December 15th, 2015
05:06 PM ET




USAGE RULES for CNN Facebook Republican Presidential Debate 

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December 14th, 2015
03:52 PM ET

One refugee's dreams of life in America – with @humansofny storyteller, Brandon Stanton

On Sunday Fareed Zakaria interviewed photographer and blogger, Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, a photographic digital diary and book that chronicles life in New York City.  Recently, Stanton has been turning his lens to capturing the life of Iraqi and Syrian refugees hoping to come to America.  Zakaria spoke with Stanton and Aya, a Syrian refugee, to learn more about the legal process and excruciating experiences for those fleeing the war zones with dreams of coming to America.

The full transcript for this interview may be found here:


Topics: CNN • CNN Intenational Shows • CNN International • CNN U.S. • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS • Iraq • ISIS • Syria • Turkey
December 13th, 2015
11:42 AM ET

Trump: Cruz has "been so nice to me...but think the time will come to an end pretty soon"


Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the 2016 race.


For more information, see Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.


MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”


Contacts: Lauren Pratapas —; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly –




Donald Trump on State of the Union: Part 1


Donald Trump on State of the Union: Part 2




Trump on his rivalry with Cruz: “Look, I expect to get it on because I'm leading by a lot – I'm leading him by a lot... Because I'm more capable. Because I have a much better temperament. Because I actually get along with people much better than he does. You know people don't know that about me – I actually have a great relationship with people. In fact, I was criticized in the beginning because I get along with Democrats, and liberals, and Republicans, and conservatives – I get along with everybody… No I don't think he does, and I like him. He's been so nice to me. I mean, I can say anything, and he said, "I agree, I agree". But I think the time will come to an end pretty soon, it sounds like.”


Trump defends his ban on Muslims travelling to the U.S: “I have many friends that are Muslims, and I will tell you, they are so happy that I did this because they know they have a problem…Hey, look I'm about security. I'm about safety. I'm about borders. One of the reasons I'm sitting here, and one of the reasons I'm so high in the polls is because it all started with the borders. …I want to at least know where it's coming from. Why is it happening? And it's from a group of people. It's from a specific group of people. Ok? Why is there such total hatred? We have to know the answer, or we're never going to have a safe country. And if we continue to be politically correct that we don't want to talk about it, it's something that has to be talked about…[TAPPER]:  But they don't support the ban? [TRUMP]:  Not really.  I mean, why would they support the ban?  But without the ban, you're not going to make the point.  You're not going to be able to make the point.”


Trump discusses the possibility of a brokered convention: “Well you know I watched what Ben said, I agreed with him 100%. I even wrote him a little note, I thought it was excellent, and frankly he may be right. I haven't seen it yet. I've been hearing about it – I've been hearing about the closed-door meetings, and I don't like that. That wasn't the deal I made. I signed a pledge, but the pledge was a double deal. It was supposed to be honorable. So we're going to find out – if it's that way, they're going to have problems. But I hope it's not going to be that way. I hope it's not going to be that way.”


Trump responds to Justice Scalia’s comments on affirmative action: “Well I thought his remarks were very tough. I mean, I don't want to comment on them – he's a respected Supreme Court judge – but I thought his remarks were actually very, very tough… I thought it was very tough to the African American community, actually… I don't like what he said. I heard him, I was like "let me read it again" because I actually saw it in print, and I'm going – I read a lot of stuff – and I'm going 'Whoa!'… One thing I will say, and I will say this, and I say it to everybody. Barack Obama has done very little for the African American community. You look at unemployment, you look at all of the problems. But yea, I was very surprised at Scalia's statements actually.”


CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate Live Stream
CNN also offered the live stream during September's GOP Debate.
December 9th, 2015
01:47 PM ET

CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate Live Stream

CNN will offer a live stream of the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on Tuesday, December 15, from 5p to 11p ET.  All users will be able to watch live CNN TV on’s Home Page and on their mobile devices without logging in.  This live event will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of TV Everywhere.   FULL POST

Topics: CNN Digital • CNNgo
December 9th, 2015
12:38 PM ET


Following successful theatrical and festival exhibitions, film debuts as CNN Films broadcast Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:00pm ET

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE will make its global television premiere on CNN/U.S. Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:00pm Eastern with an encore to air on CNN/U.S. immediately following the premiere, the network announced today. The CNN Films broadcast of the acclaimed documentary will be presented with limited commercial interruption by Volkswagen.

