November 14th, 2011
07:29 PM ET

Sen. McCain: disappointed on waterboarding answers by GOP candidates

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tells CNN's John King that he was disappointed in the waterboarding answers by the GOP candidates. A highlight from the interview is below and a full transcript of the interview is posted at

Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN’s John King, USA

Topics: CNN
November 14th, 2011
06:36 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria: ask hard questions about Iran before talking about war

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011:  10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Topics:    Iran: To bomb, or not to bomb?  Does the U.S. need to disable Iran’s nuclear facilities by military force – or, should the U.S. support Israel if Israel disable’s Iran’s program?

Guest:     Bret Stephens, Global View columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Guest:     Karim Sadjadpour, associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Topics:   The Economy: Will Italy or Spain or Portugal default?  Will or should the euro survive this financial crisis?  Is PIMCO buying or selling U.S. bonds?

Guest:     Mohamed El-Erian, CEO & Co-CIO, PIMCO Investments, LLC.

Topics:    Can manufacturing jobs still be grown in the U.S.? Is what’s holding us back from growing manufacturing jobs labor costs or skills deficits?

Guest:     Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan (D)

Topics:    What will the new government do regarding investigating the death of Mouammar Gadhafi?  How will the constitutional process work in Libya?  When will there be general elections in Libya?

Guest:     Mahmoud Jabril, Interim Prime Minister, Libya

Anchor:   Fareed Zakaria

The full transcript for this edition of CNN's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS can be found here.


November 14th, 2011
05:38 PM ET

Santorum on Penn State scandal

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum about Penn State's child abuse scandal. This interview aired today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer during the 4 p.m. ET hour.


November 14th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Memo From Jack Womack

Friday, November 11, 2011

For the past three years, we have been analyzing our work process across Image + Sound, both in the field and in our editing and production areas.

Our goal has been to make sure we have the right resources in the right places to meet the demands of all of our programs. Technology investments in our newsrooms now allow more desk-top editing and publishing for broadcast and online. This evolution allows more people in more places to edit and publish than ever before. As a result of these technology and workflow changes, CNN is reducing the number of media editors in our work force in Atlanta. CNN Image + Sound will continue with high end craft editing that has positive impact on our networks and platforms.

We also spent a great deal of time analyzing how we utilize and deploy photojournalists across all of our locations in the U.S. We looked at the evolution of daytime and evening line-ups. We analyzed how stories are assigned and more importantly the ratio of stories assigned that actually make it on to our networks or platforms. We know that we have to sharpen our focus on stories assigned to ensure that this great work gets on air. We looked at production demands, down time, and international deployments. We looked at the impact of user-generated content and social media, CNN iReporters and of course our affiliate contributions in breaking news. Consumer and pro-sumer technologies are simpler and more accessible. Small cameras are now high broadcast quality. More of this technology is in the hands of more people. After completing this analysis, CNN determined that some photojournalists will be departing the company.

We cannot begin to thank these individuals enough for their service to CNN. They leave with our respect and our sincere best wishes.

Now that we have completed this three-year review, we believe that we have the right resources in the right places and the proper staffing at Image + Sound, and that the unit is well-positioned to have an even more positive impact on our networks and platforms.


Topics: CNN
November 14th, 2011
11:08 AM ET

First guest on THE NEXT LIST: Marco Tempest

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosted the first episode of his new program, The Next List on Sunday, Nov. 13.  His first guest was cyber illusionist Marco Tempest who  uses technology, science, video, and performance art to entertain and delight audiences around the world.

The Next List hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta airs Sundays at 2:00pm ET.


Topics: CNN • Dr. Sanjay Gupta