When is the last time you looked at your phone while behind the wheel? Every day more than eight people are killed and more than 1,000 others injured in distracted driving crashes. It’s not just texting–drivers are posting on social media, watching videos, and playing the newest sensation, Pokémon GO. This evolving epidemic is not exclusive to teens; parents are to blame as well.
A CNN special multiplatform report ‘DWD: Driving While Distracted’ highlights the latest statistics and research on this toxic trend.
CNN correspondent Kelly Wallace hosts this engaging multiplatform series that takes an investigative approach on the public’s life-threatening relationship with technology, profiling the narratives of victims and advocates. Wallace explains the science behind distracted driving and explores some of the high-tech solutions being developed to address the problem.
DWD: Driving While Distracted airs Saturday, August 6 at 2:30pm ET, with digital video, written analysis and visual explainers rolling out the week prior on CNN.com/distracteddriving. Join the conversation using #distracteddriving.
DWD: Driving While Distracted was produced by Meridith Edwards.
CNN is the biggest international media brand amongst affluent audiences across Africa, according to the Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa, out today.
The independent research study shows that CNN reaches 60% of Africa’s elite population* every month via TV or digital platforms** – more than any other international media brand. CNN far outranks all news competitors – 27% ahead of the BBC, 54% ahead of Al Jazeera English, 68% ahead of Sky News and 159% ahead of euronews. In fact, CNN is ahead of all news competitors in every daily, weekly and monthly metric.
CNN is also #1 international news brand in monthly cross-platform reach amongst core audience segments of Frequent International Business Travellers (74% reach across Africa), Influential Opinion Leaders (74%), High Income Earners (72%), Luxury Consumers (62%), Business Decision Makers (61%) and C-Suites (57%)***. Again – this is far ahead of all other international news competitors.
“We are proud that CNN continues to resonate more than any other international media brand across Africa in both TV and digital,” said Rani Raad, President, CNN International Commercial. “Our #1 position reflects our continued commitment to news and programming for and about the continent and demonstrates the value that we bring to advertisers who want to reach African audiences.”
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.
Once called the next Steve Jobs, now-embattled Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes sits down exclusively with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to set the record straight.
Thursday 18 August at 0930 BST / 1030 CET
Friday 19 August at 0430 BST / 0530 CET
Saturday 20 August at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET
Saturday 27 August at 1230 BST / 1330 CET
Sunday 28 August at 0530 BST / 0630 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
In August, ‘Culinary Journeys’ explores Japan's rich history of hospitality with two Michelin-star chef, Shinobu Namae (pictured).
One of the traditions at the heart of Japanese hospitality is the tea ceremony. Namae has introduced this ritual at his own Tokyo restaurant, L'Effervescence, and he meets with a tea master to understand the significance of this ritual. FULL POST