February 21st, 2013
07:28 PM ET

James Carter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Mitt Romney 47% video: "...it wasn't one of the people who had paid $50,000 to be there."

President Jimmy Carter's grandson James Carter spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about his meeting with President Barack Obama and finding the Mitt Romney 47% video. Highlights from the interview are below; a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html  President Carter told CNN’s Piers Morgan, "When James went to meet President Obama, President Obama ran across the room, embraced him and thanked him profusely for his time…." Morgan’s interview with Pres. Carter will air on Piers Morgan Tonight in the 9 p.m. ET hour.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

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CNN Political Ticker: Carter: Obama thanked my grandson for '47%' tape
CNN Joins Forces with Soledad O’Brien’s New Production Company
February 21st, 2013
04:22 PM ET

CNN Joins Forces with Soledad O’Brien’s New Production Company

Starfish Media Group Will Produce Specials and Documentaries for CNN

CNN is entering into a production and distribution agreement with critically-acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien, whose new production company will produce long-form programming specials for the network it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, president CNN Worldwide. O’Brien’s company, which will launch in June, will produce three long-form programming specials for CNN in 2014. Those specials will include one of the network’s most successful franchises, Black in America. O’Brien’s new production company, Starfish Media Group, in conjunction with CNN, will act as the exclusive worldwide distributor of previous documentaries featuring O’Brien. She will also host the 2013 CNN Black in America documentary, which will air later this year.

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Topics: CNN • Press Releases • Soledad O'Brien
Public Education’s Future Focus of Next CNN Dialogues Forum
February 21st, 2013
11:50 AM ET

Public Education’s Future Focus of Next CNN Dialogues Forum

CNN’s Christine Romans Moderates Event at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 28

The future of public education in the United States is up for debate in the next CNN Dialogues community forum, “The Real National Debt: What We Owe America’s Students.”

National educational leaders, including Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, will address questions about the public education system’s value and credibility and offer innovative solutions in a discussion moderated by CNN’s EMMY® award-winning Christine Romans, host of CNN’s Saturday morning business show, Your Bottom Line.

The event, co-sponsored by Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be held Thursday, February 28, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Rich Theatre located at the Woodruff Arts Center (1280 Peachtree Street, NE) in Atlanta. FULL POST


Topics: Christine Romans • CNN • CNN Dialogues
February 21st, 2013
07:22 AM ET

RTS crowns CNN International as News Channel of the Year

London, 21 February 2012: Last night at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, CNN International was crowned News Channel of the Year, beating off competition from the BBC and Sky News.

The network’s treatment of stories over the past year, from the intensifying conflict in the Middle East and the travails of the Eurozone, through to elections in the United States, Europe, and Asia, via extreme weather, the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee and more, won the votes of the RTS jury.

Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President of CNN International, said: "The determination and fearlessness of our reporting is an immense source of pride for me, and this award is testament to those qualities.  To be recognised by our peers in this way is also a great honour.  Professional journalism has a more important role than ever in today’s changing world, and the succinct, powerful coverage we’ve delivered underlines that value to our audiences.” FULL POST

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