CNN has named The New York Times media industry reporter Brian Stelter host of Reliable Sources, the network’s weekly show that focuses on the top media stories and news analysis each Sunday at 11:00amET on CNN/U.S. Stelter will also serve as a senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide, reporting on trends, personalities, and companies across the media spectrum — from news to entertainment. He will report daily on CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, and across CNN’s vast mobile and social landscape, feeding and flowing into his show and creating a multiplatform, global media beat for CNN.
“Brian has emerged as one of the top media reporters in the country and will be a great addition to our many platforms,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. “He grew up in the digital space, and has covered the media industry for his entire career. Brian has a keen understanding of this field – as both a journalist covering the industry and as an innovator – first, by creating his own digital platform, and second, by also leveraging the countless ways information is disseminated to enhance his storytelling. I’m thrilled to welcome him to CNN to this newly broadened role.” FULL POST
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS welcomed Ken Pollack, former CIA analyst and former staffer at the National Security Council, author of the book,"Unthinkable: Iran, the bomb and American Strategy", and Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund and author of the book, "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late", to speak with CNN about Iran's nuclear talks.
Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador to the United States for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and James Steinberg, former deputy U.S. Secretary of State during (Barack Obama Administration), spoke with CNN about the case for and against the use of military drones. Richard Falkenrath, PhD, principal of the Chertoff Group, and former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Edward Luce, U.S. columnist and commentator for The Financial Times spoke to CNN about NSA leaks, and whether Edward Snowden should be considered a hero or a villain. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, spoke to CNN about his plan to improve life in Albania by painting the buildings with color.
The full show transcript is available after the jump:
Supporters can now contribute to the CNN Heroes’ designated Non-Profit Organizations through Amazon Payments
In advance of the global premiere of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Sunday, December 1, at 8 pm ET, CNN and Amazon have teamed up to enable people around the world to donate to this year's Top Ten CNN Heroes and their causes by using Amazon Payments.
Beginning today, through December 31, 2013, supporters can make online donations to the CNN Heroes' designated nonprofit organizations by clicking the ‘Donate with Amazon’ buttons on CNNHeroes.com and on each of the Top Ten Heroes' individual fan pages. Amazon Payments is a fast, easy and secure way to donate online using the payment information stored in a user’s Amazon account.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute is the only gala of its kind. The star-studded show brings out the brightest stars to honor individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, CNN Heroes is returning to its original location, New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.
Now in its seventh year, CNN Heroes has received over 50,000 submissions from more than 100 countries and profiled over 200 heroes doing extraordinary work. For more information about the Top 10 CNN Heroes, links to their organizations, highlights from previous years visit: CNNHeroes.com.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute airs Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8pm EST
Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Allison Williams, Jason Biggs, Jeffrey Wright, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Lucas, Ne-Yo, with Musical Performances By Daughtry and Sara Bareilles
Anderson Cooper Hosts From The American Museum Of Natural History In New York
LIVE with Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, star of HBO’s Girls Allison Williams, star of Orange Is The New Black Jason Biggs, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright join CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper airing Sunday December 1 at 8pm, ET.
This year’s celebrity presenters also include comedian Jim Gaffigan, actor Josh Lucas, and three-time Grammy Award-winning musician Ne-Yo. Grammy-nominated Daughtry and Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles will be the musical guests. Sure to be two powerful performances, Daughtry will perform a medley of his hit “Home” and of his brand-new single “Waiting for Superman” in honor of American troops returning home. Sara Bareilles will perform her inspiring hit single “Brave.” Adding some laughs to the evening, comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform a short stand-up set. FULL POST
CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) reports exclusively on a route in southern Turkey where would-be jihadists are being smuggled into Syria. He travels the route with a smuggler who says many recruits – who ultimately join the Syrian al Qaeda-linked radical group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - find crossing into Syria a religious experience.
"When they get to the fence, they kneel and cry, they weep, like they've just met something more precious to them than their own family. They believe this land, Syria, is where God's judgment will come to pass."
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an EXCLUSIVE interview with former Minister of Defense, former Minister for Economics and Technology in Germany, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. Guttenberg talks to CNN about international spying, and its effect on American-European relations.
Full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN about the ongoing investigation and the aftermath of the LAX shooting.
Video and transcript of the interview are available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), chair, House Armed Services Committee and Homeland Security Committee spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN about holding up Obama nominations over Benghazi witnesses, reevaluating Obamacare legislature, and Senator Ted Cruz.
A transcript and video are available after the jump.
Federal prosecutors will conduct formal review of death of Kendrick Johnson, Georgia teen found dead inside rolled-up gym mat.
The announcement comes a day after a judge granted the family and CNN access to surveillance images and investigative files related to the case, which the Lowndes County sheriff's office had declared accidental.
CNN has been reporting on the case for months, uncovering new details of the teen's death and raising questions about the sheriff's office handling of the case.
Among other things, CNN obtained death-scene imagery that led outside exerts to question the official explanation that Kendrick had suffocated reaching for a sneaker.Federal prosecutor will look into Kendrick Johnson case