December 29th, 2013
03:22 PM ET

Welcoming in 2014 with Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper, and Kathy Griffin on CNN's Reliable Sources

CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, features a discussion with Ryan Seacrest, host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Anderson Cooper, host of "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin", and Kathy Griffin, host of "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin", about the tradition of New Year's Eve broadcasts from Times Square on several TV networks.
 
Additionally, media panel Rosie Gray, political reporter for Buzzfeed, Christina Warren, senior tech analyst at Mashable,Hunter Walker, national affairs reporter at Talking Points Memo, and David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (2013)took an end-of-year look at the media in 2013.
A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.

Topics: CNN
December 29th, 2013
01:45 PM ET

Progress for Progressives in 2014?

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, political panel Donna Brazile, democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, Ana Navarro, CNN political commentator, S.E. Cupp, co-host of CNN's Crossfire, and Neera Tanden, president and CEO of Center for American Progress, took an end-of-year look at the top political moments of 2013.

A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
December 27th, 2013
12:30 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria Takes Viewers to India for a Look at a Nation at a Crossroads

India at a Crossroads – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special debuts Sunday, Dec. 29 on CNN, CNN International

CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria travels to and across India for an extraordinarily insightful look at the world’s largest democracy from the inside – its complexities, challenges, and achievements.  The one-hour in-depth special report, India at a Crossroads A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special will debut Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S.  It will air on CNN International at 7:00am and 3:00pm.  All times Eastern.

To give global viewers greater perspective into the opportunities and obstacles faced by the one-sixth of humanity that is India, Zakaria spoke with leaders in business, politics, Bollywood, and more.  For insights on India’s multicultural, multi-class, multilingual, multi-religious society, Zakaria spoke with: the Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia; chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, the wealthiest man in India; actress and human rights activist Shabana Azmi; former CEO for Procter & Gamble in India Gurcharan Das; politician and anti-corruption activist, Arvind Kerjriwal; actor and talk show host Aamir Khan; tech entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani; Member of Parliament from the Indian state of Odisha, Jay Panda; and chairman emeritus of India’s largest conglomerate, the Tata Group, Ratan Tata. FULL POST

December 26th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

CNN FILMS: SOLE SURVIVOR – Survivors Share What Happens After Their Rescues

Film screening at Time Warner Center in January with Psychology Today magazine, Followed by Broadcast Premiere

There have been 14 large airplane crashes with a lone survivor in the history of commercial aviation.   CNN FILMS: SOLE SURVIVOR explores the complex emotional aftermath experienced by survivors of major aviation disasters.  The film is written and directed by Ky Dickens, executive produced by Susan Aurinko, and produced by Amy McIntyre and Alexis Jaworski.  SOLE SURVIVOR will debut for the first time ever on global television on CNN/U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, airing at 9:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am.  The film will encore on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the same broadcast times.  All times Eastern. FULL POST

December 23rd, 2013
09:39 AM ET

EMAAR PROPERTIES TO SPONSOR CNN INTERNATIONAL’S NEW SERIES ‘ONE SQUARE METER’

CNN International today announced that Dubai-based global developer Emaar Properties is to sponsor ‘One Square Meter’, a new weekly segment within CNN’s nightly ‘Global Exchange’ show exploring the ever-changing landscape of real estate in emerging markets.

The sponsorship will position Emaar in front of CNN’s upscale online and television audience across Europe, Middle East, Africa; Asia; South Asia and Latin America.

The campaign package  includes: sponsorship of editorial series “One Square Meter” via billboard, and corporate commercials around the series; sponsorship of editorial vignettes based on the series with ‘in association’ opening and closing billboards; sponsored TV promos; co-branded banners, and a dedicated microsite www.cnn.com/onesquaremeter, with digital banner execution across all sites including CNN Arabic and CNN International.

Katerina Tornari, Account Director EMEA, CNN International said: “We’re delighted that Emaar has chosen to broaden its connection with CNN International’s audience through this cross-platform campaign. The sponsorship is a fresh dimension to previous advertising they have done with CNN and gives them the opportunity to put their brand messaging in front of the key business decision maker audience we can guarantee to deliver.”

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said: “The pioneer of integrated master-planned communities in Dubai, Emaar has a strong portfolio of projects in several key emerging markets in the Middle East and North Africa region and the Indian Subcontinent. Our developments focus on energising local economies through a focus not just on property but also by building robust hospitality and mall assets. ‘One Square Meter’ on CNN International’s ‘Global Exchange’ highlights the impact of the real estate sector on emerging markets, and through our support, we are focused on further strengthening our brand equity across a wide international audience.”

About ‘One Square Meter’

‘One Square Meter’ will explore leading architectural designs, city plans and demand for property internationally to help inform viewers and potential investors in international markets.

