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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Updated: Ratings For The Week of May 23rd - May 27th


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.


Update:

CNN POSTS SIGNIFICANT YEAR-OVER-YEAR RATINGS GAINS -- INCREASING +60% IN PRIME TIME; GROWING MORE THAN ANY OTHER CABLE NEWS NETWORK VS. A YEAR AGO

CNN TOPS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND KEY DEMO 25-54

Anderson Cooper 360 Tops MSNBC’s Ed Schultz at 10 pm and is Up 89%; Piers Morgan Tonight Increases 50%; In the Arena Grows 33%

John King, USA Bests MSNBC’s Hardball 7 pm and Grows 56%; and CNN Newsroom Tops Fox News at 12n

CNN Digital continues traffic surge, sets multiple records in May

In May, CNN continued to post significant year-over year-ratings gains and grew more than any other cable news network – increasing an impressive +60% in M-F primetime (279k vs. 174k), +47% in total day (218k vs. 148k) and +36% during dayside (207k vs. 152k) in the key demo adults 25-54 vs. last year. Also in May, CNN topped MSNBC in total day (6a-6a) among both total viewers (607k vs. 477k) and in the key demo 25-54 (218k vs. 169k).

CNN’s coverage during the hour President Obama announced the death of bin Laden ranked as the top non-sports hour across all ad-supported cable networks in May 2011 among both total viewers and key demo. CNN also had its best cumulative audience this month (since the Haiti earthquake in January 2010), reaching 117 million viewers.

While CNN saw a +60% increase in overall M-F primetime in May vs. a year ago (279k vs. 174k), MSNBC was up far less, 26% (294k vs. 233k) and Fox News declined -10% (504k vs. 558k) among 25-54. In addition, each CNN M-F primetime program also saw substantial double-digit demo gains vs. a year ago.

· AC 360 topped MSNBC’s The Ed Show/Docs in the key demo (390k vs. 279k) and among total viewers (1.032m vs. 858k), with MSNBC falling to third place in May. Anderson Cooper also grew the most compared to the other cable news networks at 10 pm vs. last year – increasing a staggering +89% (390k vs. 206k), MSNBC’s The Ed Show/Docs was up 41% compared to a year ago (279k vs. 198k), while Fox News’s On the Record dropped double digits, losing -12% of its key demo audience in May (406k vs. 462k).

Piers Morgan Tonight continued to grow and also increased more than the other cable news networks in the 9 pm timeslot among 25-54 compared to year-ago programming – up an impressive +50% (249k vs. 166k), MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was up 37% (339k vs. 248k) and FNC’s Hannity was down -6% (491k vs. 520k). In addition, since Piers Morgan launched in January, the show is way up compared to CNN’s 4th quarter average, increasing +58% in the demo (268k vs. 170k) and +29% among total viewers (846k vs. 657k).

CNN’s In the Arena at 8 pm showed strong gains as well, increasing +33% in May (197k vs. 148k), MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell was up only 6% (267k vs. 253k) and FNC’s O’Reilly Factor was off -9% (636k vs. 700k) in the demo. Since In the Arena launched (February 28) the program is up +62% among 25-54 vs. CNN’s 4th quarter average (219k vs. 135k), while MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is down -12% since his launch (January 24) vs. Olbermann’s 4th quarter average (253k vs. 288k).

Other CNN ratings highlights for May:

At 7 pm, John King, USA beat MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews in the key demo (245k vs. 210k) with Hardball falling to third place in May. JK, USA also increased +56% in the demo 25-54 (245k vs. 157k) and +44% in total viewers (665k vs. 463k) vs. May 2010, while MSNBC was up only 22% in the demo (210k vs. 172k) and 15% in total viewers (752k vs. 654k).

At 5 pm, CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer increased +35% in the demo vs. last year (238k vs. 176k), and topped MSNBC’s Hardball (187k). The program also topped Hardball in total viewers (802k vs. 763k) and increased +33% in 2+ (802k vs. 603k) vs. a year ago. In addition, the Situation Room at 6 pm was up +43% in the demo (243k vs. 170k) and increased +43% in total viewers (760k vs. 532k) and outperformed MSNBC in both categories.

