Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28
Fareed Zakaria's special available now on demand for cable and satellite systems and via CNNgo
August 10th, 2017
02:59 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria's 'Why Trump Won' available on demand and encores Monday, Aug. 28

Fareed Zakaria's WHY TRUMP WON is available now for viewing on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.

This CNN Special Report will broadcast Monday, Aug. 28 at 9:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.  In addition to the encore telecasts, the special will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo on Aug. 28  (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.

WHY TRUMP WON tells the story of the signals pointing to Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, that many missed, but were there all along.  Zakaria who points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win.

WHY TRUMP WON also features statistician and author Nate Silver (The Signal and the Noise, 2012); David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party; conservative culture columnist and author, David Brooks (The Road to Character, 2016); political historian and author, Thomas Frank (Listen, Liberal: Or, What Every Happened to the Party of the People?, 2017); journalist and author George Packer (The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, 2014); and Trump ghost writer Tony Schwartz (Trump: The Art of the Deal, 1989).

For more about this topic and excerpts from the special, please watch: http://cnn.it/2uNKTQI

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‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics
July 27th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics

New CNN Special Report Premieres Monday, August 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, shocked the American political establishment.  WHY TRUMP WON, tells the story of the signals many missed, but were there all along.  Fareed Zakaria points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – as he explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win in a new CNN Special Report, WHY TRUMP WON, that will premiere Monday, Aug. 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

WHY TRUMP WON shows how Trump has worked towards closing the ultimate deal – winning the White House – for decades.  Trump attended his first Republican National convention in 1988 and competed for the Reform Party nomination in 1999.  And, through print ads, television interviews, and social media, Trump has carefully tailored his political messages over the years and ultimately persuaded millions to join his powerful political army.

In WHY TRUMP WON, Zakaria reports on families falling apart: depression, drugs, desperation, and finally resentment taking root in some American communities, supplanting what had been flourishing middle class optimism.  Under a veneer of rosy 2016 stock market and jobs statistics, was a decades-long crumbling of middle class culture and a long-simmering loss of faith in institutions.

David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party, is frustrated that “a man who [uses] gold-plated toilets” became the political bannerman for middle America, but Betras feels Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost as definitively as Donald Trump won in 2016.  Betras says working class people in Mahoning felt Democrats, the “party of the people,” had left them.  And, they channeled their frustrations into electoral victories last year for Donald Trump that were decisive in what some described as an earthquake of an election. FULL POST

HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30
July 19th, 2017
10:45 AM ET

HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30

Double Season of 16 New Episodes Will Air Exclusively on HLN Sundays at 8pm ET/PT

Season four of the acclaimed CNN Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh, which tells stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, will air exclusively on HLN with a double season of 16 episodes beginning Sunday, July 30 at 8 pm ET/PT. The series’ third season was simulcast on CNN and HLN in 2016.

Hosted by Walsh, a passionate victim’s rights activist, television personality and founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Hunt is produced by the Peabody and Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production.  FULL POST

Last Night’s Relaunch of CNN Original Series The History of Comedy Premieres at #1 in All Demos
July 17th, 2017
02:54 PM ET

Last Night’s Relaunch of CNN Original Series The History of Comedy Premieres at #1 in All Demos

The Nineties is #1 Among Adults 25-54, 18-34

Last night’s all-new episode of CNN’s Original Series The History of Comedy (10pm) ranked #1 in cable news in all demos — total viewers, adults 25-54 and younger viewers (18-34) – according to Nielsen Fast National data.  The episode, “One Nation, Under Comedy,” attracted 342k among adults 25-54, +79% more than Fox News’ 191k and posted a +116% advantage over MSNBC’s 158k.  In younger viewers (18-34), CNN averaged 104k, easily topping Fox News (37k) and MSNBC (22k).  In total viewers, The History of Comedy was top-rated with 1.004million, Fox News placed second with 999k, and MSNBC was a distant third with 344k.

