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Friday, June 29, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 6/30/12

SATURDAY, June 30, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, anchoring from Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Sanjay will break down the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. He will explain why health costs continue to skyrocket, and how the decision affects hospitals like Bellevue. He will answer viewer questions and speak with CNN’s Kate Bolduan and Jeffrey Toobin.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: John Roberts/SCOTUS health care decision
Guest: Tom Goldstein, SCOTUS blog creator
Topic: SCOTUS impact on election
Guest: Ryan Lizza, CNN Contributor & Washington correspondent for The New Yorker
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

THE NEXT LIST: 10 INNOVATORS CHANGING YOUR WORLD – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00AM (Sunday 2:00AM)
Chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines 10 individuals whose life work and forward thinking seek to change the world. Individuals highlighted in this special include an urban bee keeper exporting his ancient craft, a man designing bionic legs, a chef who cooks with hydrogen, and a space archeologist.

SUNDAY, July 1, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, anchoring from Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Sanjay will break down the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. He will explain why health costs continue to skyrocket, and how the decision affects hospitals like Bellevue. He will answer viewer questions and speak with CNN’s Kate Bolduan and Jeffrey Toobin.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: SCOTUS Health Care Ruling; Economy; Jobs
Guest: Jacob Lew, White House chief of staff
Topic: SCOTUS Health Care Ruling; Campaign 2012; Economy; Jobs
Guest: Carly Fiorina, vice chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee; former chairman and CEO, HP
Guest: Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan
Topic: Colorado Wildfires
Guest: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: What do the Supreme Court’s rulings mean for the U.S. economy? The presidential election?; Will the euro survive?
Guest: Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget (President Barack Obama), former director of the Congressional Budget Office (President George W. Bush)
Guest: Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher for The Nation
Guest: Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Guest: Peter Schiff, CEO and chief global strategist, Euro Pacific Capital; precious metals dealer
Topics: Egypt’s historic elections: who is Moursi? How much power will he actually wield? How will he look upon the U.S. and the West?
Guest: Steven Cook, PhD, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Guest: Tarek Masoud, PhD, assistant professor of public policy, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Topics: How will India catalog and ID each of its more than one billion people?
Guest: Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: SCOTUS Health Care Ruling
Guest: Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSBlog
Topics: Ann Curry’s Departure from ‘Today’
Guest: Gail Shister, columnist, TVNewser
Topics: Anne-Marie Slaughter Article Coverage
Guest: Lauren Ashburn, founder, daily-download.com
Guest: Michelle Cottle, Newsweek/Daily Beast
More guests to be announced.
Host: Howard Kurtz

GLOBAL LESSONS: The GPS ROAD MAP FOR SAVING HEALTH CARE – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
Health care costs are rising in America while health care quality continues to sink. CNN and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria examines what we can learn from the rest of the world about fixing health care by examining the pros and cons of how medicine is practiced in the U.K., Taiwan, Switzerland, and a successful trial program within the U.S. as well. Zakaria also interviews Atul Gawande, MD, surgeon and science and medicine writer for The New Yorker, Game Show Network CEO David Goldhill (author of “How American Healthcare Killed My Father,” The Atlantic, 2009), and Washington Post journalist and author T.R. Reid (The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, 2010) for practical recommendations on improving health outcomes more efficiently.

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TDS, CNN & SCOTUS


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart takes cable news to task for the rush to be first with yesterday's SCOTUS decision. Here's Jon 'Keeping Them Honest':

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CNN's SCOTUS Coverage on Thursday


CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley and John King will lead the network's live coverage when the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday morning issues its decision on health care reform. Coverage will begin at 9 a.m. ET.

After listening to the rulings inside the courtroom, Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst and author of “The Nine: Insider the Secret World of the Supreme Court,” will join congressional correspondent Kate Bolduan and John King on the steps outside of the Supreme Court. Candy Crowley will report live from Capitol Hill. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be on hand to break down potential medical implications and what the decision will mean for doctors and patients.

Chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen will provide insight and analysis on the ramifications of the decision. Chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin will report live from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and national political correspondent Jim Acosta, who is covering Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, will report on the decision’s impact on the 2012 race. CNN contributors on hand to weigh in will include: John Avlon, Donna Brazile, Margaret Hoover and Roland Martin.
Congressional action Thursday on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt will be covered live by CNN’s team of anchors and reporters, with crime and justice correspondent Joe Johns joining the ensemble.
Online, CNN.com /ThisJustIn will provide up-to-the-minute updates and reports as news develops.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ashleigh Banfield Moves to Newsroom, Kyra Philips to HLN


TVNewser posted CNN's memos announcing staffing changes at both networks:


Memo from Scot Safon, EVP of CNN Worldwide and director of HLN:

I am very excited to officially welcome Kyra Phillips to the HLN family. The HLN team has long been fans of Kyra’s work, and many of us have also had the tremendous pleasure of working directly with Kyra on projects at CNN and recently at HLN.

Kyra will join HLN to lead a new daytime program that will kick off late this summer. Her new program will highlight her strengths as a journalist as well as her insights and observations on the news and the people at the center of the stories. The show will be built around Kyra’s personality and passions, which include looking at the state of parenting and the modern family, civil rights and discrimination, children with disabilities and military families. The HLN audience will get the chance to see many aspects of Kyra’s talents and interests, and her show will help HLN expand its viewer promise during the day.


Among the many things Kyra brings to the HLN line-up is her acclaimed track record in reporting on major news events. Her award-winning work includes extensive reporting on Iraq, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and CNN’s Election coverage. She became the first female journalist to fly in an F-14 air-to-air combat training mission over the Persian Gulf, and has extensive police, SWAT and weapons training.


Kyra’s compassionate style, incisive questions and intrepid search for answers, coupled with her passion for telling the human side of news, are perfect for the HLN audience. We are so excited to add her talents and voice to our line-up.


CNN EVP Ken Jautz wrote:

I wanted to share with you some changes we are making to our morning programming. John Berman has started at CNN and beginning next month he will co-anchor Early Start with Zoraida Sambolin as well as contribute to other CNN programs and to CNN.com. Also this summer, Ashleigh Banfield will move to CNN Newsroom to anchor her own program from 11 am- noon.

Kyra Phillips will move to HLN to lead a new daytime program later this summer. I’d like to take a moment to thank Kyra for her years of anchoring on CNN. We are delighted that her next step will be on HLN.


John, Zoraida and Ashleigh are all accomplished journalists and I know they will enhance our commitment to quality journalism and to reporting a broad range of stories without picking sides.




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Monday, June 25, 2012

Ratings For the Week of June 18-22


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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HLN’s Emmy Awards® Garners 2 Million Total Viewers


HLN’s Broadcasts of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards® Garners 2 Million Total Viewers and more than 650k Among P25-54
Five prime telecasts of HLN’s Presentation of the Daytime Emmy Awards® Gross Average Audience Totals 2 Million P2+ and 677k P25-54

According to Nielsen Fast National Data, two million total viewers and 677k P25-54 viewers watched the five broadcasts of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards® on HLN airing on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 8-10p (ET) and 10-12m (ET) and one broadcast at 12m-2a.

The premiere broadcast, Saturday night, June 23, airing 8-10p ranks as the #1 most- watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history with 912k P2+ and 327k among 25-54. Among Women in both total viewers and 25-54, the premiere telecast from 8-10p on Saturday night ranks as the second most-watched Saturday in HLN history.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 6/23/12

SATURDAY, June 23, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Only two states have laws that allow for physician-assisted suicide, this week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay talks a group called the Final Exit Network who clam to have assisted nearly 300 people put an end to their suffering. But what this group sees as a right-to-die, one Arizona family calls a crime. Sanjay sits down with Viki and Tom Thomas, who lost their sister with Final Exit’s help. Also, just days away from the US Supreme Court issuing a ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The justices will decide whether the health care reform President Obama signed into law back in 2010 will stay or go. Sanjay previews what the ruling will mean for you, whether the high court upholds the legislation or strikes it down.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Immigration; Rubio’s interest in vice president; 2012 politics
Guest: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Topic: Pres. Obama’s background; Obama Administration
Guest: David Maraniss, Author of "Barack Obama: The Story"
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CNN PRESENTS 8:00PM – 9:00PM & 11:00PM – 12:00PM

