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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Piers Morgan Talks With The Hollywood Reporter


Piers Morgan, who joined CNN almost two years ago, has some ideas for how the network can pull itself out of the cable news ratings basement. “We should collectively as a network be more aggressive, more provocative, more debate-y,” he says. Averaging 576,000 viewers, with 175,000 in the 25-to-54 demo for the month of October, Morgan places third behind his 9 p.m. competitors Sean Hannity (Fox News) and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) but has the most-watched show on the network, beating Anderson Cooper’s 8 p.m. program. Morgan recently has moved away from the single-interview format that he envisioned when his show launched and toward multiple topics and guests with more live shows. “It’ll be crackly, provocative, opinionated,” On Monday, Oct. 30, when Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the East Coast, Piers Morgan Tonight was the top-rated cable news program in the demo, pulling in 1 million viewers 24-54 with 2.4 million overall.


The Hollywood Reporter: What does CNN need to do to be competitive again?
Piers Morgan: There has been a slight timidity internally in not wanting to be provocative or opinionated on air because you could stray into being partisan. If the anchor has taken a position on gun control or abortion, somehow you’re losing that neutrality. I don’t agree. I have become increasingly vocal on my show about these very issues, totally unafraid to say what I think. It’s actually better television if a host says: “You know what I think about abortion? I think it should be down to the women.” What I won’t say is if I’m going to vote for Obama or Romney. The beauty for me is [as a Brit], I can’t.

THR: Do you think Jeff Zucker would make a good leader for CNN?
Morgan: I love Jeff Zucker. I wouldn’t be here without him. He was the boss at NBC Universal. I was under a contract [as host of America’s Got Talent]; everybody had said to him, "Don’t let him go," and, "Why do we want to share our talent with CNN?" And he said: “I get it. This is your dream job, and I’m going to let you do it.” He’s a very capable executive. But I think there are lots of people who could do that job very capably, and it won’t be my decision. I can say with total honesty I have no idea who is going to get the job.

THR: What was your best interview?
Morgan: Probably the Robert Blake interview. I actually have never seen the security guys come onto the studio floor as they did for that. I thought something was going to happen. It was so crazy and yet such compelling television. Then I would say [Iranian president Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad was a very significant one for us because we got the world-exclusive interview when he came here [in September] for the United Nations, and that’s a big deal. And I think the general verdict was I gave him a pretty hard time and got some good stuff out of him and that it was a good bit of combat.

THR: So are you moving away from celebrities hawking something and toward newsmakers?
Morgan: I would not buy stock in the C-list celebrity guests. I think we're interested in big stars or intelligent people, preferably both. I met Gen. David Petraeus, who I'm a huge fan of, at the Vanity Fair White House Correspondents’ Dinner party. And he said: “I really like your show, but I just don't like all the C-list celebrities. Why do you bother with them?” And I didn't really have a good answer. What we should be doing is filling that space with intelligent debate about issues and stories of the day and then saving the celebrity time for people who matter, who are proper stars and have something to say.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ratings for the Week of October 22, 2012

* indicates special programming


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, October 26, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 10/27/12

SATURDAY, October 27, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD:”  It’s that time of year – Open Enrollment - when most Americans have to choose an insurance plan for themselves and their families. It’s confusing, and partly because of Obamacare, the options are changing. Sanjay offers a roadmap: the key questions you need to ask, and answer, to pick the best plan. Also, your food, your vote - Top Chef star and restauranteur Tom Colicchio talks with Sanjay about the connection. He’s helped create a coalition of non-profits – Food Policy Action – that’s ranked members of Congress on votes about food safety, nutrition, farm policy and other issues.  

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Obama campaign
Guest: David Axelrod, Senior Obama Campaign Adviser

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

THE JOURNEY OF ANN ROMNEY – Airs Saturday 7:30 – 8:00PM
Ann Romney is not new to politics, this is her fourth campaign. After her husband’s last try for the presidency in 2008, she vowed “never again.” Then she changed her mind, and she has gone from reluctant spouse to campaign warrior, promoting and defending her husband at every turn.  Her story is political, but also intensely personal.  Chief political analyst Gloria Borger reports from her exclusive access with Ann Romney on the campaign trail and at the Romney summer home in New Hampshire. 

