THE CLIMATE CRISIS: A CNN GLOBAL TOWN HALL EVENT WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENTAL GORE, MODERATED BY ANDERSON COOPER,  AIRS AUGUST 1
July 19th, 2017
01:10 PM ET

THE CLIMATE CRISIS: A CNN GLOBAL TOWN HALL EVENT WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENTAL GORE, MODERATED BY ANDERSON COOPER, AIRS AUGUST 1

CNN will host a one- hour global Town Hall with former Vice President and filmmaker Al Gore on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET, moderated by Anderson Cooper.

More than a decade after his documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH was released, Al Gore will discuss his latest film – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, which dramatically presents Gore’s premise that we are close to a real energy revolution and his efforts to work with the current government on bringing change. Cooper and members of a live audience will discuss with Gore how efforts to solve the climate crisis in the US and around the world have been impacted by the Trump Administration's actions on climate and identify the way forward in the climate movement.

In addition to the TV airings, The Climate Crisis: A CNN Town Hall Event with Al Gore will also stream for subscribers on August 1 via CNNgo (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Samsung TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The Climate Crisis: A CNN Town Hall Event with Al Gore also be available the day after the premiere (August 2) on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. The Town Hall will also air on CNN's SiriusXM Channel 116, and Westwood One Radio Network.

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Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
THE PULSE OF ORLANDO: TERROR AT THE NIGHTCLUB
June 29th, 2017
03:22 PM ET

THE PULSE OF ORLANDO: TERROR AT THE NIGHTCLUB

A CNN SPECIAL REPORT TO AIR FRIDAY, JUNE 30th AT 10PM

On June 12, 2016, forty nine people were murdered and dozens more injured at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was one of the worst mass shootings in United States history. The attack left 49 families grieving, as well as survivors and first responders reeling from the horrors they witnessed.  In the year since, many of those touched most deeply by this tragedy have found purpose in their pain and turned their grief into action.

In a moving one hour special, Anderson Cooper returns to Orlando and revisits this painful chapter of American history. Cooper helps tell the stories of what happened that night, and what has happened since in the lives of a number of people touched by the tragedy, including Christine Leinonen, mother of Christopher Andrew Leinonen, who was killed that night, as well as survivor Angel Colon, first responder, police officer Omar Delgado, and Pulse owner Barbara Poma.

"This was the deadliest terror attack in the United States since September 11th, and sickening assault on the LGBT community," said Cooper. " We wanted to remember the lives lost, and reconnect with many of those we first met one year ago."

The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub, a CNN Special Report will air Friday, June 30th, at 10pm ET.

In addition to the TV airings, The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub will also stream live for subscribers on June 30th via CNNgo (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Samsung TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The Pulse of Orlando: Terror at the Nightclub will also be available the day after the premiere (July 1) on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24
April 18th, 2017
11:20 AM ET

CNN to Host Town Hall with John Kasich on April 24

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH ON APRIL 24

ANDERSON COOPER TO MODERATE ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME EVENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 18 – CNN will host a Town Hall with Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET.

Kasich will discuss his take on Trump’s first 100 days in office, his reflections from the 2016 campaign, and his hopes for the future as outlined in his book, Two Paths, America Divided or United. 

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Town Hall between the governor and a live studio audience in New York.

The live event will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, CNNgo, Westwood One Radio Network and on CNN Channel 116 on Sirius XM. 

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ANDERSON COOPER AND KATHY GRIFFIN RETURN TO CO-HOST CNN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE
December 14th, 2016
02:04 PM ET

ANDERSON COOPER AND KATHY GRIFFIN RETURN TO CO-HOST CNN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE

LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE BEGINNING AT 8P.M. (ET)

Back for their 10th year as co-hosts of CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin,” will air on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (ET)

