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October 9th, 2013
09:01 PM ET

CNN Announces Top 10 Heroes Of 2013

WORLDWIDE VOTING FOR “CNN HERO OF THE YEAR” BEGINS TODAY ON CNNHEROES.COM AND ON MOBILE

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Hosted By Anderson Cooper, Airs Sunday, December 1

Collaboration with the Annenberg Foundation will Continue to Provide Hands-On Support to the 2013 Top 10 Heroes

CNN, the worldwide leader in news, today announced the Top 10 Heroes of 2013, recognizing everyday people who are changing the world. The network also announced that online voting for the “CNN Hero of the Year” opened today, October 10 at 8am ET and will run through Sunday, November 17 at 11:59pm PT. Voters can log on to CNNHeroes.com to cast ballots for their favorite Top 10 Heroes once a day, every day. Votes can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will air on Sunday December 1 at 8:00pm ET, and will be simulcast on CNNI and CNN Espanol. Returning to New York City this year and hosted by Anderson Cooper from the American Museum of Natural History, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will honor individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others.  Since its inception, CNN Heroes has received over 50,000 submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 200 heroes.

“I've long admired the CNN Heroes tribute, but even more, the heroes themselves. We are proud to share the stories of these 10 exceptional individuals, and to continue one of CNN’s most important traditions,” said Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide. FULL POST

December 2nd, 2012
11:02 PM ET

Pushpa Basnet of Nepal 2012 CNN Hero of the Year

HOST ANDERSON COOPER REVEALS TOP HERO DURING SIXTH ANNUAL CNN HEROES: AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE; ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS SUSAN SARANDON PRESENTS AWARD

 

(Los Angeles) December 2, 2012– The Hollywood community came out in full force on Sunday night for the Sixth Annual CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, as host Anderson Cooper revealed that Pushpa Basnet, of Kathmandu, Nepal, is the 2012 CNN “Hero of the Year.”

Earlier in the evening, Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon presented Basnet with an award as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012. Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes received $50,000 in recognition of their work, and Basnet’s nonprofit, the Early Childhood Development Center, will receive an additional $250,000 grant.

Basnet, shocked to learn that children were living in Nepali prisons with their parents, started the Early Childhood Development Center when she was only 21.  Since 2005, she has provided such support as housing, education, and medical care to more than 140 children of incarcerated parents. For more information on Basnet and the Early Childhood Development Centrer, please log on to: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/2012.heroes/pushpa.basnet.html

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November 28th, 2012
02:53 PM ET

Celebrity Lineup for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

AIRING LIVE SUNDAY, DEC. 2 AT 9 PM EST: ADRIEN BRODY, HARVEY KEITEL, MARIA BELLO, JOSH DUHAMEL, RAINN WILSON, JEFF GORDON JOIN SUSAN SARANDON, VIOLA DAVIS, JANE LYNCH, RICO RODRIGUEZ, MIRANDA COSGROVE, DAVID SPADE, CULLEN JONES AND 50 CENT, WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY NE-YO AND PHILLIP PHILLIPS

ANDERSON COOPER HOSTS FROM THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM IN LA

Academy Award-nominated actor Harvey Keitel, Golden Globes-nominated actress and Official Goodwill Ambassador for Women in Haiti Maria Bello, Emmy Award-winning actor Josh Duhamel, Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, four-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jeff Gordon and musical guest, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, join CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper airing LIVE on Sunday, December 2 at 9pm, ET.

The live program’s celebrity lineup also features (previously announced) Susan Sarandon, two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, Rules of Engagement star David Spade, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones and hip-hop star 50 Cent. Three-time Grammy Award winning singer songwriter NE-YO and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips are set to perform.

Each of the 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes will have his or her story told by celebrities at the live event, which takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. During the live celebration, the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year will be announced.

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute is sponsored by BP, GEICO, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, SERVPRO®, Subaru of America, Inc., and Tide.

Airing just prior to CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will be a one-hour presentation, CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight at 8pm ET, hosted by Cooper. The special features exclusive interviews with NE-YO (conducted by HLN’s Showbiz Tonight host A.J. Hammer), Ben Stiller, and Christy Turlington Burns, who talk about their passions, foster care, Haiti, and maternal health, respectively. The special will feature live cut-ins from CNN’s Nischelle Turner, providing red carpet coverage and interviews with luminaries in attendance.

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November 19th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

CNN Announces Celebrities Participating in Sixth Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Dec. 2 Live from LA

Susan Sarandon, Viola Davis, Jane Lynch, Rico Rodriguez, Miranda Cosgrove, David Spade, Cullen Jones and 50 Cent Among Celebrities Participating in Sixth Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Airing Live Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9pm ET

Three-Time Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter NE-YO Performs as Musical Guest and Joins Ben Stiller and Christy Turlington Burns on Pre-Show Interview SpecialCNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight Airing at 8pm ET

Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, Rules of Engagement star David Spade, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones and hip-hop star 50 Cent join host Anderson Cooper for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute airing LIVE Sunday, December 2 at 9pm ET. Three-time Grammy Award winning singer songwriter NE-YO is set to perform as the musical guest. Additional celebrity presenters will be announced in coming days.

