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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egypt in Crisis


Wolf Blitzer, Isha Sesay and Anderson Cooper, from Cairo, will anchor a 2 hour special on CNN Sunday evening from 9-11 PM ET.
A partial list of CNN boots on the ground in Egypt includes Cooper, Ivan Watson, Ben Wedeman, Nic Robertson, Arwa Damon and Frederik Pleitgen plus scores of producers, cameramen and stringers.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 1/29/10 UPDATED

SATURDAY, January 29, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday at 7:30AM – 8:00AM; 2:30PM – 3:00PM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta focuses on the nation’s growing epidemic of diabetes, which the CDC says affects 25.8 million people (8.3% of the U.S. population), and more than one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. Dr. Gupta helps viewers understand the differences, causes, and treatments between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and follows the struggles of two men with type 2 disease who are trying to get healthier. He also interviews teen singing heartthrob, Nick Jonas, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, about how he learned he had the disease and how he manages it with his busy lifestyle.



THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER LIVE Saturday 6:00PM, 8:00 PM & 9:00PM

Breaking News Topic: Egypt

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer



SELLING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR – Airs Saturday 8:00PM-9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM
CNN’s Amber Lyon takes viewers into the world of underage American girls ensnared into lives of prostitution – among hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 that are annually caught up in the violent sex trade, many trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques. Lyon poses as a teen online and quickly gets trafficked herself, she also reveals the devastating realities of the business of underage sex – speaking to a young teen runaway sold online from a Las Vegas hotel, the men that obsessively seek Internet sex connections.



SUNDAY, January 30, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta focuses on the nation’s growing epidemic of diabetes, which the CDC says affects 25.8 million people (8.3% of the U.S. population), and more than one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. Dr. Gupta helps viewers understand the differences, causes, and treatments between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and follows the struggles of two men with type 2 disease who are trying to get healthier. He also interviews teen singing heartthrob, Nick Jonas, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, about how he learned he had the disease and how he manages it with his busy lifestyle.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEYLIVE- Airs Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM

Topic: Crisis in Egypt
Guest: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Topics: Unrest in Egypt and the U.S. Response
Guest: John Negroponte, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Guest: Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt

Topic: Unrest in Egypt, State of the Union Address, Budget
Guest: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Topics: Unrest in Egypt;
Guest: Sen. Chuck Schumer(D-NY)

Anchor:Candy Crowley

RELIABLE SOURCES LIVE- Airs 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Coverage of the Crisis in Egypt
Guest: Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine.com
Guest: Laura Rozen, Politico
Guest: Mohammed JamJoon, Abu Dhabi-based CNN International correspondent
Guest: Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera DC bureau chief

Topics: State of the Union Coverage; Tea Party Response
Guest: Jim Geraghty, contributing editor, National Review
Guest: Michael Shear, The New York Times

Host: Howard Kurtz


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

Topic: Britain’s austerity budget; lessons for the U.S. from Britain's budget cutting; Egypt and other shared American and British security challenges. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria




ROGUE JUSTICE – Airs Sunday 8:00PM-9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM; Monday 2:00AM-3:00AM

CNN’s Drew Griffin investigates the North Carolina state justice system where an audit of the lab ordered by the North Carolina State Attorney General found more than 200 cases between 1986 and 2003 in which key blood test results were withheld from trial. In many cases, the evidence withheld would have helped the defense. In three of those cases, defendants were executed; four more are on death row. Griffin looks closely at the cases of Greg Taylor, who wrongly served 17 years in prison, and Floyd Brown, who was confined to a mental institution for 14 years.


SELLING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR – Airs Sunday 2:00AM-3:00AM
CNN’s Amber Lyon takes viewers into the world of underage American girls ensnared into lives of prostitution – among hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 that are annually caught up in the violent sex trade, many trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques. Lyon poses as a teen online and quickly gets trafficked herself, she also reveals the devastating realities of the business of underage sex – speaking to a young teen runaway sold online from a Las Vegas hotel, the men that obsessively seek Internet sex connections.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

A Few Odds & Ends

CNN has released the line up for Piers Morgan Tonight for the coming week:

MONDAY, JANUARY 31
Musician Kid Rock

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Rock and Roll Legend Rod Stewart

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Legendary ABC Correspondent Barbara Walters

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Oscar Award Winner Anthony Hopkins


In a press release today it was announced that Mark Whitaker has been named Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide:

Mark Whitaker has joined CNN Worldwide in a newly created role as executive vice president and managing editor, reporting directly to Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. Whitaker was most recently senior vice president and Washington bureau chief at NBC News and the former editor of Newsweek.

In this new role, Whitaker will lead editorial coverage across CNN’s multiple platforms and influence the overall approach, tone and direction of CNN’s reporting. He will assume this new position on Feb. 14, 2011 and will be based in New York.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ratings for the Week of January 17th

1 - Special programming was aired one night during the week


Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.



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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SOTU Coverage on CNN Tonight


CNN to Broadcast GOP, Tea Party Responses After SOTU
Comprehensive Coverage of the Address and Responses Begins at 8 p.m. ET

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening, CNN will air the Republican response, delivered by Rep. Paul Ryan, followed by the Tea Party response, delivered by Rep. Michele Bachmann. Both responses will be broadcast live and in their entirety.
“The Tea Party has become a major force in American politics and within the Republican Party,” explained Sam Feist, political director and vice president of Washington-based programming. “Hearing the Tea Party’s perspective on the State of the Union is something we believe CNN’s viewers will be interested in hearing and we are happy to include this perspective as one of many in tonight’s coverage."
Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, joined by Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley, John King and Piers Morgan will headline the network’s coverage of the president’s address to the nation and the responses that follow beginning at 8 p.m. Shortly before the 9 p.m. State of the Union address, King will preview the president’s remarks from Capitol Hill, where he will be reporting live throughout the evening.
Additionally, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, along with senior political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen, and political contributors Roland Martin and Erick Erickson will add insight and analysis.
The network will provide its signature three-dimensional graphics to help explain information and data pertaining to issues the president is expected to raise during his speech. Ali Velshi and Joe Johns will utilize the virtual tool to present comprehensive analysis on the current economic climate, employment rates, impact of health care reform and more.
A special edition of John King, USA will air live from Capitol Hill at 7 p.m. King will be joined by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN). Anderson Cooper 360 ° will follow the State of the Union coverage at 11 p.m.


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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Piers on Letterman

Piers Morgan was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman recently and they spoke, among other things, about Larry King, CNN's ratings problems and Piers Morgan Tonight.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 1/21/10

SATURDAY, January 22, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday at 7:30AM – 8:00AM; 2:30PM – 3:00PM

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on two of the most common orthapedic surgeries - an ACL repair and a total knee replacement. CNN’s Soledad O'Brien, the ACL patient, tore hers while horseback riding...and she was awake and watched during her own surgery. Dr. Gupta will also help explain a knee surgery, and describe what all those people in the operating room do. And Dr. Gupta will introduce viewers to an incredible woman whose surgery helped her overcome a traumatic injury in the Haiti earthquake.



THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Topic: Health Care; Jobs; Political Power Shift
Guest: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Democratic Leader

Topic: RNC Election
Guest: Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC

Topic: Possible Presidential Bid; U.S.-China Relations
Guest: Donald Trump, real estate mogul and TV personality

Topic: Jared Loughner; Tucson Investigation
Guest: Clarence Dupnik, Pima County Sheriff

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer



PRESUMED GUILTY – MURDER IN WEST MEMPHIS – AIRS SATURDAY 8:00PM – 9:00PM AND 11:00PM

CNN’s David Mattingly reports on the 1993 case of “the West Memphis Three” – three teens suspected of worshipping Satan and murdering three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, AR. Recent DNA evidence suggests that perhaps the sentenced men may have been wrongly convicted.


SUNDAY, January 23, 2011



PRESUMED GUILTY – MURDER IN WEST MEMPHIS – Airs Sunday 2:00AM – 3:00AM

CNN’s David Mattingly reports on the 1993 case of “the West Memphis Three” – three teens suspected of worshipping Satan and murdering three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, AR. Recent DNA evidence suggests that perhaps the sentenced men may have been wrongly convicted.

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

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on two of the most common orthapedic surgeries - an ACL repair and a total knee replacement. CNN’s Soledad O'Brien, the ACL patient, tore hers while horseback riding...and she was awake and watched during her own surgery. Dr. Gupta will also help explain a knee surgery, and describe what all those people in the operating room do. And Dr. Gupta will introduce viewers to an incredible woman whose surgery helped her overcome a traumatic injury in the Haiti earthquake.



STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM

Topic: State of the Union Address; War in Afghanistan; Tone in Washington
EXCLUSIVE Guest: Colin Powell, former Secretary of State

Topic: Tone in Washington; State of the Union Address
Guest: Paul Begala, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor
Guest: Michael Gerson, former Bush speechwriter

Topic: Crafting a Presidential Speech
Guest: Richard Norton Smith, presidential historian; scholar-in-residence, George Mason University

Anchor: Candy Crowley



RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topics: Coverage of the House Vote to Repeal Health Care
Guest: Jane Hamsher, FireDogLake.com
Guest: Matt Lewis, PoliticsDaily.com
Guest: Craig Crawford, CQ Roll Call

Topics: New Book
Guest: Carole Simpson, former ABC anchor; author, “News Lady”

Host: Howard Kurtz



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

Topic: US/China relations; tensions between US & China; conflict between US & China over China’s currency valuation; mindset of Chinese leadership; A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive
Guest: Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State (Nixon Administration), chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Topic: US/China relations; tensions between US & China; can the two nations cooperate?; Will China act for the greater good of the world? Or only in own self-interest?; Speaker Boehner a no-show a White House state dinner for China
Guest: Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor (Carter Administration), Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree (1981) for “his role in the normalization of U.S.-China relations,” counselor and trustee, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Topic: The State of the Union Address – what President Obama needs to say and do; what President Obama needs to do for economic growth
Guest: Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor, The Economist
Guest: David Frum, author, editor, FrumForum.com
Guest: Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, staff political writer, The New Yorker

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria



SELLING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR – AIRS SUNDAY 8:00PM – 9:00PM AND 11:00PM

CNN’s Amber Lyon takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade, interviewing girls trapped in “the oldest profession,” well-known brothel owner Dennis Hof, sex workers, johns, counselors, and traffickers.


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Selling the Girl Next Door


CNN’s Amber Lyon Investigates Teen Trafficking in America
Amber Lyon Reports for ‘Selling the Girl Next Door’ for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00pm ET & PT


Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into lives of prostitution annually, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Many are runaways or “throwaways” trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques.
In a year-long investigation, CNN correspondent Amber Lyon reveals the devastating realities of the business of underage sex – speaking to a young teen runaway sold online from a Las Vegas hotel, the men that obsessively seek Internet sex connections, and women long into careers as sex workers who were trafficked as teens or children.
Selling the Girl Next Door debuts Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. Selling the Girl Next Door will debut on CNN International on Saturday, Feb. 5 (please check local listings for airtimes).
Along the way, Lyon interviews well-known brothel owner Dennis Hof. Hof’s sex workers describe their own dark pasts and the frightening underworld of underage sex trafficking.
Lyon also goes undercover herself, posting an online ad, and taking calls from solicitors – and Internet pimps – to understand more about how girls are victimized by traffickers.
An interactive map on CNN.com shares Lyon’s coast-to-coast journey – from Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee and Nevada – trailing runaways, finding their families, meeting sex workers, and visiting a “Johns’ school” where convicted solicitors are forced to face the social and criminal consequences of their actions.
Video previews are available at CNN.com/backpage.


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ratings For The Week of January 10th

1- Special programming was aired on one night during the week.
2- Special programming was aired on two nights during the week.


Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Permanent Anchors Named for Newsroom


Suzanne Malveaux has been named anchor of CNN Newsroom, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S. Malveaux will relocate to Atlanta and will anchor CNN Newsroom live from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. She joins CNN’s Kyra Phillips, Ali Velshi and Brooke Baldwin, who will continue to anchor CNN Newsroom from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. respectively. (All times Eastern Standard Time.) Malveaux begins her CNN Newsroom anchor duties on January 31.
Malveaux, who has worked in CNN’s White House unit for nearly a decade, has played a key role as a member of the network’s Best Political Team on Television and as the primary substitute anchor for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. During her career, Malveaux has covered three presidents, presidential campaigns, and key stories including the War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the economic crisis.
Since joining the network in 2002, Malveaux has interviewed President Obama and the First Lady; former presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton; and former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush among numerous other newsmakers. During the 2008 election, Malveaux reported and hosted an in-depth documentary on then presidential-nominee Barack Obama.
“Suzanne is a welcome addition to the CNN Newsroom lineup, adding a depth of experience as well as fresh perspective to our daytime coverage,” said Jautz. “We are very pleased to expand Suzanne’s role so that we can showcase her political expertise as well as her broader strengths as a journalist.”
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter, bringing news and stories that impact viewers in and outside the Beltway,” said Malveaux.
CNN Newsroom is the destination for breaking news and international reporting from its state-of-the-art interactive studio. Kyra Phillips has anchored the program since 1999. Ali Velshi and Brooke Baldwin joined CNN Newsroom in 2010.




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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Peter Bergen on TDS


CNN's Peter Bergen made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Monday. Bergen's new book is The Longest War was reviewed by The New York Times in its Sunday Book Review recently.

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CNN in the News


Just a few links pertaining to CNN to start your day:

Dr. Laura points the finger of blame directly at CNN concerning her 'N' word controversy on this morning's Today Show.

Mixed reviews for Piers Morgan Tonight are being reported on TVNewswer and Mediaite.

DC Fishbowl is reporting that Ed Henry is teaching an 'off the record' class at George Washington University called "Both Sides of the Podium”.

And we'll leave you with two Tweets former CNN president Jon Klein made last night about Piers Morgan Tonight.




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Monday, January 17, 2011

We're Trying....

We're trying not to buy into the hype and the endless pimping of Piers Morgan but we did feel that we would be remiss in not reminding our readers that tonight is the night he debuts, interviewing Oprah. Mediaite had an interesting column on the pre-press and on Piers' background.
If you watch tonight we'd love to hear your first impressions of the hour.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 1/15/10

SATURDAY, January 15, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday at 7:30AM – 8:00AM; 2:30PM – 3:00PM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Tucson, AZ, on the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others. Dr. Gupta describes his conversation with Capt. Mark Kelly and interviews trauma surgeon Dr. Randall Friese, as well as the medical director of the University Medical Center (UMC) Dr. Peter Rhee, and the UMC chief of neurosurgery Dr. Michael Lemole, about Giffords’ remarkable progress and insights into her prognosis. In addition, Dr. Gupta takes a look back at some of the most moving survival stories of last year’s earthquake in Haiti.


THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Topic: Tucson Tragedy
Guest: Daniel Hernandez, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ intern

Topic: Jared Loughner
Guest: Dr. Alan Lipman, psychologist

Topic: Tucson Tragedy
Guest: Bill Badger, helped disarm Tucson suspect

Topic: Jared Loughner
Guest: Alan Dershowitz, lawyer, political commentator

Topic: Hudson River Landing Two-Year Anniversary
Guest: Sully Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


PRESUMED GUILTY – MURDER IN WEST MEMPHIS – Airs Saturday 2:00AM - 3:00AM
CNN’s David Mattingly reports on the 1993 case of “the West Memphis Three” – three teens suspected of worshipping Satan and murdering three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, AR. Recent DNA evidence suggests that perhaps the sentenced men may have been wrongly convicted.


ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS – Airs Saturday 8:00PM - 10:00PM, 11:00PM - 1:00AM
Almost thirty years after the murders of more than 25 black children, teens and young adults, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the nearly two-year siege of fear that gripped the city of Atlanta. Although Wayne Williams continues to profess his innocence from behind bars, with his arrest and conviction, he was described as both a “monster” – and the nation’s first Black serial killer. In his first television interview in 10 years, O’Brien had exclusive access to Williams and examines on television and online at www.CNN.com/atlantachildmurders.



