'Winning Post' host Aly Vance at Chantilly
June 30th, 2016
12:07 PM ET


Winning Post

Saturday 23 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Sunday 24 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Thursday 28 July at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 30 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 31 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Duration: 30 Minutes

‘Winning Post’ in July, hosted by Aly Vance (pictured) examines the heartlands of racing, questioning what it is that sets Ascot, Chantilly and Newmarket apart.

The five days of Royal Ascot attract racing enthusiasts from around the globe and, whilst it has never claimed to be a ‘Heartland of Racing’ as such, it is considered by most to be the most prestigious meet of the year.

A national institution, with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance every day, Vance examines how Royal Ascot became the centrepiece of the British social calendar and a spectacle of fashion and style. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNN Preview • Sanjay Gupta
CNN to Host Town Hall with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on July 12
June 30th, 2016
09:24 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on July 12


CNN will host an exclusive one-hour town hall with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at 9pm ET on Tuesday, July 12 in New York City just days before the Republican National Convention.

Speaker Ryan will field questions from Tapper and audience members regarding the current state of the Republican Party, the House GOP policy agenda and his strategy to keep the House come November.

The event will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, and will be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

Topics: 2016 Election • Jake Tapper
June 28th, 2016
02:11 PM ET


Posts Double-Digit Growth in Each Key Daypart, Every Weekday Program

Dominates MSNBC in Total Day, Prime and Dayside

 #1 on Weekends

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, The Lead with Jake Tapper,

State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS

All Rank #1 in June

CNN was the number-two rated cable news network for the second quarter of 2016, which ended Sunday. CNN finished a strong number two among total viewers and adults 25-54 in both total day and prime time. It was the ninth consecutive quarter that CNN has finished in second place in total day among both demos and in prime time among adults 25-54, once again far ahead of third place MSNBC.

CNN continues to narrow the gap with Fox News. Among adults 25-54 in prime time in the second quarter, CNN finished just 9% behind Fox News (324k vs 358k). That is the fourth smallest quarterly deficit on record.  And among adults 25-54 in total day, CNN finished 12% behind Fox News (190k vs 217k), the smallest quarterly deficit since 2008.

This quarter, CNN had double-digit growth across every key daypart and every weekday program compared to last year.  Among the Top 40 cable networks vs. a year ago in total day, CNN is posting the second largest growth in both adults 25-54 and total viewers.

CNN’s dayside programming (9am-4pm) had a significant advantage over MSNBC this quarter:  +35% more total viewers and a +61% advantage among adults 25-54 - also growing double-digits compared to a year ago.


Topics: CNN • Ratings
Meet Nitya Chambers, CNN's New VP of Premium Content
June 27th, 2016
02:02 PM ET

Meet Nitya Chambers, CNN's New VP of Premium Content

Meet Nitya Chambers — CNN’s VP of Premium Content.  Nitya joins CNN from Threespot, a full service digital agency based in Washington, D.C., where she served as Director of Content Strategy. In her time at Threespot, she led teams to create powerful digital experiences for clients like the National Park Service, PBS Newshour, Smithsonian, WomenStrong International, and Zero to Three. Prior to that, Nitya worked for ABC News Digital and at “Nightline."

In her new role with CNN, Nitya will work with the executive editors of premium content verticals such as Style, Travel, Arabic, Media & Entertainment, and Health to execute editorial strategy and liaise with the network's sales, product, tech-dev and newsgathering teams. Nitya will report to CNN’s SVP of Premium Content Ed O’Keefe when she starts in late July.

Until then, give her a shout on Twitter @nityavc and check out her Q&A below.

What is premium content and how will you VP it?

Premium content is the story of how we live our lives. Areas like Style, Travel, Health, and Entertainment are reflections of our collective tastes. They speak volumes about who we are right now, and how we're willing to spend our time and money. There's a lot to learn from the successes of CNN Politics and CNNMoney, and I'm excited to be part of the team that applies those lessons to premium content. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Digital
June 24th, 2016
02:00 AM ET


Sweeps Every Category in May: Visitors, Video, Views & Minutes

May 2016 marked the 15th straight month that CNN Politics was the Web’s most-consumed producer of political news and information.  The network posted triple-digit gains over the previous year and easily topped every competitor in every traffic category.  Up across the board over April 2016, CNN politics posted 31 million unique multiplatform visitors, 79 million video starts, nearly 260 million multiplatform views and 681 million minutes of consumption time.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors
Doubling the traffic of nearly every competitor, CNN Politics attracted an audience of 31 million unique visitors across platforms in May 2016 – up 135% vs. the prior year and +11% over the previous month.

