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“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find […] Full Post

CNN TO HOST 2014 DEBATES
October 6th, 2014
12:25 PM ET

CNN TO HOST 2014 DEBATES

As we head into the final stretch of the election season, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper will showcase the network’s America’s Choice 2014 coverage as they moderate debates for two of the nation’s most hotly contested races.

CNN is partnering with local affiliates WJXT-TV in Florida for the gubernatorial showdown between Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). The network is also teaming up with the recently launched NH1 News / WBIN-TV in New Hampshire for the U.S. Senatorial debate between Scott Brown (R) and incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D).

During each broadcast, CNN will invite viewers to react to the candidates with an online focus group tool powered by Microsoft’s Bing Pulse. Following each debate, the online sentiment tracker will reveal independent, Democrat and Republican reaction, underlining highs and lows and which topics resonated most with viewers.

More debate details are below: FULL POST

September 3rd, 2013
09:09 AM ET

CNN Moves Up Premieres of ‘CROSSFIRE,’ ‘AC360° Later’ to Sept. 9

CNN today confirmed it will accelerate the launch plans for two of its new fall programs, CROSSFIRE and AC360° Later.  In light of rapidly changing events impacting the American response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis, launches for both new shows have been moved forward to premiere on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, on CNN/U.S.

CROSSFIRE, the 30-minute topical debate program, will air Mondays through Fridays at 6:30pm, with encores at 2:00am on CNN/U.S.  CROSSFIRE will also air each weeknight on CNN International at 11:30pm.  Episodes of AC360° Later, the 60-minute panel discussion program hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, will focus on a range of news and pop culture topics with informed guests and correspondents, and will air Mondays through Thursdays on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 10:00pm.  All times Eastern.

Hosted by S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, and Van Jones, the network’s new edition of CROSSFIRE will reflect the format of the classic program, featuring two of its regular hosts, from different ideological perspectives, to discuss the key news and cultural issues of the day.  A guest with special insights on the topic central to that day’s debate will join in the discussion with the hosts, each of whom themselves have special areas of subject expertise.

For more about CNN’s CROSSFIRE, please visit: www.CNN.com/Crossfire.

For more about CNN’s AC360° Later, please visit: www.CNN.com/360. FULL POST

February 11th, 2013
03:17 PM ET

CNN's Coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Sen. Marco Rubio’s GOP Response to Air Live in Primetime
Guests include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Michigan Gov. Granholm

CNN’s political team of anchors and correspondents will lead the network’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Leading the network’s coverage will be anchors Wolf Blitzer, Kate Bolduan, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper. Special guests providing analysis and perspective include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Dana Bash will report live from inside the U.S. House chamber and Jessica Yellin will provide updates from the White House.

Commentary will be provided throughout the evening by chief political analyst Gloria Borger, senior political analyst David Gergen, along with political contributors Cornell Belcher, Donna Brazile, Alex Castellanos, Margaret Hoover, Van Jones and Ana Navarro.

The Republican response, delivered by Sen. Marco Rubio, will also air live following the State of the Union address. FULL POST

November 6th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

CNN to Display Electoral Results Atop Empire State Building

Empire State Building to Utilize Brand New Lighting Technology

CNN will join forces Tuesday evening with the Empire State Building to display to New Yorkers and the network’s viewers in the United States and around the world the results of the presidential election. As each state is projected by CNN and electoral votes are allocated to the candidates, a vertical LED-illuminated “meter” located atop the spire of the building will display CNN’s running tally of the race to 270.

This occasion will mark the iconic Empire State Building’s first-ever use of their new custom LED panel technology, a state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics that is unique to the Empire State Building and will allow the building’s façade and mast to change lighting scenes in real-time. The four-sided tower, which sits atop the building more than a quarter of a mile from the streets of Manhattan, will be illuminated in patriotic red, white and blue vertical stripes, while the mast will be lit in blue and in red on two sides each to represent President Obama and Gov. Romney’s respective electoral vote totals. CNN, which will exclusively shoot footage from the rooftop of a neighboring building, will air live images of the illuminated tower as the evening’s results progress. When CNN projects a winner of the presidential election, the tower lights of the Empire State Building will change color to all-blue or to all-red.

