CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards
September 22nd, 2016
12:20 PM ET

CNN Wins Four News And Documentary Emmy Awards

CNN Worldwide was awarded with four Emmy ® Awards at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Awards held last night in New York. CNN’s diverse recognitions include:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360, Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon

For months CNN’s Arwa Damon and her team followed the unprecedented wave of refugees coming to Europe, moving with them through the corridors of passage, and bringing a sense of immediacy to an unpredictable story with many lives at stake. The team showed exceptional grit and commitment, broadcasting live from all manner of transport as the refugees tried to push on through Europe to get to Germany, their preferred destination. The team’s endurance and skill was best illustrated by their race through cornfields with fleeing refugees, after the migrants broke out of a holding camp in Hungary where they were frustrated at being made to wait. The field team reacted quickly and managed to maintain a serious level of production at a fast clip. This distinctive work helped nudge European leaders to review their inconsistent immigration policies and deal urgently with the pressing needs of the refugees. FULL POST


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Arwa Damon • Awards • CNN • CNN Films • The Seventies
CNNgo Arrives On Android TV
September 22nd, 2016
09:51 AM ET

CNNgo Arrives On Android TV

The availability of CNNgo is once again expanding with its new availability on Google’s smart TV platform, Android TV. This new collaboration offers hand-curated videos andup-to-the-minute breaking news clips of short-form CNN content to all of Android TV’s customers. 

CNNgo on Android TV allows users to view trending video from the day's news, in addition to CNN's vast video archives. The CNNgo app, which can be found in the Google Play Store, provides users with the opportunity to multitask by playing a clip while simultaneously browsing the assortment of videos. Users can enjoy the collection of clips sorted by topic and category, ranging from world and politics to entertainment and technology. 

“Android TV is all about a user-friendly delivery of video content and on demand viewing, making CNNgo’s latest expansion to the platform a natural fit,” said Rajin Persaud, VP of Next Generation TV for CNN. “The CNNgo offerings on Android TV range from trending news video of the day to CNN Original Series content to historical archives from the CNN vault. A truly soup to nuts experience."

CNNgo is also available on CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and now Android TV.

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Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Digital Press Releases • CNNgo
Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October
September 21st, 2016
04:49 PM ET

Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October

Global Broadcasts of ‘We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate

Girls Around the World’ for the International Day of the Girl Begin Oct. 11

CNN Films is producing a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. Singer Andra Day’s motivational anthem, ‘Rise Up’ will serve as the theme for the film. The Documentary Group, which produced CNN Films’ first co-production, ‘Girl Rising,’ also produced this film.

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay will premiere on CNN International on the International Day of the Girl during primetime in Asia, Europe, and Africa on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.

The CNN/U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:00pm will simulcast on CNN International; We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film will premiere on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern. The film will premiere on CNN en Español on Saturday, Nov. 5, viewers are asked to check local listings for exact airtimes. FULL POST

CNN’S JAKE TAPPER TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA SEPT. 28
September 19th, 2016
05:58 PM ET

CNN’S JAKE TAPPER TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA SEPT. 28

ONE-HOUR EVENT WILL COVER MILITARY, VETERANS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

CNN announced today that the network will host the CNN Presidential Town Hall: America’s Military and the Commander in Chiefwith President Obama ‪on Wednesday Sept. 28 at 9pmET.

CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will sit down with the President to discuss veterans, national security and foreign policy issues impacting the US military. President Obama will field questions from the audience made up of veterans, active duty service members and the military community.

The one-hour primetime event will take place in Fort Lee, Va., home of the Combined Arms Support Command.

The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol and will be streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

About CNN

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States. Internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 320 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

 

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Topics: CNN
CNNMoney Presents: This is Birth with Lisa Ling
September 19th, 2016
01:50 PM ET

CNNMoney Presents: This is Birth with Lisa Ling

The United States is the most expensive place in the world to give birth. CNN’s Lisa Ling explores how inconsistent healthcare legislation, income inequality and cultural shifts shape how we have children in America in a new CNN Digital series – This is Birth with Lisa Ling.

The latest CNN Digital series debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on September 19 with all five episodes premiering at once. The video-led articles explore how women are waiting longer to have children and leveraging cutting edge technology to beat their biological clocks. From a Caucasian American woman giving birth to a Chinese couple’s baby, to midwives dedicated to empowering the underprivileged; Lisa talks to the people changing the birth industry.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40
'In 24 Hours' host James Williams (left) with British chef Jamie Oliver (right)
September 14th, 2016
10:36 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40

London In 24 Hours

Wednesday 5 October at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 8 October at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 9 October at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

In October, ‘In 24 Hours’ continues its tour of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities with a programme in London.

Host James Williams (pictured, left) discovers what makes this historical metropolis tick, beginning with a ride on a speed boat that was previously driven by British icon James Bond. Travelling from Chelsea to Tower Bridge, Williams takes in the London skyline from the River Thames.

Williams continues his morning at the All England Tennis Club, playing a game of tennis with CNN ‘Open Court’ presenter and former Wimbledon Winner, Pat Cash. After practicing his backhand on the immaculate grass courts in SW19, Williams heads to lunch with a famous British chef.

Chef Jamie Oliver (pictured, right) helps Williams prepare lunch at one of his own cooking schools in the British capital. Over a freshly prepared Thai curry, Oliver shares his tips for where is best to eat in London and explains the city’s ever-evolving tastes.