SUNDAY, June 24, 2012

CNN PRESENTS 2:00AM – 3:00AM

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Only two states have laws that allow for physician-assisted suicide, this week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay talks a group called the Final Exit Network who clam to have assisted nearly 300 people put an end to their suffering. But what this group sees as a right-to-die, one Arizona family calls a crime. Sanjay sits down with Viki and Tom Thomas, who lost their sister with Final Exit’s help. Also, just days away from the US Supreme Court issuing a ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The justices will decide whether the health care reform President Obama signed into law back in 2010 will stay or go. Sanjay previews what the ruling will mean for you, whether the high court upholds the legislation or strikes it down.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Romney’s Focus on the Economy Despite Distractions
Guest: Ed Gillespie, senior adviser, Romney campaign
Topic: Latino Issues; Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration; Romney-Obama Outreach to NALEO
Guest: Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, former Commerce Secretary, George W. Bush administration
Guest: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Has Mayor Bloomberg gone too far with the war on soda sizes?; the obesity crisis in America; Rio+20: how the world’s mayors can lead on climate change; is Bloomberg a liberal or a conservative?; is he ready to endorse a presidential candidate?
Guest: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive
Topics: Austerity has been written off around the world, but is it working in Estonia?
Guest: Toomas Hendrik, President of Estonia. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive
Topics: The pulse of the Iranian people – how they really feel about America, about the Iranian regime, about its nuclear ambitions
Guest: Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, The New York Times
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: ‘Fast and Furious’ Coverage; Rubio and Veepstakes; Politico Reporter Suspended
Guest: Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent, The New Yorker; CNN contributor
Guest: Amy Holmes, GBTV
Guest: Dana Milbank, columnist, The Washington Post
Topics: Rielle Hunter’s Media Tour; Ann Curry; HBO’s “The Newsroom”
Guest: Maureen Ryan, The Huffington Post
Guest: David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun
Guest: Adam Buckman, Xfinity
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week The Next List profiles, Dale Dougherty, the founder of MAKE magazine, who believes in one simple idea: all of us are makers. It doesn’t matter what it is: cheese, wine, sculptures, robots, rockets, 3D printers - even electric muffins! Dougherty recently received a grant to bring the philosophy of making to high schools around the country with what he calls Maker Spaces.

CNN PRESENTS: Michael Jackson– The Final Days 8:00PM – 9:00PM & 11:00PM – 12:00AM

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

CNN International Ratings are Strong


CNN is #1 International News Channel in EMS Middle East survey

- CNN outstrips all competitors on monthly, weekly and daily reach
- Al Jazeera English manages distant second place
- CNN outscores all international competitors, including non-news

CNN has comprehensively beaten its English language rivals in the latest EMS Middle East survey, confirming its position as the single most watched international channel in the region – just weeks after it was also named the number one international news channel in Europe.

CNN decisively outperforms every international news and entertainment channel across every metric.

At 33.4% the network’s monthly reach is more than double that of its nearest English language competitor - Al Jazeera English, with 15.5%. Discovery follows, with 13.1%, while BBC World News trails in 4th place with 13%.

At 21.3% CNN’s weekly reach outstrips Al Jazeera English (10.5%), BBC World News (9.2%) and Discovery (8.3%).

At 11.5% its daily reach is far ahead of BBC World News (7.0%), Al Jazeera English (4.3%), and Discovery (3.2%).

CNN is also the number one cross-platform international commercial network, reaching 41.5% per month of the EMS Middle East universe when combining TV & online.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daytime Emmys on HLN Saturday


HLN’S LIVE PRESENTATION OF THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARDS ON JUNE 23 @ 8PM ET


HLN will present, LIVE, THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARDS ON HLN on Saturday, June 23 at 8pm-10 pm, ET, featuring talent that includes CNN’s Anderson Cooper and popular talk show host Rachael Ray. Fans who miss the live telecast will be able to catch the entire presentation during the following repeat airings: Saturday, June 23 at 10 pm and 12 midnight, Sunday June 24 at 8pm and 10 pm (all times Eastern).

