CNN will present Wolf Blitzer Reports: Popes and Presidents on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET. The 30-minute special will explore the history of the long and sometimes troubled relationship between the White House and the Vatican.
Additional Video: When JFK called on the Pope to help
Tonight on CNN's CHICAGOLAND, a mass shooting leaves 13 wounded and makes national headlines just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel goes on a public relations campaign to bolster Chicago’s image. The shooting galvanizes the city and community activists, including Sally Hazelgrove, Rob and Amy Castaneda, Father Michael Pfleger, and stars of the Chicago Bulls – who join together in an emotional plea for peace.
Fenger High celebrates homecoming, but Principal Liz Dozier fears violence may become an unwelcome focus of the festivities. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy campaign for stricter gun laws while pursuing the shooters in a citywide manhunt.
Viewers can join the live social media dialogue with the series producers and participants featured in CHICAGOLAND, by logging into Twitter this evening during the broadcast and using #Chicagoland, by following @CNNOrigSeries, or by visiting www.cnn.com/chicagoland.
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Peabody Award-winning team that created BRICK CITY, CHICAGOLAND explores where politics and policy meet real people’s lives in the beloved heartland American city of Chicago. The series airs each Thursday evening on CNN/U.S. at 10:00pm ET and PT.
Wednesday 7 May at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST/ 1830 CET
Saturday 10 May at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST/ 2030 CET
Sunday 11 May at 1330 BST/ 1430 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
This month, 'Inside the Middle East' explores the "vast, echoing and God-like" desert of Wadi Rum, a stunning expanse of windswept valleys and gorges made famous 100 years ago by the visit – and subsequent writings – of British army officer T.E. Lawrence. FULL POST
UAE ports and logistics company Gulftainer is sponsoring CNN Marketplace Middle East FaceTime vignettes in an exclusive campaign to build brand awareness in support of the company’s growth and imminent entry into the United States market.
The sponsorship, which started on 11th April, is part of a multi-media campaign with CNN International for Gulftainer, the largest terminal operator in the Middle East. The company recently announced a new brand identity alongside a plan to begin operations on North America’s Eastern Seaboard. Gulftainer has grown its Brazil and Lebanon operations in addition to acquiring Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia. CNN International was selected as the exclusive media platform for this campaign due to reach of the CNN network, its premium global audience and the relevance of the content. FULL POST
Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Sen. Al Franken (D-MI), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discussed the recent hearings on the potential Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger. Franken spoke about Comcast donations to lawmakers and how the merger would negatively impact consumers.
During the interview, Franken said to Stelter, “I don’t like this revolving door between regulators and Comcast.”
A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. Barkat spoke about the peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel, and if the city of Jerusalem can be divided.
In the interview, Barkat said to Fareed, “There is not a solution of, God forbid, dividing the city of Jerusalem. It will never function. It’s against the DNA of the city.”
A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, spoke to CNN about Obamacare, midterm elections, kissing Congressman Vance McAllister, Obama and race.
On racism in the Republican party, Israel said to Crowley, “To a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.”
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A transcript and videos from the discussion are available after the jump.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, determined to keep Chicago a world-class city, launches a number of risky and ambitious public works projects. Richard M. Daley reflects on his own time as a crime-battling mayor. Community leaders are hard at work to help their neighborhoods. Roseland community activist and former gangbanger Eric Wilkins works to combat violence and inspire change. Principal Liz Dozier fears a brewing gang war outside of Fenger High will threaten the safety of her students. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department’s director of medical operations and trauma surgeon Dr. Andrew Dennis struggles to give one young patient a second chance.
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Peabody Award-winning team that created BRICK CITY, CHICAGOLAND explores where politics and policy meet real people’s lives in the beloved heartland American city of Chicago.
CHICAGOLAND airs Thursdays at 10:00pm ET and PT on CNN/U.S. For more information on the series, please visit www.cnn.com/chicagoland, or connect with the series creators via social media by using #Chicagoland.
Today, CNN Worldwide unveils “CNN. Go There.” – the new brand campaign that signifies a commitment to what CNN can and will be. With an unmatched global footprint, CNN has the capabilities to go where no one else can. Watch our “CNN.Go There” video for more information.