CNN Newsroom’s Suzanne Malveaux-led hour at 12 noon topped FNC (201k vs. 199k) in the key demo and a tight race has developed at 3pm with the Brooke Baldwin-led hour at 3pm posting 208k in the demo 25-54, with Fox News/Shep Smith averaging 209k. CNN Newsroom also outperformed MSNBC every hour throughout dayside (9am-5pm) in both total viewers and the key demo 25-54, posting gains from 26%-43% each hour in the demo compared to a year ago. In head-to-head comparisons with MSNBC’s daytime non-opinion programming, CNN had a +67% advantage in total viewers (676k vs. 403k) and a +66% lead among adults 25-54 (207k vs. 125k).

State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday at 9 am topped MSNBC in total viewers (424k vs. 268k) and in the demo (151k vs. 116k) and again at 12 noon in both categories. Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10 am also topped MSNBC in total viewers (456k vs. 240k) and in the demo 25-54 (149k vs. 99k) and at 1 pm, GPS outperformed MSNBC and grew +22% in total viewers (689k vs. 567k) and +12% in the demo (182k vs. 162k) . Reliable Sources outperformed MSNBC in both categories and was up +33% (603k vs. 455k) in total viewers and increased +47% among adults 25-54 (202k vs. 137k) compared to last May.

CNN reached a cumulative audience of 117 million viewers in May, FNC lagged behind with 94 million and MSNBC averaged 92 million. This represents CNN’s best cumulative audience since January 2010 (Haiti earthquake).

CNN DIGITAL:

In May, CNN.com was up double-digits over last year with 1.6 billion global page views (+11%), and set a new mobile web traffic record with 239.8 million page views for the month.

CNN.com also had the 6th highest traffic day in its history with 125 million page views on May 2, the day after the announcement of bin Laden’s death. Also on that day, video usage was the 5th highest day in CNN.com’s history with 17.9 million video views.

Traffic:

In May, breaking news related to bin Laden’s death and CNN.com feature reporting added to traffic increases.

The World section was up 32% over last month and 78% over last year with 134.4 million global page views due to breaking news of bin Laden’s death.

CNN Opinion had 18.4 million global page views in May, 62% higher than last year. Top writers LZ Granderson, Bob Greene, David Frum and Roland Martin all had stories that reached more than a half-million page views.

Blogs continue to drive traffic to the site, with 129.3 million domestic page views in May. This represents the highest month to date for the CNN Blog Network, with traffic up 13% over the prior month and 59% over the prior year.

This Just In, The Political Ticker, The Marquee Blog, Belief Blog and The Chart were the most-trafficked blogs for May.

Belief Blog had its best month ever with 12.8 million page views, up 159% over the prior month, with the top post related to Doomsday with nearly 1.4 million page views.

Video:

Total global video usage in May reached 121.8 million starts, up by 33% over last year; with live video up 159% over last month.

(Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)

Mobile:

In May, the CNN Mobile website set a new record with 247 million global page views, up 54% versus May 2010. (Source: Bango Analytics –– Bango tracking began in May 2010)

According to Nielsen, CNN Mobile continues to be No. 1 in Mobile in News and Current Events, for 52 consecutive months. (Nielsen Mobile MediaView – March 2011 – latest data available)


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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Your Views on the News 5/28/11

We honor our veterans and their families for their sacrifices and service. Please have a safe and Happy Memorial Day.



If you want to share your Views on the News this is the place.


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Friday, May 27, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 5/27/11

SATURDAY, May 28, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy about his decision to leave Congress, his struggles with addiction and mental illness, growing up Kennedy, his father’s legacy, and his new philanthropic mission. He speaks in detail about his forthcoming autumn memoir on these subjects – and his ‘moon shot’ to fund brain research for people who suffer all diseases of the mind from depression to cancer to addiction to dementia – his latest mission.


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

A look back at the week's coverage of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


CNN PRESENTS: A TWISTER’S FURY – IN THE PATH OF DESTRUCTION - Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM
CNN correspondents Drew Griffin and David Mattingly report the latest information on the destruction and survivors of the tornadoes that have ravaged the central U.S..



SUNDAY, May 29, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy about his decision to leave Congress, his struggles with addiction and mental illness, growing up Kennedy, his father’s legacy, and his new philanthropic mission. He speaks in detail about his forthcoming autumn memoir on these subjects – and his ‘moon shot’ to fund brain research for people who suffer all diseases of the mind from depression to cancer to addiction to dementia – his latest mission.


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

Topic: Treating Veterans; State of Veterans Affairs; Dealing with PTSD
Guest: Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Topic: Treating Veterans; State of Veterans Affairs; Dealing with PTSD
Guest: Tim Tetz, Legislative Director, The American Legion
Guest: Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Executive Director, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Topic: Unemployment Crisis and Veterans
Guest: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) chair, Veterans Affairs Committee

Topic: Housing for Wounded Veterans
Guest: Dale Beatty, co-founder, Purple Heart Homes

Anchor: Candy Crowley


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

Topics: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington; is Netanyahu really interested in peace?; what lessons can Netanyahu learn from Hosni Mubarak?; is there still a possibility of peace in the Middle East?; Egypt and the other Arab revolutions
Guest: Tom Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times

Topics: What is driving oil prices?; Is Al Waleed – the biggest foreign investor in the U.S. – bullish or bearish on the U.S. economy?; Is Saudi Arabia instituting political reforms?; What does the Saudi royal family think about the ‘Arab Spring?’; why hasn’t the “Arab Spring” come to Saudi Arabia?
Guest: Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, nephew to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Topics: Should the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?; is Fed Chair Bernanke doing the wrong thing? Did Greenspan?; the state of the U.S. economy;
Guest: Thomas Hoenig, chief executive of the Tenth District Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Pundits Claim GOP Presidential Field is Weak
Guest: John Aravosis, Founder, AmericaBlog.com
Guest: Christina Bellantoni, CQ Roll Call
Guest: Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review

Topic: Oprah Winfrey Ends Her Talk Show After 25 Years
Guest: Lola Ogunnaike, pop culture commentator
Guest: David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun

Topic: Former ‘Morning Joe’ EP Writes Book After Brain Aneurysm
Guest: Chris Licht, vice president for programming, CBS News

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN PRESENTS: A TWISTER’S FURY – IN THE PATH OF DESTRUCTION - Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM; Monday 2:00AM – 3:00AM
CNN correspondents Drew Griffin and David Mattingly report the latest information on the destruction and survivors of the tornadoes that have ravaged the central U.S..




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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CNN's Teams Covering Storms & Damage

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
John King USA and Anderson Cooper 360 will broadcast live from Joplin, MO Wednesday, May 25th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ET).


CNN anchors and correspondents cover the death and devastation the residents of the Midwest are dealing with in the wake of tornadoes slamming the region.

Joplin, MO
Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper)
T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes)
John King (@johnkingcnn)
Ali Velshi (@alivelshi)
Jeanne Meserve (@jmeservecnn)
Casey Wian
Gary Tuchman (@garytuchmancnn)
Brian Todd (@briantoddcnn)
Jim Spellman (@jimspellmancnn)
Paul Vercammen (@pvccnn)
Jaqui Jeras (@jacquijeras)

Piedmont, OK
:
Ed Lavandera (@edlavacnn)



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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ratings for the Week of May 15th - May 20th


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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CNN on the Ground in Joplin Today

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
John King USA and Anderson Cooper 360 will broadcast live from Joplin, MO Tuesday, May 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ET).


Joplin, MO
Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper)
T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes)
John King (@johnkingcnn)
Ali Velshi (@alivelshi)
Jeanne Meserve (@jmeservecnn)
Casey Wian
Gary Tuchman (@garytuchmancnn)
Brian Todd (@briantoddcnn)
Jim Spellman (@jimspellmancnn)
Paul Vercammen (@pvccnn)
Jaqui Jeras (@jacquijeras)

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Monday, May 23, 2011

CNN in Joplin, Missouri

CNN anchors and correspondents cover the death and devastation the residents of Joplin, Missouri are dealing with in the wake of a tornado slamming the city.

Joplin, MO
Anderson Cooper (@andersoncoopercnn)
T.J. Holmes (@tjholmescnn)
Jeanne Meserve (@jmeservecnn)
Casey Wian
Gary Tuchman (@garytuchmancnn)
St. John's Hospital
Brian Todd (@briantoddcnn)
Jim Spellman (@jimspellmancnn)
Paul Vercammen (@pvccnn)
Jaqui Jeras (@jacquijeras)

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
Anderson Cooper 360 will broadcast live from Joplin, MO Monday, May 23 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ET).




