10:50 PM ET, September 30th, 2014

CNN Worldwide has won two awards at tonight’s 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. CNN’s Emmy Awards include:   Outstanding Video Journalism: News Mark Phillips, CNN – Reporting from Afghanistan and the Philippines   Mark Phillips' work is testament to his ability to tell a story through his pictures, not just by observing from […] Full Post

September 22nd, 2013
01:26 PM ET

Pelosi to Crowley: Hillary more prepared to be President than Obama was

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run, the stituation in Syria, the possibility of being Speaker of the House again, the Pope's stance on homosexuality, and the House's short term spending plan that eliminates Obamacare.

A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.


Pelosi: Hillary Clinton more ready for WH than husband or Obama was
President Bill Clinton joins Fareed Zakaria for Sunday, Sept. 22 – 10:00am and 1:00pm ET
September 20th, 2013
11:18 AM ET

President Bill Clinton joins Fareed Zakaria for Sunday, Sept. 22 – 10:00am and 1:00pm ET

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviewed former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton on Monday, Sept. 17, 2013 at his Manhattan Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) offices.

The wide-ranging interview included discussions of the crisis in Syria, the economy and potential government shutdown, and whether his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, may run for the presidency in 2016.  A preview of this interview may be found here.

The interview marks Clinton’s exclusive sit-down for a television interview on the eve of the 2013 opening of his annual CGI conference.

This global television exclusive will air on FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at 10:00a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. and at 7:00a.m. ET on CNN International.

The full transcript of this edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS may be found here.

Fareed Zakaria GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am ET on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm on CNN International.


Topics: CNN • CNN International • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS • Syria
Reps. Bachmann and Rangel join CROSSFIRE Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET
September 19th, 2013
05:03 PM ET

Reps. Bachmann and Rangel join CROSSFIRE Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET

CNN’s S.E. Cupp and Van Jones welcome two influential Congressional members to preview the contentious federal budget negotiations on the Thursday September 19th edition of CROSSFIRE.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) will debate the looming government funding challenges – and whether the House of Representatives will send a budget to the President that strips funding from Obamacare and other programs.

CROSSFIRE airs each weeknight at 6:30pmET on CNN.  Transcripts will be available following the program here, or upon request.


Topics: CNN • Crossfire • S.E. Cupp • Van Jones
September 18th, 2013
04:41 PM ET

Governors Martin O'Malley & Rick Perry join CROSSFIRE tonight on CNN at 6:30pmET

CNN's Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich welcome two governors to CROSSFIRE tonight on CNN.

Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD) and Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) join tonight's debate to discuss jobs and immigration.  Among the topics they will debate will be whether Gov. Perry's tour of the country to deliver his low-taxes pledge to businesses in an effort to lure jobs to the State of Texas, is a good job development strategy.

CROSSFIRE airs each weeknight at 6:30pmET on CNN.  Transcripts available here, following the program or upon request.


CNN Collaborates With Tom Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s PLAYTONE for ‘THE SIXTIES’
September 18th, 2013
11:05 AM ET

CNN Collaborates With Tom Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s PLAYTONE for ‘THE SIXTIES’

Original docuseries co-produced with Herzog & Company bows with a special presentation of “The Assassination of JFK” in November 2013

CNN, Playtone, and Herzog & Company are co-producing a provocative, sweeping 10-part documentary series that will explore perhaps the most transformative decade of the modern era.  The non-scripted series will be executive produced by multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), as a CNN original series for CNN/U.S., it was announced today.

“From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies, and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of consequential cultural and global change,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide.  “We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Gary, and HCO to bring this very special series to our audience.  Projects like this are emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN.” FULL POST

September 18th, 2013
09:41 AM ET

Albie Hecht to Lead HLN

Leading television and film executive Albie Hecht has been named Executive Vice President and GM of HLN, effective September 30. Hecht, who founded Spike TV and was the president of Nickelodeon Entertainment prior to that, is currently the CEO of Worldwide Biggies, a digital entertainment studio. As HLN’s new leader, Hecht will oversee all aspects of HLN’s programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com. He will be based in New York and report to Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide, who made today’s announcement.

“Albie is one of the most creative executives in our industry. His diverse experiences at Viacom gave him a keen understanding of cable television, where he created some of media’s most well known brands and franchises. All of that, coupled with his lifelong passion for news and information, makes him the perfect fit for HLN,” said Zucker. “I wanted someone who could build off the strength that currently exists at HLN, which is enjoying one of its highest rated years ever, and evolve the network and its fast-growing digital properties even more.”

"Three key factors made the decision to join HLN easy: the opportunity to further evolve a noted brand, reinvent news in a digital age and work for Jeff, an industry giant," said Hecht.  "Creating engaging and buzzed about content across multiple platforms is in my DNA, and I am excited to make magic with the talented team at HLN." FULL POST

Topics: HLN • Press Releases • Press Releases • Press Releases
September 15th, 2013
11:59 PM ET

CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” Wins Two 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

photo[1]Series Honored for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (“Myanmar”)

CNN’s high-rated new series, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premiered in April, was honored with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards during a presentation at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles earlier tonight.  This is the first time CNN has been awarded an Emmy in the primetime competition.

The series earned Emmy Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Award recipients: Anthony Bourdain, executive producer/host; Christopher Collins, executive producer; Lydia Tenaglia, executive producer; Sandra Zweig, executive producer; Sally Freeman, producer; Tom Vitale, producer.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming: “Myanmar”  (the series premiere episode offered an inside look at Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, discovering the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders.). Award recipients: Todd Liebler, director of photography; Zach Zamboni, director of photography; Morgan Fallon, director of photography. FULL POST

Topics: Anthony Bourdain • CNN • CNN Originals • Parts Unknown
September 15th, 2013
02:50 PM ET

Rep. Rogers to CNN's Candy Crowley on Syria: "This was a bipartisan failing"

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke about the U.S. – Russian relations and the crisis in Syria.

Via the CNN POLITICAL TICKER: Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, argued that the United States lost all of its leverage in the negotiations over chemical weapons in Syria, giving Russia a win.

Rogers on Syria: 'This was a bipartisan failing'

A transcript of the interview after the jump.


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics
September 15th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Bill Cosby on the Birmingham Bombing: We Need to Remember this Tragedy

On the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Bombing, CNN's Don Lemon talked to comedian and activist Bill Cosby about the importance of remembering the bombing.

Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 40 & 41
A Roman re-enactor at the ancient hippodrome on the edge of the town of Jerash, Jordan (Inside the Middle East)
September 13th, 2013
11:15 AM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 40 & 41

Inside the Middle East

Musicians from the Palestinian Youth Orchestra at the Amman Citadel Festival, Jordan

Musicians from the Palestinian Youth Orchestra at the Amman Citadel Festival, Jordan

Wednesday 2 October at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 5 October at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Sunday 6 October at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
Saturday 12 October at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
Sunday 13 October at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

This month, 'Inside the Middle East' explores the unique cultural conservation taking place in Jordan, a modern Arab nation with a past that’s been influenced by the Romans, Crusaders, Ottomans, Arabs, and Europeans. Host Jomana Karadsheh visits historical sites across Jordan discovering that preservation isn't always about building museums. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
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