SUNDAY, January 16, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Tucson, AZ, on the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others. Dr. Gupta describes his conversation with Capt. Mark Kelly and interviews trauma surgeon Dr. Randall Friese, as well as the medical director of the University Medical Center (UMC) Dr. Peter Rhee, and the UMC chief of neurosurgery Dr. Michael Lemole, about Giffords’ remarkable progress and insights into her prognosis. In addition, Dr. Gupta takes a look back at some of the most moving survival stories of last year’s earthquake in Haiti.


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM

Topic: Mental Health in the United States
Guest: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Guest: Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)

Topic: Mental Health in the United States
Guest: Fred Frese, psychologist; former Director of Psychology, Western Reserve Psychiatric Hospital
Guest: Pete Earley, author, “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness”

Topic: Mental Health in the United States
Guest: Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, founder, Treatment Advocacy Center
Guest: Dr. Lisa Dixon, University of Maryland

Anchor: Candy Crowley



RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topics: Partisan Commentators on Tucson Shooting
Guest: David Frum, FrumForum.com
Guest: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

Topics: Media on Vitriolic Language
Guest: James Fallows, The Atlantic

Topics: Chicgo Anchor Opens Up About His Son’s Mental Illness
Guest: Bill Kurtis, WBBM

Host: Howard Kurtz



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

Topic: What’s ahead for the American economy? When will unemployment drop significantly and real growth return? Has the Obama administration made enough tough decisions economically? What kind of a boss is President Obama?
Guest: Larry Summers, former Director of the White House National Economic Council (Obama Administration), former U.S. Treasury Secretary (Clinton Administration)

Topic: Is the U.S. “addicted” to guns?; the AZ shootings and American gun culture; was political rhetoric involved in this political violence?
Guest: Mark Ames, author Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond
Guest: Richard Cohen, editorial columnist, The Washington Post
Guest: Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher, author Public Enemies
Guest: James Taranto, editorial columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday at 7:30AM – 8:00AM; 2:30PM – 3:00PM; Sunday at 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Tucson, AZ, on the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others. Dr. Gupta describes his conversation with Capt. Mark Kelly and interviews trauma surgeon Dr. Randall Friese, as well as the medical director of the University Medical Center (UMC) Dr. Peter Rhee, and the UMC chief of neurosurgery Dr. Michael Lemole, about Giffords’ remarkable progress and insights into her prognosis. In addition, Dr. Gupta takes a look back at some of the most moving survival stories of last year’s earthquake in Haiti.


PRESUMED GUILTY – MURDER IN WEST MEMPHIS – Airs Sunday 8:00PM-9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM
CNN’s David Mattingly reports on the 1993 case of “the West Memphis Three” – three teens suspected of worshipping Satan and murdering three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, AR. Recent DNA evidence suggests that perhaps the sentenced men may have been wrongly convicted.


ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS – Airs Sunday 2:00am - 4:00am
Almost thirty years after the murders of more than 25 black children, teens and young adults, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the nearly two-year siege of fear that gripped the city of Atlanta. Although Wayne Williams continues to profess his innocence from behind bars, with his arrest and conviction, he was described as both a “monster” – and the nation’s first Black serial killer. In his first television interview in 10 years, O’Brien had exclusive access to Williams and examines on television and online at www.CNN.com/atlantachildmurders.





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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ratings For The Week of January 3rd

1 - Special programming was aired one night during the week

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.




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Tonight on CNN


CNN Plans Live Programming of President Obama’s Speech in Arizona

CNN will provide live programming of President Obama’s speech at 8 p.m. ET with Wolf Blitzer anchoring. Chief national correspondent John King and national political correspondent Jessica Yellin will provide coverage of the victims’ memorial service and the latest details about Saturday's tragedy in Tucson. Tonight’s coverage also will include historian Douglas Brinkley, CNN senior political analyst David Gergen, and former presidential speechwriter Michael Gerson.

CNN.com/LIVE also will stream the President’s speech at beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Parker/ Spitzer

We noticed last night that the little 'live' bug was in the bottom corner of Parker/Spitzer. That's a change that we read more about today, in addition to the speculation that continues to swirl about Kathleen Parker's possible replacement.


The New York Post reported:

Network honcho Ken Jautz announced yesterday during a morning meeting that the show, which had previously been taped, would now be aired live, one insider said.
"He ended the conversation saying, 'That's all I have right now,' " the source said.

