March 30th, 2014
03:59 PM ET

How much is too much missing plane news?

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter,  national correspondent of the Atlantic, James Fallows, and media reporter at Poynter, Andrew Beaujon, discussed with Stelter what lessons are learned about the media and for the media from three weeks of missing plane coverage.

Alan Murray, president of the Pew Research Center, also spoke to Stelter about the demand for plane news, and how a new study by Pew Research Center shows 60 percent of people think news organizations are giving the proper amount of coverage of the missing plane, or should even be providing more coverage.

Additionally, Carreen Winters, executive vice president of MWW group, discussed the reaction of families who received a text message alerting them about the likely demise of their loved ones aboard flight 370. It is considered a case of crisis mis-management by Malaysia airlines. Winters comments on what has been done right, and what has been done wrong.

Transcript and videos from these discussions are available after the jump.


March 30th, 2014
11:00 AM ET

Sen. Feinstein on CIA spying: "This is a serious issue"

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spoke to Crowley about the possibility of terrorist involvement in the disappearance of MH370, her feud with the CIA, NSA metadata recommendations, and the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

During a discussion about the CIA spying on her staff, Senator Feinstein said, “It isn’t the first time, it is actually the third time. So, this is a serious issue.”

For more information, check out the following blog post.

CNN Political Ticker:

Senate Intel chair: Crimea's gone

A transcript and videos of the interview is available after the jump.


March 29th, 2014
09:55 AM ET

Death Row Stories reveals justice denied with life in the balance: Sunday at 9pmET

Although the death penalty is intended to be applied only after exhaustive, rigorous application of the law, it is not infallible, and some people have unjustly paid the ultimate price. The producers of the CNN Original Series DEATH ROW STORIES crisscrossed the country to bring to light eight cases of justice deferred.

In some cases, the accused may have been sentenced to die for crimes they didn’t commit – others may be clever killers, but trial errors, their own capacities, or even corruption limited the fair application of the law. In the next two upcoming episodes, the human lives of the convicted weigh in the balance. Desperate detectives search for clues, angry attorneys fight for justice, and victims’ families yearn for answers.

Episode four reveals the story of former Mascotte, Florida, police officer James Duckett, who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of 11-year-old Tessa McAbee. McAbee’s body was found discarded in a central Florida lake. Duckett has always claimed his innocence and spoke for his first television interview after spending more than 25 years on death row, to director and producer, Ivy Meeropol, whose grandparents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by the federal government. Also for the first time on television, Duckett’s main accuser, Gwen Gurley, discusses her controversial eyewitness testimony that has proven central to Duckett’s case.


CHICAGOLAND Tweetchat at 1pm on March 28 explores how to improve our communities
March 27th, 2014
04:18 PM ET

CHICAGOLAND Tweetchat at 1pm on March 28 explores how to improve our communities

The Thursday, March 27th episode of CHICAGOLAND explores the challenges facing the city's youth and neighborhoods as community leaders come together to inspire and encourage young people to make choices that will enrich their futures.

CNN and The Urban Institute have partnered for a dynamic social media discussion on the challenges in education, jobs, and public safety faced by many communities around the country.

Susan Popkin (@SJpopkin), senior fellow of The Urban Institute who studies neighborhoods and youth development, and Jocelyn Fontaine (@jocefontain), senior research associate of The Urban Institute who studies community-based crime reduction programs, will lead the online dialogue on these vital issues on Friday, March 28, at 1:00p.m. ET.  The discussion will explore social policy ideas for improving education and public safety on the local level.


March 27th, 2014
04:04 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie puts spotlight on Syrian refugees as U.N. Refugees chief warns Lebanon could collapse under burden

Lebanon could collapse under the weight of the massive influx of Syrian refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres warned in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that aired Thursday.

Without economic and financial support, and an increased effort to share the burden of Syrian refugees, “Lebanon [does] not [have] the possibility to go on with the present situation,” Guterres said.

Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the UNHCR, is highlighting the plight of Syrian refugees.