GLOBAL LESSONS: THE GPS ROAD MAP FOR POWERING AMERICA – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 9:00PM and 11:00PM (Sunday 2:00AM)
The modern world requires energy, and most of that comes from fossil fuels.  CNN’s and Time’s Fareed Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the future of energy – how technology is yielding breakthroughs in improving energy efficiencies and achieve extractions of fossil fuels from domestic sources.  Zakaria takes viewers on a virtual tour of Denmark, France, Germany, and the U.S. to speak with energy researchers and policy influencers working in renewables and fossil fuels for the latest on energy innovations – and how new developments are already changing the future.  Interviews include climate change expert and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjørn Lomborg, natural gas producer Cheniere Energy CEO Charif Souki, head of generation and engineering at Électricité de France Hervé Machenaud, Vestas Wind Systems CEO Ditlev Engel, and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO LANCE ARMSTRONG – Airs Saturday 9:00PM – 10:00PM (Sunday 12:00AM, 3:00AM, 5:00AM)
Reported by Quentin McDermott and produced by Four Corners originally for the Australian Broadcast Corporation, this riveting documentary debriefs the case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has been accused of employing illegal doping to enhance his athletic performances.   McDermott reviews the origins of the suspicions of Armstrong’s usage of steroids, hormones, blood transfusions, and other performance enhancements, dating back to the 1990s and punctuated with footage from Armstrong’s only ever on-camera deposition.  Testimony of former close friends, cycling teammates, reporters who have followed the sport for years, and those familiar with the science of doping and evading detection are all punctuated with the video of Armstrong’s own riveting 2005 videotaped deposition in which he denies using illegal substances and accuses the accusers.  Includes interviews with former Armstrong teammates Tyler Hamilton and Frankie Andreu, and other witnesses.

SUNDAY, October 28, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD:”  It’s that time of year – Open Enrollment - when most Americans have to choose an insurance plan for themselves and their families. It’s confusing, and partly because of Obamacare, the options are changing. Sanjay offers a roadmap: the key questions you need to ask, and answer, to pick the best plan. Also, your food, your vote - Top Chef star and restauranteur Tom Colicchio talks with Sanjay about the connection. He’s helped create a coalition of non-profits – Food Policy Action – that’s ranked members of Congress on votes about food safety, nutrition, farm policy and other issues.  

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

Topics:  2012 Politics: Countdown to Election Day
Guest:   Reince Priebus, chairman, Republican National Committee

Topics:  2012 Politics: Countdown to Election Day
Guest:   David Axelrod, senior adviser, Obama Campaign

Topics:  2012 Politics and the Battle for Ohio and Virginia
Guest:   Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA): Chair, Republican Governors Association
Guest:   Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH)

Anchor:  Candy Crowley

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

Topic:      The economics of the U.S. presidential election: whose policies will foster growth in the American economy?  Whose policies are best for America?
Guest:     Chrystia Freeland, editor, Thomson Reuters Digital
Guest:     Joe Klein, political columnist, TIME Magazine
Guest:     Kenneth Rogoff, PhD, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University
Guest:     Amity Shlaes, syndicated columnist, Bloomberg, director of the Four Percent Growth Project, George W. Bush Center

Topics:    How much money is enough?  Why are we obsessed with keeping up with the Joneses?
Guest:     Lord Robert Skidelsky, D.Phil, professor emeritus of political economy, University of Warwick
Guest:     Edward Skidelsky, Exeter University

Topic:      Fracking debate
Guest:     Abrahm Lustgarten, environmental reporter, ProPublica
Guest:     Ann McIlhenny, documentary film-maker, FrackNation

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON

Topics:  Coverage of Campaign 2012, Final Debate; Trump; Des Moines Register Endorsement
Guest:   Michael Shear, author, The Caucus Blog, The New York Times
Guest:   Lauren Ashburn, founder, The Daily Download
Guest:   Craig Crawford, author, Trail Mix blog

Topics:  Partisan Media Election Coverage
Guest:   John Aravosis, founder, AmericaBlog
Guest:   Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller

Topics:  Obama vs. Romney Media Appearances
Guest:   David Zurawik, TV critic, The Baltimore Sun

Host:    Howard Kurtz
THE NEXT LIST –  Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week 'The Next List' profiles Jim Newton, founder and chairman of TechShop, a membership-based workshop for do-it-yourselfers that provides access to tools, equipment and instruction.  TechShop, which opened its sixth location allows tinkerers, artists, entrepreneurs and lovers of all things handmade can have access to the tools to build whatever they can dream up.

