November 13th, 2015
11:56 AM ET

Celebrity Presenters for 9th Annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" Announced





Announced today, Neil Patrick Harris, host of Best Time EverTaylor Schilling, star of Orange is the New Black, Sharon Stone, Academy Award nominee and star of Agent X, Kathy Griffin, award-winning comedian, Common, award-winning hip-hop recording artist and cast member of The Wiz Live!, Kelly Ripa, host of Live with Kelly and Michael, Chris Noth, star of The Good Wife, and Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto will be among the presenters at the ninth annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, taking place at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the star-studded tribute honoring everyday people making extraordinary contributions, will air Sunday, December 6, at 8 pm/ET.

Singer and actress Victoria Justice, Room’s Jacob Tremblay and YouTube vlogger Bethany Mota will also recognize three teens who are being honored by CNN as Young Wonders.


Topics: CNN
November 10th, 2015
03:07 PM ET

CNN Films to encore #Blackfish documentary Nov. 14 at 8pmET

CNN Films will encore the thought-provoking documentary film, Blackfish, on Saturday, Nov. 14.

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 #Blackfish Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:00pm Eastern (5:00pm Pacific).

### goes live as CNN Greece begins its online and mobile operations
CNN Greece newsroom
November 5th, 2015
05:51 AM ET goes live as CNN Greece begins its online and mobile operations

Athens, November 5, 2015. Last night saw the official launch event for, a dynamic Greek-language digital offering from DPG Digital Media and CNN International Commercial that combines international news with local content and video.

Various representatives of Greece’s political and business worlds gathered at the Benaki Museum, Athens, to celebrate the launch of CNN Greece, which is now available both online and on mobile.

The result of close collaboration between CNN International and DPG Digital Media, CNN Greece provides a Hellenised digital version of the innovative, award-winning CNN news platform to the Greek public. offers content of national and local interest with a focus on video, as well as coverage of international news and major events through content from CNN and its partner network. Besides its core values, which combine transparency, accuracy and telling multiple sides of a story with a balanced approach, is adopting the conduct and operational code synonymous with CNN. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
November 4th, 2015
07:44 AM ET


  • App offers latest trends, stories and news affecting the African continent

CNN International and Africa’s leading mobile operator, MTN, today launched a dedicated ‘Africa View’ news app.

The app launch is part of a multi-platform commercial partnership between CNN and MTN, spanning advertising, sponsorship and digital components.

The ‘Africa View’ app curates CNN International’s extensive Africa content, including the network’s ‘Africa View’ weekly infographic content, providing background and context to trends, figures and initiatives shaping the African continent. The app also showcases content from CNN’s flagship African programming including ‘Inside Africa’; and ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’, as well as breaking news and analysis about the continent. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
THE HUNTING GROUND Premieres on CNN in November
November 3rd, 2015
04:28 PM ET

THE HUNTING GROUND Premieres on CNN in November

Broadcast set for Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00pm Eastern

CNN Films will broadcast the groundbreaking feature documentary about sexual assault on American college campuses – the failure of universities to address the problem, and the rise of a new student movement – on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00pm, the network announced today. THE HUNTING GROUND is written and directed by Academy Award®-nominated, two-time Emmy®-winning film director Kirby Dick, and produced by Academy Award®-nominated, two-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker Amy Ziering, the team also behind the Oscar®-nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, that exposed the shocking prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military.

THE HUNTING GROUND will be exclusively presented on CNN/U.S. with limited commercial interruption, immediately followed by Sexual Assault on Campus, a roundtable discussion including legal and counseling experts skilled in sexual assault investigations, and the filmmakers, to discuss the sensitive, complex issues explored in the film. Sexual Assault on Campus will be hosted by CNN New Day anchor Alisyn Camerota.

“We are glad CNN is presenting THE HUNTING GROUND, and providing a national platform for this urgent issue that has been ignored far too long,” said Kirby Dick, on behalf of the filmmakers.

Utilizing devastatingly raw, first-person testimonies and expert insights, the film traces the experiences of two intrepid survivors, Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, who meet as they pursue their educations while seeking justice for themselves. The two also connect with other survivors to offer support, compassion, and legal aid, eventually developing a novel legal strategy that leverages Title IX legislation to compel more fair adjudication. Pino and Clark have also inspired a national dialogue on the handling of campus assaults and launched a survivors’ network for women who refuse to be silenced.

The story behind the film has inspired music artist Lady Gaga and seven-time Academy Award®-nominee Diane Warren to write, and Lady Gaga to record “Til It Happens to You,” an intensely moving song that calls for support and compassion for sexual assault survivors and is fast becoming an anthem for survivors around the world.

THE HUNTING GROUND was released theatrically by RADiUS, the boutique label of The Weinstein Company; the film was also screened by nearly 1,000 educational institutions. A streaming simulcast will be available on CNNgo via desktop (, mobile, iPad, and Apple TV. After the broadcast premiere, THE HUNTING GROUND will be available On Demand for seven days on CNNgo and cable operator VOD platforms. The film and special will encore Sunday, Nov. 22 beginning at 11:00pm. All times Eastern.