‘One Square Meter’ airs as a segment every Tuesday within ‘Global Exchange’, CNN International’s prime time business show which airs Sunday to Thursday at 1600 GMT / 2000 UAE.

 www.cnn.com/onesquaremeter

For further information, please contact:

Zeina Jamra

CNN International

+971 4 4467714

Zeina.jamra@turner.com

About CNN in the Middle East

CNN is the leading international news brand in the Middle East (EMS Middle East June 2012). Its regional operations include the CNN Abu Dhabi bureau which opened in November 2009 and the CNNArabic.com website which launched in January 2002. Its programming remit from the region includes the feature shows ‘Inside the Middle East’ and ‘CNN Marketplace Middle East’ and the nightly ‘Global Exchange’ programme.  CNN’s    regional bureaux include Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and Jerusalem.

About CNN International

CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in five different languages across all major TV, internet and mobile platforms reaching more than 375 million households around the globe. CNN International, awarded “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society in March 2013, is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America. The CNN digital network is consistently one of the top news and current affairs destination on the web. CNN has 45 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

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Topics: CNN
December 23rd, 2013
09:31 AM ET

CNN International Adds New Programming from Middle East Regional Hub

‘One Square Meter’ to explore ever-changing landscape of real estate in emerging markets

 Airs Tuesdays in ‘Global Exchange’ at 1600 GMT / 2000 UAE 

CNN International today announced that it is expanding its Middle East programming portfolio with the launch of ‘One Square Meter’, a new segment within CNN’s ‘Global Exchange’ which will explore the development of residential and commercial real estate in fast-growing emerging markets.

The new weekly segment airs Tuesdays at 1600 GMT / 2000 UAE and joins ‘Inside the Middle East’ and ‘Marketplace Middle East’ as the latest addition to the feature programming output from CNN’s Middle East broadcast and production centre in Abu Dhabi.

From Sao Paolo to St. Petersburg, Shanghai to Dubai, Mumbai to Lusaka, ‘One Square Meter’ goes to every corner of the world to explore leading architectural designs, rising hotspots and demand for property internationally.

Deborah Rayner, VP and Managaing Editor for CNN International EMEA said: “As the leading international news brand in the Middle East, we’re pleased to continue our investment in highly relevant programming from the region for our international audiences with the addition of ‘One Square Meter’. Understanding the economics of the emerging markets through the prism of the property market will provide added insight for viewers for whom this part of the world is of increasing relevance for their business.”

For more information, please contact:

Zeina Jamra
CNN International
+971 4 4467714
Zeina.jamra@turner.com

About CNN in the Middle East

CNN is the leading international news brand in the Middle East (EMS Middle East June 2012). Its regional operations include the CNN Abu Dhabi bureau which opened in November 2009 and the CNNArabic.com website which has been based out of Dubai since January 2002. Its programming remit from the region includes the feature shows ‘Inside the Middle East’ and ‘CNN Marketplace Middle East’ and the nightly ‘Global Exchange’ programme. CNN’s  regional bureaux include Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and Jerusalem.

About CNN International

 CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in five different languages across all major TV, internet and mobile platforms reaching more than 375 million households around the globe. CNN International, awarded “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society in March 2013, is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America. The CNN digital network is consistently one of the top news and current affairs destination on the web. CNN has 45 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

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Topics: CNN
December 22nd, 2013
03:56 PM ET

Credibility crisis for "60 Minutes"

CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, features a discussion with Michael Calderone, senior media reporter at the Huffington Post, Ryan Lizza, CNN commentator and writer for the New Yorker, and Alicia Shepard, media reporter and former NPR Ombudsman, about the backlash against CBS's "60 Minutes" story on the NSA- its third most recent count of controversy. They spoke about why the legendary show has gone off track.

A transcript of the discussion is available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
December 22nd, 2013
02:07 PM ET

Sen. Manchin still hopeful to pass gun control

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke with Candy Crowley about the budget deal in Congress, the future of Obamacare, and the chances of passing gun legislation. 
 
Peter Swire, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, also spoke to Candy about reining in the NSA and a report from the Advisory Panel. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) discussed the future caucus, being a Millennial, and making a difference on Capitol Hill.
Additionally, the show was joined by political panel: Dan Balz, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, and author of Collision 2012 (2013), Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for TIME, and co-author of Double Down: Game Change 2012 (2013), Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for the New York Times, and author of This Town (2013), and Newt Gingrich, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire", and author of Breakout (2013).
A full transcript and videos of the show are available after the jump.

Topics: CNN
December 22nd, 2013
01:43 PM ET

Dennis Blair on anger towards NSA

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Dennis Blair, former Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Command, who spoke with Fareed Zakaria about if the NSA needs reform.

A transcript of this interview is available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
December 22nd, 2013
01:02 PM ET

On Fareed Zakaria GPS, George Osborne talks success of austerity in the U.K.

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer for Great Britain about Britain’s austerity compared to the U.S. stimulus initiatives.

A transcript and a video of the interview are available after the jump.

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