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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Your Views on the News 10/29/11


As usual this is the open forum where you tell us, and CNN, the good, the bad and the ugly. We'd like to pose a question this week, who is your favorite CNN anchor and why?

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Friday, October 28, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 10/29/11

SATURDAY, October 29, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dean and EVP of Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the relationship of breast cancer and family history. Dr. Gupta also talks to the managing editor of CNN.com’s Eatocracy blog, Kat Kinsman, about what Halloween candy is okay for a treat – and which should not be eaten, even on October 31st.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Election 2012
Guest: Jon Huntsman, former Utah Governor; presidential candidate
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS –Saturday 8:00PM-9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM, 2:00AM – 3:00AM
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O’Brien host a news magazine program that includes reports from Amber Lyon on women’s professional mixed martial arts fighters, and an investigation from Drew Griffin on the shocking investigation of the horrific beating and murder of African-American James Craig Anderson, who was run over multiple times by an F-250 pickup and left for dead by a violent group of young, white men known as the “Brandon Boys” in Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Justice could potentially classify this case as a federal hate crime against driver Deryl Dedmon, however, some Rankin County citizens are indifferent to suggestions that Dedmon committed a hate crime. Griffin interviews District Attorney Robert Smith, Assistant Police Chief, Anderson’s sister Barbara Anderson Young, Pastor Richardson, Hayden Coven, Ken Johnston and others.

SUNDAY, October 30, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Dean and EVP of Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the relationship of breast cancer and family history. Dr. Gupta also talks to the managing editor of CNN.com’s Eatocracy blog, Kat Kinsman, about what Halloween candy is okay for a treat – and which should not be eaten, even on October 31st.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM
Topics: Economy; 2012 Campaign
Guests: David Axelrod, senior strategist, Obama Re-election Campaign
Topics: 2012 Campaign; President Obama and GOP Rivals
Guests: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) presidential candidate
Topics: GOP Presidential Primaries: Iowa and Florida
Guest: O. Kay Henderson, news director, Radio Iowa
Guest: Adam Smith, political editor, St. Petersburg Times
Guest: Gina Smith, reporter, The State
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Has the euro been saved? Will the agreement reached by European leaders to bail out Greece lift the global economy? Is Occupy Wall Street targeting the right people? Are “the 1%” criminals?
Guest: Niall Ferguson, PhD, professor, Harvard University School of Business; Newsweek columnist
Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Topics: How does the man who pushed President Sarkozy to urge NATO intervention in Libya feel about that country’s revolution now? Was the death of Gadhafi justified? Will Libya become an Islamic nation, under Sharia law?
Guest: Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher, author Public Enemies
Topics: What lessons from big money baseball can be applied to life and business?
Guest: Michael Lewis, author (Boomerang, 2011; The Blind Side, 2006; Moneyball, 2003), financial journalist, former investment banker
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON
Topics: Perry on Birther Questions; Herman Cain vs. Karl Rove
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, columnist, The Washington Post
Guest: Roger Simon, chief political columnist, POLITICO
Guest: John Aravosis, liberal political blogger, AMERICAblog.com
Topics: ‘Gotcha!’ Journalism: Mattera, O’Keefe
Guest: Glynnis MacNichol, editor of Business Insider's media page "The Wire"
Guest: Paul Farhi, media reporter for Washington Post
Topics: Importance of Being Public
Guest: Jeff Jarvis, author, “Public Parts”; founder, BuzzMachine.com
Host: Howard Kurtz

CNN PRESENTS – Sunday 8:00PM-9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM, 2:00AM – 3:00AM
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta host a news magazine that includes reports from Kaj Larsen on how shark hunts are depleting the global population; Amber Lyon reports on the pollution caused by the use of plastic bags and one man’s fight against the industry to reduce their use; and Dr. Gupta reports on the challenges faced by returning veterans seeking healthcare.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Ratings for the Week of October 17th - 21st



1 - Special programming was aired on one night during the week

Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightlyratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbersreflect Live and same day (DVR) data.


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The New American Morning?


Like former Chicago WMAQ-Channel 5 news anchors Robin Meade and Don Lemon, Zoraida Sambolin is headed to CNN. Sambolin, anchor of NBC 5 News Today, is leaving the NBC-owned station after nine years to join CNN in New York. Sources at the network said she’s been hired as one of the anchor replacements for American Morning. Rumor has it that AM will be shorten from it's current 4 hours to 2 two hour blocks. Past host Soledad O’Brien (who previously co-hosted American Morning from 2003 to 2007) and ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield also have been mentioned as anchors of the new shows.

*Source: TimeOut Chicago

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Your Views on the News 10/22/11



Debate, Gadhafi or opinions on cable news in general, if you have something to say here's the place.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 10/21/11

SATURDAY, October 22, 2011


24/7 PACQUIAO / MARQUEZ 3 – Airs Saturday 12:00AM – 1:00AM
In the lead-up to the electric HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast on November 12 in Las Vegas when worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and his formidable challenger Juan Manuel Marquez collide in a welterweight title showdown, CNN will present all four episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ, the all-access, behind-the-scenes pass that allows viewers to step into the lives of the fighters before they step into the ring. Pacquiao is an iconic figure in his native Philippines where he serves as the lone congressional representative for the Sarangani province, while Marquez is a celebrated personality in his hometown of Mexico City.

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
After attending international HIV conferences held in the U.S., Iranian brothers Dr. Arash and Kamiar Alaei were both imprisoned for allegedly trying to overthrow the Iranian government. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews the siblings. Dr. Gupta also interviews GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s oncologist about how Mr. Cain survived stage 4 colon cancer. Dr. Gupta also takes a look at the history of the school lunch program – and makes a return visit to his own elementary school, Buchanan Elementary in Livonia, MI.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Libya; Death of Gadhafi
Guest: Fouad Ajami, Middle East expert; senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: Herman Cain, businessman; GOP presidential candidate
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS: LARRY KING SPECIAL – JOHNNY DEPP – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM and Sunday 2:00AM
CNN’s Larry King scores a rare interview with versatile, reclusive Golden Globe-winning actor Johnny Depp about his life and career, and collaborating with journalist and screenwriter Hunter S. Thompson for his forthcoming film The Rum Diary.

SUNDAY, October 23, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
After attending international HIV conferences held in the U.S., Iranian brothers Dr. Arash and Kamiar Alaei were both imprisoned for allegedly trying to overthrow the Iranian government. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews the siblings. Dr. Gupta also interviews GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s oncologist about how Mr. Cain survived stage 4 colon cancer. Dr. Gupta also takes a look at the history of the school lunch program – and makes a return visit to his own elementary school, Buchanan Elementary in Livonia, MI.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM
Topics: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq; Death of Gadhafi
Guest: Secretary Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Topics: Death of Gadhafi; Obama 2012 Campaign; Economy
EXCLUSIVE Guest: Vice President Joe Biden
Topics: Republicans’ Jobs Plan; Death of Gadhafi; Reaction to VP Biden
EXCLUSIVE Guest: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader
Anchor: Candy Crowley


FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Death of Gadhafi; Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot against the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.; Release of American Hikers; Iranian Democracy Movements
Guest: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
*** This exclusive interview will air live in a special broadcast on CNN International on Friday, Oct. 21 at 10:30pm ET on CNN International. The full interview will air inside FAREED ZAKARIA GPS on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:00am ET on CNN/U.S.***
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON
Topics: Role of the Moderator in Debates; Covering the 2012 Elections
Guest: Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor, PBS NewsHour
Host: Howard Kurtz

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O’Brien host a news magazine program that includes reports from Amber Lyon on women amateur mixed martial arts fighters, and an investigation from Drew Griffin on the shocking investigation of the horrific beating and murder of African-American James Craig Anderson, who was run over multiple times by an F-250 pickup and left for dead by a violent group of young, white men known as the “Brandon Boys” in Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Justice could potentially classify this case as a federal hate crime against driver Deryl Dedmon, however, some Rankin County citizens are indifferent to suggestions that Dedmon this is a hate crime. Griffin interviews District Attorney Robert Smith, Assistant Police Chief, Anderson’s sister Barbara Anderson Young, Pastor Richardson, Hayden Coven, Ken Johnston and others.

