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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014



Happy Easter from the ATC Team!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunday Morning Programming 4/20/14



SUNDAY, April 20, 2014

INSIDE POLITICS – Sunday 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Topics: Obamacare; Biden’s Big Week; Hillary’s New Book Title and Future Grandchild; Will Romney Run?
Guest:  Laura Meckler, reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Guest:  Peter Hamby, national political reporter, CNN
Guest:  Jonathan Martin, Inside Politics commentator; national political
correspondent, The New York Times
Guest:  Annie Lowrey, Inside Politics commentator; economic policy reporter, The New
York Times

Anchor: John King

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Topic:   Political Panel: Obama & the Senate Races
Guest:  Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher, The Rothenberg Political Report
Guest:  Mo Elleithee, communications director, DNC Communications
Guest:  Sean Spicer, communications director, RNC Communications

Topic:   Veteran Suicides
Guest:  Tom Tarantino, former Army officer; Chief Policy Officer, IAVA
Guest:  Sen. John Walsh (D-MT)

Topic:   Running the Boston Marathon
Guest:  Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.

Topic:   MH370: The Search For the Missing Plane Continues
Guest:  Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the U.S.

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – LIVE Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM on CNN/U.S. and 3:00PM – 4:00PM on CNN International

Topic:      “The Social Progress Index” – A New Report That Ranks Countries on How Well Their Citizens Live. The U.S. Ranks 16th, Why?
Guest:     Michael Porter, Harvard Business School

Topics:    Anti-Semitism: Its Roots and Why It Seems to Be Intractable Around the World
Guest:     Simon Schama, author of The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 B.C. to 1492 A.D. (2014)

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:   Glenn Greenwald’s First Interview Since the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Was Awarded to The Guardian and The Washington Post
Guest:  Glenn Greenwald, founding editor, ‘The Intercept’
** CNN EXCLUSIVE **

Topic:   Former CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson On Her Resignation
Guest:  Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS News Investigative Correspondent

Topic:   The Partisan Propaganda War Between President Obama and Russian President Putin Over Ukraine
Guest:  Jamie Rubin, former State Department spokesman

Topic:   Aereo’s Upcoming Supreme Court Battle Over Its Streaming Video Service
Guest:  Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO, Aereo

Anchor:  Brian Stelter


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bourdain & Spurlock Season Premiere Ratings

CNN ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN #1 IN KEY DEMO; UP DOUBLE-DIGITS VS. PRIOR SEASON PREMIERES

CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and Morgan Spurlock Inside Man each won their respective time periods (9-10pm ET and 10-11pm, ET) on Sunday in the key P25-54 demo among cable news networks, outperforming the combined delivery of Fox News Channel and MSNBC, and from their previous season premieres.



Following are the highlights:



Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (ABPU):

  •  ABPU, which launched its third season on Sunday, April 13 at 9pm ET with an episode featuring “Punjab, India” delivered 325k P25-54, besting Fox News Channel by +108% and MSNBC by +333%

  •  “Punjab” is the highest-rated season premiere episode of the series in the demo, surpassing the 242K for the season two premiere by +34% (Jerusalem, 9/15/13) and season one premiere by +15% (Myanmar, 4/14/13)

  • ABPU delivered 735k P2+, up +8% vs. season 2 premiere


Morgan Spurlock Inside Man (MSIM):

  • MSIM, which began its second season on Sunday, April 13 at 10pm ET with an episode dedicated to "Celebrity," delivered 244K P25-54, leading MSNBC by +83%  and Fox News Channel by +139%.

  • "Celebrity" topped the first season premiere ("Marijuana"  6/23/13) by +11% in the P25-54 demo and ranks as the series' highest rated telecast, also in the demo.

  • MSIM drew 437K P2+, an increase of +4% vs. season 1 premiere


Upcoming season three episodes of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will  feature tours of Las Vegas (April 20), Lyon, France (April 27), Mexico City (May 4), Mississippi Delta (May 11), Russia (May 18), Thailand (June 1) and Bahia, Brazil (June 8).



