasonal home cooking in the university town of Berkeley. The highlight of the year comes each summer when Chez Panisse plays host to its annual garlic festival – a tribute to a much loved ingredient which falls on the National Day of France, Bastille Day. FULL POST
NEW DIGITAL SERIES THIS IS BIRTH WITH LISA LING TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON CNNMONEY ON SEPT. 19
The CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling travels across America immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. FULL POST
ALMOST PRESIDENT: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT TO AIR ON CNN ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST GLORIA BORGER
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August. 23, 2016 – In Almost President, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger tells a story that has not been told before: five men, sharing their accounts of how they lived through the most public failure in American life. Mitt Romney, John McCain, Michael Dukakis, and Walter Mondale detail their journeys – from years of reaching the pinnacle of American politics, their moments of greatest triumph, all the way to the moment that each man knew – in one night – it was all over.
In a series of interviews that took place over the last three years, each candidate analyzes his own mistakes, the impact on their families, the pain of knowing they will always be branded as ‘almost president.' By and large, they’re still not over it, but they would all do it all over again.
James Hanlon’s and Naudet Brothers’ Classic Film to be Updated and Include New Introduction by Denis Leary for Broadcast on CNN Worldwide
CNN today announced the acquisition of the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning documentary ‘9/11,’ ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America. The film is directed, filmed, and executive produced by Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers and brothers, and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon. The acquisition means that CNN Films will work with the team to update the film for the 2016 edition, and will retain worldwide broadcast rights for the film franchise and its archival material in perpetuity.
Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation Denis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day. From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond. FULL POST
Kirsten Powers will join CNN as a political analyst effective immediately, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced today. In addition to her role as a CNN contributor, Powers will continue to provide her political expertise as a USA Today contributor.
Most recently, Powers served as a political analyst for Fox News and provided commentary across the network’s daytime and primetime programming and was a member of the Fox News’ election team covering election nights, presidential debates and other special programming.
Prior to her career in journalism, Powers held various communication roles during her time at the New York State Democratic Committee, and has consulted for non-profit organizations, including Human Rights First and the National Council for Research on Women. Powers was also Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. Powers began her career as a staff assistant at the office of President-Elect Bill Clinton and later was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration where she served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs.
In addition to USA Today, Powers’ writing has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the New York Observer, Salon.com, the New York Post, Elle magazine and American Prospect online.
Since its debut in 2006, South Korean boy band Big Bang has risen to global stardom, spearheading the spread of K-pop throughout Asia and the rest of the world. The group, comprised of five charismatic members; G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P., Daesung, and Seungri, each bring their own unique style and talent. As they embark on their 10-year anniversary, they celebrate their unprecedented success taking to the world stage on their global tour. The band’s longevity proves they can transcend time as they continue to lead the Korean entertainment scene with trendy music and chic style. And while the members of Big Bang have developed their individual careers outside of the band their music journey is far from over.
On next month’s ‘Talk Asia’, CNN Seoul Correspondent Paula Hancocks catches up with Big Bang for an in-depth interview at S-Factory in Sungsu-dong, Seoul, where the group’s tenth anniversary exhibition is taking place. From reminiscing over the last ten years to forecasting ahead to the next decade, each member of the group shares their memories of the long journey that brought them to the top of K-pop.