CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY
April 21st, 2017
02:39 PM ET

CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY

Fans Can Also Enjoy Soundtracks: The B Side on Apple Podcasts and Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists on Apple Music

NEW YORK – APRIL 21, 2017 – The new CNN Original Series, “Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History,” from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), is now available exclusively to own on iTunes. A Season Pass of the eight-part docuseries that explores the music tied to iconic moments in history is available at iTunes.com/CNNSoundtracks for $14.99, including exclusive bonus interviews. Fans can download the premiere episode for free now, and each subsequent episode will be available on iTunes the day after linear premiere. New episodes of Soundtracks premiere Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24
April 18th, 2017
11:20 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH ON APRIL 24

ANDERSON COOPER TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 18 – CNN will host a Town Hall with Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET.

Kasich will discuss his take on Trump’s first 100 days in office, his reflections from the 2016 campaign, and his hopes for the future as outlined in his book, Two Paths, America Divided or United. 

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Town Hall between the governor and a live studio audience in New York.

The live event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM. 

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Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent
April 17th, 2017
09:09 AM ET

Kaylee Hartung Joins CNN As News Correspondent

Kaylee Hartung joins CNN as a news correspondent based in Atlanta effective immediately, the network announced today. She will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.

Prior to joining CNN, Hartung was a sports reporter for ESPN, where she worked live events, regularly appeared on SportsCenter and contributed to the network’s coverage of the College Football Playoffs, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments and the College World Series. In 2016, she reported on the death of Vanderbilt University baseball pitcher Donny Everett and the flooding of her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her five years with ESPN, she also hosted and reported for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

Before ESPN, Hartung spent five years in the CBS News Washington bureau. She produced, photographed and edited reports for CBSNews.com. She also worked as an associate producer for Face the Nation and assistant to the program’s then-host Bob Schieffer, preparing research for Schieffer’s 2008 presidential debate and campaign coverage in 2008 and 2012. FULL POST

CNN Launches New Digital Venture "Explore Parts Unknown”
April 5th, 2017
07:38 AM ET

CNN Launches New Digital Venture "Explore Parts Unknown”

Explore Parts Unknown is a mobile-first immersive guide featuring original stories and video, premium photography, and engaging interactives inspired by the Emmy-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. The experience will allow users to recreate Anthony Bourdain's journeys and dive deeper into the people, places, and stories he’s encountered.

Explore Parts Unknown is an editorial partnership between CNN and Roads & Kingdoms – an independent journal of food, politics, travel and culture based in New York and Barcelona. Together, we have built a digital universe for the Bourdain super-fan, enabling you to learn what Tony knows, go where he went, eat what he ate, and drink what he drank. Born from Bourdain’s contagious passion for culture, food, travel and adventure, Explore Parts Unknown highlights our shared obsessions: authentic food, culture, people, travel; continuing the conversations Tony starts beyond the TV screen. FULL POST

CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET
March 29th, 2017
02:51 PM ET

CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET

New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Music Legends Including Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon and Pat Benatar among others  

Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists Available Only on Apple Music

 NEW YORK – March 29, 2017 – Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), will premiere Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 p.m. ET on CNN. The new eight-part, hour-long CNN Original Series explores the music tied to pivotal moments in history. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall – every episode will illuminate how music has played an integral role in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history. Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz (Seven Bucks Productions), Joshua Bennett and Mira Chang (Show of Force), and Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox (CNN) also serve as executive producers. FULL POST

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CNN to Air Special Program The Axe Files with David Axelrod on Saturday, April 1
March 29th, 2017
09:17 AM ET

CNN to Air Special Program The Axe Files with David Axelrod on Saturday, April 1

CNN TO AIR SPECIAL PROGRAM THE AXE FILES WITH DAVID AXELROD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1

CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod will bring his popular podcast, The Axe Files, to television for the first time on CNN at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Axelrod will sit down with former political rival Senator John McCain for a one-hour special to take a look back at his career and discuss current issues including national security and America’s role in the world.

The Axe Files podcast is co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and by CNN and is available at CNN.com/Podcasts, through the Institute of Politics website at politics.uchicago.edu, and through dozens of podcast apps for Apple and Android phones.