Each of the 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes will have his or her story told by celebrities at the live event, which takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

Airing just prior to CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will be a one-hour presentation, CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight at 8pm ET, hosted by Cooper. The special features exclusive interviews with NE-YO (conducted by HLN’s Showbiz Tonight host A.J. Hammer), Ben Stiller, and Christy Turlington Burns, who talk about their passions, foster care, Haiti, and maternal health, respectively. The special will feature live cut-ins from CNN’s Nischelle Turner, providing red carpet coverage and interviews with luminaries in attendance.

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CNN and Google partner for CNN Heroes online donations
October 23rd, 2012
02:10 PM ET

CNN and Google partner for CNN Heroes online donations

In advance of the global live premiere of 2012's “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” on Sunday, December 2, at 9 pm ET, CNN and Google have teamed up to enable people around the world to donate to this year's Top 10 CNN Heroes and their causes.

Now through December 31, 2012, supporters can make online donations to the CNN Heroes' designated nonprofit organizations through Google Wallet. Accessible online and on mobile web, users can click the "donate" button on www.CNNHeroes.com and on each of the Top Ten Heroes' individual fan pages on any device with a browser. Google Wallet provides a fast, secure and free way to donate online using a credit or debit card.

The CNN Heroes gala is the only show of its kind, bringing out Hollywood's brightest stars to honor individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others. This year's tribute show is hosted by Anderson Cooper and will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at 9 pm ET, on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Since it began six years ago, "CNN Heroes" has received over 50,000 submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 180 heroes.

For more information about the Top 10 CNN Heroes, links to their organizations, highlights from previous years and the YouTube video collection, visit: www.CNNHeroes.com and www.CNNHeroes.com/YouTube.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN Digital • CNN Heroes • Mobile
September 20th, 2012
04:09 PM ET

2009 CNN Hero encourages viewers to vote for 2012 CNN Hero

2009 CNN Hero Doc Hendley shares why it is so important for people to vote for a CNN Hero.

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September 20th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

CNN Announces The Top 10 CNN HEROES of 2012

Worldwide Voting for “CNN HERO OF THE YEAR” Begins Today on CNNHeroes.com and On Mobile

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Hosted By CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Airs Sunday, December 2

New this year: CNN and The Annenberg Foundation Collaborate to Provide Hands-On Support to 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes

CNN announces today at 12:00 noon ET the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012, individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to improve the lives of others. Each Top 10 CNN Hero will receive a $50,000 grant to further their work, and one will be named “CNN Hero of the Year” during the live broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Online voting for “CNN Hero of the Year” opens today at 12:00 noon ET, and will run through Wednesday, November 28, at Midnight PT. Voters can log on to CNNHeroes.com – online or on their mobile devices- to cast ballots for their favorite Top 10 Heroes up to 10 times a day, every day. Votes can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter. The Hero with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive an additional $250,000 grant.

Hosted by Anderson Cooper from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated broadcast CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will air live on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on CNN, CNNi and CNN en Espanol. Presenters and musical guests will be announced at a later date.

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August 8th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Returns Sunday, December 2, 2012

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute returns for its 6th year on Sunday, December 2, 2012 live at 9pm ET on CNN. Hosted by Anderson Cooper from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the annual tribute show will honor the 2012 Top 10 CNN Heroes as well as reveal the “CNN Hero of the Year.”

Individuals can nominate their heroes online now through August 31. The top 10 CNN Heroes will be announced on September 20th, at which time online voting begins for “Hero of the Year.” The Top 10 CNN Heroes will receive $50,000, and the CNN Hero of the Year will receive $250,000.

The tribute show launched in 2007 to spotlight everyday people changing the world. Since its inception, “CNN Heroes” has received over 45,000 submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 180 heroes.

To learn more about CNN Heroes and how to nominate a Hero, please visit CNNHeroes.com online or on a mobile device. For the latest updates, fans can follow CNN Heroes on Facebook and Twitter.

Kelly Flynn is the Senior Executive Producer for the “CNN Heroes” initiative and CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. This year’s show will again be produced by Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted Productions.


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December 20th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Holiday Programming Schedule

CNN SPECIALS PROGRAMMING NOTE (December 23, 2011 – February 05, 2012) – UPDATED 12/20/2011 

Please note the following CNN schedule and program descriptions – all times below are EASTERN.

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December 11th, 2011
10:32 PM ET

Photos from 2011 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Please see link for photography from 2011 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute: http://imftp.turner.com/User/ImageListing.aspx?f=s96o.


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