The premiere of the second episode of The Nineties (9pm) ranked #1 among adults 24-54 with 357k, +75% more than Fox News’ 204k and posted a +203% advantage over MSNBC’s 118k.  In younger viewers (18-34), CNN averaged 131k, more than tripling the combined delivery of Fox News (26k) and MSNBC (16k) in the time period.  In total viewers, CNN had 968k, Fox News attracted 969k and MSNBC registered 517k.

The next episode of The History of Comedy, “Ripped from the Headlines,” premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, preceded by a new episode ofThe Nineties, “Can We All Get Along?” at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  

From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), The History of Comedy is an eight-part CNN Original Series that examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series. 

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CNN Films and CNN Original Series Strike Content Deal with Hulu
Jeremy Freeman / CNN
July 10th, 2017
04:39 PM ET

CNN Films and CNN Original Series Strike Content Deal with Hulu

New CNN Films content deal, expanded CNN Original Series deal launches with Hulu

CNN and Hulu have struck a new content deal for six series and two films produced by the network, the two companies announced today.  This is the first such deal between CNN and Hulu for CNN Films, the network’s premium brand for nonfiction documentaries, and the second deal with CNN Original Series, the network’s premium brand for nonfiction series content.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with a trusted brand like CNN,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s head of content acquisition. “Their powerful story-telling is best in class and we are very happy to offer even more of their programming to Hulu viewers.”

“Our goal for these content brands was to bring the strong, journalistic sensibility of CNN to premium nonfiction content,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.  “So, we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Hulu, which values that high-quality content proposition as well,” Entelis said.

The new deal includes the film ‘9/11 Fifteen Years Later,’ a co-production with Goldfish Pictures, available now, and ‘The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House,’ a wholly original film production by the network, to become available in July.  CNN Films, launched in 2012, marks its fifth year anniversary later this year.

CNN Original Series previously sold streaming rights to Hulu for Race for the White House from executive producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.  This expanded deal for series content includes: The History of Comedy (Season 1), United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (Seasons 1-2), This is Life with Lisa Ling (Seasons 1-3), Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (Season 1), The Hunt with John Walsh (Seasons 1-3), and Crimes of the Century (Season 1).  The majority of the content will become available to Hulu subscribers on a rolling basis this summer, with the exception of The History of Comedy, which will become available this winter. FULL POST

LAST NIGHT’S PREMIERE OF CNN’s "THE NINETIES" RANKS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54, 18-34
July 10th, 2017
02:27 PM ET

LAST NIGHT’S PREMIERE OF CNN’s "THE NINETIES" RANKS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54, 18-34

Last night’s premiere of CNN’s Original Series The Nineties (9-11pm) ranked #1 in cable news among adults 25-54 and younger viewers (18-34) according to Nielsen Fast National data.  The episode, The One About TV, attracted 506k among adults 25-54, +82% more than Fox News’ 278k and +315% more than MSNBC’s 122k. Among all of CNN’s 42 Original Series premieres, The Nineties ranked fifth among adults 25-54.  And among all the CNN decade series, last night’s premiere ranked second in the demo, following The Eighties (598k) and easily surpassing The Seventies (291k) and The Sixties (284k).

In younger viewers (18-34), the program ranked #1 and outperformed the combined viewership of Fox News and MSNBC with 177k, Fox News followed with 44k and MSNBC trailed with 23k.  This is the second best ever performance among 18-34 of all of CNN’s 42 Original Series premieres.  In total viewers, CNN topped MSNBC by +196% (1.141 million vs. MSNBC’s 385k); Fox News averaged 1.211 million.

The next episode, Clinton: The Comeback Kid, will air on Sunday, July 16 at 9pm ET/PT, followed by an-all new episode of The History of Comedy at 10pm ET/PT.

Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Kerner, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

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Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22
July 10th, 2017
11:40 AM ET

Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22

CNN’s Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies returns for a second season on Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The eight-part CNN Original Series provides viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage.  Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told first-hand by the agents who lived it.  Intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, DEA, Homeland Security and the State Department are represented, revealing the unbelievable true stories of America’s covert operations in the United States and around the world.

