CNN to Air The Messy Truth Hosted by Van Jones on Tuesday, Dec. 6
December 1st, 2016
01:15 PM ET

CNN to Air The Messy Truth Hosted by Van Jones on Tuesday, Dec. 6

CNN TO AIR THE MESSY TRUTH HOSTED BY VAN JONES AT 9 P.M. EST ON TUESDAY, DEC. 6 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 1, 2016 – CNN will air The Messy Truth, a special program hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 6.

One month after election night, Van Jones will explore how voters are feeling about the unprecedented election of Donald Trump. The program will include Van’s conversations with Americans from across the political spectrum and special guests including former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, documentary film maker Michael Moore, and CNN Political Commentator and republican strategist Ana Navarro.

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CNN Exclusive: Plastic Island
December 1st, 2016
11:41 AM ET

CNN Exclusive: Plastic Island

CNN presents Plastic Island, an exclusive digital documentary exploring the damage plastic is doing to our oceans – and potentially to our health.

CNN got exclusive access to Midway Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean, where the plastic we throw away each day washes up on the beach, works its way into the ocean and potentially ends up in our food. This Pacific island is on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic and its damage to the environment.

From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips take a closer look at the toll our disposable culture is taking on the wildlife there – and the health implications for the rest of the world.

This exclusive includes a mini-documentary, a personal essay from CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, an animated video explaining microplastics and graphics illustrating the amount of plastic in the ocean and the life cycle of a toothbrush.

Watch the special report on plastic polluting the oceans, and what we can do to stop it at cnn.com/plasticisland

ENLIGHTEN US: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray Premiere Moves to December 03
December 1st, 2016
10:55 AM ET

ENLIGHTEN US: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray Premiere Moves to December 03

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ENLIGHTEN US: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray, directed by Jenny Carchman, will premiere Saturday, Dec. 03 from 8:00pm to 9:55pm with an encore at 9:55pm to 11:50pm on CNN, with limited commercial interruption. Additional encores of the film are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, and Sunday, Dec. 18 from 12:00am to 2:00am. All times Eastern.

The film explores the origins of the self-help industry, who is offering answers to its followers, and why some are willing to risk so much for guidance. Ray’s appearance in the blockbuster 2006 film, THE SECRET, led to career-changing fame and wealth. ENLIGHTEN US tells the story of his rise, fall, and attempts to return to the $11 billion personal growth industry following his conviction for negligent homicide in the deaths of three of his clients at one of his 2009 events.

Digitally, CNN has developed a look at the personal development industry’s practices, a timeline of events at James Ray’s retreat in Sedona, and excerpts from the film for CNN’s mobile platforms and www.CNN.com/EnlightenUs. FULL POST

CNN #5 IN ALL OF CABLE IN NOVEMBER
November 30th, 2016
01:14 PM ET

CNN #5 IN ALL OF CABLE IN NOVEMBER

Most-Watched Month in Eight Years

CNN Crushes MSNBC for 29th Straight Month

New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe in Critical Election Month

Among ALL cable networks, CNN was the fifth most-watched network for the month of November among total viewers in Total Day and prime time.  CNN ranked a strong #2 in cable news in all dayparts among adults 25-54.

November was CNN’s highest rated month in Total Day among adults 25-54 in eight years (since November 2008) and second highest in total viewers since October 2008.

Among cable news networks, CNN once again thoroughly dominated MSNBC for the 29th straight month in Total Day and prime time demos. This is the longest winning streak over MSNBC in more than eight years. CNN also beat MSNBC in total viewers in Total Day, prime time and dayside. For the month, CNN beat MSNBC every hour of the day and in prime at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm among adults 25-54.

And CNN’s morning program, New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, had its best month ever in both demos and viewers, and easily topped MSNBC’s Morning Joe among adults 25-54 (with its biggest advantage since June 2015). New Day posted CNN’s best numbers among total viewers in more than 11 years (since September 2005) and among demos in eight years (since November 2008).  For the month, New Day had CNN’s biggest share of the cable news morning audience among adults 25-54 in nearly eight years (including ties; since January 2009). FULL POST


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CNN to Premiere War in Space: The Next Battlefield at 9 p.m. on Nov. 29
November 28th, 2016
01:52 PM ET

CNN to Premiere War in Space: The Next Battlefield at 9 p.m. on Nov. 29

CNN TO PREMIERE WAR IN SPACE: THE NEXT BATTLEFIELD AT 9 P.M. EST ON TUESDAY, NOV. 29

ONE-HOUR CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CHIEF NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT JIM SCIUTTO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 28, 2016 – CNN will air War in Space: The Next Battlefieldan in-depth CNN Special Report on the arms race in outer space – at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The one-hour documentary explores the belief by many in the military and civilian experts that war in space is inevitable. The American way of life depends on satellites in space, such as daily commutes, to withdrawing money from a bank, to the soldiers and intelligence agencies defending the U.S. abroad and at home. U.S. adversaries, like China and Russia, are pushing an arms race in space, taking aim at America with a dizzying array of weapons seemingly borrowed from science fiction, from lasers to kamikaze and kidnapper satellites.

