CNNgo Arrives On Android TV
September 22nd, 2016
09:51 AM ET

CNNgo Arrives On Android TV

The availability of CNNgo is once again expanding with its new availability on Google’s smart TV platform, Android TV. This new collaboration offers hand-curated videos andup-to-the-minute breaking news clips of short-form CNN content to all of Android TV’s customers. 

CNNgo on Android TV allows users to view trending video from the day's news, in addition to CNN's vast video archives. The CNNgo app, which can be found in the Google Play Store, provides users with the opportunity to multitask by playing a clip while simultaneously browsing the assortment of videos. Users can enjoy the collection of clips sorted by topic and category, ranging from world and politics to entertainment and technology. 

“Android TV is all about a user-friendly delivery of video content and on demand viewing, making CNNgo’s latest expansion to the platform a natural fit,” said Rajin Persaud, VP of Next Generation TV for CNN. “The CNNgo offerings on Android TV range from trending news video of the day to CNN Original Series content to historical archives from the CNN vault. A truly soup to nuts experience."

CNNgo is also available on CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and now Android TV.

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Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Digital Press Releases • CNNgo
Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October
September 21st, 2016
04:49 PM ET

Girls will ‘Rise Up’ with First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, Andra Day, Isha Sesay and CNN Films for October

Global Broadcasts of ‘We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate

Girls Around the World’ for the International Day of the Girl Begin Oct. 11

CNN Films is producing a new film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN journalist Isha Sesay. Singer Andra Day’s motivational anthem, ‘Rise Up’ will serve as the theme for the film. The Documentary Group, which produced CNN Films’ first co-production, ‘Girl Rising,’ also produced this special one-hour film.

We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World featuring Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and Isha Sesay will premiere on CNN International on the International Day of the Girl during primetime in Asia, Europe, and Africa on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:00am, 12:00pm, and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.

The CNN/U.S. premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:00pm will simulcast on CNN International; We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World will encore Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:00am. The film will premiere on HLN on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00pm. All times Eastern. The film will premiere on CNN en Español on Saturday, Nov. 5, viewers are asked to check local listings for exact airtimes. FULL POST

CNN Politics Expands Podcast Portfolio With Launch of "Party People" and "The Daily DC"
September 20th, 2016
10:50 AM ET

CNN Politics Expands Podcast Portfolio With Launch of "Party People" and "The Daily DC"

Building on the success of CNN and The University of Chicago’s critically acclaimed podcast "The Axe Files,” CNN Politics announced today the debut of two new podcasts for politics enthusiasts. 

CNN's Party People is looking for the soul of conservatism in America. The weekly podcast provides a new offering from Republicans Kevin Madden and Mary Katharine Ham, who represent different wings of the party. Each episode will delve into the future of the GOP with guests from across the political spectrum including lawmakers, thinkers, pollsters, party elders, activists, and many more. 

CNN's The Daily DC exploits one of CNN's greatest assets – the political mind of CNN Political Director David Chalian. Chalian's morning read-ins are an important part of CNN's daily political coverage, and now you can learn from them. Chalian is the best political director in the business and every day listeners can tune in to hear what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics. 

You can catch The Daily DC every weekday and Party People weekly at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.

These new original podcasts add to the audio podcasts available from CNN that includes popular TV shows AC360, Fareed Zakaria GPS, State of the Union, Reliable Sources and others, also available at CNN.com/podcast

September 20th, 2016
09:05 AM ET

CNN Launches #MyVote Nationwide Tour to Election Day

In partnership with Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies, CNN embarked today on a nationwide tour of key swing states, presidential debate locations and destinations around the country on the #MyVote camper and projection tour.

Making its debut stop steps from the White House in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the #MyVote camper displayed the first in a series of campaign trail photos taken by the Instagram community via an immersive, one-of-a-kind virtual projection experience. These images will be exhibited at the Newseum, each debate stop and more locations to be announced as the tour unfolds.

CNN correspondents Chris Moody and Vanessa Yurkevich will travel with the #MyVote camper, report from the ground and talk to citizens to capture the faces and voices of the people. 

At tour stops, members of the community are invited to enter the #MyVote camper and take a photo with either a red, blue or purple background color. They can then share that photo on Instagram, using the #MyVote hashtag. The #MyVote camper will serve as CNN’s Facebook Live HQ and the social media hub on the road-tour and at each presidential debate location stop in New York, Missouri, Virginia and Nevada. 

#MyVote integrations can also be found on the CNN Politics app, available for download in the iOS app store.

The one-of-a-kind immersive projection experiences are produced by Obscura Digital and built with CA Technologies, the technology sponsor of the 2016 America’s Choice Election on CNN.

CNN’S JAKE TAPPER TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA SEPT. 28
September 19th, 2016
05:58 PM ET

CNN’S JAKE TAPPER TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA SEPT. 28

ONE-HOUR EVENT WILL COVER MILITARY, VETERANS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

CNN announced today that the network will host the CNN Presidential Town Hall: America’s Military and the Commander in Chiefwith President Obama ‪on Wednesday Sept. 28 at 9pmET.

CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will sit down with the President to discuss veterans, national security and foreign policy issues impacting the US military. President Obama will field questions from the audience made up of veterans, active duty service members and the military community.

