July 14th, 2014
09:30 AM ET

Alisyn Camerota Joins CNN as Anchor

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Veteran anchor and reporter Alisyn Camerota has joined CNN Worldwide as an anchor.  She begins today.  Camerota comes to CNN after 16 years at FOX News Channel, which she left in March.

“I have been a fan of Alisyn’s for a very long time, and couldn’t be happier that she has agreed to come to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.  “She is not only a seasoned journalist with a great curiosity and passion for the news, but she has a presence on camera that I think is very hard to find.  I can’t wait to have her on the air at CNN.”

Camerota will contribute to all programs across CNN.  A permanent role will be announced in the coming months.

"From the moment Jeff Zucker shared his vision for innovative storytelling at CNN, I wanted to be part of it,” said Camerota.  “I know the power of cable news and it's exciting to be going to the place that invented it and continues to be the standard bearer for stories of international import.  I've always admired the fine work of the journalists at CNN and I'm honored to join their ranks."    FULL POST

July 11th, 2014
07:03 PM ET

Israelis respond to Hamas claims

In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Mark Regev spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responds to Hamas claims that Israel is responsible for the current violence. The full interview aired on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 5-7 p.m. ET.

Highlights:

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

 Blitzer: “Is there a ceasefire negotiation going on at all?”

Regev: “I can say the following Wolf.  Our goal is to bring peace and quiet to Israel's civilians. So that they don’t have to live in fear of these rockets coming in from Gaza. Too many rockets, hundreds of rockets over the last few weeks. It has to stop. It can stop one way or the other, but it has to stop.”

Blitzer: “Is Egypt, Turkey, the United States, are they involved in trying to stop the fighting?”

Regev: “Many people want to help. And what we say is that we cannot agree to a ceasefire that Hamas wants. Hamas wants a bandaid. Hamas wants as Prime Minister Netanyahu said earlier today, 'a few minutes to rest, to bandage their wounds and then start firing again.' That is not in the cards. We want to come out of this conflict knowing that for a sustained period of time that the people of Israel can live without the fear of these rockets coming in from Gaza.”

 


Topics: CNN
July 10th, 2014
02:57 PM ET

The British are coming...tonight at 9pmET on THE SIXTIES on CNN

When Ed Sullivan uttered, “Ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles,” the “lads from Liverpool” and their thrilling performance on Sullivan’s eponymous variety show enthralled millions and launched a reciprocal exchange of influences with American artists. The music was a revelation – and, inspired a revolution in fashion, hairstyles, advertising, politics, and sexual mores that influenced nearly every aspect of American life. Smokey Robinson, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Eric Bourdon, Dave Clark, Mickey Dolenz and others recall what it was like to make the music that mirrored the souls of the young and the restless. Jann Wenner, Mikal Gilmore, Patrick Goldstein, Nelson George, Bill Janovitz, John Heilemann, Tom Hanks, David Wild, and musicians Eric Burdon, Paul Schaffer, andQuestlove describe how this legendary music era did so much more than provide a soundtrack for the generation of change.

THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion debuts tonight, Thursday, July 10 at 9:00pm and encores at 11:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.

During the broadcast, music journalist David Wild and rock artist Susanna Hoffs will answer viewers' questions about music from the era via Facebook.   Viewers can also interact with the series producers via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and @HerzogCo and using #TheSixtiesCNN. FULL POST

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations
July 10th, 2014
11:00 AM ET

CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy Honored with Nine Combined Emmy Award Nominations

The highly-rated CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy received nine combined nominations in the 66th Primetime Emmy Award competition.

“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series. They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo and Punjab episodes

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming

The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode

Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Punjab episode

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Tokyo episode

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Congo episode

FULL POST

July 9th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800 will air on CNN July 15 at 9pm ET

Eighteen years ago, TWA Flight 800 exploded in the sky over the shores of Long Island, New York, shortly after taking off. Bound for Paris, 230 people were on board and no one survived.

The suspicion of terrorism was almost immediate as many eye-witnesses described a streak of light heading towards the plane before it blew up. In the weeks, months and then years afterwards, the biggest and most intense investigation in aviation history at the time, ensued.

Eventually, the U.S. government offered their best explanation for what happened to TWA Flight 800 but to this day, many still question if they got it right.

