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Friday, June 28, 2013

This Sunday's Programming 6/23/13

SUNDAY, June 23, 2013


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

Topics:   National Push for Same Sex Marriage
Guest:    David Boies, attorney

Topics:   Immigration
Guest:    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA): Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
Guest:    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL): Chairman, Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Topics:   Politics
Guest:    Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist, CNN political contributor
Guest:    George Allen (R-VA), former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator
Guest:    Matt Bai, chief political correspondent, The New York Times Magazine
Guest:    Corey Dade, contributing editor, The Root

Anchor:  Candy Crowley



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

Topics:    Edward Snowden; NSA Leaks; Syria; Iran; China; Russia
Guest:     Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor (Obama Administration).  Fareed Zakaria GPS Exclusive

Topic:     Sullivan's role in the long march towards same-sex marriage
Guest:     Andrew Sullivan, editor of The Dish, columnist for Newsweek

Topics:    Schwarzman’s plan for the Rhodes Scholarship of the 21st century; the bright spots and trouble spots of the American economy
Guest:     Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a private equity firm

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria 


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

Topics:  Glenn Greenwald Fires Back at the Media; Coverage of SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage; Paula Deen on the Today Show
Guest:  Steve Roberts, professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
Guest:  Terence Smith, former reporter, PBS, CBS News, New York Times
Guest:  Jane Hall, associate professor, American University’s School of Communications
Guest:  Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

Topic:   Media Reports Extensively on the Murder Trial of George Zimmerman
Guest:  Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

Topic:   Gender Gap in Reporting in Men’s versus Women’s Magazines?
Guest:  Janet Reitman, contributing editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
Guest:  Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief, Elle Magazine

Host:    Howard Kurtz


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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Layoffs At CNN

According to TVNewser:
CNN has quietly laid off a handful of staffers in its Washington DC bureau.
We hear that most of the departures were senior level producers and staff, many on specific beats like the White House, national security and the Department of Justice, and who had been with the channel for a long time. The departures are said to be related to a realignment of resources, and re-designing of some of the production roles.
To that end, CNN is not expected to reduce headcount. Rather, it will be posting a number of new job listings for roles in the bureau. Reading between the lines: staffers who had been at the channel for a long time are departing in favor of younger, less expensive staff.
“The network just sent a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge and people with good sources and contacts out the door,” a CNN source says. “This will definitely impact CNN’s coverage when it comes to being out front on certain types of stories.”
In addition to staffers that were laid off, some other senior level staffers opted to depart the company on their own over the last month or so, another source says.

Yesterday CNN shuttered its CNN Radio unit and laid off the staff there. CNN Radio was responsible for creating long-form audio content for the channel’s digital platforms.


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It’s Official: CNN Bringing Back Crossfire

It’s Official: CNN Bringing Back Crossfire
Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones to Host Debate Program
CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall. Hosting from the right will be Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp, with Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones hosting from the left.
                “Few programs in the history of CNN have had the kind of impact on political discourse that Crossfire did – it was a terrific program then, and we believe the time is right to bring it back and do it again,” said Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide. “We look forward to the opportunity to host passionateconversation from all sides of the political spectrum.  Crossfire will be the forum where America holds its great debates.”
In addition, all four hosts will appear across the network’s programming and its special coverage surrounding elections and political events.
“Following the successful launches of Around theWorld, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and New Day, we felt it was the right time to turn our attention next to Crossfire,” said Ken Jautz, Executive Vice President of CNN. “This will be the next step in reinvigorating our lineup of live programs.”
Newt Gingrich is the former Speaker of the House and former Republican presidential candidate. He served the Sixth District of Georgia for two decades. Gingrich is known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that in 1994 led to the Republican Party majority for the first time in 40 years. In 1995, he was elected Speaker of the House, where he served until 1999. During his tenure, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in 16 years. Gingrich is a former Fox News contributor. He has published 24 books, including 14 fiction and non-fiction New York Times best-sellers.  
S.E. Cupp is a conservative columnist, commentator and public speaker. She is author of the book “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-author of the book “Why You’re Wrong About the Right.” She will continue her role as a contributor to TheBlaze, now out of the network’s new Washington bureau, appearing on a variety of network shows including “Real News.”  She is currently the co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.” In addition, Cupp is a columnist at the New York Daily News and a contributing editor at Townhall Magazine.
Stephanie Cutter is a partner at Precision Strategies, a strategic consulting firm launched earlier this month with three veterans from the Obama 2012 campaign team. Cutter has a long history in politics, serving most recently as the deputy campaign manager for President Obama’s re-election campaign and having joined Obama’s 2008 campaign as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff and senior adviser to then SenatorObama.  Before joining the campaign, she served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Adviser for communications andstrategy, and was previously counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Cutter also spent time in the U.S. Senate as a senior advisor to both Majority Leader Harry Reid and the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Van Jones is the founding president of Rebuild the Dream, an organization that promotes innovative policy solutions for the U.S. economy. He is a Yale-educated attorney and author of two The New York Times best selling books, “The Green Collar Economy” and “Rebuild the Dream.” He is the founder of four thriving, not-for-profit organizations. Jones is also the recipient of numerous awards, including: the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation; one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done” in 2012; one of Time Magazine’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in The World.” In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor for the Obamaadministration.
                Crossfire, which aired weeknights from 1982 to 2005, examined political and social issues in a televised debate. Conservative Pat Buchanan and liberal Tom Braden were the original hosts of the program, but over the years Crossfire featuredvarious hosts from the right and from the left, including Robert Novak, Tucker Carlson, James Carville and Paul Begala. Guests on the program were frequently top lawmakers from across the political spectrum, but also included an eclectic mix of other personalities: Bob Hope, Rupert Murdoch, Charlton Heston, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Rush Limbaugh, Christopher Reeves, Arianna Huffington and Howard Cosell. As the preeminent political talk program, Crossfire cemented its status in the political and cultural lexicon when President Bill Clinton joked during hisremarks at the 1997 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner that the newly opened Newseum featured an exhibit with “CNN’s very first Crossfire-- from the left, Alexander Hamilton, from the right, Aaron Burr, topic, gun control.”




