December 6th, 2019

CNN International Programming Highlights – December

This month’s programming highlights on CNN International, including new episodes of Business Traveller, Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and The Modern Explorers.

 

Business Traveller

Wednesday 4th December at 0330 ET/ 0830 GMT and 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT

Saturday 7th December at 0130 ET/ 0630 GMT and 1430 ET/ 1930 GMT

Sunday 8th December at 0600 ET/ 1200 GMT

Saturday 14th December at 0730 ET/ 1230 GMT and 2030 ET

Sunday 15th December at 0130 GMT, 0130 ET/ 0630 GMT and 1430 ET/ 1930 GMT

As 2019 draws to a close, Business Traveller takes a vacation for some winter sun. It’s time to unwind from a year of crisscrossing the globe, or maybe get in a status mileage run.

Join Richard Quest in Hawaii – the island paradise of surf, sun and Spam Jam. Quest explores the popularity of the “Hawaiian” shirt, the islanders’ love of Spam, and even tries his hand at Hula dancing and surfing.


Iconic Budapest

Saturday 7th December at 0230 ET/ 0730 GMT, 1130 ET/ 1630 GMT and 1730 ET/ 2230 GMT

Sunday 8th December at 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT and 2130 ET

Monday 9th December at 0230 GMT

Tuesday 10th December at 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT

Join Iconic Budapest for a tour of the Hungarian capital, featuring the city’s stunning architecture, which can be found everywhere from the impressive Parliament building to its hotels and even the steaming hot spas.

The programme also meets the Banksy of Budapest – a guerrilla sculptor whose miniature creations are popping up and sparking new tours of the city.


Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Saturday 7th December at 0730 ET/ 1230 GMT and 2030 ET

Sunday 8th December at 0130 GMT, 0130 ET/ 0630 GMT and 1430 ET/ 1930 GMT

Wednesday 11th December at 0330 ET/ 0830 GMT and 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT

Saturday 14th December at 0130 ET/ 0630 GMT and 1430 ET/ 1930 GMT

Sunday 15th December at 0600 ET/ 1100 GMT

On this month’s Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN travels to Hong Kong to experience traditional Chinese Medicine and explore how it fits into today’s modern world of medicine.

From herbs and teas to tai chi and acupuncture, CNN’s multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent learns about the science, superstition, and questions surrounding the traditions and holistic approach to this ancient practice. Join Dr. Gupta for this special 30-minute episode to discover the yin and the yang and secrets for longer and more healthy living.


Going Green

Saturday 7th December at 0830 ET/ 1330 GMT, 1630 ET/ 2130 GMT and 2230 ET

Sunday 8th December at 0330 GMT and 2030 ET

Monday 9th December at 0130 GMT and 0330 ET/ 0830 GMT

CNN’s Going Green meets people around the world working on green solutions to help the planet. These eco-enthusiasts are applying innovation to solve some of the most challenging environmental issues.

In this edition, the programme visits India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Los Angeles and the UAE to see the inventions and ideas shaping sustainability and the environment of the future. These include a water robot designed to reduce plastic waste in the ocean, and an innovative and sustainable method of growing animal feed from fly larvae.


The Modern Explorers

Thursday 12th December at 0330 ET/ 0830 GMT and 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT

Saturday 14th December at 0230 ET/ 0730 GMT, 1730 ET/ 2230 GMT and 2230 ET

Sunday 15th December 0330 GMT, 1230 ET/ 1730 GMT and 2130 ET

Monday 16th December 0230 GMT

The Modern Explorers travels to remote and fragile parts of the planet for a unique insight into the role of today’s modern breed of explorers, who use their first-hand knowledge to report from and raise awareness of threatened environments.

This episode meets Inge Solheim, a Norwegian explorer who has visited the roof of the world 20 times and guided adventurers and wounded soldiers to the north and south poles. He’s planning his own solo, unsupported skiing mission from Siberia to the North Pole in record time, but can he overcome geopolitics en route?

The programme also follows Inge as he guides a party through the beautiful Svalbard archipelago amid polar bears, walruses and other arctic animals, before hiking across a stunning blue glacier. Then, following an invitation to President Putin’s International Arctic Forum, he has the chance to swap views on ecotourism in the region with premiers and indigenous people alike.