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Award Marks Second Consecutive Win for Series in Category CNN’s popular original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored with the award for Outstanding Informational Series, for the second consecutive year, during the 2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy presentation at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles earlier tonight. The award was presented to Anthony Bourdain, […] Full Post

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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Topics: CNN • CNN Heroes
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.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN Heroes
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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.


Topics: CNN Heroes
December 11th, 2011
10:04 PM ET

ROBIN LIM NAMED 2011 CNN “HERO OF THE YEAR”

December 11, 2011 – In a star-studded ceremony Sunday night at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Robin Lim was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year.

Christy Turlington Burns introduced Lim as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes while host Anderson Cooper announced her name as the CNN Hero of the Year at the end of the evening. Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes received $50,000, and Lim’s nonprofit, Bumi Sehat Foundation, will receive an additional $250,000 grant.

In Indonesia, women are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries. After Lim’s younger sister died from pregnancy complications, she became a professional midwife and dedicated her life to offering free prenatal and birthing services to low-income Indonesian women. Since 2003, Lim’s“Yayasan Bumi Sehat” (Healthy Mother Earth) clinic has provided medical assistance to thousands of women in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. FULL POST


Topics: CNN Heroes
Check-In on GetGlue for limited-edition CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Stickers
December 10th, 2011
07:41 PM ET

Check-In on GetGlue for limited-edition CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Stickers

CNN and GetGlue are once again offering limited-edition stickers for  Sunday's broadcast of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. CNN Heroes is an awards show unlike any other that honors everyday people who are changing the world.

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute is hosted by Anderson Cooper and broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. GetGlue users can check in to unlock limited-edition CNN Heroes stickers beginning today and the day of the broadcast.

Supporters of the Top Ten 2011 CNN Heroes can donate to the Heroes non-profits through December 31, 2011 directly at CNNHeroes.com.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • CNN Heroes • Social Media
December 10th, 2011
02:52 PM ET

Behind the Scenes at CNN Heroes: Building the Stage

Watch four days of production building the new CNN Heroes stage compressed into one action-packed minute.

 

 

 


Topics: CNN • CNN Heroes • CNN International
December 8th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

CNN Announces Celebrity Presenters for 2011 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Top 10 Heroes to be Honored Live Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 8 PM ET

CNN, the worldwide leader in news, announced new show details and additions to the line-up for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.  Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the show honors everyday people doing extraordinary things, and will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA,  globally on CNN's networks including CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN en Español. Additionally Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, will conduct exclusive backstage interviews streamed live on CNN.com during the show with bonus content available on CNN's mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes, whose profiles are available to view at www.cnnheroes.com, received a $50,000 grant for being named as this year’s honorees. One of 2011 CNN Heroes will be named the “CNN Hero of the Year” live on the tribute show, as voted by fans across the globe, and will receive an additional $250,000 grant to further aid their charitable work.

During the live broadcast, the Top 10 CNN Heroes will each have his or her story told by a celebrity. CNN is proud to announce additional celebrity presenters and participants including:

•    Jerry Seinfeld, Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer
•    George Lopez, entertainer and long-time supporter of CNN Heroes, will be introducing Hometown Heroes, showing viewers what you can do to be a hero in your very own backyard
•    Sofia Vergara, Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG-nominated actress
•    Mary-Louise Parker, Award winning actress, Showtime’s Weeds and supporter of Hope North Uganda
•    Ice Cube, Rapper, actor, screenwriter and producer
•    Laura Dern, Golden Globe Award winning Actress and star of HBO’s Enlightened
•    Chris Colfer, Golden Globe winner, two-time Emmy nominee, SAG nominee, and star of Fox’sGlee, will be presenting to youths who are being recognized and honored by CNN as “Young Wonders.”
•    Emma Roberts, Actress, will be presenting to youths who are being recognized and honored by CNN as “Young Wonders.”

Joining Colfer and Roberts in presenting the “Young Wonders” is Miley Cyrus, who will also be performing her triple platinum hit “The Climb” and Kid Rock will perform a special live version of "Care" from his platinum selling album, “Born Free.”

This news comes on the heels of announcing Dancing with the Stars winner and All My Children actor, J.R. Martinez, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, global maternal health advocate and founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns, and NFL Super Bowl champ and MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, as presenters last week.

As previously announced, J.R. Martinez, will be co-hosting the live pre-show, Showbiz Tonight @ CNN Heroes, with AJ Hammer, host of HLN's evening show, Showbiz Tonight. Holly Robinson Peete will be hosting the social media suite on the red carpet. Showbiz Tonight’s correspondent, Kareen Wynter, will also be part of the pre-show, interviewing the arriving celebrities on the red carpet.The Showbiz Tonight @ CNN Heroes pre-show will air live on CNN and HLN at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT.

CNN and GetGlue have teamed up to offer limited edition CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute stickers. Through their mobile devices, GetGlue app users can ‘check-in’ to the broadcast to unlock exclusive stickers that can be shared on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Fans can also make a direct charitable donation to their favorite Top 10 CNN Heroes’ nonprofit using Google Wallet through December 31, 2011. Google is waving all transaction fees enabling 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the CNN Heroes’ non-profit organizations.

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

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media. For more information, visit http://www.CNNPressroom.com.

December 8th, 2011
02:07 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta for CNN Heroes on reporting from disaster zones

During Sunday's global telecast of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will provide CNN.com users with exclusive live backstage coverage  of the event and interviews with the winners and presenters.  Recently, he reflected on his experiences reporting from disaster zones for a CNN.com Red Chair interview.  He talks about how important it is to make sure that people know what it happening around the world.

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper, airs Sunday, Dec. 11 on CNN at 8:00pm ET & PT.

Additional CNN.com Red Chair interviews can be found here.

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