Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 14 & 15
Each year millions of wild birds flock to the Hula Valley in Israel (Inside the Middle East)
March 21st, 2014
01:50 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 14 & 15

Living Golf

Masters champion Ben Crenshaw

Masters champion Ben Crenshaw

Thursday 3 April at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST/ 1830 CET
Saturday 5 April at 0830 BST / 0930 CET and 2200 BST / 2300 CET
Sunday 6 April at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 12 April 1730 BST/ 1830 CET
Sunday 13 April 0830 BST/ 0930 and 2230 BST/ 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

In this month’s programme, ‘Living Golf’ host Shane O’Donoghue takes a roadtrip from California to Georgia to preview the first Major of the year, the US Masters in Augusta. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
March 20th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

CHICAGOLAND Episode 3: Fireworks debuts tonight at 10pET and PT

As the 4th of July approaches, Mayor Emanuel presides over the naturalization of new citizens and reflects on his own heritage as the son of immigrants.  At the Albany Park Theater Project, Lilia Escobar and JP Marquez perform in “Homeland,” a play about their immigrant experiences – taking their work to the big stage at the Goodman Theater.  Fenger High School Principal Liz Dozier takes one of her culinary graduates to meet award-winning chef Grant Achtaz at his renowned restaurant, Alinea, where he gets a life-changing opportunity.  An explosion of holiday shootings keeps the pressure on Superintendent Garry McCarthy, while trauma surgeon Dr. Andrew Dennis struggles to save a young gunshot victim – only to discover his real story.

Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Peabody Award-winning team that created BRICK CITY, CHICAGOLAND explores where politics and policy meet real people’s lives in the beloved heartland American city of Chicago.

CHICAGOLAND airs Thursdays at 10:00pm ET and PT on CNN/U.S.  For more information on the series, please visit, or connect with the series creators via social media by using #Chicagoland.


March 16th, 2014
06:42 PM ET

Tonight on CNN's Death Row Stories at 9pm and 12am ET

Tonight's DEATH ROW STORIES focuses on a case in Sacramento, CA.  In December 1981, a home invasion turned bloody, leaving an elderly man dead and his wife in critical condition.  Two career criminals were quickly identified.  But the wife of one culprit soon fingered a most unusual mastermind: Gloria Killian, a former law student with no criminal record.  Killian was charged with capital murder, found guilty of murder in the first degree, and sent to prison in 1986.

Killian's case seemed lost doomed until Joyce Ride, the mother of astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, became intrigued by her case and helped bring attention to the irregularities.

DEATH ROW STORIES is executive produced by Academy® Award-winner Alex Gibney, Dave Snyder, Stacey Offman and Brad Hebert of Jigsaw Productions, and Academy® Award-winner Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions.  This 8-part series explores the fallibility in the application of the ultimate criminal penalty: capital punishment.  Each episode is narrated by Academy® Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.

DEATH ROW STORIES airs Sundays, beginning March 9 at 9:00pm and 12:00amET.  Viewers can connect with the series via social media by using #DeathRowStories and by following @CNNOrigSeries.


March 14th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

CNN Political Programming: Sunday, March 16

Following is the programming information for CNN's political shows Inside Politics, State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and Reliable Sources for Sunday, March 16, beginning at 8:30amET: FULL POST

March 14th, 2014
10:28 AM ET

Andaman Chronicle Editor: "no chance" Malaysian Airline flight 370 landed on Andaman or Nicobar Islands

Today on CNN’s New Day, Chris Cuomo spoke with Dennis Giles, editor of the Andaman Chronicle about the possibility that Malaysian Airline flight 370 could have landed somewhere in the Andaman Islands.  Giles said there was “no chance” a plane that large could have landed on Andaman and Nicobar Islands or land in any island.  He added “chances are, apart from these four airstrips, it cannot land in any other island.  And if - and with the kind of surveillance, regular and 24-hour surveillance done by Andaman and Nicobar command, there are no chances that such a big aircraft coming towards Andaman can be missed.”


