“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 their ROOTS. A project one-year in the making, these journalists embark on an emotional journey across continents as they discover never-before-known details of their family histories.
ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME will kick-off on Sunday, October 12th at 9 pm ET with a special episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and will air across the network throughout the week, culminating in a two-hour special on Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET. The following is the broadcast schedule for ROOTS:
Anthony Bourdain – (9 pm ET) This investigation into the puzzling history of the Bourdain’s great, great, great, grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, serves as a springboard to his first tour of this South American country. In Paraguay, Bourdain explores both jungle and desert land, a rich culture, and savory local dishes that include Bife Koygua, Bori Bori, and Sopa Paraguaya.
Michaela Pereira – (6am ET on New Day) Michaela Pereira’s adoption journey began when she was very young—just three-months-old in Canada. Although she “hit the jackpot” with her adoptive family, she also knows that much of what you see in front of you—the color of her skin, the curl of her hair—comes from her biological parents. After a brief search years ago led to closed doors, Michaela embarks on her roots journey again—this time not in pursuit of her birth parents, but for the place that her ancestors came from—in St. James Parish, Jamaica.
Anderson Cooper – (8pm ET on AC360) Many people know Anderson Cooper as having come from one of America’s most famous families – the Vanderbilts. But growing up, Anderson was always drawn to the southern roots of his father, Wyatt Cooper. Anderson travels to Mississippi where his father grew up and discovers ties between the poor farming family and the rich Vanderbilts that existed before his parents ever met. FULL POST
Today at 4p ET, CNNMoney, one of the world’s top business news brands, led by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell to commemorate the re-imagined CNNMoney, a now fully-owned CNN Worldwide property.
Joining Mr. Zucker on the platform will be:
Following the closing bell ceremony, Richard Quest will anchor CNN International’s Quest Means Business from the floor of the NYSE. CNN’s Jake Tapper will take the feed at the top of The Lead.
Christine Romans Joins John Berman as Co-Anchor of CNN’s “Early Start”
Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul Named Co-Anchors of “New Day Weekend”
CNN today made two announcements about its morning programming lineup.
Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans has been named co-anchor of CNN’s early morning program, “Early Start.” She will join co-anchor John Berman on the program, which airs weekdays from 5-6 a.m. ET. Romans will continue in her capacity as the network’s chief business reporter and anchor of CNN’s business programs.
“Given the audience’s interest in business news as the day begins, and markets across the globe have been open for hours, Christine will add a great dimension to the program that starts CNN’s programming day,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Plus, Christine’s fantastic rapport with John makes this a dynamic team for America to wake up to.” FULL POST
The future of public education in the United States is up for debate in the next CNN Dialogues community forum, “The Real National Debt: What We Owe America’s Students.”
National educational leaders, including Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, will address questions about the public education system’s value and credibility and offer innovative solutions in a discussion moderated by CNN’s EMMY® award-winning Christine Romans, host of CNN’s Saturday morning business show, Your Bottom Line.
The event, co-sponsored by Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be held Thursday, February 28, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Rich Theatre located at the Woodruff Arts Center (1280 Peachtree Street, NE) in Atlanta. FULL POST
Christine Romans (@ChristineRomans) reports on how Wal-Mart reversed itself on Vice President Biden's gun violence meeting.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) criticizes Speaker John Boehner for not bringing a Hurricane Sandy relief bill up for a vote on Tuesday because he thinks Boehner wanted to avoid too much spending at one time, opting for a more “obscure” piecemeal plan of lesser payments.
Rep. Pallone says, “I really think that the speaker doesn't care about New York and New Jersey. In other words, we're blue states. The fact of the matter is that he was afraid to bring this up yesterday, in my opinion, because the Tea Party and the right wing did not want to vote for the spending bill for New York or primarily for New York and New Jersey.”
Early Start with John Berman & Zoraida Sambolin airs weekday mornings from 5-7am ET on CNN.
In the final hours before the fiscal cliff deadline, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) says that he is not willing to “punish success” and vote for a bill that would only expire Bush era tax cuts for households earning over $450,000 per year.
Rep. Burgess says, “If that was all that was involved, no, the answer is, no, I probably wouldn't.”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.
The campaigns and CNN Newsroom are targeting Ohio… CNN Newsroom is broadcasting 3 hours from the swing state on Friday, Nov. 2:
9-10amE: Ali Velshi (@alivelshi) will anchor from the CNN Election Express in Ohio. Christine Romans (@christineromans) will join him from New York. They will report on the release of the end of the month numbers, the election and the impact of superstorm Sandy. CNN International will simulcast from 8-10amE, including this broadcast, reaching a world-wide audience.
2-4pmE: Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) anchors from Ohio, in the final days leading up to the election.