Showbiz Tonight @ The Daytime Emmys® (preview show)
Friday, June 22 at 9 pm, re-airing at 11pm with encore presentations on Saturday, June 23 at 2 am, 4 am, 6 am, and 2 pm (all times Eastern)
HLN Showbiz Tonight host AJ Hammer and Showbiz Tonight correspondent Nischelle Turner will feature revealing stories about the big showdowns of the night - from Best Daytime Drama to the battle for best morning show between the Today show and Good Morning America - a look at the ultimate soap fans, a revealing look at popular talk show Live With Kelly, on-set with daytime’s big Court TV shows, and the story behind some of today’s biggest stars who got their start on soaps.
Showbiz Tonight @ The Daytime Emmys®-Live From the Red Carpet
Saturday, June 23 at 7pm, ET (re-airing on Sunday, June 24 at 7 pm, ET)
Just prior to the live telecast, viewers can get the behind-the scenes scoop on Showbiz Tonight @ The Daytime Emmys airing 7pm ET live from the Beverly Hilton and hosted by AJ Hammer, who will be joined by Showbiz Tonight correspondent Nischelle Turner on the Red Carpet for one-on-one interviews with the night’s biggest stars.

CNN en Español to Cover NALEO Conference


CNN en Español broadcasts special coverage for the NALEO Annual Conference session

Starting Thursday, June 21st through Saturday, June 23rd, CNN en Español will broadcast special coverage of the National Association of Latino Elected Leaders (NALEO) Annual Conference session. This exclusive coverage will be broadcast from Orlando, Florida, the place where the conference will take place and hosted by CNN en Español's news team, Juan Carlos Lopez, Alejandra Oraa and all-platform reporter Gustavo Valdés.

This special coverage will include reports that will cover all of the events, as well as transmit live coverage of the speeches of President Barack Obama, former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and Senator Marco Rubio, among others. At the same time, CNN en Español's team of journalists will also interview some of the nation's top executive and legislative leaders.

Throughout the three-day conference, the topics that will be offered include education, health financial empowerment, broadband adoption and the growth of the political power that Hispanic voters have within the United States politics.

CNN en Español will broadcast the special coverage of the NALEO Annual Conference session, starting Thursday, June 21st through Saturday, June 23rd.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CNN Updates for Tuesday 6/19/12


Currently CNN is in simulcast live coverage with the Hosni Mubarak news. Wolf Blitzer anchors from The Situation Room, Hala Gorani is live from the State Department and Ivan Watson is live from Tahrir Square in Egypt.

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Also today TVNewswer posted that executive producer for CNNMoney.com, Caleb Silver is joining CNN’s New York bureau as the director of U.S. business news.

In his new role, Silver will oversee the network’s business newsgathering and production, which will include the weekend business shows on CNN as well as business segments across all the network’s platforms.

The move is a return to the New York bureau for Silver, who came to CNN in 2004 as an assignment manager for business news and later became senior producer for “The Situation Room.”

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Ratings For the Week of June 11-15

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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Friday, June 15, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 6/16/12

SATURDAY, June 16, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay is joined by Tevi Troy, top health care advisor to Mitt Romney, to discuss the presidential candidate’s plan for American health care. Also, Sanjay speaks to the youngest member of the 1996 US Olympic Gymnastic Team, Dominique Moceanu, about the shocking secrets and training abuse she details in her new book. You’ll also meet a woman who is taking extreme measures to give her sister and brother-in-law the gift of a child.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Immigration policy changes
Guest: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security
Topic: Pakistan renews demands for apology from U.S.
Guest: Husain Haqqani, Former Pakistani Ambassador to U.S.
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

GLOBAL LESSONS: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM,11:00PM – 12:00AM

SUNDAY, June 17, 2012

GLOBAL LESSONS: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work Sunday 2:00AM – 3:00AM

