THE MESSY TRUTH RETURNS TO CNN ON FEB. 10
BILL MAHER TO JOIN VAN JONES FOR LIVE ONE-HOUR TOWN HALL
Washington, D.C.—Feb. 2, 2017—The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN on Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Jones will moderate a conversation between comedian, author, and television personality, Bill Maher, host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and a live studio audience.
The special will take a look at Maher’s history as a major influencer with more than 20 years on television as an outspoken voice in American politics and culture. Less than one month since President Trump has taken office, Jones will lead a timely discussion with Maher and audience members on the administration’s recent Executive Orders, Supreme Court nominee, Cabinet appointments and where America is heading moving forward.
The Messy Truth will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116. The Town Hall will also be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.
# # #
CNN TO HOST DEBATE NIGHT WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND TED CRUZ ON FEB. 7
JAKE TAPPER AND DANA BASH TO MODERATE LIVE TOWN HALL DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF OBAMACARE
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Feb. 1, 2017— CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a Town Hall Debate with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz on the future of Obamacare at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
President Donald Trump has made repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act one of his top priorities while Congressional Democrats are opposed. Sanders, an opponent of repealing Obamacare, and Cruz, a supporter of the President’s healthcare agenda, will join Tapper and Bash to debate the fate of former President Barack Obama's signature legislation and the GOP’s approach to healthcare.
Sanders and Cruz, runners-up for their respective presidential party nominations, will also field questions from voters around the country at the Town Hall Debate, taking place at The George Washington University.
The 90-minute event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM.
# # #
CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced today CNN’s new dayside lineup effective February 6th. John Berman and Poppy Harlow will co-anchor CNN Newsroom from 9-11:00am, replacing Carol Costello who moved to HLN. Berman co-anchored Early Start for the past five years and At This Hour since 2015 and Harlow has been a CNN weekend anchor since 2015. CNN’s Kate Bolduan will now be the sole anchor of At This Hour at 11:00am.
Dave Briggs will join CNN in February as co-anchor of Early Start alongside Christine Romans. Briggs was the co-anchor of Weekend Fox & Friends for five years, most recently co-hosted a program on the NBC Sports Network and was also a CNBC contributor.
CNN ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF STEPHEN MOORE AS NETWORK CONTRIBUTOR
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 31 – CNN announced today the addition of economist Stephen Moore as a contributor for the network. Moore will serve as a Senior Economics Analyst for CNN providing in-depth analysis, historical perspective, and expert commentary on current political and economic topics and financial issues facing the country and world. Moore was a Senior Economic Adviser for Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and is a New York Times best-selling author, Heritage Foundation economist, regular contributor for The Wall Street Journal and former member of the Journal’s editorial board, and most recently served as a commentator for Fox News. Moore is an alumnus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his master’s in economics from George Mason University.
# # #
CNN ANNOUNCES WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ASSIGNMENTS
Washington, D.C. – Jan. 18 – Today, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced the following assignments for the network’s Washington, D.C. based correspondents.
Primetime Town Halls to Air Live at 9pmET
The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN for two nights, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9pmET.
On Jan. 11, Jones will moderate conversations with Americans to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and look ahead to the Trump Presidential Inauguration. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will also join the conversation and take questions from the audience.
The Town Halls will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.
The Messy Truth will also be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.
LARRY DAVID PROMO: https://youtu.be/sC46x-tu55E
New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Comedy Icons
Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David and Betty White among others
NEW YORK – Jan. 4, 2017 – The History of Comedy, executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), will premiere Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, following a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Using archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars, the new eight-part CNN Original Series explores what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history. FULL POST
PRIMETIME EVENT WILL BE MODERATED BY CNN ANCHOR JAKE TAPPER ON THURSDAY, JAN. 12 AT 9PM ET
CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper will sit down with House Speaker Paul Ryan for a primetime Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET live from George Washington University.
Just one week before President-elect Trump’s Inauguration, Speaker Ryan will discuss the House Republican's “Better Way” agenda for the new administration and field questions from audience members regarding the GOP’s strategy for the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.
The one-hour event will air on CNN, CNN International, and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.