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Sunday, May 22, 2011

John King Catches Home Run Ball at Red Sox Game

After the Red Sox humiliated the Cubs on Friday night, in their first trip to Fenway since the 1918 World Series, I hoping the Cubs could exact revenge on Saturday night.

This appeared on my Twitter feed ~
When I settled in to watch the game, I knew Mr. King was there, but never expected him to show up on my TV. The game progressed, the Cubs were leading 1-0, and then Ortiz hit a 2 run homer and this showed up on my twitter feed ~




Now I admit, I was mad about the home run and didn't notice the fan who knocked down the ball - but when I saw the tweets I backed up the DVR and this showed up on my television ~


Here's the video of John knocking down the ball and a few more shots of him and his "group" throughout the remainder of the inning ~

video


And a few more screen grabs ~





There was some talk on the video if the ball would be returned to Ortiz since it was Home Run #300 as a Bo Sox and John answered that question with a tweet ~




I replied with ~



No reply, but I'm thinking Mr. King and I were both happy at the end of the game; he had a bat signed by David Ortiz and my Cubbies won 9 to 3!





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Friday, May 20, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 5/21/11

SATURDAY, May 21, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates cell phone radiation safety. There are no independent government safety tests. Includes an interview with Dr. Keith Black, chairman of the UCLA Dept. of Neurosurgery and Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, who founded the Environmental Health Trust, and cell phone safety activist Alan Marks on the risks of cell phone usage and brain tumors.


THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Dominique Strauss-Kahn story
Guest: Jeff Toobin, CNN senior analyst
Topic: Pakistan; National Security Issues
Guest: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DON’T FAIL ME – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM and Sunday 2:00AM
CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien follows a national high school robotics competition called FIRST to answer the questions about the future of education in this country and what IS working. Tracking the progress of high school teams across the country, O’Brien focuses on the stories of students from TN, NJ, and AZ as she learns more about the success areas and the gaps in the nation’s preparation for future competitiveness. Only 31 percent of American college students actually graduate in four years, and the most recent international tests ranked U.S. high school students at 17 in the world in science and 20 in math. Features interviews with U.S. Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns, and FIRST founder Dean Kamen.

SEX, LIES, ARROGANCE Airs Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 PM
What leads powerful men to engage in questionable behavior? In a partnership with TIME magazine, CNN Newsroom will host a special edition exploring the issues between sex and power. Hosted by Don Lemon, guests will include TIME Executive Editor Nancy Gibbs, who wrote this week's TIME cover story on the topic. HLN anchors Dr. Drew Pinsky and Jane Velez Mitchell will join the discussion.

SUNDAY, May 22, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates cell phone radiation safety. There are no independent government safety tests. Includes an interview with Dr. Keith Black, chairman of the UCLA Dept. of Neurosurgery and Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, who founded the Environmental Health Trust, and cell phone safety activist Alan Marks on the risks of cell phone usage and brain tumors.


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

Topic: Post bin Laden; U.S. Relations with Pakistan; War in Afghanistan
Guest: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), House Intelligence Chairman
Guest: Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking Member, House Intelligence Committee
Topic: Budget Battle; Debt; 2012 Presidential Elections
Guest: Dick Armey, (R) former House Majority Leader
Guest: Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to V.P. Biden

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS (FROM EGYPT) – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM** and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Egypt after the revolution; Egyptian politics; the Muslim Brotherhood; Does Dr. ElBaradei want to be the next president of Egypt?
Guest: Mohamed ElBaradei, PhD, Nobel laureate; former Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Topics: Egypt after the revolution; Moussa’s relationship with former President Mubarak; the Arab League; revolutions around the region
Guest: Amr Moussa, Secretary-General, Arab League
Topics: What do the Tahrir Square revolutionaries say is the current state of the revolution in Egypt?; Is the ‘Arab Spring’ over? How much has really changed in Egypt? Reaction to President Obama’s Middle East policy speech
Guest: Sarah Abdelrahman, student activist, journalist
Guest: Noor Ayman Nour, activist
Guest: Ragia Omran, human rights attorney, activist
Guest: Waleed Rashed, co-founder / spokesman, April 6 Movement

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

**This broadcast may be interrupted by live coverage of President Obama’s address to the AIPAC Policy Conference 2011 at approximately 10:30am ET.

