Meet CNN Style Editor George Webster
July 1st, 2015
07:13 AM ET

Meet CNN Style Editor George Webster

CNN announced today the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for fashion, design, architecture, art, auto and luxury. To celebrate this exciting day, we spent a few minutes with CNN Style Editor George Webster to find out what drives his personal style and why one can never have too many zippers.

Check out our seven questions with George below. And then spend your day perusing his site at CNN.com/Style. When you’ve finished that, hit up CNN Style on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You’ve got a lot to do! 

Share a fashion mishap from your past.

I had a funny turn with zips for a bit. Zips in unexpected places like at the elbows or diagonally across the chest. 

What's one style trend that makes you cringe?

Overly flared, lightly faded denim jeans make me feel sad inside. Bad times.

Favorite home good or decor?

My heavy-bottomed copper frying pan. But I spend most of the time cleaning it and staring at it from across the room.  

An emerging artist we should all be watching.

I strongly recommend London artist Christopher Page. He has an unearthly grasp of color. 

One article of clothing you couldn’t live without?

I’d be upset if anything happened to my pearl earring. I’m almost certain it gives me an edge. 

Personal style icon.

Giuseppe Garibaldi. Great beard, impeccable style and has a good biscuit named after him. That’s when you know you’ve made it.

What makes CNN Style different from other publications?

There’s so many excellent publications out there covering the art and design scene, but I can’t think of any with quite the same scope and reach as CNN.

We can do things like publish a video from Hong Kong on traditional Chinese dress-making, a multi-media feature from Sydney interviewing a certain Serbian performance artist and an exclusive story about a notorious classic car collection out in the Danish countryside - all on the same day. I think that breadth of coverage is quite rare.

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Topics: CNN
July 1st, 2015
07:02 AM ET

‘CNN Style’ unveiled with Daniel Libeskind as launch guest editor

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Launch Guest Editor, Daniel Libeskind

 

  • World-renowned architect joins CNN for month-long editorship exploring the interplay between architecture and emotion
  • CNN Style is the new international destination for cosmopolitan, global audiences

Today sees the launch of CNN Style, a new online destination for intelligent, stylish content spanning the worlds of fashion, design, architecture, art, autos and luxury.

Throughout July, CNN Style welcomes renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind who has designed some of the world’s most stylish and iconic buildings and exhibited at major museums and galleries. As guest editor, Libeskind has commissioned a series of pieces about architecture to be published through July, given an exclusive video interview to CNN Style and written about the interplay of architecture and emotion. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
June 30th, 2015
04:05 PM ET

IN Q2, CNN IS #1 ON WEEKENDS RANKS A SOLID #2 IN WEEKDAY CABLE NEWS, WITH DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH ACROSS THE BOARD

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 Network Posts Largest Quarterly Lead Over MSNBC in Primetime in Nearly Nine Years

CNN’s New Day Beats MSNBC’s Morning Joe for Fourth Straight Quarter; The Lead has Most Growth in Cable News; CNN Tonight Tops MSNBC in Total Viewers for the First Time Since 2Q-2013

MSNBC Hits Quarterly Lows Dating Back at Least 10 Years;

Fox News Registers Ratings Lows Since Before 9/11/01

CNN Original Series and Films Post Strong Ratings this Quarter

CNN’s competitive ratings performance and momentum continued this quarter with the network ranking #1 on weekends in both Total Day and Primetime in the demo 25-54 and a solid #2 in weekday cable across all dayparts (Total day, M-Su/M-F primetime and daytime), up significantly from year-ago levels while posting the largest growth in cable news. CNN has now beaten MSNBC in Total Day for the fifth straight quarter among both total viewers and 25-54 demo.  In primetime, CNN also posted its largest quarterly advantage over MSNBC in nearly nine years among 25-54 (M-Su prime +50% since 3Q-06). FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Ratings
June 30th, 2015
01:24 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 29 & 30

Open Court 

Elena Baltacha Wimbledon 2013 Credit: Dennis Grombkowski / Getty

Elena Baltacha Wimbledon 2013 (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski / Getty)

Thursday 16 July at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 18 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 19 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 25 July at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Sunday 26 July at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

July’s ‘Open Court,’ is a Wimbledon special with host Pat Cash reflecting on how the most prestigious grass court tournament played out. A former Wimbledon champion himself, Cash will look at who took home this year’s trophies and explore the prestige that comes with the tournament win.

