CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Hosts ‘Voices From the Obama Years’ – Global Television Event Debuts Sunday, Jan. 01
‘Voices From the Obama Years’ premieres New Year's Day
December 29th, 2016
11:16 AM ET

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Hosts ‘Voices From the Obama Years’ – Global Television Event Debuts Sunday, Jan. 01

As President Obama finishes his term in office, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria hosts a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS to explore the President’s legacy through the voices of his closest aides – and in his own words.

Featuring an exclusive interview with President Obama, Zakaria revisits key moments from Mr. Obama’s tenure in office.  They discuss his achievements and regrets, and discuss how the weight of the most powerful office in the world leaves an impact on each occupant – and how, as president, he’s made critical decisions before him.

Voices From the Obama Years will premiere Sunday, Jan. 1 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.  The one-hour special will premiere on CNN/U.S. at 10:00am and encore at 1:00pm, and will air on CNN International at 7:00am, 3:00pm, and 10:00pm. FULL POST

President Obama's Exit Interview on CNN's "The Axe Files"
December 26th, 2016
10:15 AM ET

President Obama's Exit Interview on CNN's "The Axe Files"

President Barack Obama joined CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod for the latest episode of "The Axe Files," produced in partnership by CNN and The University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Read about their wide-ranging interview on CNN, listen in full and reference the transcript made available by CNN Politics.

Subscribe to The Axe Files in Apple Podcasts and at CNN.com/Podcast.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN Politics • Podcasts • Transcripts
2016 IS CNN’S MOST-WATCHED YEAR EVER
December 20th, 2016
03:42 PM ET

2016 IS CNN’S MOST-WATCHED YEAR EVER

CNN is #8 In All of Cable Prime Time; Highest Ranking Since 1995

Beats MSNBC Across the Board, With Biggest Advantage Since 2009

Closest to Fox News in Prime Time and Total Day Since 2008

CNN caps off the year with a major ratings milestone:  2016 was the network’s most-watched year ever among total viewers.  It’s also the second highest viewership on record among both total viewers and adults 25-54 in prime time (behind only 2008).

CNN will close out 2016 ranking #8 in ALL of cable in M-F prime time among total viewers, its highest ranking since 1995 (last year CNN ranked #24). FULL POST


Topics: CNN Press Releases • Ratings
CNN Films Premieres ‘NOW MORE THAN EVER: The History of Chicago’ on New Year’s Day
December 15th, 2016
11:32 AM ET

CNN Films Premieres ‘NOW MORE THAN EVER: The History of Chicago’ on New Year’s Day

Legendary rock group’s origins, hits, and challenges makes TV & streaming debut on Jan. 1, 2017

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CNN Films will premiere Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, about the rock supergroup, on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S., the network announced today.  The film’s debut presentation will be offered with limited commercial interruption.

In 2017, the band will mark 50 years of pop music success that includes 36 albums, yearly tours, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2016, two Grammy® award wins (including one for the band’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, for the Grammy® Hall of Fame in 2014), 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, an incredible 25 certified platinum albums, multiple American Music Awards, and more.  Band founders Robert Lamm (keyboards and vocals), Lee Loughnane (trumpet and vocals), James Pankow (trombone), and Walt Parazaider (woodwinds) remain from the original crew, making Chicago America’s rock band with the most longevity in history. FULL POST

Dangote Group extends long-term partnership with CNN as 'Africa’s Energy Surge' takes centre stage
December 15th, 2016
05:04 AM ET

Dangote Group extends long-term partnership with CNN as 'Africa’s Energy Surge' takes centre stage

Africa’s huge power-generating potential is the subject of a special series of reports airing on CNN International this week in a new sponsorship by Dangote Group as the conglomerate continues its multi-year partnership with the network.

The Africa’s Energy Surge reports air daily in flagship CNN International shows The CNNMoney View Nina Dos Santos and The World Right Now with Hala Gorani, and culminate in a special 30-minute show airing from Saturday 17 December. The reports and special show, which look at how Africa will meet the UN goal of universal electricity by 2030, are aligned with Dangote billboards and branding.