CNN Special Report: Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800 reconstructs the events that unfolded on that fateful day and the four year investigation that followed it by speaking with eyewitnesses, investigators and family members. The special includes interviews with Leon Panetta, James Kallstrom, head of the FBI’s TWA Flight 800 investigation and Joe Lychner who lost his wife and two daughters on the flight.

CNN Special Report: Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800 will air on July 15 at 9pm ET on CNN

The special will re-air on Tuesday at 12am and on Sunday, July 20 at 7pm ET. The hour will also air on CNN international on Thursday, July 17 at 10pm ET.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 30 & 31
This month, 'Leading Women' speaks to cosmetics leader Bobbi Brown and COO of Wynn Resorts Macau, Linda Chen
July 4th, 2014
07:00 AM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 30 & 31

Leading Women

Bobbi Brown and Linda Chen (Credit: Getty Images)
Bobbi Brown and Linda Chen (Credit: Getty Images)
 
Wednesday 23 July at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST/ 1830 CET
Saturday 26 July at 0530 BST/ 0630 CET and 1930 BST/ 2030 CET
Sunday 27 July at 1330 BST/ 1430 CET
Duration: 15 minutes

This month, ‘Leading Women’ profiles Bobbi Brown who revolutionised the approach to natural makeup with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts Macau, Linda Chen.

Enthralled by makeup from a young age, Bobbi Brown studied theatrical makeup at Boston’s Emerson College, before moving to New York City to make it as a professional makeup artist. Seven years after arriving in New York City, Brown’s big breakthrough was her first cover of American Vogue, shot by Patrick Demarchelier and featuring Naomi Campbell. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
July 4th, 2014
06:26 AM ET

CNN ENHANCES TRAINING OFFERING FOR GLOBAL PARTNERS WITH DIGITAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

CNN is launching a new Digital Leadership programme that will provide journalists and executives from CNN's partners worldwide the very latest technological innovations in newsgathering and production.

The inaugural Digital Leadership intake, starting on 7 July, will see participants from countries including Brazil, Israel, Bahrain, Vietnam, France, Germany, Philippines and Taiwan immersed in CNN's digital experience and expertise so they can empower their organisations with more effective multi-platform digital content and strategies. The ten-day programme – taking place at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta and then in the very heart of digital innovation in Silicon Valley – will embed executive-level newsroom and digital leaders into CNN's digital multi-platform operations and the cutting-edge technology companies of digital media. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
July 3rd, 2014
08:42 AM ET

DOCUMENTED encores Saturday, July 5 at 9:00pmET

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a 2011 essay for The New York Times Magazine, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant.”  Vargas had come to the U.S. at the age of 12 when he was sent from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in Mountain View, Calif.  He attended San Francisco State University, and pursued a career in print journalism, working at newspapers in San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC – all the while, managing to keep his citizenship status secret. 

In his emotional journey he chronicles in his film DOCUMENTED, Vargas describes his legal struggles, his new role as an activist to raise awareness to immigrant rights, and his complicated reconnection with his mother, half a world away.

DOCUMENTED encores on Saturday, July 5 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S.

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July 2nd, 2014
12:03 PM ET

Tim Howard talks to Chris Cuomo about his historic Wold Cup game

This morning on "New Day," CNN's Chris Cuomo talked to USA goalie Tim Howard about his incredible performance in the World Cup. Howard told Cuomo he felt "in rhythm" while making his record-breaking saves.

“The game has slowed down for me. I’m seeing things much earlier, my reactions have been very quick,” he said.

When asked about what's next for the soccer star, Howard said he plans to go home and relax.

He'll "hang out with the kids, get some more tattoos, you know just be me."


Topics: Chris Cuomo • CNN • New Day
July 2nd, 2014
08:36 AM ET

THE SIXTIES swings a holiday weekend marathon on July 3 and July 6

War.  Peace.  Pop culture.  Politics.  Encore in Back-to-Back Episodes

The first five episodes of CNN's provocative and compelling Original Series THE SIXTIES will encore in two holiday weekend marathons on Thursday, July 3 and Sunday, July 6.

Executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goeztman for Playtone, and Mark Herzog for Herzog & Co., these first five episodes of THE SIXTIES tell the stories of the golden age of television, the rise of the Berlin Wall, the assassination President Kennedy, Civil Rights, and the war in Vietnam, in back-to-back episodes: FULL POST

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