June 3rd, 2015
11:29 AM ET

CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, & The Sixties Receive Top Honors at Realscreen Awards

CNNOS_logo_vert_CMYK_OBThree of CNN’s Original Series were honored with five top accolades at the Realscreen West 2015 awards in Los Angeles on June 2, and included a special honor for “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain who was inducted into Realscreen’s Hall of Fame.

 CNN’s top rated series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which is produced by Zero Point Zero Production and completes its fifth season on the network June 21 with a tour of Beirut, was presented with three honors.  The series scored top “Non-Fiction – Arts and Culture Program,” while the host was named “Hall of Fame –Personality of the Year,” and won in the category “ Outstanding Achievement – Host/Presenter Most Compelling Character.”

 The popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, produced by Warrior Poets, which begins season four on CNN in 2016, was honored as the top ”Non-Fiction – Social Issues and Current Affairs Program.”

CNN’s Original Series, the critically-acclaimed, The Sixties, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, won in the “Non Fiction-Archive based Program” category. The follow-up eight episode series The Seventies premieres on June 11. 

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CNN Green Lights Volkswagen as the Debut Presenting Sponsor for CNN Films
November 12th, 2014
01:23 PM ET

CNN Green Lights Volkswagen as the Debut Presenting Sponsor for CNN Films

Multi-Title Partnership to Launch around IVORY TOWER Premiere

Volkswagen is in the driver’s seat as presenting sponsor for CNN Films, it was announced today by CNN Ad Sales. Spanning several titles and a multi-screen promoted partnership, CNN will kick off the brand’s presenting sponsorship around the anticipated debut of IVORY TOWER, directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Rossi, on Thursday, November 20 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern.

Through this first-of-its-kind presenting partnership for CNN Films, Volkswagen will have extensive co-branded presence leading into and within sponsored films, including opening credits branding and custom-produced co-branded creative showcasing the partnership during broadcasts of the films, coupled with the brand’s own creative in the a position of a film break. Negotiated by Volkswagen’s media agency MediaCom, the partnership lasts through the first three quarters of 2015, and will span a number of select films from the CNN Films slate. FULL POST

August 14th, 2014
03:27 PM ET

THE SIXTIES series finale: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll airs tonight at 9pm Eastern

The final episode of the now Emmy® award-nominated THE SIXTIES explores the counterculture, the legendary music, and the sweeping political change that ushered out the decade.

The fundamental changes in American culture in the 1960s influenced global changes in the ways people viewed authority, war, societal norms, and the practice of populist politics. Tom Wolfe, Jann Wenner, Grace Slick, Graham Nash, Michael Butler and James Rado, Douglas Brinkley, Mark Kurlansky, Ric Burns, Vincent Bugliosi, and others review how the beatniks and folk music scene of the early ‘60s evolved to the hippies and psychedelic rock of the later years. They also explore how Haight-Ashbury, “the Summer of Love” and Woodstock, Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, Yippies, Dead-Heads, Charles Manson, and Hell’s Angels became enduring counter-cultural touchstones.

THE SIXTIES: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll debuts Thursday, Aug. 14 at 9:00pm Eastern.

During the broadcast, former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and rock journalist David Wild will answer viewers' questions via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN.

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August 7th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

Then vs. Now: The Times, They are A-Changin' debuts in tonight's SIXTIES at 9pm

The genesis of the social and political currents that dominate today’s headlines began in the 1960s.  The influences of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring influenced environmental activism; Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique influenced feminist activism.  Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative, and the so-called Stonewall riots, were also kickstarters to cultural and political change.   Feminist icons Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Marlo Thomas, and journalists Gail Collins and Douglas Brinkley, along with Barney Frank, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and others explore the beginnings of the women’s, environmental, conservative, and gay movements – and how the 1960's altered how Americans worked, loved, lived, and looked at each other.

THE SIXTIES: The Times, They are A-Changin' debuts Thursday, Aug. 7 at 9:00pm and will encore at 12:00am.  All times Eastern.

During the broadcast, CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp and CNN contributor and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson will answer viewers' questions via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN.

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July 31st, 2014
12:32 PM ET

Return to 1968 with #TheSixtiesCNN tonight at 9pmET #ThrowbackThursday

It was the penultimate year of the decade, and 1968 was framed by extraordinary events and turmoil.

During 1968, the Tet Offensive, the Kennedy/McCarthy battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, violent student protests around the world, a chaotic Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the Soviet incursion into Prague, and President Johnson’s decision to not run for re-election were pivotal turning points – all ushered in some of the most fundamental social and political changes in American history. Robert Kennedy, Jr., Dan Rather, Evan Thomas, Robert Dallek, Jeff Greenfield, Walter Isaacson, Taylor Branch, Tom Hayden, Mark Kurlansky, Leonard Steinhorn, Todd Gitlin, and others describe one of the most dramatic years in American history.

