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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!


HAPPY EASTER!

Friday, March 29, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 3/30 - 3/31/13

SATURDAY, March 30, 2013

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD”:  Coming in to World Autism Day (April 2), Sanjay looks at the crippling cost of treatment, and the story of three Georgia mothers with autistic children launched a campaign for “Ava’s Law,” to force many private insurers to pay for autism treatments.  Also, Sanjay talks to D’Angelo Vaughn who came home from Iraq a nearly-broken man with a brain injury. His wife divorced him. His five daughters were struggling. But then he came across an innovative program at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Doctors, a team of therapists, even life coaches – together they’ve helped Vaughn back from the brink.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER– Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Topic:    Political Wrap
Guest:   Ron Brownstein, National Journal Group's Editorial Director 

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SUNDAY, March 31, 2013

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

Topic:     Immigration Reform; Gun Legislation; North Korea; Budget
Guest:    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), member, Armed Services Committee

Topic:      Gun Legislation: 100 Days After Newtown
Guest:     Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Topic:      Politics
Guest:     Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; CNN Political Contributor
Guest:     Kevin Madden, Republican strategist
Guest:     Jessica Yellin, chief White House Correspondent, CNN

Topic:     Counseling Congress: The Intersection of Religion and Politics on Capitol Hill
Guest:     Father Patrick Conroy, U.S. House Chaplain
Guest:     Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.), U.S. Senate Chaplain

PLUS: Gloria Borger’s exclusive interview with Prop 8 opponents David Boies and Ted Olson.  Find out why the oddball pairing believes they are on the winning side of history, and why they took up the cause in the first place.

Anchor:   Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM     
This is an encore presentation of Fareed Zakaria GPS

Topics:    Political reforms inside Jordan; reverberations of the Arab Spring; what Israel’s election results mean for the rest of the Middle East; Iran’s nuclear ambitions
Guest:     King Abdullah, II, King of Jordan

Topic:      Why Ambani is “bullish” about America?; America’s energy revolution; what would a strike on Iran do to the world energy market?; India’s financial inequality challenges
Guest:     Mukesh Ambani, chairman & CEO of Reliance Industries Limited

Topic:      Russia’s support for the Assad regime; the Putin/Medvedev relationship; U.S./Russian relations; the Magnitsky Act; Russia’s ban against American adoptions
Guest:     Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia

Topics:    How Australia passed a ban on ‘assault-style’ weapons following the Port Arthur shooting massacre in 1996 – has it worked?
Guest:     John Howard, former prime minister of Australia (1996-2007)

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:   Media Coverage of the Gay Rights Cases Argued Before the Supreme Court
Guest:  John Aravosis, founder, Americablog.com
Guest:  Jennifer Rubin, blogger, Washington Post

Topic:   Barbara Walter Retirement Reports
Guest:  Eric Deggans, Tampa Bay Times

Topic:   Tech Journalist’s Stolen Identity
Guest:  Hamish McKenzie, columnist, Pandodaily.com

Topic:   Impact of Vine on Twitter
Guest:  Katie Linendoll, Tech contributor, ESPN
Guest:  Brynn Gingras, Reporter NBC4 New York

Topic:   Leaving Journalism
Guest:  Allyson Byrd, former reporter, Charleston Post & Courier

Host:      Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST –  Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week The Next List goes behind the scenes of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” with a look at one of the show’s most Unique crew members, Dothraki language creator David Peterson. 


ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PROGRAMMING THIS WEEKEND WILL INCLUDE:


Saturday, March 30, 2013
1:00am – 2:00am         Anderson Cooper Special Report: Murder Abroad - The Amanda Knox Story
4:00am – 5:00am         Anderson Cooper Special Report: Murder Abroad - The Amanda Knox Story
7:30pm – 8:00pm         The Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court
8:00pm – 9:00pm         Stalker: The Reagan Shooting
9:00pm – 10:00pm        Anderson Cooper Special Report: Murder Abroad - The Amanda Knox Story
10:30pm – 11:00pm      The Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court
11:00pm – 12:00am      Stalker: The Reagan Shooting

Sunday, March 31, 2013
12:00am – 1:00am        Anderson Cooper Special Report: Murder Abroad - The Amanda Knox Story
1:30am – 2:00am         The Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court
2:00am – 3:00am         Stalker: The Reagan Shooting
3:00am – 4:00am         Anderson Cooper Special Report: Murder Abroad - The Amanda Knox Story
4:00am – 4:30am         The Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court
8:00pm – 10:00pm        After Jesus: The First Christians
11:00pm – 1:00am        After Jesus: The First Christians

