CNN Explores the “United States of Scandal with Jake Tapper” in New CNN Original Series, Premiering Sunday, February 18 at 9pm ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – (January 18, 2024) – CNN Original Series goes behind the headlines with CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper to investigate some of the most outrageous and iconic political controversies of the modern era. Produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), a part of Sony Pictures Television, United States of Scandal with Jake Tapper will air a special two-episode premiere on Sunday, February 18 at 9pm ET/PT. The series will air regularly on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.
Across six lively episodes, United States of Scandal examines what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they are caught. Weaving together a rich tapestry of archival footage and illuminating conversations with some of the most famous and infamous figures in US politics, Tapper invites viewers into the stranger-than-fiction stories of sensational American political scandals. Featuring his signature wit and Emmy® Award-winning reporting, Tapper decodes the truth from spin in these legendary tales of ego, corruption, and collapse.
“Part of covering politics is covering scandal, and I have reported on some of the wildest ones,” Tapper said. “This series was a surreal chance to go back and talk to the major players and unpack what actually happened, getting at the real truths and the confounding motivations and decisions. I learned something new and fascinating for each one of them.”
United States of Scandal features expansive interviews conducted by Tapper with notable political figures including Rod Blagojevich, Rielle Hunter, Jim McGreevey, Valerie Plame and more individuals at the center of these cultural moments, revealing the personal stories behind the most unbelievable rises and Shakespearean downfalls in American politics.
“Our audiences continue to be fascinated by CNN Original Series that rewind the story on key moments in our political history, providing a new lens through which to view current events,” said Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President for Talent & Content Development, CNN Worldwide. “We are excited for viewers to follow the brilliant Jake Tapper as he dissects the tabloid rumors and palace intrigue, revealing the highly relevant history of abuse of power in American politics.”
United States of Scandal is executive produced by Aaron Saidman and Eli Holzman for IPC; host Jake Tapper; showrunner Gil Marsden; and Amy Entelis, Lyle Gamm and Katie Hinman for CNN.
United States of Scandal will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps on Sunday, February 18. The first two episodes will also be available on demand beginning Monday, February 19 to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps, and Cable Operator Platforms.
About CNN Originals Group
The CNN Originals group develops, produces and acquires original, long-form unscripted programming for CNN Worldwide. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees the award-winning CNN Originals portfolio that includes the following premium content brands: CNN Original Series, CNN Films, CNN Presents, and the newly formed CNN Studios, an internal production studio which creates long-form programming for CNN’s global platforms. Since 2012, the team has overseen and executive produced more than 45 multi-part documentary series and 60 feature-length documentary films, earning more than 110 awards and 445 nominations for the cable network, including CNN Films’ first Academy Award® for Navalny, making CNN the only news organization with this distinction. Acclaimed titles include the Peabody Award winning and 13-time Emmy® Award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown; five time Emmy® nominee, Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller; Emmy® nominated Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico; The Last Movie Stars, directed by Ethan Hawke about the lives and careers of actors and humanitarians Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman; Grammy® Award nominee Little Richard: I Am Everything, directed by Lisa Cortés; This is Life with Lisa Ling; Primetime Emmy® and duPont-Columbia Award-winning, RBG, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen; See It Loud: The History of Black Television, executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter; the Producers Guild Award and three-time Emmy® Award-winning Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy; the Emmy® Award-nominated “Decades Series”: The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties, The Nineties, The 2000s, and The 2010s, executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman; BAFTA nominee and Directors Guild Award winner, Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle; and the five-time Emmy® Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell; and The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper. CNN Originals can be seen on CNN, the CNN Original Hub on Max and discovery+, and for pay TV subscription via CNN.com, CNN apps and cable operator platforms.
About The Intellectual Property Corporation
The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), a part of Sony Pictures Television, is an Emmy-winning content creation and production studio based in Van Nuys, California. Founded in 2016 by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, IPC develops and produces premium television, film, documentary, commercial and interactive mobile content for global streamers and US broadcast and cable networks. Recent productions include Indian Matchmaking and Night Stalker (Netflix); Secrets of Playboy (A&E); Selena + Chef (Max & Food Network) and The Climb (Max); We’re Here and The Swamp (HBO); Death in the Dorms, The D’Amelio Show, and RapCaviar Presents (Hulu); The Last Narc (Amazon); Empires of New York (CNBC); and The Con (ABC). IPC is a two-time Emmy Award recipient and a Producers Guild Award recipient for its series Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath (A&E).
About Warner Bros. Discovery
Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, Max, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.