31 mm: CNN Politics

  • 18 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 16 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 14.2 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 14.1 mm:
  • 10 mm: The Hill

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, May 2015 – May 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.


Transcript:  CNN Libertarian Town Hall moderated by Chris Cuomo
CNN Libertarian Town Hall at Time Warner Center in New York, hosted by Chris Cuomo.
June 22nd, 2016
11:38 PM ET

Transcript: CNN Libertarian Town Hall moderated by Chris Cuomo


CUOMO: Good evening, and welcome to the CNN Libertarian town hall. This is your chance to get to know the candidates behind a party and a movement that's not only alive this election season, but growing.


ANNOUNCER: In the year of the outsider, he's looking for the inside track.

JOHNSON: How about a skeptic at the table?

ANNOUNCER: In a time of big talk, he's promising straight talk.

JOHNSON: I tell the truth. I am not a liar.

ANNOUNCER: To the idea of more government promises, he's promising less.

JOHNSON: Let people make decisions in their own lives.

ANNOUNCER: Libertarian Gary Johnson, running mate Bill Weld, two former governors, one governing philosophy.

JOHNSON: We are fiscally conservative, over the top. We're socially liberal.

ANNOUNCER: The question this year: Can it win the day?

JOHNSON: Understand the opportunity, please.

ANNOUNCER: Or could they tip the race?

JOHNSON: It's your choice.

ANNOUNCER: The unconventional choice in the least conventional race on record facing your questions tonight.



CUOMO: All right. Welcome to all of you who are joining us here in the audience in New York, across the country, and around the world. Just so you know, we're being simulcast tonight on CNN International, CNN en Espanol, CNN Go, and SiriusXM satellite channel 116.


Topics: 2016 Election • Chris Cuomo • CNN • CNN Politics • Transcripts
'Supercharged' host Nicki Shields (left) with Sir Richard Branson
June 21st, 2016
10:06 AM ET



Sunday 10 July at 1830 BST / 1930 CET

Monday 11 July at 0100 BST / 0200 CET; 0430 BST / 0530 CET and 1000 BST / 1100 CET

Tuesday 12 July at 1030 BST / 1130 CET

Wednesday 13 July at 0430 BST / 0530 CET

Duration: 30 Minutes

As the Formula E season concludes in July, ‘Supercharged’, hosted by Nicki Shields (pictured, left), is at the heart of the action as the all-electric motorsport championship is decided by a two-race weekend in London’s Battersea Park.

With just one point between the top two contenders for the second season trophy, this episode of ‘Supercharged’ features both drivers as they prepare for the ultimate showdown.

Brazilian driver Lucas Di Grassi (pictured, right) demonstrates the Formula E Simulator – an important exercise in getting to know the Battersea track before the weekend’s racing, as drivers are unable to practice in advance of the race.

‘Supercharged’ also hears from Sebastien Buemi, who is just one point behind in the driver standings. The Swiss driver explains the art of overtaking in Formula E to the programme, with Buemi seeking to overtake his rivals on the track in Battersea and catch Di Grassi on the driver leaderboard.

Over the course of a season, Formula E transports 200 tonnes over 51000 km – and the sport does this while trying to maintain its green credentials. ‘Supercharged’ examines the logistics of the sport speaking to Formula E’s CEO Alejandro Agag, plus logistics manager Pier-Luigi Ferrari, who explains the size and scale of the operation.

Shields is chauffeured to the London races in full electric style: Mahindra drivers Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna pick her up in an E2O car and drive her across London to make it to Battersea Park.

At the circuit, ‘Supercharged’ hears from Sir Richard Branson, who owns the DS Virgin team. Branson tells the programme why electric cars are part of the future of our cities, and why he is such an advocate of Formula E.

One of Branson’s drivers, British-born Sam Bird, takes Shields on a track walk of the Battersea circuit, to explain his strategy for the race. Fighting to hold 3rd place, Bird has everything to drive for on home soil.












Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNN Preview • Living Golf • Richard Quest
Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International
June 20th, 2016
04:03 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's WHY THEY HATE US encores TONIGHT at 9p ET on CNN/U.S. & CNN International

CNN's Fareed Zakaria hosts a special, updated presentation of WHY THEY HATE US tonight on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.

“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week.  What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against America - and against their own countrymen - to commit murderous attacks?  Zakaria explores the roots of the rage – and challenges experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even those who say they want to kill us – for answers to whether America can do anything to stop the bloodshed.

Zakaria also explores why modernity is perceived by violent jihadis as a threat to Islam to be met with bloodshed – including violence against other Muslims – in a new editorial, "Why they hate us."


Live from LA, "Michaela" debuts July 11, on HLN
June 20th, 2016
11:19 AM ET

Live from LA, "Michaela" debuts July 11, on HLN

Three-Hour Weekday News Show Hosted by Michaela Pereira Airs 10 am ET

HLN’s new three-hour daily news program, hosted by seasoned journalist Michaela Pereira, premieres July 11.  Pereira brings her news acumen, effervescent personality and POV to HLN in a new show, titled “Michaela.” Live from CNN’s Los Angeles bureau, the show airs from 10am-1pm ET/7-10 am PT.

Setting itself apart from the competition, “Michaela" is the only national morning news program broadcast from Los Angeles. “Michaela” has an upbeat vibe with issue driven conversation, lively guests and breaking news. “Michaela” explores the conversation about the people and passion that drive the day’s headlines.  FULL POST

Johnson tries to draw distinction between supporting and endorsing Trump
June 19th, 2016
12:08 PM ET

Johnson tries to draw distinction between supporting and endorsing Trump

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, joined CNN's chief political correspondent Dana Bash, to discuss endorsing/supporting Donald Trump, the letter he penned to Facebook and more.

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

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

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Johnson on delegate uprising “anything can happen”: [BASH] And joining me now is Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.  First question, senator, is do you support the idea that convention delegates should be able to vote their conscience, be unbound if they are currently bound to vote for Donald trump? [JOHNSON] Well, good morning, Dana.  I'm not a delegate.  I really do not know.  Nobody can really predict what's going to be the outcome of our nomination process.  I know there's a number of movements afoot. I'm not part of that process.  I have my own race here in Wisconsin.  I’m going to concentrate on the areas of agreement, growing our economy, strengthening our military, defeating ISIS, securing our borders, making sure that we have judges appointed to the Supreme Court.  So those are the issues, you know, economic growth so that we have - create better opportunities for the American public for the folks here in Wisconsin.  I mean, that’s the think I’m going to concentrate on.

Johnson on if he will support Donald Trump: [BASH] According to a paper from your home state you said just before an event last month "I’m going to certainly endorse the Republican nominee and obviously it looks like that will be Mr. Trump." Have you endorsed him? [JOHNSON]  It has been my intention to support the Republican nominee.  And again nobody can predict the outcome of this thing.  So I think things remain reasonably uncertain.  But is my intention to support – [BASH]  So are you endorsing Mr. Trump right now? [JOHNSON]  I intend to support the Republican nominee and certainly support the areas of agreement, growing our economy, defeating ISIS, strengthening our military, securing our border.  I mean, those - no two people agree 100 percent on everything.  So I'll support the areas of agreement? [BASH]  Support but not endorse, what's the difference? [JOHNSON]  Well to me endorsement is a big embrace.  It basically shows that I pretty well agree with an individual on almost everything.  That's not necessarily be the case with our nominee, so I’ll certainly be an independent voice where I disagree with a particular nominee.  I'll voice it, whether it's Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or anybody else.  I'll voice those disagreements and I’ll certainly support the areas of agreement.

Johnson on Facebook’s cooperation on terror investigations : [BASH] And senator, three days after the Orlando shootings last week you wrote a letter to Facebook to CEO Mark Zuckerberg - Zuckerberg, forgive me - and you asked the company to turn over material relating to the accounts linked to the Orlando shooter because he was posting on that site during the attack.  Has Mark Zuckerberg or anybody from Facebook responded? [JOHNSON]  Yes.  I’m sure Facebook is going to be cooperative.  They've been cooperative in the past.  They've been doing very innovative - taking very innovative efforts trying to counter ISIS' vile and barbaric use of social media.  So I view Facebook as a real partner in this.

Topics: 2016 Election • Transcripts
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