Dr. Drew Pinsky joins HLN prime time lineup
November 29th, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Dr. Drew Pinsky joins HLN prime time lineup

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

Topics: Dr. Drew • HLN
November 29th, 2010
12:26 PM ET

John Lennon’s last days examined in new CNN documentary

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

November 23rd, 2010
02:37 PM ET

CNN opens public donations for top 10 CNN Heroes on Facebook

“Donate Now” Tab on the CNN Heroes Facebook Page Allows People to Contribute to CNN Heroes’ Charities


Topics: CNN Heroes
November 18th, 2010
03:38 PM ET

TIMEFrames: A John King special to explore extraordinary stories of the decade

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.


Topics: CNN Politics
November 15th, 2010
02:52 PM ET

Steve Krakauer joins CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” as digital producer

Steve Krakauer, senior editor of Mediaite.com has been named digital producer of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” set to debut in January 2011 it was announced today by the show’s executive producer Jonathan Wald. FULL POST

Topics: Piers Morgan
November 10th, 2010
04:14 PM ET

Candy Crowley to interview President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush

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.


November 1st, 2010
11:54 AM ET

CNN Digital No. 1 in Online and Mobile News

CNNPolitics.com and The Political Ticker Increase Traffic as CNN Gears Up for Midterm Elections

In September, CNN Digital held its No. 1 position in total minutes, mobile and other key metrics, beating sites such as MSNBC Digital, Yahoo! News and Fox News Digital. (See below for detailed data and charts)

In particular and in anticipation of the Midterm Elections, CNN.com redesigned CNNPolitics.com and The Political Ticker to provide online users the latest information from the Best Political Team.  On the first full day of the redesign, Sept. 28, CNNPolitics received 2.7 million page views, 70% above last year’s daily average.  The Political Ticker received 1.6 million page views, an increase of 200% since last year.  (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, October 2009 – September 2010; release date: September 28, 2010).

 On average, CNNPolitics.com publishes more than 200 stories a month, and The Political Ticker – the No. 1 political blog according to Nielsen – generates more than 650 posts per month, the highest among the CNN Blog Network.  (Source: 13-month average ending September 2010, Omniture SiteCatalyst)


Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings