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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Your Views on the News 4/30/11



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Friday, April 29, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 4/30/11

SATURDAY, April 30, 2011


PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT – Airs Saturday 12:00AM – 2:00AM and 9:00PM 10:00PM
Coverage from London of the royal wedding.

ANDERSON COOPER 360 – Airs Saturday 2:00AM – 4:00AM
Coverage from London of the royal wedding.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Libya; Syria
Guest: Pete Hoekstra (R), former congressman

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


CNN PRESENTS: THE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN* – 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM

CNN NEWSROOM – Airs LIVE Saturday 10:00PM – 11:00PM
Live coverage of the White House Correspondents Association dinner.


SUNDAY, May 1, 2011


CNN PRESENTS: THE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN* Sunday 2:00AM – 3:00AM

MASS OF BEATIFICATION FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II – Airs Sunday 4:00AM – 6:00AM

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

Topic: Battle Over the Budget
Guest: Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
Guest: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Topic: Conflicts in the Middle East
Guest: Stephen Hadley, former National Security Adviser
Guest: Jane Harman (D), former U.S. Representative

Topic: State of the Education System in the United States
Guest: Sen. Michael Bennet, (D-CO) former Denver Superintendent
Guest: Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) former Education Secretary
Guest: Steve Perry, CNN education contributor; founder, Capitol Prep. Magnet School
Guest: Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers

Anchor: Candy Crowley


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

Topics: Syria; Israel; U.S.-Middle East Relations
Guest: Martin Indyk, Brookings Institution
Guest: Ayman Mohyeldin, Al Jazeera
Guest: Elliot Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations
Guest: Fawaz Gerges, London School of Economics

Topics: Inequality, Tax breaks, College rankings
Guest: Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: International News Outlets Flock to Cover Royal Wedding
Guest: Emily Bell, The Guardian
Guest: Matt Frei, BBC
Guest: Ari Melber, The Nation

Topic: Birther Claim Coverage
Guest: Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post
Guest: Chip Reid, CBS News
Guest: Terence Smith, former media correspondent, NewsHour

Topic: CBS News Announces Katie Couric’s Departure
Guest: Connie Chung, former CBS News reporter

Host: Howard Kurtz

CNN PRESENTS: A LARRY KING SPECIAL – UNTHINKABLE: THE ALZHEIMER’S EPIDEMIC **– Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM



*CNN PRESENTS: THE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN
Anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien looks at the parallels in the lives of Kate Middleton and Princess Diana. The documentary also explores the ways in which Prince William and his future Queen have honored the life and legacy of his mother – and are also forging a very modern royal marriage for themselves. Featured in the documentary are close friends of the couple on their romance, royal biographer Christopher Andersen, confidantes of Princess Diana, Arthur Edwards, longtime Sun newspaper royal photographer, and more.

**CNN PRESENTS: A LARRY KING SPECIAL – UNTHINKABLE: THE ALZHEIMER’S EPIDEMIC
CNN’s Larry King hosts a special on the sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the U.S. that afflicts 5.4 million people, about which many Americans still know relatively little. King will be joined by people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and will include interviews with former First Lady Laura Bush and California’s former First Lady and Alzheimer’s activist Maria Shriver; actors Seth Rogen, and Angie Dickinson; TV host Leeza Gibbons; football star Terrell Owens and son of President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan. Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will explain what Alzheimer’s is and how this disease affects the human brain.

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The Royal Wedding

Photographer: John Nowak
John Nowak (C) 2011 CABLE NEWS NETWORK. A TIME WARNER COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

We have the full review of CNN's coverage of the wedding at our sister blog All Things Anderson.
Here's an overview of the ceremony from the 7AM hour.

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Erin Burnett Joins CNN Worldwide



Erin Burnett will join CNN Worldwide as anchor and chief business and economics correspondent, it was announced today by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program and will contribute to CNN’s coverage of national and international breaking news events and contribute reporting to CNN.com.
Burnett will begin in June and will be based in CNN’s New York Headquarters.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

CNN Presents: A Larry King Special - Alzheimer's

CNN Presents: A Larry King Special – Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic
Larry King Special to air May 1 at 8pm ET

On Sunday May 1st, CNN will air the first Larry King special, premiering at 8pm ET/PT and will be titled “Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic.” It’s being called the disease of the 21st century as an estimated 5.4 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the United States, but many Americans still do not know much about this illness. The one-hour special will look into Alzheimer’s disease, who gets it and why, the race to find effective treatments and a possible cure.
King will be joined by people who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and will include interviews with former First Lady Laura Bush and California’s former First Lady and Alzheimer’s activist Maria Shriver; actors Seth Rogen, and Angie Dickinson; TV host Leeza Gibbons; football star Terrell Owens and son of President Ronald Reagan, Ron Reagan. Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will explain what Alzheimer’s is and how this disease affects the human brain.

'YOU'RE IN CHARGE' TDS April 27, 2011




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CNN's Schedule for Friday, Royal Wedding Day


Friday, April 29 (all times eastern)

12am-1am Piers Morgan Tonight replay

1am-2am Anderson Cooper 360 replay

2am-3am CNN International (live)

3am-4am CNN International (live)

**4am-10am** ‘A Royal Wedding’ - CNN Worldwide live coverage

10am-11am CNN Newsroom

11am-12pm CNN Newsroom

12pm-1pm CNN Newsroom

1pm-2pm CNN Newsroom

2pm-3pm CNN Newsroom

3pm-4pm Space Shuttle Launch with John Zarrella

4pm-5pm CNN Newsroom

5pm-7pm The Situation Room

7pm-8pm John King, USA

8pm-10pm Piers Morgan Tonight

10pm-12am Anderson Cooper 360



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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time to Get Back to Real News

**Tune in to CNN at 7pm ET tonight – CNN’s John King will sit down with Donald Trump in New Hampshire.**

The investigation of Donald Trump's allegations about President Obama's birth certificate irregularities aired Monday and Tuesday on CNN’s AC 360°. This morning President Obama released the long form of his birth certificate and urged the media to move on to covering more important issues.

Here is Anderson Cooper's interview with Donald Trump as aired on Monday and Tuesday's AC360:

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Donald Trumps response to the release of President Obama's long form birth certificate:



And Gary Tuchman's interview with Former Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino:




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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CNN Rates the Month of April

CNN POSTS STRONG GAINS IN APRIL -- INCREASING 31% IN PRIMETIME VS. A YEAR AGO; TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY IN BOTH TOTAL VIEWERS & DEMO

In the Arena is Up 30%, Piers Morgan Tonight Increases 20% and Anderson Cooper 360 Grows 35%; While FNC declines Each Hour in Primetime

John King, USA is Up 58%, The Situation Room Grows 44% in Demo

As the breaking news cycle cooled in April, CNN continued to post big gains and grew more than any other cable news network compared to a year ago – increasing an impressive +31% in M-F primetime (201k vs. 154k), +25% in total day (154k vs. 123k) and +33% during dayside (162k vs. 122k) in the key demo adults 25-54. Also in April, CNN topped MSNBC in total day (6a-6a) among both total viewers (452k vs. 429k) and in the key demo (154k vs. 147k); FNC was down -6% (272k vs. 288k) in the demo.

While CNN saw a +31% increase in M-F primetime in April, MSNBC was up only 7% (273k vs. 256k) and Fox News declined -10% (543k vs. 600k) compared to last year among 25-54. In addition, each CNN primetime (M-F) program also saw substantial double-digit demo gains vs. a year ago.

• CNN’s In the Arena was the only program at 8 pm to gain viewers compared to April 2010 – increasing +30% (157k vs. 121k), MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell was down -5% (258k vs. 272k) and FNC’s O’Reilly Factor was off -9% (701k vs. 774k) in the demo 25-54. Since In the Arena launched (February 28) the program is up +72% among 25-54 vs. 4th quarter (232k vs. 135k), while MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is down -14% since his launch (January 24) vs. Olbermann’s 4th quarter average (248k vs. 288k).

• In April, Piers Morgan Tonight continued to grow and increased more than the other cable news networks at 9 pm in the demo vs. year-ago programming – up +20% (189k vs. 157k), MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was up 13% (315k vs. 279k) and FNC’s Hannity was down -3% (525k vs. 541k). In addition, compared to CNN’s 4th quarter average Piers Morgan launch-to-date is up +61% in the demo (274k vs. 170k) and +30% among total viewers (856k vs. 657k).

• AC 360 also grew the most compared to the other cable news networks at 10 pm vs. last year – increasing +35% (244k vs. 181k), MSNBC’s The Ed Show/Docs grew 22% (247k vs. 203k) while Fox News’s On the Record dropped double digits, losing -14% of its key demo audience in April (413k vs. 480k).

At 7 pm, John King, USA was also up this month, increasing +58% in the demo 25-54 (172k vs. 109k) and +23% in total viewers (523k vs. 426k) vs. April 2010.

At 5 pm, CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer increased +41% in the demo vs. last year (173k vs. 123k), and topped MSNBC’s Hardball (156k). The Situation Room also increased +24% in total viewers (630k vs.509k) vs. a year ago. FNC’s Glenn Beck continued to experience declines in April compared to a year ago – decreasing -25% in the key demo 25-54 (455k vs. 609k) and declined -12% in total viewers (1.906m vs. 2.171m). In addition, the Situation Room at 6 pm was up +44% in the demo (179k vs. 124k) and increased +16% in total viewers (570k vs. 490k).

In April, CNN Newsroom (9am to 5pm) bested MSNBC every hour in both total viewers and the key demo 25-54, posting gains from 14%-53% each hour in the demo. In head-to-head comparisons with MSNBC’s daytime non-opinion programming, CNN had a +54% advantage in total viewers (531k vs. 344k) and a +74% lead among adults 25-54 (162k vs. 93k). Specifically, at 1 pm CNN Newsroom was up +51% in the demo 25-54 and at 4 pm, the Brooke Baldwin led-hour increased +53%.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday at 9 am also grew compared to a year ago, up +17% (152k vs. 130k) and at noon increased +25% (175k vs. 140k). Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10 am grew +21% (156k vs. 129k) and Reliable Sources was up +34% (173k vs. 129k) in the demo 25-54.

CNN reached a cumulative audience of 93.7 million viewers in April, FNC lagged behind with 78.1 million and MSNBC averaged 73.7 million.



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Monday, April 25, 2011

Ratings For The Week of April 18th - April 22nd



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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Donald Trump Tonight on AC360 + Transcript


Anderson Cooper 360° has launched an investigation of the myth that President Obama was not born in the United States. CNN’s Gary Tuchman travelled to Hawaii to find the facts and tonight he and AC360 are 'Keeping Them Honest'.

Also on tonight’s show Donald Trump, a supporter of the birther movement, will be interviewed by Anderson Cooper.

AC360 will originate from NYC Monday and Tuesday night and from London Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to cover the Royal Wedding.

This just in:

As the birther controversy reaches a fever pitch, Anderson Cooper 360° launches the definitive investigation of the myth that won’t die: that the president was not born in the United States.
CNN’s Gary Tuchman travelled to Hawaii and what he found will be difficult for some people to accept. Tuchman interviews Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the former director of the Hawaii Department of Health, and a Republican. In her first on camera interview says that she is one of two state officials, who has seen the original birth certificate in the Department of Health vault.

Gary Tuchman: and what did it tell you? Was it authentic? Was he born here in the state of Hawaii?
Dr. Chiyome: it was absolutely authentic. He was absolutely born here in the state of Hawaii.

