CNN Politics: #1 For Five Months Running
August 24th, 2015
09:58 AM ET

CNN Politics: #1 For Five Months Running

BEST MONTH FOR MOBILE AND VIDEO ON RECORD

CNN Politics once again registered as the top political news destination in July 2015, far outpacing competitors in every measurable category as coverage of the 2016 election heats up.

For the fifth month running, CNN Politics’ breaking news coverage, enterprise analysis and digital videos outperformed other political news outlets by double and triple digits. The network also saw all-time records in both mobile traffic and desktop video starts based on records dating back to February 2013 and August 2012.

In the month of July 2015:

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August 23rd, 2015
04:31 PM ET

Fmr CNN correspondent Jeanne Meserve on a lesson for journalists to take from Hurricane Katrina: "You can only see what you see. There may be a very different situation over the hill or down the road. Go and seek it out."

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Jeanne Meserve, former CNN national security correspondent, joined host Brian Stelter. She described how she finally got national attention to the plight of Hurricane Katrina survivors and her historic reporting that she refers to as her “Paul Revere moment”.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Full video, text highlights, and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
August 23rd, 2015
02:32 PM ET

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE on if he would like to become an actual cable news anchor someday: “I would love to have a go. I would love to.”

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, Oscar-nominated and lead actor in the new Starz network sitcom, Blunt Talk, joined host Brian Stelter to discuss his new show, how Stewart prepared for his new role, whether Donald Trump would be welcomed for a cameo on Stewart’s new show, and if Stewart would like to become an actual cable news anchor someday.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Video & Text highlights and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
August 23rd, 2015
01:59 PM ET

Larry Cohler-Esses on Jewish life in Iran: "They're not miserable. But they have discriminations."

Please credit any usage to “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with the Daily Forward’s assistant managing editor, Larry Cohler-Esses. They discussed Jewish life inside Iran.‎

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS”

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Lessons from a Jewish journalist's trip to Iran

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
August 23rd, 2015
01:39 PM ET

Former SACEUR Gen Wesley Clark: “…what the Ukrainians have been seeking is some - basic updated anti-tank gear. ...it should be supplied.”

Please credit any usage to “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, General Wesley Clark (ret.) and Poland Parliament member [formerly Minister of Defense & Foreign Minister for Poland], Radislaw Sikorski. They discussed which negotiation tactics they would use on Vladimir Putin, whether a NATO base is needed in Poland, and whether America should provide assistance to Ukraine.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS”

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
August 23rd, 2015
01:35 PM ET

Trump's 2016 presidential camgaign manager on whether Jeb Bush's campaign is taking Donald Trump seriously: "I think what they say and what they do are two different things."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, joined senior White House correspondent & guest anchor, Jim Acosta.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, the full video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
August 23rd, 2015
12:13 PM ET

Fmr U.S. Senator Jim Webb on the appeal of Trump & Sanders: "...you are seeing a lot of worries among the American populace about their futures, economically and culturally - issues on which I actually agree with respect to economic fairness."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), joined senior White House correspondent & guest anchor, Jim Acosta.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, the full video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
August 23rd, 2015
11:02 AM ET

Dr. Ben Carson on serving as Donald Trump's VP: “All things are possible, but it is much too early to begin such conversations.”

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Johns Hopkins University director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery & 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson, joined senior White House correspondent & guest anchor, Jim Acosta.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, the full video, text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

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Topics: CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
August 22nd, 2015
12:10 PM ET

Video: NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley discusses 2016 with CNN's Smerconish.

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”

NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley sits down with CNN’s Michael Smerconish to discuss the race for 2016 and the candidate he’s currently supporting. 

Smerconish airs Saturdays at 9amET and replays at 6pmET 

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Topics: CNN
August 22nd, 2015
12:04 PM ET

Video: Former Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan talks political correctness and 2016 with CNN's Michael Smerconish.

Please Credit Reference & Usage: “CNN’s Michael Smerconish”

Former Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan discusses political correctness, Trump, and 2016 with CNN’s Michael Smerconish.

Smerconish airs Saturdays at 9amET and replays at 6pmET

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