Topics: CNN
March 13th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

CHICAGOLAND – Episode 2: The Champs airs Thursday, March 13

Tonight on CHICAGOLAND, the whole city of Chicago is captivated by the historic playoff run and victory of the NHL Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.  As the plans for the schools closures move ahead, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is criticized for using city funds to develop a new basketball arena for DePaul University and revamp the Navy Pier.  As the seniors at Fenger High School get ready for prom, Principal Liz Dozier questions the school’s plans to organize a peace march after a nearby shooting creates a rise in tensions.  Meanwhile, one of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s top commanders, Police Chief Leo Schmitz, works to help serve and protect the community of Englewood from gang activity.

CNN's original series CHICAGOLAND airs Thursdays at 10:00pm ET and PT.


March 12th, 2014
03:45 PM ET

Bernard Shaw to Young CNN Employees: "Work very, very hard and remain confident in yourself."

The CNN Diversity Council hosted a town-hall style Q&A this morning featuring network legend Bernard Shaw. During the event, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Shaw shared valuable advice and riveting stories from his more than 20 years with the network.  The sit-down took place in the DC bureau, and was broadcast to CNN headquarters in Atlanta, as well as the New York and Los Angeles bureaus.

Topics: Bernard Shaw • CNN • Wolf Blitzer
March 9th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

"The Russians have put in place a full occupation of Crimea..." fmr NSA Donilon to CNN's Fareed Zakaria

On the Sunday, March 09, 2014, edition of FAREED ZAKARIA GPS, featured interviews with former U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon about recent developments between Russia and Ukraine, Israel’s Minister of Economy Neftali Bennett on whether there is hope for peace between Israel and Palestine, and a panel discussion with Canadian MP and writer Chrystia Freeland, Princeton and New York University Russian and Soviet studies professor (emeritus) Steve Cohen and Princeton University Russian studies professor Stephen Kotkin on the role that history and culture play in the current crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

On the current level of crisis in the Crimean peninsula, Donilon said, "The Russians have put in place a full occupation of Crimea.  They are intensifying their position there.  They're reinforcing their position there.  They've become much more aggressive.  They turned away monitors from the OSCE and the U.N. yesterday again through firing shots.  It's an exceedingly dangerous situation right now.  And you have a dynamic where you have Ukraine soldiers on bases basically held hostage by Russian soldiers.  In a situation like that anything can happen.  And I think it's just an exceedingly dangerous and tense situation right now because if you did have, God forbid, an exchange of fire, between Ukraine and Russian soldiers, you would have a real escalation of this crisis..."

The full transcript of today's program may be found here:

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm on CNN International.

March 9th, 2014
05:18 PM ET

"Putin is not acting out of a position of strength. He's acting out of a position of weakness," Deputy NSA Tony Blinken to Candy Crowley on State of the Union

Deputy National Securty Advisor Tony Blinken joined CNN anchor Candy Crowley on today's STATE OF THE UNION to discuss some alarming recent security developments related to the missing Malaysian airliner in the China Sea and the Russian incursion in Ukraine.

Blinken described the U.S. personnel contributing to the investigation into what happened to the Malaysian aircraft.  In response to reports that two passengers on the aircraft may have used stolen passport identification to board the aircraft, Blinken asserted that it was too early to know if terrorism was the reason for what appears to be a downed airplane. FULL POST

March 6th, 2014
10:39 PM ET

Venezuelan President Maduro to Christiane Amanpour: U.S. would respond the way I did

In a CNN worldwide exclusive, chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour sat down for an in-depth interview with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  On the situation in his country Maduro told Amanpour the United States would respond the same way that he has.  "What would happen in the United States if a group said they were going to start something in the United States so that President Obama leaves, resigns, to change the constitutional government of the United States?" Maduro said, according to a CNN translation of his remarks. "Surely, the state would react, would use all the force that the law gives it to re-establish order and to put those who are against the Constitution where they belong."

Maduro told Amanpour that a minority group among the opposition is responsible for a "violent plan." That group, he said, has put the opposition in a "dire situation."

Asked if he had a message for the United States, Maduro said: "Well my message is respect, dialogue.  That we overcome the visions they have of our country.  Precisely, I made a decision to appoint a new ambassador to the U.  Don’t go to a stalemate, to a blind alley regarding Venezuela and Latin America.  Our message to the – those ruling the U.S. is ‘Respect Venezuela, respect Latin America, and let’s establish new levels of relation."

Translation for the interview was provided by the President's office.

President Maduro's message to the United State:

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