President Obama interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on Iran nuclear deal
August 7th, 2015
09:02 AM ET

President Obama interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on Iran nuclear deal

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This Sunday's CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with President Barack Obama who presses his case for support of the nuclear deal negotiated between the U.S., its allies, and Iran, for a global exclusive interview in the Map Room at the White House. This interview marks the President’s first televised one-on-one since his Iran policy speech at American University in Washington, DC, on Wednesday.

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The full interview will air August 9, 2015 at 10am &1pm ET on CNN/U.S.:

Fareed Zakaria, host, Fareed Zakaria GPS: In your speech at American University you made a comparison, you said that Iran’s hardliners were making common cause with Republicans. It’s come under a lot of criticism. Mitch McConnell says even Democrats who oppose the deal should be insulted.

Barack Obama, President of the United States: What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community. /// The reason that Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the folks in his caucus who opposed this jumped out and opposed this before they even read it, before it was even posted, is reflective of an ideological commitment not to get a deal done. In that sense they do have much more in common with the hardliners who are much more satisfied with the status quo.

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President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Fareed Zakaria of CNN in the Map Room of the White House, Aug. 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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August 6th, 2015
10:26 AM ET

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Interviews President Barack Obama

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FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive for Sunday, Aug. 09

President Barack Obama presses his case for support of the nuclear deal negotiated between the U.S., its allies, and Iran, when he sits down with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for a global exclusive interview in the Map Room at the White House on Thursday, August 06. The interview will cover the high stakes domestic politics, and the issues in contention with other world powers.

This marks the President’s first televised one-on-one since his Iran policy speech at American University in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. The interview will air in its entirety on the network’s flagship world affairs program, FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on Sunday, August 09 on CNN/U.S.

AIRTIMES

In North America (all times Eastern):

  • CNN/U.S.: Sunday, Aug. 09 at 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.
  • CNN International: Saturday, Aug. 08 at 9:00p.m., encores on Sunday, Aug. 09 at 7:00a.m., encore at 3:00p.m. and 10:00p.m.

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August 4th, 2015
09:15 AM ET

OREN LIEBERMANN AND MATT RIVERS JOIN CNN INTERNATIONAL

Oren Liebermann and Matt Rivers have joined CNN International as correspondents, the network announced today. Liebermann will be based in CNN’s Jerusalem bureau and Rivers will be based in CNN’s Beijing bureau.

“Oren and Matt are multi-skilled and highly motivated reporters,” said Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of CNN International Newsgathering. “Their passion for storytelling on all platforms will further strengthen our reportage in the Middle East and Asia.”
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Topics: CNN • CNN International
July 27th, 2015
12:29 PM ET

CNN Freedom Project And Tony Maddox Honored By U.S. State Department As 2015 Trafficking In Persons Report Hero

Tony Maddox

Tony Maddox, CNN International EVP was recognized this morning by Sec. John Kerry at the Department of State for the CNN Freedom Project's efforts to stop Human Trafficking. Photo Credit: Bill Alberter/CNN

Today in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department honored CNN International Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tony Maddox and the CNN Freedom Project as a 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero. The eight Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report Heroes are announced in conjunction with the annual TIP Report by the State Department, which assesses the response of 188 countries and territories to the crime of human slavery.

“I am humbled by this recognition,” said Maddox. “ And I am proud of CNN using the full range of our international resources to track and highlight this important story.”

Spearheaded by Maddox, CNN International launched the CNN Freedom Project in 2011 to shine a spotlight on modern slavery. The project has sought to amplify the voices of survivors, highlight effective prevention and victim assistance efforts, and investigate the criminal enterprises involved. Now in its fifth year, the CNN Freedom Project is among the most successful and highly visible programming initiatives on CNN International. Under Maddox’s leadership, it has also become the longest running awareness and investigative campaign on modern slavery on television news. FULL POST

CNN Receives 14 News And Documemtary Emmy Nominations
July 22nd, 2015
03:59 PM ET

CNN Receives 14 News And Documemtary Emmy Nominations

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

Ÿ 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

Ÿ Crisis At The VA, Veterans Dying While Waiting For Care, reported by Drew Griffin

Ÿ Theme Parks Investigation, reported by Kyra Phillips

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July 10th, 2015
04:19 PM ET

Heated Debate Over Confederate Flag Extends to House

Athena Jones reports on the heated debate on Capitol Hill over the Confederate flag being displayed in cemeteries funded by the National Park Service.


Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom
CNNgo Adds CNNi Live Stream
CNN International's live stream is now available on CNNgo.
June 29th, 2015
03:31 PM ET

CNNgo Adds CNNi Live Stream

CNN announced today an update to CNNgo, which will allow users to watch CNN International’s live stream on CNN.com and through CNN’s iPad app.  This will bring CNNi’s streaming footprint in the U.S. to more than 86 million households via TV Everywhere.

"This is a significant milestone for CNN,” said Alex Wellen, CNN’s Chief Product Officer.  “With the availability of CNNi TV on CNNgo, tens of millions of new viewers will gain access to our compelling international news coverage, overnight. Never before has the network had such a massive reach in the US.”