At 12:30 a.m. (ET), Anderson and Kathy will hand off to Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin who will be counting down as the Central Time Zone rings in the New Year from The Spotted Cat Music Club in New Orleans.Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will ring in 2017 from New York City’s Times Square, along with CNN correspondents reporting from celebrations across the country. Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will be celebrating from New Orleans, Richard Quest will report from the energized crowds of Times Square, and Sara Sidner will be in Nashville’s Bicentennial Park for a live interview and performance with country superstar Keith Urban at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight. Gary Tuchman will toast from Miami’s famed Fontainebleau Hotel, Randi Kaye will be on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and HLN’s Lynn Smith celebrates from a pyrotechnic spectacular at Reunion Tower in Dallas. FULL POST


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
TWO AC360° SPECIAL REPORTS: UNPRECEDENTED, GO INSIDE TRUMP & CLINTON CAMPAIGNS  AIRING NOV 17 & 18 AT 9PM ET
November 16th, 2016
06:20 PM ET

TWO AC360° SPECIAL REPORTS: UNPRECEDENTED, GO INSIDE TRUMP & CLINTON CAMPAIGNS AIRING NOV 17 & 18 AT 9PM ET

The 2016 presidential election rewrote the rules. It was historic, divisive, confounding and at almost every turn defied prediction. Clinton was the first female presidential nominee determined to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling, winning the popular vote but losing the election. Trump, a billionaire businessman and former reality TV star, promised to fix Washington and won the coveted office.

With two comprehensive one-hour specials, CNN goes behind the scenes for an unmatched look inside the race:

AC 360° Special Report UNPRECEDENTED: Inside the Trump Campaign (Thursday, Nov 17, 9pmET) –  In a roundtable discussion with Anderson Cooper,  CNN correspondents provide accounts from the campaign trail of what they saw and heard behind-the-scenes. Chief political correspondent Dana Bash, senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta, national correspondent Sunlen Serfaty, political reporter Sara Murray, and CNN politics reporter Jeremy Diamond take viewers inside the campaign that the polls underestimated.

AC 360° Special Report UNPRECEDENTED: Inside the Clinton Campaign
(Friday, Nov 18, 9pmET) – Anderson Cooper and CNN correspondents discuss their experience covering the Clinton campaign. Senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar, senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny, senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns, national political reporter Maeve Reston and national politics reporter MJ Lee followed the embattled former first lady and New York senator as she fought to make history.
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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
CNN to Host Second Libertarian Presidential Town Hall on Aug. 3
August 1st, 2016
09:09 AM ET

CNN to Host Second Libertarian Presidential Town Hall on Aug. 3

CNN TO HOST ITS SECOND LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

LIVE PRIMETIME EVENT WILL BE HOSTED BY CNN ANCHOR ANDERSON COOPER IN NEW YORK CITY

CNN announced today that anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a one-hour town hall with the Libertarian Party ticket, former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor and vice presidential candidate William Weld, at 9pmET on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Taking place shortly after the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Johnson and Weld will address the current state of the 2016 race and the platform of the Libertarian Party in addition to fielding questions from voters.

The event will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol, and will be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta Host Town Hall: Prescription Addiction
May 10th, 2016
04:14 PM ET

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta Host Town Hall: Prescription Addiction

ANDERSON COOPER 360° TOWN HALL PRESCRIPTION ADDICTION: MADE IN THE USA

WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA, AIRS TOMORROW AT 9PM ET ON CNN

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading causes of accidental death in America. It’s an epidemic hiding in plain sight and has been linked to many deaths, most recently music legend Prince.

In a special hour airing this Wednesday, May 11th, Anderson Cooper and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta examine the truths behind this alarming rise in unintentional deaths and what we can do to stop it. The Town Hall audience will be comprised of people who have been effected by opioid abuse and guests will include addiction specialists, former addicts and doctors.

Anderson Cooper 360° Town Hall Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA will air tomorrow/Wednesday at 9pm ET on CNN.

October 8th, 2015
09:21 AM ET

CNN Announces The Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2015

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VOTING TO SELECT THE ‘CNN HERO OF THE YEAR’ BEGINS TODAY ON CNNHEROES.COM

CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE, HOSTED BY ANDERSON COOPER, AIRS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Continuing its annual tradition of recognizing everyday people who are changing the world, Anderson Cooper revealed the 2015 Top 10 CNN Heroes this morning on CNN's New Day.

