January 12th, 2014
01:07 PM ET

O'Malley to Congress: extend unemployment benefits

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD), Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Crowley in his first network television interview since last September about politics, income inequality and his 2016 presidential ambitions. 

A transcript and videos from the interview are available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 4 & 5
CNN will be live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
January 10th, 2014
12:44 PM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 4 & 5

World Economic Forum at Davos 2014

CNN business anchor Richard Quest will be reporting live from the WEF in Davos

CNN business anchor Richard Quest will be reporting live from the WEF in Davos

 
Monday 21 January – Friday 25 January – Coverage throughout the day
 
Davos Debrief
Saturday 1 February at 0730 GMT / 0830 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 CET
Sunday 2 February at 1130 GMT / 1230 CET, 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Monday 3 February at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

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Topics: CNN
January 6th, 2014
09:20 AM ET

Christine Romans Joins John Berman as Co-Anchor of CNN’s “Early Start”

Christine Romans Joins John Berman as Co-Anchor of CNN’s “Early Start”

Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul Named Co-Anchors of “New Day Weekend”

CNN today made two announcements about its morning programming lineup.

Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans has been named co-anchor of CNN’s early morning program, “Early Start.” She will join co-anchor John Berman on the program, which airs weekdays from 5-6 a.m. ET. Romans will continue in her capacity as the network’s chief business reporter and anchor of CNN’s business programs.

“Given the audience’s interest in business news as the day begins, and markets across the globe have been open for hours, Christine will add a great dimension to the program that starts CNN’s programming day,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Plus, Christine’s fantastic rapport with John makes this a dynamic team for America to wake up to.” FULL POST

January 5th, 2014
04:04 PM ET

Bono on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Bono, humanitarian and artist in musical group U2, who spoke about where he finds his inspiration. Additionally Elon Musk, inventor and entrepreneur of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, also discussed with Fareed what he believes to be the source of ingenuity. 
 
The show was joined by panel: Zanny Minton Beddoes, economic editor of The EconomistIan Bremmer, PhD, president of Eurasia Group, Anne-Marie SlaughterD.Phil, professor of politics and international affair at Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for U.S. State Department of State (Barack Obama Administration), and Bret Stephens, Global View columnist for the Wall Street Journal, who discussed what to look forward to in 2014.
 
FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs on CNN/U.S. at 10a.m. and 1p.m.; and on CNN/International at 8a.m. (All times ET)
 
The full transcript and videos are available after the jump.

Topics: CNN
January 5th, 2014
03:48 PM ET

Charlotte Koh gives a tour of Hulu on Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter

CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, features an exclusive tour of Hulu's California headquarters with Charlotte Koh, Head of Development for Hulu, who spoke about Hulu's original programming plans.

The show featured media panel: Sally Kohn, political strategist and chief education officer at the Movement Vision Lab, Dylan Byers, media reporter for POLITICO, and Callie Crossley, host of "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley". They spoke to Brian about the controversial handling by MSNBC of Melissa Harris Perry's panel discussion on Gov. Mitt Romney's adopted grandchild. Additionally, the show featured a second media panel with Sally Kohn, Dylan Byers, and Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. They spoke with Brian about the reaction of the New York Times piece on Benghazi, the Snowden editorials in the New York Times and Guardian, and the possibly false story out of North Korea about the method of execution for the uncle of Kim Jong Un.

Brian Stelter additionally spoke with tech gurus Walt Mossberg, Re/Code co-founder about his goals for his new venture with Kara Swisher, the "Re/Code" tech blog. Also, Neetzan Zimmerman, former editor at Gawker, spoke to Brian about his decision to leave Gawker to join social network startup, "Whisper".

A full transcript and videos from the show are available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
January 5th, 2014
01:36 PM ET

Gene Sperling on State of the Union, White House extends unemployment insurance

On CNN's State of the Union with Candy CrowleyGene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, spoke to Crowley about unemployment insurance, Obamacare, and the economy.

For the latest updates and information, check out the following blog post.

The CNN Political Ticker:

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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Topics: CNN
January 5th, 2014
01:01 PM ET

Gov. Scott Walker on State of the Union, could he be the one for 2016?

On CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Crowley about the Affordable Care Act, defining the GOP from outside Washington, and a possible 2016 White House run.

A transcript from the interview is available after the jump.


Topics: CNN
January 2nd, 2014
01:25 PM ET

CNN Moves Past MSNBC to Finish 2013 as #2 Rated Cable News Network

All CNN Primetime Programs are Up While FOX and MSNBC Programs are Down

2013 Marks Best Year in History for CNN Digital

For the first time in two years, CNN ended the year as the #2 rated cable news network, topping MSNBC in total day in total viewers (414k vs. 397k).  Also this year, CNN's audience levels remained steady compared to 2012, while both FOX and MSNBC were down double-digits this year. Among all of CNN’s properties, HLN’s rating grew strongly this year vs. a year ago and CNN Digital had its best year in history.

In total day (6am-6am) CNN ratings remained even this year vs. a year ago in total viewers (414k vs. 416k) and in the demo 25-54 (132k vs.134k).  MSNBC lost close to a quarter of its audience in 2013 vs. last year, down -21% in total viewers (397k vs. 500k) and -20% in the demo rating (133k vs. 167k). Without the series "Lock Up" and "Caught on Camera," etc. MSNBC ratings fall even more dramatically, from 133k to 117k. FOX was off -5% in total viewers and down -18% in the demo 25-54 in 2013.  Also, CNN narrowed the gap with FOX by a third from 140k (134k vs. 274k) to 93k (132k vs. 225k) among adults 25-54 vs. the same period a year ago.

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COLD WAR Series Returns to CNN
January 2nd, 2014
10:19 AM ET

COLD WAR Series Returns to CNN

CNN today announced the return of acclaimed series COLD WAR, the critical exploration of the nearly half-century long military and ideological conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. In a year which marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, COLD WAR takes viewers on a journey through the most dramatic moments in modern history, revealing how these events changed the face of Europe and continue to define our world today.

“COLD WAR is an epic series that captures the dynamics of one of the most important eras of recent times,” said Mike McCarthy, senior vice president of programming for CNN International. “We are thrilled to offer viewers one of CNN’s most comprehensive and informative productions starting this January.”
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Topics: CNN • CNN International
December 29th, 2013
03:22 PM ET

Welcoming in 2014 with Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper, and Kathy Griffin on CNN's Reliable Sources

CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, features a discussion with Ryan Seacrest, host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Anderson Cooper, host of "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin", and Kathy Griffin, host of "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin", about the tradition of New Year's Eve broadcasts from Times Square on several TV networks.
 
Additionally, media panel Rosie Gray, political reporter for Buzzfeed, Christina Warren, senior tech analyst at Mashable,Hunter Walker, national affairs reporter at Talking Points Memo, and David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (2013)took an end-of-year look at the media in 2013.
A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.

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