June 10th, 2024

CNN’s Kristin Fisher Reports In “The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone?” For The Whole Story With Anderson Cooper


PROMO: https://youtu.be/LsZCksZVcVE

NEW YORK, NY – (June 10, 2024) – The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, a CNN Original, returns with an inside look at the most powerful telescope ever built and the discoveries it has unlocked. “The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone?” with CNN Space and Defense Correspondent Kristin Fisher premieres Sunday, June 16 at 8pm ET/PT on CNN. 

It took the efforts and cooperation of more than 10,000 individuals, three space agencies, many countries, and ten billion dollars to build the James Webb Space Telescope. Two years after its launch, the Webb Telescope is acting as a time machine shedding light on deep space and dark matter that may even allow us to rewrite the first chapters of the history of the universe. 

“Webb is one of the most incredible things ever built by humans. But it’s only as good as the scientists that get to use it,” said Fisher. “It’s up to them to come up with the questions that the telescope will then try to answer, and these are questions that cut to the core of why we’re all here and what it all means.” 

While the Webb facility is open to the public and anyone can submit a proposal to be granted observation time with the telescope, Fisher speaks with some of the lucky astronomers who were first approved by mission control to further their research, some who were granted mere minutes. Fisher also sits down with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, who speaks on the telescope’s potential to answer two of science’s most intriguing questions – where do we come from, and are we alone? 

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper is executive produced by Susan Chun.  

The Whole Storywith Anderson Cooper will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps on Sunday, June 16. “The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone?” will also be available on demand beginning Monday, June 17 to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps, and Cable Operator Platforms. Past episodes of The Whole Story are available to stream on demand now on Max.   

The Whole Story is also available as a CNN Audio showcast. Visit CNN.com/audio or listen wherever you get your podcasts.    


About CNN Originals  

The CNN Originals group develops, produces and acquires original, long-form unscripted programming for CNN Worldwide. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of Talent, CNN Originals and creative 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 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; 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; The Many Lives of Martha Stewart; 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; 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; The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper; and Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?. 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 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. 


Press Contacts 

The Whole Story Press Contacts 




Kristin Fisher Press Contact