Overseas Press Club Honors CNN for 'Undercover in Syria' Series
March 21st, 2017
10:33 AM ET

Overseas Press Club Honors CNN for 'Undercover in Syria' Series

The Overseas Press Club of America has honored CNN’s ‘Undercover in Syria’ series with the David Kaplan Award for Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad. They will present the award, which honors the finest international reporting, at its annual ceremony on Thursday, April 27 in New York. CNN President Jeff Zucker will be on hand to deliver the keynote address.

Reported by senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward and produced by Salma Abdelaziz, ‘Undercover in Syria’ took viewers inside rebel-held territory for an exclusive series of reports on what life was like under the bombs. CNN was the only Western media to witness the effects of Russian bombardment first hand and go inside the devastation of rebel-held Aleppo.

“The Overseas Press Club is one of the oldest and most respected collection of journalists in the business,” says Ward. “It's hugely exciting to win this award, and particularly for a story that I truly believe the world needed to see and hear.” FULL POST


Topics: Awards • Clarissa Ward • CNN • Syria
CNN Films Debuts UNSEEN ENEMY for World Health Day Presentation
March 17th, 2017
01:01 PM ET

CNN Films Debuts UNSEEN ENEMY for World Health Day Presentation

The world’s urgent call to action on pandemics like Zika, Ebola, flu has global premiere April 7

UNSEEN ENEMY, about the potential looming crisis of disease pandemics, will debut as a CNN Films broadcast for a World Health Day presentation Friday, April 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S.  The film, which is exclusively presented by Johnson & Johnson, will then replay at 12:00am Eastern.  All broadcasts will have limited commercial interruptions.

UNSEEN ENEMY is narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Janet Tobias.  CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, is an executive producer and consultant for the film.  Philanthropist Paul G. Allen, known for his catalytic leadership during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, is also an executive producer.

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CNN’S ARWA DAMON RETURNS TO MOSUL IN NEW HOUR-LONG SPECIAL
March 1st, 2017
09:11 AM ET

CNN’S ARWA DAMON RETURNS TO MOSUL IN NEW HOUR-LONG SPECIAL

'Return to Mosul' airs Saturday, March 4 at 8pm GMT on CNN International

Nearly two months after spending 28 hours under siege in ISIS-held Mosul, CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and photojournalist Brice Laine return to the embattled city to find out what happened after they escaped.

Reuniting with the soldiers from the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force with which they were traveling and the families who sheltered them after ISIS militants attacked their convoy, Damon takes viewers inside this harrowing experience as the battle for Mosul continues.

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ANA CABRERA NAMED ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM 
March 1st, 2017
09:02 AM ET

ANA CABRERA NAMED ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM 

Ana Cabrera has been named anchor of CNN’s weekend prime time programming effective immediately, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced today.  Cabrera will anchor CNN Newsroom from New York on Saturdays from 3-6pm ET and 7-9pm ET, and Sundays from 5-8pm ET.

Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent in 2013, based on Denver.  Most recently she was part of the CNN Investigative team that revealed systemic failures in reporting, investigating and tracking alleged sexual abuse at elderly living facilities. She has covered the unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown. Cabrera landed an exclusive interview with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney while the grand jury was hearing the case and the Police Chief following his long awaited public apology. She also did extensive enterprise reporting on the marijuana legalization movement, exploring everything from the economic impact, to regulatory issues, to health concerns. Her pesticide investigation resulted in the recall of thousands of pot products in Colorado.

Cabrera succeeds Poppy Harlow who now co-hosts CNN Newsroom weekdays and before that, Don Lemon who currently anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon in prime time. FULL POST

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Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom
CNN STRONG #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN FEBRUARY
February 28th, 2017
01:54 PM ET

CNN STRONG #2 IN CABLE NEWS IN FEBRUARY

CNN Tops MSNBC for 32nd Straight Month in Adults 25-54 in Total Day and Prime Time

New Day Beats Morning Joe Again; Has Second Best Month on Record 

CNN Prime Time Shows Beat MSNBC Among Adults 25-54

Erin Burnett Outfront Has Best Performance Ever 

Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Fareed Zakaria GPS All Rank #1 in Demo

February was another strong month for CNN with the network ranking #2 in cable news, with many programs posting record ratings and all shows growing double or triple digits compared to a year ago.  CNN has topped MSNBC in Total Day (total viewers and 25-54) and in prime time (adults 25-54) for 32 consecutive months, the longest winning streak vs. MSNBC in nine years (since February 2008).