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HBO ® Emmy-Award-winning Reality Series "24/7" Returns to CNN

HBO ® Emmy-Award-winning Reality Series "24/7" Returns to CNN
PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ Four-Part Special Airs at Midnight ET/PT on CNN/U.S beginning October 22

CNN will again broadcast HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7.’ The all-new four-part series 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ debuts on CNN Saturday, October 22 at midnight ET/PT.
Leading up to the HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast of the welterweight title showdown between worldwide boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and his formidable challenger Juan Manuel Marquez, CNN will present all four episodes of 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ, the exclusive series that takes a look into the lives of the fighters in and out of the ring.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Last Night's Ratings for CNN



CNN Republican Debate Is #1 Last Night; Drawing 5.5 Million Viewers and 1.7 in the Key Demo 25-54

AC 360 is #1 at 10pm

Las Vegas Most Watched Debate on CNN.com So Far

According to Nielsen Fast National data, CNN's Las Vegas Debate (8:00p-10:00p*), moderated by Anderson Cooper, delivered 5.468 million total viewers and 1.651 million in the key demo 25-54. Last night's debate represents the second highest debate this season among total viewers (FNC’s 9/22 debate averaged 6.107 million).

CNN was, by far, #1 in the 8:00p-10:00p time period last night among cable news networks. CNN was top rated in both total viewers and in the key demo 25-54, topping second-place FNC by 163% among total viewers (5.468 million vs. 2.083 million) and 235% among P25-54 (1.651 million vs. 493k). CNN also out-performed third-place MSNBC by 632% among total viewers (5.468 million vs. 747k) and by 822% among P25-54 (1.651 million vs. 179k).

Compared to CNN’s recent Tampa Debate (9/12/11) this debate was up by +51% among total viewers (5.468 million vs. 3.613 million) and by +46% in the key demo 25-54 (1.651 million vs. 1.132 million).

*Fast National Data is representative of 8:00p-10:00p. Final Data will reflect actual debate time of 8:00p-9:52p.
AC 360 at 10:00pm:
• With a delivery of 2.244 million total viewers and 735k P25-54 viewers, AC 360’s 10:00p hour easily outperformed the cable news competition.
• Among total viewers, AC360’s 10:00p hour topped that of FNC by 13% (2.244 million vs. 1.991 million) and MSNBC by 122% (2.244 million vs. 1.009 million)
• Among P25-54, AC360’s 10:00p hour topped that of FNC by 43% (735k vs. 515k) and MSNBC by 172% (735k vs. 270k).

CNN Digital:
Las Vegas Most Watched Debate on CNN.com so far
• CNN delivered 601.3 thousand live video streams during the 8:00p-10:00p hours of the debate, 35% higher than Tampa, and over four times as high as New Hampshire.
• For the day, CNN served more than 3.9 million global video starts (live + VOD), a 38% increase over Tampa performance, and a 23% increase over New Hampshire performance.
• During the 8:00p-10:00p hours, CNN’s mobile web video views were 123% higher versus the prior four Tuesdays, 116% higher than Tampa and 60% over the New Hampshire debate.
• #CNNdebate trended globally on Twitter during the Las Vegas debate.


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WRLC Debate On CNN


Here's a sampling of tonight's Western Republican Leadership Conference Debate broadcast on CNN and moderated by Anderson Cooper.

Opening:

video


Taxes & Jobs:

video


Health Care & Immigration:

video


Occupy Wall Street:

video


Religion & Faith:

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Ratings for the Week of October 10th - 14th




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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Tuesday's Vegas Republican Debate Prep

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has posted an article about the prep and the behind the scenes action for tomorrow night's Republican debate, moderated by Anderson Cooper, on CNN.

At the first CNN presidential debate this campaign season, 5-foot-2 Michele Bachmann asked for a height-raising block to stand on behind the lectern . Her request was granted and then all the other candidates seeking equal treatment got risers, too, even 6-foot-2 Mitt Romney.

Now, it's the same setup every time.