As The Post reported yesterday, Parker, a Pulitzer prize-winning columnist, could be dumped any day now due to a lack of chemistry with the disgraced former governor and dismal ratings."[Parker] is being pushed out," an insider said. "But she's putting up a fight because she's been hung out to dry."

Although CNN has considered possible replacements for Parker such as former Fox anchor E.D. Hill and National Review writer Will Cain, this week's switch to live television may be a last ditch effort to keep Parker on board.


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Monday, January 10, 2011

The CNN Team in Tucson



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Pier's First Week and Beyond

In addition to premiere guest Oprah Winfrey, announced at last week’s Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Piers Morgan Tonight unveils a blockbuster first week of guests featuring the biggest names in television, film, politics, and comedy. Following Ms. Winfrey on January 17 is Sirius Radio star Howard Stern, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Comedian and Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, and George Clooney.

Guests confirmed in following weeks include former New York City Mayor and possible Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, Former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Kid Rock, Rod Stewart, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, and Donald and Melania Trump.
Piers Morgan Tonight debuts January 17th at 9pm ET on CNN and is a nightly, hour-long, prime-time interview show featuring the most interesting, important, and entertaining people in the world.


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Friday, January 7, 2011

This Weekend's Programming

SATURDAY, January 8, 2011


THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Topic: Afghanistan; Budget
Guest: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Topic: Jobs; Bipartisanship
Guest: Tim Kaine, chairman, Democratic National Committee; former Governor of Virginia

Topic: Sudan
Guest: George Clooney, actor and humanitarian

Topic: Education Spending
Guest: Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer



SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dr. Lee Grossman, President/CEO of The Autism Society, and a father from the Marcus Autism Center about the published studies of Andrew Wakefield. Gupta talks to Congressman Dr. Tom Price (R-GA) about his problems with health care reform and why he wants to repeal it, and also to famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, who is unable to remember a face, sometimes not even his own, but the rest of the world appears normal.


ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS – Airs Saturday 8:00PM - 10:00PM, 11:00PM - 1:00AM
Almost thirty years after the murders of more than 25 black children, teens and young adults, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the nearly two-year siege of fear that gripped the city of Atlanta. Although Wayne Williams continues to profess his innocence from behind bars, with his arrest and conviction, he was described as both a “monster” – and the nation’s first Black serial killer. In his first television interview in 10 years, O’Brien had exclusive access to Williams and examines on television and online at www.CNN.com/atlantachildmurders.


SUNDAY, January 9, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dr. Lee Grossman, President/CEO of The Autism Society, and a father from the Marcus Autism Center about the published studies of Andrew Wakefield. Gupta talks to Congressman Dr. Tom Price (R-GA) about his problems with health care reform and why he wants to repeal it, and also to famed neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, who is unable to remember a face, sometimes not even his own, but the rest of the world appears normal.


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM

Topic: New Agenda for the 112th Congress
Guest: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) Majority Whip
Guest: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Conference Chairman

Topic: New Agenda for the 112th Congress
Guest: Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
Guest: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

Anchor: Candy Crowley


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topics: Media Swarm on Congress; White House Press Secretary Stepping Down
Guest: Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle
Guest: Roger Simon, Politico
Guest: Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune

Topics: Oprah’s Network Gets Mixed Reviews
Guest: Marisa Guthrie, Hollywood Reporter
Guest: Lola Ogunnaike, pop culture commentator

Host: Howard Kurtz



ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS – Airs Sunday 2:00AM - 4:00AM
Almost thirty years after the murders of more than 25 black children, teens and young adults, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the nearly two-year siege of fear that gripped the city of Atlanta. Although Wayne Williams continues to profess his innocence from behind bars, with his arrest and conviction, he was described as both a “monster” – and the nation’s first Black serial killer. In his first television interview in 10 years, O’Brien had exclusive access to Williams and examines on television and online at www.CNN.com/atlantachildmurders.