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: LA Times Reporter Breaks Schwarzenegger Love Child Story
Guest: Mark Barabak, Los Angeles Times

Host: Howard Kurtz


DR. SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS: PATRICK KENNEDY – COMING CLEAN – Airs Sunday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy about his decision to leave Congress, his struggles with addiction and mental illness, growing up Kennedy, his father’s legacy, and his new philanthropic mission. He speaks in detail about his forthcoming autumn memoir on these subjects – and his ‘moon shot’ to fund brain research for people who suffer all diseases of the mind from depression to cancer to addiction to dementia – his latest mission.


CNN PRESENTS: ACTING OUT – THE MEL GIBSON STORY – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
Mel Gibson’s battered public image may have hit rock bottom... But the Academy Award-winning actor and director was once better known as a family man and person of passionate faith. CNN reports unique insights and images from his humble beginnings in New York, to his teenage years in Australia. Brooke Anderson speaks with people who know him and follows his rise to fame as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated talents, and his stunning fall from grace.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CNN Names Sam Feist Washington Bureau Chief


Sam Feist, political director and vice president of Washington-based programming for CNN, has been promoted to Washington, D.C. bureau chief and senior vice president, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S. Feist will oversee daily operations of the bureau and lead all newsgathering and programming from the nation’s capital. Feist will assume his role effective immediately and will report to Jautz.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ratings For the Week of May 9th - May 13th


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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Don Lemon Adds Author To His Resumé

Don Lemon's book, Transparent, is due for release on June 16th. We haven't had the opportunity to preview Lemon's book but if you go to Amazon there is a brief review and you are able to pre-order.

The New York Times has posted an interview with Lemon about the book. He talks about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child and also about using the book as a vehicle to come out to the world as a gay man. Lemon adds not to judge others by his choices. He says, “I think it would be great if everybody could be out. But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that. "


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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Peter Bergen on Real Time 5/6/11


Peter Bergen appeared with Bill Maher on Real Time Friday, May 6th to discuss the death of Osama Bin Laden's.

video



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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Your Views on the News 5/14/11


Here's your chance to share your opinion on anything CNN related.


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This Weekend's Programming 5/14/11

SATURDAY, May 14, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports how U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) survived the mass shooting in Tucson earlier this year that killed six and wounded 18 others. Gupta interviews the EMTs who evacuated her to a trauma hospital, her surgeons, her rehabilitation doctors and other therapists. Gupta also performs a surgical demonstration of the skull surgery for the documentary so that viewers can better understand how it works.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Unrest in the Middle East
Guest: Jeffery Goldberg, national correspondent, The Atlantic

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS: INSIDE THE MISSION: GETTING BIN LADEN - Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM
CNN’s Chris Lawrence reports on the inside story of the mission to get bin Laden. With debriefs from an array of CNN's most experienced reporters around the world, the special report examines the complex military and intelligence decision-making process that led to the daring capture and killing of the world's most wanted terrorist inside Pakistan on May 2, 2011. CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry, senior political analyst Gloria Borger, and senior international correspondent Nic Robertson dissect the long hunt for bin Laden from the mountains of Tora Bora to the compound where he met his end. Former CIA director Michael Hayden, military interrogators, and Former CIA officer Gary Berntsen contribute first-hand knowledge from their experiences tracking bin Laden on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

SUNDAY, May 15, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports how U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) survived the mass shooting in Tucson earlier this year that killed six and wounded 18 others. Gupta interviews the EMTs who evacuated her to a trauma hospital, her surgeons, her rehabilitation doctors and other therapists. Gupta also performs a surgical demonstration of the skull surgery for the documentary so that viewers can better understand how it works.