CNN Heroes, now in its ninth year, celebrates individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others. This year’s Top 10 will be honored at CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. The Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated telecast airs on Sunday, December 6th, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CNN U.S., and will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español.

Voting to select the ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ began immediately following this morning’s announcement. Fans of each of the Top 10 Heroes can show their support by voting for the hero that inspires them most."In our ninth year, I am heartened to know the world hasn't run out of Heroes,” said Kelly Flynn, creator and senior executive producer of CNN Heroes. “We continue to be humbled by their work, and honored to be telling their stories."

The 2015 Honorees are:

  • Bhagwati Agrawal (Vienna, VA) Bhagwati Agrawal’s organization, Sustainable Innovations, has created a rainwater harvesting system that provides water to more than 10,000 people in six drought-stricken villages in India.
  • Kim Carter (San Bernardino, CA) Kim Carter cycled in and out of prison and homelessness. Today, her nonprofit, Time for Change Foundation, helps homeless women reclaim their lives.
  • Maggie Doyne (Mendham, NJ) After traveling in war-torn Nepal in 2006, Maggie Doyne changed her life’s course. Today, she and her nonprofit, Blink Now Foundation, care for and educate hundreds of children.
  • Jody Farley-Berens (Scottsdale, AZ) Jody Farley-Berens co-founded Singleton Moms to support single moms battling cancer. The group provides housecleaning, meals and financial aid to more than 300 parents in Arizona.
  • Sean Gobin (Charlottesville, VA) Sean Gobin’s organization, Warrior Hike, helps combat veterans connect with nature and process issues, as they “walk off the war” on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Daniel Ivankovich (Glenview, IL) Since 2010, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich and his organization, One Patient Global Health Initiative, have treated more than 100,000 uninsured or underinsured patients in Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods.
  • Richard Joyner (Conetoe, NC) Richard Joyner is encouraging healthier lifestyles in the rural town of Conetoe, NC, by helping young people grow 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year with his non-profit Conetoe Family Life Center.
  • Monique Pool (Suriname) Since 2005, Monique Pool and Green Heritage Fund Suriname have rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 600 sloths and other animals to the rainforest in Suriname.
  • Rochelle Ripley (Glastonbury, CT) Rochelle Ripley and her nonprofit, hawkwing, provide healthcare and education opportunities to the Lakota people in South Dakota.
  • Jim Withers (Pittsburgh, PA) Dr. Jim Withers and his group, Operation Safety Net, bring medical care to the homeless on Pittsburgh’s streets. Since 1992, they have reached more than 10,000 individuals and helped more than 1,200 of them transition into housing.

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Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN Heroes
CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° Breaks News About Teens And Social Media In Provocative Two-Year Long Investigation
September 10th, 2015
03:29 PM ET

CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° Breaks News About Teens And Social Media In Provocative Two-Year Long Investigation

“CNN SPECIAL REPORT #BEING13: INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF TEENS” AIRS OCTOBER 5TH AT 9PMET

 EXTENSIVE MULTI-PLATFORM PROGRAMMING ACROSS CNN’S DIGITAL AND SOCIAL PLATFORMS

Are tweens addicted to their phones? How does social media intensify the emotional roller coaster ride of Junior High? And most importantly, how is plugging in changing growing up? These are just some of the questions that inspired CNN’sgroundbreaking investigation and scientific pilot study, “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens.”

To discover the controversial world that middle school kids live in today, Anderson Cooper 360° focused its lens on the place where teens spend so much time together – social media. Hundreds of 8th graders across the country agreed, with the consent of their parents and schools, to allow child development experts to follow their posts on Instagram, twitter and Facebook over six months. 150,000 posts later, all of the good, bad and ugly that kids experience online was revealed in technicolor. Parents and teens also completed in-depth surveys about social media’s impact on families. In partnership with child psychologist Dr. Marion Underwood and sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, CNN’s “#Being13” is the first large scale study to analyze what kids say to each other on social media and why it matters so deeply to them.

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Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
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