Monday, April 1, 2013
2:00am – 4:00am         After Jesus: The First Christians

Program Descriptions:

ANDERSON COOPER SPECIAL REPORT: Murder Abroad – The Amanda Knox Story
American exchange student Amanda Knox, whose 2009 conviction in Perugia, Italy, for the murder of her roommate, British exchange student Meredith Kercher, was overturned in 2011, saw yet another reversal of her legal case when her acquittal was recently overturned this week by the Italian Supreme Court. CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin updates his reporting from his research in Italy, where the sexual assault and stabbing death occurred, and Seattle, WA, where Knox grew up and where Knox and her parents now live, to report the facts behind the sensational international headlines.  Griffin’s investigation includes a rare television interview with the chief prosecutor in the case, Giuliano Mignini, and reveals a pattern of prosecutorial behavior that raises questions about the original conviction.  

THE MARRIAGE WARRIORS: SHOWDOWN AT THE SUPREME COURT
In exclusive interviews with superlawyers Ted Olson and David Boies—as well as Hollywood impresario Rob Reiner—CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger traces their unusual legal journey. Borger’s exclusive access to Olson’s and Boies’ preparations for their historic appearance on March 26 before the U.S. Supreme Court reveals the Odd Couple friendship of the two lawyers.  Though the two fought against each other in Bush v Gore, they will argue against the constitutionality of state measures that ban same-sex marriage – together – for a case that amounts to what they call the nation’s last unsettled civil rights issue.

STALKER: The reagan Shooting
CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.  Weaving CNN's dynamic coverage of the events as they happened more than 30 years ago, with interviews from eye witnesses, Griffin speaks to Jerry Parr, one of the U.S. Secret Service agents who saved Reagan’s life, and Drs. Joseph Giordano and Wesley Price - who treated President Reagan at George Washington University Hospital.

AFTER JESUS – THE FIRST CHRISTIANS
As two billion Christians worldwide prepare for the celebration of Christmas, CNN examines archeological evidence and insights from renowned authorities on the ancient church to explore how a faith challenged by the martyrdom of its earliest followers and apostles, could also survive controversy and vigorous debate over its orthodoxy, to become the world’s largest religion.  Narrated by Liam Neeson, After Jesus explores the sometimes surprising early history of Christianity, and the challenges and struggles of the early church. 


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chris Cuomo & Kate Bolduan Host New Morning Show




Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to Host CNN’s New Morning Show

Michaela Pereira Joins as News Anchor

Jim Murphy to Oversee as Senior Executive Producer; Matt Frucci Named Executive Producer

CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will co-host the network’s new morning show, which will premiere this spring. Michaela Pereira will join CNN from KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, as the program's news anchor. News executive Jim Murphy will oversee the program as senior executive producer, and Matt Frucci will serve as executive producer. The show will be broadcast from CNN’s New York City studios.

“I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," said President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker. “Chris, Kate and Michaela are a dynamic team that will give our viewers in America a new way to start their day. We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen, and by adding Michaela to the mix we feel we have something very special. We believe there is an opening to do news in the morning with a fresh, new voice."

Cuomo joined CNN in January from ABC, where his roles ranged from 20/20 co-anchor, ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and Good Morning America news anchor.  In the first two months at CNN, he has led CNN's breaking news coverage from the papal conclave in Rome to the State of the Union address in Washington.  Bolduan joined CNN in 2007, and is co-anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.  Bolduan also serves as one of the network's Congressional correspondents. Pereira comes from the top-rated and award-winning KTLA Morning News.

“This has been a rare pleasure for me,” Cuomo said. “Meeting Kate and Michaela on screen and off, I knew right away that this is my TV family.”

“It is a huge opportunity to work on this new show,” said Bolduan. “Knowing that we have the resources of some of the most experienced executives in the business, the backing of a brand like CNN, and to be able to sit alongside such great people as Chris and Michaela - I can't think of a better combination."

“I couldn't be more excited to join the CNN family and have the opportunity to be part of a brand new morning team,” Pereira said. “As a veteran of morning television being part of this new endeavor is a dream come true.”

Murphy joined CNN to oversee all morning programming for the network. Frucci will lead the daily direction of the morning show with Cuomo, Bolduan and Pereira.

