June 28th, 2011
03:46 PM ET

CNN Posts Strong Year-Over-Year Quarterly Ratings Gains – Increasing +29% in Primetime and +21% in Total Day in the Key Demo; Grows More Than Any Other Cable News Network vs. a Year Ago

AC 360 is Up +43%, Piers Morgan Tonight Grew +16% and In the Arena Increased +21% Q2 vs. a Year ago

CNN Bests MSNBC in Total Day and Dayside Among Total Viewers and the Demo 25-54 During Second Quarter 2011

In June, CNN’s Sister Network HLN Tops MSNBC in Total Day, Primetime and Every Hour thru 11 pm, Outperforms FNC at 2p, 3p & 4P

Other than HLN, CNN is the Only Network to Grow in M-F Primetime in Total Viewers in June; FNC Down More than any other Cable News Net in M-F Prime Total Viewers

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Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases • Ratings
June 28th, 2011
02:10 PM ET

Sec. Clinton on slavery: "Unforgettable and unforgivable"

In a CNN Freedom Project exclusive, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN’s Jim Clancy (@ClancyCNN) to discuss the recently released 2011 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.

During Monday's TIP Report news conference, Ambassador-at-large for Human Trafficking Luis CdeBaca commented on CNN's Freedom Project initiative, calling it 'innovative'. Watch it here.

Full transcript, embeddable video clips and image after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
Harry Potter: The Final Chapter airs 8pm Sunday
June 28th, 2011
12:52 PM ET

Harry Potter: The Final Chapter airs 8pm Sunday

Larry King sits down with the cast of Harry Potter leading up to the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The one-hour special, airing July 10 at 8 and 11pm ET will feature interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson,  Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane, as well as never before seen footage from the film days before its worldwide premiere. Additionally, James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins, take viewers on a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort and interact with fans on the eve of the final Harry Potter movie. The special will also air on CNN International. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

McGreevey on gay marriage: American public is ahead of politicians

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey tells "In the Arena" host Eliot Spitzer that most politicians are behind the public on accepting gay marriage.


Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2011
09:55 AM ET

Yellin named chief White House correspondent

Jessica Yellin will join CNN’s White House unit, it was announced today by Sam Feist, Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. Yellin begins her new assignment as chief White House correspondent immediately.

“Jessica Yellin has emerged as one of the leading political reporters in Washington, ” said Feist. “Jessica’s assertiveness along with her clever insight made her one of the top reporters of the 2008 campaign and has already set her apart in her reporting on the 2012 campaign. We’re thrilled Jessica will now bring her outstanding political journalism to our White House coverage.”

“This is a dream assignment,” said Yellin. “I’m honored CNN is putting its faith in me and humbled by the responsibility of covering the White House during these challenging times—and as we head into an election. I look forward to providing our viewers an honest assessment of the policies and the politics that affect our lives everyday.”

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June 28th, 2011
09:23 AM ET

Bachmann under the spotlight

Anderson Cooper, John King, and Gloria Borger discuss the presidential candidacy of GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.


Topics: AC360 • CNN • Keeping Them Honest
June 27th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

Beyonce Will Embrace 30

In this rare sit-down, the music superstar opens up about her childhood, skyrocketing career, husband Jay-Z, new album and turning 30 this coming September. She is embracing her 30th, telling Piers, "I feel like a women, I feel aware of who I am..."

She goes on to talk babies and if they are in her future.

TUNE IN tonight at 9pm EST.


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
CNN is only US network in Yemen
June 27th, 2011
02:01 PM ET

CNN is only US network in Yemen

CNN is the ONLY U.S. television network in Yemen at this time.  This is ahead of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh reportedly making his first media appearance some time in the next 48 hours, since being seriously wounded in an attack on a mosque in his compound in June.  Sr. Intl Correspondent Nic Robertson (@nicrobertsoncnn) and Mohammed Jamjoom (@jamjoomcnn) are in Sanaa, Yemen.

Yemen reports killing 5 al Qaeda members

Topics: CNN • CNN International
June 27th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight:Exclusive-Beyonce for the hour

Tonight, the one and only Beyonce is our guest for the hour. In this rare  exclusive interview she chats with Piers about her legendary music career, fame, race, her marriage to Jay-Z, and her new album "4". In this preview clip, Beyonce describes the power of the Obama Inauguration moment in 2008, and goes on to explain how race has affected her career: "At least with my career, I've kind of broken barriers, and I don't think people think about my race..."

TUNE IN tonight at 9pm EST.


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
June 27th, 2011
10:07 AM ET

AC360: NY legalizes same-sex marriage

New York becomes the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage. We watch the dramatic 33-to-29 vote unfold in the N.Y. Senate.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
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