ROMNEY REVEALED: Family, Faith and the Road to Power – Airs Sunday  8:00PM – 9:30PM and 11:00PM (Monday 2:00AM)
CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger reports for Romney Revealed, speaking with Ann and Mitt Romney, and eldest son, Tagg, exploring the lessons Mitt Romney learned while growing up in a family that has been in the public eye for the last 50 years – and the 2012 presidential candidate.  George Romney was a three-term Republican governor of Michigan who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1968.  Romney’s mother, Lenore, ran for the U.S. Senate in 1970, with the young Mitt Romney by her side.  Borger looks beyond Mitt Romney’s political biography into the key chapters of his personal and business life, speaking with Romney’s childhood friends, traveling to France to retrace his days as a Mormon missionary, and to Belmont, Massachusetts, where he was a church leader.  In additional interviews, she speaks with fellow 2002 Olympics organizers and former Bain colleagues, such as Fraser Bullock, an early member of Bain and COO of the Salt Lake City games, and to Beth Myers, Romney’s chief of staff during his tenure as Massachusetts governor, the head of his 2008 campaign, and the person who vetted his vice-presidential pick.  Also interviewed are current and former political figures such as former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who discusses Romney’s 1994 U.S. Senate challenge to his father, Ted Kennedy.  Discussing Romney’s presidential races are 2012 senior campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, 2008 campaign media adviser and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos, and CNN contributor Erick Erickson, among others. 

OBAMA REVEALED: The Man, The President – Airs Sunday 9:30AM – 11:00PM (Monday 12:30AM and 3:30PM)
When President Barack Obama came into office he faced towering expectations, a severe economic crisis, and a bitterly divided nation.  Obama Revealed looks at the pros and cons of President Obama’s cool demeanor and what happened when his lofty goals met the realities of Washington.  In an exclusive interview, Yellin speaks with President Barack Obama about his time in office, the challenges he faced, and his ambitions for a second term.  Included are interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former director of the White House Economic Council Dr. Larry Summers, and former chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee and Dr. Christina Romer.  Yellin also interviews members of the president’s inner circle of confidantes including senior campaign strategist David Axelrod, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and long-time personal aide Reggie Love.  These voices tell the inside story behind the president’s efforts to solve the nation’s economic crisis, push for health care reform, and kill Osama bin Laden.  In separate exclusive interviews, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) offer their sharp perspectives on working with the president and the failure to bring Republicans and Democrats together in Washington.  Obama biographer and Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss, Rice University professor and historian Douglas Brinkley, and New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger add independent insights from their research. 
 

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CNN to Deploy Reporters throughout Battleground States

CNN to Deploy Reporters throughout Battleground States Ahead of Nov. 6 
Two Dozen Correspondents Dispatched Across OH, CO, VA, FL, IA, WI, NV, NH in Final 8 Days before Election Day
                With less than two weeks before Election Day, CNN announces plans for the network’s top reporters to deploy to eight battleground states and the campaign trail for in-depth, all-platform political coverage in the final eight days leading to the election. CNN, the only cable news network that has not chosen sides during this presidential election, will double down on its commitment to provide unbiased and on-the-ground coverage with the launch of “The Final Battlegrounds,” beginning Monday, October 29.
                “CNN is deploying its vast resources and top-notch reporters into the states that the campaigns are targeting as the election nears,” said Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide. “Our in-depth reporting and analysis will keep voters informed of the up-to-the-minute developments that will determine the outcome of this extraordinarily close presidential race.”
                CNN’s robust team of correspondents will track campaign ad dollars, monitor voting patterns and irregularities, and analyze the economic, demographic, regional and cultural factors in the states that will feature heavily into the outcome of the election. Additionally, CNN/ORC International will release exclusive state-by-state polling daily. These special reports will air across CNN/U.S. during dayside and prime time programming, including on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360° and Piers Morgan Tonight. Coverage will also appear online at CNNPolitics.com and on mobile platforms, in addition to airing on CNN en Español and CNN International. 
                 
Reporters will be deployed to the following locations for “The Final Battlegrounds” coverage ahead of Election Day:
·         Various battleground states - John King, Peter Hamby
·         Ohio - Martin Savidge, Don Lemon
·         Virginia - Gary Tuchman, Athena Jones, Kate Bolduan
·         Florida - John Zarella, Drew Griffin
·         Iowa - Poppy Harlow, Chris Welch
·         Wisconsin - Ted Rowlands
·         Colorado - Kyung Lah, Ed Lavandera
·         Nevada - Miguel Marquez
·         New Hampshire - David Mattingly, Brian Todd
·         Romney Campaign - Jim Acosta, Joe Johns, Rachel Streitfeld
·         Obama Campaign - Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian, Brianna Keilar
·         Romney Campaign/ Rep. Ryan - Shawna Shepherd
·         Obama Campaign/ VP Biden - Shannon Travis
·         Election Express tour with stops in FL, NC, VA, OH - Ali Velshi, John Avlon, Gustavo Valdes
 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