Also, the programme will remember Elena Baltacha (pictured). The former British Number One died last year from liver cancer at the age of 30, but her legacy is burning bright. ‘Open Court’ travels to the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis, an organisation that provides high quality programmes for both young girls and boys. The organisation was set up by Baltacha to give those less fortunate the opportunity to play tennis. Baltacha’s widower Nino Severino, talks to CNN about Elena’s legacy.  FULL POST


Topics: CNN
June 29th, 2015
07:49 PM ET

Premiere of GLEN CAMPBELL…I’ll Be Me is Most Watched CNN Films Broadcast in History of Franchise – in Total Viewers, 25 to 54 Demo

The Rhinestone Cowboy reaches #1 in demo and total viewers during first broadcasts; Encores Saturday, July 4 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S.

Among the now 20 films within the CNN Films franchise, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me was the highest-rated in both adults 25 to 54 and total viewers, and the second highest-rated among adults 18 to 34 (after CNN Films Blackfish).

Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me easily won first place in cable news for its time period on Sunday night for all three demos. The broadcast had 2.76M total viewers and 510k viewers aged 25 to 54 for its 9:00pm to 10:45pm premiere. These ratings beat the cable news competition: MSNBC placed third with 463k total viewers and 251k viewers aged 25 to 54, while Fox News straggled in at fourth with 139k viewers aged 25 to 54, and second place with 593k among total viewers.

With 125k viewers aged 18 to 34, CNN also won the evening’s cable news competition in its time period. This figure easily topped MSNBC, which had 48k viewers 18 to 34 years old, and Fox News, with 33k viewers aged 18 to 34.

The encore broadcast at 10:45pm delivered big numbers as well, CNN came in first place among total viewers and viewers 25 to 54, with 1.26M and 268k respectively. Fox News placed second among total viewers with 482k and last for the demo with 89k. MSNBC was last among total viewers with 403k and second among viewers 25 to 54 with 219k.

Glen Campbell’s extraordinary life, musical legacy, and brave battle against Alzheimer’s disease are the focus of the film, which was sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, and presented back-to-back on CNN/U.S. with limited commercial interruptions. The award-winning film was directed by James Keach and produced by Trevor Albert and James Keach. Sister network, HLN, will encore Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me on Friday, July 3, at 9:00pm Eastern. The film will encore on CNN/U.S. on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00pm Eastern.

In observance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, CNN/U.S. will encore the beautiful and inspirational film later this year during the month of November. In between the broadcasts, online users can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and Campbell’s life and career, by visiting www.cnn.com/glencampbell, www.cnn.com/impact, and www.glencampbellmovie.com.

About CNN Films Presents

CNN Films Presents is a curated series of feature documentary films acquired for CNN following film festival and theatrical presentation. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, and Courtney Sexton, senior director of program development, oversee the strategy for documentaries for CNN Films and CNN Films Presents.  For more information about CNN Films and CNN Films Presents, please visit www.cnn.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

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TWC's Sam Champion & Husband Rubem Robierb Talk Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling with Smerconish
June 28th, 2015
06:33 PM ET

TWC's Sam Champion & Husband Rubem Robierb Talk Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling with Smerconish

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”
The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion and his husband, Rubem Robierb, talk to Michael Smerconish about the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and his struggle to come out as gay. 
FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW.

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Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2015
06:20 PM ET

Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey Talks Same-Sex Marriage Ruling with CNN's Smerconish

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey talks to Michael Smerconish about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage and personal impact that it has and could have had on his life.

FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW

Smerconish airs Saturdays at 9amET and replays at 6pmET

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Topics: CNN
June 28th, 2015
01:58 PM ET

Reliable Sources: Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb discuss their personal journey of being gay, married and a part of the media

 

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, The Weather Channel managing editor and anchor, Sam Champion and his husband and fine-arts photographer, Rubem Robierb, joined senior media correspondent Brian Stelter to discuss their personal journey of being gay, married and a part of the media.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Text highlights and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
June 28th, 2015
01:02 PM ET

Michael Oren on GPS: "I'm telling you this [Iran nuclear deal] is a very bad deal that endangers our future security and survival”

The following transcript is of an interview with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States and Martin Indyk, former Special Envoy to Israel-Palestine. They discussed the damaged relationship between Israel and the U.S. and how the Iran nuclear negotiations make improving that relationship complicated. They also debated the success of Martin Indyk’s tenure as Special Envoy. Included is a web extra in response to the Atlantic’s, Peter Beinart, on President Obama’s criticism of Israel.

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
June 28th, 2015
11:14 AM ET

Donald Trump on CNN's State of the Union: "I'm in it to win it... I will make our country great again"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Real Estate Magnate and GOP 2016 Presidential candidate, Donald Trump joined chief Washington correspondent and anchor, Jake Tapper.

Text & video highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
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