The candidates also each get a bottle of water, paper and pen. And before the debate begins each contender, one by one, stands separately on stage to test the lighting, to find out how a suit or tie appears on camera and to ensure there's a direct-line view of a spouse sitting in the audience.

"They want to feel comfortable," said Keith Thornhill, CNN's project manager for the debate.

To read the entire article please follow the link.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 10/15/11

SATURDAY, October 15, 2011

ANDERSON COOPER SPECIAL REPORT- BULLYING: IT STOPS HERE – Airs Saturday 1:00AM – 2:00AM, 4:00AM, 8:00PM and 11:00PM, plus Sunday 2:00AM
CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. present a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchors hosts a town hall at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one-year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi’s death. Cooper will reveal the results of a six-month long pilot study that provide new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem. In partnership with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, this groundbreaking investigation involving over 700 junior and high school students explores the complex social dynamic of bullying, and how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem. Guests include actor and bullying prevention activist Jane Lynch , author Dr. Phil McGraw; who has testified before Congress about bullying prevention, talk show host and mother of three Kelly Ripa, and Rosalind Wiseman; best-selling author Queen Bees and Wannabees (2002).

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes a rare visit inside the one-of-a-kind Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encelopathy in Bedford, MA. Its director, Dr. Ann McKee, is investigating the connection between head trauma and dementia, focused on how repetitive blows on the football field can lead to a form of dementia. Dr. Gupta also explains the controversial U.S. Preventive Services Task Force prostate cancer screening recommendations and interviews Hans Rueffert, stomach cancer survivor, 2005 contestant for “The Next Food Network Star,” and author (Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow, 2009) about what healthy eating has done for him.

FASHION: BACKSTAGE PASS – Airs Saturday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
From Paris, the birthplace of fashion and the City of Light, it's less about who's in the front row and all about the clothes on the runway. CNN's Alina Cho is back with her latest installment of the ongoing series, getting an exclusive behind-the scenes-look at Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld. Cho gets up close and personal with the man behind the iconic red-soled shoes, Christian Louboutin and separates fact from fiction on the biggest story out of Paris: who will replace John Galliano as the next designer of Christian Dior. CNN is one-on-one with the rumored favorite, Marc Jacobs, and Dior's elusive CEO, Sidney Toledano – reporting from the center of all of the action from Paris.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor; presidential candidate
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer


FREEDOM’S FOOT SOLDIERS: A CONVERSATION WITH T.J. HOLMES – Airs Saturday 7:30PM – 8:00PM
CNN anchor T.J. Holmes exclusively interviews Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s friends together in the basement of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to reflect on the life of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement then and now. “Living legends” Juanita Abernathy, Xernona Clayton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Rev. Joseph Lowery and former U.N. Ambassador Dr. Andrew Young speak of Dr. King’s desire to quit the movement and concentrate on writing and preaching, and the message the dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., monument sends.

CNN PRESENTS: PURE EVIL – THE KILLINGS IN CONNECTICUT – Airs Saturday 10:30PM – 11:00PM, plus Sunday 1:30AM – 2:00AM
CNN’s Randi Kaye updates the notorious violent home invasion case as the trial of the last accused killer comes to an end in Connecticut. Dr. William Petit was brutally beaten and left helpless as his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters Hayley and Michaela were murdered and sexually assaulted during a vicious home invasion.


SUNDAY, October 16, 2011


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes a rare visit inside the one-of-a-kind Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encelopathy in Bedford, MA. Its director, Dr. Ann McKee, is investigating the connection between head trauma and dementia, focused on how repetitive blows on the football field can lead to a form of dementia. Dr. Gupta also explains the controversial U.S. Preventive Services Task Force prostate cancer screening recommendations and interviews Hans Rueffert, stomach cancer survivor, 2005 contestant for “The Next Food Network Star,” and author (Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow, 2009) about what healthy eating has done for him.


STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM, NOON – 1:00PM
Topics: Economy; Race for the White House
Guest: Newt Gingrich, (R) presidential candidate; former House Speaker
Topics: President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign; Response to Gingrich
Guest: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair, Democratic National Committee
Topics: U.S. Response to Iran; Jobs; 2012 Politics
Guest: Sen. John McCain, ranking member, Armed Services Committee
Topics: Life of Martin Luther King; A Preview of the MLK Dedication
Guest: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
Anchor: Candy Crowley


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

Topics: What’s behind Occupy Wall Street? Should we be paying attention to them? Similarities to the Tea Party? What’s behind this populism? Who’s to blame for economic woes – Wall Street or the Fed? Will the Euro fail? What advice would Mr. Forbes give to the GOP field?
Guest: Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine
Guest: Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief, Reuters
Guest: Paul Krugman, columnist, The New York Times and Professor of Economics & International Affairs, Princeton University; Nobel laureate in economics
Guest: Bret Stephens, deputy editorial page editor, The Wall Street Journal (European and Asian Editions)
Topics: What does Prince Turki remember about Osama bin Laden? Was he surprised bin Laden was found in Pakistan? What does he think the U.S. should do in Afghanistan? Have we won the war on terror? What does he say to Americans who are wary of Saudi Arabia? What is President Obama’s standing in the Arab world?
Guest: Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, nephew to the current King of Saudi Arabia
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY: BUILDING THE DREAM – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON **Pre-empts this week’s edition of Reliable Sources**
Candy Crowley anchors special, live coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C., including President Obama’s remarks. Also reporting will be CNN correspondent Joe Johns.

MLK: WORDS THAT CHANGED A NATION – Airs Sunday 7:00PM – 8:00PM
CNN anchor and Soledad O’Brien interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s closest confidants, including former U.N. Ambassador Dr. Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and activist Dorothy Cotton, for their behind-the-scenes insights into many of the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. They discuss the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King’s win of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and Dr. King’s time in a Birmingham jail for his participation in a nonviolent protest for civil rights. MLK: Words That Changed A Nation includes an examination of Dr. King’s private library of papers, letters, and speeches that reveal his personal philosophy and theology, as well as his doubts and fears – as he and those around him created a peaceful revolution that forever changed America.

CNN PRESENTS: LARRY KING SPECIAL – JOHNNY DEPP – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN’s Larry King scores a rare interview with versatile, reclusive Golden Globe-winning actor Johnny Depp about his life and career, and collaborating with journalist and screenwriter Hunter S. Thompson for his forthcoming film The Rum Diary.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

WRLC Debates in Las Vegas on CNN


Western States, Issues Take Center Stage for CNN, WRLC Debate

Anderson Cooper to Moderate the Oct. 18 Face-off among Eight Presidential Contenders in Las Vegas

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Tuesday, Oct. 18 debate presented by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference (WRLC). The debate, which will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (ET), will be broadcast from The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voters from the 16 states and territories that make up the Western region of the United States will be in the audience and will have an opportunity to pose questions directly to the candidates. Nevada will be one of the first states to vote in the Republican presidential primary process in 2012, as chosen by the Republican National Committee.

The following eight presidential contenders will participate in the debate: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

CNN’s live and on-location coverage surrounding the debate will begin with CNN Newsroom on Saturday, Oct. 15 and continue through American Morning on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Larry King Interviews Johnny Depp

photo courtesy of CNN

Larry King Sits Down for Rare Interview with Johnny Depp
Interview will air Sunday, October 16 at 8pm ET

One of the most celebrated actors of his generation, Johnny Depp, sits down with legendary interviewer Larry King for a rare, candid and in-depth interview. The famously private actor gives King a tour of his private office in Hollywood, showing his personal paintings and memorabilia and opens up to King about his life and work. The interview will air on CNN at 8pm ET and again at 11pm and 2amET.
During the interview, Depp touches upon fame, success and failure. He also reveals new details about upcoming projects including his next film, “Dark Shadows,” with longtime collaborator Tim Burton, and his upcoming film, “The Rum Diary”, out October 28, which is based on the life of his good friend Hunter S. Thompson.
Depp and King talk about his family and friendships with his mentors Marlon Brando and Thompson. Depp credits Brando with changing the way actors work, saying that “Marlon reinvented acting, he revolutionized acting.” Johnny Depp, a vocal advocate for the West Memphis 3, also comments on the release of the three men, who had served close to 20 years for murder.
Depp is a three time Academy Award nominee for Best Actor and a Golden Globe winner. The interview will re-air on Saturday October 22 at 8 pm, 11pm ET and 2amET.
To see a clip from the interview please visit CNN.com/Larryking


