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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CNN's Ratings Press Release

There's a lot of information included in CNN's latest press release. If you're an expert on deciphering the information we'd love your opinion. If your an amateur please remember when reading that it's CNN's interpretation of the numbers and possibly contains the slightest bit of spin? :)

CNN POSTS STRONG YEAR-OVER-YEAR QUARTERLY RATINGS GAINS – INCREASING +29% IN PRIMETIME AND +21% IN TOTAL DAY IN THE KEY DEMO; GROWS MORE THAN ANY OTHER CABLE NEWS NETWORK VS. A YEAR AGO
AC 360 is Up +43%, Piers Morgan Tonight Grew +16% and In the Arena Increased +21% Q2 vs. a Year ago
CNN BESTS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY AND DAYSIDE AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS AND THE DEMO 25-54 DURING SECOND QUARTER 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Congratulations John & Dana






Congratulation to John King and Dana Bash on the birth of their son, Jonah Frank King, on Tuesday afternoon. John sent this email to friends and co-workers:


We are ecstatic to announce the birth of Jonah Frank King.
Our amazing son is named for two of our heroes; my mom, Joan King, and Dana's grandfather, Frank Weinman.
Unlike either of his parents, Jonah beat his deadline. By two weeks no less.
But he is a healthy, happy six pounds 14 ounces with a strong grip and a passion for the Red Sox.
Dana is doing great. Speechless at times. But healthy and overjoyed at our miracle.




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HLN's Robin Meade Talks Music with Anderson Cooper


Anderson Cooper interviewed HLN's multi-talented Robin Meade about her new album and how Kenny Chesney helped her break into the music business.




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Jessica Yellin to Replace Ed Henry

CNN Names Jessica Yellin Chief White House Correspondent


Jessica Yellin will join CNN’s White House unit, it was announced today by Sam Feist, Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. Yellin begins her new assignment as chief White House correspondent immediately.
“Jessica Yellin has emerged as one of the leading political reporters in Washington, ” said Feist. “Jessica’s assertiveness along with her clever insight made her one of the top reporters of the 2008 campaign and has already set her apart in her reporting on the 2012 campaign. We’re thrilled Jessica will now bring her outstanding political journalism to our White House coverage.”
“This is a dream assignment,” said Yellin. “I’m honored CNN is putting its faith in me and humbled by the responsibility of covering the White House during these challenging times—and as we head into an election. I look forward to providing our viewers an honest assessment of the policies and the politics that affect our lives everyday.”

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ratings For The Week of June 20th - June 24th


1 - Special programming shown 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 in Yemen & Syria

CNN is the ONLY U.S. television network in Yemen at this time. This is ahead of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh reportedly making his first media appearance some time in the next 48 hours, since being seriously wounded in an attack on a mosque in his compound in June. Sr. Intl Correspondent Nic Robertson (@nicrobertsoncnn) and Mohammed Jamjoom (@jamjoomcnn) are in Sanaa, Yemen.

Arwa Damon (@arwacnn) and Hala Gorani (@halagorani) have been reporting live from inside Syria since last week.


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Friday, June 24, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 6/24/11

SATURDAY, June 25, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews rock and blues musician Gregg Allman about his liver transplant and surviving hepatitis C. Dr. Gupta also interviews a mother with a young son with chronic illness who may lose health care coverage with impending Medicaid cuts in New Jersey – and a jail health manager who talks about the 62-year-old bank robber who claims he robbed a bank for $1 in order to secure healthcare for himself. Dr. Gupta also previews the upcoming hearings on the cancer drug Avastin.


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

Topics: Afghanistan; News from bin Laden’s Compound
Guest: Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


CNN Presents: MICHAEL JACKSON – THE FINAL DAYS – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM and Sunday 2:00AM
CNN anchor Don Lemon speaks with friends and family members of music legend Michael Jackson about his last days. Lemon interviews the performer’s brothers, Jermaine and Tito Jackson, as well as close friend Dr. Deepak Chopra, to reveal behind-the-scenes details of Michael Jackson’s death, drug abuse, and the pop star’s health and state of mind as he prepared for his farewell tour. Entertainment executive Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, Jackson choreographer Travis Payne and musical director Michael Bearden also detail Jackson’s preparations for his “This Is It!” tour.


SUNDAY, June 26, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews rock and blues musician Gregg Allman about his liver transplant and surviving hepatitis C. Dr. Gupta also interviews a mother with a young son with chronic illness who may lose health care coverage with impending Medicaid cuts in New Jersey – and a jail health manager who talks about the 62-year-old bank robber who claims he robbed a bank for $1 in order to secure healthcare for himself. Dr. Gupta also previews the upcoming hearings on the cancer drug Avastin.



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

Topics: President Obama’s Afghan Strategy; Battle Over the Budget; Race for the White House
Guest: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader

Topics: President Obama’s Afghan Strategy; Battle Over the Budget; Race for the White House
Guest: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Intelligence Committee Chairman

Topics: GOP Plan for the Economy; Battle Over the Budget; 2012 Politics
Guest: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Anchor: Candy Crowley



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

Topics: Afghanistan: What does the president of Afghanistan think about President Obama’s announcement of a reduction in troop levels? What steps is President Karzai taking to reduce corruption in the Afghan defense and rebuilding efforts? Can Afghanistan really protect its own people?
Guest: Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan

Topic: The Economy: will Greece default? Will the U.S.? How much time does the U.S. have to get its fiscal house in order? Is PIMCO buying or selling U.S. bonds?
Guest: Mohamed El-Erian, CEO & Co-CIO, PIMCO Investments, LLC.

Topic: The Constitution: Viewer suggestions on amendments for the U.S. Constitution; What are the realities of amending the Constitution? What potential amendments would be most likely to succeed?
Guest: Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Olbermann’s Current TV Debut; Jon Stewart on Fox News
Guest: Aaron Barnhart, Kansas City Star
Guest: David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun
Guest: Glynnis MacNicol, Business Insider

Topic: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Confesses to Being Illegal Immigrant
Guest: Jose Antonio Vargas

Host: Howard Kurtz


NEPAL’S STOLEN CHILDREN: A CNN FREEDOM PROJECT DOCUMENTARY – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
Actress and anti-sex trafficking activist Demi Moore partners with the CNN Freedom Project to shine a light on the shocking trade of human life in Nepal. As a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, Moore joins up with 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala and her organization, Maiti Nepal, which has rescued more than 12,000 stolen Nepalese women and young girls from sex trafficking since 1993. Nepal’s Stolen Children follows Moore as she spends time in the Maiti Nepal shelter, hearing emotional first-hand accounts from dozens of girls who had been trafficked. Moore is a passionate advocate for victims of human trafficking and through her organization, DNA Foundation, she is outspoken about the need to address and attack the demand side of sex trafficking.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Here's Your Chance.....

We're curious if any of you will email a resume. If you do good luck and remember us when you hit the big time!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tonight on CNN

Presidential Address: The Afghanistan Decision
anchored by Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper

CNN will provide special coverage, beginning at 7:50 p.m. ET, of President Obama’s address to the nation this evening. The president is scheduled to deliver remarks from the White House at 8 p.m. ET. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper along with correspondents and analysts will provide reports and analysis immediately prior to and following the address. CNN International will simulcast.



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Monday, June 20, 2011

Ratings For the Week of June 13th - June 17th


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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Ed Henry Heads to Fox


TVNewser broke the news this morning that Ed Henry is leaving CNN and joining Fox News. It's CNN's second big loss to Fox, the first being John Robert's departure in January. Ed's letter to his CNN friends after the jump.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Your Views on the News 6/17/11



Here's your opportunity to tell us what's on your mind this week. Do you have an opinion on were Erin Burnett should be placed in the CNN lineup? Should Randi Kaye be named a permanent anchor on Newsroom? Should Piers be dumped before his contract expires? And if so who should replace him? Don't hold back, we want to know what your thinking.



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This Weekend's Programming 6/17/11

SATURDAY, June 18, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews former CNN sports anchor Nick Charles. Charles, perhaps best known for his legendary anchoring at boxing matches talks to Dr. Gupta about his biggest fight yet – against terminal bladder cancer and against the time he may not have left. Charles talks movingly about how his young daughter Giovanna, hope and love in the face of terrible odds, how to manage regret, and offers lessons he’s learned during this fight to other families dealing with cancer. Features a moving meeting between Charles and his close friend, legendary boxer Mike Tyson.