Season two of Morgan Spurlock Inside Man covers Futurism (April 20), Pets in America (April 27), Privacy (May 4), The Book of Morgan (May 11), UFOs (May 18), Income Inequality (June 1) and College athletes (June 8). 



Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+SD data.  Fast National data for 4/13/14 is time period based, while historical data is program based.



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday Morning's Programs 4/13/14



SUNDAY, April 13, 2014

INSIDE POLITICS – Sunday 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Topics: Obamacare and Sebelius’ exit; Jeb’s Immigration Stance and His Impact on the GOP Field; Will the Equal Pay Push Help Democrats in November; Hillary: the Shoe, the Book, and “Thinking” About Running
Guest:  Maggie Haberman, CNN political analyst; senior political reporter, POLITICO
Guest:  Amy Walter, national editor, Cook Political Report
Guest:  Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter, The New York Times
Guest:  Manu Raju, senior congressional reporter, POLITICO

Anchor: John King

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Topic:   Reporter Roundtable on MH370
Guest:  Michael Holmes, CNN International anchor and correspondent
Guest:  Joe Johns, CNN senior Washington correspondent
Guest:  Pauline Chiou, CNN International anchor and correspondent

Topics: MH370: The Search for the Black Box Continues as the Clock Runs Out
Guest:  Jeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom
Guest:  Ken Christensen, aviation consultant; president, Integrated Aviation Solutions

Topics: Obamacare; Midterm Elections; Kissy Congressman Vance McAllister; Obama & Race
Guest:  Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Guest:  Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, the National Republican Congressional Committee

Topic:   Political Panel: Sebelius’ Resignation
Guest:  Cornell Belcher, CNN political commentator; democratic pollster
Guest:  Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst; editorial director, National Journal
Guest:  Liz Mair, former online communication strategist; former RNC online communications director

*** 12:00 PM SHOW ***

Topic:   MH370: Salvage and Investigation
Guest:  Steven Wallace, CNN aviation analyst; former FAA investigator
Guest:  Arnold Carr, sonar technology expert

Topic:   MH370: The Search Continues
Guest:  Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global
Guest:  Miles O’Brien, CNN aviation analyst

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – LIVE Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM on CNN/U.S. and 3:00PM – 4:00PM on CNN International

Topic:   What Is Next in Ukraine
Guest:  Nick Paton Walsh, senior international correspondent, CNN International

Topic:   Ukraine & Russia- What Is Likely to Happen Next
Guest:  Zbigniew Brzezinski, PhD, former National Security Advisor (Carter Administration); counselor and trustee, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Topic:   Middle East Peace- Can Jerusalem Be Divided?
Guest:  Mayor Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem

Topic:   The Renowned Chef Discusses Russia, Mexico, and India
Guest:  Anthony Bourdain, host, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Topic:   Assessing the Recent Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—Is It Too Late to Act?
Guest:  Thomas Friedman, columnist, The New York Times; author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America (2008)

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:   Stephen Colbert Gets the Nod as the Next Host of CBS’ “Late Show”
Guest:  Dick Cavett, talk show host

Topic:   Stephen Colbert Gets the Nod as the Next Host of CBS’ “Late Show”
Guest:  Michelle Fields, conservative commentator; journalist
Guest:  Keli Goff, columnist, The Root/Daily Beast

Topic:   Comcast and Time Warner Cable Faced the Senate Judiciary Committee This Week to Answer Questions About Their Proposed Merger Which Would Create One of the Largest Cable Companies in the World
Guest:  Sen. Al Franken (D-MI), Senate Judiciary Committee

Topic:   How Should Television Networks Respond When Television Personalities Partake in Political Activities?
Guest:  Frank Sesno, director, G.W. University School of Media & Public Affairs

Topic:   The Search for Flight 370: Chinese Media are Covering the Same Investigation Covered by the Rest of the World’s Media, But From a Very Different Perspective
Guest:  Jim Spellman, correspondent, CCTV

Anchor:  Brian Stelter


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

CNN's New Evening Lineup Announced

From The Wrap.com:

The cable news network announces its new lineup at upfronts in New York CNN is bailing on its 9 p.m. talk show tradition by installing a rotating lineup of shows and specials in place of the departed “Piers Morgan Live.”