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ratings For The Week of October 3rd to October 7th



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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Monday, October 10, 2011

CNN Dialogues Forum on Social Media to Feature Top Trendmakers


CNN Dialogues Forum on Social Media to Feature Top Trendmakers

Musician Pete Wentz, Innovators Baratunde Thurston and Randi Zuckerberg, Author Maggie Jackson, Pastor Shaun King, and CNN’s Don Lemon to Lead Dynamic Forum

CNN Dialogues, the forum for community discussion launched by CNN, the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights last month will host its second event, “Living in the Age of Social Media – the Good, the Bad, and the Surprising” at The Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. On Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:00pm ET, CNN anchor Don Lemon will facilitate a dynamic discussion that will examine how digital innovation has impacted our lives, how we conduct business, and changed concepts of identity, privacy, and community.
Social media is driving major change in politics, business, and culture – and even serving as a major agent of revolution in the Middle East, and humanitarian efforts around the world.
Also leading the forum are:
• Maggie Jackson, journalist and author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & the Coming Dark Age (2008);
• Shaun King a self-described ‘techie-humanitarian’ who is founder of Courageous Church, he is also the founder of the social media humanitarian aid site, TwitChange;
• Baratunde Thurston, comedian, co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics (a blog targeting politically-minded African-Americans), and director of digital for The Onion (a multi-media platform for satirical news and information);
• Pete Wentz, musician and lyricist for the rock band, Fall Out Boy, record label manager, and co-founder of the group Black Cards; and
• Randi Zuckerberg, former head of marketing for Facebook, and co-founder / CEO for R to Z Media, a new digital venture.

AC360 week-long series begins October 10



AC360 week-long series begins October 10

CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. have teamed up for a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series focused on bullying in addition to a town hall hosted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.’s death.

Beginning October 10, Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series which will move the conversation forward with solution oriented, original research that will help families and educators to better understand this serious problem impacting children. Cooper sheds new light into the world of bullies, uncovering counter intuitive information about what motivates kids’ aggression that might surprise viewers. Cooper will uncover some universal truths about bullying in schools across the country by speaking with UC sociologist Faris and bullying expert Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of “Odd girl Out”. Anderson Cooper 360° airs weeknights at 8 and 10pm ET on CNN.

Friday, October 7, 2011

This Weekend's Programming 10/08/11

SATURDAY, October 8, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and offers insights into pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, which is believed to be the illness that ended his life. Dr. Gupta also interviews Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, singer with the chart-topping group ‘TLC.’ Ms. Watkins discusses living with sickle cell anemia and surviving a brain tumor

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: Rep. Ron Paul, Republican candidate for president
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: Sen. Bernie Sanders
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS: DEATH BY MAIL – THE ANTHRAX LETTERS – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM and Sunday 2:00AM
CNN’s Joe Johns draws upon recently released FBI and Justice Department documents to tell the story of the mysterious 2001 bioterrorism poisonings that killed five people and sickened 17 more. Threatening letters – using jihadist language – were enclosed with anthrax and mailed to media organizations and the U.S. Capitol shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Weaving together interviews with people central to the investigation, Johns follows the trail of evidence revealing where authorities missed important clues, wrongly focused on an innocent man, and ultimately built a case against a civilian scientist working in a U.S. Military laboratory. Since the suspect committed suicide and the government’s case was built upon circumstantial evidence, doubts linger about his guilt – ten years after the anthrax attacks.

CNN PRESENTS: MURDER ABROAD – THE AMANDA KNOX STORY – Airs Saturday 10:00PM – 11:00PM and Sunday 1:00AM and 4:00AM
Updated with trial coverage and the Knox family press conferences upon her release, CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin focuses on why the American exchange student was convicted nearly 3 years ago in Perugia, Italy, for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student. Griffin has a rare television interview with the chief prosecutor in the case, Giuliano Mignini, and reveals a pattern of prosecutorial behavior that raises questions about the original conviction.