“We have an all-star team in place,” said Murphy. “I love morning television, and this is a unique opportunity to create something entirely original.  The opportunities are limitless - and that is exactly how we will approach the broadcast."

Since February, Cuomo has led breaking news and special event coverage for CNN during the papal resignation and conclave, the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and the 2013 State of the Union address. In addition, he has interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Prior to joining CNN, Cuomo was co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning ABC News newsmagazine 20/20 and chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News. From September 2006 until December 2009, Cuomo was the news anchor for Good Morning America, and covered every major story at home and abroad during that time. He has been honored with numerous industry accolades for his investigative reporting including multiple Emmy nominations and awards, a Polk, Peabody Awards, two Edward R. Murrows, a Loeb and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award.

Bolduan has co-anchored The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer since last year and contributed to America’s Choice 2012. She also serves as one of CNN’s congressional correspondents, covering the activities of the U.S. House and Senate. As a member of the Capitol Hill unit, Bolduan reported on the negotiations to increase the federal debt limit and the super committee deliberations. Prior to this role, Bolduan was a general assignment correspondent.  She joined CNN in 2007 as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource, providing breaking news coverage and feature reports for more than 800 CNN Newsource affiliates. Before joining CNN, Bolduan was a general assignment reporter for WTVD-TV in Raleigh, N.C.

For nine years, Pereira has been the co-host of KTLA Morning News, Los Angeles’ number one rated morning newscast. During this time, this program has won ten Emmy Awards for “Best Regularly Scheduled Daily News” and three for KTLA’s live coverage of the Rose Parade. In addition, Pereira has been awarded with three Radio & TV News Association Golden Mike Awards: in 2006 for live coverage of a news story, “Urban Farm Eviction,” and the Best Daytime News Broadcast in both 2004 and 2006. She was also honored with two Mark Twain Awards in 2004: “Best Live Coverage of a News Event, Hostage Standoff Mexican Consulate,” and the “Best 60 Minute Broadcast: KTLA Morning News.” Prior to KTLA, she hosted programs for TechTV, ZDTV and Canada's CHEK-TV.

Senior Executive Producer Murphy returns to morning TV after more than nine years of leading top national morning television programs. He served as senior executive producer of Good Morning America on ABC (2006-2011). At CBS News, he served as executive producer of the CBS Evening News (2000-2006) and as the executive producer of CBS This Morning (1994-1997). Prior he worked on local TV news programs in New York as the producer of the main newscasts at both WCBS-TV and WABC-TV. In syndicated entertainment programming, he was the supervising producer and director of Siskel & Ebert (1988-1993) and an executive producer at Anderson, the daily talk show (2011-2012). He has been awarded ten News and Documentary Emmys for his work at CBS and ABC.

Matt Frucci joined CNN in October 2012 as the executive producer of program development.  In that role he helped develop and launch new shows for CNN, including The Lead with Jake Tapper.  Prior to joining CNN, he spent nearly 12 years at ABC News.  Most recently he was the senior broadcast producer in charge of the weekend edition of Good Morning America.



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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is Anderson Cooper Getting Ready to Exit CNN?

Lots of rumors floating around recently about Anderson Cooper and his future at CNN.  Yesterday it was reported by Deadline: Hollywood that Cooper and Kathy Griffin taped a pilot at CNN, with Jeff Zucker in the audience.  Last night on Bravo's WWHL Kathy confirmed this:

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Deadline: Hollywood was also the first to report that Anderson was approached about replacing Matt Lauer on The Today Show later this year.
TVNewser is reporting that Cooper is in flux at CNN and has some leway in his contract now that his daytime talk show is coming to an end. They write:
One thing is clear: the next few months will likely decide Cooper’s fate at CNN. With the cancellation of his daytime talk show, Cooper is believed to have more flexibility in his contract, potentially allowing him to look into other opportunities. That said, and as the pilot indicates, CNN executives do not want to lose the anchor, whose name has become synonymous with terrific field reportage. “CNN does not want to lose Anderson, he is the best thing they have going right now,” one staffer told TVNewser.
If you're interested there's more to read on this subject at HuffPo, The Hollywood Reporter TVGuide, and TMZ.