THE SIXTIES: 1968 debuts Thursday, July 31 at 9:00pm and encores at 12:00am.  All times Eastern.

During the broadcast, CNN senior political analyst David Gergen will answer viewers' questions about the events of the pivotal year of 1968, and how they still resonate later today, via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN.

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July 24th, 2014
03:57 PM ET

THE SIXTIES: The Space Race debuts tonight on CNN at 9:00pmET and PT

In fewer than 10 years, America rocketed from launching rudimentary satellites to landing a man on the Moon.

Pioneers like Werner Von Braun and heroes like Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, pushed the boundaries of U.S. space exploration to literally unprecedented heights. Throughout the decade, the rivalry between America and the Soviet Union raised the stakes on the competition that went even beyond the “giant leap for mankind” and led to astonishing technological inventions. Astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Mike Massimino and Dave Scott, along with Tom Wolfe, Andy Chaikin, Walter Isaacson, Douglas Brinkley, and Tom Hanks describe one of the greatest real-life adventure stories of all time.

THE SIXTIES: The Space Race debuts Thursday, July 17 at 9:00pm and encores at 12:00am.  All times Eastern.

During the broadcast, NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi will answer viewers' questions about America's space program – past and present – via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN.

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July 10th, 2014
02:57 PM ET

The British are coming...tonight at 9pmET on THE SIXTIES on CNN

When Ed Sullivan uttered, “Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles,” the “lads from Liverpool” and their thrilling performance on Sullivan’s eponymous variety show enthralled millions and launched a reciprocal exchange of influences with American artists. The music was a revelation – and, inspired a revolution in fashion, hairstyles, advertising, politics, and sexual mores that influenced nearly every aspect of American life. Smokey Robinson, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Eric Bourdon, Dave Clark, Mickey Dolenz and others recall what it was like to make the music that mirrored the souls of the young and the restless. Jann Wenner, Mikal Gilmore, Patrick Goldstein, Nelson George, Bill Janovitz, John Heilemann, Tom Hanks, David Wild, and musicians Eric Burdon, Paul Schaffer, andQuestlove describe how this legendary music era did so much more than provide a soundtrack for the generation of change.

THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion debuts tonight, Thursday, July 10 at 9:00pm and encores at 11:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.

During the broadcast, music journalist David Wild and rock artist Susanna Hoffs will answer viewers' questions about music from the era via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN. FULL POST

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations
July 10th, 2014
11:00 AM ET

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations

The highly-rated CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy received nine combined nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy Award competition.

“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series. They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo and Punjab episodes

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming

The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Punjab episode

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Congo episode

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July 2nd, 2014
08:36 AM ET

THE SIXTIES swings a holiday weekend marathon on July 3 and July 6

War.  Peace.  Pop culture.  Politics.  Encore in Back-to-Back Episodes

The first five episodes of CNN's provocative and compelling Original Series THE SIXTIES will encore in two holiday weekend marathons on Thursday, July 3 and Sunday, July 6.

Executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goeztman for Playtone, and Mark Herzog for Herzog & Co., these first five episodes of THE SIXTIES tell the stories of the golden age of television, the rise of the Berlin Wall, the assassination President Kennedy, Civil Rights, and the war in Vietnam, in back-to-back episodes: FULL POST

June 26th, 2014
05:42 PM ET

THE SIXTIES: A Long March to Freedom (1960 – 1968)

The moral mission of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s is re-examined by eyewitnesses at the forefront to history in tonight's edition of THE SIXTIES: A Long March to Freedom.  Describing their experiences during the Movement are SNCC co-founders and former student activists Diane Nash, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, and U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.  Rev. James Lawson, Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Bob Moses also discuss first-hand accounts of the lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the state university integration efforts, and more – all led by the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham.

Taylor Branch, Dave Garrow, Gene Roberts, Isabel Wilkerson, and Diane McWhorter give historical context to “Bloody Sunday,” the march from Selma to Montgomery, Freedom Summer, the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts, and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

THE SIXTIES: A Long March to Freedom debuts tonight, Thursday, June 26 at 9:00pm and encores at 11:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.

Via Facebook, viewers can also interact with presidential historian Tim Naftali and CNN's Don Lemon about the topics raised in tonight's episode during the premiere broadcast.  Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and using #TheSixtiesCNN. FULL POST

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