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Monday, July 30, 2012

Ratings For The Week of 7/23-7/27

1 - Special programming was aired 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, July 27, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 7/28/12

SATURDAY, July 28, 2012

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Osama bin Laden; National Security
Guest: Admiral William McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations (ALL ON TAPE!)
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

MADNESS AT MIDNIGHT: THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS IN AURORA – Airs LIVE Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM, 10:00PM and SUNDAY 1:00AM, 4:00AM, 8:00PM and 11:00PM
Just one week ago, movie goers in a suburb of Denver, CO, were just settling in at a theater for a midnight summer blockbuster when it soon became clear that something was terribly wrong. According to witnesses, a masked, armored, heavily-armed man released teargas from the front of the theater, shot first into the air, and then began shooting randomly into the crowded auditorium with automatic weapons. CNN anchor Don Lemon anchors live updates each evening, with contributions from investigative correspondent Drew Griffin. They search for answers to the events of July 20, 2012, in Aurora, CO, speaking with survivors of that fateful evening, profiling the victims of the shootings, and revealing information about the suspect who now stands accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 people – while trying to determine if there may have been warning signs to the tragedy.

SUNDAY, July 29, 2012

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Campaign 2012; Romney’s Overseas Trip; Intel Leaks; Defense Cuts and Congressional Agenda
Guest: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Majority Whip
Topic: Campaign 2012; Romney’s Overseas Trip; Defense Cuts and Congressional Agenda
Guest: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Just how bad is the American economy? What can the government do to improve it? Will Krugman succeed Fed Chair Ben Bernanke? Will the euro collapse? Are the attacks on Romney’s Bain Capital days fair?
Guest: Paul Krugman, columnist, The New York Times and Professor of Economics & International Affairs, Princeton University; Nobel laureate in economics; author: End This Depression Now! (2012)
Guest: Kenneth Rogoff, PhD, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University; author: This Time is Different (2009)
Topics: Syria – what’s the endgame? What should the U.S. be doing? Is Syria like Iraq? Iran – how to resolve the nuclear issue? Egypt – what to expect from the Muslim Brotherhood President? Romney – what to make of his foreign policy?
Guest: Tom Friedman, author (That Used To Be Us, 2011) Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for The New York Times
Guest: Richard Haass, PhD, president, Council on Foreign Relations
Guest: Anne-Marie Slaughter, D.Phil, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (Barack Obama Administration)
Guest: Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense (George W Bush Administration)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: Romney’s Olympic Gaffe; Overseas Trip; Campaign 2012
Guest: Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker
Guest: Jim Geraghty, National Review
Guest: Keli Goff, TheLoop21.com
Topics: Media’s Gun Control Debate
Guest: Fred Francis, former NBC correspondent
Guest: Jane Hall, associate professor of journalism, American University
Topics: New “Face the Facts” Media Project
Guest: Frank Sesno, professor of media and public affairs, The George Washington University
Topics: Olympics; Penn State Controversy; Life as a Sportswriter
Guest: Frank Deford, author, “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter”
Host: Howard Kurtz

**PLEASE NOTE FOR MONDAY, JULY 30:**
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer travels to Israel to sit down with Mitt Romney
As GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney continues on his foreign policy trip, CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer will join the candidate in Israel for a substantive interview. Blitzer will sit down with Romney to discuss the goals of his foreign policy swing, the latest on his campaign, the unrest in many regions around the globe and more. This interview will air on Monday, July 30 on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 4-7 p.m. ET.

Not only is Blitzer known for his political experience, he has traveled the world providing in-depth reports on international affairs and news events to include the Iraq war in 2003 and the crisis in Israel between the country and Hezbollah in 2006. Blitzer began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv. Shortly thereafter, he became a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. Read more about Blitzer’s international expertise .

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Jim Walton Leaving CNN in December


Jim Walton's letter explaining his decision to step down from his position as head of CNN Worldwide:

After more than 30 years at this company and nearly 10 years as the leader of this great news organization, I have decided to leave my role at CNN on December 31, 2012.