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Friday, June 21, 2013

Your Views on the News, 6/21/13







It's been a busy week with New Day hitting the airwaves, a new Strombo episode tonight and Morgan Spurlock's new show premiering on Sunday.  Here's the place to give us your opinion on anything and everything CNN related. 


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This Weekend's Programming 6/22 - 6/23/13

SATURDAY, June 22, 2013

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
The best of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer from the week of June 17

Guest anchor:  Jim Acosta

SUNDAY, June 23, 2013

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

Topics:  Immigration, NSA, Syria
Guest:   Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Topics:  Immigration, NSA
Guest:   Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Topics:  Politics
Guest:   Dan Balz, national political correspondent, The Washington Post
Guest:   Dana Bash, chief congressional correspondent, CNN
Guest:   Stephanie Cutter, Democratic strategist, CNN political contributor
Guest:   Kevin Madden, Republican strategist, CNN political contributor

Anchor:  Candy Crowley



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

Topic:      Iran’s surprising parliamentary election results, U.S. support for the Syrian opposition, potential U.S. talks with the Taliban, President Obama’s nuclear proposal in his Berlin speech, protests in Turkey, Brazil and Bolivia
Guest:     Richard Haass, PhD, president, Council on ForeignRelations, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (George W. Bush Administration)
Guest:     Anne-Marie Slaughter, D.Phil, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (Barack Obama Administration)
Guest:     Bret Stephens, global view columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Topics:    Market fever – what to make of the reactions of financial markets to “tapering”
Guest:     Niall Ferguson, D.Phil, professor, Harvard University; Newsweek columnist

Topic:      Why 3-D printing is just the beginning of a new technological revolution
Guest:     Neil Gershenfeld, PhD, Director, Center for Bits and Atoms Program, MIT

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria



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

Topic:   Breaking Big Stories from Small News Outlets: NSA, Toronto Mayor
Guest:  Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Guest:  David Zurawik, media critic, The Baltimore Sun

Topic:   Coverage of Obama in Berlin, Sen. Rand Paul, Gay Marriage
Guest:  Amy Holmes, anchor, “Real News” on The Blaze
Guest:  Michelle Cottle, Washington correspondent, Newsweek/Daily Beast

Topic:   Scott Pelley on Cable vs. Network News; Paula Deen Controversy
Guest:  Adam Buckman, media reporter, TV Howl and Xfinity TV blog
Guest:  Marisa Guthrie, columnist, The Hollywood Reporter

Topic:   Gender Gap in Magazine News Reporting?
Guest:  Janet Reitman, contributing editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
Guest:  Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief, Elle Magazine

Host:    Howard Kurtz




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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Congratulations to Erin Burnett & David Rubulotta


US Weekly is reporting:

Erin Burnett has made a name for herself reporting the news -- but this time, she is the news! The CNN anchor -- host of her own show, Erin Burnett OutFront -- is pregnant, a CNN rep confirms to 
"I can confirm that Erin Burnett and her husband David Rubulotta are expecting their first child in November," the rep tells Us. "They are both very excited."

The news comes six months after the couple's wedding. They married last December in a ceremony at New York's City Hall, a little over a year after announcing their engagement in September 2011.

