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

AIRS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 8PM/ET

Helping commemorate the 10th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will be celebrity presenters Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, stars of the upcoming film “Hidden Figures,” Richard Gere, star of “Norman,” Diane Lane, “Paris Can Wait,” Laurie Hernandez, Olympic gold medalist and current “Dancing with the Stars” champion, Neil Patrick Harris, star of the upcoming Netflix series “Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Edward Norton, actor and co-founder of the fundraising platform CrowdRise, Liev Schreiber, star of “Ray Donovan,” Edie Falco, from the upcoming film “The Comedian,” Keegan-Michael Key, from the comedy series “Playing House,” and Danielle Brooks, from “Orange Is the New Black.” The event, co-hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Kelly Ripa, will air live on December 11th at 8PM/ET from the iconic American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The ceremony, where the 2016 Hero of the Year is revealed, will be capped off by Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel, who will perform “I See You,” a song from her newest album, “idina.”

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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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CNN's "The Seventies" Debuts As #1 on Cable News in Demo Last Night at 9P
June 12th, 2015
03:39 PM ET

CNN's "The Seventies" Debuts As #1 on Cable News in Demo Last Night at 9P

According to Nielsen Fast National data, CNN’s Original Series The Seventies debuted last night as the number-one program on cable news at 9:00pm in the demo 25-54.  The series premiere episode, “Television Gets Real,” averaged 291k among 25-54, Fox News followed with 278k and MSNBC trailed far behind with 94k.  In total viewers CNN averaged 887k topping MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show’s 647k.  Fox News had 1.952m.

CNN was the only cable news network to increase during the 9:00pm hour compared to a year ago, growing +29% in the demo 25-54 (291k vs. 226k); while MSNBC was down -34% (94k vs. 143k) and Fox News was off -20% (278k vs. 347k).

Last night’s The Seventies premiere was up +2% vs. The Sixties debut a year ago (May 29, 2014) in the demo 25-54 (291k vs. 284k).

From EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone), in association with HBO and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Seventies examines the individuals and events that influenced and shaped a decade that had a profound impact on America.  Through the use of raw and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists who were eyewitnesses to history, The Seventies paints a vivid portrait of a period of lasting consequence.

The eight-part docuseries, airing Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT, delves into television, the impact of the Vietnam War, the evolving music scene, the Iran Hostage Crisis, violent crimes in America, the sexual revolution, and the rise in terrorism at home and abroad.  Next week’s episode is “United States vs. Nixon” about the Watergate scandal.

(Above data is based on Nielsen Live +SD.  More inclusive Live + 3 data will be available next week.)

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June 1st, 2014
10:45 AM ET

Rice: "This was the right thing to do" on CNN's State of the Union

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke to Crowley about bringing Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home—whether or not the U.S. negotiated with terrorists, why Congress was not notified prior to the operation, and the release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Additionally, Rice also spoke to Crowley about Benghazi.

On if the U.S. negotiated with terrorists to rescue Sergeant Bergdahl, Rice said, “When we are in battles with terrorists and the terrorists take an American prisoner, that prisoner still is a U.S. servicemen or woman.  We still have a sacred obligation to bring that person back.”

Video clips and a transcript of the interview are available after the jump.

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April 6th, 2014
01:21 PM ET

Norville: Happy for David Letterman

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, former anchor of "The Today Show", and host of "Inside Edition", Deborah Norville, spoke to CNN about ABC's Good Morning America cast member Josh Elliott's decision to join arch rival NBC and the Late Show's David Letterman's retirement.

A transcript  and video of the interview are available after the jump.

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April 6th, 2014
10:23 AM ET

Pelosi: Cheney is proud of CIA misrepresentations

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to CNN in an EXCLUSIVE interview about the Affordable Care Act, midterm politics, and the double standard for women in politics.

During the interview, Pelosi told Crowley, “Vice President Cheney set a tone and attitude for the CIA… I think he’s proud of it.”

For the latest updates and information, check out the following blog post.

The CNN Political Ticker

Nancy Pelosi on Hillary Clinton, women in politics: 'I never expected anything but a double standard'

Pelosi: Cheney is 'proud' of Bush-era CIA that misled public

A transcript and video from the interview is available after the jump.

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September 6th, 2013
08:08 AM ET

Blinken: “No one’s going to guarantee" Assad regime used chemical weapons

Last night during “Syria in Crisis: A Townhall Special,” Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken discussed intelligence regarding chemical attacks in Syria with “New Day” Anchor Chris Cuomo.

When Cuomo asked why we would use military action if he can’t guarantee that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, Blinken responded, “Because we believe beyond a reasonable doubt, let me use that standard that’s familiar to a lot of people… that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people.… The case is clear. It’s compelling. It’s based on intelligence. It’s based on facts. It’s based on a lot of public information.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.

FULL TRANSCRIPT: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1309/05/pmt.01.html

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July 4th, 2013
02:36 PM ET

Adam Sandler crashes "New Day"

Actor Adam Sandler dropped by "New Day" to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.

"New Day" airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.

January 21st, 2013
09:27 AM ET

MLKJ Daughter: President "using daddy's bible is heart warming"

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., tells Starting Point Anchor Soledad O’Brien that she is touched by President Obama using her father’s bible during the Inauguration’s swearing in ceremony and is hoping that he addresses reconciliation in his speech.

King says, “Well, I think first and foremost, the fact that the president is using daddy's bible is heart warming for me. Because my father was first and foremost a preacher, pastor, it reminds people of that. That is one of the things I will stress today.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

Visit the CNN Press Room for additional highlights from the network’s special coverage of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama: http://on.cnn.com/T6ba6n

January 3rd, 2013
10:00 AM ET

John Berman to Gov. Corbett: "You put football first"

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) makes his case to Starting Point as to why he’s suing the NCAA over Penn State sanctions months after his office came out with a statement in July that accepted the penalties as the right course of action.

Gov. Corbett says, “I held off. I didn’t want to interfere with the momentum that the team had. Coach O’Brien had done a great job with the team. The final decision to go forward wasn’t made until October. The lawsuit then was drafted; we went through many variations. And at the end of the season was when I made my decision that we would announce it.”

CNN Anchor John Berman says, “You put football first…. If the case was so important, why not bring it up when you’re ready to bring it up. You put football first, which is one of the criticisms of Penn State all along.”

Corbett responds, “This is going to be a very long case and the start of that case can easily wait until after the end of the football season, which we did.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

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