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay is joined by Tevi Troy, top health care advisor to Mitt Romney, to discuss the presidential candidate’s plan for American health care. Also, Sanjay speaks to the youngest member of the 1996 US Olympic Gymnastic Team, Dominique Moceanu, about the shocking secrets and training abuse she details in her new book. You’ll also meet a woman who is taking extreme measures to give her sister and brother-in-law the gift of a child.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: White House Agenda; 2012 Politics; Economy
Guest: David Plouffe, senior White House adviser
Topic: 2012 Politics; Conservative Agenda
Guest: Rick Santorum (R), former presidential candidate; former senator of Pennsylvania
Topic: Health Care Debate: What’s at Stake in SCOTUS Decision?
Guest: Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
Guest: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Are Republicans the same as Tories? Is the euro zone doomed?
Guest: Boris Johnson (Conservative), Mayor of London
Topics: Would a Greek default destroy the euro zone? Should Europe and the U.S. be investing more or adopting more austerity?
Guest: Niall Ferguson, D.Phil, professor, Harvard University; Newsweek columnist
Guest: Lord Robert Skidelsky, D.Phil, professor emeritus of political economy, University of Warwick
Topic: Why the Rio+20 Earth Summit may be missing the point
Guest: Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming (2010)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: 40th Anniversary of Watergate; Transformation of Print Journalism
Guest: Len Downie, Washington Post
Guest: Phil Bronstein, Center for Investigative Reporting
Guest: Jane Hall, American University
Topics: Coverage of Eric Holder; Mitt Romney Does “Face the Nation”
Guest: Cenk Uyger, Current TV
Guest: Matt Lewis, Daily Caller
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week The Next List profiles Cameron Carpenter, an organist who desires to revive his instrument in extraordinary way. He is currently designing his own digital touring organ which will allow him to play the same instrument anywhere he travels. He hopes that his radical approach will help the organ resonate with the world again in a new way.

CNN PRESENTS* Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 11:00PM – 12:00AM & Monday 2:00AM – 3:00AM

*A three-story magazine edition on health stories includes a report by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on a severely depressed patient who underwent experimental deep brain stimulation surgery at Emory University. Also, Dr. Gupta investigates the health risks for children associated with poor air quality standards in classrooms across America. Lastly, investigative correspondent Drew Griffin explores the 2011 listeria outbreak in cantaloupes that claimed the lives of 35 Americans, hospitalized another 150, and became the nation’s worst food outbreak in 100 years.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jautz Informs CNN Staff of Changes

Ken Jautz’s memo to CNN staff:

TO: CNN Colleagues

FROM: Ken Jautz

DATE: June 13, 2012

I wanted to inform you of a change we are making to bolster our political coverage heading into the critical stretch of the 2012 campaign. Beginning next month, John King will shift roles and become our lead national campaign correspondent. As a result, Situation Room will air from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and John will be providing reports for SitRoom, AC360 and other programs and CNN platforms. This is John’s seventh presidential campaign, fourth with CNN, and making him available across our programming lineup allows us to better tap his skills and experience, especially on the ground reporting in major battleground states and among critical voting blocs.

Additionally, we are expanding our news coverage in Washington. With landmark decisions on the horizon, I’m very pleased to announce that Joe Johns will be taking on a new role as the CNN Crime and Justice Correspondent, covering the Supreme Court and the criminal justice system. Joe, who holds a law degree, has received national recognition for his crime and law enforcement reporting in DC. We are also expanding our coverage of national security and we will be adding a new correspondent to the Washington Bureau. Senior Producer Suzanne Kelly will become CNN’s Intelligence Correspondent covering national security and the intelligence community. Suzanne is an acclaimed author who published a detailed account of Blackwater’s role in the Iraq War.

These changes will help us provide groundbreaking reporting and more depth of coverage of the important issues facing our viewers. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Ken

Source: TVNewser

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Ratings for the Week of June 4 - 8




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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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Your Views on the News 6/9/12


News leaked that changes are coming to CNN's brass because of CNN's abysmal ratings. The NY Post. speculated that Jim Walton is on his way out and Jeff Zucker is being considered as his replacement.

