‘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:
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%).
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.
Thursday 17 November at 0930 GMT / 1030 CET
Friday 18 November at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET
Saturday 19 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
This month, ‘Culinary Journeys’ reports from Mumbai, India's richest and most populous city.
For years, wave after wave of immigrants from all over India have travelled to Mumbai bringing their culinary treasures with them. From street-food staples to the gastronomic legacy of the Mughal emperors, Indian cuisine is ancient, rich, and diverse in its culinary customs, ethnic influences, and flavours.
‘Culinary Journeys’ follows acclaimed chef Sanjeev Kapoor (pictured), a culinary master whose television cooking shows have been a guide for many aspiring home cooks. A true ambassador of Indian cuisine and hospitality, the chef takes viewers inside the kaleidoscope of colours, flavours and social gatherings that surround India's five-day festival of lights.
Religions make up a large portion of the cultural fabric of India; all the different regional variations and rituals are reflected in its gastronomy – particularly at times of festivity. Diwali is such a celebration – one that is expressed through the medium of food.
Cyril Vanier is joining CNN International as an Atlanta-based anchor, it was announced today by Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNN International. He will anchor Europe morning editions of CNN Newsroom starting this Friday.
Vanier comes to CNNI from France 24, where he was most recently an anchor and international affairs editor in Paris. In addition to anchoring the network’s flagship shows, he also reported on major breaking news stories across the Middle East and Africa – Tunisia, Mali, Afghanistan and Libya – as well as France, where he covered the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan concert hall.
McCarthy said: “We’re pleased to welcome Cyril to CNN International. His extensive field experience across Europe, Africa and the Middle East together with his versatility as a journalist will enhance our programming and network as a whole."
Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.
The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen from record number of 1,637 entries spanning 38 countries across the African continent.
Mwilu and Idi’s ‘Terror Crossing’ is an in-depth investigative documentary about security at the Kenya-Somali border in Mandera county. The story was aired by Kenya Television Network in its investigative programme "The Lead".
Mwilu and Idi said: “We are overwhelmed by this accolade. It is a dream come true to win the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for a story that we believe passionately in and one that we felt was important to tell.”
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay premieres tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12, on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm in simulcast. According to the USAID, more than 62 million adolescent girls around the world are not enrolled in school, yet societies with educated girls have lower rates of infant mortality, higher GDPs, and contribute to the financial success of their families.
The one-hour film, We Will Rise, explores stories of sacrifice, perseverance, and success among girls in Liberia and Morocco who are pursuing their educations despite societal pressures, family obligations, and few financial resources.
Singer Andra Day's moving anthem, "We Will Rise" is the theme song for the film. The trailer to the film can be seen, here: http://cnn.it/2er26sj
We Will Rise will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film premieres on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern.
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Saturday 5 November at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET
Sunday 6 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
In November, ‘CNN Style’ sets off for Nashville, Tennessee, to explore the city's evolution from classic country to contemporarily hip.
Hosted by Derek Blasberg, the programme meets Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon (pictured), who shows off her Nashville inspired clothing brand, Draper James to the programme. Witherspoon gives Blasberg a personal dance lesson in an authentic southern honky-tonk bar.
‘CNN Style’ also meets Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Sheryl Crow, who gives the programme a look inside her home to show how decor and design are done in Nashville.
Blasberg accompanies Victoria’s Secret model, Lily Aldridge, to try on some southern boots – not the traditional cowboy variety, they're Peter Nappi leather boots with a European twist.
Also famed for its music scene, ‘CNN Style’ visits the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
Holly Williams, the granddaughter to legendary country artist Hank Williams Sr., takes Blasberg through her grandfather's suit archive. Williams explains how Nashville's country flare translates on and off the stage.
In exploring Nashville’s music scene, ‘CNN Style’ receives a personal tour of the Gibson Guitar factory to see first-hand the amount of design and artistry that goes into making the classic guitar.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is extending its commercial partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) by sponsoring a 12-week global campaign of ‘Powering Your World’, a dedicated digital series on CNNMoney. This campaign builds on the successful relationship between CNN and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is tailored to reach CNN’s upscale and sought-after international audiences.
Starting in October, ‘Powering Your World’ explores innovations that are transforming the way we create and use energy – everything from solar roadways in northern Idaho, to wind power in Scotland, to breweries powered by wastewater. The green pioneers and their projects featured in this series are creative, eco-friendly solutions that might help to save our planet.
The advertising solution includes extensive Mitsubishi Heavy Industries branding on the microsite with commercial content produced by Create, CNNIC’s award-winning, in-house branded content studio. The campaign also uses CNN Audience Insight Measurement (CNN AIM) to specifically reach Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ key audience of C-suites, business decision makers, opinion leaders and affluent users.
CNN is working together with Italy’s Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to educate young people across the country about human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed in Rome by Minister of Education Stefania Giannini and CNN Freedom Project Executive Editor Leif Coorlim agreed to incorporate the ground-breaking CNN Freedom Project into the Italian education system. Effective from this current year, CNN Freedom Project materials will be made available through the network of educational institutions across Italy.
Under the agreement – facilitated by CNN International Commercial and CNN Freedom Project supporter The Essam & Dalal Obaid Foundation (EDOF) – video material from CNN Freedom Project will be used to increase awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery among Italian students. The award-winning journalism – spanning reports, documentaries and digital content – will be used in classrooms to promote practical solutions to improving the care of people affected by such issues. Italian students will also be encouraged to join and contribute to the CNN Freedom Project’s efforts.