BREAKING NEWS: 35 Years of CNN airs May 26th at 9pmET and re-airs on June 1st at 9pmET
Since its first broadcast on June 1, 1980, the Cable News Network has covered wars, natural disasters, acts of terror, politics and pop culture, both in America and abroad. To mark 35 years of CNN’s worldwide news coverage, the first 24-hour news channel will air a one-hour special report, looking back at the some of the biggest stories with personal accounts by the people who covered them, behind-the-scenes footage and a treasure trove of archived video.
From the day Ronald Reagan was shot and the crumbling of the Berlin Wall to Anita Hill’s fight on Capitol Hill and the Arab Spring, Breaking News: 35 Years of CNN will showcase more than 35 of the most iconic, defining and pivotal moments in recent history. The special report will delve deeper into six of the biggest news stories over the past three-and-a-half decades, including Baby Jessica, the first Gulf War, the O.J. Simpson trial, September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Past and present CNN anchors and correspondents will walk viewers through these events, reflecting on the stories and history they witnessed unfold first-hand, including:
Breaking News: 35 Years of CNN, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, will premiere on CNN this Tuesday, May 26th at 9pm/ET, will re-air on the anniversary, Monday, June 1st at 9pm/ET, and will be simulcast via CNNgo by logging in with a TV provider username and password on CNN’s iPad app or by visiting www.cnn.com/go.
CNN will also mark its 35th anniversary on-line with additional, exclusive content, which will roll out beginning May 21st through June 1st. CNN bloopers from over the years, an interactive quiz on CNN’s defining moments and an extensive photo gallery can be found by visiting www.cnn.com/cnn35.
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Following its successful sponsorship of CNN’s The Circuit, DHL is extending its brand campaign with the network spanning multiple platforms and new CNN feature strand Traders.
CNN is DHL’s exclusive international media partner as the leading logistics company positions its solutions to a wide range of global businesses – from large enterprises to SMEs. The campaign includes sponsorship of The Circuit and Traders linear TV content and all online components on CNN.com and CNN Money, as well as spot advertising across the network.
DHL is expanding its relationship with CNN due to the results delivered through its existing campaign focused around The Circuit. This successful relationship is built on CNN’s commitment to delivering a wide range of brand, advertising and content solutions that meet DHL’s marketing objectives, and the unrivalled nature of CNN’s reach amongst the global business community.
CNN and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library announced today a groundbreaking debate format that will provide voters an opportunity to hear from all of the leading candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination. The debate, sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, will provide qualified GOP presidential candidates ample time to respond to questions about how they would govern as the next commander-in-chief.
The September 16, 2015 primetime event will be divided into two parts featuring two groups of candidates debating the pressing issues facing the nation. One grouping will feature the top 10 candidates*, according to public polling. The other grouping will include candidates who meet the minimum threshold of one percent in public polling, but are not ranked in the top 10. All of the candidates will be required to meet additional criteria to receive an invitation to this debate. Full criteria may be found here.
The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and air live on CNN, CNN International, and CNN Español. The Salem Radio Network will serve as the exclusive radio broadcaster of the debate.
CNN's Jim Sciutto was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over man-made islands located in the South China Sea.
New Installation Underway at San Diego International; Texas Airports Also Upgraded with New LG Displays
CNN Airport Networkand LG Electronics USA today announced further expansion of their long-standing alliance with the installation of new flat-panel LG LED displays at San Diego International Airport this spring. With this installation, LG digital signage screens are showing CNN Airport Network content at more than 25 airports in major cities across the United States. FULL POST
New Docu-Series from Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman,
in association with HBO and Mark Herzog, Premieres Thursday, June 11
Premiere Episode Explores TV of the ‘70s and Features Legendary Producers and Actors including Hanks, Garry Marshall, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Valerie Harper, LeVar Burton and More
CNN will launch the new eight-part documentary series, The Seventies, on Thursday, June 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. From EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone), in association with HBO and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Seventies examines the individuals and events that influenced and shaped a decade that had a profound impact on America. Through the use of raw and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists who were eyewitnesses to history, The Seventies paints a vivid portrait of a period of lasting consequence. FULL POST
CNN is launching Traders, a new feature strand that tells the stories of extraordinary individuals who make the world go round by trading goods and services across borders.
In Traders, CNN will cover the stories behind the global import and export markets by meeting characters who passionately believe in their business to trade products and services overseas. In each report, CNN audiences will also gain valuable business information to put each story in context of international trade and commerce.
Traders is a fortnightly segment that runs in CNN International’s The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and CNN US' CNN Newsroom Weekend.
Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), joined senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar to discuss any alliance with President Obama’s trade proposal, his take on Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush’s campaign methods and the George Stephanopoulos scandal.
Video and text highlights and a full transcript of the discussion are below
MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”
Paul Ryan on Jeb Bush: You're going to stumble
Paul Ryan: Stephanopoulos is 'far more biased'
Today on CNN’s State of the Union, NTSB member, Robert Sumwalt, joined senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar to discuss the status of Amtrak 188 derailing and investigation.
MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”
On the direction of the investigation
“We don't know how many - how many trains have been - have - were - were struck. We did listen to the dispatch tapes between dispatch and the trains, and indeed the SEPTA engineer did report to dispatch that he had been struck by something. But there was nothing, nothing at all from the Amtrak engineer to dispatch to say that his train had been struck. ”
Full transcript below:
Today on CNN’s State of the Union exclusive with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), joined senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar to discuss his pathway to the Democratic nomination for president, how the media is covering Hillary Clinton and the other declared Democratic candidates, and his views on President Obama’s “fast track” trade negotiating proposal. Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.