10:45 AM ET, April 15th, 2015

New Edition of “Prime Cuts” Offers Favorite Highlights From Season Four and a Taste of Season Five   Season five of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original  Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 26 at 9pm  ET/PT with twist – a tour of the forward-looking culture of South Korea with  each scene […] Full Post

February 7th, 2014
07:33 AM ET

Vice President Biden: Decision on whether to run will come summer 2015

Today on New Day, CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke exclusively with Vice President Joe Biden about the task force to review federal jobs training program the president has asked him to lead. During the interview the Vice President also spoke about immigration reform, the priorities for the Obama administration and his prospects for running for President in 2016.

Asked to give a good reason not to run, Biden responded simply:  “I can’t.”

“There may be reasons I don't run, but there's no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” he told Bolduan.

Biden went on to say he would make a decision “realistically, a year this summer.”

Vice President Biden on Obama priorities: 


Topics: CNN
The CNN 10: Hollywood’s Fresh Faces
February 6th, 2014
01:40 PM ET

The CNN 10: Hollywood’s Fresh Faces

With the success of the CNN 10 Tech Lists last year, 2014 marks the expansion of the “CNN 10” into a monthly series that runs the gamut of fun and feature-y topics, including entertainment, health, tech, travel and beyond. This year’s first CNN 10 feature kicks off with the interactive Fresh Faces of Hollywood.

Next month, the Academy Awards will honor Hollywood’s heavyweights, so CNN’s Entertainment team chose 10 rising stars from the worlds of TV, movies and music, as well as their connections to literature, fashion, youth culture and counterculture to round out our list.

They also considered the many highly-anticipated debut and breakout projects that are likely to put the ‘pop’ in our culture over the next 12 months – and the feisty, fearless characters behind them. And whether you recognize these faces from earlier work or this is your first introduction, our team predicts the world will be seeing more of them this year.

On Twitter, @CNNShowbiz will be tweeting quotes from the list and the list makers using the hashtag #CNNFreshFaces.


Topics: Awards • Blog Network • CNN • CNN Digital • Digital • Entertainment • Social Media
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 8 and 9
CNN's Richard Quest meets a cocoa farmer from the Ivory Coast, a country which leads in the production and export of the crop (Cocoa-nomics: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary)
February 6th, 2014
12:53 PM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 8 and 9

Open Court

Former number 1 tennis player Amelie Mauresmo

Former women's world number 1 tennis player Amelie Mauresmo

 
Thursday 20 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 22 February at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2200 GMT / 2300 CET
Sunday 23 February at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 1 March at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Sunday 2 March at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2230 GMT / 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

This month’s ‘Open Court’ takes viewers to France – the country with more male tennis players in the ATP top 100 than all other grand slam nations combined. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNNI Press Releases
CNN to air Mira Sorvino-led Freedom Project special on sex trafficking in Cambodia
February 6th, 2014
11:27 AM ET

CNN to air Mira Sorvino-led Freedom Project special on sex trafficking in Cambodia

‘Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary’ premieres on CNN/US Sunday at 7pET

‘Every Day In Cambodia’ is a powerful CNN Freedom Project documentary which follows Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino on a disturbing yet ultimately hopeful journey to Cambodia, where she shines a light on modern-day slavery.

Far from the bright lights of Hollywood, Sorvino speaks to survivors and urges governments to prosecute traffickers, demanding to know why the Cambodian government is still allowing this outrage to happen. Three mothers also reveal why they allow their young daughters to be so cruelly exploited.

“The brave Cambodian girl survivors who shared their stories broke my heart,” she said. “But their incredible spirits inspire me to continue fighting this atrocious scourge until all the victims can be brought to safety and their traffickers to justice.”

FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Freedom Project
February 5th, 2014
04:22 PM ET

Jake Tapper's Exclusive Interview with Secretary of State John Kerry

Please credit all usage to – CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.
FULL TRANSCRIPT
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED
Conducted February 5, 2014
JAKE TAPPER, HOST:  Thank you so much for agreeing to do this.

JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE:  Good to be with you.

TAPPER:  So you've been secretary of State for a year.

What's been the most surprising thing about the job?

KERRY:  I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis.  A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval.  And all of it affects our interests, you know.

TAPPER:  So let's start with one of them...

TAPPER:  The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said that Bashar al-Assad in Syria has been strengthened since the chemical weapons deal.  The United Nations says that Assad's regime is torturing children.  He seems to be - Assad seems to be slow-walking the chemical weapons process and those are only the weapons that he's acknowledged he has, not other ones that he might be stockpiling, according to other reports.

FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN Exclusive: Tracking a Cyber Criminal
February 5th, 2014
02:50 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Tracking a Cyber Criminal

CNN's Drew Griffin reports on Ukraine's Maksym Yastremsky, who has stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers and who cost credit card companies over $11 million. Up until the most recent Target Store breach, Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world who organized and operated a worldwide credit theft ring that hacked into nine major retailers.

In a CNN exclusive interview, Griffin talked with the secret service agent who was posing as a new partner in the criminal ring. Ultimately, the agent helped to nab the cyber criminals at the heart of this hacking underworld.

 

Read exclusive story here: Busting a credit card hacker

Brianna Keilar Named Senior Political Correspondent
February 5th, 2014
09:49 AM ET

Brianna Keilar Named Senior Political Correspondent

Brianna Keilar has been named CNN’s senior political correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. With her new assignment as senior political correspondent, Keilar will cover important stories on politics and policy and serve as the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field.  She begins her new assignment in March.  In addition, Keilar will also serve as the network’s primary fill-in anchor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” at 5 p.m. ET.

“Brianna has distinguished herself as one of the top political reporters in the field,” said Feist. “She possesses a strong understanding of both the White House and the congressional beat, and we’re thrilled she’ll be taking on this new assignment as the campaign season heats up.”

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Topics: CNN
January 31st, 2014
03:09 PM ET

"THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion" Ranks #2 in Cable News Last Night

According to Nielsen Fast National data CNN’s Original Series THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion was #2 in cable news last night among total viewers during its 9pm, ET premiere telecast. 

The series topped both MSNBC and FOX combined among younger viewers (18-34) at 9pm.

At 10pm, THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion also outperformed MSNBC among both total viewers and 25-54. FULL POST

January 31st, 2014
10:36 AM ET

CNN New Day Exclusive: Chris Cuomo sits down with Dennis Rodman

In a New Day exclusive, CNN's Chris Cuomo sat down with basketball star Dennis Rodman for live interview from the rehab facility he checked himself into after returning home from North Korea.  In the in-depth interview Rodman discussed his battle with alcoholism, his trip to North Korea, his comments about Kenneth Bae, and his controversial interview with Chris Cuomo while he was in North Korea.  Rodman also invited Cuomo to accompany him on a visit to the Hermit Kingdom.   


Topics: CNN
January 30th, 2014
06:28 AM ET
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