Williams begins his afternoon by exploring London’s private member’s club scene, meeting Fernando Peire, director of the Ivy Club.

Peire explains what makes a successful social club, and what attracts guests around the world to London. FULL POST

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground
September 12th, 2016
11:33 AM ET

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground

Parts Unknown Awarded Fourth Consecutive Emmy® in Outstanding Informational Series or Special; Diane ‎Warren wins Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics For The Hunting Ground Theme

The CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored in the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony,  with its fourth consecutive Emmy® in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category.  Additionally, Diane Warren earned an  Emmy®  in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “Til It Happens to You,” the anthem for sexual assault survivors, ‎for the CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground.  

The Emmy® presentations took place over two nights on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premieres its eighth season on CNN on September 25 and features a dinner with President Obama in Hanoi, is produced by Zero Point Zero Production.  Receiving the award were host/executive producer Bourdain, executive producers Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig, and producers Toby Oppenheimer, Tom Vitale and Mike Steed.

Receiving the Emmy ® for The Hunting Ground, which originally aired on CNN on November 22, 2015, was composer and lyricist Diane Warren. FULL POST

Clinton, Trump Docs Rank #1 in Cable News on Labor Day at 8pm and 10 pm
September 8th, 2016
12:45 PM ET

Clinton, Trump Docs Rank #1 in Cable News on Labor Day at 8pm and 10 pm

CLINTON, TRUMP DOCS RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS ON LABOR DAY AT 8PM AND 10PM

CNN Special Reports Two-Hour Documentaries Beat both Fox News and MSNBC Combined

Monday night’s CNN Special Reports, Unfinished Business: The Essential Hillary Clinton and All Business: The Essential Donald Trump were the most-watched programs in cable news at 8pm and 10pmET among adults 25-54.

Reported by justice correspondent Pamela Brown and chief political analyst Gloria Borger respectively, the documentaries go beyond the campaign trail and lolitical rhetoric to get to the heart and soul of the two people vying for the presidency of the United States.

From 8pm-10pm, Unfinished Business: The Essential Hillary Clinton ranked #1 among adults 25-54 with 452k, beating the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC. Fox News averaged 273k. MSNBC lagged with 128k.  In total viewers, CNN delivered 1.6m, Fox News averaged 1.8m and MSNBC averaged 742k.

From 10pm-12am, All Business: The Essential Donald Trump ranked #1 among adults 25-54 with 448k, beating the combined delivery of Fox News and MSNBC. Fox News averaged 193k. MSNBC trailed with 101k. In total viewers, CNN delivered 1.7m, Fox News averaged 1.0m and MSNBC averaged 352k.

The documentaries will re-air on Saturday, Sept. 10 with All Business: The Essential Donald Trump airing at 8pmET and Unfinished Business: The Essential Hillary Clinton airing at 10pmET.

HOLY HELL Debuts at #1 in Demo for CNN
September 2nd, 2016
05:32 PM ET

HOLY HELL Debuts at #1 in Demo for CNN

CNN Films Holy Hell

Film Encores Saturday at 8:00pm & 10:00pm ET; Now Available Across CNN’s Mobile Platforms

CNN was first place among cable news networks last night with 384k viewers aged 25 to 54 and 102k viewers aged 18 to 34 with its CNN Films broadcast of HOLY HELL, the fascinating documentary feature about life inside the Buddhafield, the mysterious spiritual community that originated in the 1980s in West Hollywood.  FOX had 370k and MSNBC had 357k viewers aged 25 to 54.  Among viewers aged 18 to 34, MSNBC had 86k and FOX had 64k.

Among total viewers, HOLY HELL delivered 1026k viewers for CNN.  FOX had 1997k and MSNBC had 1575k among viewers P2+.

HOLY HELL will encore Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern and is currently available On Demand on CNNgo via desktop (www.CNN.com/go), mobile, iPad, and Apple TV, and across CNN’s mobile platforms.

HOLY HELL had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  The director, Will Allen, is also a producer of the film along with Tracey Harnish and Alexandra Johnes.  The executive producers are Michael C. Donaldson, Julian Goldstein, Jared Leto, and Cheryl Wheeler Sanders.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast National time-period based data for Thurs 09/01/16. FULL POST

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Interviews President Barack Obama on Trade, Turkey, Trump for Sunday Broadcast Exclusive
September 2nd, 2016
11:07 AM ET

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Interviews President Barack Obama on Trade, Turkey, Trump for Sunday Broadcast Exclusive

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive for Sunday, Sept. 04

In a global Sunday television exclusive in advance of the President’s travel to Asia, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviewed President Barack Obama for broadcast in a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS airing Sunday, September 4. They discussed a wide range of foreign policy topics, as well as the President’s views on Donald Trump and his base of support. The President also pressed his case for the now-controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) trade deal, explaining both why he feels the TPP will grow American exports and jobs – as well as his views on free trade policies overall.

In addition, in advance of Mr. Obama’s first meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since July’s failed coup in Turkey and Erdoğan’s crackdown that has followed, Zakaria spoke with the President about whether he has concerns about the stability of Turkey – a NATO ally and the host country of part of America’s nuclear arsenal.

President Obama also discussed the U.S.-China relationship, and the renewed tensions in the South China Sea, in advance of his bilateral with President Xi Jinping. FULL POST

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