"Several news business high-ups say one name being floated internally to come in and revive CNN ratings is Jeff Zucker, the former NBCUniversal boss. Zucker is friendly with both Bewkes and corporate adviser, Gary Ginsberg. The Zucker prospect has rattled some in the executive ranks. No outreach has occurred around that idea."

The Post also says "CNN insiders are also carping about the hiring of chef Anthony Bourdain to record a weekend show as editorial staff are being downsized. “People were like, ‘whaaaat?’ They’re eliminating reporters and replacing them with a food guy?”

So there's your fodder for conversation this week. Let us know what you think.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 6/9/12

SATURDAY, June 9, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay talks to a U.S. Marine, hit with a rocket-propelled grenade which is stuck in his leg, and still live. Also, Sanjay speaks to CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen about her special “The Empowered Patient: 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes.”

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: 2012 Politics
Guest: President Bill Clinton
Topic: 2012 Politics; President Clinton
Guest: David Axelrod, senior adviser, Pres. Obama’s re-election campaign
Topic: President Clinton’s Remarks
Guest: Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Adviser, Romney Campaign
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

THE EMPOWERED PATIENT: 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes 8:00pm – 9:00 pm & 11:00pm – 12:00am

24/7 Pacquiao / Bradley Parts 3 & 4 12:00am – 1:00am & 3:00am – 4:00am

SUNDAY, June 10, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay talks to a U.S. Marine, hit with a rocket-propelled grenade which is stuck in his leg, and still live. Also, Sanjay speaks to CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen about her special “The Empowered Patient: 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes.”

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Economy; Congress; Election 2012
EXCLUSIVE Guest: David Axelrod, senior adviser, Pres. Obama’s re-election campaign
Topic: Congressional Politics; Intelligence Leaks; Syria
Guest: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), ranking member, Armed Services Committee
Topic: Intelligence Leaks; Drone Strikes
Guest: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Intelligence Committee; Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee
Guest: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Is Rwanda the "Singapore of Africa?" How can corruption in Africa be conquered? Are elections in Rwanda free and fair?
Guest: Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.
Topics: What would Emanuel do to help the President's re-election efforts if he were still chief of staff? What lessons can one learn from the Wisconsin recall results? Will Emanuel serve if there's a second Obama Administration?
Guest: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.
Topic: U.S. immigration policy reform
Guest: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: Media Bias Against Romney
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
Guest: David Shuster, Current TV
Topics: Cable News Ratings
Guest: Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour
Guest: Terence Smith, former media correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Guest: Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
Topics: Leaking Information to the Press
Guest: David Sanger, The New York Times
Topics: Cronkite’s Legacy
Guest: Douglas Brinkley, author, “Cronkite”
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week The Next List profiles Taylor Wilson who at 18 has probably accomplished more than most people will in a lifetime. He is the youngest person in the world to build a nuclear fusion reactor. He’s won national acclaim for a counter terror device that sniffs out nuclear material in cargo containers.

GLOBAL LESSONS: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work 8:00pm – 9:00pm, 11:00pm – 12:00am & 2:00am – 3:00am

THE EMPOWERED PATIENT: 25 Shocking Medical Mistakes 2:00am – 3:00am


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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fareed Zakaria's Primetime Political Special

Fareed Zakaria Debriefs Immigration
The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work debuts Sunday, June 10, 8:00pm ET

The provocative topic of U.S. immigration policy is the focus of the second election year special hosted by CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria for CNN/U.S. and CNN International. Zakaria examines immigration policies in Japan, Europe, and Canada – and explores what we can learn from each. Two American thought leaders on immigration politics and policy – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY), and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R-KS) – discuss their proposals for America’s immigration policy challenges.
Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work debuts Sunday, June 10 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S. The themes in this special are further explored in Zakaria's regular column for TIME that will appear in the issue hitting newsstands on Friday, June 8.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TDS & the Diamond Jubilee


You knew The Daily Show's would have something to say about CNN's 2 hour coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and they did not disappoint. John Oliver summed it up with "They say the sun never sets on CNN's mighty news empire, remember this is the organization that owns the first Gulf War. And now look at what they've been reduced to, Piers Morgan and a cartoon butler spending two hours talking about barges. Look upon your works Ted Turner and despair."