SUNDAY, October 9, 2011

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and offers insights into pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer, which is believed to be the illness that ended his life. Dr. Gupta also interviews Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, singer with the chart-topping group ‘TLC.’ Ms. Watkins discusses living with sickle cell anemia and surviving a brain tumor

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

Topic: Surge in the Polls; His Book
Guest: Herman Cain (R) presidential candidate; businessman; author
Topic: Future of Her Campaign
Guest: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) presidential candidate
Topic: Jobs Report; Politics of the Economy
Guest: Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics
Guest: Peter Baker, White House correspondent, The New York Times
Guest: Ron Brownstein, editorial director, National Journal; CNN senior political analyst
Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topics: The macro view: just how bad IS the American economy? Are we in for a double-dip? What can get the U.S. out of its current predicament? What lessons can the U.S. learn from Britain?
Guest: Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, The Financial Times of London
Topics: Mr. Schultz receives a constant update of America’s economy from feedback from his 11,000 Starbucks outlets in the U.S. – what do these data tell him? Are consumers concerned most about the economy or the government? What should the government be doing? Why does Mr. Schultz want to withhold contributions from political candidates?
Guest: Howard Schultz, chairman/president/CEO, Starbucks and author of Onward, 2011
Topics: How is the U.S. financial crisis similar to those Lewis has written about overseas? What did “easy money” do to the American economy? Where is the American economy weakest?
Guest: Michael Lewis, author (Boomerang, 2011; The Blind Side, 2006; Moneyball, 2003), financial journalist, former investment banker
Topics: What made the U.S. great? What has the U.S. forgotten? How does the U.S. get it back?
Guest: Tom Friedman, author (That Used To Be Us, 2011) Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for The New York Times
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE 11:00AM – NOON

Topic: Chris Christie and Sarah Palin Not in 2012 Race; Rick Perry’s N-word Controversy
Guest: Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post
Guest: Robert Costa, National Review
Guest: Bill Press, syndicated radio host, “The Bill Press Show”
Topic: Hank Williams, Jr. Compares Obama to Hitler
Guest: Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com
Guest: Erik Wemple, The Washington Post
Host: Howard Kurtz


ANDERSON COOPER SPECIAL REPORT- BULLYING: IT STOPS HERE – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. present a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchors hosts a town hall at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one-year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi’s death. Cooper will reveal the results of a six-month long pilot study that provide new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem. In partnership with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, this groundbreaking investigation involving over 700 junior and high school students explores the complex social dynamic of bullying, and how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem. Guests include actor and bullying prevention activist Jane Lynch , author Dr. Phil McGraw; who has testified before Congress about bullying prevention, talk show host and mother of three Kelly Ripa, and Rosalind Wiseman; best-selling author Queen Bees and Wannabees (2002).


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Your Views on the News 10/7/11


This is the place and now is the time for you to tell us what you're thinking about CNN, Erin Burnett's OutFront or anything else on your mind.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cardona & Frum Join CNN's BPTO