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM
Topic: Budget Battle in Washington; Debt Debate
Guest: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader

Topic: Budget Battle in Washington; Debt Debate
Guest: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Budget Chairman

Topic: Politics of the Budget Battle; 2012 Presidential Race
Guest: Joe Lockhart, former Clinton White House Press Secretary
Guest: Michael Gerson, former Bush Speechwriter

Topic: Unrest of the Middle East
Guest: Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.), former Director of National Intelligence
Guest: Amb. John Negroponte, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and Iraq; former Director of National Intelligence

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM on CNN/U.S.
Topics: A ‘report card’ on President Obama’s foreign policy; What should be the U.S. posture as related to the ‘Arab Spring’?; How should the troop levels in Afghanistan be managed post-bin Laden?
Guest: Condoleezza Rice, PhD, former U.S. Secretary of State (George W. Bush Administration)

Topics: How the world sees the killing of Bin Laden; U.S. role in the Middle East; U.S. economic problems and their effect on U.S. power perception
Guest: Anne-Marie Slaughter, D.Phil, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (Barack Obama Administration)
Guest: Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Guest: Joshua Cooper Ramo, managing director of Kissinger Associates

Topics: The future of technology, the iPad v Android battle, mobile and cloud computing
Guest: Eric Schmidt, former chairman/CEO of Google, Inc.

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Presidential Candidates’ Private Lives
Guest: Michelle Cottle, Daily Beast/Newsweek
Guest: Lauren Ashburn, Ashburn Media
Guest: Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle

Topic: Coverage of Osama bin Laden’s Death
Guest: Steve Coll, The New Yorker

Topic: Network Morning Shake-ups at NBC and CBS
Guest: Glynnis MacNicol, Business Insider
Guest: Adam Buckman, Fancast.com

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN PRESENTS: INSIDE THE MISSION: GETTING BIN LADEN - Airs Sunday 2:00AM – 3:00AM and 7:00PM – 8:00PM
CNN’s Chris Lawrence reports on the inside story of the mission to get bin Laden. With debriefs from an array of CNN's most experienced reporters around the world, the special report examines the complex military and intelligence decision-making process that led to the daring capture and killing of the world's most wanted terrorist inside Pakistan on May 2, 2011. CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry, senior political analyst Gloria Borger, and senior international correspondent Nic Robertson dissect the long hunt for bin Laden from the mountains of Tora Bora to the compound where he met his end. Former CIA director Michael Hayden, military interrogators, and Former CIA officer Gary Berntsen contribute first-hand knowledge from their experiences tracking bin Laden on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.


EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DON’T FAIL ME- Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM, Monday 2:00AM – 3:00AM
CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien follows a national high school robotics competition called FIRST to answer the questions about the future of education in this country and what IS working. Tracking the progress of high school teams across the country, O’Brien focuses on the stories of students from TN, NJ, and AZ as she learns more about the success areas and the gaps in the nation’s preparation for future competitiveness. Only 31 percent of American college students actually graduate in four years, and the most recent international tests ranked U.S. high school students at 17 in the world in science and 20 in math. Features interviews with U.S. Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns, and FIRST founder Dean Kamen.




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Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Fashion: Backstage Pass" with Alina Cho

Alina Cho anchors "Fashion: Backstage Pass" premiering
Saturday, May 14 at 2:30pm ET.



The half-hour special includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and one-on-one interviews with American fashion icons, from mega-brand designer Tory Burch, to the inventor of one of the most popular garments in America – Spanx founder Sara Blakely, to the most surprising newest and tallest addition to fashion, New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire. Cho also travels to the heartland – Wichita, Kansas – where she follows one of the hottest models on the catwalk, 17-year-old Lindsey Wixson, to the place where memories are born – her high school prom.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Burt Reinhardt


Burt Reinhardt, a television pioneer who helped lead the evolution of 24-hour news coverage as president of CNN, died Tuesday at 91, according to family members. A tribute to the CNN legend has been posted on CNN.com:

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Anderson Cooper also had a segment on AC360 Tuesday night dedicated to Burt:

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CNN executives have issued some statements on his passing:

“Burt was a colleague and also a friend. More than anyone, he built the foundation for CNN's global leadership in news. He was an innovator and a mentor to many. He was one of the finest people I have known, and his loss is felt by all of his friends and colleagues across the world.”
~ Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

"I'm sure a lot of people will talk about Burt's fiscal responsibility. but I think what set Burt apart from everyone else who has been at CNN was that he was quietly strong. And behind the scenes, this man has integrity and he's very competitive, but he wants to do things the right way. He's fair, but firm and he treated everyone with respect."
~ Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide

To read more about Burt's contributions to building CNN follow this link.


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