Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22
July 10th, 2017
11:40 AM ET

Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22

CNN’s Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies returns for a second season on Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The eight-part CNN Original Series provides viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage.  Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told first-hand by the agents who lived it.  Intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, DEA, Homeland Security and the State Department are represented, revealing the unbelievable true stories of America’s covert operations in the United States and around the world.

The second season of Declassified will chronicle successful missions to target America’s biggest threats including a software pirate, an international arms dealer, terrorist hijackers and the world’s biggest heroin trafficker. The season two premiere, “The Spies Next Door: Operation Ghost Stories,” reveals the story of undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S. and one of the largest counterintelligence investigations in the history of the FBI.

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CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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CNN Special Reports: The Case Against Cosby
June 1st, 2017
11:36 AM ET

CNN Special Reports: The Case Against Cosby

For years, the nation watched as the legendary entertainer Bill Cosby faced mounting accusations of sexual abuse. Yet, for all the claims about his behavior, he never faced a criminal charge - until now.  As the Cosby trial gets underway next week, CNN’s Jean Casarez's reports a one-hour special The Case Against Cosby on Monday, June 5 at 10pm/ET.

It begins in Philadelphia almost 15 years ago, when Cosby meets a woman working at his beloved alma mater, Temple University.  Andrea Constand’s relationship with him and what happened when they were alone at his home will set off an investigation that quietly ended years ago without charges.  But the building anger and further revelations about his alleged behavior over the years will bring the case back to life, resulting in criminal charges he now faces for the first time.  In the end, some of Cosby’s own words may come back to haunt him and help make the case for the criminal charges.

The Case Against Cosby takes an in-depth look at the evidence in this case, brings new evidence about Cosby’s alleged behavior to light, and in the end, looks at whether this case is strong enough to get his many accusers the conviction they are hoping for.

The special will be available on CNNgo. You can access it through CNNgo on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and Android TV. It is also available on CNN.com, and CNN’s iOS and Android apps.

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One-hour special "Bill Weir: States of Change" airs Saturday, June 3rd at 9PM/ET
May 31st, 2017
10:04 AM ET

One-hour special "Bill Weir: States of Change" airs Saturday, June 3rd at 9PM/ET

After traveling the globe as host of CNN’s The Wonder List, Bill Weir brings his signature storytelling home to explore a divided America for a new upcoming television and digital special.

 Featuring unique video shorts, as well as a timely discussion around the themes of politics, race and religion, Bill Weir: States of Change will air Saturday, June 3rd at 9PM/ET on CNN U.S. and CNN International.

Inspired by his nomadic childhood moving around the country, Weir delves into his own - and America's – past to examine a nation divided under the current political climate. From the inner city to the rural countryside, he uncovers surprising revelations within families and a country searching for connection and understanding in an age of epic change.

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Season Two of the Emmy-Nominated CNN Original Series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" Premieres Sunday, April 30, at 10PM ET/PT
April 3rd, 2017
05:28 PM ET

Season Two of the Emmy-Nominated CNN Original Series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" Premieres Sunday, April 30, at 10PM ET/PT

NEW YORK April 3, 2017 – The critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated CNN Original Series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell returns for its second season on Sunday, April 30, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode docuseries follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores subcultures across the country, using comedy to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us. Each hour-long episode strives to show the country is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America.

The second season will cover topical issues including immigration, gun control and violence in Chicago, as well as explore the experiences of Muslims, Puerto Ricans, Chinese Americans and Native Americans in this country. In the season two premiere, Kamau heads to D.C. and its multicultural suburbs to hear the stories of immigrants and refugees, and sits down with Richard Spencer, leader of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute. FULL POST

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CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET
March 29th, 2017
02:51 PM ET

CNN Debuts "Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History" On Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 PM ET

New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Music Legends Including Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon and Pat Benatar among others  

Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists Available Only on Apple Music

 NEW YORK – March 29, 2017 – Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), will premiere Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.  The new eight-part, hour-long CNN Original Series explores the music tied to pivotal moments in history. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall – every episode will illuminate how music has played an integral role in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history. Hiram Garcia and Brian Gewirtz (Seven Bucks Productions), Joshua Bennett and Mira Chang (Show of Force), and Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox (CNN) also serve as executive producers.  Soundtracks will premiere Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 2. FULL POST

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ANA CABRERA NAMED ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM 
March 1st, 2017
09:02 AM ET

ANA CABRERA NAMED ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM 

Ana Cabrera has been named anchor of CNN’s weekend prime time programming effective immediately, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced today.  Cabrera will anchor CNN Newsroom from New York on Saturdays from 3-6pm ET and 7-9pm ET, and Sundays from 5-8pm ET.

Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent in 2013, based on Denver.  Most recently she was part of the CNN Investigative team that revealed systemic failures in reporting, investigating and tracking alleged sexual abuse at elderly living facilities. She has covered the unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown. Cabrera landed an exclusive interview with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney while the grand jury was hearing the case and the Police Chief following his long awaited public apology. She also did extensive enterprise reporting on the marijuana legalization movement, exploring everything from the economic impact, to regulatory issues, to health concerns. Her pesticide investigation resulted in the recall of thousands of pot products in Colorado.

Cabrera succeeds Poppy Harlow who now co-hosts CNN Newsroom weekdays and before that, Don Lemon who currently anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon in prime time. FULL POST

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Ramon Escobar Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide
January 4th, 2017
09:02 AM ET

Ramon Escobar Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide

Ramon Escobar has been named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. Included in his role will be chairing CNN’s Diversity Council, as well as offering strategic guidance on issues of diversity to the CNN management team. The announcement was made by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, to whom Escobar will report on all matters of diversity and inclusion.

“CNN reaches a more diverse audience than any of our cable news competitors, and that’s something we are very proud of,” said Zucker. “Ramon has been a big part of our success in this area, as a key participant in identifying talent in front of and behind the camera. Diversity is about more than race – it’s also about gender, sexual orientation, ideology, age, geography, and much more. He understands the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and I am really pleased to be partnering with him in his new role.” FULL POST

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CELEBRITY PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 10TH ANNUAL CNN HEROES
December 5th, 2016
10:44 AM ET

CELEBRITY PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 10TH ANNUAL CNN HEROES

CELEBRITY PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 10TH ANNUAL CNN HEROES

TARAJI P. HENSON, RICHARD GERE, DIANE LANE, LAURIE HERNANDEZ, OCTAVIA SPENCER, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, EDWARD NORTON, LIEV SCHREIBER, EDIE FALCO, KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY, AND DANIELLE BROOKS AMONG CELEBRITIES PRESENTING AT

CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE

TONY AWARD-WINNING SINGER IDINA MENZEL PERFORMS

LIVE CEREMONY CO-HOSTED BY ANDERSON COOPER AND KELLY RIPA

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CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS
October 20th, 2016
05:22 AM ET

CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS

Japan is a country proud of its past with a reputation for looking to the future. A country known for its innovation and impeccable quality. Despite decades of battling deflation, a shrinking population, and more global competition than ever, how are Japanese innovators are stepping up to the plate? Join CNN’s Will Ripley, as he uncovers what is driving the country’s ambition - discovering how today’s technology can alter tomorrow’s reality.

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