Starting this summer, specials like Dr. Sanjay Gupta's “Weed” and Anderson Cooper's “The Survivor Diaries” will share the hour with new shows starring Mike Rowe, John Walsh and Lisa Ling.

CNN also plans a new 10 p.m. nightly news show “CNN Tonight,” featuring a rotating roster of hosts.

CNN also renewed the Peabody and Emmy-award winning “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” for an additional four cycles in 2015 and 2016 and renewed “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man” for another cycle in 2015. CNN has also entered into a development deal with the producers of “Chicagoland” in which they will turn their focus to another American City. (They previously examined Newark, N.J. in the Sundance series “Brick City.”) The new show from “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is entitled “Somebody's Gotta Do It.”

CNN announced its new slate from at an upfront presentation to advertisers that tried to present a new, cooler CNN. The network chose a location in New York's nightclub district — next to the strip club Scores — and the vibrant color scheme highlighted CNN's red and white. Madonna pumped from the speakers as guests drank cocktails while finding their red and white seats.

CNN is enjoying a recent ratings upswing. Though it's relentless and sometimes speculative coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has brought mockey from Jon Stewart, it has also brought curious viewers. “The best journalism is, at its core, great storytelling,” said CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. “We are so pleased to welcome some of the finest storytellers in the business to CNN, to join the award-winning team of world class journalists and storytellers who have made CNN the home to this kind of quality programming for more than 30 years. The seamless integration of original series and live news coverage, which has been on display the last two months, is the foundation of our new primetime lineup.”

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Here are the new shows, as described by CNN:

Mike Rowe's Sombody's Gotta Do It:
For more than a decade, Mike Rowe has been nationally known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” as host and the executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs (2005-2012).  He traveled to all 50 states and completed 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads, coal mines, and oil derricks.  He initiated a hands–on way to pay tribute to a nation of unsung heroes, conclusively demonstrating that fun and hard work are two sides of the same coin and confirmed the value of delayed gratification, sacrifice, hard work, good humor and optimism.  He is now on a brand new mission and he will bring that mission to CNN beginning this fall.
“For more than ten years, Mike has been one of the nation’s most unique storytellers, celebrating the values of work in America.  Examining issues through the prism of Mike’s experiences and passions is the perfect fit for our CNN audience.  We are thrilled to have him here,” said Amy Entelis, senior vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.
Rowe’s new series Somebody’s Gotta Do It, brings viewers face-to-face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanaticspeople who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand. 
“Of all the networks I spoke with, no one talked about a commitment to unscripted content and point-of-view programming with more passion than CNN. This is where Somebody's Gotta Do It belongs,” said Rowe.
In 2008 Rowe launched mikeroweWORKS, a campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades. He’s since written extensively about the country’s relationship with work, the widening skills gap, offshore manufacturing, infrastructure decline, and currency devaluation.  He gave a TED Talk on the Changing Face of the Modern-Day Proletariat, and in May 2011, he testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee about the importance of changing perceptions and stereotypes around blue-collar work.
Today, Rowe runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation which awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades. He is closely associated with the Future Farmers of America, Skills USA, and the Boy Scouts of America, who recently honored him as a Distinguished Eagle Scout. Forbes has identified him as one of the country’s 10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities.
The CNN Original Series Somebody’s Gotta Do It will be produced by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios.
 
In a new documentary series for CNN, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes her audience on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America, immersing herself in sub-cultures that are unusual, bizarre and sometimes dangerous. Each episode delves into an alternative sect of everyday life, giving viewers an inside look at some of America's most unconventional segments of society. (Produced by part2pictures)

The Hunt with John Walsh, a documentary-style, non-fiction program will take advantage of Walsh's unique statue and perspective in television journalism and will tell stories of ongoing international criminal investigations in which the suspect is a fugitive at large. Through interviews with victims, loved ones and law enforcement and the exploration of new leads, The Hunt will provide the public with salient information to help in the fugitive's apprehension. (Produced by Zero Point Zero Productions)
Finally, how could the most famous man in history have left almost no trace behind? Bringing the most compelling artifacts together for the first time, The Jesus Code will take viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the authenticity of sacred relics.  (Produced by Nutopia Productions)