RESCUED – HAITI – Airs Sunday 8:00PM - 9:00PM, 11:00PM - 12:00AM
CNN anchor & special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the plight of those left most vulnerable in the wake of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake – Haiti’s children. Told through the eyes of 7-year-old Cendy Jeune and former child slave, teenager Marckenson Oliphi, O’Brien reports on how Haiti’s orphans struggle to overcome crushing poverty and the shame of child slavery. O’Brien interviews missionaries, aid workers, and relatives, who themselves must overcome bureaucracies and a frail earthquake recovery.



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

Topic: Darfur and the Sentinel Project; What’s ahead for Sudan
Guest: George Clooney, actor and humanitarian
Guest: John Prendergast, author and human rights activist, co-founder ENOUGH PROJECT

Topic: Predictions for 2011: President Obama's agenda vs. Congressional Republicans; gridlock in DC?; Middle East peace?; political approval ratings
Guest: Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief, Reuters
Guest: David Remnick, editor, The New Yorker
Guest: Eliot Spitzer, host, CNN’s Parker Spitzer, former Governor (D-NY)
Guest: Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor, The Wall Street Journal (European and Asian Editions)

Topic: The assassination of Salmaan Taseer – rising religious intolerance and violence in Pakistan
Guest: Najam Sethi, editor-in-chief, Friday Times (Lahore, Pakistan)

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


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Dr Gupta, welcome to... Hollywood?

As if he doesn't wear enough hats already, our favorite neurosurgeon is going "Hollywood" with a role in a new movie. From the AJC website:

Sanjay Gupta joins cast of “Contagion”
7:16 am January 7, 2011, by Jennifer Brett

Paging Dr. Gupta! Matt Damon, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne would like to share some screen time with you!

CNN’s esteemed Dr. Sanjay Gupta has signed on for a cameo role in “Contagion,” the bio thriller that also stars Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. Gupta is filming his scene today.

“Contagion,” which snarled traffic in the CDC/Emory area yesterday, continues filming today. We hear the project will be shooting in East Atlanta, and also plans to film some at a residence at the downtown W hotel.

The movie is about a team of doctors that is scrambling to find a cure for a deadly epidemic, so shots of the CDC and the cameo with Dr. Gupta will surely lend some cred. Next week, he is scheduled to return to Haiti to report on the earthquake-ravaged region, a year later.




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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Catastrophic Failure



We don't often do opinion here at All Things CNN, that's not what we're about. But we're making an exception today because of recent events and a few shocks yet to come.
We were saddened this week to learn of John Roberts departure from CNN. He, like so many others who moved on this past year, could have helped CNN to return to its former glory, if they had been used properly and appreciated more. Do you realize how many fine journalists left CNN in just the past 365 day? It's rather shocking when you see it presented in list form.

December
John Roberts
Tony Harris
Karl Penhaul
Jamie Kraft, producer
Larry King

November
Abbie Boudreau

October
Cal Perry
Rick Sanchez

September
Jon Klein

July
Campbell Brown
Octivia Nasr

March
Christine Amanpour
Betty Nguyen

February
Gerri Willis

January
Susan Lisovicz
Erica Hill
Eliane Quijano
Nicole Lapin
Heidi Collins
Abbi Tatton



We know it's not the viewers job to fix the problem but ultimately you. the CNN viewer, will be the decider (to quote our last President). CNN needs to get its act together and fast. They can't survive another year, both in terms of talent loss and ratings failure, like 2010.

We'll leave you with a classy but subdued Tony Harris as he signed off CNN for the last time.


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ratings For The Week of December 27th


1 - Special programming was aired on 1 night during the week
2 - Special programming was aired on two nights during the week
3 - Special programming was aired on all nights during the week


Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CNN NYE Ratings Hit

CNN image John Nowak


CNN Top’s Fox News Channel on New Year’s Eve by 60% in the Key Demo 25-54 from 11:00 pm – 12:30 am


CNN New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (11:00 pm – 12:30 am)
811k demo 25-54
1.805 million total viewers

FNC’s All American New Years (11:00 pm – 12:30 am)
506k demo 25-54
1.738 million total viewers

MSNBC did not air New Year’s programming.


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Monday, January 3, 2011

Another CNN Loss










TVNewser is reporting that John Roberts will be taking his talents to Fox News and be based in Atlanta as one of their national correspondents.




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