The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings. Its tower lights recognize key milestones, events, charitable organizations, countries and holidays, a tradition started in 1932, when a simple searchlight was used to announce the election of New York-born Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President. To honor the United States Bicentennial, the Empire State Building installed colored floodlights to illuminate the building at night, lighting up red, white and blue, leading to today’s very popular Lighting Partner program.
Tune in to CNN’s “Election Night in America” coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET, or join the conversation on Twitter by following #CNNElection and @EmpireStateBldg. A preview photo may be found here.

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions and is the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.

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.

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Megan Grant            Washington, D.C.                 202.515.2920                           megan.grant@cnn.com
Blair Jacobs              New York, NY                       917.309.2464                     blair.jacobs@edelman.com
Viet N'Guyen            New York, NY                       212.704.4535                     viet.nguyen@edelman.com

November 5th, 2012
04:25 PM ET

CNN Brings Election Night in America to Times Square

Outdoor Viewing Locations Available in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas to Watch Election Night in America

Tomorrow, CNN will bring Election Night in America to the corner of 47th Street and Broadway in New York City. The Times Square viewing event will be open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. ET on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectators may attend to watch CNN’s coverage on three jumbo screens, share their Election Day stories via iReport, play election trivia and create mementoes at the social media-enabled photo booth on-site. CNN-branded food carts will serve coffee, hot chocolate, pretzels and hot dogs to attendees.

In addition, CNN en Español will host special broadcast coverage of the U.S presidential election from CNN Worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, starting at 6 p.m. ET.

Below are additional outdoor viewing locations across the country where CNN’s coverage will be available to the public:

  • Chicago: CNN will provide the largest screen in the city for free public viewing at Thompson Center Plaza. Viewing of the network’s Election Night in America coverage begins at 3 p.m. CT.
  • Boston: CNN will provide a large screen for free public viewing at the iconic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where a never seen before sneak preview of Blink!, a holiday light and sound extravaganza, will be available for passersby.
  • Las Vegas: CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will air beginning at 3 p.m. PT on the oversized video screens at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Vegas Strip.
  • Los Angeles: At Grand Park, CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will air at the city-sponsored watch party beginning at 5 p.m. PT.
  • PLUS: In airports across America, travelers can watch as the results come in via the CNN Airport Network.

On social media, CNN viewers are encouraged to follow @CNNPolitics on Twitter and use the hashtag #CNNElection for the latest news and up-to-the-minute updates about the election.

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.
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November 2nd, 2012
11:21 AM ET

Obama, Romney: Exclusive Op-Eds on CNN.com

This morning, CNN Digital published dueling opinion pieces from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on their visions for America. Governor Romney says he offers "real change and a real choice" that would speed economic recovery and President Obama says that on his watch the nation has climbed out of recession and war.  Below the jump are excerpts from each of their exclusive pieces.

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CNN's Complete Coverage of ‘Election Night in America’
November 1st, 2012
12:02 PM ET

CNN's Complete Coverage of ‘Election Night in America’

CNN Mobilizes Team across the Country for ‘Election Night in America’

Two Dozen Reporters Deployed; First-Ever Election Night Broadcast from CNN’s State-of-the-Art Studio in Washington

CNN’s commitment to unbiased coverage this 2012 election season will culminate Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day, with the network’s top team of anchors in Washington and in the field, from reporters on the ground in the final battleground states and at candidate headquarters.

Anchors Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper from Washington, with Candy Crowley from Boston and Erin Burnett from the hotly contested state of Ohio, will lead ‘Election Night in America’ coverage beginning at 6 p.m. CNN’s coverage will be the network’s first-ever Election Day anchored from Washington, where more than 40 consecutive hours of live programming are planned from the newly constructed, state-of-the-art studio and control room. Kicking off Election Day coverage live from Washington beginning at 5 a.m. will be Early Start with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien. A full programming schedule for Election Day and the days surrounding is outlined below.

National political reporter Jim Acosta will join Crowley in Boston at the Romney campaign headquarters, while White House correspondents Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar will be live from Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. Chief national correspondent John King will be at the Magic Wall to provide analysis of CNN’s projections and explain closely contested races in county-by-county detail. Senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash will also join anchors in the studio to provide context as House and Senate races are projected. Correspondent Tom Foreman will appear live from the virtual studio in Washington to present a “Virtual Senate,” allowing viewers to visualize the balance of power in congress and to explain the consequences of a Democratic or Republican-controlled Senate. On hand throughout the evening and early morning hours to provide expert insight and analysis will be chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen.