For some time, I’ve been talking with Phil Kent about wanting to make a change, and he supports my decision. I’ve told Phil that I will cooperate with any transition timeline that he and Time Warner want to implement. Phil requested that I work out the year and be available after that if needed, which I’ve agreed to do.

I am proud of what we have accomplished together over these last 10 years – innovative programming, the development of great talent in front of and behind the cameras, expansion in digital and mobile, significant investment and expansion in international coverage, financial success and, most importantly, great and trusted journalism. Thank you for the role you have played in our successes.

CNN needs new thinking. That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan, one who will build on our great foundation and will commit to seeing it through. And I’m ready for a change. I have interests to explore and I want to give myself time to do it.

The next few months will be filled with election news and other important events that will require all of our focus to report the news with the quality and expertise the world expects of CNN. I look forward to working alongside each of you, as I have over the past 30-plus years, to do just that.

Jim


Turner Broadcasting's Chairman Phil Kent's statement:

“Jim is the leader we all aspire to be: Smart and steady, tough and fair, business-savvy and respected by his team, and with a track record of great judgment when it matters most. His vision has modernized and globalized our legacy news brand, enhanced CNN’s journalistic standing, positioned it at the forefront of multi-platform branded news content and challenged the organization to think bigger, reach further and do better. I am honored to work alongside him and proud to call him my friend.


Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes's statement:

When Jim Walton assumed the presidency of CNN in 2003, it was underperforming and earnings were in serious decline. Since then, he and CNN have tripled earnings, doubled margin and delivered annual growth of 15 percent. In his nearly 31 years of uninterrupted and distinguished service to CNN, Jim has been instrumental in growing the business into the financial powerhouse it has become, while establishing the brand as the worldwide leader for television news. I respect him personally and professionally and support the decision he and Phil Kent have reached.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

CNN Has the Olympics Covered

Broadcast Piers Morgan Tonight and World Sport Live From London During the 2012 Olympic Summer Games

Former Olympic Gold Medalist Linford Christie to Contribute to CNN’s Coverage

CNN’s Piers Morgan will be live on location broadcasting from London for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, airing in the United States on CNN/U.S. and globally on CNN International. This week, Morgan will interview Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and American Olympian Michael Phelps, among others.
CNN’s primary live location in London is a panoramic view of Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium. With a reach of more than 200 countries, CNN International will expand its Olympic Summer Games coverage with World Sport, which airs live several times a day. Former Olympic Gold Medalist Linford Christie will contribute to CNN’s coverage of the Olympic Summer Games. CNN en Español will broadcast special coverage from London, and will feature web content on CNNEspanol.com.
HLN will offer profiles and personal stories of American Olympic contenders that will air during Morning Express with Robin Meade, News Now and Evening Express, in addition to daily updates on the games. Hometown reaction and celebrations will also be showcased at intervals on air. HLNtv.com will provide daily reports on the games and feature the series “Someone to Root For.” Additionally, the site will host a playful interactive quiz: “Olympic Game or Not?!”
Online, CNN Digital will live blog the Games, post results and medals in real-time, and feature original content all on www.cnn.com/olympics. Coverage will also include daily photo galleries, an interactive showing the evolution of the Olympic athlete since 1896 and a special franchise called Human to Hero, which profiles Olympic athletes. CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, is launching two projects for the Games. The first is an Open Story, which places photos and videos from iReporters and CNN journalists into an interactive map and timeline. iReport is also taking submissions for the Sports Photography Master Class, where users can share their best sports photography, and the most compelling images will be featured in a photo gallery on CNN.com. Online content will also be available via CNN’s mobile platforms, including CNN’s mobile website and on CNN apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phone.

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Victor Blackwell Joins CNN


Victor Blackwell Joins CNN as Anchor and Correspondent

Victor Blackwell will join CNN as an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent, co-hosting CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN.
Blackwell comes to CNN from WPBF 25 News in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as an anchor for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. He has been honored with an Emmy award, several regional Emmy nominations, two Telly awards, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. He also earned the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and the UNITY Award, both from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for a special report on the disproportionate drop out rate amongst young black men.
“Victor is a passionate and committed journalist,’ said Jautz. “He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”
Prior to his tenure at WPBF, Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Fla. He broke into journalism writing for the Community Times newspaper in Columbia, Md. He has worked as a producer for Radio11 WBAL in Baltimore and as a co-producer for WHUT-TV in Washington. He has also worked for WPMT-TV in York, Penn., and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md.
Blackwell’s reporting includes an investigation of synthetic marijuana, its effects and the local people making money from the drug. He covered the final space shuttle launch on location in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and he covered the Casey Anthony trial and verdict in Orlando, Fla., including exclusive interviews with Anthony’s roommates.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Ratings For The Week of 7/16-7/20

1 - Special programming 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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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Win A Trip To The Rep/Dem Convention


CNN has 'Your Political Ticket'

CNN is offering viewers the once-in-a-lifetime change to win a trip to Tampa and Charlotte to experience the excitement around the Republican National Convention or the Democratic National Convention.

From now through Sunday, August 5th, those interested can head over to CNN iReport to upload a video or photo telling CNN why they should be selected to help cover the events of the RNC/DNC alongside CNN.

The selected recipients will receive an all-expense paid trip to Tampa, FL or Charlotte, NC. Additionally, winners will receive VIP access to the CNN Grill and CNN’s live broadcasts, special meet and greet with CNN talent and more.

Six entries (+ 1 guest each) will be selected. The winners will be announced the week of August 12.

For more information visit http://iReport.com/conventions.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 7/21/12

SATURDAY, July 21, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay reports on patients being denied care because of drug shortages. Cancer patients have been hit particularly hard. Sanjay speaks with patients and the doctors who treat them. He also examines whether the FDA's actions are to blame. Also, as the world's biggest meeting on AIDS begins in Washington, Sanjay reports on new research into a possible cure. Then, Sanjay talks to one young girl whose personal tragedy led her to start a camp to help girls with self esteem, and Olympic Gold medalist Dana Vollmer on conquering her food allergies.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER
– Airs LIVE Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Colorado Theater Shooting
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING
– Airs Saturday LIVE 8:00PM – 9:00PM; TAPED REPLAY 10:00PM - 11:00PM, 1:00AM - 2:00AM, 4:00AM – 5:00AM
CNN anchor Don Lemon hosts a live special with witnesses and law enforcement experts with the latest news on events in Aurora, CO, where several people were killed and injured during an early morning shooting massacre at a movie theater on Friday, July 20, 2012.

CNN PRESENTS
– Airs Saturday 11:00PM – 12:00AM, 2:00AM – 3:00AM
CNN correspondent Drew Griffin hosts a three-story special on veterans’ issues that includes an investigation by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta into the use of veterans as unwitting human test subjects for chemical experimentation at a military facility near Baltimore, MD, between 1955 to 1975. In a separate report, Dr. Gupta reports on the challenges faced by returning veterans seeking healthcare, and lastly, CNN Newsroom anchor Kyra Phillips examines how some rape investigations have been handled at America's military academies.

