Dr. Drew Pinsky, the renowned doctor who has helped audiences across a spectrum of tv and radio programs for more than two decades, will be joining HLN’s prime time programming block. Announced today by Scot Safon, executive vice president in charge of HLN, the new program will launch in Spring 2011 and will be an opportunity for audiences to hear Dr. Drew’s insights on a broad range of subjects every night. FULL POST
Losing Lennon – Countdown to Murder Debuts Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S.
“I wanted to kill him,” said Mark David Chapman, eerily describing in simple, shocking language his urge to murder former Beatle John Lennon, in a never-before-aired audio recording, included in a new CNN documentary. Losing Lennon – Countdown to Murder premieres on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:00pm, near the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s assassination. The documentary will also air on CNN International in December. FULL POST
TV Special Coincides with the Publication of TIME Magazine’s TimeFrames Issue
CNN and TIME will collaborate to produce a one-hour television program, TIMEFrames: A John King Special, hosted by CNN chief national correspondent and anchor John King, that will premiere on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. and re-air at 5 p.m.. The special, which features an interview with TIME’s managing editor Richard Stengel, will draw heavily on TIME’s forthcoming TimeFrames issue. The magazine, on sale Friday, Nov. 26, will analyze how the world has changed over the first decade of the twenty-first century. The CNN special and single-topic issue of TIME will both showcase the decade’s world-changing events and key personalities and examine how our understanding of those stories has changed with the passage of time.
President George W. Bush will sit down with CNN anchor and chief political correspondent Candy Crowley in one of the few interviews he has granted since leaving the White House. Bush: Two Years Later: A Special Edition of State of the Union with Candy Crowley will air during a one-hour prime time special on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.