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 3/23 - 3/24/13



SUNDAY, March 23, 2013:

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD,” a new autism number: 1 in 50 children. The CDC report is based on a phone survey of parents and not everyone agrees on what it means. Sanjay breaks it down the numbers, and looks at what they means for parents, what therapies are available and proven to help, and what parents need to look for to identify problems early. Also, supermodel Niki Taylor nearly died in a car crash in 2012, she talks to Sanjay about her health issues since the accident, and also her new mission to promote blood donation.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER– Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic: Immigration, 2016
Guest: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Topic: Budget, 2016
Guest: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Topic: Political Wrap-Up
Guest: Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst
Guest: Gloria Borger, CNN chief political analyst
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SUNDAY, March 24, 2013:                                                                                                                                                      
STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic: Veterans Issues, Healthcare, benefits & Budget
Guest: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
Topic:  Guns, Civil Unions, Death of Colorado Prison Chief
Guest: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)
Topic: Supreme Court Cases: Same Sex Marriage, Immigration and Guns
Guest: California Attorney General Kamala Harris
Guest: Austin Nimocks, vice president for Marriage Litigation at Alliance Defending Freedom
Guest: Ron Brownstein, CNN senior political analyst
Guest: Ana Navarro, CNN contributor and Republican strategist
Anchor:   Candy Crowley

** FOR NOON HOUR ONLY **
Topic:  Reaction to CNN Interview with Veterans Affairs Secy. Eric Shinseki
Guest: Tom Tarantino, chief policy officer of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Guest: Peter Gaytan, executive director of the American Legion 

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Topics: Do the forced budget cuts matter? Is America on the brink of another financial crisis? What lessons can America learn from Japan’s continuing economic crises? Do deficits matter?
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)
Topics: Will the U.S. lose this generation’s space race?
Guest: Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History; author of Space Chronicles (2012)
Topics: Pivot to Asia: Will rising middle classes in the East create a democratic China? An expanded U.N. Security Council? How should the West respond?
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)
Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON
Topic: The GOP ‘autopsy’ report
Guest: Bill Press, Host of Current TV’s Full Court Press
Guest: Tim Carney, political columnist for the Washington Examiner
Topic: A new study from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism on opinion in broadcast cable news // Late Night landscape: NBC’s “Tonight Show” may move back to NYC with Jimmy Fallon as host
Guest: Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter columnist 
Guest: Joe Concha, Mediaite reporter 
Guest: Gail Shister, TV Newser columnist
Topic: Life with mental illness by one of its own writers.
Guest: Annmarie Timmins, state house reporter for the Concord Monitor
Topic: Biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes
Guest: Zev Chafets, author of “Roger Ailes Off Camera”
Host: Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST –  Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week “The Next List” profiles Dr. Leslie Saxon, chief cardiologist at USC's Keck School of Medicine and founder of the Center for Body Computing, an innovation think tank dedicated to wireless health. Saxon spearheaded a unique collaborative system with the university's schools of engineering, business and film, along with USC's athletics department, to research and develop wireless devices and health solutions.


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING:
Friday, March 22, 2013
10:00pm – 11:00pm Anderson Cooper Special Report: 81 Minutes - Inside the Greatest Art Heist in History
11:00pm – 12:00am Anderson Cooper 360° (replay of 8pm program)

Saturday, March 23, 2013
1:00am – 2:00am Anderson Cooper Special Report: 81 Minutes - Inside the Greatest Art Heist in History
2:00am – 3:00am Anderson Cooper 360° (replay of 8pm program)
4:00am – 5:00am Anderson Cooper Special Report: 81 Minutes - Inside the Greatest Art Heist in History
5:00am – 6:00am Anderson Cooper 360° (replay of 8pm program)
2:30pm – 3:00pm What Women Want: Sheryl Sandberg
8:00pm – 10:00pm Atlanta Child Murders
11:00pm – 1:00am Atlanta Child Murders


Sunday, March 24, 2013
2:00am – 4:00am Atlanta Child Murders
5:00am – 6:00am Anderson Cooper Special Report: 81 Minutes - Inside the Greatest Art Heist in History
8:00pm – 8:30pm The Justin Timberlake Experience
8:30pm – 9:00pm Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny
9:00pm – 10:00pm Anderson Cooper Special Report: 81 Minutes - Inside the Greatest Art Heist in History
11:00pm – 11:30pm The Justin Timberlake Experience
11:30pm – 12:00am Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Roland Martin Exits CNN


Roland Martin's last day at CNN is April 6th.  He announced it on twitter yesterday:



Martin send this email to POLITICO:

[My] agents notified me that they had been informed that at the conclusion of the two month extension granted in February, my last day at CNN would be April 6. I have thoroughly enjoyed my little over six years there. There are many folks I will miss dearly, especially wonderful colleagues like Josanne Lopez, Soledad O’Brien, Ali Velshi, and so many bookers and producers.
But I also miss the folks I tried to speak for and represent the most when I was on the air: the men and the women who worked on the crew; the security guards; and even the janitorial workers. Those were the people I most spoke for; those were the people who would cheer me on as I walked down the streets, in the grocery store; and at airports.
I have had the likes of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and others in sports and entertainment thank me for being an unwavering and unapologetic voice of truth, and unwilling to back down when someone needed to stand up.
Before I signed with CNN, I sat in the lobby of 1 Time Warner Center and said, “God, if it’s your will to be here, then so be it.’ I said the same these last two months.
I’ve worked hard to ensure that my voice wasn’t heard in one place. I will continue with my show on TV One, a network I was with before CNN; will continue my daily segment on the Tom Joyner Morning Show; and will continue my nationally syndicated column.
In my final days at CNN when I’m on the air, I will to do as the Tuskegee Airmen did, fight to the last hour, last minute, last second, for what is right. And I will do that as long as there is breath in my body.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

New Hires at CNN


PAMELA BROWN, GEORGE HOWELL, ALINA MACHADO
JOIN CNN

Pamela Brown, George Howell and Alina Machado have joined CNN as correspondents, the network  announced today.  Brown will report primarily for CNN’s new morning program and will be based in New York. Howell will report for the network and will be based out of Chicago. Machado will report for CNN, CNN en Español and CNN Latino, and will be based in Atlanta.

“Pam is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in Washington, D.C. with exceptional coverage of domestic breaking news and enterprise reporting. The passion in her work is evident and we are so happy to have her join the CNN team,” said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S.    

“George and Alina are multi-talented, and their passion for getting to the crux of the story comes through in their award-winning journalism,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International.

Brown comes to CNN from ABC-TV affiliate WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8, in Washington, D.C., where she most recently served as Sunday evening anchor and special projects reporter. During her six years at WJLA-TV, she has anchored breaking news and continuous coverage of several high profile events, including Hurricane Sandy, a metro train derailment and the historic blizzard of 2010. She traveled to Haiti to cover the devastating earthquake within a few days of the event, and later returned to report on the rebuilding process. Prior to her work at WJLA-TV, Brown was a reporter at Carolina Week, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Howell joins CNN after reporting extensively for the network on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, in addition to covering breaking news and substitute anchoring.  Previously, he was a reporter for ABC-TV affiliate WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, and for CBS-TV affiliate KIRO-TV 7 and ABC-TV affiliate KOMO-TV 4 in Seattle, Washington, where he covered the eruption of Mount St. Helen.  In Austin, Texas, he covered the crime and police beat for NBC-TV affiliate KXAN 36.  He was honored by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists in 2012 for hard news reporting, and he has earned several Emmy nominations throughout his career.

Machado also comes to CNN from the ABC-TV affiliate WSB-TV2 in Atlanta, and previously from ABC 11 - WTVD in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she covered John Edwards’ campaign finance fraud case and the deadly tornado outbreak in 2011 that damaged downtown Raleigh.  While in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was a bi-lingual anchor and correspondent for duopoly Telemundo WDJT-TV CBS-58, serving as a general assignment reporter for WDJT CBS-58 in English, while anchoring for Telemundo in Spanish.  She has been honored by the AP and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.  She made her broadcast journalism debut while studying at the Medill School of Journalism with NBC-TV affiliate WGEM-TV.
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5 reasons to watch The Lead with Jake Tapper Today!


5 reasons to watch The Lead with Jake Tapper

1) We've got a great line-up of guests for our debut show: Stephen Colbert, LeBron James, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

2) It's not your typical Washington, D.C. show - sure we've got politics, but we will also cover the most important topics at the 4 p.m. hour: world stories, national, business, sports, and pop culture.

3) You could be on the show - watch for the #YOU'RE IT segment, submit your response, and your tweet could be on-air.

4) The Lead looks into under reported stories in our segment The Buried Lead - bringing buried stories to the forefront.

5) Jake Tapper will speed-sketch a political cartoon on-air, while simultaneously texting, tweeting, and emailing news. Just kidding - but he could, because he's that good.

