March 15th, 2015
12:50 PM ET

Fmr. Pres. Clinton White House Counsel Jack Quinn on CNN's State of the Union

Former White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton Jack Quinn (1996-1997) joined CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union today to weigh in on Hillary Clinton’s email controversy

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Full Transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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March 15th, 2015
11:11 AM ET

McConnell: No Lynch vote unless Democrats relent on human trafficking bill

This Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined Dana Bash in an exclusive interview to discuss the GOP’s letter to Iran, the partisan divide over the current human trafficking bill, and Loretta Lynch’s pending confirmation as the next U.S. Attorney General.

Text highlights, video, and a transcript of the discussion are below

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

Contact: Kimberly Elchlepp / Kimberly.elchlepp@turner.com / www.CNNPressroom.com

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Sen. McConnell defends GOP letter to Iran FULL POST

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ – Sculpture
Sculptor Antony Gormley
March 12th, 2015
01:48 PM ET

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ – Sculpture

Friday 13 March at 0930 GMT / 1030 CET and 1530 GMT / 1630 CET

  • Antony Gormley offers expertise on state of sculpture
  • Tate Modern’s Chris Dercon nominates Mexican, Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • Art critic Estelle Lovatt nominates South African, Jonty Hurwitz

The story of sculpture is carved into the landscape, taking all shapes and sizes, capturing a moment, claiming a space. Once in a while, the work of a great artist takes its place in history. With a range of materials and a forum of ideas more diverse than ever before, where will the next sensational sculptor be found?

‘CNN Ones to Watch’ in March explores this three-dimensional art form to find out which artists have the tools for the top.

One of the best-known sculptors working today, Antony Gormley, shares his thoughts on the state of the art, and the programme has enlisted two prominent voices – director of London’s Tate Modern Chris Dercon, and eminent British art critic Estelle Lovatt, to select their ‘Ones to Watch’. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
March 12th, 2015
12:43 PM ET

Filmmaker discusses campus rape and allegations against fraternity in the headlines with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield discusses sexual assault on college campuses and allegations against troubled SAE, a college fraternity recently also in the spotlight following recent revelations of a racist chant by members in a now-viral video of Oklahoma University chapter members.

Filmmaker Amy Ziering discusses THE HUNTING GROUND, a documentary she co-produced with fellow award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick, with Banfield.  The film, now playing in New York and Los Angeles, opens more in several cities tomorrow, Friday, March 13, and includes allegations that involve the SAE fraternity and its culture.

THE HUNTING GROUND is executive produced by RADiUS and CNN Films.

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March 11th, 2015
12:23 PM ET

CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios team to launch short docs series beginning today with 'The 414s'

At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, CNN announced a new series of short films representing a collaboration between CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios.  These original short films directed by established and rising filmmakers will premiere exclusively across CNN’s digital platforms.  The first series of films begins today, March 11, with the 12-minute film, THE 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers, which may be viewed now via www.CNN.com, CNN’s mobile properties (including CNNgo) and CNN’s social footprint.  No authentication is required to view the film.

Whether called “snooping,” “raiding,” or “hacking” – what began as surreptitious activity for fun, eventually grew more deliberate when, in 1983, Milwaukee teenagers Neal Patrick, Gerald Wondra, and Timothy Winslow began experimenting with computer networking using a relatively new technology: personal computers.  The boys called themselves “the 414s,” an homage to the telephone area code associated with their hometown. FULL POST

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’
March 11th, 2015
08:30 AM ET

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’

CNN’s Chris Moody (@moody) is bringing his distinctive, offbeat coverage to viewers with the launch of the new CNN Politics Digital video series Being Moody.  

Each digital episode will get lawmakers and candidates to show a more casual side of themselves, while also highlighting the absurd, wacky and whimsical corners of political life in the 2016 campaign and the halls of Congress.

