CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM
August 16th, 2017
01:27 PM ET

CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM

CNN International, which reaches more than 354 million television households around the world, will expand its presence in the U.S. by launching on SiriusXM beginning Thursday, August 17.

CNN International will be available through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, online at, and select SiriusXM radios on channel 454.

With a distinctive programming lineup featuring renowned journalists such as Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and Hala Gorani, CNN International offers in-depth reporting and analysis of news from around the world. FULL POST

August 16th, 2017
09:27 AM ET


Hosted by Bill Weir

One-hour special airs Friday, August 18th at 9PM/ET

In 140 characters—multiplied across thousands of tweets—President Donald Trump has revolutionized the flow of communication from the nation’s highest office.  As a reality TV star, he experienced firsthand the reach and marketing potential of social media and then leveraged it in running a successful and unprecedented presidential campaign. Today, his Twitter use is also at the center of constant controversy.
In a one-hour special report “Twitter & Trump,” host Bill Weir explores the evolution of President Trump’s Twitter use from its very beginnings to becoming a political weapon in the insult filled primaries to his use of the medium as President, where it has generated very different reactions from his opponents and supporters.


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CNN and Volvo Present the Solar Eclipse in an Unprecedented 360° Virtual Reality Live-Stream
Visit on Monday, August 21st at 1pm ET to experience "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" 
August 14th, 2017
11:06 AM ET

CNN and Volvo Present the Solar Eclipse in an Unprecedented 360° Virtual Reality Live-Stream

CNN and Volvo Cars USA will present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1PM ET on August 21, 2017.

The astronomical and historic virtual reality event will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at, CNN’s mobile apps, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus via Samsung VR, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.

"CNN's Eclipse of the Century" will allow users to witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States for the first time in nearly 40 years. The live show, hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, will harness stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, that will capture seven 'total eclipse' moments – stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.

While only a fraction of the country will be able to witness the total eclipse in-person, CNN's immersive livestream will enable viewers nationwide to "go there" virtually and experience a moment in history, seven times over. The livestream will be enhanced by real-time graphics, close-up views of the sun, and experts from the science community joining along the way to explain the significance of this phenomenon.

As part of Volvo’s partnership with CNN, four of the seven live-streams will feature branded content produced by CNN’s brand studio Courageous for Volvo and integrate 2018 Volvo XC60s specially outfitted with advanced 360° cameras. The groundbreaking live 360° content by Volvo will spotlight four influencers in different locations, sharing their unique perspective and excitement for the future as they witness the solar eclipse from helicopters and road tours along the narrow path of totality. For more on Volvo’s partnership with CNN centered on the 2017 total solar eclipse, visit

Additionally, on television, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers will explain the science behind the solar eclipse, its course and timing; and CNN correspondent Alex Marquardt will profile the excitement around the historical event. CNN correspondents will report live from locations across the path of the solar eclipse, with Marquardt in Oregon for the start, Stephanie Elam in Missouri, Martin Savidge in Tennessee, and Kaylee Hartung in South Carolina.

For more information visit, and tune in to experience the event on August 21, 2017 at 1pm ET.

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Appear at an Exclusive CNN Town Hall
August 14th, 2017
10:00 AM ET

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Appear at an Exclusive CNN Town Hall



Washington, D.C. –August 14 – House Speaker Paul Ryan will appear in an exclusive, prime time CNN Town Hall Monday, August 21 at 9pmET/PT, where he will take questions from constituents living in his southeast Wisconsin congressional district.

Anchor Jake Tapper will moderate the live event from Racine, Wisconsin, as Ryan prepares to return to Capitol Hill to address looming deadlines on the 2018 federal budget and the need to address the debt ceiling. These legislative “must dos” come as the House Speaker is working to try and pass tax reform and an infrastructure package – massive undertakings that President Donald Trump has stated are priorities for his administration. Ryan is also expected to outline House Republicans priorities for the fall.


Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28
Fareed Zakaria's special available now on demand for cable and satellite systems and via CNNgo
August 10th, 2017
02:59 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28

Fareed Zakaria's WHY TRUMP WON is available now for viewing on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.

This CNN Special Report will broadcast Monday, Aug. 28 at 9:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.  In addition to the encore telecasts, the special will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo on Aug. 28  (at and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.

WHY TRUMP WON tells the story of the signals pointing to Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, that many missed, but were there all along.  Zakaria who points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win.

WHY TRUMP WON also features statistician and author Nate Silver (The Signal and the Noise, 2012); David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party; conservative culture columnist and author, David Brooks (The Road to Character, 2016); political historian and author, Thomas Frank (Listen, Liberal: Or, What Every Happened to the Party of the People?, 2017); journalist and author George Packer (The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, 2014); and Trump ghost writer Tony Schwartz (Trump: The Art of the Deal, 1989).

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HLN Bolsters Live News Programming Lineup with Premieres of Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp on August 21
August 7th, 2017
10:10 AM ET

HLN Bolsters Live News Programming Lineup with Premieres of Carol Costello and S.E. Cupp on August 21

‘Across America with Carol Costello’ (11am ET) and ‘S.E. Cupp Unfiltered’ (7pm ET) Join the Network

HLN adds two dynamic personalities to its live programming lineup it was announced today by Ken Jautz, EVP, CNN. Launching Monday, August 21, Carol Costello brings her journalistic prowess to “Across America with Carol Costello” (Monday – Friday, 11a – 1p ET) and S.E. Cupp delivers her candid point-of-view nightly on “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” (Monday – Thursday, 7p – 8p ET).  FULL POST

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August 1st, 2017
01:38 PM ET


Beats MSNBC for 37th Straight Month

2017 Pacing to be CNN’s Highest on Record in Total Day and Second Highest since 2008 in Primetime

CNN was the #2 cable news network in Total Day in July, beating MSNBC for the 37th consecutive month in the demo adults 25-54. That is CNN’s longest winning streak over MSNBC in more than seven years (dating back to January 2010).

CNN also beat MSNBC in daytime, with a 22% advantage. That is the 41st consecutive month that CNN has beaten MSNBC in daytime among adults 25-54.

In addition, CNN was the #1 network in cable news in weekend prime time (8-11 pm) among adults 25-54, largely on the strength of its CNN Original Series (The Nineties, The History of Comedy and Declassified).

Fox News in July posted its lowest monthly share of the Total Day cable news audience among total viewers in six years.

Year to date, 2017 is pacing to be CNN’s highest on record in Total Day among total viewers and highest among 25-54 since 2003.  2017 is also pacing to be CNN’s second largest audience since 2008 in primetime among 25-54 and total viewers.


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