CNN Debuts an Oscar Video Project “Creators”
February 21st, 2017
09:32 AM ET

CNN Debuts an Oscar Video Project “Creators”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker – You know their work, now hear their stories.

CNN Entertainment sat down with with some of Hollywood's most talented actors and Oscar-nominees to discuss their path to success, creative approach to filmmaking and their inspiration. 

Explore the series of intimate videos from 2017 Oscar nominated artists at cnn.com/specials/entertainment/creators.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • Entertainment
CNN To Host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate on Feb. 22
February 17th, 2017
04:18 PM ET

CNN To Host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate on Feb. 22

Dana Bash and Chris Cuomo Moderate Debate with Democratic National Committee Chair Candidates

CNN will host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate with candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will moderate the primetime event live from the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia just days before the Democratic Party chooses a new national leader. The candidates will debate their visions and strategies for the 2018 midterm elections, how to rebuild the Democratic Party and the role of the DNC under the Trump administration.

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 Politics brings you COVER/LINE
February 17th, 2017
01:19 PM ET

CNN Politics brings you COVER/LINE

CNN Politics announced today the debut of COVER/LINE, your way to experience politics like Washington does – behind the scenes when the mics are turned off, by CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz. COVER/LINE will not only be your new favorite lunch date, providing you with a daily dose of politics meets pop culture, it will also bring you a weekly podcast and Instagram updates.

With Bennett’s background in fashion and lifestyle, and Schwarz’s background in entertainment, COVER/LINE offers a unique take on traditional political news by covering Washington through the lens of culture and entertainment, brought to you on three different platforms.

Catch COVER/LINE’s first issue launching on February 21, and listen to their podcast weekly starting on February 24, at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.

Subscribe here and follow COVER/LINE:
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CNN Presents "The First Time I Realized I was Black…”
February 10th, 2017
01:28 PM ET

CNN Presents "The First Time I Realized I was Black…”

In W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, he talks about the first time he realized his skin color made him different. CNN has turned that simple narrative into a powerful compilation of personal stories on race.

Featuring over 25 celebrities and artists like Doug E Fresh, Jason George, Montel Williams and CNN talent like Kamau Bell, Van Jones, Don Lemon, Sara Sidner and Stephanie Elam, the project showcases some of the most prominent voices and their stories about the moment they realized they were black – and how their skin color affected how people saw or treated them.

Explore the interactive featuring animated videos and opinion pieces online and across CNN’s television and social platforms.

Follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #realizediwasblack

CNN Now Available on Google Home
February 9th, 2017
10:22 AM ET

CNN Now Available on Google Home

Google Home owners now have access to CNN through the first Action that delivers topic-based TV coverage in near-real time on the device. 

The CNN “Action” features audio news straight from CNN’s world-class anchors and reporters around the globe. Content from the likes of Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and John King are available as soon as 5 minutes after broadcast. The Action helps users quickly discover the latest stories CNN is covering and dive into any one of them for CNN’s full broadcast audio coverage powered by CNNgo.

“We’re excited to grow CNN’s suite of products in the voice services space by bringing our real-time, conversational news experience to Google Home,” said Joshua Silverboard, Sr. Director for Emerging Products at CNN.  “Google Home and other voice platforms like it are creating new paths to bring personal, engaging experiences to our audiences. Our custom action on Google Home and the platform that powers it are early in their evolution, but this product is a great example of CNN’s continued efforts to reach and engage our audiences in unique ways, wherever they are.”

Google Home owners can receive the latest top news stories from CNN by simply speaking phrases like, “OK Google, let me talk to CNN”; “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest stories.”; or “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest on President Trump.”

The new action compliments CNN’s previously launched Narrated News on Google Home, which features a daily morning and evening audio news briefing on the latest headlines in three minutes or less. CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is also available on Amazon Alexa, CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. 

CNNMoney Presents The American Dream: New York
February 6th, 2017
11:08 AM ET

CNNMoney Presents The American Dream: New York

Is the American Dream still possible?