By bringing shows like Amanpour., Quest Means BusinessConnect the World and International Desk to CNNgo, U.S. viewers will have the full range of CNN’s worldwide programming right at their fingertips.

"With our global presence, we are pleased we can deliver CNN International live breaking news, programs and analysis on CNNgo," said Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International.

CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience through TV Everywhere.  It is available in the U.S. on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad and on Apple TV.

CNN International’s presence on the U.S. CNNgo platform is ahead of an international roll-out of the platform, which will begin in the next 12 months.

About TV Everywhere

CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available in more than 86 million homes and with more than 320 distribution partners.  In 2014, 13.2 million hours of CNN TV content were consumed via the TVE platform.  (Source: Adobe, Bango 2014)

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Topics: CNN Digital • CNN International • CNNgo
May 24th, 2015
02:58 PM ET

Rep. Gabbard to Jim Acosta on CNN's State of the Union: ‎"...you can't train into someone the will to fight.”

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), joined senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta to discuss if the United States is losing the battle against ISIS and whether the war against ISIS requires U.S. combat troops in Iraq.

Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells Jim Acosta that he supports a GOP proposal to send 10,000 troops to Iraq.

http://cnn.it/1JNhUO1

Dem and GOP lawmakers agree: ISIS gaining ground

http://cnn.it/1ITbhu9

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Topics: Arwa Damon • CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios Pick Up 'THE GNOMIST' at Tribeca Film Festival
April 28th, 2015
01:23 PM ET

CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios Pick Up 'THE GNOMIST' at Tribeca Film Festival

Director/Producer Sharon Liese’s Film to Stream Across CNN Digital Platforms During Fall Short Film Series

Fresh from its world premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, award-winning filmmaker Sharon Liese’s short film, THE GNOMIST, produced by Herizon Productions and Cynthia Wade, has been acquired by CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios, it was announced today.

“It is a huge honor to have my work selected by such a distinguished network,” says Liese. “I am thrilled that THE GNOMIST and its message will have this expansive reach.”

“We are delighted to be able to bring Sharon’s beautifully-crafted, novel true story to a wide audience via CNN’s robust digital platforms. On the heels of the success of our first series of digital shorts, we are extremely pleased that THE GNOMIST will become part of our fall series of extraordinary short-form films for CNN,” said Courtney Sexton, senior director for program development for CNN Worldwide.

THE GNOMIST is the true story of the mysterious appearance of fairy dwellings in a suburban Kansas forest and the psychic healing power of the magical experience shared by three former strangers.

“THE GNOMIST is an incredible story, beautifully told. It’s the perfect addition to CNN Digital’s continued push into long-form narrative storytelling,” said Chris Berend, vice president of video content development for CNN/U.S.

The acquisition of THE GNOMIST was negotiated by Stacey Wolf, vice president of business affairs, and Sexton, on behalf of CNN. THE GNOMIST will premiere internationally at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto (April 29) and continue to screen at other U.S. film festivals this spring. For more information on screenings, please visit www.thegnomistfilm.com. The film is expected to premiere on CNN’s digital platforms sometime in the fall.

Additional films for the fall series will include short films from Andrew Jenks (MTV’s World of Jenks) and Roger Ross Williams (GOD LOVES UGANDA).

CNN’s inaugural series of short films launched in March and includes the films UBAH!, about the uncommon life of Somalian supermodel and philanthropist Ubah Hassan, directed by Joe Berlinger; RAISING RYLAND, a journey inside the transgender experience as lived by a six-year-old boy, directed by Sarah Feeley; and THE 414S: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS, about a small, talented group of Milwaukee teens who hacked into dozens of prominent computer systems – including the Los Alamos National Laboratory – during the early days of the Internet, directed by Michael T. Vollmann. All three of these exceptional short films are now available via www.CNN.com/shortfilms.

About CNN Films

CNN Films produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms.  Amy Entelis, svp of talent and content development, Vinnie Malhotra, svp of development and acquisitions, and Courtney Sexton, senior director for program development, oversee the strategy for CNN Films. For more information about CNN Films, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms, www.CNN.com/shortfilms, and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

About CNN

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

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April 20th, 2015
11:42 AM ET

CNN Honored with Two Peabody Awards

IMG_0742CNN has been honored with two prestigious Peabody Awards. The judges commended CNN’s Coverage of the Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls and CNN Investigative Reports: Crisis at the VA.

The judges' citations of CNN's reporting:
CNN’s Coverage of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls
CNN approached the Boko Haram kidnapping horror from many angles, even moving Isha Sesay’s daily show to Abuja to raise the profile of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Sesay’s tough, live-TV interviewing, along with high-risk field reporting of Nima Elbagir, Arwa Damon and other CNN journalists, made the network’s coverage comprehensive and indispensable.

CNN Investigative Reports: Crisis at the VA High-impact journalism, CNN’s investigation into delays in care at Veteran Affairs hospitals exposed a systemic VA breakdown, eventually leading to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, the passage of federal legislation, and a dramatic change in how veterans’ medical appointments are made, recorded and reported.

 


Topics: Arwa Damon • Awards • CNN • CNN International • Drew Griffin • Isha Sesay • Nima Elbagir
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