November 22nd, 2013
07:45 AM ET

Rep. Yoho (R-FL): "I agree 100%" solutions should be in GOP Obamacare playbook; criticism not helping anyone

This morning on “New Day,” Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) agreed with Anchor Chris Cuomo that the GOP Obamacare playbook should contain solutions and less criticism.

When Cuomo asked if solutions should be in the playbook, Rep. Yoho responded, “I agree 100%.... Criticism at this point is not going to help anybody. We need solutions. We’ve got two great solutions out there. We talk about it all the time.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.


Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
November 21st, 2013
09:19 AM ET

UN Amb. Power on Iran negotiations: Large relief numbers exaggerated

On “New Day” this morning, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power opened up about negotiations with Iran, defending the United States’ engagement, while denouncing the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments about Israel as “abhorrent.” Ambassador Power said that we have to give something to get something, in regards to giving “modest relief.” Later in the interview, she advocated for Senate ratification of U.N. Disabilities Treaty, which she said “raises the standards” for people living outside the United States.

Power said, “[Iran wants] to know that we can also deliver on the back end of a deal. So we feel like we’re getting a very good deal here if we can secure this, which is to offer very modest, temporary and very reversible relief in exchange for being able to see whether they’re prepared to take that first step.” When CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan asked Power how much relief will be offered, she confirmed that “larger numbers are wildly exaggerated.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.


Topics: Chris Cuomo • Kate Bolduan • New Day
CNN Digital captures a day in the life of the world’s busiest airport with ATL24
November 20th, 2013
01:38 PM ET

CNN Digital captures a day in the life of the world’s busiest airport with ATL24

What do you get when you combine three dozen journalists, 8.7 miles of runway, 2,500 takeoffs and landings and 24 consecutive hours in Atlanta’s international airport? A CNN longform project called ATL24.

On August 28, CNN set out on a journey with the airport as their destination. From 12:01 a.m. to midnight, CNN staff witnessed moments of hope, love and loss as well as the layered interactions between man and machine. The resulting multi-media experience draws on the highlights of airports: a diverse slice of society, technology both miraculous and maddening and curiosities hidden in the mundane. 

With 58,000 workers strong, Atlanta’s airport is somewhat of a city within a city.  Yet the quarter of a million passengers who pass through that airport on any given day rarely see what really makes the airport hum or cross paths with the people who complete the circuit between traveler and flight. Until now. Segments of ATL24 will also appear on CNN TV and on the Airport Network leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Topics: CNN • CNN Airport Network • CNN Digital • CNN Living • CNN Photos • Digital • Enterprise • Mobile • Social Media • Video
November 20th, 2013
12:43 PM ET


Network Tops Closest Mobile Competitor by 47%, Maintains Lead in Desktop

With 70 million unique visitors and 1.8 billion page views in October, the CNN Digital Network maintained in desktop traffic its lead over HPMG News and NBC News Digital for the month.  CNN Digital’s mobile platforms posted in September the network’s biggest month in history, attracting more than 32 million users and further solidifying CNN’s position as the No. 1 mobile news source for 67 consecutive months. Key highlights reflecting the most current data available below: 


November 20th, 2013
09:58 AM ET

Chris Cuomo presses Sen. Cruz on healthcare reform; Cruz responds: Thank you for trying to lecture me

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to “New Day” Anchor Chris Cuomo about Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran, new Afghanistan deal, bipartisanship and the Affordable Care Act.

After Sen. Cruz said that Obamacare is not working and there is no fix to it, Cuomo asked him what solution he is offering to fix healthcare in the country. “You don’t think that you have a responsibility as a U.S. Senator to do better than that in terms of offering a solution on what to do next?”

Cruz responded, “Well, I appreciate you’re trying to lecture me in the morning. Thank you for that.”

“No, not at all, Senator. I’m worried,” Cuomo said. He added, “It’s not a lecture, it’s a concern.”

Later in the interview, Senator Cruz offered his ideas for an improved healthcare system, saying, “The single best thing we could do is expand competition. Let people purchase health insurance across state lines. If you want to expand access, what you want to do is increase choices and drive down cost. What Obamacare does is decreases choices and drives up cost. It doesn’t make sense, and it isn’t working. I’d like to see something that empowers consumers, not Washington bureaucrats.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.


Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
November 19th, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Chad Pregracke Of East Moline, IL Is The 2013 CNN “Hero Of The Year”


CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper, airs Sunday, December 1 at 8:00pm ET  

(New York)November 19, 2013 – Stars of film, television, music and theater came to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2013 and congratulate CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke of East Moline, Illinois, whose selection was announced by Anderson Cooper, host of the seventh Annual CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute.  The program airs on Sunday, December 1 at 8:00pm ET, and will be simulcast on CNNI and CNN Espanol.

Pregracke has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. Since 1998, nearly 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke and his non-profit remove more than 7 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country.  FULL POST

Topics: CNN Heroes
November 19th, 2013
11:53 AM ET

Meteorologist Jennifer Gray Joins CNN

Jennifer Gray has joined CNN as a meteorologist, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.  Gray, who is a member of the National Weather Association and has earned the AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society, will be based in Atlanta at the network’s global headquarters.

“Jennifer brings a versatile skill set as a meteorologist,” said Burke.  “She will be a great addition for CNN with her experience in production, multimedia and reporting in the field.”

Prior to joining CNN, Gray was the weekend morning show meteorologist and a feature reporter for WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, where she covered severe weather in the field and helped produce specials that focused on hurricane preparedness and safety.  She co-hosted and co-produced ‘Florida Insider Fishing Report’ for Sun Sports and ‘Beyond The Reef’ in conjunction with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, raising awareness of conservation issues facing the oceans and Florida’s fisheries. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • Nick Valencia
November 19th, 2013
09:46 AM ET

CNN FILMS Acquires ‘DOCUMENTED’ in Advance of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

CNN/U.S. plans for second quarter 2014 broadcast

In advance of the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), CNN Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to DOCUMENTED, a feature-length film that explores the life – and journey out of the shadows – led by undocumented immigrant and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, it was announced today.  DOCUMENTED will premiere on CNN/U.S. in the second quarter of 2014 as a CNN Films broadcast, following its international bow at the IDFA and its theatrical distribution in the United States.  DOCUMENTED is written and directed by Vargas, with technology entrepreneur Sean Parker, Matthew Hiltzik (“Paper Clips”), Scott Budnick (“The Hangover” series), and philanthropist Liz Simons as executive producers.

“Immigration, to me, is not a political issue, it’s not a Latino or Asian issue – it’s an American story,” said writer-director Jose Antonio Vargas.  “The film is in honor of 11 million undocumented immigrants – many of us Americans in all but papers.  And, the film is dedicated to parents everywhere who dream of better futures for their children.  It is a privilege to be associated with CNN Films in bringing DOCUMENTED to television,” Vargas said. FULL POST

November 18th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

CNN uses drone camera for aerial view of Tacloban

Ten days after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, CNN uses an aerial drone to get a bird's eye view of what's left standing in Tacloban. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports from Tacloban on the dramatic scale of devastation in this close fly-by.

November 18th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Rep. Schock (Ill.) on tornadoes: "Warning systems worked"

Live from Washington, Illinois, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) revealed what he’s seen when walking around the communities hit hardest by the deadly tornadoes. Rep. Schock also addressed the response system.

“Well, it's amazing. I came over yesterday right after it hit and we're standing in neighborhoods that literally the only thing left is the pavement. Not a single structure. Not a single light post. The homes are completely vacuumed up,” Rep. Schock said. “And standing there talking to people who are just dazed and confused and in shock that, you know, they woke up in the morning and their house is gone now.”

He added, “I think the reason that there was only one loss of life in a community like this was because of the emergency response or the emergency warning system. I live in Peoria, and my phone was alerting, giving me the flood or the tornado warning system on my phone, which I was surprised I was getting it. And as I talked to neighbors and I said, you know, how did you know this was coming, the sirens were going, our cell phones were going off, and one neighbor amazingly came outside, saw his neighbor across the street mowing the lawn with his headset on, and went over luckily and said, hey, there's a tornado coming, get in the basement. So neighbor after neighbor was looking out for each other. The warning systems worked and I think that's why, despite the disaster you see, that there was such minimal loss of life.”

Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
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