May 28th, 2014
11:35 AM ET

CNN and Smithsonian Affiliations partnered to take “A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES” at Grand Central Terminal in NYC

In cooperation with eleven Smithsonian Affiliate museums from around the country, CNN installed a museum-style exhibit in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City celebrating the spirit of the 1960s. Playing homage to the decade’s iconic imagery, larger-than-life protagonists, and monumental social, political and cultural changes, “A Look into The Sixties: An Exhibition on the Decade That Changed the World” touched upon all ten of the major themes explored in the documentary series, CNN’s THE SIXTIES, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

The items that were on display included the original bench and key from the jail cell in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. penned his famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail, a full flight suit and protective gear recovered from a US pilot whose plane was shot down in Vietnam, rare Beatles memorabilia, original posters and artwork from Woodstock, and a number of other cultural and political artifacts.

For more information, please follow @TheSixtiesCNN via Twitter.

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May 27th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Deputy Nat'l Sec Advisor Blinken on cost of keeping troops in Afghanistan: "In the vicinity of about $20 billion"

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer spoke with Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken about the costs of keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and the White House outing CIA official by mistake. The interview aired on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 5:00-6:30 p.m. E.T.

A full transcript is available after the jump.

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May 27th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Rear Adm. Kirby on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: "it's not a hard out"

CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby about President Obama’s announcement regarding U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  The full interview aired on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, 4-5 p.m. E.T.

A full transcript is available after the jump.

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May 27th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Why would soldiers 'miss' war?

CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with American journalist, author and documentarian Sebastian Junger about his new documentary Korengal, which explores the psychological effects of war on soldiers.  The full interview aired on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, 4-5 p.m. E.T.

A full transcript is available after the jump.

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May 27th, 2014
07:59 AM ET

'A Look Into The Sixties' Opens in Grand Central Terminal with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will officially open, A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES, a museum-style installation in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal,curated for the public in cooperation with 11 Smithsonian Affiliates.

Who:                New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, and Smithsonian Affiliations director Harold Closter

What:                Exhibit Installation Opening, A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES

When:               Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10:00amET

Where:             Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal

A LOOK INTO THE SIXTIES includes the in-flight coveralls used by Neil Armstrong during training for the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar mission, the bench and key from the jail cell of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from which he wrote ‘Letter From a Birmingham Jail,’ original Woodstock memorabilia from the famed 1969 peace and music festival, and a television camera used to film the historic Nixon/Kennedy presidential debate. The special installation will be offered with guided tours and history talks led by noted experts and will be on display from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30.

The exhibit is inspired by the 10-part CNN Original Series, THE SIXTIES, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog. The series premieres May 29 at 9:00pmET on CNN and airs on successive Thursdays. Each new episode explores a different facet of the extraordinary era that changed the world – in pop culture, politics, music, technology, and civil rights – with a resonance that endures today. FULL POST

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup
May 27th, 2014
06:22 AM ET

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup

– CNN Facebook partnership to engage global fan community
– Live TV coverage from Brazil throughout tournament
– Dedicated programming building towards the big kick-off and beyond

London 27 May 2014. CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features – across TV, online and mobile – during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.

The network’s coverage will include live programming from Brazil, feature programming from around the world, and online initiatives that will bring audiences up to the minute reaction and analysis from all corners of the globe. FULL POST

May 25th, 2014
01:09 PM ET

Is the U.S. failing its veterans?

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy CrowleyWes Moore, army veteran, advocate, and filmmaker, spoke about the challenges that soldiers face re-adjusting to civilian life and what these military veterans need.

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

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May 25th, 2014
11:05 AM ET

Bewkes on television's second golden age

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner. Bewkes spoke with Fareed about the differences between television in the 1960's and television today, why TV is in its second golden age, and the future of the industry.

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

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May 25th, 2014
10:34 AM ET

Soros on Russian ethnic nationalism

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management and author of The Tragedy of the European Union (2014). Soros spoke with Fareed about Putin’s actions and intentions in Ukraine, anti-Semitism, and the sense of nationalism on the rise in Ukraine and in Europe.

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

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May 23rd, 2014
09:42 AM ET

Mark Preston Promoted to Executive Editor, CNN Politics

         Mark Preston has been named Executive Editor, CNN Politics, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. In this role, Preston will take a lead in the conception and execution of the network’s political events, including debates. Preston will continue to serve as a political reporter covering campaigns, polling and political events across CNN platforms, including CNN, CNN International and CNN.com. He will also serve as the on-air analyst for CNN’s decision desk in the network’s upcoming election and primary coverage.

“Mark’s new role will put CNN in a terrific position heading into the mid-term elections and beyond,” Feist said. “Mark’s relationships in the political world are among the strongest in journalism and we look forward to Mark leveraging these connections as he organizes events and reports on the upcoming campaign.” FULL POST


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