In the debut episode, Moody goes home to Palm Beach, FL and sheds a light on the behind-the-scenes fundraising and courting taking place months before candidates even declare their campaigns.

From lame ducks to chocolate bars, you’re not going to want to miss a single episode of Moody’s series, produced in partnership by CNN Politics Digital and CNN Digital Studios.

Follow @CNNPolitics and @moody on Twitter for more and visit cnn.com/beingmoody.

Being Moody Episode One

CNN FILMS to Bow Five Titles in 2016
March 10th, 2015
11:36 AM ET

CNN FILMS to Bow Five Titles in 2016

CNN will premiere five new documentary films in 2016, the network announced today prior to its May upfront presentation in Manhattan. Each documentary is a co-production with CNN Films and is expected to premiere in theaters prior to their broadcasts on CNN/U.S.

“The visionary talents of these filmmakers, the ambition of the topics, and the prominence of the premieres for these selections, all reinforce our commitment to the high quality, long-form content of CNN Films,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide.

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE, directed by Academy® Award-winning director Alex Gibney, is an objective, candid biography of the late innovator.  Evocative and nuanced, the film reveals the essence of the Apple legend, unraveling his mystery, and explaining the near mythical endurance of his values that continue to shape the culture of Silicon Valley and the technology industry to this day. The documentary will premiere at the film festival at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 14, 2015. FULL POST

Two Exciting New Original Series  Come to CNN in 2016
March 10th, 2015
10:57 AM ET

Two Exciting New Original Series Come to CNN in 2016

Reza Aslan Hosts Believer and W. Kamau Bell Brings United Shades of America

2015-2016 Slate includes Kevin Spacey, Bourdain, Spurlock, Ling, Rowe and Walsh

Two more exciting, new Original Series will come to CNN in 2016 the network announced today, continuing to build on its proven and successful strategy of offering high-quality original content in addition to live, breaking news. New York Times Best Selling author Reza Aslan will host a new spiritual adventure series titled Believer and comedian W. Kamau Bell will travel across the country exploring various communities in United Shades of America.

These series will join the previously announced mini docu-series Race for the White House, narrated by Kevin Spacey and executive produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti, and co-produced by Raw and Trigger Street Productions. FULL POST

CNN is on Apple Watch
CNN is on the Apple Watch
March 9th, 2015
02:36 PM ET

CNN is on Apple Watch

We’re on your TV, MacBook, iPad and phone.  Now Apple enthusiasts rejoice - you can get CNN right on your wrist!

CNN is excited to be one of the apps users can experience when Apple Watch hits the streets on April 24.  Users will get up-to-the-minute breaking news across 12 personalized categories – from Top Stories and Health to Entertainment and Politics.

“The CNN app on Apple Watch is our most personal product to date, and a true game changer,” said CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen.  “It enables us to deliver news and critical notifications in an intuitive, intimate, and wholly innovative way.  We’re thrilled to work with Apple to pioneer this experience in the news space."

Apple Watch offers users an innovative way to engage with CNN content. Tap to open a story. Then choose to save it or continue reading on your phone. You can even launch live CNN TV on your phone, right from your watch.

More to come…


Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile
Kevin Spacey Brings "Race for the White House" to CNN
March 9th, 2015
10:55 AM ET

Kevin Spacey Brings "Race for the White House" to CNN

150309101037-kevin-spacey-540x304Academy Award® winning actor and producer Kevin Spacey will bring a thrilling, six-part mini docu-series to CNN as part of the network’s slate of Original Series in 2016. Currently titled Race for the White House, the original series will be executive produced by Spacey and Dana  Brunetti, and co-produced by Raw and Trigger Street Productions.

The series will be history telling at its most compelling. Using previously unseen archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic recreations, each episode narrated by Spacey will tell the story of one campaign for the Presidency of the United States.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. “When we created the CNN Original Series brand, this is exactly the type of programming we had in mind and Race for the White House will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election." FULL POST

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