SUNDAY, July 22, 2012


SANJAY GUPTA, MD
– Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay reports on patients being denied care because of drug shortages. Cancer patients have been hit particularly hard. Sanjay speaks with patients and the doctors who treat them. He also examines whether the FDA's actions are to blame. Also, as the world's biggest meeting on AIDS begins in Washington, Sanjay reports on new research into a possible cure. Then, Sanjay talks to one young girl whose personal tragedy led her to start a camp to help girls with self esteem, and Olympic Gold medalist Dana Vollmer on conquering her food allergies.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON (updated)
Topic: Latest on the Colorado Theater Shooting
Guest: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
Topic: Gun Control; Syria; 2012 election; Colorado Theater Shooting
Guest: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Exclusive)
Topic: Highlights from the Virginia Bar Association Senate Debate
Guest: U.S. Senate candidate George Allen
Guest: U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine
Moderator: CNN chief political correspondent and anchor Candy Crowley
Topic: Virginia Senate Race
Guest: U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine
Topic: Virginia Senate Race
Guest: U.S. Senate candidate George Allen
Topic: Latest on the Colorado Theater Shooting
Guest: Tom Fuentes, former FBI assistant director and CNN contributor
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Explaining Mitt Romney, Bain Capital & private equity: job creation, Swiss bank accounts, $100m IRAs, financial engineering and more
Guest: Steven Rattner, former Obama administration “car czar;” author of Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry; chairman of Willett Advisors, LLC
Topics: Greek exit strategy session: how would a Grexit happen? What happens to bank accounts, debts? What happens the next day?
Guest: Niall Ferguson, D.Phil, professor, Harvard University; Newsweek columnist
Topics: The Maldives: climate change fears in a nation just feet about sea level; political unrest
Guest: Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives
Topic: The mysteries of the human brain
Guest: V.S. Ramachandran, M.D./PhD, neuroscientist, author of The Tell-Tale Brain (2012)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES
– Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topic: Coverage of CO Shooting; Conservatives Pressure Romney on Tax Returns
Guest: Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor, National Review
Guest: Ana Marie Cox, Washington correspondent, GQ
Guest: Bob Cusack, managing editor, The Hill
Topic: Coverage of Yahoo's New CEO
Guest: Kara Swisher, editor, All Things Digital
Guest: Lauren Ashburn, founder, Daily-Download.com
Topic: Morning Shows Ratings Battle
Guest: Marisa Guthrie, columnist, The Hollywood Reporter
Guest: Adam Buckman, TV columnist, Xfinity
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST
– Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week The Next List profiles Scott Snibbe. Snibbe creates new worlds through the magic of technology; he transforms walls, floors, tables, and even ceilings into fully immersive, interactive canvases. For those who prefer interactivity at their fingertips, Snibbe’s apps can literally put the cosmos in the palm of your hand, allowing you to draw with stars, make music with bubbles or, with the release of the new app album, Biophilia, explore the natural world through a revolutionary combination of music and technology.

CNN PRESENTS
– Airs Saturday 11:00PM – 12:00AM, 2:00AM – 3:00AM
Over 30 years after the murders of more than 25 Black children, teens and young adults, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien investigates the nearly two-year siege of fear that gripped the city of Atlanta. Although Wayne Williams continues to profess his innocence from behind bars, with his arrest and conviction, he was described as both a “monster” – and the nation’s first Black serial killer. In his first television interview in 10 years, O’Brien’s exclusive access to Williams and new evidence offers viewers a new look at the persistent doubts, and invites viewers to decide for themselves who was responsible for all those lost young lives.

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CNN in Colorado for Theater Shooting Coverage


CNN’s Ed Lavandera is live from Colorado at this time reporting for all shows.
Anderson Cooper will anchor his program live tonight from Colorado at 8pm ET.
Don Lemon
will anchor at 7pm ET live from Colorado -- filling in for Erin Burnett on assignment in Africa.

Please know that CNN’s Early Start anchors John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin started their program early today to report the breaking news live beginning at 4:44am.
Also, CNN International is simulcasting CNN Domestic coverage until at least noon today.

CNN anchors and correspondents who will be reporting from Colorado today:

Anderson Cooper @andersoncooper
Don Lemon @donlemoncnn
Randi Kaye @randikayecnn
Ed Lavandera @edlavaCNN
Jim Spellman @jimspellmancnn
Kyung Lah @KyunglahCNN
Sandra Endo @sandraendocnn
Poppy Harlow @poppyharlowcnn
Drew Griffin @drewgriffinCNN

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING NOTES:
Randi Kaye will anchor Weekend Early Start with Randi Kaye Saturday at 6 a.m. (ET) from Colorado
Don Lemon will anchor a CNN special Colorado Theater Shooting on Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Colorado

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ratings For The Week of July 9-13


1 - Special programming 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, July 13, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 7/14/12

SATURDAY, July 14, 2012

Fashion: Backstage Pass Paris – Airs Saturday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
CNN national correspondent Alina Cho is back with a special edition of Fashion: Backstage Pass from PARIS. One-on-one interviews include Donatella Versace on her brother Gianni (Versace founder), Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld on the business of couture, Christian Dior’s new designer Raf Simons on his first collection for the fashion house and Lenny Kravitz, inside his Paris home, on his home design aspirations.