Utilising CNN Audience Insight Measurement (AIM), the digital sponsored content is targeted to reach business decision-makers, business travellers, investors, opinion leaders and c-suites – ensuring that Dangote’s message about the Group providing basic needs across Africa reaches relevant audiences at scale across multiple platforms. FULL POST

ANDERSON COOPER AND KATHY GRIFFIN RETURN TO CO-HOST CNN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE
December 14th, 2016
02:04 PM ET

ANDERSON COOPER AND KATHY GRIFFIN RETURN TO CO-HOST CNN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE

LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE BEGINNING AT 8P.M. (ET)

Back for their 10th year as co-hosts of CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin,” will air on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (ET)

At 12:30 a.m. (ET), Anderson and Kathy will hand off to Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin who will be counting down as the Central Time Zone rings in the New Year from The Spotted Cat Music Club in New Orleans.Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will ring in 2017 from New York City’s Times Square, along with CNN correspondents reporting from celebrations across the country. Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will be celebrating from New Orleans, Richard Quest will report from the energized crowds of Times Square, and Sara Sidner will be in Nashville’s Bicentennial Park for a live interview and performance with country superstar Keith Urban at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight. Gary Tuchman will toast from Miami’s famed Fontainebleau Hotel, Randi Kaye will be on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and HLN’s Lynn Smith celebrates from a pyrotechnic spectacular at Reunion Tower in Dallas. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
JEISON ARISTIZÁBAL NAMED THE 2016 CNN HERO OF THE YEAR
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Efren Penaflorida, Brad Ludden, Pushpa Basnet, Liz McCarthey, Umra Omar, Georhie Smith, Chad Pregracke, Sherri Franklin, Anderson Cooper, Jeison Aristizabal, Kelly Ripa, Harry Swimmer, Becca Stevens, Craig Dodson, Luma Mufleh, and Sheldon Smith pose onstage during the CNN Heroes Gala 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 11, 2016 in New York City..26362_013 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner
December 11th, 2016
11:32 PM ET

JEISON ARISTIZÁBAL NAMED THE 2016 CNN HERO OF THE YEAR

Pushpa Basnet is the 10th anniversary CNN Superhero

Jeison Aristizábal, who has spent the last 15 years working to change perceptions about physical and cognitive disabilities and give young people with disabilities a brighter future, has been named the 2016 Hero of the Year. Hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Kelly Ripa, the 10th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute aired live tonight from New York City.

Growing up in one of the poorest areas in Cali, Colombia with cerebral palsy, Aristizábal  has fought his entire life to overcome the obstacles in his way. His organization ASODISVALLE provides a range of free services that have helped transform the lives of nearly 3,000 young people with disabilities.

While accepting his award, he stated via a translator, “I can't believe it. Hello to Colombia, hello to all the families who have a child with a disability. I want to tell you that yes you can. You can dream and you can achieve your dreams. I want to say hello to all of my CNN Heroes colleagues. God bless you and there’s more work to do.” FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNNGO NAMED TO APPLE’S BEST OF 2016 LIST
December 9th, 2016
03:02 PM ET

CNNGO NAMED TO APPLE’S BEST OF 2016 LIST

CNNgo, CNN’s revolutionary news-watching experience that offers live CNN broadcasts and on demand content, was named to Apple’s Best of 2016 list for Apple TV apps. The honor showcases the year’s most innovative apps, and celebrates the engaging and seamless experience offered to Apple TV users. 

CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is available on CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and Android TV.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN DIGITAL • CNNgo
CNN PRESENTS: "CNN SUPERHERO: ABOVE AND BEYOND"
December 8th, 2016
01:29 PM ET

CNN PRESENTS: "CNN SUPERHERO: ABOVE AND BEYOND"

A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING FIVE PREVIOUS CNN HEROES OF THE YEAR

HOSTED BY ANDERSON COOPER

SPECIAL KICKS OFF AN ONLINE VOTE TO SELECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY CNN SUPERHERO

AIRS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 10PM/ET

In a one-hour special, CNN visits with five previous CNN Heroes of the Year to see how their lives have changed and organizations have grown since being honored. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, CNN Superhero: Above and Beyond airs Friday, December 9th at 10PM/ET and will simulcast on CNNI.

The five previous Heroes of the Year are:


Topics: CNN Heroes
CNN's Fareed Zakaria on President Obama's legacy at 2:45pmET on Facebook Live
Fareed Zakaria's primetime special debuts TONIGHT at 9pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. & CNN International
December 7th, 2016
12:44 PM ET

CNN's Fareed Zakaria on President Obama's legacy at 2:45pmET on Facebook Live

Today at 2:45pm, join CNN's Fareed Zakaria for a Facebook Live discussion on President Barack Obama's legacy: https://www.facebook.com/cnn

Tonight, Zakaria hosts the two-hour 'The Legacy of Barack Obama,' beginning at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. & CNN International.

Viewers can read Zakaria's op/ed on what history may say about the 44th President of the United States: http://cnn.it/2gCGOFK

Preview the special here: http://President Obama on race

 

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