Joining coverage on Election Day and through the early morning hours will be the following voices with perspectives across the political spectrum: Paul Begala, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Ari Fleisher, Margaret Hoover, Van Jones, Roland Martin and Ana Navarro.

Reporter Deployments
Reporters, including those who were deployed for “The Final Battlegrounds” coverage in the remaining eight days of the campaign, are scheduled to be live from the following locations on Election Day:

•    Romney Campaign HQ in Boston – Candy Crowley, Jim Acosta, Peter Hamby, Rachel Streitfeld, Shawna Shepherd
•    Obama Campaign HQ in Chicago – Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian, Brianna Keilar
•    Columbus, Ohio – Erin Burnett, Shannon Travis
•    Cleveland, Ohio – Martin Savidge
•    Cincinnati, Ohio – Don Lemon
•    Cincinnati, Ohio – Carol Costello
•    Chesterfield, Virginia – Gary Tuchman
•    Manassas, Virginia – Randi Kaye, Kate Bolduan
•    Palm Beach County, Florida – John Zarella,
•    Jacksonville, Florida – Drew Griffin
•    Miami, Florida – Ashleigh Banfield
•    Des Moines, Iowa – Poppy Harlow
•    Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Ted Rowlands
•    Denver, Colorado – Ed Lavandera
•    Golden, Colorado – Kyung Lah
•    Littleton, Colorado – Paul Vercammen
•    Las Vegas, Nevada – Miguel Marquez
•    Nashua, New Hampshire – Brian Todd
•    Dixville Notch, New Hampshire – David Mattingly
•    Washington, DC – Athena Jones, Joe Johns

CNN Digital

CNN Digital will have a robust and multiplatform experience with the latest results and analysis for the 2012 Election.  The CNN.com Home Page will display top election news, interactive data, social integrations and real-time updates about the races.  The latest results, polling (including exit polls for battleground states), live-blogging, candidate profiles and round-the-clock coverage will be available through CNN’s Election Center and via the CNN apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone and optimized for all users of CNN’s mobile website.

CNN Digital will live stream from the campaign headquarters in Boston and Chicago as well as all acceptance and concession speeches from key races, giving users a front-row seat through CNN’s mobile apps and at www.CNN.com/live.  Users may also authenticate through their cable, satellite or telco providers to access CNN and HLN’s 24-7 television feeds via TV Everywhere.

CNN’s Electoral Map and Calculator will identify battleground states and help users game out the presidential contest. Through Google and CNN’s Campaign Explorer, users can track ad spending, fundraising and travel in the presidential race.  The Poll of Polls interactive will display poll results over time for the national horserace and in key battleground states.  Finally, Facebook-CNN Election Insights will display dynamic, real-time charts and visualizations of Facebook activity on Election Night, which CNN will report throughout the evening.

CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, will invite voters across the country to be part of CNN’s election coverage by taking and sharing photos wearing their “I Voted” stickers.  Users can join in through iReport or by using #IVotedCNN on Twitter and Instagram.  After the election, CNN will also invite iReporters to share their reactions following the results.

On Election Day, in addition to CNN’s daily political newsletter Gut Check, CNN's live blog at CNN.com/Conversation will provide instant reaction and analysis from CNN's anchors, reporters and more from influencers around social media. The companion to CNN's TV coverage will also provide extra information, trivia, instant polls and viewer comments/questions.

CNN on Social Media

Furthering CNN’s election partnership with Facebook, users who have pledged to participate via CNN’s “I’m Voting” app will be able to take part in various election-related surveys powered directly on their computer, tablet or mobile device. Also, CNN.com will feature an interactive dashboard that provides real-time data about who on Facebook is talking about the candidates. Facebook will also provide exclusive insights to CNN on trending election-related keywords. The social networking site will also provide international data on which countries are buzzing most about the candidates. All data and results will be integrated in CNN’s cross platform programming on Election Day.

