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Friday, August 5, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 8/6/11

SATURDAY, August 6, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD LIVE Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta anchors a LIVE edition from Riverside Park in Manhattan with the 6-person CNN Fit Nation triathlon team. Two members from last year’s team of first-timers return to offer tips for defeating jitters, day-before and day-of competition, and more for Sunday’s Nautica NYC Triathlon.


Topic: Uncertainty in the economic market; 2012 politics
Guest: Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst and editorial director for National Journal Group

Topics: American economy; debt deal
Guest: Austan Goolsbee, outgoing Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN SPECIAL COVERAGE ON ECONOMY LIVE Saturday 7:00PM – 8:00PM and 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Topic: Economic Outlook for America; U.S. Credit Downgrade
Anchors: Wolf Blitzer and Christine Romans

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM

CNN investigative correspondent Kaj Larsen hits the seas for some scuba with the U.S. Navy marine mammal unit that trains dolphins to detect and intercept swimmers who could be potential terrorist divers. Other animals are trained to sweep the shoreline for mines and check ships for unintended explosives. National correspondent Gary Tuchman reveals the inside life of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the breakaway fundamentalist Mormon sect, FLDS, who is accused of polygamy and child endangerment. As attorneys prepare opening statements for the upcoming trial in San Angelo, Texas, Tuchman details the hold that Jeffs still has over his followers – even from behind prison bars. Also, correspondent Amber Lyon reports on pain pill-addicted babies who are crowding Florida hospitals as so-called ‘pill mills’ – clinics and medical practices that dispense prescriptions inappropriately – continue to flourish. Federal drug authorities consider the State of Florida among the states with the largest problem with inappropriate prescription drug use.

SUNDAY, August 7, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD LIVE Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen anchors a LIVE edition from Riverside Park in Manhattan on race day for the Nautica NYC Triathlon.


Topic: Uncertainty in the economic market; U.S. Credit Downgrade; Unemployment
Guest: Steve Forbes, Pres. and CEO Forbes Inc.
Guest: Larry Summers, former director of the National Economic Council

Topic: Cyber security; Uprising in Syria
Guest: Vice Adm. Mike McConnell (Ret.), Former Director of National Intelligence

Topic: California politics; Washington debt crisis
Guest: Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA)

Topic: Politics of the debt deal; 2012 elections
Guest: Anita Dunn, former White House communications director
Tom Davis, former U.S. Rep. (R-VA)

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Topic: What are the political lessons to be learned from the debt ceiling debate? Did the president and the GOP contenders play a constructive role in the debate?
Guest: Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Guest: Joe Klein, political columnist, Time Magazine
Guest: Reihan Salam, columnist, The National Review
Guest: Nick Wapshott, contributing columnist, Reuters

Topic: What’s the REAL story behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”? What inspired the Park51 project in the first place? Why is it near Ground Zero?
Guest: Sharif El-Gamal, chairman, Park51

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


Topic: Coverage of the Debt Deal
Guest: Joan Walsh,
Guest: Dennis Prager, Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

Guest: Terence Smith, former PBS media correspondent

Topic: The Challenges of covering Hollywood
Guest: Sharon Waxman, founder of

Topic: Experience with memory loss
Guest: Ned Zeman, author and Vanity Fair contributing editor

Host: Howard Kurtz

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:000PM and 11:00PM

CNN investigative correspondent Kaj Larsen visits the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Golden Gate, the busiest surf rescue station on the West Coast, near San Francisco, which averages over 600 search and rescue cases per year. The summer action-comedy film 30 Minutes of Less, about a kidnapped pizza delivery guy who is strapped with a bomb to his chest and told to rob a bank, is loosely based on a much more complicated true crime mystery. Investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the not so humorous story behind the movie premise. CNN’s Poppy Harlow reports on what may be a precedent-setting lawsuit over celebrity merchandising. Five of the stars of the TV classic Happy Days, whose characters inspired memorabilia from t-shirts, lunch boxes, and dolls to DVDs and slot machines, received scant profits from the wide use of their likenesses. Harlow interviews Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Erin Moran about whether they were cheated out of millions promised in their contracts with CBS Studios.


Topic: Economic Outlook for America; U.S. Credit Downgrade
Anchor: Christine Romans

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Anonymous said...

CNN needs to never again repeat the
words or fauxconomists as Ron Insana
says, Also, I have heard people say that
this is an assault on main street from
Wall Street. Why is S & P saying to cut
Social Security and Medicare. With the
job crisis we are having why would a
ratings agency do this now. the debt
is not more important than jobs unless
you are on Wall St. CNN needs to keep
things in perspective. 1 thing CNN is
forgetting the big picture. It is not
possible to say how people feel about
the situation. 1 thing Americans really
understood is that the debt limit had
to be raised without the silliness. CNN
always plays the blame game rather
than dealing with what is really going
on or the real meaning. U had some
87 people holding the world economy
hostage and people saying the August
2 deadline meant nothing. It is not
smart to assume that this is a political
benefit to anyone. It is still jobs,jobs &
jobs.CNN too needs to cut the political bs.
Here we go again with CNN. Talk to the
economists who have some issues with
the S & P report. Some are saying it is
made up and have nothing to do with
economics.By the way S & P said the
Reid bill would stop this.

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of CNN Present. We really need
to see more of Kaj and Amber. CNN should
consider giving Kaj Larsen his own show.