Maria Cardona and David Frum Join CNN as Political Contributors

Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum have joined the network for the 2012 election season, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief.
“Having spent all of my professional career in communications, public policy, and politics, I’m thrilled to join CNN as a political contributor, especially as we are entering the excitement of the upcoming 2012 presidential election cycle,” said Maria Cardona.
“CNN is where the national conversation starts,” said David Frum. “In this exciting election year, I am truly honored to join that conversation.”
Maria Cardona is a Democratic strategist and currently heads the public affairs practice at Dewey Square Group, where she founded the Latinovations practice that focuses on Latino strategic outreach on national, state and local levels. During the 2008 Democratic primary election, Cardona was senior adviser and spokesperson to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and served on the campaign’s Hispanic outreach team. During the 2008 general election, Cardona was a key surrogate for the Obama for America campaign. Previously, Cardona was a senior vice president for the New Democrat Network, and before that, the communications director for the Democratic National Committee. During the Clinton administration, Cardona served as a spokesperson at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce. In addition, Cardona will also contribute to CNN en Español.
David Frum is the editor and founder of the conservative website FrumForum.com. From 2001 to 2002, Frum served as special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush. During the 2008 election season, he served as senior foreign policy advisor to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign. Earlier, as an American Enterprise fellow, Frum studied political, generational and demographic trends. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as an editor of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page. Frum is the author of six books, including most recently, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again. He writes regular columns for CNN.com, This Week and Canada’s National Post. Frum was born in Toronto, Canada, and received a simultaneous B.A. and M.A. in history from Yale in 1982. He was appointed visiting lecturer in history at Yale in 1986; in 1987, he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Federalist Society.
Cardona and Frum join a deep bench of political contributors at CNN, which includes John Avlon, Paul Begala, Bill Bennett, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Erick Erickson, Ari Fleischer, David Gergen, Roland Martin, Mary Matalin and Hilary Rosen, among others.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

“Bullying: It Stops Here”


Anderson Cooper 360° Town Hall “Bullying: It Stops Here” October 9
AC360 week-long series begins October10

CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. have teamed up for a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series focused on bullying in addition to a town hall hosted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.’s death.
Anderson Cooper will reveal the results of a six-month long pilot study that provide new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem. In partnership with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, this groundbreaking investigation involving over 700 junior and high school students will explore the complex social dynamic of bullying, and how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem.
“Too many kids have died already; too many kids are living in fear. At AC360 we decided to look into the problem by sponsoring an extensive study of bullying in one school to better understand the dynamics “said Cooper “what we learned by focusing on one school was eye opening. The problem of bullying is far more complex than it is often portrayed, and while there are no easy solutions, we’ve learned some things that lead me to believe that with enough attention, we can make life better for kids”
Bullying: It Stops here, An Anderson Cooper Special Report will feature guests including actor and bullying prevention activist Jane Lynch , psychologist and talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw; who has testified before Congress about bullying prevention, talk show host and mother of three Kelly Ripa, and Rosalind Wiseman; best-selling author “Queen Bees and Wannabees”. Along with a special audience of students, parents, educators and policy makers, Cooper and guests will question whether new legislation, laws and significant media attention has helped the bullying prevention efforts.
The town hall, titled Bullying: It Stops Here will premiere Sunday, October 9 at 8pm ET and will re-air on October 14 at 8 and 10 pm ET.
Beginning October 10, Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series which will move the conversation forward with solution oriented, original research that will help families and educators to better understand this serious problem impacting children. Cooper sheds new light into the world of bullies, uncovering counter intuitive information about what motivates kids’ aggression that might surprise viewers. Cooper will uncover some universal truths about bullying in schools across the country by speaking with UC sociologist Faris and bullying expert Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of “Odd girl Out”. Anderson Cooper 360° airs weeknights at 8 and 10pm ET on CNN.
Earlier this month, Facebook and Time Warner Inc. announced the launch of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App, an interactive social media pledge that enables educators, parents and students to make a personal commitment—and recruit others to join them—to help stop bullying.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ratings for the Week of September 26th to September 30th



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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Monday, October 3, 2011

The Premiere of Out Front with Erin Burnett


We'll leave the opinions to you the viewer. Here is a sampling of segments from the premiere of Out Front.

Tonight's opening segments, topics from the Wall Street protests to Gov. Cristie:

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Seriously Protesters?

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Leon Panetta interview:

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Part 2:

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A CNN Bromance


It seems Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer are involved in a bit of a bromance. First we caught wind of it was on the season finale of Hot in Cleveland.
To set the scene for the clip; Betty White's character is looking for a sign from her dead husband that she has his approval to get married again. She hears an owl in the tree and wonders if that's the sign. Valerie Bertinelli's character offers to take a closer look for her...

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Then just last week Anderson Cooper interviewed Joy Behar on HLN and the conversation turned to Wolf's abilities in bed. If you missed it here's the clip.

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Anderson even managed to work Wolf into Nancy Grace's wardrobe malfunction on DWTS. Here's The Ridiculist.

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And we'll close with the classic 'who the hell is Wolf?':

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