Also on tonight’s show Anderson Cooper will interview Donald Trump. Below please find blurbs from their interview -

Anderson Cooper: You’ve said repeatedly that you have investigators in Hawaii looking into the president’s birth certificate that you’re looking into it very very strongly, that’s a quote. In another interview, you said that your investigators quote can’t believe what they’re finding. We’ve had a team in Hawaii, talking to everyone in the state health dept to the school where Obama’s mother went, other families who were in the hospital at the same time as when he was born, none of them say they’ve been contacted by anyone working for you.

Donald Trump: Well maybe they’re not saying and maybe they’re not contacting the same people Anderson. There’s a lot of people in Hawaii. And frankly it’s hard to believe he just doesn’t issue his birth certificate. It would be so easy to do if in fact he has one. And a birth certificate is not a certificate of live birth, which is a much much lower standard as you know.

AC: can you name even one person your investigators have talked to? Just one?

DT: It’s not appropriate.

AC: Just one?

DT: It’s not appropriate Anderson, you would say the same thing if I asked you that question.

AC: Do you in fact have investigators on the ground?

DT: Anderson, I told you, and you made two statements at the beginning, 100 percent correct. It’s 100 percent correct, of course I do.

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AC: we’ve interviewed the former director of the Hawaii Department of Health, a Republican, one of 2 state officials who’s seen the original birth certificate in the Department of Health vault. She says she hasn’t been contacted by your people, isn’t that someone they should talk to if they’re there.

DT: Well I’ve been told very recently, Anderson, that the birth certificate is missing, I’ve been told that’s it not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case it’s a big problem.

AC: Who told you that?

DT: I just heard that 2 days ago from somebody.

AC: From your investigators?

DT: I don’t’ want to say who but I’m told that it’s either not there or it’s missing. I feel badly about that because I’d love for him to produce the birth certificate so that you can fight one on one. If you look at what he’s doing on fuel prices, you can do a great fight one-on-one, you don’t need this issue.


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Michael Ware: "I Walk With Ghosts"


Former CNNer Michael Ware has written a stunning piece for Newsweek about the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, both of whom he knew, and the emotional toll exacted on journalists who cover war:
I last saw Tim in Brooklyn. In what was the worst and darkest of all years for me, 2009, Tim lived a few doors down the hallway in a Williamsburg warehouse converted to a warren of lofts. For me, it was the first time since 9/11 that I’d attempted to live outside of war, and I hit New York like a meteor plunging to earth. Each day, I vanished a little bit more on that black living-room couch until I was transparent, if not invisible altogether. Writhing with a pain I couldn’t understand, I caused nothing but pain to those around me. And yet there was Tim.
The full column is online here: "To Walk With Ghosts"

(Michael has signed on to be a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, so hopefully we will be reading more from him in the future.)





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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

HAPPY EASTER FROM THE ALL THINGS CNN TEAM

Friday, April 22, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 4/23/11

SATURDAY, April 23, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN ‘s 2011 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge team has hit their halfway mark in their training for their August triathlon in New York City. This week, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the ‘Six Pack’ team were in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii training with two-time Iron Man World Champion Tim DeBoom and multisport coach Laura Cozik to tune up their nutrition and exercise as they get ready for their August competition.


GREEN SOLUTIONS IN FOCUS – Airs Saturday 3:00PM – 4:00PM on CNN and CNN International
In observation of Earth Day, CNN photojournalists are pairing with Eatocracy - CNN's blog devoted to all things edible – to take a special look at problems facing our planet and people who are trying to make a difference. From a “wild man” foraging for food in a big city, to a band of beekeepers determined to rescue a disappearing pollinator, the latest installment of CNN’s award-winning "In Focus" photojournalist series, hosted by Tom Foreman, spotlights people’s efforts to save our planet and nourish a nation.


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

Topic: Use of Drones in Libya
Guest: Maj. Gen. Spider Marks, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


CNN PRESENTS: WACO- FAITH, FEAR, AND FIRE – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the events in Waco, Texas, that led to a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidian Christian sect and law enforcement authorities, including the ATF and the FBI. More than 18 years later, a handful of Branch Davidians still believe their spiritual leader, David Koresh, will be resurrected as a messiah. Griffin speaks with survivors and other witnesses from both sides of the confrontation that ended with 82 Branch Davidians (including 24 children) and four federal agents losing their lives.



