03:44 PM ET, October 28th, 2014

  Network Brings Magic Wall to Viewers’ Fingertips Empire State Building to Display CNN’s Election Results   With the U.S. Senate up for grabs, CNN’s Election Night in America will provide viewers with the most comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute election results from all the key states and races across the country and from the Election […] Full Post

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ with Armin van Buuren
Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren
October 30th, 2014
06:10 AM ET

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ with Armin van Buuren

  • Argentinian duo Heatbeat & Moldovan Andrew Rayel chosen by world’s number one DJ
  • Giants of the EDM scene, David Guetta and Steve Aoki reveal what they believe makes a great DJ.

CNN International’s new series, ‘CNN’s Ones to Watch’ shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture and the arts.

The second episode is dedicated to electronic dance music (EDM), the world’s fastest-growing musical genre, worth over six billion dollars a year.

Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, voted the world’s number one DJ a record five times, is this episode’s ‘master’, who chooses two artists he believes have the potential to become global stars in the dance music world. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN Finishes Strong Second In Cable News In October
October 28th, 2014
03:53 PM ET

CNN Finishes Strong Second In Cable News In October

OUT-RATES MSNBC FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS; SIX OF THE PAST EIGHT 

New Day Tops Morning Joe Again; CNN at 9pm is the Only Cable News Network to Grow, Beats Maddow

MSNBC LOSES OVER HALF ITS PRIMETIME AUDIENCE; POSTS LOWEST DELIVERIES IN ALMOST A DECADE 

CNN Original Series Continue to Deliver Winning Ratings Performance

CNN finished a strong second in cable news in October, out-rating MSNBC for the fourth consecutive month (and for six of the last eight months) in both Total Day and Primetime demos 25-54 (M-F, M-Su).  The last time CNN topped MSNBC for four straight months in Total Day and Prime demos was six years ago (2008 elections).  New Day topped MSNBC’s Morning Joe among A25-54 again this month, marking the CNN program’s longest winning streak (four straight months; six of the past eight).  AC 360 easily outperformed MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes in both total viewers and the demo 25-54.  Erin Burnett Outfront trounced MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews in the key demo, growing +5% – the only increase among cable news in the hour – while Matthews lost -52% of his audience.  CNN Original Series This is Life with Lisa Ling and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown ranked #1 in across cable news in their respective time periods in the key demo, topping MSNBC and Fox News combined.  Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe more than doubled MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show during the 9pm hour on Wednesdays among A25-54 in October.  FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN Reporters in Full Force for 2014 Midterm Election Coverage
October 28th, 2014
03:44 PM ET

CNN Reporters in Full Force for 2014 Midterm Election Coverage

  Network Brings Magic Wall to Viewers’ Fingertips

Empire State Building to Display CNN’s Election Results

 
With the U.S. Senate up for grabs, CNN’s Election Night in America will provide viewers with the most comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute election results from all the key states and races across the country and from the Election Center in Washington. From Alaska to Iowa to Georgia, CNN’s unmatched political reporters will delve deep into the races that are pivotal in determining the power shift in the U.S. Senate.

CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will headline the network’s coverage, beginning at 5 p.m., along with chief Washington correspondent and anchor Jake Tapper providing political expertise and analysis on gubernatorial projections and candidate speeches throughout the evening. Chief national correspondent John King will once again utilize the “CNN Magic Wall,” featuring new advancements that include improved visual performance and graphics customized to communicate data results in real-time. Kicking off the day’s Election coverage, Early Start anchors John Berman and Christine Romans will begin special coverage at 5 a.m., followed by New Day with Chris Cuomo, Michaela Pereira and Alisyn Camerota at 6 a.m. Throughout the day, more than two-dozen reporters will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at where voters cast their ballots and where the votes are counted. Viewers will also get a peek inside campaign headquarters across the country of more than a dozen candidates.
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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • T1 • Wolf Blitzer
October 27th, 2014
11:34 AM ET

WITNESSED: The Iran Hostage Crisis, a CNN Special Report

On 35th Anniversary, CNN Takes an In-Depth Look at the Iran Hostage Crisis & America’s First Brush with Political Islam

Special Report Airs Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 9pm ET

In 1979, Iran was facing a revolution.  It all culminated on November 4th, when radical student protestors attacked the U.S. embassy in Tehran.  They captured 52 Americans in the embassy, then blindfolded, handcuffed and paraded them in front of screaming crowds who were chanting "death to America."