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Topics: CNN Press Releases • Ratings
Sick, dying and raped in America’s nursing homes – a CNN Investigation
February 22nd, 2017
10:54 AM ET

Sick, dying and raped in America’s nursing homes – a CNN Investigation

They go to nursing homes to be cared for. Instead, the unthinkable is happening at facilities across the country: Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them.

Senior Writers Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken provide a shocking and detailed account of the rape and sexual abuse occurring in nursing homes across the country — and the systemic failures of nursing homes and state regulators to stop it.

The graphic reports of abuse they uncovered are horrifying.  

  • 83-year-old Sonja Fischer fled war-time Indonesia as a young girl only to be raped by a nursing assistant during the “final, most vulnerable days of her life."
  • An 88-year-old California woman only had sex with one man her entire life - her husband of nearly 70 years —  then contracted a sexually transmitted disease from her alleged rapist.
  • One elderly man with paralysis was sexually abused and forced to eat feces out of his adult diapers by a group of nursing aides.

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CNN Debuts an Oscar Video Project “Creators”
February 21st, 2017
09:32 AM ET

CNN Debuts an Oscar Video Project “Creators”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker – You know their work, now hear their stories.

CNN Entertainment sat down with with some of Hollywood's most talented actors and Oscar-nominees to discuss their path to success, creative approach to filmmaking and their inspiration. 

Explore the series of intimate videos from 2017 Oscar nominated artists at cnn.com/specials/entertainment/creators.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • Entertainment
CNN To Host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate on Feb. 22
February 17th, 2017
04:18 PM ET

CNN To Host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate on Feb. 22

Dana Bash and Chris Cuomo Moderate Debate with Democratic National Committee Chair Candidates

CNN will host Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate with candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will moderate the primetime event live from the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia just days before the Democratic Party chooses a new national leader. The candidates will debate their visions and strategies for the 2018 midterm elections, how to rebuild the Democratic Party and the role of the DNC under the Trump administration.

The live event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM.

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CNN PRESENTS “All Access at NBA All-Star Weekend: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special”
February 17th, 2017
03:09 PM ET

CNN PRESENTS “All Access at NBA All-Star Weekend: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special”

Hosted by CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and NBA TV Analyst Steve Smith

Airs Saturday, February 18th at 2:30PM/ET

From the heart of New Orleans on Bourbon Street, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and NBA TV Analyst and CNN Sports Contributor Steve Smith give viewers an all access look at the NBA All-Star weekend, where the world’s biggest basketball stars come together to celebrate the NBA on a global stage.

The half-hour program will feature an interview with 9-time NBA All-Star and LA Clippers Point Guard Chris Paul who talks about his deep connection to the people of New Orleans and using his voice to impact social change. St. Augustine high school legendary former coach Bernard Griffith and famed alumnus Avery Johnson, who played for the NBA and is the current head coach at the University of Alabama, also sit down with CNN to share the life lessons they learned while playing basketball. St. Augustine high school in New Orleans played a big role in battling segregation in the city.

New Orleans Pelicans Assistant Coach Robert Pack who grew up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, played professional basketball there and now coaches in the city, gives CNN a personal tour of New Orleans. Additionally, CNN Sports correspondent Andy Scholes captures the spirit of New Orleans with Mardi Gras also taking place this weekend.

All Access at NBA All-Star Weekend: A CNN-Bleacher Report Special” airs on CNN, Saturday, February 18th, at 2:30PM/ET.

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Topics: CNN
CNN Politics brings you COVER/LINE
February 17th, 2017
01:19 PM ET

CNN Politics brings you COVER/LINE

CNN Politics announced today the debut of COVER/LINE, your way to experience politics like Washington does – behind the scenes when the mics are turned off, by CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz. COVER/LINE will not only be your new favorite lunch date, providing you with a daily dose of politics meets pop culture, it will also bring you a weekly podcast and Instagram updates.

With Bennett’s background in fashion and lifestyle, and Schwarz’s background in entertainment, COVER/LINE offers a unique take on traditional political news by covering Washington through the lens of culture and entertainment, brought to you on three different platforms.

Catch COVER/LINE’s first issue launching on February 21, and listen to their podcast weekly starting on February 24, at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.

Subscribe here and follow COVER/LINE:
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