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FILMRISE and CNN Films Announce U.S. Broadcast Rights to  ‘NOW MORE THAN EVER: The History of Chicago’
November 28th, 2016
01:10 PM ET

FILMRISE and CNN Films Announce U.S. Broadcast Rights to ‘NOW MORE THAN EVER: The History of Chicago’

Film about rock band Chicago to have television & streaming premiere on CNN platforms beginning Jan. 1, 2017

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Film and television distributor FilmRise today announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Peter Pardini’s ‘Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago’.  CNN Films has acquired U.S. broadcast distribution rights and will premiere the film for the first time on television on New Year’s Day 2017, with limited commercial interruption. FULL POST

Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum
José Manuel Barroso speaks at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum
November 28th, 2016
07:47 AM ET

Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum

Over 350 global business leaders gathered yesterday to discuss the theme “Beyond Oil in a Changing World” at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum held at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island.

Keynote speeches were given by former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso (pictured) and Mubadala’s Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

Panel discussions and interviews with a stellar list of speakers were conducted by CNN’s foremost experts on business and the Middle East – Anchor and Managing Editor, Abu Dhabi, Becky Anderson, CNNMoney Editor at Large Richard Quest, and CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios. A virtual reality ‘Back to the Future’ session from CNN’s Jason Farkas closed proceedings.

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CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND
November 24th, 2016
10:35 PM ET

CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND

CNN International Commercial today announces an affiliate and consultation agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., the distributor of CNN International in the Asia Pacific region, and Spring News Corporation Co., ltd.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Spring News will broadcast CNN content and programming subtitled in local Thai language. In addition, Spring News will also receive consulting and extensive training from CNN to support their re-launch. This affiliation will enable CNN International to leverage the resources and expertise of Spring News to strengthen its news coverage of Thailand.

Senior Director, Content Sales and Partnerships APAC, CNN International Commercial, David Collet: “We are delighted to be affiliated with a channel such as Spring News which, since its inception, has grown to become a strong multiplatform news provider with vision and values consistent with CNN. This affiliation serves as part of our strategic focus on Asia and enables us to deliver on our goal of growing our affiliate network and supporting local news operations with training and consultancy expertise.”

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November 24th, 2016
03:53 AM ET

MiSK Foundation showcases Saudi Arabia’s focus on building the capabilities and knowledge of future generations through multi-platform sponsorship of Inside the Middle East on CNN

Inside the Middle East, the ground-breaking monthly show about the region’s dynamic cultural diversity, will be sponsored on CNN International from 24 November by the MiSK Foundation.

MiSK’s association with one of CNN’s flagship shows about the Middle East is at the heart of a new campaign by the foundation to contribute to the fulfilment of the Saudi Vision 2030 by empowering and enabling the younger generation to increase their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. It is the MiSK Foundation’s first major international campaign since being established by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense, to empower, nurture and inspire young Saudi men and women to fully realise their potential as part of the kingdom’s on-going economic transformation.

The campaign will show Saudi Arabia’s commitment to learning and leadership and seek to expand the MiSK Foundation’s initiatives in collaboration with world renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Khan Academy and the Boston Consulting Group.

Inside the Middle East draws on CNN’s unique presence in and understanding of the region to tell stories about art and culture to CNN’s global audience. The first MiSK Foundation-sponsored episode airing on 24 November will include reports on independent film-making in Cairo, contemporary arts in Jeddah and body art in Amman.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50
November 23rd, 2016
05:03 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50

Atlanta in 24 Hours

Wednesday 7 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Saturday 17 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Sunday 18 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

This month's ‘In 24 Hours’ takes host James Williams (pictured) to the jewel of the American South, Atlanta, Georgia.

During his tour of the city, Williams meets A-listers who call Atlanta home, and experience a rapidly changing metropolis whose Southern roots still influence the city's culture today.

Every Atlantan will say Southern comfort food is and always will be one of the quintessential hallmarks of what makes the city great. Williams starts his morning by having a proper Southern breakfast at Buttermilk Kitchen with two time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Hines Ward, to experience true Southern hospitality with grits, fried chicken, and biscuits.

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