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Friday, March 8, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 3/9 - 3/10/13

SATURDAY, March 9, 2013

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD,” Sanjay explores one of the most troubling accusations in the CNN Films documentary “Escape Fire,” which is that doctors perform unnecessary heart procedures simply to make money. The focus is stenting; as the film points out, implanting a stent to open arteries costs $1500 while a half-hour of counseling on diet and exercise can pay a doctor less than $50. Sanjay is joined by Dr. Steven Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and one of the most outspoken voices in “Escape Fire,” and by Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, a leading cardiologist whose specialty is implanting stents.  Also, Sanjay talks to pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp about swaddling to help babies sleep. They tackle the controversy, explain the dangers and show how to calm a baby safely.


Topic:   Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-law in court
Guest:  Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst
Guest:  Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst

Topic:   North Korea, Syria
Guest:  Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SUNDAY, March 10, 2013


Topic:     Democratic Agenda; Forced Spending Cuts; The Way Ahead
Guest:    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader

Topic:     GOP Agenda; Forced Spending Cuts; The Way Ahead
Guest:    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Majority Whip

Topic:     Immigration; New Book; 2016 Politics
Guest:    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), author, “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution”

Topic:     2016 Politics; Sequestration Cuts and Budget; Gun Legislation
Guest:    Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist; CNN Political Contributor
Guest:    Alex Castellanos, Republican Consultant; CNN Political Contributor
Guest:    Anita Dunn, Former White House Communications Director
Guest:    Newt Gingrich, (R) Former House Speaker; Former Presidential Candidate

Anchor:   Candy Crowley

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

Topic:       Venezuela after Chávez
Guest:      Rory Carroll, author, Comandente: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela (2013)
Guest:      Nikolas Kozloff, Chávez biographer, author of Revolution!: South America and the Rise of the New Left (2009)
Guest:      Moisés Naím, former Minister for Trade and Industry, Venezuela; former editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy magazine; former executive director of the World Bank

Topic:       Should the Keystone pipeline project move forward?
Guest:      Michael Brune, environmentalist, executive director of the Sierra Club

Topics:     China’s leadership changes and what they mean for the rest of the world; China hacking
Guest:      Evan Osnos, Beijing-based New Yorker correspondent
Guest:      Neil MacFarquhar, United Nations bureau chief, The New York Times

Topic:       The Future of Medicine
Guest:      David Agus, MD, co-founder of Navigenics, Inc., a personal genomics firm; professor of medicine  and engineering, University of Southern California; author The End of Illness (2012)

Anchor:     Fareed Zakaria


Topic:    Covering the Menendez Story: ABC News and The Daily Caller
Guest:   Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News

Topic:    Relationship Between White House and the Media 
Guest:   Dana Milbank, columnist, The Washington Post

Topic:    The Washington Post Ombudsman Job Eliminated
Guest:   Patrick Pexton, former Ombudsman, The Washington Post
Guest:   Geneva Overholser, Professor and Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism; former Ombudsman, The Washington Post
Guest:   Michael Getler, Ombudsman, PBS; former Washington Post ombudsman

Topic:    New Biography of Roger Ailes; Jon Stewart Takes a Hiatus from The Daily Show
Guest:   Gail Shister, columnist, TV Newser
Guest:   Marisa Guthrie, media reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

Host:     Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST –  Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week “The Next List” profiles Miguel Nicolelis, the Brazilian-born is a professor of neurobiology at Duke University and a pioneer in the field of brain-machine-interfaces, in which brain waves from a human or animal control a robot-limb prosthethis. His goal is to help paralyzed people walk again.  In just 18 months, he plans to “shock the world” by unveiling his mind-controlled exoskeleton - a sort of “wearable robot” - at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 

