September 1st, 2015
11:36 AM ET

Season Two of CNN's "This Is Life with Lisa Ling" Premieres Sept. 30, at 9p ET/PT

til_pr_vert_01-1The CNN Original Series, This Is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its second season on Wednesday, September 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Ling travels across the country in search of ordinary people with extraordinary lives and explores their unconventional communities.

In the new season, Ling gains exclusive access to the children of Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints’ prophet and convicted felon Warren Jeffs, the Mongol Nation outlaw bikers, the LA County Coroner’s office, and a satanic temple in Detroit.  She also introduces viewers to Electronic Dance Music fans, young girls vying to be models, Richmond City inmates preparing for a “Date with Dad” dance, and professional pickup artists in Nevada.

In season one, This is Life with Lisa Ling ranked #1 across cable news in its time period among total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34.  The series is produced for CNN by part2 pictures, with executive producers Ling, Amy Bucher and David Shadrack Smith.

About part2
part2 is a content creator of award-winning programming across documentary, talent-driven formats, magazine reportage and lifestyle genres for broadcast and cable outlets. Based in Brooklyn and led by David Shadrack Smith, the company’s credits include critically acclaimed shows such as This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN), Our America (OWN), Dixie Mafia (Discovery), Polygamy USA (NatGeo), Engineering Ground Zero (NOVA/PBS), Hard Time (NatGeo), and feature documentaries like An Honest Liar. Upcoming major shows and series include a landmark series with Oprah Winfrey titled Belief. Since launching in 2007, part2 has partnered with over a dozen networks, delivered more than 130 hours of programming, filmed in 35 countries and earned two Emmy awards, four Cine awards, a Gracie award, two IDA nominations including one win, and a Sundance Jury Prize. www.part2pictures.com

About CNN Original Series

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions, works directly with filmmakers and producers to develop original projects for CNN Original Series and CNN Films.

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Topics: CNN
August 31st, 2015
09:43 AM ET

Former Vice President Dick Cheney to CNN's Jamie Gangel: "I’d love to see Joe get in the race."

In her first interview conducted for the network, CNN’s new Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel sat down with former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney for a wide-ranging interview scheduled to air on Anderson Cooper 360, Tuesday, September 1st.

In an excerpt that aired on this morning’s New Day, Dick Cheney stated that Hillary Clinton’s handling of her emails was, “sloppy and unprofessional.” When asked if he’d like to see Joe Biden run for president, Cheney responded, “I’d love to see Joe get in the race.”

Text highlights and transcript available below.

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Topics: CNN
August 30th, 2015
05:13 PM ET

CNN's Poppy Harlow sits down with the parents of slain journalist Alison Parker for an exclusive interview

CNN's Poppy Harlow sits down exclusively with Barbara and Andy Parker, the parents of Alison Parker, for an in-depth, wide-ranging interview touching on Alison’s career, gun control, and her cameraman Adam Ward.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS BELOW.

 Barbara and Andy Parker on fighting for stricter gun laws

Barbara Parker: "From here - you can't change the world in a day.  I mean, that's been proven that you can't change the world in a day.  But we - we cannot be intimidated.  We cannot be pushed aside.  We cannot be told that this fight has been fought before, and that we're just one more grieving family trying to do something. I - I’ve looked in the camera on other interviews and I’ve said, if you were a parent, if you're a mother, if you have children, can you look your child in the eye and say, we are willing to allow you to be collateral damage in order to keep what some people perceive as their constitutional rights?  If we as a society are willing to accept that, what kind of society are we?”

Andy Parker: "Alison would be really mad at me if I didn't take this on, and I promise you - and I’ve said this time and again - these people are messing with the wrong family.  We are going to effect a change, and it's going to happen. And we need people like Senator Murphy and Governor McAuliffe who are courageous enough to stand with us.  And we will effect a change."  

Barbara Parker on those that say "If Sandy Hook couldn't deliver a change, nothing will”: "You think that how could that many children be killed and nothing happen, for it to be ignored?  But what we have to do, there are people out there whose minds we will never change.  They are the people that are unimportant in this fight.  The people who are important are the silent majority who feel the way we do, that some kind of gun control measures are necessary —"

 

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Topics: CNN
August 30th, 2015
03:18 PM ET

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos on Donald Trump: "...we have to take him seriously, because - the structure of the US - might be completely transformed if he becomes president.

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Univision and Fusion Networks anchor, Jorge Ramos, joined host Brian Stelter to discuss Ramos’ ejection from Donald Trump’s press conference in Iowa on Tuesday, following his challenging questions to Trump on immigration – which received mixed reactions from Ramos’ colleagues.   They also discussed whether Ramos believes Trump could become the next president, as well as why Ramos says Donald Trump’s overall treatment of journalists during his campaign is “dangerous to press freedom.”

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

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
August 30th, 2015
02:07 PM ET

WDBJ7's GM Jeff Marks on the Virginia shooting: "As it unfolded, people in the control room thought maybe it was fireworks or back fire."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Jeff Marks, general manager at WDBJ7, joined host Brian Stelter. They discussed WDBJ7’s plan for conducting live shots in the future and the status of Alison and Adam’s significant others. Marks also talked about the gunman and former anchor, Vester Flanagan, and his mental state.

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

A video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
August 30th, 2015
11:21 AM ET

State of the Cartoonion: 'Born to Run' or born to win?

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run," and superfan Gov. Chris Christie is certainly celebrating on the road to 2016.


Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
August 30th, 2015
10:59 AM ET

Dame Helen Mirren DBE: "The Queen is... I just do it. Hillary is much fiercer than that...she is a lioness - & Elizabeth Windsor is not"

Please credit any usage to “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with Dame Helen Mirren DBE, Academy Award-winning actress. They discussed whether she would like to play Hillary Clinton one day and whether she would vote for Clinton if she could. Mirren also explained the struggle of landing roles for older women in Hollywood and gave her comparisons of Hillary Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II.

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
August 30th, 2015
10:18 AM ET

Andy Parker, father of slain journalist Alison Parker, on CNN's State of the Union: "I'm telling you, they messed with the wrong family."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Andy Parker, father of slain journalist, Alison Parker, joined anchor, Jake Tapper.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text 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
August 30th, 2015
10:12 AM ET

Sen Bernie Sanders on gun control: "I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue. In fact, I have been strong on this issue"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), joined anchor, Jake Tapper.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text 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
CNNMoney Affirms Position as a Top Five Financial News Destination
August 25th, 2015
09:36 AM ET

CNNMoney Affirms Position as a Top Five Financial News Destination

CNNMoney settled firmly into the Top Five ranking of financial news destinations in July 2015 with its best month on record across platforms.

Continuing its streak of month-over-month growth, CNNMoney saw record numbers in visitors, engagement and video in July. Coming on the heels of the one-year anniversary of CNN’s full acquisition of CNNMoney, the investment in video and social teams, tools and resources is paying off.

In July 2015, CNNMoney saw records in**:

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