On social media, CNN viewers are encouraged to visit CNNPolitics on Facebook, follow @CNNPolitics on Twitter and use the hashtag #CNNElections for the latest news and up to the minute updates about the election. GetGlue users can check-in to CNN’s ‘Election Night in America’ coverage for two exclusive limited-edition stickers. Users are also invited to go behind-the-scenes with CNN's reporters, by viewing photo highlights from CNN Politics on Instagram. Users may also subscribe to CNN’s political teams for all of their latest updates across social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, CNN is taking big stories and election related data and packaging them up in small snapshots created exclusively for Tumblr. The newly created Tumblr page, The CNN Brief  includes shareable infographics (poll numbers, ad spending, historical facts) and visually displaying these data slices as animated GIFS and visual images.

CNN en Español

CNN en Español’s coverage will begin at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by the network’s senior political anchor Juan Carlos López along with anchors Patricia Janiot, Fernando del Rincón, Carmen Aristegui, Xavier Serbiá, Guillermo Arduino and Alejandra Oraa.  CNN en Español will have correspondents reporting from all over the world talking with people about how the U.S. election and their candidates are viewed abroad, including Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Spain and Israel.

The coverage will also include reporters throughout the U.S., including Ione Molinares reporting from the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago, Adriana Hauser reporting from the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston, Maria Santana in New York, Karina Dalmas in Los Angeles, Rafael Fuenmayor in Miami and Gustavo Valdes, who is traveling with the CNN Election Express through Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.

CNN International

CNN International will kick off its special coverage of the U.S. presidential election at 6 a.m. Tuesday from CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Led by CNN’s Richard Quest, Hala Gorani, Isha Sesay and Jonathan Mann, CNNI will showcase the expertise of CNN correspondents across the U.S. and around the world, offering up-to-the-minute reaction from U.S. voters.

At 9 a.m., CNNI will broadcast a special business-centered program featuring Quest and CNN’s chief business correspondent Ali Velshi, who will look at early reaction to the election from the world’s leading financial markets. And at 3 p.m., CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will anchor a live U.S. election-edition of Amanpour. Following the broadcast of Amanpour, CNNI will join CNN/U.S. and continue simulcasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

CNN Times Square Viewing Party

As on Election Day in 2008, CNN will again host a viewing party at the corner of 47th Street and Broadway in New York City. The event will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis to view the network’s election coverage.

CNN Programming Schedule

•    Saturday, November 3
o    CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon airs live from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Columbus, Ohio
o    The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer airs live from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
o    CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon airs live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Columbus, Ohio
o    Romney Revealed: Family, Faith and the Road to Power airs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
o    Obama Revealed: The Man, The President airs from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00pm and 12:30am.

•    Sunday, November 4
o    A special election edition of State of the Union with Candy Crowley airs live from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
o    America’s Choice 2012: Countdown to Election Day lead by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley and John King airs live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
o    Piers Morgan Tonight airs live from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

•    Monday, November 5
o    Early Start with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien air live from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., respectively, from Washington.
o    The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer airs live from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
o    Erin Burnett OutFront airs live from Columbus, Ohio, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
o    Anderson Cooper 360° airs live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Washington.
o    Erin Burnett OutFront airs live from Columbus, Ohio, from 11 p.m. to midnight.
o    Piers Morgan Tonight airs live from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and midnight to 1 a.m. from New York.

•    Tuesday, November 6: ELECTION DAY
o    Early Start with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien air live from Washington from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., respectively.
o    Election Day in America editions of CNN Newsroom will provide live coverage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with updates from CNN’s correspondents in the final battleground states.
o    A special one-hour Election Day in America edition of Erin Burnett OutFront airs live at 2 p.m. from Columbus, Ohio.
o    A special one-hour Election Day in America edition of Anderson Cooper 360° airs live at 3 p.m. from Washington.
o    A special Election Day in America edition of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer airs live beginning at 4 p.m.
o    ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA full team coverage begins at 6 p.m. and continues through night and early morning to 3 a.m.

•    Wednesday, November 7
o    America’s Choice 2012 coverage will begin at 3 a.m. with Early Start anchors John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin and Starting Point anchor Soledad O’Brien. Sambolin will be live from Chicago, Berman and O’Brien are live from Washington.
o    At 9 a.m. America’s Choice 2012 continues with Kate Bolduan and Joe Johns from Washington.
o    At noon, post-election day editions of CNN Newsroom continue with anchors Wolf Blitzer, Suzanne Malveaux, John King and Brooke Baldwin from Washington and Atlanta.
o    Post-Election Day editions of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360°, and Piers Morgan Tonight will air live at their regularly scheduled times.

