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Monday, June 3, 2013



Film narrated by Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Freida Pinto, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Priyanka Chopra, and Liam Neeson

CNN Films' "Girl Rising," the groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, will debut on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, June 16 at 9 pm ET. 

The film is the centerpiece of 10x10 – a global action campaign to educate girls around the world – and documents the extraordinary stories of girls from across the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams.  “Girl Rising,” which was called “beautifully shot, incredibly moving” by Glamour Magazine and “illuminating and ultimately hopeful” by the Los Angeles Times, opened in theaters nationally in March.  In the film, each girl’s story is told by celebrated writers from their country and narrated by Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Freida Pinto, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez and Liam Neeson.

The film focuses on the power of education to change the lives of girls around the world.  Girls face barriers in education that boys do not, but educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.  “Girl Rising” highlights statistics that offer insight on those barriers, and illustrates the lasting impact of education on girls, families, communities and nations. 

Leading up to the premiere, CNN Digital is offering special coverage of the film along with stories on the power of education at  In this special section, users can access op-eds, photos, original reporting and behind-the-scenes articles about the film online and via their mobile device.  Beginning on June 16th, will stream additional chapters from the film with the story of two young girls from Cambodia and India narrated by Alicia Keys and Priyanka Chopra.

On the day of the premiere, users will find a “viewer’s guide” on each of the girls in the film, as well as a live blog encouraging conversation.  CNN Digital will publish open letters from influential women on the importance of education to empower girls around the world.  CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory community, will invite readers to write their own will also highlight ways for the audience to take action and help girls’ education in their own communities and around the world.

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Anonymous said...

Huffington Post has a really fascinating interview with George Stroumboulopoulos. It runs about 36 minutes. This is going to be great for CNN. The Huffington Post guy is right CNN needs to be airing shows like Anthony Bourdain, George Stroumboulopoulos and Morgan Spurlock. Everyone knows original shows are the future even in cable news.

Anonymous said...

But you see one Anthony Bourdain show and you've seen them all - his others are still running on other networks.

Anonymous said...

The Huffington Post has a must read on CNN and why they are stll terrible. Boy Piers Morgan is really tanking but CNN will wait too late to cancel the show. Also, the article mentions what we have ben saying about partisan pundit hires turn off viewers. That is why bringing back Crossfire makes zero sense.

Anonymous said...

CNN needs to introduce a new style of political reporting and analysis that has nothing to do with ideology or the political establishment. Could CNN
create something like a new Laugh In. If you study political/social commentary on American TV, you will learn that Laugh In and The Smothers Brothers proceeded TDS and Colbert. You can event throw SNL into the mix. Look at Laugh In clips on You Tube. CNN would also have a huge library. Winter In America by the late Gil Scot Heron comes to mind when you look at what is happening in Washington. Can you say Clash ? CNN is a part of the problem.
Also, ignore polls and stop trying to act like they reflect the true feelings of Americans. After being schooled by Nate Silver and the 2012 presidential election, you would think they would move away from polls as a reflection of Americans as a whole. The results are from the respondents. That;s the problem with polls.

CNN is bringing on Republicans to rant about Susan Rice being named NSA. Why ? There is nothing they can do about the appointment and that's all.

Anonymous said...

Their assessment of Jake Tapper is completely wrong.
The show is biased like all of the political shows on
CNN. The ratings for the Lead are not good. However,
they are right about the panels and PMT.

Anonymous said...

Ouch, CNN is falling back down to earth so far for the month of June. CNN will have to address the Piers Morgan situation soon. According to TVN PMT has registered in the 80 thousands in the demo. CNN is in big trouble again.

Anonymous said...

CNN needs to get smarter and not bring on men who bash accomplished women. That is what CNN die with Susan Rice and Samantha Power. Ignoring that this is a very strong national security team. The demographics of America is changing and CNN is acting like it's the 90's because we have a media that is too full of itself. CNN and others are rapidly losing influence for not getting the facts straight or real reporting about the story. Who cares ? That's the attitudes towards the pundits. CNN should have conducted an intelligent conversation about national security issues and the possible direction of U.S. foreign policy. CNN has too much backward thinking.CNN has to realize there is a huge disconnect with viewers and the ratings reflect that.
There just is something missing from CNN these days. Like rock solid journalism. It has been replaced by rhetoric and that is a ratings disaster for CNN.

Anonymous said...

GMA was hilarious this morning with George and George. I won't even try to spell their last names. It's pretty funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

AC360 didn't think the President Obama/Susan Rice/Samantha Power news was even worth a mention in the bulletin. Very strange for a news program to skip reporting on news.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul tweeted that he'll be on 360 to talk about the Verizon/NSA controversy. They couldn't bother getting anyone to talk about Susan Rice's appointment to National Security Adviser yesterday, but of course Ron Paul's available instantly! 360 ignores the Obama Administration completely UNLESS they have a controversial topic which they can invite a conservative on to have a go at the President, otherwise they won't even report on the stories that other news networks report regarding the President.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I could care less what Ron Paul or his dopey son Rand think about anything. My guy Jake Tapper scored a big scoop - interview with Glen Greenwald! Oh, Chris Hayes beat Anderson Cooper last night. I guess the breaking news buzz is fading.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul, Glen Greenwald, McCain. 360 certainly has a hotline to all of the Obama Administration critics but can't be bothered to find a guest with a different view. Begala was on last night but probably ONLY because he disagrees with the administration's actions.

Commentator Goldie Taylor said this:

Here's what I know. Some of the networks don't like being deemed "liberal"... so they take every opportunity to prove the contrary.

This seems to be the case with CNN/AC360 now. It's fine to have those guests I mentioned above on the show, but get some balance and other perspectives in as well.