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Ratings For The Week of May 28-June 1


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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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekend Musings

Regis Philbin guest hosted Piers Morgan Tonight on Tuesday (5/29/12) and, in our opinion, did a wonderful job. He devoted the entire hour to interviewing David Letterman, who rarely makes these types of appearances. Letterman suggested twice that Regis would be a good fit with CNN. He also comically forgot Anderson Cooper's name. Here's the clip:

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The big CNN talk this week were firings and hirings. But we also noticed some of our commenters reacting to an article on Broadcast & Cable.com:

Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent admitted to being "very unhappy" with CNN's primetime ratings, but said it won't resort to tricks to increase viewership.CNN ratings hit a 20-year low in May and speaking at the Nomura U.S. Media & Telecom Summit Thursday, Kent said the company had plans to improve the quality of its broadcasts and increase viewership.

Kent said the ratings problems had two causes, some he called environmental and the others "self-inflicted."

Over the years, CNN has benefited from breaking news and in the first five months of this year, there have been few big stories, especially compared to last year's rush of unrest in the Middle East, tsunamis, reactor meltdowns and earthquakes.

Even the election has been "pretty boring to people," said Kent, who expects interest in politics to heat up.

"This is not an excuse. It's just a fact," said Kent, calling those factors about half the problem.

The self-inflected problems stems from the fact that "we haven't put the best shows on the air," he said.

This Weekend's Programming 6/2/12

SATURDAY, June 2, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Dr. Sanjay Gupta duels with Dr. Marcy Zwelling, a critic of California's proposed new cigarette tax and talks with Lori Bremner, an American Cancer Society volunteer about Prop 29.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Obama’s birth certificate, Mitt Romney
Guest: Donald Trump
Topic: Political Wrap
Guest: Ron Brownstein
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SUNDAY, June 3, 2012


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Dr. Sanjay Gupta duels with Dr. Marcy Zwelling, a critic of California's proposed new cigarette tax and talks with Lori Bremner, an American Cancer Society volunteer about Prop 29.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topics: Virginia as a Battleground State; 2012 Politics; Jobs; Economy
Guest: Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), Republican Governors Association Chair
Topics: Bipartisanship; 2012 Politics; Senate Agenda; Jobs; Economy
Guest: Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN)
Guest: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Topics: Politics and the Economy; May Job Numbers
Guest: Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody's Analytics
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Advising Team Romney: how would he deal with the debt and the deficit? Will he cut taxes? How? Where? Will he cut spending? How? Where? Is austerity the answer? What IS Mitt Romney’s economic philosophy?
Guest: R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School; former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (George W. Bush Administration); adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Romney campaign senior economic advisor. A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive.
Topics: Syria: will President Assad survive the current crisis? Is military intervention imminent? What’s the endgame?
Guest: Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Topics: How nations can remain competitive and why the United States is slipping
Guest: Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor of Harvard Business School
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

Diamond Jubilee: Riverboat Pageant – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – 1:00PM (re-airs Monday 1:00AM)
**Pre-empts Reliable Sources this week**
Live from London, CNN will globally televise the spectacular pageantry of the Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year reign of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. CNN’s special live coverage will be anchored by Piers Morgan and Brooke Baldwin, across CNN/U.S. and CNN International. CNN’s live simulcast coverage begins on Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ET) on location at the Tower Bridge for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Hundreds of boats will sail up the River Thames, making it one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

CNN's Coverage of the Diamond Jubilee


CNN To Provide Global, Multi-Platform Coverage of the Diamond Jubilee
Piers Morgan and Brooke Baldwin Will Host CNN’s Live Coverage

Live from London, CNN will globally televise the spectacular pageantry of the Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year reign of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. CNN’s special live coverage will be anchored by Piers Morgan and Brooke Baldwin, across CNN/U.S. and CNN International. Users can also watch the simulcast live online at CNN.com/live or on the CNN App for iPad and iPhone by authenticating through their cable, satellite or telco provider.
CNN’s live simulcast coverage begins on Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (ET) on location at the Tower Bridge for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Hundreds of boats will sail up the River Thames, making it one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river.