November 3rd, 2015
12:41 PM ET

Dr. Richard Dawkins on Dr. Ben Carson: "he clearly doesn't understand the fundamental theorem of his own subject"

Sunday’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on CNN/U.S. features an interview with renowned evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, DPhil.  He discussed the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and the beliefs of the candidates and the influence of those beliefs upon their policy positions.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

Dr. Dawkins explains why he says “the most powerful evidence [for evolution] is probably not fossils:

Dr. Dawkins on why the GOP fills him “with despair”:



FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: In 1859, Charles Darwin published his seminal book, On the Origin of Species.  In it, he laid out his theory of evolution – eventually applying it to all animals from finches to human beings. The opposing theory, of course, is creationism – which states that God created men and women in his own image, as the Bible states.

According to the Pew Research Center, 98 percent of the professional scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science believe that humans and other living things have evolved over time. But when the American public was polled, just 65 percent said they believed that. And of the GOP candidates? Well, as you'll find out in a moment, almost none of them seem to believe it.

I wanted to learn about evolution from one of the greatest scientific thinkers out there. Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist. He's a long-time Oxford professor who has written prolifically - on science and atheism, which he espouses. He has a new memoir out called, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (2015).   Listen in.  (more after the jump)


November 2nd, 2015
10:53 AM ET

CNN Films Presents encores GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month

Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me encores on CNN/U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern

CNN Films Presents will encore the acclaimed film, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm in observance of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month, the network announced today. Both times are Eastern.

Glen Campbell’s extraordinary life, musical legacy, and fight against Alzheimer’s disease are explored in the film, which continues to raise awareness to the struggles faced by families with members affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and compassion for caregivers, through outreach efforts across the country and advocating for more research for a cure for the disease.  The film is directed by James Keach and produced by Keach and Trevor Albert.

Curated digital content about Campbell’s struggle and the experiences of others with Alzheimer’s can be found at

This broadcast presentation is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company.

The DVD and digital download of the film are available via Virgil Films; the soundtrack is available via Big Machine Records. For additional information about GLEN CAMPBELL…I’ll Be Me, please visit


November 2nd, 2015
09:08 AM ET

#FZGPS: Ann Selzer & Nate Cohn deconstruct the meaning of national polls to the 2017 Iowa caucuses

Sunday’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on CNN/U.S. featured an interview with polling experts, Ann Selzer, Selzer & Company, and Nate Cohn, The New York Times.  They discussed the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign polls and what they mean at this stage of the campaign.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”


October 30th, 2015
01:36 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 47 and 48

**NEW** New York In 24 Hours

New York City. Credit: Afton Almaraz / Getty

New York City. Credit: Afton Almaraz / Getty


Wednesday 9 December at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Saturday 12 December at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Sunday 13 December at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Saturday 19 December at 1230 GMT / 1330 CET

Duration 30 Minutes

Busy travellers have little free time in their schedules, so moments must be memorable.

CNN International’s new 30 minute travel show, ‘In 24 Hours’ descends on a vibrant city each month to experience a perfect day's down time.

From morning until after hours, host James Williams brings viewers unique and exclusive experiences. From New York to Hong Kong, CNN offers its audience the chance to take a look at the world's latest hotspots before they pop into the travel guides.

The iconic and sophisticated city of New York is the first featured city in the programme, opening with a flyover of the island of Manhattan via high-end helicopter service, Blade. This service works like Uber—customers are able to order a helicopter with the app and fly anywhere in the city in minutes. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
October 27th, 2015
03:12 PM ET

HLN up Double-Digits in Total Day & Prime in October


HLN up Double-Digits in Total Day & Prime in October 

HLN Beats MSNBC in Total Day for 17 Straight Months

HLN Ranks #1 in Weekend Total Day

“Morning Express with Robin Meade” Ranks as the #2 Cable Morning News Program in October 2015 and 2015 to-date


  • HLN is up in Total Day Oct 15 vs. Oct 14, experiencing the only double-digit growth among cable news nets in P25-54 up +14% (116k vs. 102k);
  • HLN is up double-digits in M-F Prime in P25-54 +16% (96k vs. 83k), and +9% in M-Su Prime (99k vs. 91k);
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 17 straight months in Oct in Total Day by +33% in P25-54; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years (March 99);
  • HLN ranks #1 across cable news in Weekend Total Day among P25-54 (125k), beating FNC by +12% and MSNBC by +49%.

All HLN signature shows are experiencing double-digit growth YOY in P25-54


  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in Oct 15 and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54;
  • MXP is up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +21% (136k vs. 112k) in Oct 15 vs. year prior;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 18 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +36% in P25-54 (136k vs. 100k) in Oct 15.


  • “Weekend Express with Lynn Smith” ranks #1 on Saturdays & Sundays @ 7 am in P25-54, posting double-digit gains (+28%) among cable news nets in October, besting FNC by +15% and MSNBC by +110%.


  • “The Daily Share,” (TDS) HLN’s first dayside series under the new brand, is up +33% in P25-54 (M-F, noon – 1 p.m. ET), Oct 15 vs. Oct 14, and is outpacing MSNBC by +23%; and TDS at 1-2 pm ET, is up +38% in the key demo.


  • “Nancy Grace” (M-Th, 8-9 p.m. ET) is up +10% in P25-54, Oct 15 vs. Oct 14.


  • “Dr. Drew” (M-Th, 9-10 p.m. ET) is up +21% in P25-54, YOY.



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