In CNNMoney’s new multi-part documentary series, The American Dream: New York, CNN correspondent Cristina Alesci speaks to New York’s most successful offspring to find out how living in New York during the first half of the twentieth century shaped their drive for success.

The project features J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, hip-hop legend Russell Simmons and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Each person reveals the obstacles they faced, the heroes who inspired them and the relentless ambition that drove them to succeed against all odds. While their careers, talents and individual narratives are all different, what unites them are a common origin and a passion for preserving the ability of future generations to rise like they did.

The full series is available online with accompanying articles, on CNNgo and will air on CNN International.


Topics: CNN DIGITAL • CNNMoney
January 26th, 2017
09:27 AM ET

CNN takes to the New York Stock Exchange, with new show: Quest Express

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  • New Richard Quest show to air daily ahead of Quest Means Business

  • CNNMoney with Maggie Lake also moves to the NYSE

CNN International is launching a new daily business show, presented by Richard Quest, live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Quest Express will air weekdays at 5pm GMT, from 30 January.  The 30-minute show will offer a quick-fire briefing on the latest market movements and business stories, building a bridge between the close of the European trading day, the opening of the markets in New York, and the start of the business day in Silicon Valley.

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CNNMoney Switzerland to launch as country’s first national English-language business channel
January 22nd, 2017
02:00 AM ET

CNNMoney Switzerland to launch as country’s first national English-language business channel

CNN International Commercial and MediaGo today announce plans for CNNMoney Switzerland – the first nationwide TV channel dedicated to business news for and about Switzerland.

Launching in the second half of 2017, CNNMoney Switzerland will be the go-to destination for Switzerland’s professional community to follow business news. The channel’s high-end audience will consist of senior leaders, CEOs and influencers based in Switzerland. Lifestyle content about high-end leisure activities that appeal to executive audiences will complement the Swiss-focused content.

CNN and MediaGo will work in partnership over the coming months to build the infrastructure, brand identity and programming schedule, recruit and train journalists and production teams, and establish CNN standards and practices for CNNMoney Switzerland.

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CNN TO LIVE STREAM INAUGURATION DAY COVERAGE
January 18th, 2017
09:26 AM ET

CNN TO LIVE STREAM INAUGURATION DAY COVERAGE

CNN’s coverage of Inauguration Day will be streamed live in its entirety to CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, starting at 6:00am ET on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, running through midnight and beginning again at 10:00am ET on Saturday, January 21, 2017 running through 4:00pm ET.

Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups
January 10th, 2017
11:18 AM ET

Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups

Capgemini is marking its 50th anniversary with a new branded content campaign on CNN that celebrates the spirit of innovative entrepreneurship and the company’s global competition for early stage startups: InnovatorsRace50.

A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, Capgemini turned to CNN as an international media partner to bring InnovatorsRace50 to life amongst the network’s huge global audience on digital and TV. This follows a successful partnership in 2016 for Capgemini’s Innovators Race, where a branded content campaign established the competition amongst CNN audiences.

Entrants have until February 28th to take part in Capgemini’s contest via http://www.innovatorsrace50.com and will compete across five categories: Govtech and Social Enterprises, Fintech and Mobility, Consumers and Well-Being, Digital Processes and Transformation, Data and Security. Five winning startups will then earn the chance to each secure business backing of $50,000 equity free funding, extensive networking opportunities, participation in international tech events, access to industry experts and the possibility of becoming a Capgemini partner.

At the heart of the international multiplatform campaign on CNN starting today (10 January) is Capgemini’s exclusive sponsorship of CNN editorial content ‘Unicorns’. A digital content hub on CNNMoney which will be CNN’s home for multi-media content about start-ups and entrepreneurs, including a series of videos featuring successful startup founders. Alongside the editorial content will be a number of bespoke branded content Capgemini videos produced by CNN International Commercial’s award-winning brand content studio Create. Capgemini’s campaign and branded content will be targeted to reach key audiences using CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement).

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