February 1st, 2012
10:08 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Suze Orman defends her new debit card

Tonight, financial advisor and television host Sue Orman offered insight into the economy and answered questions from a live studio audience on the set of Piers Morgan Tonight. On her new controversial debit card which launched last month, she tells Piers, "The people that are judging pre paid cards today are out of touch with the poor people."


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
February 1st, 2012
09:17 PM ET

FLORIDA PRIMARY: CNN TOPS MSNBC

Nielsen Fast National data for Florida primary – Tuesday, January 31
 
Highlights:
CNN tops MSNBC in primetime (8-11p) and during key coverage block (7-11p)
CNN has a +64% advantage over MSNBC in primetime among target demo (25-54)
CNN showed the most primetime growth
CNN’s AC 360 tops MSNBC at 10p
 
During last night’s coverage of the Florida GOP primary, CNN topped MSNBC in primetime (8-11p) in both total viewers and in the key demographic adults 25-54.  In total viewers CNN averaged 1.091 million, +11% more than MSNBC’s 984k and in the target demo posted 402k, an impressive +64% lead over MSNBC’s 245k.  (FNC 2.504m/641k.)
 
CNN showed the most growth during primetime, increasing +92% among total viewers, FNC’s was up only +13% and MSNBC had a slight bump, +6% compared to the prior four non-event Tuesday averages.  In the key demo, CNN increased triple digits, up +135%.
 
At 10p Anderson Cooper 360 also topped MSNBC in total viewers (865k vs. 841k) and had a 54% advantage over MSNBC (319k vs. 207k) in the demo 25-54.
 
From 7-11p, CNN also topped MSNBC in total viewers (1.041m vs. 966k) and had a +56% advantage in the demo 25-54 (377k vs. 241k). (FNC 2.442m/607k.)
 

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Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • CNN • Ratings • Wolf Blitzer
February 1st, 2012
01:39 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Macks sing Romney's praises

On the heels of the Florida primary, last night Piers Morgan visited with Representative's Connie Mack IV and Mary Bono Mack.

Strong supporters of Mitt Romney's politics, the husband and wife duo also endorsed his recent singing of "America the Beautiful": "I thought it was fantastic. You should have heard the crowd singing along," said Bono Mack. "It was a beautiful moment."


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
'Amanpour' Returns to CNN International
February 1st, 2012
11:36 AM ET

'Amanpour' Returns to CNN International

Amanpour to Become Centerpiece of New CNN International Lineup Launching this Spring

Liza McGuirk named Executive Producer of Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour returns to CNN Worldwide this spring and will broadcast her signature program, Amanpour, in primetime in Europe and throughout the world in more than 200 countries as the centerpiece of a new CNN International lineup, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International.

Each weeknight on CNN International, Amanpour will deliver the definitive international news and interview program that CNN’s worldwide audience has come to expect of the preeminent global journalist.  Amanpour will air weekdays at 3 p.m. and replay at 5 p.m. (ET) on CNN International. The half-hour show will air twice during European primetime, providing viewers with an additional opportunity to tune in for a distinct take on the challenging issues facing the world.

Liza McGuirk, an award-winning producer who has more than two decades of experience in television journalism both producing and reporting, will be the executive producer of Amanpour. McGuirk will be based in New York along with Amanpour. FULL POST

February 1st, 2012
09:58 AM ET

CNN Dialogues: Perspectives on the ‘Arab Spring’ and What Comes Next

February 09 Forum to be moderated by CNN International Anchor Hala Gorani at Atlanta’s Emory University

The political uprisings ignited in 2010 and 2011 in North Africa and the Middle East, labeled the ‘Arab Spring,’ have altered history and upended the balance of power in the region.  The uncertainty and struggles that continue to unfold are the focus of “The ‘Arab Spring’: A Path to Democracy?,” a CNN Dialogues event that will be held at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium (1652 North Decatur Road) at Emory University in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 09 at 7:00pm ET.

CNN International anchor Hala Gorani will moderate a dynamic evening forum, exploring issues of democracy, women’s rights, the role of Islamists, and the role of social media in the uprisings from Tunisia to Egypt to Bahrain to Yemen with scholars, journalists, and activists.  Gorani is based in Atlanta, but has reported from every country in the Middle East and North Africa, including Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.  She spent much of 2011 covering the tumultuous political uprisings in the region, particularly the Egyptian revolution.

The panelists for this discussion are: FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Dialogues • CNN International • Egypt • Hala Gorani
February 1st, 2012
08:50 AM ET

Mitt Romney: Not going to 'veer' for votes

On Starting Point, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asks GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney about losing Florida voters who strongly support the Tea Party and who are very conservative to Newt Gingrich.

Romney responds, “I'm not going to try to veer to one direction or another trying to get one group or another.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs week mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
February 1st, 2012
08:11 AM ET

Mitt Romney: middle income Americans are focus, not very poor

After winning the Florida primary, GOP presidential nominee hopeful Mitt Romney explains to CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien that he is focused on a particular portion of the American population in his campaign.

Romney says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair , I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich.... I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling."

O'Brien asked him to clarify his remarks saying, "There are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, 'That sounds odd.'"

Romney continues, "We will hear from the Democrat party, the plight of the poor.... You can focus on the very poor, that's not my focus.... The middle income Americans, they're the folks that are really struggling right now and they need someone that can help get this economy going for them."

Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien airs week mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
CNNGo explores the sights, tastes and sounds of Italy's Capital city
The Colosseum in Rome
February 1st, 2012
07:03 AM ET

CNNGo explores the sights, tastes and sounds of Italy's Capital city

Airs Wednesday 8 February at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

In February, CNNGo heads to Rome to reveal the sights, tastes and sounds of Italy's Capital – from the historic wonders of the city centre to the trendiest spots off the beaten track. 

Acclaimed film directors Luca Ragazzi and Gustav Hofer take viewers on a bike tour through winding cobbled streets in search of the perfect coffee and to the very top of one of Rome's most iconic buildings, "Il Vittoriano". 

In a city deeply steeped in history and art, CNN admires Raphael's frescoes through a photographer's lens and explore the art scene in the up-and-coming Pigneto neighbourhood.

Social media expert and part-time singer Paolo Mulè shows us around the trendy neighbourhood of Testaccio – at the heart of it, sits a hill which is entirely made of vessels discarded by ancient merchant ships. Sommelier Hande Leimer takes CNNGo to the Monti neighbourhood to savour the best of the local food and wine. And "The Michelangelo of Pizza", Gabriele Bonci, shows us how he makes his renowned creations. 

Full air times:

Wednesday 8 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 11 February at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Sunday 12 February at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
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