Debate will be held on September 16, 2015 at the Reagan Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced today that it has joined forces with CNN to host its GOP presidential candidates debate in 2015. The debate will be held on September 16, 2015 at the Reagan Library. Further details regarding the debate will be released in the coming months.
“Over thirty five years ago, Ronnie announced his candidacy for higher office because he believed that the citizens of this country wanted a president who could inspire,” said former First Lady Nancy Reagan. “I believe with all my heart that the country, and the world, prospered under his leadership. It is time to find a new leader, and I’m so pleased that the Reagan Foundation, just as it has in the last two presidential elections, will be hosting a candidates’ debate to do just that.”
This is the second time that the Reagan Foundation has partnered with CNN for a presidential debate. The first was held at the Reagan Library on January 30, 2008 and was the final GOP presidential debate before the 2008 “Super-Tuesday” primary in California and several other key states. FULL POST
CNN en Español announces that primetime anchor Fernando del Rincón will move to Miami to host his show Conclusiones, which will now extend to one hour from Monday to Friday from 10-11 PM ET starting on Monday, January 26th.
Conclusiones, will debut in Miami with a state of the art set and will continue to monitor daily world events combining in depth analysis with experts and the key newsmakers and analysts of the day.
“Fernando del Rincon will have more opportunities to interact with key players and decision makers since Miami is a key geographic crossroad for Latinos and Latin Americans,” said Cynthia Hudson senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S.
“By extending our show to 60 minutes we are looking to spend more time with the newsmakers. We will continue with investigative journalism and the search of the truth. Our interviews are face to face with no secrets and I’m happy to be able to introduce more segments during the show that will allow me to get an in depth analysis of the news,” said Fernando del Rincón. FULL POST
CNN has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting.
The cooperation arrangement will integrate efforts from CNN's existing research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Coordination between and among CNN, GTRI and the FAA has already begun. The FAA will use data collected from this initiative to formulate a framework for various types of UAVs to be safely integrated into newsgathering operations. FULL POST
In the U.S., Josue Lajeunesse works as a taxi driver and janitor. In Haiti, he's a hero to thousands for bringing clean water to the village of La Source.
Exactly five years since that devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck and claimed more than 230,000 lives, CNN's Poppy Harlow travels to Haiti to see first-hand the work Lajeunesse is doing in his home village, and surveys the daunting work that lies ahead.
Wednesday 28 January at 1030 GMT/ 1130 CET and 1730 GMT/ 1830 CET
Saturday 31 January at 0630 GMT/ 0730 CET and 1930 GMT/ 2030 CET
Sun 1 February at 1330 GMT/ 1430 CET
Duration: 15 minutes
In a special interview, ‘Leading Women’ CNN has unique access to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Washington DC, Peru and Chile. Lagarde talks to CNN anchor Gabriela Frias about why women can lead an organisation through a crisis; using her role on the world stage to change the global workforce; why she doesn’t want to be President of France and how she is coping with the ongoing political fraud case.
Lagarde is considered one of the world’s most powerful women. Forbes placed her in 5th position in their 2014 list for the most powerful women in the world. A woman of many firsts, Lagarde was the first woman to chair the global law firm Baker and McKenzie, the first female finance minister of France and the first woman to lead the IMF. FULL POST
Eight-Episode Season Includes Spurlock’s Take on Trash, Bitcoins, Modern Dating and Medical Tourism
Popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker, moves to Thursday nights in its third season on CNN, beginning January 22 at 9pm ET with an inside look at the mystery of robots and artificial intelligence.
In his inimitable, inquisitive style, and with a sense of humor intact, Spurlock tells compelling stories from an insider’s perspective as he tackles topics that include America’s trash epidemic, the future of zoos, living on bitcoin, dating in America, and medical tourism or traveling internationally to get the best medical care. FULL POST
Former U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) joins CNN as a national security commentator offering expert analysis on a wide range of political, counterterrorism, and national security topics. Rogers was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and served seven terms representing Michigan’s 8th District. During his last two terms in office he was Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Rogers’ career began with service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army; later he was a Special Agent with the FBI. In addition to his new role at CNN, Rogers is also a host of the daily Westwood One radio talk segments, Something to Think About with Mike Rogers.
Rogers begins his new role at CNN beginning today on The Lead with Jake Tapper.
“There's no such thing as a perfect building”
CNN International’s monthly programme ‘CNN Ones to Watch’ shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture and the arts. FULL POST
Also ranks #1 in both Total Day and Prime for 2 Consecutive Weeks
News Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (9:00pm-12:30am) was #1 in cable news on December 31 with 1.597 in total viewers and 729k in the key demo rating 25-54. During that same time period, Fox News’ All-American New Year placed second with 1.170 million total viewers and 209k in the demo 25-54 rating.
From midnight-12:30am on New Year’s Eve, CNN was also top-rated with an impressive 2.622 million total viewers and 1.2 million in the demo 25-54. Fox News trailed with 1.677 million total viewers and 356k among 25-54. MSNBC aired MSNBC Investigates programming on New Year’s Eve.
CNN also won the last week of 2014 and the first week of 2015 in both Total Day and Primetime (M-Su) in the key demo – this represents the first time CNN has won both dayparts for two straight weeks in more than 13 years (last time was November 26, 2001).
LIFE ITSELF RANKED #2 IN P25-54 IN CABLE NEWS
CNN Films: LIFE ITSELF rung in at 506k, landing in first place among total viewers aged P2+ following its global television premiere on Sunday, Jan. 4 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm Eastern. This total topped MSNBC at 265k and Fox News at 497k viewers.
Among viewers aged 25 to 54, the cable news demo for marketing, LIFE ITSELF landed in second place with 166k viewers. CNN averaged ahead of MSNBC which had 152k viewers aged 25 to 54. Fox News came in last place with 82k viewers in the cable news demo.
Of the 16 CNN Films and three CNN Films Presents premieres to date, LIFE ITSELF is the first to place #1 in total viewers (P2+) among cable news networks in its time period.
This performance lifted CNN above MSNBC by +9% and more than doubled the delivery of Fox News by +102% among viewers aged 25 to 54.
LIFE ITSELF will encore on CNN on Friday, Jan. 9, at 9:00pm and on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 8:00pm. All times Eastern.
Source: The Nielsen Company, 01/04/15, Fast National time period based Live+SD feed data. All times reported are Eastern Standard Time.