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay looks at how health officials solved the case of the mystery illness which killed 60 Cambodian children. Sanjay speaks with officials from the World Health Organization, Dr. Beat Richner -- head of the children's hospitals which cared for 66 patients -- and Dr. Phillipe Buchy and Dr. Arnaud Tarantola at the Institut Pasteur who solved the mystery. Also, an exclusive look at how US astronauts blasting off for the International Space Station trained for their mission.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: New Book
Guest: James Carville, CNN political contributor; co-author, “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!”
Guest: Stan Greenberg, Democratic Pollster; co-author, “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!”
Topic: Israeli Operatives Killing Inside Iran; New Book
Guest: Dan Raviv, correspondent, CBS News; author, "Spies Against Armageddon"
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

CRUISE TO DISASTER – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM (Sunday 2:00AM)
CNN senior international correspondent Dan Rivers investigates safety issues within the cruise industry for this CNN Presents documentary that specifically focuses on the January 13, 2012, Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the Italian coast, that claimed the lives of 32 passengers and crew members. Rivers takes an in-depth look at the multiple failures and consequences of that night by interviewing several surviving passengers as well as Costa CEO Pier Luigi Foschi and ship captain Francesco Schettino’s lawyer. International Maritime Organization Secretary General Koji Sekimizu and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller speak about the safety issues raised by the disaster.

SUNDAY, July 15, 2012


SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay looks at how health officials solved the case of the mystery illness which killed 60 Cambodian children. Sanjay speaks with officials from the World Health Organization, Dr. Beat Richner -- head of the children's hospitals which cared for 66 patients -- and Dr. Phillipe Buchy and Dr. Arnaud Tarantola at the Institut Pasteur who solved the mystery. Also, an exclusive look at how US astronauts blasting off for the International Space Station trained for their mission.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Virginia as a Battleground State; 2012 Politics; Jobs; Economy
Guest: Gov. Bob. McDonnell (R-VA), Republican Governors Association Chair
Guest: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Topic: Romney Campaign; 2012 Politics
Guest: Ed Gillespie, senior adviser, Romney campaign
Topic: Extreme Weather and the Effect on Agriculture, the Economy and Food Prices
Guest: Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs Sunday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: What is next for Syria? Can the Assad regime remain in power?
Guest: Abdulbaset Sieda, PhD, President, executive committee, Syrian National Council
Topics: The state of the American economy and how it will affect the Presidential race; The euro: will it survive?
Guest: Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor The Economist
Guest: Chrystia Freeland, editor, Thomson Reuters Digital
Guest: Zachary Karabell, author Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World (2011), president of River Twice Research
Guest: Larry Kudlow, host, The Kudlow Report
Topics: What is the Higgs Boson particle – and what does it mean for the state of American science?
Guest: Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History; author of Space Chronicles (2012)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: Obama Campaign and Press Hammer Romney About Wealth
Guest: Clarence Page, columnist, The Chicago Tribune
Guest: Jennifer Rubin, blogger, The Washington Post
Guest: Erin McPike, political reporter, Real Clear Politics
Topics: Different Approaches to the Evening News
Guest: Andrew Tyndall, Founder of the Tyndall Report
Guest: Paul Friedman, Professional in Residence, Quinnipiac School of Communications; former EVP, CBS News
Topics: Is the Internet Driving Us Crazy?
Guest: Sarah Lacy, Founder of PandoDaily.com
Guest: Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University’s Chief Digital Officer
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week The Next List profiles Jose Gomez-Marquez, Program Director for Innovations in International Health at MIT and head of Little Devices Lab where he uses toy parts to create inexpensive medical devices for developing countries. Gomez-Marquez can turn a toy helicopter into an inhaler. Or make a nebulizer with a bicycle pump.