The second season of Declassified will chronicle successful missions to target America’s biggest threats including a software pirate, an international arms dealer, terrorist hijackers and the world’s biggest heroin trafficker. The season two premiere, “The Spies Next Door: Operation Ghost Stories,” reveals the story of undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S. and one of the largest counterintelligence investigations in the history of the FBI.

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THE PULSE OF ORLANDO: TERROR AT THE NIGHTCLUB
June 29th, 2017
03:22 PM ET

THE PULSE OF ORLANDO: TERROR AT THE NIGHTCLUB

A CNN SPECIAL REPORT TO AIR FRIDAY, JUNE 30th AT 10PM

On June 12, 2016, forty nine people were murdered and dozens more injured at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was one of the worst mass shootings in United States history. The attack left 49 families grieving, as well as survivors and first responders reeling from the horrors they witnessed.  In the year since, many of those touched most deeply by this tragedy have found purpose in their pain and turned their grief into action.

In a moving one hour special, Anderson Cooper returns to Orlando and revisits this painful chapter of American history. Cooper helps tell the stories of what happened that night, and what has happened since in the lives of a number of people touched by the tragedy, including Christine Leinonen, mother of Christopher Andrew Leinonen, who was killed that night, as well as survivor Angel Colon, first responder, police officer Omar Delgado, and Pulse owner Barbara Poma.

"This was the deadliest terror attack in the United States since September 11th, and sickening assault on the LGBT community," said Cooper. " We wanted to remember the lives lost, and reconnect with many of those we first met one year ago."

The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub, a CNN Special Report will air Friday, June 30th, at 10pm ET.

In addition to the TV airings, The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub will also stream live for subscribers on June 30th via CNNgo (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Samsung TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub will also be available the day after the premiere (July 1) on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

ELIÁN Premieres Thursday, Aug. 24 on CNN/U.S. & CNN en Español
June 29th, 2017
01:06 PM ET

ELIÁN Premieres Thursday, Aug. 24 on CNN/U.S. & CNN en Español

CNN Film explores the international custody battle and history of the relationship between U.S.& Cuba

As America renews restrictions to its Cuba policy, a new documentary from Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and director Tim Golden, director Ross McDonnell, and producer Trevor Birney, explores a pivotal moment in that relationship: the international custody battle and cultural fallout following the 1999 sea rescue of five-year-old Elián González.  ELIÁN, will premiere in simulcast on CNN/U.S. and CNN en Español Thursday, Aug. 24 at 9:00pm, with limited commercial interruption.  The two-hour CNN Film will encore Friday, Aug. 25 on CNN/U.S. at 12:00am, with limited commercial interruption, and will air again Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10:00pm and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2:00am on CNN/U.S..  All times Eastern.  ELIÁN is narrated by Tony Award®-nominated actor Raúl Esparza.

“At a moment when Americans are once again debating the country’s relationship with Cuba, Elián’s story is a powerful reminder of how ordinary Cubans in both countries have so often been trampled in the geopolitical battles between Washington and Havana,” Golden said.

In a series of exclusive interviews for the film, Elián González, now 23 years old, eloquently details harrowing memories of his rescue from the Florida Straits and the unrelenting media circus that surrounded his days in America.  He also describes his hopes for reconciliation between the Cuban and American people, and more specifically for his own divided family.  Elián’s father, Juan Miguel González, and his American cousin, Marisleysis González, speaking in separate exclusive interviews, talk through their emotions as the legal battle and the family drama unfolded.

“This timely story is expertly revealed, in all of its necessary complexity, by Tim, Ross, and Trevor,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.  “The film lays bare both the emotional family tensions of the custody battle over young Elián González, and the overlying ideological struggle between nations that shadowed every extraordinary event between Elián’s rescue and return to his father,” Entelis said. FULL POST

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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