In a CNN Special Report titled WITNESSED: The Iran Hostage Crisis, the Americans who were beaten, tortured and humiliated during their 444 days of imprisonment tell their story of anguish and hope to CNN.

The one-hour special will also examine what has been called America’s first conflict with militant Islam, featuring insiders from the Carter administration and veteran newsman Ted Koppel, who launched the program Nightline in order to provide the latest news out of Iran. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
October 27th, 2014
10:53 AM ET

CNN to mark Berlin Wall anniversary with special coverage on TV and online

  • Network to go live from Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie on anniversary date
  • Made in Germany theme week to examine Germany’s economy 25 years on
  • Special online content to include Berlin focus via CNN iReport

Munich: 27 October 2014. CNN is to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a comprehensive package of reports, analysis and interactive coverage as the world revisits a pivotal moment in history.

A quarter of a century on from the momentous events of November 1989, the network will look at how German reunification has come to encapsulate the potential for peaceful revolution and effective diplomacy. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
October 27th, 2014
10:09 AM ET

RADiUS and CNN Films Have Partnered on Untitled Film About Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Film Slated for 2015 Theatrical Run, Followed by CNN Broadcast

RADiUS and CNN Films have partnered on an as yet untitled film about campus sexual assault, it was announced today. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick, and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering (The Invisible War) will direct and produce the film. RADiUS will distribute the film theatrically and CNN/U.S. has acquired the broadcast rights.

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, according to the Campus Sexual Assault Study of the National Institute of Justice, yet only a fraction of these acts of sexual violence are reported to campus officials and law enforcement and, even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. Besides the terrible, immediate impact these assaults have on the individual survivors, many of the perpetrators remain free to offend again. FULL POST

October 26th, 2014
03:41 PM ET

Freeland on the Ottawa shooting

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Chrystia Freeland, a member of Canadian parliament who was inside Ottawa’s Centre Block as shots were fired and Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA and CIA. Freeland and Hayden spoke with Fareed Zakaria about recent lone wolf attacks and how to react to them in the future. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
October 26th, 2014
12:28 PM ET

Quarantined nurse slams new policy

Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, told CNN today the "knee-jerk reaction by politicians" was not well planned out, "and to quarantine someone without a better plan in place, without more forethought, is just preposterous."

Hickox, who was working to help treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, has tested negative twice for Ebola and does not have symptoms, she said.

"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated," Hickox told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

"To put me through this emotional and physical stress is completely unacceptable," she said. FULL POST

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 46 & 47
This month, CNN International's new arts and culture show 'CNN Ones to Watch' is all about Electronic Dance Music
October 24th, 2014
12:03 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 46 & 47

CNN Ones to Watch

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ looks at the rising stars of electronic dance music

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ looks at the rising stars of electronic dance music
 
Friday 7 November at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1630 GMT/1730 CET
Saturday 8 November at 1430 GMT/ 1530 CET and 2030 GMT/ 2130 CET
Monday 10 November at 0430 GMT/0530 CET and 0930 GMT/ 1030 CET
Tuesday 11 November at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1730 GMT/1830 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

‘CNN’s Ones to Watch’ – CNN International’s new series which shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture and the arts – continues in November, and is dedicated to electronic dance music (EDM). This is the world’s fastest-growing musical genre, worth over six billion dollars a year.

Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, voted the world’s number one DJ a record five times, is the show’s ‘master’ this month, who chooses two artists tipped for the top in EDM. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
October 23rd, 2014
03:51 PM ET

CNN Announces New Original Series Set to Launch in 2015

High Profits Will Follow Two of America’s Marijuana Moguls as they Seek to Build a Franchise Empire

Continuing to build upon its successful original programming line-up, CNN today announced a new Original Series set to launch in 2015. High Profits joins Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, This is Life with Lisa Ling, Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe, The Hunt with John Walsh, and others as part of CNN’s acquired series programming.

In the newest CNN Original Series High Profits, viewers will meet Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire: two business-minded, dream seeking, relentless visionaries with a plan unlike any other – to franchise marijuana. The eight-part series, produced by Bat Bridge Entertainment, will grant exclusive access to the couple poised to be the first ever “moguls of marijuana.” FULL POST

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