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MEET THE ISIS SOLDIER NEXT DOOR IN NEW CNN DOCUMENTARY 'ISIS: BEHIND THE MASK'
March 27th, 2017
04:18 PM ET

MEET THE ISIS SOLDIER NEXT DOOR IN NEW CNN DOCUMENTARY 'ISIS: BEHIND THE MASK'

New primetime special from Clarissa Ward premieres Friday, March 31 at 10pm ET
on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

He plays video games, hangs out with his friends and even collects welfare payments from his home country of Belgium. On the outside, 28-year-old Younnes Delefortrie looks like many young Belgians, but this former altar boy joined ISIS in Syria and now he’s back on the streets of Belgium.

“I’m not a Belgian, I am Muslim. Every Muslim in the world, even if he has a beard from one meter to one millimeter, has to believe in caliphate,” says Delefortrie.

CNN senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward has a rare, unfiltered look at the life and mind of an ISIS soldier. ISIS: Behind the Mask premieres Friday, March 31 at 10pm ET on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.    FULL POST


Topics: Clarissa Ward • CNN Press Releases • ISIS
Fujitsu champions high-tech innovation with new campaign on CNN and sponsorship of ‘Made In Japan’
March 22nd, 2017
04:51 AM ET

Fujitsu champions high-tech innovation with new campaign on CNN and sponsorship of ‘Made In Japan’

Fujitsu, the multi-national information technology equipment and services company, is partnering with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) for an exclusive media campaign to reach international business audiences. The multi-platform advertising and sponsorship campaign combines the scale of CNN’s TV platform with precision targeting on CNN Digital and positions Fujitsu as the exclusive sponsor across all platforms for CNN’s ‘Made In Japan’ programming, which starts this week.

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CNN to Host Town Hall with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 15
March 10th, 2017
05:46 PM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 15

CNN TO HOST EXCLUSIVE HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL WITH HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE ON MARCH 15 

WOLF BLITZER AND DANA BASH TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 10 – CNN will host a Town Hall with recently-confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price moderated by anchor Wolf Blitzer and chief political correspondent Dana Bash on Wednesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET.

One week after Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Blitzer and Bash will moderate a timely conversation with Secretary Price and a live studio audience to discuss the GOP’s proposed Affordable Health Care Act in New York City.

With health care emerging as one of the most pressing issues for both Capitol Hill and the Trump administration, Secretary Price will address questions from Americans affected by the GOP’s proposed changes, including shifting tax credits, the potential for rolling back Medicaid, and the future of individual mandates.

The live event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM.

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CNN Digital Debuts its Virtual Reality Unit: CNNVR
March 7th, 2017
09:03 AM ET

CNN Digital Debuts its Virtual Reality Unit: CNNVR

CNN announced today the official launch of CNNVR – a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform within CNN Digital.

The global team with footprints in New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing, will cover major news events in stunning 360 video, transport users to the front row of global events through VR live streams, and produce weekly virtual reality experiences – starting today with a mesmerizing journey into the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

In this endeavor, CNN is activating a new virtual reality platform, making it easier than ever to access this dynamic storytelling medium on every device, including:

  • Mobile
    • CNN’s iOS and Android apps are now activating 360 video, making CNN the third largest mobile VR app – behind only Facebook and YouTube.
  • Desktop
    • CNN.com/VR now showcases journeys to Indonesia, Tibet, Iraq and beyond, opening up VR content on the #1 digital news site.
  • VR headsets
    • CNNVR’s groundbreaking 360 content is distributed across all major headsets: Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift and Google Daydream – a combined audience of over 5 million users.

Over the past year, CNN has experimented with VR, producing more than 50 news stories in high-quality 360 video, giving viewers a deeper understanding of the devastation of Aleppo, a front row view of the U.S. Inauguration and a chance to experience the thrill of skydiving – in total, generating more than 30 million views of 360 content on Facebook alone.

Today, this new dedicated team is committed to harnessing the power of virtual reality to transport our audience inside the stories we tell all around the globe.

Whenever news breaks, and wherever amazing stories unfold, CNNVR will transport our audience closer than ever before and on every device available.

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