SUNDAY, April 24, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN ‘s 2011 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge team has hit their halfway mark in their training for their August triathlon in New York City. This week, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the ‘Six Pack’ team were in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii training with two-time Iron Man World Champion Tim DeBoom and multisport coach Laura Cozik to tune up their nutrition and exercise as they get ready for their August competition.


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

Topic: Unrest in Libya and the Middle East; Budget Battles
Guest: Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I-CT)

Topic: Unrest in Libya and the Middle East; Budget Battles
Guest: Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC)

Topic: Unrest in Libya and the Middle East
Guest: Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Guest: General George Joulwan (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Topic: State of the Education System in the United States
Guest: Sen. Michael Bennet, (D-CO) former Denver Superintendent
Guest: Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) former Education Secretary
Guest: Steve Perry, CNN education contributor; founder, Capitol Prep. Magnet School
Guest: Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers

Anchor: Candy Crowley



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

Topic: What to do about the debt and deficit? What do we need to do NOW? What good ideas have come from the President and Congress to fix the problems? Bad ideas?
Guest: Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary (Clinton Administration)
Guest: Paul O’Neill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary (George W. Bush Administration)

Topic: What traits mark a person for success – in business, in politics, in life? Does President Obama have those traits? President George W Bush?
Guest: David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times; author: The Social Animal

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria




RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Donald Trump’s Media Blitz
Guest: Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
Guest: Michael Wolff, Founder, Newser.com

Topic: Media Coverage on the Gulf Oil Spill
Guest: Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.): U.S. Coast Guard

Topic: Warzone Reporter’s Jobs Threatens Marriage
Guest: Selma Kalousek, wife of New York Times correspondent

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN Presents: The Woman Who Would be Queen Airs Sunday 8:00 -9:00 PM, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien looks at the life of Catherine Middleton, the woman who will someday become Queen of the United Kingdom. Featured in the documentary are Jules Knight, close friend of the couple from the origins of their fairytale romance during their university days at St. Andrews, and Arthur Edwards, longtime royal photographer, who has chronicled the princes' entire lives during his 30-year career at England’s The Sun newspaper. Edwards has captured the princes’ childhoods, how they’ve coped with the tragic loss of their mother, and their transition into manhood. The documentary also explores the ways in which the future King and Queen have honored the life and legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Friday Blessings

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CNN PRESENTS: THE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

CNN PRESENTS: THE WOMEN WHO WOULD BE QUEEN
REPORTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN


CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien examines the lives of Catherine Middleton and Prince William in a documentary that explores how the future King and Queen have been influenced by the legacy of his mother, Princess Diana, and are forging a very modern royal marriage. O’Brien chronicles their friendship-turned-romance, and how they are preparing for an “ordinary” married life in North Wales following their nuptials.

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AIRTIMES (All times Eastern)

Sunday, April 24, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm
11:00pm – 12:00am

Monday, April 25, 2011
2:00am – 3:00am

Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm
11:00pm – 12:00am

Sunday, May 01, 2011
2:00am – 3:00am

Sanjay on Conan


Last night Dr. Sanjay Gupta was a guest on the Conan O'Brien program on TBS. He tweeted before the program that he was nervous but nerves aside he proved to be a very entertaining guest.


