For Release: September 30, 2013
Geraldine Moriba has been named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. Included in her role will be Chairing CNN’s Diversity Council, as well as offering strategic guidance on issues of diversity to the CNN Management team. The announcement was made today by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, to whom she will report on Diversity and Inclusion matters, marking the first time the position has reported in to the President. FULL POST
CNN announced today that the multiple-Emmy award winning CNN original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has been renewed for a third season, which will debut in Spring, 2014.
The eight-episode season of the popular weekend lifestyle series, hosted by the world-renowned chef, television personality, and best-selling author, includes trips to Brazil, Las Vegas, and an African safari.
“We had high expectations for this series when it launched back in April, thanks to Tony and Zero Point Zero Production’s proven track record of success,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Yet they keep raising the bar – first with the spectacular series premiere in Myanmar, later in the season with the groundbreaking Libya episode, and then at the start of season two with a sensitive and incredibly informative tour of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. ‘Parts Unknown’ is a consistent ratings and critical success and we are so proud to be in partnership with Tony and ZPZ.” FULL POST
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) told CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan that “it’s impossible” for him to vote for a short term stop gap measure to fund the government without healthcare amendments, that the House of Representatives worked all weekend while “the Senate slept,” and President Obama has delayed other pieces of the Affordable Care Act for “his cronies.”
Rep. Mike Pompeo said, “The Senate didn’t work this weekend. They went home. It was shocking to me. We finished at one in the morning, or so, on Sunday morning, and the Senate slept. I find that arrogant beyond all possible imagination that you wouldn’t come back and deal with this looming government shutdown on the day when the American people very much need you to be here working.”
“This President has already delayed big pieces of the Affordable Care Act for his friends, for big business, his cronies,” Rep. Pompeo added. “All we’re asking is to delay other pieces like the individual mandate that will affect low income people in Kansas. Delay it for a year.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) appear on “New Day” to discuss the potential of a government shutdown if Democrats and Republicans do not come up with an agreement by the end of the day. Rep. Ellmers told Anchor Chris Cuomo that his question of whether or not it’s right that Congress would still get paid if there was a government shutdown is “moot” because Congress is “not going to shut down the government.” Later in the interview, Cuomo could not get an answer from Rep. Ellmers on if House Republicans will present a bill to fund the government that doesn’t involve Obamacare. Rep. Wasserman Schultz stated that the she wanted a “clean” continuing resolution to pass to fund the government now and vowed to work with Republicans later on problems that will “inevitably arise” with Obamacare.
When Cuomo asked if it’s right that Congress members would still get paid if a government shutdown happened and if a government shutdown would be less likely if this wasn’t the case, Rep. Ellmers replied, “The question I believe is moot, because we are not going to shut down the government. And I think Debbie [Wasserman Schultz] would agree that would be a very worst case scenario.”
Cuomo told Rep. Ellmers “no answer from you” when she said that she couldn’t speculate on whether or not a bill will come through from the House that doesn’t involve Obamacare but involves funding the government. FULL POST
Today on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice. They spoke about the historic contact between the political leadership of the United States and Iran, as well as the ongong chemical weapons negotiations with Syria.
A full transcript of this interview is available after the jump. Archived full show transcripts are available here.
Fareed Zakaria GPS airs on Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm Eastern on CNN International.
Today on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Ciamak Morsadegh, Member of Parliament of Iran spoke exclusively to Fareed Zakaria during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly with Iranian President Rouhani’s delegation. He discussed the historic contact between the political leadership of the United States and Iran, and described what life is like as a Jewish minority in Iran.
A full transcript of this interview is available after the jump.
Fareed Zakaria GPS airs on Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm Eastern on CNN International. FULL POST
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke about government shutdown, GOP infighting, and raising the nation’s debt limit.
***CNN will continue to carry live coverage of the congressional budget negotiations throughout the rest of the weekend.
A full transcript and videos are available after the jump
Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for an exclusive interview on a wide-range of topics, including U.S.-Iran relations, Obamacare, President Obama’s handling of Syria, and the biggest mistake he made in his 2012 presidential campaign. A transcript and video from the interview are after the jump.
The Emmy winning ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ continues its second series in October. ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ follows world-renowned chef, bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Anthony Bourdain as he visits little-known areas of the globe, celebrating their rich cultural diversity by exploring food and dining rituals. FULL POST
In a CNN Exclusive, Carol Costello sat down with Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel to discuss Obamacare and the economy. This conversation comes as Target reveals it will be hiring fewer employees this Holiday season.