April 29th, 2011
07:35 PM ET

Dr. Gupta talks health care reform with former President Clinton

CNN chief medical correspondent and anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with former President Bill Clinton for The Last Heart Attack a documentary airing June 12 at 8 p.m. ET. A highlight from the full interview is after the jump. FULL POST

April 29th, 2011
05:53 PM ET

Special Edition of Piers Morgan Tonight 8-10pm ET

Piers Morgan commentates on William's arrival to Westminster Abbey including thoughts on Princess Diana's funeral.  TUNE IN to CNN for a special edition of PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT – 8:00PM – 10:00PM

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William and Catherine marry in royal wedding at Westminster Abbey

Topics: Piers Morgan
April 29th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

A royal treat: iReporter Jason Sauter

With more than 750,000 iReporters around the globe and an iReport submitted from every country in the world, CNN issued an open invitation for people to share their Royal Wedding experiences via iReport, whether they were in London or simply celebrating at home – and also held the iReport Royal Wedding Contest to send one lucky U.S.-based iReporter to London to witness all the festivities firsthand.

Contest winner Jason Sauter joined CNN's Royal Wedding hosts Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper, Kiran Chetry, Richard Quest, and special contributor, Cat Deely, as well as HLN's Brooke Anderson, live in London for the royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. While in London, Sauter and his girlfriend of six years and inspiration for entering the contest, Nancy Vidarte, had quite the adventure, as reported by our pals at CNN.com's Royal Wedding blog, Unveiled. FULL POST


Topics: iReport • Royal Wedding
Erin Burnett joins CNN Worldwide
April 29th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Erin Burnett joins CNN Worldwide

Erin Burnett will join CNN Worldwide as anchor and chief business and economics correspondent, it was announced today by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program and will contribute to CNN’s coverage of national and international breaking news events and contribute reporting to CNN.com.
Burnett will begin in June and will be based in CNN’s New York Headquarters.

“Erin Burnett is a talented journalist and her perspective will add meaningfully to CNN’s coverage of the top national and international news stories we cover each day,” said Walton. “Erin is the kind of all-star player that knows how to connect-the-dots and translate events into relevant information for viewers.” FULL POST

Click here for CNNMoney.com's story about CNN hiring Burnett.

Topics: CNN
You're invited to Joy Behar's Royal Wedding After Party on HLN
April 29th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

You're invited to Joy Behar's Royal Wedding After Party on HLN

“Joy Behar’s Royal Wedding After Party” will roll out the red carpet for regal guests Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe), HLN Royal Wedding Contributor Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump), reality star Lisa Rinna (@lisarinna), designer Nate Berkus (@Nate_Berkus), fashion expert Jay Manuel (@MrJayManuel) and comedian Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn), who will dish on the most memorable and unexpected moments of the wedding, the bold face names who were—and weren’t— there and the most talked-about fashion hits and misses.  Joined by a studio audience, Joy’s reception-style after party will also include live shots from CNN’s Richard Quest (@richardquest) in London who will provide colorful commentary on the royal day.

“Joy Behar’s Royal Wedding After Party” airs Friday at 7 and 10 p.m. ET on HLN. Don't be late! And don't forget to follow @JoyVBehar on Twitter!


Topics: HLN • Joy Behar • Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding: CNN Digital traffic
Users come to CNN.com and CNN Mobile for coverage of the Royal Wedding.
April 29th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Royal Wedding: CNN Digital traffic

Royal Wedding brings users to CNN Digital globally
**Traffic updated through 3p ET (8p London)

CNN.com

  • – Through 3p ET (8p London), CNN.com had 45 million page views, up 45% over the prior 4-Friday average through the same hour.
  • – Global video usage on the site (both VOD and Live) through 3p ET (8p London) was 7.7 million video starts, up 318% over the prior 4-Friday average.  Of this total, 699 thousand were live video streams.
  • – To date, there have been 300 submissions to CNN iReport’s Open Story: Royal Wedding with 137 vetted for use on CNN.

(Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)

FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings • Royal Wedding
April 29th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Alabama storm survivors reflect

CNN's Don Lemon talked to storm survivors in Central Alabama as they returned to their communities destroyed by tornadoes.


Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom
Royal Wedding replay on CNN.com at 12p ET
April 29th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Royal Wedding replay on CNN.com at 12p ET

If you weren't able to make the 4a ET start time for CNN's special live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, fear not!

At noon ET today, CNN.com will replay every moment of pomp and circumstance at www.cnn.com/royalweddinglive, where users also can share their Facebook status updates, and see those of their friends watching the wedding on CNN.com. The page also features a continuously updating stream of the latest Royal Wedding-related iReports, as well as the ability to respond to lighthearted and fun assignments. FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • iReport • Mobile • Royal Wedding • Social Media
April 29th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Vera Wang predicted McQueen for Kate Middleton

During CNN's Royal Wedding coverage, fashion designer Vera Wang predicted Kate Middleton would be wearing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.


Topics: CNN • Royal Wedding
April 29th, 2011
06:59 AM ET

Tornado witness: We 'just' lost our home

On "In the Arena," Linda Jackson describes the tornado that destroyed her home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to CNN's Reynolds Wolf.


Topics: CNN
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