Take a look:

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Ratings For The Week of April 11th - 15th


1 - Special programming was aired on 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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For Me, For You, For Later


It's not that often that CNN brings good news, practical advice and a few laughs all wrapped up in one segment. Sunday's Newsroom had a special guest, Cookie Monster, and he shared his special message with Christine Romans. Take a look:

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Friday, April 15, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 4/16/11

Saturday, April, 16, 2011

Sanjay Gupta MD* 7:30 AM - 8:00AM

Royal Wedding* 2:30PM - 3:00PM


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

Topic: Libya
Guest: Peter Hoekstra, former congressman (R-MI)

Topic: Egypt; Libya
Guest: Wael Ghonim, Internet activist

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN Presents: Murder in Mexico – What Happened at Falcon Lake 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Royal Wedding 10:30PM – 11:00PM

CNN Presents: Murder in Mexico – What Happened at Falcon Lake 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CNN Presents: Murder in Mexico – What Happened at Falcon Lake* 2:00AM – 3:00AM

Sanjay Gupta MD* 7:30AM – 8:00AM

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

Topic: The Next Budget Battle: Debt Ceiling, Cutting the Deficit
Guest: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Guest: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

Topic: Latest in Libya: NATO’s Role
Guest: Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former CIA Director

Topic: Rising Gas Prices
Guest: John Hofmeister, former president, Shell Oil

Topic: Political Ambitions; China; Libya (Part two of Candy Crowley’s interview)
Guest: Donald Trump, chairman and president, Trump Organization

Anchor: Candy Crowley


FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM on CNN/U.S. and 8:00AM – 9:00AM on CNN International

Topic: President Obama’s budget speech; President Obama’s leadership qualities; Nooyi’s unique view of the U.S. economy; Ideas for revitalizing U.S. economy; PepsiCo’s initiative for healthier foods; Nooyi’s career, The sacrifices she’s made
Guest: Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. A Fareed Zakaria GPS exclusive.

Topic: Why is there still support for Gadhafi in Africa? Is there any solution to the Somali pirate problem?
Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times

Topic: The view from abroad of President Obama’s foreign policy
Guest: Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Host: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Media Coverage of Donald Trump’s Presidential Ambitions
Guest: Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
Guest: Mark McKinnon, The Daily Beast, former Bush media adviser
Guest: Craig Crawford, CQ/Roll Call

Topic: Budget Debate: Liberal Commentators versus President Obama
Guest: Joan Walsh, Salon.com
Guest: John Aravosis, Americablog.com

Topic: Class-Action Lawsuit Filed by HuffingtonPost.com Bloggers
Guest: Jonathan Tasini, former. Huffington Post writer
Guest: Glynnis MacNicol, editor, Business Insider

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN Presents: Waco – Faith, Fear, and Fire* 8:00PM – 9:00PM

CNN Presents: Waco – Faith, Fear, and Fire* 11:00PM – 12:00PM

Monday, April 11, 2011

CNN Presents: Waco – Faith, Fear, and Fire* 2:00AM – 3:00AM


*SANJAY GUPTA MD

Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest speaks with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about how mental health therapy has improved his life and his game. Dr. Gupta discusses his own challenges with keeping up with exercise and offers insights on keeping fitness a part of everyday busy lives. Dr. Gupta also updates viewers on the 2011 Fit Nation triathletes as they hit the halfway training mark towards for their August competition, and profiles the San Francisco Opera’s mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao – who is living despite a 2008 stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis, and also Daniela Rodrigues, a 19-year-old heart attack survivor.

*ROYAL WEDDING
An update on the latest royal wedding news anchored by Richard Quest.

*CNN PRESENTS: MURDER IN MEXICO – WHAT HAPPENED AT FALCON LAKE
Americans David and Tiffany Hartley were attacked by gunfire by Mexican bandits. David was fatally wounded, though miraculously, his wife Tiffany managed to escape. CNN’s Drew Griffin investigates the lingering questions about what actually occurred that September day and interviews Tiffany Hartley, Zapata County (Texas) Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez, security expert Fred Burton and others.

*CNN PRESENTS: WACO – FAITH, FEAR, AND FIRE
CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the events in Waco, Texas, that led to a 51-day standoff between the Branch Davidian Christian sect and law enforcement authorities, including the ATF and the FBI. More than 18 years later, a handful of Branch Davidians still believe their spiritual leader, David Koresh, will be resurrected as a messiah. Griffin speaks with survivors and other witnesses from both sides of the confrontation that ended with 82 Branch Davidians (including 24 children) and four federal agents losing their lives.