CNN PRESENTS – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN correspondent Drew Griffin hosts a three-story special on veterans’ issues that includes an investigation by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta into the use of veterans as unwitting human test subjects for chemical experimentation at a military facility near Baltimore, MD, between 1955 to 1975. In a separate report, Dr. Gupta reports on the challenges faced by returning veterans seeking healthcare, and lastly, CNN Newsroom anchor Kyra Phillips examines how some rape investigations have been handled at America's military academies.

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Fashion: Backstage Pass Paris


CNN national correspondent Alina Cho is back with a special edition of Fashion: Backstage Pass from PARIS. One-on-one interviews include Donatella Versace on her brother Gianni (Versace founder), Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld on the business of couture, Christian Dior’s new designer Raf Simons on his first collection for the fashion house and Lenny Kravitz, inside his Paris home, on his home design aspirations.

Fashion: Backstage Pass Paris with Alina Cho debuts on Saturday, July 14th at 2:30pm ET on CNN US. The special will also air on CNN International the week of July 27th.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Changes For Early Start Are Official


Weekdays from 5:00am to 7:00am ET
CNN anchors John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin host.


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Ad Week Talks CNN's Plummeting Ratings

From Adweek.com on Monday:

CNN's Digital Power PlayHow CNN's viewers have embraced a converged world of TV and Web By Mike Shields

CNN has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. “Worst ratings in 20 years” kind of reasons. But digitally, it continues to thrive, regularly approaching 60 million unique users. And to hear digital svp, gm KC Estenson tell it, CNN’s digital success may actually be the source of its TV woes.

Adweek: Even though your focus is digital, what can you say about CNN’s TV ratings?
Our audience is watching CNN in ways that are not detectable in the Nielsen ratings. We’ve long predicted a future with convergence between TV and the Web, and we’ve been setting ourselves up [for that dynamic]. We feel like we have all the right pieces to succeed in this converged world. It’s coming at the industry faster than anybody predicted.

What evidence do you have that your viewers are changing their habits so quickly?
If you look at the TV Everywhere numbers, we average 20 million minutes a month across the platforms. And CNN Digital generates 110 million video streams per month. And only about 10 [percent] to 15 percent of our Web video is original. It’s primarily TV content.

How has authenticated viewing affected CNN.com?
It’s hard to get a uniques number for TV Everywhere. We bundle all of that together as general mobile. Once somebody gets the live network, we see 30 minutes dwell time.

So, you’re saying that CNN viewers do watch CNN, just not on TV as much?
They’re tied to each other. No doubt. They are concentric circles. But our audience is 15 to 20 years younger [than our TV viewers]. If CNN.com does a billion page views a month, around 250 million are on tablets and phones. If you watch what happens among mobile users, you see more engagement. That’s changing the whole dynamic. As you map that against penetration rates, engagement will only increase over time.

Is that very different than the dynamic at Fox News, which dominates the TV news ratings?
When I see the ratings stories and I see CNN getting bashed on TV, there is a huge story being missed. Our viewers consume media in a very modern media way. The traditional model works very well for Fox. That’s not our audience. Our viewers are educated, affluent, sophisticated. They’re global traveling citizens. The story about this brand is that its consumption habits are leading-edge.

OK, but the big money is still in TV, where Fox rules.
Yes, the money has always been there. But if you look at Mary Meeker’s report, it’s just a matter of time. It’s moving faster in mobile. Twice as fast. I think for us, we have an integrated sales team that sells across all the platforms. There’s stronger monetization than what’s being speculated. The ad story is going to catch up. Sometimes when you’re on the leading edge, it takes a little while.

