ALMOST PRESIDENT: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT TO AIR ON CNN ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST GLORIA BORGER
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August. 23, 2016 – In Almost President, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger tells a story that has not been told before: five men, sharing their accounts of how they lived through the most public failure in American life. Mitt Romney, John McCain, Michael Dukakis, and Walter Mondale detail their journeys – from years of reaching the pinnacle of American politics, their moments of greatest triumph, all the way to the moment that each man knew – in one night – it was all over.
In a series of interviews that took place over the last three years, each candidate analyzes his own mistakes, the impact on their families, the pain of knowing they will always be branded as ‘almost president.' By and large, they’re still not over it, but they would all do it all over again.
James Hanlon’s and Naudet Brothers’ Classic Film to be Updated and Include New Introduction by Denis Leary for Broadcast on CNN Worldwide
CNN today announced the acquisition of the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning documentary ‘9/11,’ ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America. The film is directed, filmed, and executive produced by Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers and brothers, and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon. The acquisition means that CNN Films will work with the team to update the film for the 2016 edition, and will retain worldwide broadcast rights for the film franchise and its archival material in perpetuity.
Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation Denis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day. From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond. FULL POST
Will Allen reveals life inside mysterious Hollywood sect in film that made theatrical debut at Sundance Film Festival
CNN Films will premiere HOLY HELL on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern, the network announced today. The film reveals the compelling story of life inside Buddhafield, a mysterious spiritual community that originated in the 1980s in West Hollywood. The film is directed by Will Allen, himself a member and the unofficial documentarian of the sect for 22 years.
The close-knit Buddhafield aspired to an artistic utopian communal life, led by an enigmatic, charismatic guru, Michel. Buddhafield members pursued his vision for fulfillment while living together, exploring nature, and performing together. Gradually, several Buddhafield members came to grow disenchanted with Michel, including Allen, and allege emotional manipulation and even physical abuse by Michel.
Throughout his years among Buddhafield, Allen filmed life from within the group. After what Allen describes as “many painful years” living among Buddhafield, he grew disillusioned, ultimately leaving and taking many of his films with him.
Allen’s resulting film is as revealing as it is terrifying. HOLY HELL offers a mesmerizing look into how powerfully attractive a spiritual sect like Buddhafield can be, and how alluring a powerful personality like Michel can be in the universal search for meaning and purpose that all humans seek.
CNN Worldwide was honored with 15 News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Setting a new network record, the nominations were spread across CNN’s diverse brand portfolio including CNN/U.S., CNN en Español, CNN Original Series and CNN Films.
CNN’s nominations 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
OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
US Spy Plane Over China
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Anderson Cooper 360
Secret Deaths: The Hospital with a Serious Heart Problem
OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
Anderson Cooper 360
#BeingThirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens
Anderson Cooper 360
Police Under Fire
OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT NEWS STORY: LONG FORM
CNN Special Report
CNN Debates Coverage
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING: LONG FORM
CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow
Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children
CNN Original Series
High Profits: Dreams of Empire
OUTSTANDING EDITING: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION AND SCENIC DESIGN
CNN Original Series
The Hunt with John Walsh: Torture House
OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
CNN Brand Campaign
AC/AB Heart of the Story
The Seventies Campaign
OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST OR NEWS MAGAZINE IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
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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 271 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 division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
CNN was honored with nine Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by the Television Academy. The nominations this year tie the network’s nominations by the Television Academy in previous years, and include the fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and the network’s first-ever nomination in the “Exceptional Merit” category for Documentary Filmmaking for The Hunting Ground. This is also the first nomination for United Shades of America (Objective Media Group America) with W. Kamau Bell, which is in its first season, and the third consecutive nomination for the production team that created The Seventies (Playtone / Herzog & Company).
CNN’s diverse nominations include:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program (“Cuba”) – Directors of Photography: Todd Liebler & Zach Zamboni
Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) – Brian Bracken, Sound Editor, Nick Bridgden, Co-Sound Designer
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) – Benny Mouthon, Re-Recording Mixer
Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program (“Borneo”) – Written by Anthony Bourdain FULL POST
CNN's Fareed Zakaria hosts a special, updated presentation of WHY THEY HATE US tonight on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.
“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week. What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against America - and against their own countrymen - to commit murderous attacks? Zakaria explores the roots of the rage – and challenges experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even those who say they want to kill us – for answers to whether America can do anything to stop the bloodshed.
Zakaria also explores why modernity is perceived by violent jihadis as a threat to Islam to be met with bloodshed – including violence against other Muslims – in a new editorial, "Why they hate us."
At 1:00pmET on CNN/U.S., a special edition of CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a wide-ranging discussion with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on the subjects of U.S.-Russian relations, the European Union, the 2016 U.S. election, the extended conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and doping allegations against Russian athletes hoping to go to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi discusses the potential 'permanent' impact on Europe for a potential 'Brexit' vote; and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev discusses the possibility of a female president in his country in the future.
This wide-ranging discussion encores today on both CNN/U.S. and CNN International. Please check here for additional airtimes across CNN's broadcast networks: http://edition.cnn.com/tv/schedule/europe
Moderated by Ashleigh Banfield and Alisyn Camerota
The decision by a California judge to sentence a former Stanford University swimmer to six-months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has sparked national conversation and outrage. CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield and Alisyn Camerota will lead a Town Hall discussion on the topic that has gripped the country –and sparked a dialogue about campus sexual assault, college culture, and fairness and justice. The Town Hall audience will include victims, experts, lawmakers, and the families of assault victims.
CNN has partnered with CrowdRise, the world’s largest and fastest-growing fundraising platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising, enabling people to make donations to this year’s CNN Heroes and their causes.
Beginning today, supporters can make online donations to the CNN Heroes' designated charities and causes directly from their stories on CNN.com, as well as by clicking the ‘Donate to this Fundraiser’ button on the individual CrowdRise pages which can be accessed here.
Now in its tenth year, the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated CNN Heroes campaign has profiled more than 250 heroes and has received over 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries. Social media users are encouraged to “like” CNN Heroes on Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes on Twitter, and use hashtag #CNNHeroes. Behind-the-scenes images can be viewed on the CNN Heroes Instagram account.
Blackfish explores the extraordinary nature of Orcas and their decades-long history in captivity. This revealing film also explores the chilling 2010 incident in which an experienced Sea World trainer was killed by the 12,000-pound Tilikum, a whale previously also associated with the deaths of two other people.
CNN Films will encore this thought-provoking documentary film on Friday, May 27 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on CNN/U.S.
###CNN Films to encore BLACKFISH documentary on Friday, May 27 at 9pm Eastern