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE is a candid biography of the Apple co-founder’s incredible true life and legacy. Directed and narrated by Academy® Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), this captivating film features exclusive interviews with people close to Jobs at various stages of his storied life, including Chrisann Brennan, the mother of his oldest child; Daniel Kottke, formerly Jobs’ roommate, college classmate, and Apple’s twelfth employee; former Apple executives Bob Belleville, Jon Rubinstein, and Andy Grignon; other industry contemporaries; and also journalists who covered him throughout the years.

The frank film leverages a mix of the new interviews with archival footage, intimate photos, relatively rare video of Jobs speaking during media interviews – and previously unseen video from a legal deposition as Jobs attempted to explain his role in the Apple stock option backdating scandal.  The story moves from Jobs’ heady rise from Silicon Valley whiz kid to CEO, to his ouster from Apple and triumphant return, the Foxconn and stock option controversies, and the worldwide outpouring of grief upon his untimely death in 2011.  A man who was both revered as an iconoclastic genius and feared by some as a barbed-tongued tyrant, the film also attempts to explain the carefully constructed mythology of Jobs, perhaps the most publicly-admired corporate figure of the technology age.

“I ended up changing my entire life…I lost my wife in that process, I lost my children…the whole structure of my life was just changed forever by going to work on that Mac…work was intense, the commitment needed to do it was intense…,” recalls Belleville, who was lured to the fledgling Apple to engineer the Macintosh.  Yet, Belleville also weeps as he reads a letter he wrote commemorating Jobs’ death, emotionally describing him as “a combination of James Dean, Princess Diana, John Lennon, and maybe Santa Claus.”

At the time of Jobs’ death, his name and image had become synonymous with the sleek, high-tech personal devices that came to define and transform the first two decades of the 21st Century.  The highly secretive creation and careful launching of each new Apple product continue to be the focus of mass media interest and global consumer aspiration.

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE will be available via desktop (, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, and across CNN’s mobile platforms.  After the broadcast premiere, the film will be On Demand for seven days via CNNgo.  The film will also encore Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8:00pm Eastern.

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was co-produced by Jigsaw Productions and exhibited by Magnolia Pictures in theaters nationally.  For more information about this film, please visit FULL POST

CNN Digital Studios Premieres Film Series on ‘Giving Birth in America’
Christy Turlington Burns is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe
December 9th, 2015
10:00 AM ET

CNN Digital Studios Premieres Film Series on ‘Giving Birth in America’

Today CNN announced that they are rolling out  ‘Giving Birth in America,’ a three-part film series executive-produced by global maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns.  The series examines some of the contributing factors that have made the U.S. the only industrialized country with a consistently rising maternal mortality rate.  The films will publish across CNN’s digital platforms today.

Available at, each short film follows pregnant women and their healthcare providers in Florida, Montana and New York in the days leading up to delivery. Together, they navigate challenges of race, poverty, chronic illness, overuse of medical interventions and other inequalities that impact maternal health outcomes in America. 

“We are thrilled that CNN recognizes the urgency of this issue and grateful for the opportunity to reach new audiences and inspire others to take action through their platform,” said Turlington Burns. “Most maternal deaths in the U.S. are preventable. Together, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.”


Qatar Airways strengthens relationship with CNN International through sponsorship of monthly travel series, ‘In 24 Hours’
December 9th, 2015
05:04 AM ET

Qatar Airways strengthens relationship with CNN International through sponsorship of monthly travel series, ‘In 24 Hours’

Qatar Airways is extending its commercial relationship with CNN International by embarking on an exclusive international sponsorship campaign of the network’s new monthly travel series, ‘In 24 Hours’.

The campaign, launching today, builds on the long-standing relationship between the two companies which dates back to Qatar Airways spot advertising first running on CNN International in 2003, and subsequent sponsorships such as CNN Weather and an aviation theme week.