John King & Jon Stewart, Night of Too Many Stars


CNN's John King made an appearance on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars', which aired Sunday, October 21st. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CABLE NEWS RATINGS FOR FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

CABLE NEWS RATINGS FOR FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Nielsen Fast National Ratings Data for Monday, October 22, 2012

  • CNN tops MSNBC by double digits among total viewers and the key demo (25-54).
  • In younger viewers (18-34), CNN placed first topping both FNC and MSNBC.
  • While CNN, FNC and MSNBC were up versus their prior four "non-event" Monday averages, CNN's growth of +1205% among total viewers and +1748% among adults 25-54 was the most substantial.
  • Compared to the third presidential debate in 2004 (most similar), CNN was up +56% among total viewers and up +37% among adults 25-54.
9:00-10:30 PM (Actual Debate)

CNN:                5.808 million total viewers/2.476m adults 25-54/1.208m adults 18-34
MSNBC:           4.064 million total viewers/1.702m adults 25-54/499k adults 18-34
FNC:               11.475 million total viewers/3.433m adults 25-54/941k adults 18-34

8:00-11:00 PM (Prime Time)

CNN:                4.375 million total viewers/1.833m adults 25-54/892k adults 18-34
MSNBC:           3.295 million total viewers/1.345m adults 25-54/363k adults 18-34
FNC:                9.068 million total viewers/2.586m adults 25-54/684k adults 18-34 


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Ratings for the Week of October 15 - 19, 2012

* denotes special programming
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 22, 2012

CNN's Coverage for Final Presidential Debate

CNN Plans Special Coverage for Final Presidential Debate
CNN will air the final debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney tonight with special coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Leading the network’s coverage of the foreign policy-focused debate will be: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King and Fareed Zakaria in Washington; Candy Crowley inside the debate hall in Boca Raton, Florida; and Soledad O’Brien from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she will host a group of undecided voters. On hand throughout the evening’s coverage to provide expert analysis will be: Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Alex Castellanos and Van Jones in Washington; and James Carville and Ari Fleisher inside the debate hall with Crowley.

Prior to the start of the debate, the network will unveil:
  • New, unaired portions of Zakaria’s interview with former President Bill Clinton.
  • A report from chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin with new information on Obama’s debate preparation.
  • Senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash’s debate strategy interview with Dan Senor, one of Romney’s top debate advisers.
  • A rare look inside Romney’s campaign bus for a profile of the candidate’s “body man,” Garrett Jackson. National political correspondent Jim Acosta spoke with Jackson, who reveals Romney’s morning routine and shares what happened behind the scenes at a recent dinner with Obama in New York.

Coverage during the presidential debate will include:
  • Real-time feedback from CNN’s focus group at University of Central Florida in Orlando.
  • A running time clock that tracks each candidate’s speaking time.

Post-debate coverage will feature:
·         Political fact checks from the “reality check” team of anchor John Berman and correspondent Tom Foreman from the network’s virtual studio.
·         A CNN/ORC International poll of viewers across the country who watched the debate.
·         A team of International correspondents standing by to provide global perspective.

Where to watch:
  • CNN will air special coverage of the debate beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The 90-minute debate will air live beginning at 9 p.m. and will replay at 12:30am. The debate will again air in its entirety beginning at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
  • Starting at 7 p.m., CNN will live stream the network’s TV coverage and debate-related programming to CNN.com/Debates and through CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. Using new clip-and-share technology, CNN.com users can capture and edit their favorite debate moments directly from CNN's live broadcast and share their videos on Facebook and Twitter.

CNN’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) and John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) hit the road on the CNN Election Express to interview voters in four swing states. The road trip will start in Boca Raton, Florida, the morning after the third presidential debate.
Interviews and analysis will be featured throughout CNN’s television networks and digital platforms.
For the first week of the tour, you can follow the schedule of stops through Florida and North Carolina, on the CNN Election Express’ twitter feed @CNNExpress.