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunday Morning Programs 4/6/14



SUNDAY, April 6, 2014

INSIDE POLITICS – Sunday 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Topics: Did Obama Get His Mojo Back?; The Democrat Playbook for 2014: Obamacare, Economic Numbers & the Ryan Budget; The 2016 Field: Has Christie Turned the Page, Hillary Clinton 2016 Hints & That High- Five
Guest: Ryan Lizza, CNN political analyst; Washington correspondent, The New Yorker
Guest:  Amy Walter, national editor, Cook Political Report
Guest:  Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter, The New York Times
Guest:  Nia-Malika Henderson, political reporter, The Washington Post

Anchor: John King

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Topics: ACA; Paul Ryan’s Budget; The Double Standard for Women in Politics
Guest:  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
**CNN EXCLUSIVE**

Topics: Senate Panel’s Indictment of the CIA’s Post-9/11 Tactics; NSA Reform Bill
Guest:  Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman, House Intelligence Committee
Guest:  Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), ranking member, House Intelligence Committee

Topics: Fort Hood Shooting; Mental Health in the Military
Guest:  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Guest:  Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)

Topic:   Time is Running Out on Missing Malaysia Flight 370
Guest:  Kitty Higgins, former NTSB board member
Guest:  Nick Sabatini, former associate administrator aviation safety, FAA

*** 12:00 PM SHOW ***

Topic:   Missing Malaysia Flight 370: What Comes Next
Guest:  Ken Christensen, satellite expert; aviation consultant; president, Integrated Aviation Solutions
Guest:  Karlene Petit, international airline pilot

Topics: ACA; the Political Implications of Paul Ryan’s Budget; Minimum Wage
Guest:  Penny Lee, former director, Democratic Governors Association
Guest:  Ross Douthat, CNN political commentator; columnist, The New York Times
Guest:  Corey Dade, blogger at The Take, The Root; NPR contributor

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs LIVE 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM ON CNN/U.S. and 3:00PM – 4:00PM on CNN INTERNATIONAL

Topic:   The High Tech Predators Set to Ruining the Equity Markets
Guest:  Michael Lewis, author, Flash Boys (2014), The Blind Side (2006), Moneyball (2003); financial journalist; former investment banker

Topics: Afghanistan, Israel, and Ukraine
Guest:  Peter Beinart, senior columnist, Haaretz.com; contributing editor, The Atlantic/National Journal
Guest:  Carlotta Gall, North Africa correspondent, The New York Times
Guest:  Richard Haass, PhD, president, Council on Foreign Relations; former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (George W. Bush Administration)
Guest:  Bret Stephens, Global View columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topics: ABC’s Good Morning America Cast Member Josh Elliott Defected to Arch Rival NBC; GMA Announces the Addition of Michael Strahan to its Morning Lineup; the Late Show’s David Letterman Says It’s Time to Retire 
Guest:  Deborah Norville, former anchor, “The Today Show”; host, “Inside Edition”

Topic:   Obamacare Can Be the Source of All That’s Evil in the World, or the Savior of Mankind – Depending on which Partisan Network You’re Watching. 
Guest:  Marc Lamont Hill, CNN political analyst; BET news correspondent; host, HUFFPOST LIVE; co-CEO, Elite Voices
Guest:  Ben Ferguson, CNN political commentator

Topic:   Hillary Clinton’s Comments on the Media’s “Double Standard” for Women
Guest:  Maggie Haberman, CNN political analyst; senior political reporter, POLITICO

Topic:   Flight 370: Miles O’Brien Says It’s One of the Most Extraordinary Stories He’s Covered- Where the Story Started, and Where It Is Going
Guest:  Miles O’Brien, CNN aviation analyst

Topic:   Flight 370: CNN’s Carol Costello’s Heartfelt Opinion Piece about Reporters Having to Reach Out to People Close to Victims of Tragedies in the News
Guest:  Carol Costello, CNN anchor, “CNN Newsroom”

Anchor: Brian Stelter


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