CNN Student News Is Back in Session
August 15th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

CNN Student News Is Back in Session

For 22 years, CNN Student News has provided a cost-free and commercial-free news program for middle, high school and college students around the world, along with free teacher materials. On Monday, August 15th, CNN Student News returns for the new school year, continuing a long tradition of quality news programming for the classroom.

The new series of the award-winning program airs each weekday during the school year. CNN Student News provides educators, parents and students with a 10-minute news program anchored by Carl Azuz. The newscast is streamed on, and it is available as a free downloadable video podcast on and on iTunes, in addition to airing on HLN Monday through Friday at 4:00a.m. ET.CNN Student News delivers the most important and inspiring news of the day to middle and high school students around the world,” said Donna Krache, executive producer of CNN Student News. “I’m honored that CNN’s commitment to education continues to be so valued by educators and parents everywhere.” FULL POST

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Interview President Barack Obama
August 15th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Interview President Barack Obama

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will sit down with President Barack Obama in Peosta, Iowa on Tuesday, August 16. In this one-on-one interview, on the second day of the president’s bus tour across the Midwest, Blitzer and the president will discuss a variety of topics from domestic economic and international issues to 2012 politics. The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer will broadcast live from Iowa today, Monday, August 15 and Blitzer’s interview with President Obama will air tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, during The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer 5-7 p.m. ET.

Blitzer is CNN’s lead political anchor and the anchor of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, which airs weekdays 5-7 p.m. and Saturday evenings 6-7 p.m. on both CNN International and CNN. Throughout Blitzer’s career, he has interviewed some of history's most notable figures, including former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.




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BLITZER'S BLOG: Greetings from Iowa
August 15th, 2011
09:32 AM ET

CNN to Debut Four Original Documentaries Marking 9/11 Anniversary

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Soledad O’Brien, Drew Griffin and TIME/HBO Presentation Report: 9/11 Ten Years Later

During the week leading up to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, CNN will premiere four one-hour productions on its domestic network.  In investigations led by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, investigative correspondent Drew Griffin, and anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, CNN is reporting new insights into the health consequences experienced by the first responders working at New York’s Ground Zero, examining the events of that day through the eyes of people who were on the front lines of one of America’s most tragic days, and profiling several unsung heroines who saved lives on that day.  A fourth presentation from TIME in association with HBO features a collection of TIME magazine oral histories from people who experienced the events of that day as they unfolded, and their reflections as the nation reacted in the days, months, and years afterwards.

“It was a day that changed us all and CNN is leveraging its unmatched resources to cover remembrances from around the nation and the world as we look back on 9/11 and what it means a decade later,” says Bart Feder, senior vice president of programming for CNN.  “In addition, these documentaries tell stories we feel will evoke pride in the heroism and bravery of the Americans who risked their lives, and some who sacrificed themselves on that day to save others.  And, they present an opportunity to remember the difficult work of first responders – and our servicemen and women on the front lines overseas – who continue to try to keep this nation safe each day.”    FULL POST