What about the suddenly crowded digital news category?
There are a lot of desperate moves happening. This thing is going to break into quality and scale versus the rest. Once AOL and HuffPo came together, that created a very big news player. Of course, Yahoo is the biggest, but we don’t really compete with them. ABC News was ranked No. 7 or worse in the category, so they had no other choice [to partner with Yahoo.] And MSNBC.com is a very complicated mess. They don’t play in the premium, integrated sponsorship space we play in.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Ratings For The Week of July 2-6

1 - Special programming was aired on one night during the week
2 - Special programming was aired on two nights during the week
3 - Special programming was aired on three 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, July 8, 2012

Reliable Sources Discusses Anderson Cooper's 'Coming Out Quietly'



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Friday, July 6, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 7/7/12

SATURDAY, July 7, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay sits down exclusively with Malinda Gates to talk about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation new project to provide women in developing countries with birth control. The initiative which will be introduced next week at the International Family Planning Summit is already receiving pushback, particularly from the Catholic Church, calling the program ‘population control’. Also, Sanjay looks at a new device that’s implanted – just like a pacemaker – but with two wires, inserted directly into the brain that helps treat depression. Plus, CNN.com’s Brandon Ancil & Wayne Drash introduce us to the palliative care movement, one that seeks to relieve suffering & improve the quality for patients suffering from a terminal illness.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Syria
Guest: Fran Townsend, CNN National Security analyst
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

GLOBAL LESSONS: The GPS ROAD MAP FOR SAVING HEALTH CARE – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM (Sunday 2:00AM)
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.

SUNDAY, July 8, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay sits down exclusively with Malinda Gates to talk about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation new project to provide women in developing countries with birth control. The initiative which will be introduced next week at the International Family Planning Summit is already receiving pushback, particularly from the Catholic Church, calling the program ‘population control’. Also, Sanjay looks at a new device that’s implanted – just like a pacemaker – but with two wires, inserted directly into the brain that helps treat depression. Plus, CNN.com’s Brandon Ancil & Wayne Drash introduce us to the palliative care movement, one that seeks to relieve suffering & improve the quality for patients suffering from a terminal illness.

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: GOP Agenda; Congressional Agenda; Jobs; Economy; Health Care; Campaign 2012
Guest: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate minority leader
Topic: Campaign 2012; Economy; Jobs; Health Care
Guest: Robert Gibbs, senior Obama campaign adviser
Topic: Economy
Guest: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former CBO director
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: How will President Nieto lead? What will he do about the drug war? What does he think of Arizona’s immigration laws? What will he do to grow his nation’s economy?
Guest: Enrique Peña Nieto, President-elect of Mexico
Topics: A look at global economic and conflict hotspots – and the U.S. from the outside-in
Guest: Anne Applebaum, Washington Post columnist and director of political studies at London’s Legatum Institute
Guest: Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former Minister of State for Africa, Asia, and the United Nations for the British government
Guest: Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor of public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore; author The Great Convergence: Asia, The West, and the Logic of One World (2013)
Guest: Dominique Moisi, founder and senior of the French Institute for International Relations (Ilfri) and professor at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw
Topics: The 1%’s vs. the 99% – which is the engine for job creation? Which spurs economic growth?
Guest: Edward Conard, former managing director of Bain & Co., economic advisor to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Guest: Nick Hanauer, American entrepreneur and venture capitalist
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON
Topics: Romney’s Bad Week; Murdoch’s Critical Tweets; Non-Political Media Consumption
Guest: Matt Bai, Washington correspondent, New York Times magazine
Guest: Julie Mason, host, Sirius XM’s “The Press Pool”
Topic: Coverage of Anderson Cooper
Guest: Michelangelo Signorile, editor-at-large, Huffington Post Gay Voices
Guest: Gail Shister, columnist, TVNewser
Guest: Eric Deggans, television/media critic, Tampa Bay Times
Topics: Controversial Comments, Leaving Politico
Guest: Joe Williams, former White House reporter for Politico
Topics: Writing About Obama
Guest: David Maraniss, author, “Barack Obama: A Story”
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week on The Next List profiles Ayah Bdeir. In an effort to inspire and equip the next generation of innovators, Bdeir has created what she says is the next-generation Lego. Called “littleBits,” her tools, which are not affiliated with Lego, aim to change the way kids learn about science, engineering and basic circuits.