ESCAPE FIRE - Airs Sunday 8PM &11 PM
CNN Films documentary to debut Sunday, March 10 at 8:00pm & 11:00pmET
CNN has acquired the U.S. television broadcast rights for the award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.  The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and received honors at the 2012 Silverdocs, Full Frame, and other prominent festivals.  The two-hour feature-length film was produced and directed by Matthew Heineman and Academy Award-nominee Susan Froemke and distributed by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate.  It will debut on CNN/U.S. on Sunday, March 10 at 8:00pm and air again at 11:00pm Eastern.
The film reveals flaws in the notion that the healthcare delivered via America’s patchwork of facilities, practitioners, and insurers offers good value for its outcomes.  Through the real-life experiences of physicians and patients, Escape Fire shows the tremendous pressures providers feel to reduce costs and limit patient interaction time – and the frustrations of patients struggling with preventable conditions that are often created or exacerbated by insufficient or inappropriate care. 
Americans spend nearly twice as much on healthcare as any other country on Earth, but lag behind nearly every industrialized nation in life expectancy - ranking number 50 out of more than 220 nations around the world in the 2011 CIA World Factbook.  In the film, former Administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Dr. Don Berwick, and the former director of communications for insurance giant CIGNA Wendell Potter, explain this as partly due to the impact of for-profit interests that guide an uncoordinated care system that focuses more on disease management than disease prevention.
“CNN Films is very pleased to bring this documentary to television,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide.  “The physical health of our nation and the cost of healthcare, impact every current fiscal challenge we face.  This compelling film gives us an explanation of some of the factors that have contributed to our broken system and explains why we urgently need to fix it.”
Filmmaker Heineman said, “CNN is the perfect place to release Escape Fire to spark an honest and important dialogue about the future of healthcare.”
Viewers meet a war-injured veteran seeking to wean himself from dozens of medications for his pain and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms with acupuncture, meditation, and other more holistic remedies, a short-order cook who accesses his local hospital emergency services since he does not have a primary care physician, and a mother with heart disease, who learns less expensive, less invasive procedures may have helped her to avoid her multiple surgeries.  
The film also offers innovative healthcare solutions from leaders in the public and private sector, including noted holistic health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Dean Ornish, Safeway grocery chain CEO Steve Burd, medical journalist Shannon Brownlee, Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular chairman Dr. Steven Nissen, and Dr. Berwick.  They describe this moral hazard for physicians – predominantly fee-for-service health care payment models incentivize medical interventions yielding higher profits and spend less time counseling patients how to curb or avoid illness related to behaviors that cause conditions like obesity and diabetes in the first place.
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will moderate a 30-minute discussion following the exclusive premiere broadcast of Escape Fire, focused on how Americans can cut through the red tape to save money and increase their access to healthcare.
Escape Fire will encore on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET and PT on CNN/U.S.

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Anonymous said...

While I understand the concern of needless stenting procedures, too often excercise and dieting are not deterents and go unheeded by those most in need of the exercise or the diet.
Not all doctors are in it for the money, though many are.
We, as Americans are eating too many over processed foods, and this has lead not only to heart complications but an explosion in diabetic problems. Statistically we have become a diabetic nation because of processed foods and doctors need to be held accountable
in this area as well as the patients they treat.
Hopefully Sanjay's program will touch on these issues as well.

Anonymous said...

Have you guys noticed that CNN has a series of brand
new promos featuring the familiar faces : Anderson
Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Dr Sanjy Gupta, Chris Cuomo and
even Christiane Amanpour. Now if all of the shows
could get brand new opens and their unique graphics
style. Progress is a slow process. Let's see how long it
takes for CNN to move to news content and make the
news the driving force of what you will get on CNN. No
more pundits with the exception of political shows is
a great step for CNN to take.

Anonymous said...

CNN needs to get serious and do a real news show aimed at women. CNN is lame with the What Women Want segment. Women are not monolithic . CNN is trying to put it all in a nice box with a ribbon wrapped around it. I have yet to see the story about the White House Yahoo political reporter who was having some breast-feeding issues, meaning it's still assumed that the White House press corps is mostly male.

Anonymous said...

In the things that make you go hmm news, Isha Sesay will be co hosting on Anderson LIve. It is all in the Time Warner family, Does that mean that she is under consideration as a part of an ensemble morning show with Chris Cuomo ? Isha handles this type of show well.
CNN would need 3 or 4 members for a morning show. Throwing someone like a Conor Knighton in the mix would be good along with another female 4 would be a good number for CNN. GMA has 5. A female from Despierta America would not be a bad idea either.