The one-hour primetime event will take place in Fort Lee, Va., home of the Combined Arms Support Command.

The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol and will be streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo.

About CNN

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States. Internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 320 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

 

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Topics: CNN
CNNMoney Presents: This is Birth with Lisa Ling
September 19th, 2016
01:50 PM ET

CNNMoney Presents: This is Birth with Lisa Ling

The United States is the most expensive place in the world to give birth. CNN’s Lisa Ling explores how inconsistent healthcare legislation, income inequality and cultural shifts shape how we have children in America in a new CNN Digital series – This is Birth with Lisa Ling.

The latest CNN Digital series debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on September 19 with all five episodes premiering at once. The video-led articles explore how women are waiting longer to have children and leveraging cutting edge technology to beat their biological clocks. From a Caucasian American woman giving birth to a Chinese couple’s baby, to midwives dedicated to empowering the underprivileged; Lisa talks to the people changing the birth industry.

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Meet Brekke Fletcher, CNN Digital's New Executive Editor of Travel
September 19th, 2016
05:44 AM ET

Meet Brekke Fletcher, CNN Digital's New Executive Editor of Travel

Brekke Fletcher joins CNN Digital from The Wall Street Journal where she served as managing editor of WSJ Magazine for five years. During her time at WSJ, she managed the magazine’s editorial team, oversaw travel news coverage and frequently wrote destination and entertainment stories. She has worked at various publications, starting with the launch of Lucky Magazine in 1999 and later taking on managing editor roles at publications such as Jane Magazine, Men’s Journal and Newsweek. Originally from southern California, she moved to New York City a few years after graduating from Northwestern University.

In her new role, Brekke will oversee CNN’s international coverage of travel, managing a network of more than 800 travel contributors and insiders around the world, and a dedicated global team of staff covering up-to-the-minute travel news, destination insights, inspirational travel ideas, original observation and thoroughly researched city and country insider guides with directions to the world's hottest restaurants, bars, hotels and activities.

Give her a shout on Twitter @brekkefletch and check out her Q&A below.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40
'In 24 Hours' host James Williams (left) with British chef Jamie Oliver (right)
September 14th, 2016
10:36 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 39 & 40

London In 24 Hours

Wednesday 5 October at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 8 October at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 9 October at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

In October, ‘In 24 Hours’ continues its tour of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities with a programme in London.

Host James Williams (pictured, left) discovers what makes this historical metropolis tick, beginning with a ride on a speed boat that was previously driven by British icon James Bond. Travelling from Chelsea to Tower Bridge, Williams takes in the London skyline from the River Thames.

Williams continues his morning at the All England Tennis Club, playing a game of tennis with CNN ‘Open Court’ presenter and former Wimbledon Winner, Pat Cash. After practicing his backhand on the immaculate grass courts in SW19, Williams heads to lunch with a famous British chef.

Chef Jamie Oliver (pictured, right) helps Williams prepare lunch at one of his own cooking schools in the British capital. Over a freshly prepared Thai curry, Oliver shares his tips for where is best to eat in London and explains the city’s ever-evolving tastes.

Williams begins his afternoon by exploring London’s private member’s club scene, meeting Fernando Peire, director of the Ivy Club.

Peire explains what makes a successful social club, and what attracts guests around the world to London. FULL POST

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground
September 12th, 2016
11:33 AM ET

CNN Wins Primetime Emmy® Awards For Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Hunting Ground

Parts Unknown Awarded Fourth Consecutive Emmy® in Outstanding Informational Series or Special; Diane ‎Warren wins Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics For The Hunting Ground Theme

The CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored in the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony,  with its fourth consecutive Emmy® in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category.  Additionally, Diane Warren earned an  Emmy®  in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “Til It Happens to You,” the anthem for sexual assault survivors, ‎for the CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground.  

The Emmy® presentations took place over two nights on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premieres its eighth season on CNN on September 25 and features a dinner with President Obama in Hanoi, is produced by Zero Point Zero Production.  Receiving the award were host/executive producer Bourdain, executive producers Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig, and producers Toby Oppenheimer, Tom Vitale and Mike Steed.

Receiving the Emmy ® for The Hunting Ground, which originally aired on CNN on November 22, 2015, was composer and lyricist Diane Warren. FULL POST

International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN
September 12th, 2016
09:58 AM ET

International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN

CNN is expanding its presence in France with the hiring of Melissa Bell, who leaves France 24 to become the network’s Paris Correspondent. Bell will join CNN’s longtime Senior International Correspondent Jim Bittermann in early October, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International.

Bell most recently served as a Paris-based international affairs editor and correspondent for France 24, covering major news stories for the network’s French and English channels. For the last 18 months she has been a valuable resource for CNN, contributing reports across all of CNN’s platforms on stories like the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan concert hall terrorist attacks, the Mali hotel siege and the Bastille Day attack in Nice.

Said Maddox: “France has always been important to CNN, but since the Charlie Hebdo attack the number of globally important stories from there and its neighboring countries has made it more significant than ever. We sought out Melissa for her expertise on many of these stories. She is an outstanding addition to the CNN family.”  FULL POST

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