‘THE LEGACY OF BARACK OBAMA’ – Fareed Zakaria Explores the 44th President’s Tenure in New Primetime Special
December 5th, 2016
02:49 PM ET

‘THE LEGACY OF BARACK OBAMA’ – Fareed Zakaria Explores the 44th President’s Tenure in New Primetime Special

New Fareed Zakaria Primetime Special Premieres 9:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 07

on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, moderator of the network’s Sunday flagship global public affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, will host a two-hour special global simulcast presentation of ‘The Legacy of Barack Obama’ for Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9:00pm on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, the network announced today.  The special will encore on CNN/U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:00am. All times Eastern.

Zakaria asserts that President Barack Obama brought dramatic policy changes to the American landscape, and he argues that the ambitious Obama Presidency may be among the most consequential in history. In ‘The Legacy of Barack Obama,’ Zakaria tells the stories of some of the President’s biggest policy bets – both the brilliant successes and the heartbreaking failures.

Through extraordinarily candid interviews with President Obama, as well as many of the key players who served his administration, ‘The Legacy of Barack Obama’ examines the historic election of America’s first African-American President, the impact of the gridlock that haunted his tenure, what he achieved in the face of unprecedented opposition, and the vexing problems he was unable to solve.  Zakaria illustrates the behind-the-scenes concerns and strategy that yielded President Obama’s comprehensive healthcare legislation – a feat that had eluded seven previous presidents, his personal struggle with the racial strife that rocked his years in office, the rescue of the global economy, the historic deal with Iran to halt that nation’s march towards a nuclear weapon, the global climate change agreements, the appointment of two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Obama’s moves on social issues such as marriage equality for gay Americans, equal pay legislation, criminal justice reform, and more.

Now, President-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned to dismantle most of Obama’s achievements, has declared that almost every major Obama initiative is under threat. And, among the crises that appear will remain unsolved as President Obama prepares to leave office are: the irony of the fact that polls show race relations are at their lowest point in a generation, common sense gun regulations, an unabated and brutal civil war in Syria, and the resulting massive migration that has helped usher in a wave of nativist populism across Europe and America.

Interviewed for this special broadcast:

  • David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama/Chief Strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns 2007-2012, Believer, My Forty Years in Politics, 2015
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, 2015
  • Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010
  • Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary, 2009-2013
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, 2009-present
  • Van Jones, White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, 2009; president, Dream Corps; CNN Commentator
  • John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, 2013-present; former U.S. Senator (D-MA), 1985-2013
  • Randall Kennedy, professor, Harvard Law School; The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency, 2012
  • President Barack Obama
  • Gen. David Petraeus (ret.), Director of the CIA, 2011-2012; Commander of U.S. Central Command, 2008-2010

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Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum
José Manuel Barroso speaks at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum
November 28th, 2016
07:47 AM ET

Business leaders gather in Abu Dhabi for first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum

Over 350 global business leaders gathered yesterday to discuss the theme “Beyond Oil in a Changing World” at the inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum held at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island.

Keynote speeches were given by former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso (pictured) and Mubadala’s Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

Panel discussions and interviews with a stellar list of speakers were conducted by CNN’s foremost experts on business and the Middle East – Anchor and Managing Editor, Abu Dhabi, Becky Anderson, CNNMoney Editor at Large Richard Quest, and CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios. A virtual reality ‘Back to the Future’ session from CNN’s Jason Farkas closed proceedings.

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CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND
November 24th, 2016
10:35 PM ET

CNN AND SPRING NEWS ANNOUNCE AFFILIATION DEAL IN THAILAND

CNN International Commercial today announces an affiliate and consultation agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., the distributor of CNN International in the Asia Pacific region, and Spring News Corporation Co., ltd.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Spring News will broadcast CNN content and programming subtitled in local Thai language. In addition, Spring News will also receive consulting and extensive training from CNN to support their re-launch. This affiliation will enable CNN International to leverage the resources and expertise of Spring News to strengthen its news coverage of Thailand.

Senior Director, Content Sales and Partnerships APAC, CNN International Commercial, David Collet: “We are delighted to be affiliated with a channel such as Spring News which, since its inception, has grown to become a strong multiplatform news provider with vision and values consistent with CNN. This affiliation serves as part of our strategic focus on Asia and enables us to deliver on our goal of growing our affiliate network and supporting local news operations with training and consultancy expertise.”

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November 24th, 2016
03:53 AM ET

MiSK Foundation showcases Saudi Arabia’s focus on building the capabilities and knowledge of future generations through multi-platform sponsorship of Inside the Middle East on CNN

Inside the Middle East, the ground-breaking monthly show about the region’s dynamic cultural diversity, will be sponsored on CNN International from 24 November by the MiSK Foundation.

MiSK’s association with one of CNN’s flagship shows about the Middle East is at the heart of a new campaign by the foundation to contribute to the fulfilment of the Saudi Vision 2030 by empowering and enabling the younger generation to increase their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. It is the MiSK Foundation’s first major international campaign since being established by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense, to empower, nurture and inspire young Saudi men and women to fully realise their potential as part of the kingdom’s on-going economic transformation.

The campaign will show Saudi Arabia’s commitment to learning and leadership and seek to expand the MiSK Foundation’s initiatives in collaboration with world renowned institutions such as Harvard University, Khan Academy and the Boston Consulting Group.