CRUISE TO DISASTER – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM
CNN senior international correspondent Dan Rivers investigates safety issues within the cruise industry – specifically focusing on the January 13, 2012, Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the Italian coast, which claimed the lives of 32 passengers and crew members. Rivers takes an in-depth look at the multiple failures and consequences of that night by interviewing several surviving passengers as well as Costa CEO Pier Luigi Foschi and ship captain Francesco Schettino’s lawyer. International Maritime Organization Secretary General Koji Sekimizu and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller speak about the safety issues raised by the disaster.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CNN's 4th of July Programming

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm ANDERSON COOPER 360 SPECIAL: Charity Cheats?
10:00pm – 11:00pm ANDERSON COOPER 360 SPECIAL: Charity Cheats?

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

1:00am – 2:00am ANDERSON COOPER 360 SPECIAL: Charity Cheats?
4:00am – 5:00am ANDERSON COOPER 360 SPECIAL: Charity Cheats?
7:00pm – 8:00pm DR. SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS: Big Hits – Broken Dreams
8:00pm – 9:00pm CRUISE TO DISASTER
9:00pm – 10:00pm PIERS MORGAN SPECIAL: Pride of America
10:00pm – 11:00pm CRUISE TO DISASTER
11:00pm – 12:00am DR. SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS: Big Hits – Broken Dreams

Thursday, July 05, 2012

12:00am – 1:00am PIERS MORGAN SPECIAL: Pride of America
1:00am – 2:00am CRUISE TO DISASTER
2:00am – 3:00am DR. SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS: Big Hits – Broken Dreams
3:00am – 4:00am PIERS MORGAN SPECIAL: Pride of America
4:00am – 5:00am CRUISE TO DISASTER

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

ANDERSON COOPER 360° SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: CHARITY CHEATS?
CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchors a one-hour special that includes an investigation by investigative correspondent Drew Griffin on national charities that raise millions of dollars, but only spend a small percentage of those proceeds to help their cause. Griffin takes an in-depth look at three charities, including the National Veterans Foundation and the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, by examining each organization’s tax records and reported expenses. Griffin reveals that the three organizations in question share a common link to the New York-based Quadriga Art, one of the world’s largest direct-mail providers to charities and non-profits.

DR. SANJAY GUPTA REPORTS: BIG HITS, BROKEN DREAMS
Football rules at JH Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina, but football glory has come at a cost for the players. In the fall of 2008, Jaquan Waller, a JH Rose junior, died from “second impact syndrome,” a fatal swelling of the brain that occurred when he took a blow to his head before his first concussion injury had healed. Just weeks later Matt Gfeller, a sophomore at Reynolds High School in neighboring Winston-Salem, NC, died from a single concussion. And in 2010, the J.H. Rose Rampants lost their star quarterback when his 6th concussion took him out of the game forever. Nationally, less than 40% of high schools have certified trainers – the key medical personnel who can help diagnose and treat injured players. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with the coaches, parents and kids trying to learn how to prevent this danger in youth sports.

CRUISE TO DISASTER
CNN senior international correspondent Dan Rivers investigates safety issues within the cruise industry – specifically focusing on the January 13, 2012, Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the Italian coast, which claimed the lives of 32 passengers and crew members. Rivers takes an in-depth look at the multiple failures and consequences of that night by interviewing several surviving passengers as well as Costa CEO Pier Luigi Foschi and ship captain Francesco Schettino’s lawyer. International Maritime Organization Secretary General Koji Sekimizu and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller speak about the safety issues raised by the disaster.

PIERS MORGAN SPECIAL: Pride of America
CNN’s Piers Morgan hosts a one-hour special featuring America’s most promising athletes who will be representing their country in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics.


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Monday, July 2, 2012

Ratings For The Week of June 25-29

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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