“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET
Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find their ROOTS. A project one-year in the making, these journalists embark on an emotional journey across continents as they discover never-before-known details of their family histories.
ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME will kick-off on Sunday, October 12th at 9 pm ET with a special episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and will air across the network throughout the week, culminating in a two-hour special on Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET. The following is the broadcast schedule for ROOTS:
Anthony Bourdain – (9 pm ET) This investigation into the puzzling history of the Bourdain’s great, great, great, grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, serves as a springboard to his first tour of this South American country. In Paraguay, Bourdain explores both jungle and desert land, a rich culture, and savory local dishes that include Bife Koygua, Bori Bori, and Sopa Paraguaya.
Michaela Pereira – (6am ET on New Day) Michaela Pereira’s adoption journey began when she was very young—just three-months-old in Canada. Although she “hit the jackpot” with her adoptive family, she also knows that much of what you see in front of you—the color of her skin, the curl of her hair—comes from her biological parents. After a brief search years ago led to closed doors, Michaela embarks on her roots journey again—this time not in pursuit of her birth parents, but for the place that her ancestors came from—in St. James Parish, Jamaica.
Anderson Cooper – (8pm ET on AC360) Many people know Anderson Cooper as having come from one of America’s most famous families – the Vanderbilts. But growing up, Anderson was always drawn to the southern roots of his father, Wyatt Cooper. Anderson travels to Mississippi where his father grew up and discovers ties between the poor farming family and the rich Vanderbilts that existed before his parents ever met. FULL POST
Chris Cuomo, Michaela Periera and Brooke Baldwin anchor CNN’s live simulcast coverage of the 5-Alarm building fire in New York City. CNN.com continues with live updates and video.
Reporting on scene:
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Maria Santana @MariaSantanaCNN (CNN en Espanol)Authorities respond to massive explosion in East Harlem
Tonight on AC360°, New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma clarified comments he made about showering with an openly gay teammate and said tonight that he didn't have any concerns about it. "As long as he can play football, I'm A-OK with it" he said "It doesn't bother me at all."
Vilma, joined by gay rights supporter Chris Kluwe talked about Michael Sam's announcement that he's gay ahead of the NFL draft.
CNN today announced changes to its weekday programming lineup. Starting Monday, February 10, 2014, John Berman and Michaela Pereira will co-anchor CNN’s 11 a.m. (ET) hour of dayside programming. Berman and Pereira will continue to anchor “Early Start” and “New Day,” respectively. Pereira joined the network last year with the launch of “New Day,” while Berman joined in 2012, and has covered several national news stories including the Boston Marathon Bombing and the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. FULL POST
On “New Day” this morning, Anchor Chris Cuomo asked why Prince George was wearing a dress for his christening. When he calls his mom Matilda live on air, she tells him that he wore something similar, saying it “was a tradition in the family” and “it’s communion garb.” He responds, “Well, it looks like a dress.”
“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.
David Hasselhoff surprised CNN’s New Day anchors by calling into the show to talk about his “Thirsty for Love” advertisement for Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend iced coffee. The video has amassed over 150,000 views on YouTube since it debuted two weeks ago.
“You’re supposed to have fun in life, hello!” Hasselhoff said about his experience making the advertisement.
When Cuomo asked how people can be more like him, Hasselhoff responded, “I don’t know if you want to be like me…. Wake up. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the day.”
CNN Anchor John Berman gave David Hasselhoff the humorous “Award of the Day.”
New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
CNN is set to air a new special “Escape from Captivity” that uncovers this week's dramatic events surrounding three freed women, who were kidnapped for years by former school bus driver Ariel Castro.
The half-hour special details the interviews with relatives of the victims, takes a look at the alleged kidnapper behind it all, and gives an up to date look at what’s been discovered about this house of horrors and the victims’ time inside.
CNN Anchors Zoraida Sambolin reports from Cleveland and John Berman from New York.
“Escape from Captivity” airs on Saturday, May 11th at 7:30pm ET and re-airs at 11:30pm ET on CNN.
Police have taken Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius into custody after the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp at South African home.
26-year-old Pistorius was the first double amputee to participate in the Olympics.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) says he has mixed feelings about President Obama’s State of the Union address. While he heard “more of the same” with new federal spending programs, he liked the President’s call for entitlement and tax reform.
“I was most encouraged about what he said about entitlement reform and tax reform,” said Sen. Portman.
When asked why, Portman replied, “Well, because I think as President, his role is to explain to the American people what’s really going on…. Entitlement programs, as important as they are, are not sustainable in their current form…. And at one point in the speech, he said we need to reform our entitlement programs and it’s not going to be easy. And that’s what the American people need to hear from him. Folks are tired of hearing this notion that somehow everything is fine. They know the economy is not doing well.”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.