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.

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Megan Grant          Washington, D.C.        202.515.2920                  megan.grant@cnn.com
Edie Emery            Washington, D.C.         202.898.7657                  edie.emery@cnn.com

CNN to Air Massachusetts Senate Debate, John King Moderates
October 26th, 2012
02:46 PM ET

CNN to Air Massachusetts Senate Debate, John King Moderates

Update 10.29.12 at 1:30 p.m. ET:

Due to CNN's comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the network will continue with storm coverage during evening programming on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The network will not air America's Choice 2012: Massachusetts Senate Debate, the debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in the 7 p.m. ET hour. CNN will live stream the debate on CNN.com/Live.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. CNN will air America's Choice 2012: Massachusetts Senate Debate, the final debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, one of the most closely watched races in the country. CNN chief national correspondent John King will moderate the one-hour debate in front of a live audience at the WGBH studios in Brighton, Mass. CNN will live stream the network’s TV coverage on CNN.com/Live and the debate will replay at 11 p.m.

King, a native of Dorchester, Mass., is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades, while reporting from all 50 states and from international locations. As the network’s lead campaign reporter for America’s Choice 2012, King provides the latest developments from the campaign trail and across the network’s programs and platforms. Using the “Magic Wall,” he visually connects the dots in politics by illustrating how voting habits have changed across election cycles and analyzing voting behavior. King moderated the first CNN debate of the 2012 Republican presidential primary season in New Hampshire and two additional debates in early 2012. In 2010, King moderated gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and Florida

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.
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October 25th, 2012
01:18 PM ET

CNN to Deploy Reporters to Battleground States Ahead of Nov. 6

Two Dozen Correspondents Dispatched Across OH, CO, VA, FL, IA, WI, NV, NH in Final 8 Days before Election Day

With less than two weeks before Election Day, CNN announces plans for the network’s top reporters to deploy to eight battleground states and the campaign trail for in-depth, all-platform political coverage in the final eight days leading to the election. CNN, the only cable news network that has not chosen sides during this presidential election, will double down on its commitment to provide unbiased and on-the-ground coverage with the launch of “The Final Battlegrounds,” beginning Monday, October 29.

“CNN is deploying its vast resources and top-notch reporters into the states that the campaigns are targeting as the election nears,” said Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide. “Our in-depth reporting and analysis will keep voters informed of the up-to-the-minute developments that will determine the outcome of this extraordinarily close presidential race.”

CNN’s robust team of correspondents will track campaign ad dollars, monitor voting patterns and irregularities, and analyze the economic, demographic, regional and cultural factors in the states that will feature heavily into the outcome of the election. Additionally, CNN/ORC International will release exclusive state-by-state polling daily. These special reports will air across CNN/U.S. during dayside and prime time programming, including on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360° and Piers Morgan Tonight. Coverage will also appear online at CNNPolitics.com and on mobile platforms, in addition to airing on CNN en Español and CNN International.

Reporters will be deployed to the following locations for “The Final Battlegrounds” coverage ahead of Election Day:
•    Various battleground states – John King, Peter Hamby
•    Ohio – Martin Savidge, Don Lemon
•    Virginia – Gary Tuchman, Athena Jones, Kate Bolduan
•    Florida – John Zarella, Drew Griffin
•    Iowa – Poppy Harlow, Chris Welch
•    Wisconsin – Ted Rowlands
•    Colorado – Kyung Lah, Ed Lavandera
•    Nevada – Miguel Marquez
•    New Hampshire – David Mattingly, Brian Todd
•    Romney Campaign – Jim Acosta, Joe Johns, Rachel Streitfeld
•    Obama Campaign – Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian, Brianna Keilar
•    Romney Campaign/ Rep. Ryan – Shawna Shepherd
•    Obama Campaign/ VP Biden – Shannon Travis
•    Election Express tour with stops in FL, NC, VA, OH – Ali Velshi, John Avlon, Gustavo Valdes

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.

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