Inside the Middle East draws on CNN’s unique presence in and understanding of the region to tell stories about art and culture to CNN’s global audience. The first MiSK Foundation-sponsored episode airing on 24 November will include reports on independent film-making in Cairo, contemporary arts in Jeddah and body art in Amman.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50
November 23rd, 2016
05:03 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 49 & 50

Atlanta in 24 Hours

Wednesday 7 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Saturday 17 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Sunday 18 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

This month's ‘In 24 Hours’ takes host James Williams (pictured) to the jewel of the American South, Atlanta, Georgia.

During his tour of the city, Williams meets A-listers who call Atlanta home, and experience a rapidly changing metropolis whose Southern roots still influence the city's culture today.

Every Atlantan will say Southern comfort food is and always will be one of the quintessential hallmarks of what makes the city great. Williams starts his morning by having a proper Southern breakfast at Buttermilk Kitchen with two time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Hines Ward, to experience true Southern hospitality with grits, fried chicken, and biscuits.

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“Beyond Oil in a Changing World” the theme for inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum in Abu Dhabi
November 21st, 2016
04:57 AM ET

“Beyond Oil in a Changing World” the theme for inaugural CNN Middle East Business Forum in Abu Dhabi

A host of global business leaders will come together to discuss the theme “Beyond Oil in a Changing World” at the first ever CNN Middle East Business Forum. The Forum will be held at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island, the capital’s business and lifestyle destination and home to the world’s newest international financial centre.

Taking place on 26 November as the eyes of the world turn to the UAE during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, the Forum will feature talks from prominent global and regional leaders and visionaries, and be attended by over 350 esteemed members of the business community. Discussion will be led and accompanied by analysis from CNN’s foremost experts on business and Middle East – Anchor and Managing Editor, Abu Dhabi, Becky Anderson, CNNMoney Editor at Large Richard Quest, and CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 47 & 48
November 11th, 2016
12:10 PM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 47 & 48

Masters at Work – *NEW*

Friday 2 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET

Saturday 3 December at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET; 1330 GMT / 1430 CET and 2030 GMT / 2130 CET

Sunday 4 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET

In a special programme, ‘Masters at Work’ on CNN International goes behind-the-scenes with five leading creatives around the world, to tap into their philosophy and passion.

In New York, the programme meets Alicia Keys (pictured) in rehearsals for a special concert ahead of the release of her new album, to get an insight into the Grammy-award winning singer’s song writing process.

In Montreal, ‘Masters at Work’ documents a day on the set of Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s new film, starring Game of Thrones actor, Kit Harington.

The programme also follows New York City Ballet dancer Lauren Lovette as she prepares to present her first ballet as choreographer. Sarah Jessica Parker also speaks to ‘Masters at Work’ in her role as the vice chair of New York City ballet’s board, about the company’s successful annual fall gala.

In Beijing, ‘Masters at Work’ gets a special insight into the creative process of Zeng Fanzhi, one of Asia’s most expensive living artists, ahead of his anticipated retrospective exhibition.

In London, the programme speaks with young shoe designer Sophia Webster, as she prepares to launch a new collection, and a new look for her company, at London Fashion Week.

@AliciaKeys
@XDolan
@SophiaWebster

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‘CNN Style: Nashville’
November 3rd, 2016
07:35 AM ET

‘CNN Style: Nashville’

Saturday 5 November at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET

‘CNN Style’ this week heads to Nashville, Tennessee, to explore how a city famed for its music scene has developed from classic country to contemporary hip.

‘CNN Style’ host Derek Blasberg meets famous Nashville residents, including:

  • Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who shows off her Nashville-inspired clothing brand, Draper James
  • Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, who gives ‘CNN Style’ a look inside her home’s decor and design
  • Victoria’s Secret Angel model, Lily Aldridge on how country style has influenced international designers and fashion houses

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CNN named the world’s #1 international news brand
November 2nd, 2016
05:30 AM ET

CNN named the world’s #1 international news brand

The latest global data from Ipsos reaffirms CNN’s undisputed leadership in international news across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

The Ipsos Affluent Survey Global finds that CNN reaches 36% of affluent audiences* across the world every month via TV and digital**. This puts CNN in a dominant leadership position – with a third bigger audience than the BBC (27% reach) and even further ahead of other outlets such as Sky News (24% reach), euronews (20%) and Al Jazeera English (10%). CNN is also well ahead of business news brands such as Bloomberg (15% reach) and CNBC (14%).

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Asahi Kasei Embraces the Future Through Sponsorship of CNN Theme Week 'On Japan'
October 26th, 2016
04:41 AM ET

Asahi Kasei Embraces the Future Through Sponsorship of CNN Theme Week 'On Japan'

In the theme week ‘On Japan’, CNN International’s Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley uncovers the latest Japanese innovations set to revolutionize how we are entertained, travel and compete in the sporting arena.

Starting this week, ‘On Japan’ is accompanied by a partnership between CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and the Japanese global chemical company, Asahi Kasei. This international campaign is the latest partnership between CNNIC and Asahi Kasei, and spans sponsorship of the five ‘On Japan’ TV segments, a special 30-minute program as well as digital elements. In addition, the multi-platform campaign includes a native ad integration on CNN Digital which includes storytelling around Asahi Kasei’s automotive business. The native solution was produced by Create, CNNIC’s branded content studio. Using CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement), the campaign is targeted to increase Asahi Kasei’s brand awareness amongst CNN’s upscale cosmopolitan audience of business decision makers, top managers and a curious, technically interested ‘On Japan’ audience – specifically audiences in Europe, North America and Asia.

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