Lead, led, or lede? Stephen Colbert on Jake Tapper's new show :

 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 3/16 - 3/17/13

SATURDAY, March 16, 2013

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on “Sanjay Gupta MD”:  10 years after the start of the Iraq War, Sanjay revisits one of the most memorable people he met in that time. Youssif who was five years old when masked men in Baghdad set him on fire, in an apparent effort to terrorize his family.  Sanjay and Arwa Damon reported on Youssif’s recovery from his terrible burns, and his family’s effort to build a new life in the United States. Sanjay just paid another visit to Youssif’s home and school in southern California, and found a happy American 5th grader – even as the rest of his family faces new challenges.

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER– Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Topic:  Pres. Obama to Travel to Israel
Guest: Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Oren
Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

SUNDAY, March 17, 2013

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON
Topic:   Cyber-security; Nuclear Threat from North Korea; Capture of Benghazi Attack Suspect
Guest:  Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman and ranking member, House Intelligence Committee
Guest:  Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
            A State of the Union with Candy Crowley Exclusive
Topic:   10th Anniversary of the Iraq War
Guest:  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Guest:  Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Topic:   CPAC; Future of the Republican Party
Guest:  Al Cardenas, American Conservative Union
Guest:  Kiki McLean, democratic strategist
Guest:  Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Guest:  Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University; CPAC speaker
Anchor:  Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM     
Topic:      Iraq – Ten years after the controversial war, what did the U.S. win and lose?
Guest:     Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense (George W Bush Administration)
               A Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive
Topics:     Afghanistan: the trouble with Karzai; what’s next for women and girls in Afghanistan?; Af/Pak after Coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan
Guest:      Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense (George W Bush Administration)
Guest:      Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States 
Guest:      Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, deputy director, women and foreign policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Topics:     North Korea’s bellicose belligerence: what is behind the recent talk and actions?; what does North Korea really want?; will China really help?
Guest:      Victor Cha, PhD, former director for Asian Affairs, White House National Security Council (George W. Bush Administration); director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University
Guest:      Donald Gregg, chairman emeritus of The Korea Society, former director for Asian Affairs, former national security advisor to Vice President George H.W. Bush; former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
Topic:       How did a British anti-war activist become an advisor to the top U.S. generals in Iraq?
Guest:      Emma Sky, senior fellow in global justice, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University
Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON
Topic:    Coverage of the New Pope
Guest:   Sally Quinn, The Washington Post’s ‘On Faith’ blog
Guest:   Laurie Goodstein, religion correspondent,The New York Times
Topic:    10th Anniversary of the Iraq War
Guest:   Rajiv Chandrasakaren, The Washington Post
Guest:   Mark Thompson, TIME Magazine
Guest:   Fred Francis, co-founder of 15-Seconds.com; former correspondent, NBC News
Topic:    Debut of CNN’s New Show “The Lead with Jake Tapper”
Guest:   Jake Tapper, anchor and chief Washington correspondent, CNN
Topic:     Matt Lauer and Troubles at NBC’s “Today”
Guest:    Adam Buckman, Xfinity TV blog
Host:      Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST –  Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week, The Next List profiles Brian O’Hanlon, Founder and President of Open Blue, the world's largest open-ocean fish farm.  O’Hanlon learned long ago that the world’s supply of wild-caught seafood could never keep up with ever-increasing demand. He set his sights on solving the problem by bringing a reliable source of sustainable, high-quality protein to the market.   O’Hanlon is raising fish far out at sea where the clean water and brisk currents are the natural place for fish to thrive. The Next List traveled to Panama to witness the operation first hand. 


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cardinal Dolan Speaks with Chris Cuomo


Live from Rome, CNN’s Chris Cuomo sat down with Cardinal Timothy Dolan after Pope Francis was elected by the papal conclave.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

CNN's Rome Team for Papal Conclave


As all 115 cardinal-electors meet at the Vatican this week, Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper lead CNN’s coverage of the Papal Conclave live from location in Rome.  Ben Wedeman, Miguel Marquez, Dan Rivers and Becky Anderson report for the network, along with CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser and Jose Levy.  CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen contributes analysis.  
CNN.com offers full coverage of the conclave on CNN.com/pope with a special interactive that explains how the next Pope will be decided.  CNN.com/live will also live stream coverage of the smoke that comes from the Vatican's rooftop online and on the CNN Apps.

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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.


THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER– Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

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

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

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

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

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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