Burnett, 36, has hosted CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront since 2011. She previously co-anchored CNBC's Squawk on the Street and has also appeared on Meet the Press, the TODAY show, Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News. Her husband is a managing director for Citigroup.

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Howard Kurtz Leaves CNN For Fox News


FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired veteran media reporter Howard Kurtz, announced Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President of News for the network. He will begin in this new role on July 1st.
Kurtz will anchor a version of what is now called Fox News Watch, which focuses on the media, with a new format during the weekends. Additionally, he will serve as an on-air analyst for a variety of programs throughout the week, while also writing a regular column on FoxNews.com, commenting on social media news, industry trends and breakthroughs, in addition to looking at how media are used in politics. Meanwhile, Jon Scott, current anchor of FOX News Watch, who won an Emmy for his writing at NBC’s Dateline, will move to the specials unit where he will serve as anchor.
In making the announcement, Clemente said, “Howie is the most accomplished media reporter in the country. He’s also a master of social media trends, information good and bad, and a veteran political reporter. Altogether, he will add even greater depth to a very accomplished team of reporters and anchors.”
Kurtz added, “I’m excited to be bringing my independent brand of media criticism to Fox News. I want to thank CNN for giving me such a prime opportunity over the years and was tempted to continue, but the chance to create a revamped program and establish a strong online presence was too good to pass up. I hope to add a new dimension to Fox’s coverage and have some fun while diving into the passionate debates about the press and politics.”
Since 1998, Kurtz has been the host of CNN’s weekly media criticism program, Reliable Sources, where he has scrutinized the performance and biases of the media. Until recently, he served as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief writing on the intersection of politics and media for The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Prior to that role, Kurtz spent 29 years at The Washington Post in various capacities. He became the media reporter for the paper in 1990 and wrote the weekly Media Notes column, which was widely read throughout the industry. Kurtz joined The Washington Post in 1981, after being hired by Bob Woodward, and went on to serve as a justice department and congressional reporter, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor before covering the media beat as a reporter, columnist and blogger.
A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the author of five books, including Media Circus, Reality Show and the New York Times bestseller Spin Cycle, Kurtz has also contributed to a number of magazines ranging from Vanity Fair to New York.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

Thanks to TVNewser for the scoop
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Getting to Know the New Day Team


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Friday, June 14, 2013

2 Boston Boys, John King & Kevin Cullen, Discuss Whitey Bulger


John King sat in for Anderson Cooper on Friday night and had a fascinating discussion with fellow Boston native Kevin Cullen, co-author of 'Whitey Bulger'. 

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This Weekend's Programming 6/15 - 6/16




SATURDAY, June 15, 2013


THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
The best of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer from the week of June 10.

Guest anchor:  Jim Acosta



SUNDAY, June 16, 2013


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

Topics:   Intelligence Leaks; Syria
Guest:    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair, House Intelligence Committee

Topics:   Immigration; Syria; NSA Surveillance
Guest:    Sen. Bob Menendez, (D-NJ), chair, Foreign Relations Committee

Topics:   Politics
Guest:    Peter Baker, White House correspondent, The New York Times
Guest:    Nia Malika Henderson, national political reporter, The Washington Post
Guest:    A.B. Stoddard, columnist, The Hill
Guest:    Ray Suarez, senior correspondent, PBS “NewsHour”

Anchor:  Candy Crowley



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

Topic:      NSA domestic surveillance and the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations
Guest:     Gen. Michael Hayden, AF (ret.) former Director of the National Security Agency, CIA (George W. Bush Administration)

Topics:    Edward Snowden: hero, traitor … or, both?
Guest:     John Cassidy, business and social issues journalist, The New Yorker & Fortune magazines
Guest:     Jeffrey Toobin, chief legal analyst, CNN; author and journalist, The New Yorker magazine

Topic:      50th Anniversaries of JFK’s peace and ‘Ich Bin Ein Berliner’ speeches
Guest:     Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, author, To Move The World (2013); director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Topics:    The Turkish protests; the status of democracy in Egypt; preview of CNN Films’ Girl Rising
Guest:     Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-American journalist and democracy activist
Guest:     Steven Cook, PhD, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria



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

Topic:   The Guardian’s Continued Reports on the NSA
Guest:  Glenn Greenwald, columnist and blogger, The Guardian

Topic:    Coverage of NSA Surveillance, Edward Snowden, State Department Scandal
Guest:   Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
Guest:   Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Topic:  “New Day” Premieres Monday
Guest:  Chris Cuomo, CNN anchor, “New Day”

Topic:   John Oliver Takes Over “The Daily Show”
Guest:  James Poniewozik, columnist, TIME magazine

Host:    Howard Kurtz


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