 
 
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Friday, October 19, 2012

This Weekend's Programming 10/20/12

SATURDAY, October 20, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM
Every year, roughly 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury. In the most severe cases, there is no drug or therapy that can help once the damage sets in. This weekend on Sanjay Gupta MD: two dramatic cases of crippling brain damage that may have been reversed by a change in nutrition. By something so simple it's hard to believe - the use of fish oil.  Also, Allison Gilbert lost her mother, aunt & grandmother all to breast or ovarian cancer. Now, she's written an article for CNN.com explaining why she got a preventive mastectomy at the age of 42. Allison & her surgeon, Dr. Mark Smith, Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, speak with Sanjay about the procedure.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Foreign policy
Guest: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

VOTERS IN AMERICA: WHO COUNTS Airs Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00PM, 11:00PM, 2:00AM
CNN senior correspondent Joe Johns investigates the impact of tough new voter laws with a particular focus on 80 new voting law changes in the battleground state of Florida – and how those changes may affect the outcome of the 2012 presidential election.  Supporters of Florida House Bill 1355, including sponsor State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) and national voter ID advocate Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) say that they want to secure the election from voter fraud.  Former Florida GOP chairman, Jim Greer tells Johns that the state’s new voting law was developed during a series of meetings following the high minority turnout in the 2008 presidential election.  And, opponents to the bill like LaVon Bracy, a long-time Orange County Florida voter registration activist, says she feels sponsors of the law intend “to suppress the minority vote.”  Deidre Macnab, president of Florida’s the League of Women Voters (LWV), says the consequence of the new registration form filing deadline, which includes the risk for a $5,000 fine and potential felony prison penalty for false registration, forced her organization to stop registering voters in the state.  Johns speaks to people on all sides of the debate and reports independent analysis of voter fraud data.

SUNDAY, October 21, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Every year, roughly 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury. In the most severe cases, there is no drug or therapy that can help once the damage sets in. This weekend on Sanjay Gupta MD: two dramatic cases of crippling brain damage that may have been reversed by a change in nutrition. By something so simple it's hard to believe - the use of fish oil.  Also, Allison Gilbert lost her mother, aunt & grandmother all to breast or ovarian cancer. Now, she's written an article for CNN.com explaining why she got a preventive mastectomy at the age of 42. Allison & her surgeon, Dr. Mark Smith, Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, speak with Sanjay about the procedure.

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

Topic:  Foreign Policy Politics and Campaign 2012
Guest:  Newt Gingrich: (R) Former Presidential Candidate
            Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM)

Topic: Campaign 2012; The Road to the White House goes through Virginia
Guest: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
           Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA)

Topic:   Campaign 2012; The women’s vote
Guests: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Dan Balz, chief correspondent for The Washington Post
Dana Bash, CNN senior congressional correspondent

Anchor:  Candy Crowley

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

Topic:      Syria’s Civil War
Guest:     Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, former United Nations-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria

Topics:    Leadership changes ahead in China  
Guest:     Evan Osnos, Beijing-based New Yorker correspondent

Topic:      Greening the FedEx fleet
Guest:     Fred Smith, founder, chairman, president of Federal Express

Topic:      The future of education
Guest:     Sal Khan, educator, founder, free online Khan Academy

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11AM - NOON

Topic:   Newsweek’s decision to end the print edition
Guest:  Tina Brown, editor in chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Topic:   Partisan angles of the debate coverage
Guests: Jennifer Rubin, author of The Washington Post’s “Right Turn” blog and
David Shuster, Washington correspondent for Current TV

Topic:   Coverage of the second presidential debate
Guests: Jackie Kucinich, national political reporter for USA Today
Roger Simon, chief political columnist for Politico
Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for The Washington Post

Host:    Howard Kurtz
THE NEXT LIST –  Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM
This week 'The Next List' profiles Jim Newton, founder and chairman of TechShop, a membership-based workshop for do-it-yourselfers that provides access to tools, equipment and instruction.  TechShop, which opened its sixth location allows tinkerers, artists, entrepreneurs and lovers of all things handmade can have access to the tools to build whatever they can dream up.

Global Lessons: THE GPS ROAD MAP For POWERing America – Airs Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8:00PM, 11:00PM, 2:00AM
The modern world requires energy, and most of that comes from fossil fuels.  CNN’s and Time’s Fareed Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the future of energy – how technology is yielding breakthroughs in improving energy efficiencies and achieve extractions of fossil fuels from domestic sources.  Zakaria takes viewers on a virtual tour of Denmark, France, Germany, and the U.S. to speak with energy researchers and policy influencers working in renewables and fossil fuels for the latest on energy innovations – and how new developments are already changing the future.  Interviews include climate change expert and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjørn Lomborg, natural gas producer Cheniere Energy CEO Charif Souki, head of generation and engineering at Électricité de France Hervé Machenaud, Vestas Wind Systems CEO Ditlev Engel, and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman.

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