She recently visited with a family living in a Lebanese refugee camp, speaking with a young child, Hala, and her five siblings.

WATCH Antonio Guterres on looming crisis:


Topics: Amanpour • CNN International
March 27th, 2014
01:03 PM ET

CHICAGOLAND's episode 4, 'Second Chances' debuts at 10pET and PT

In tonight's CHICAGOLAND, Mayor Rahm Emanuel recruits Common, Dwayne Wade, and Magic Johnson to help him promote the city’s youth programs.  After meeting a promising young man at Windy City Hoops, a community basketball program, Mayor Emanuel decides to mentor young Martell Cowan and offers him an internship in his office.  Another young Chicagoan with promise, Chance the Rapper, makes his Lollapalooza music festival debut in front of the biggest crowd of his life, but remains haunted by the murder of his friend, Columbia College student Kevin Ambrose, from earlier in the summer.  Principal Liz Dozier helps former Fenger High School student Jason Barrett secure an early release from prison – and a second chance – but with old temptations looming outside of the prison walls, which path will he take?

Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Peabody Award-winning team that created BRICK CITY, CHICAGOLAND explores where politics and policy meet real people’s lives in the beloved heartland American city of Chicago.

CHICAGOLAND airs Thursdays at 10:00pm ET and PT on CNN/U.S.  For more information on the series, please visit, or connect with the series creators via social media by using #Chicagoland.


March 26th, 2014
06:49 AM ET

CNN Strengthens Middle East prime time, as Connect the World with Becky Anderson moves to UAE


CNN International anchor Becky Anderson is relocating from London to the UAE, in a move that will see her prime time show, Connect the World with Becky Anderson, anchored from CNN Abu Dhabi, the network’s Middle East broadcasting hub.

As part of the relocation, Connect the World will move to a new time slot and its format will evolve. Airing at 1900 GST from 6 April 2014, the show will form the backbone of the network’s prime time coverage in the Middle East, and strengthen CNN’s commitment to the region.


Topics: CNN
March 24th, 2014
01:32 PM ET

CNN's Morgan Spurlock Inside Man Dives Into America’s “Celebrity” Obsession on Sunday, April 13


 Season Two Premiere  Includes Spurlock’s Take on “Futurism,” “Pets in America,” “Income Inequality” and “College Athletes”

Popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker, launches its second season on CNN with an inside look into the cult of “celebrity” on Sunday, April 13 at 10pm ET, following the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown at 9pm, ET.

In his signature storytelling style, which incorporates humor, inquisitiveness, impartiality and investigative acumen, Spurlock tackles a wide range of subjects that are part of the national conversation including, personal privacy, income disparity in the U.S, America’s obsession with pets, and the big business of college athletics. “Celebrity,” the season premiere episode will be live streamed on beginning April 13.

The acclaimed program, which was recently honored with an award for  “Best Limited Series” by the International Documentary Association, premiered in June, 2013 on CNN, and averaged 434,000 total viewers for premiere episodes in the first season*.


March 24th, 2014
08:42 AM ET

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Embarks On Global Sponsorship Campaign with CNN International’s ‘Vital Signs With Dr. Sanjay Gupta’

CNN International today announced that Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is the exclusive sponsor of ‘Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta’, CNN International’s monthly 30 minute programme that provides CNN International’s audience a global look at the world of medicine.

The global sponsorship marks the first time DHCC has ever embarked on an international advertising partnership with a news network. DHCC has signed this cross-media sponsorship with CNN International as Vital Signs will be an exciting and innovative appointment-to-view programme for audiences across the world interested in all aspects of healthcare – from detection and treatment to social impact. In the show, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will travel to various global locations, looking for important medical developments, secrets for longer living, plus clues that might solve medical mysteries.


Topics: CNN
March 24th, 2014
06:24 AM ET

CNN International launches ‘Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta’

Sanjay Gupta promo - Vital Signs


CNN International today announced a new series of 'Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta', the network’s monthly programme which offers viewers a global look at the world of medicine, hosted by CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. FULL POST

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