CNN received 14 nominations for the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today. CNN’s diverse nominations encompass television programming, newsgathering, digital, and Spanish-language, and include:
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Rescue from Mt. Sinjar, reported by Elise Labott, Barbara Starr, Ivan Watson, anchor Wolf Blitzer
Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Anderson Cooper 360
Crisis At The VA, Veterans Dying While Waiting For Care, reported by Drew Griffin
Theme Parks Investigation, reported by Kyra Phillips
CNN en Español announces that primetime anchor Fernando del Rincón will move to Miami to host his show Conclusiones, which will now extend to one hour from Monday to Friday from 10-11 PM ET starting on Monday, January 26th.
Conclusiones, will debut in Miami with a state of the art set and will continue to monitor daily world events combining in depth analysis with experts and the key newsmakers and analysts of the day.
“Fernando del Rincon will have more opportunities to interact with key players and decision makers since Miami is a key geographic crossroad for Latinos and Latin Americans,” said Cynthia Hudson senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S.
“By extending our show to 60 minutes we are looking to spend more time with the newsmakers. We will continue with investigative journalism and the search of the truth. Our interviews are face to face with no secrets and I’m happy to be able to introduce more segments during the show that will allow me to get an in depth analysis of the news,” said Fernando del Rincón. FULL POST
Guests include Obama biographer David Maraniss, former speechwriter Jon Favreau, Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel winner Paul Krugman
CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will lead the network’s live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Guests joining the network’s special coverage will include Obama biographer and journalist David Maraniss, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel Prize winner and The New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman.
CNN en Español will broadcast an exclusive interview with Michelle Gonzalez, a teacher who risked her own life to save the lives of three of her students during the tornado that occurred in Moore, Oklahoma this past week. The interview will be broadcast tonight on Conclusiones at 10 p.m. (ET), hosted by Fernando del Rincon.
Michelle Gonzalez, who taught at Plaza Towers Elementary, will talk about how she saved the lives of her three students and will describe the moments she spent underneath the debris while the children lay underneath her. FULL POST
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students