The new integrated multi-media Qatar Airways campaign spans spot advertising, digital and programme sponsorship. The focal point of the campaign is the TV and digital sponsorship of ‘In 24 Hours’, a show that descends on a vibrant city to experience a perfect day's down time. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
‘In 24 Hours’ on CNN International
December 8th, 2015
05:30 AM ET

‘In 24 Hours’ on CNN International

  • NEW monthly 30 minute travel series on CNN
  • Launch show: ‘New York In 24 Hours’ airs Wednesday 9 December

CNN International today announced the launch of a new 30 minute travel programme,   ‘In 24 Hours’ which will descend on a vibrant city each month to experience a perfect day's down time.

From morning until after hours, host James Williams will bring viewers unique and exclusive experiences from one of the world’s greatest cities. CNN’s audience will get a personal tour of each location, finding out what a city has to offer beyond the pages of travel guides. FULL POST

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CNNMoney Launches "The Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers"
December 7th, 2015
09:30 AM ET

CNNMoney Launches "The Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers"

The award-winning team that brought you Sex, Drugs & Silicon ValleyRevenge Porn and Love Inc. is out with a new deep dive into "The Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers."

There are the good guys, the bad guys, and the people that live in the gray area. Their weapons are ones and zeroes,­ vulnerabilities, and exploits. Behind a computer, hackers become Superheros and Villains – with powers­ that can protect or destroy.

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall infiltrates a hidden underworld of hackers, revealing the community of adrenaline seekers, altruists, and anarchists who control our digital safety. Go inside the mind of a hacker, learn their secret code of ethics, and watch them hack computers, cars, and guns.

They’re in your computers, your bank accounts. They know more about you than you know about yourself. It’s time you got to know them.

Explore the interactive report complete with digital comics at

Topics: CNNMoney • Laurie Segall
December 6th, 2015
01:14 PM ET

Kasich: "If you're on a terrorist watch list, you shouldn't be able to go out and get a gun"


Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich (R-OH), joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the San Bernardino attack.


For more information, see Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.


MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”


Contacts: Lauren Pratapas —; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly –




Kasich on encryption: “Well, I think a lot of it, Jake, from the intelligence people I talk to, the ones that I'm familiar with here in our state, is basically the fact that these two out in California may have been communicating, but they may have - as they say, have gone dark. In other words, I know that there were people being monitored who they were in touch with, but we also know that these - this couple had not been identified.  So, no, I think the issue of encryption is for real.  It's serious. And the Congress needs to get on it, because we - we are going to require a national solution.”


Kasich describes the need for a coalition against ISIS: “I don't believe that we can defeat ISIS just from the air.  And I don't think we can rely on just other people to take care of that job. I believe the United States should be leading an effort right now to assemble a coalition just like we saw on the first Gulf War.  And I remember when the ambassador from Egypt to the United States stood in the Rose Garden and pledged support.  And we went.  We were able to drive Saddam out of Kuwait.  That was a serious matter.  This is a much more serious matter. And we should be using everything we can to assemble a coalition of the West and our friends in the Middle East.  And we need to go and destroy ISIS where they are. And then, Jake, you know, I have also talked about the battle of ideas.  And we're increasingly beginning to wonder about why people affiliate with ISIS… And the longer we wait, the more complicated and the more costly it will be.”


Kasich on his campaign ad focused on Trump: “the gentleman that you hear speaking is a former POW who feels very strongly about the United States being united.  This is a message about unite - about uniting people. When you attack Hispanics, when you characterize all Muslims in a very negative way, when you insult women, we don't think that that's good.  We think, at this point in time, more than any other time, we need to have - we need to have America united.  And we need to have an American president who is going to unite us and not divide us. And it's no more than that.  And any read into it more than that is certainly not what was intended or what was meant.”


Kasich on the recent gun control vote in the Senate: “Well, Jake, on the no-fly list, we probably could keep them from getting guns and ought to ban them. But, on the watch list, I can tell you that, even in our state, when we stop somebody, when our law enforcement stops somebody who is on the watch list, we don't tell them we're on the - they're an the watch list. We want to make sure that we can exploit all the information that we can possibly get.  So, if all of the sudden, you tell everybody who is on the watch list that you can't do this or that, then guess what happens?  Then we lose our ability to track.  We lose our ability to gather information. So, I think we have to be careful.  Of course, it makes common sense to say that, if you're on a terrorist watch list, you shouldn't be able to go out and get a gun, although you will be able to get it illegally.”


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