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

Topic: Unrest in the Middle East
Guest: Dr. Fouad Ajami, professor, Johns Hopkins University

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS: WIKIWARS – THE MISSION OF JULIAN ASSANGE – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM and Sunday 2:00AM
CNN investigative correspondent Kaj Larsen reports on the whistle-blowing website that remains beyond the reach of governments and international authorities. Founded by 39 year-old, former computer hacker Australian Julian Assange, the virtual volunteer army of supporters that form the loosely organized WikiLeaks has unleashed an avalanche of secret documents, videos, and classified military reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other matters. Assange, a self-appointed champion of free speech, says he is on a mission to expose secrecy, corruption and injustice. Critics say his revelations of detainee torture and previously unknown civilian deaths – including the identities of informants working with the US military – have put U.S. military lives in danger and compromised American interests.


SUNDAY, June 19, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews former CNN sports anchor Nick Charles. Charles, perhaps best known for his legendary anchoring at boxing matches talks to Dr. Gupta about his biggest fight yet – against terminal bladder cancer and against the time he may not have left. Charles talks movingly about how his young daughter Giovanna, hope and love in the face of terrible odds, how to manage regret, and offers lessons he’s learned during this fight to other families dealing with cancer. Features a moving meeting between Charles and his close friend, legendary boxer Mike Tyson.


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

Topics: War in Afghanistan; Conflicts in Libya and Syria; Defense Department Budget
Guest: Robert Gates, Defense Secretary

Topics: Race for the White House; President Obama’s Re-election Campaign
Guest: David Axelrod, senior strategist, Obama Re-election Campaign

Anchor: Candy Crowley


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

Topics: Jobs & the economy: how do we create more jobs and get the economy going again? It is more stimulus? Or should the government get out of the business of trying to fix the economy?
Guest: Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary (Clinton Administration), Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley
Guest: David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Reagan Administration)

Topic: Inside Syria: What is happening? How bad is it? How widespread is the violence? What’s life like inside Syria today? Who will win in the end - President Assad or the protestors?
Guest: Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.

Topic: Iran Two Years Later: where is the “Green Revolution” today? Who is the “good guy” in the current power struggle – President Ahmedinejad or Ayatollah Khamenei? Is there a “good guy”?
Guest: Maziar Bahari, journalist and author “Then They Came for Me”

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Rep. Weiner Resigns; Rep. Bachmann’s New Image
Guest: John Avlon, The Daily Beast
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
Guest: Julie Mason, POLITICO

Topic: New Outlook on Sarah Palin
Guest: John Ziegler, filmmaker

Topic: New Book
Guest: Larry King, CNN anchor and the former host of Larry King Live

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN PRESENTS: DADS FOR MY DAUGHTERS – A DR. SANJAY GUPTA SPECIAL – Airs Sunday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares a conversation with best selling author Bruce Feiler on living despite a devastating diagnosis. Feiler thought he was going to die after receiving a devastating diagnosis of a rare and aggressive bone cancer in 2008. He endured brutal treatments and decided to form a “Council of Dads” for his twin girls, a group of his closest male friends who would, in effect, take his place as father to his girls should he not make it. Each father represents a special gift and value which Feiler feels is important to pass on to his five year old twin daughters. Feiler, author of the book Council of Dads continues to fight his cancer.


CNN PRESENTS: iREVOLUTION – ONLINE WARRIORS OF THE ARAB SPRING – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN correspondent Amber Lyon reports from Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain on the revolutionary fires spreading through North Africa and the Middle East. It was dubbed “The Facebook Revolution,” but behind the Facebook pages and cell phone cameras, online activists have been mobilizing and preparing for this moment for years, becoming cyber sleuths and digital experts. They’ve learned to use and adapt new technologies to evade censors and authorities to lead momentous changes in the streets of their home countries. Also includes reporting on the revolutionary movements in Libya, Syria, and Yemen.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last Night's Debate Ratings Are In

CNN’S REPUBLICAN DEBATE IS #1 LAST NIGHT; DRAWING 3.162 MILLION VIEWERS
AC 360 #1 AT 10 PM


Photographer: David S. Holloway
© 2011 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company.


According to Nielsen Fast National data, CNN’s first Republican debate (8-10pm) moderated by John King, delivered an impressive 3.162 million total viewers and 918k among adults 25-54 last night, Monday, June 13. CNN ranked first in both total viewers and in the key demo 25-54, topping second place Fox News by 61% among total viewers (3.162 million vs. 1.959 million) and 94% among adults 25-54 (918k vs. 473k). CNN also out-performed third place MSNBC by 288% among total viewers (3.162 million vs. 814k) and by 348% among P25-54 (918k vs. 205k).

Compared to Fox News' recent GOP Debate (5/5/11), CNN had a 7% advantage in the key demo adults 25-54 (918k vs. 854k).

Following the debate, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 ranked first in cable news at 10 pm with 1.895 million total viewers and 627k adults 25-54, ahead of FNC’s On the Record by 23% (1.546m) and 51% (416k), respectively. MSNBC’s The Ed Show trailed with 963k total viewers and 281k in the demo.


Other key highlights:
--Compared to CNN’s first GOP Debate in the 2008 Election Cycle (6/5/07), last night’s debate was 54% ahead among total viewers (3.162 million vs. 2.055 million) and was 23% ahead among P25-54 (918k vs. 747k).

--CNN's performance last night represents an increase of 385% in total viewers and a 352% advantage in the demo over CNN'S prior 4-Monday 8-10p average (excluding Memorial Day).



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Ratings For The Week of Monday June 6th - Friday June 10th


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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A Sneak Peek at Tonight's Debate

A few predebate images of the CNN New Hampshire GOP Debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire :
Photographer: David S. Holloway
© 2011 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company.









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Tonight's Programming

FOR MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
**All times Eastern**
7:00PM – 8:00PM: John King, USA
8:00PM – 10:00PM: New Hampshire GOP Debate
10:00PM – 11:00PM: Anderson Cooper 360°
11:00PM – 1:00AM: New Hampshire GOP Debate (replay)



CNN, Hearst Television’s WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader kick off the first debate in New Hampshire today at 8 p.m. ET at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King will moderate the debate with questions from WMUR-TV’s Jean Mackin, Josh McElveen and Jennifer Vaughn and New Hampshire Union Leader’s John DiStaso and Tom Fahey. The debate will also include questions from New Hampshire voters inside the debate hall and from three remote locations around the state.
The following Republican candidates are scheduled to participate: Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
The debate will be broadcast live on CNN, CNN.com, CNN Radio, CNN en EspaƱol, WMUR.com and UnionLeader.com. In addition, the debate will be available via live stream in the CNN Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Viewers across the nation can engage in the debate by posting comments to CNNPolitics.com, by logging on to John King, USA’s Facebook page and by using the #CNNdebate hashtag on Twitter.



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EP Named for Erin Burnett

WILSON SURRATT NAMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF
CNN’S NEW PROGRAM WITH ERIN BURNETT

CNN’s executive vice president Ken Jautz announced today that Wilson Surratt will rejoin the network as executive producer of its upcoming weekday general news program with Erin Burnett. Surratt’s appointment is effective immediately and will be based in New York.

“Wil has spent 17 years in newsrooms, control rooms and in the field and he is one of the most inventive and accomplished producers in the television news business,” said Jautz. “We are delighted that he is returning to the CNN family.”
Since 2009, Surratt has been the executive producer of WPIX’s 10 p.m. newscast in New York. Before that, he worked with Burnett on Street Signs at CNBC, where he also oversaw The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. From 2002-2006, Surratt worked at CNN as executive producer of American Morning and NewsNight with Aaron Brown.
“Who wouldn’t jump at an opportunity to create a brand new program with an exciting and globally respected journalist like Erin on the world’s greatest news platforms? It’s simply a dream job,” said Surratt.
Said Burnett, “I am thrilled to be reunited with Wil, whose talent and drive are legendary and inspiring. We are ready to create an exciting new program together.”
While at CNN, Surratt was a producer during the Katrina disaster coverage for which the network won a distinguished Peabody Award. CNN and its executive producers also won the DuPont-Columbia award for coverage of the South Asia Tsunami disaster. He also directed American Morning’s coverage of the 2004 presidential election and the network’s coverage of the second Gulf War which included the fall of Baghdad in April, 2003.
He created and served as the executive producer for the Emmy award-winning WB11 Morning News for WPIX in 2000. Before coming to New York, Surratt was in Los Angeles at KTLA-TV, where he worked as a senior producer for several shows, including the KTLA Morning News, News at Ten and the station’s entertainment and variety talk show, The Live Show. He began his television career at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., where he got started as a production assistant and was promoted to writer and producer.
He founded South of Broad Productions, producing content for cable, broadband and international networks. He sold a broadband webisode entitled Bailout, produced a pilot for MY Entertainment/SPIKE, developed a political strip show for RTTV and served as a news consultant on a book with Kiernan Ventures.
Surratt earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University where he majored in English and religion and also holds a master’s degree in television from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1993, Surratt lived in Los Angeles as a fellow at the American Film Institute. He currently lives in the New York City area with his wife Jodi, and their two daughters, Katie and Brooke.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 6/10/11

SATURDAY, June 11, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews anesthesiologist Dr. Lawrence Egbert, a volunteer medical director with the right-to-die organization, “Final Exit.” Dr. Egbert discusses why he has advised hundreds of patients on suicide and discusses the recent passing of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Dr. Gupta also interviews Prof. David Eagleman of Baylor University, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and answers viewers questions about recent findings on the safety of cell phone radiation.


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

Topic: SYRIA
Guest: Hala Gorani, anchor and correspondent for CNN International

Topic: CNN New Hampshire Debate Preview, New Hampshire Politics
Guest: John King, CNN chief national correspondent and anchor of John King, USA
Gloria Borger, CNN chief political analyst

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


CNN PRESENTS: RESTORING THE AMERICAN DREAM – HOW TO INNOVATE – FAREED ZAKARIA GPS SPECIAL- – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM, Sunday 2:00AM
In 2011, for the first time in history, China is on track to outpace the United States in patent filings. CNN host Fareed Zakaria interviews experts on innovation on how to fuel creativity and restore job growth in America. Zakaria interviews the U.S. Military’s head innovator Dr. Regina Dugan, Steven Johnson (author of Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation), economist Paul Romer, venture capitalist Len Baker, psychiatrist and business strategist Dr. John Kao, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.


SUNDAY, June 12, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews anesthesiologist Dr. Lawrence Egbert, a volunteer medical director with the right-to-die organization, “Final Exit.” Dr. Egbert discusses why he has advised hundreds of patients on suicide and discusses the recent passing of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Dr. Gupta also interviews Prof. David Eagleman of Baylor University, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and answers viewers questions about recent findings on the safety of cell phone radiation.


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

Topics: CNN New Hampshire Debate Preview, New Hampshire Politics
Guest: Sen. Kelly Ayotte: (R) New Hampshire
Rep. Charles Bass: (R) New Hampshire

Topics: CNN New Hampshire Debate Preview, New Hampshire Politics
Guests: John H. Sununu: (R) Former New Hampshire Governor (Manchester, NH) & Former Chief of Staff to Pres. George H. Bush John E. Sununu: (R) Former New Hampshire Senator (Manchester, NH)

Topics: Race for the White House, President Obama's Week, the Economy
Guests: Neil King: Wall Street Journal
Philip Rucker: Washington Post

Anchor: Candy Crowley from Manchester, New Hampshire


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

Topics: Election 2012: Is President Obama vulnerable? Who are the top contenders from the GOP? What will be the deciding issues?
Guest: Ann Coulter, author, syndicated columnist
Guest: Chrystia Freeland, Global editor-at-large for Reuters
Guest: Andrew Roberts, British biographer and historian
Guest: Eliot Spitzer, co-host of CNN’s “In the Arena”; former governor of New York

Topic: China Rising – was China’s position in the world today imaginable when Kissinger began the normalization of relations 40 years ago? What do the US & China still need to learn about each other? Why won’t Kissinger criticize China on human rights? Is Obama’s foreign policy Nixonian? Kissingerian?
Guest: Henry Kissinger, PhD, former Secretary of State (Nixon Administration), chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Topic: What does the author of Bloodmoney say about where reality meets fiction in his book? What kind of cover businesses does the CIA use? Are the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI in a never-ending game of cat-and-mouse?
Guest: David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topics: ABC's Chris Cuomo on his interview with a woman Congressman Weiner
GUESTS: Chris Cuomo: ABC News

Topics: Congressman Anthony Weiner admits to Tweeting lewd photos after days of denying it to the media
GUESTS: Amy Holmes: Co-host of America's Radio News
Jane Hall: American University
Dana Milbank: Washington Post

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN PRESENTS: WIKIWARS THE MISSION OF JULIAN ASSANGE– Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM
CNN investigative correspondent Kaj Larsen reports on the whistle-blowing website that remains beyond the reach of governments and international authorities. Founded by 39 year-old, former computer hacker Australian Julian Assange, the virtual volunteer army of supporters that form the loosely organized WikiLeaks has unleashed an avalanche of secret documents, videos, and classified military reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other matters. Assange, a self-appointed champion of free speech, says he is on a mission to expose secrecy, corruption and injustice. Critics say his revelations of detainee torture and previously unknown civilian deaths – including the identities of informants working with the US military – have put U.S. military lives in danger and compromised American interests.

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AC360 is a Hit on Twitter


Peter Kafta of the Wall Street Journal's Digtal Network took a look at what programs are most popular on Twitter and what fizzle, according to Twitter/TV tracker Social Guide. He wrote:

"Twitter loves TV. And TV loves Twitter.But the relationship between the two, which Twitter has been actively trying to promote in the last nine months or so, is a funky one: Sometimes Twitter gets excited about TV shows that lots of people don’t care about. And sometimes TV’s most popular shows aren’t nearly as popular on the social messaging service."

What caught our eye was where AC360 landed on the top 100 Twitter TV program. Here's Peter's chart (click to enlarge).


AC360 was the only news show to crack the top 40. To read Peter's full article follow the link.



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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Sissy Boy Experiment


In a special three-part series, Anderson Cooper 360° examines a shocking "experimental therapy" designed to make feminine boys more masculine. Tune in tonight to see what one family says was the devastating result in a special report titled "The Sissy Boy Experiment." The series, with additional reporting from CNN.com, begins airing tonight at 10pm ET on CNN with special features found on CNN.com.

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His doctors called him “Kraig.” His parents were afraid he was too effeminate and might grow up to be gay. So, at age 4, Kraig was enrolled in a government-funded program at UCLA dubbed “The Feminine Boy Project” where Kraig was plunged into a series of experiments using aggressive aversion therapy. The behaviors judged effeminate were beat out of him—literally and figuratively—and Kraig’s case was judged a success. A success until, at age 38, this “poster child” for changing gender identity disorder was so depressed and disturbed he committed suicide.
In this heartbreaking series, Anderson Cooper speaks with Kraig’s family who blame the therapy for his suicide and will look into the man behind the therapy - Dr. George Rekers - who was later caught up in scandal after hiring a male escort.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Ratings For The Week of May 30th - June 4th


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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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Your Views on the News 6/5/11


Sorry we're a little late with 'Your Views on the News' this week. Better late than never?



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Friday, June 3, 2011

CNN's Weekend Programming 6/4/11

SATURDAY, June 4, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews actress and HIV/AIDS activist Sharon Stone, now in her 16th year as AmFAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) ambassador, about her activism and provocative views as the world marks 30 years of the AIDS epidemic. Dr. Gupta also spends time at Atlanta’s Ponce De Leon Clinic, meeting patients and those who care for them. Also includes an interview with gay rights activist, Cleve Jones in San Francisco, who discusses the personal costs of losing friends and other loved ones to HIV/AIDS.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Mideast Unrest
Guest: Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT PRESENTS REAL STAR STORIES: THE JACKSON 5 – Airs Saturday 7:30PM – 8:00PM
HLN Showbiz Tonight host AJ Hammer hosts an in-depth look at the rise and success of the legendary music group, The Jackson 5.


CNN PRESENTS: JAMES BROWN – SAY IT LOUD – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM, Sunday 2:00AM
James Brown once said about himself, “Unless you do puzzles, you cannot hope to understand James Brown.” In James Brown – Say it Loud, CNN anchor Don Lemon will unravel the multiple paradoxes of the man who stopped the riots in Boston following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; wrote “I’m black and I’m proud;” endorsed Richard Nixon for president; and although deeply pious, was also accused of spousal abuse. ‘The Hardest Working Man in Show Business’ rose from abject poverty to the heights of fame and wealth and was both a man of the people and larger-than-life. Brown’s career and life reflected the culture and politics of the times in which he lived and we shared.


SUNDAY, June 5, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews actress and HIV/AIDS activist Sharon Stone, now in her 16th year as AmFAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) ambassador, about her activism and provocative views as the world marks 30 years of the AIDS epidemic. Dr. Gupta also spends time at Atlanta’s Ponce De Leon Clinic, meeting patients and those who care for them. Also includes an interview with gay rights activist, Cleve Jones in San Francisco, who discusses the personal costs of losing friends and other loved ones to HIV/AIDS.


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

Topic: Economy and Jobs; Housing Market; Budget
Guest: Austan Goolsbee, chief economist, President Obama’s Economic Advisory Board
Topic: Race for the White House; Budget
Guest: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), presidential candidate
Topic: Race for the White House; Budget; Politics of the Economy
Guest: Ed Gillespie, former White House Counselor; former RNC Chairman
Guest: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director
Topic: Economy and Jobs; Housing Market; Budget
Guest: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director, Congressional Budget Office
Guest: Alice Rivlin, former Director, Office of Management and Budget

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topics: Should Egypt’s presidential elections be delayed at the request of the other candidates? Post-Mubarak, will Egypt honor its peace treaty with Israel? What is the status of reform in Egypt following the revolution? Would women have equal rights to men in Egypt run by the Muslim Brotherhood?
Guest: Essam El-Erian, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood

Topics: The state of the U.S. economy: is the fragile recovery over? What needs to be done to turn things around? Should the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Guest: Kenneth Rogoff, PhD, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University

Topics: What does the disaster in Japan, and the recent decision to halt nuclear reactor production in Germany, mean for the future of nuclear power?; What are the innovations in nuclear energy that could make it safer?
Guest: Nathan Myrhvold, venture capitalist, former chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Rep. Weiner Dodges Media Questions on Lewd Tweet
Guest: Nancy Cordes, CBS News
Guest: Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine.com
Guest: Maureen O'Connor, Gawker.com

Topic: New York Times Hire First Female Executive Editor
Guest: Jill Abramson, New York Times executive editor

Host: Howard Kurtz


CNN PRESENTS: RESTORING THE AMERICAN DREAM: HOW TO INNOVATEFAREED ZAKARIA GPS SPECIAL – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM
In 2011, for the first time in history, China is on track to outpace the United States in patent filings. CNN host Fareed Zakaria interviews experts on innovation on how to fuel creativity and restore job growth in America. Zakaria interviews the U.S. Military’s head innovator Dr. Regina Dugan, Steven Johnson (author of Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation), economist Paul Romer, venture capitalist Len Baker, psychiatrist and business strategist Dr. John Kao, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.


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Candidates Announced for First New Hampshire GOP Primary Debate

Candidates Announced for First New Hampshire GOP Primary Debate


Presidential Hopefuls Will Gather in the Nation’s First Primary State for June 13 Debate
CNN, Hearst Television’s WMUR, and the New Hampshire Union Leader will present a Republican Presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET. It will be the first debate in the “First in the Nation” primary state of New Hampshire. CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King will moderate the debate, with questions from WMUR-TV’s Jean Mackin, Josh McElveen and Jennifer Vaughn and New Hampshire Union Leader’s John DiStaso and Tom Fahey.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Night's Most Brilliant TDS



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Moment of Zen



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