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Press Releases: 03/24/14

Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2014 by icn2

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Eight Episode Season Includes Spurlock’s Take on “Futurism,” “Pets in America,” “Income Inequality” and “College Athletes”

Popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker, launches its second season on CNN with an inside look into the cult of “celebrity” on Sunday, April 13 at 10pm ET, following the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown at 9pm, ET.

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Press Releases: 03/17/14

Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2014 by icn2

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Al Jazeera America’s FAULT LINES Presents: “On the Front Lines with the Taliban” and “This is Taliban Country”

Special Two-Part Series Airing This Friday, 3/21 and 3/28 at 9pm ET/6pm PT

As the U.S. prepares to pull out of Afghanistan after 13 years, Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines traveled there, gaining extraordinary access to a group of self-proclaimed Taliban fighters – and exposing what the war in Afghanistan looks like from the other side.

In this special two-part series airing this Friday, March 21st and Friday March 28th at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm, “On the Front Lines with the Taliban,” and “This is Taliban Country,” correspondent Nagieb Khaja embedded himself with a Taliban unit to gain exclusive and eye-opening access into life is under like under Taliban rule in Afghanistan’s Logar Province.
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Press Releases: 03/13/2014

Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2014 by icn2

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Eight Episode Season Includes Trips to Lyon, France, Mississippi Delta, and
Russia; “Prime Cuts” Special Leads into Season Premiere

The Emmy® award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown returns for its third season of eight new episodes on CNN, Sunday, April 13 at 9pm, ET, beginning with a look at the people, food, culture and history of India’s Punjab region.
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Press Releases: 03/10/14

Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2014 by icn2

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· New Lockerbie evidence points to Iran
· Al Jazeera investigation gains access to confidential Bird Report and US Defense Intelligence Agency cables
· Megrahi’s appeal investigator speaks in public for the first time
· New evidence points to the bombing being carried out by PFLP-GC funded by Iran
· CIA investigator: “To a man” intelligence community involved in Lockerbie believes it was Iran
· Two of the key PFLP-GC members involved tracked down

Airing Tuesday, March 11 at 9pm ET/6pm PT followed by a special edition of “Consider This” at 10pm ET/7pm PT, with repeats midnight ET/9pm PT on Tuesday and Sunday, 3/16 at 9pm ET/6pm PT

NEW YORK – (March 10, 2014) – Al Jazeera America today announced that the channel will air a new documentary, “Lockerbie: What Really Happened?,” providing evidence to support what many have suspected for years – that Iran was behind the Pan Am 103 atrocity over Lockerbie in 1988.
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Press Releases: 03/06/14

Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2014 by icn2

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Christiane Amanpour interviews President Nicolas Maduro from Venezuela in a CNN Worldwide Exclusive

After weeks of threatening to revoke CNN’s press credentials and ability to report from Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro sits down for an in-depth exclusive interview with Christiane Amanpour. The interview will air worldwide across CNN’s networks and platforms, including CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español and

The interview will begin airing on CNN today, Thursday, March 6th. The full interview is scheduled to air on CNN International’s Amanpour, Friday, March 7th at 2 pm (ET) and 5pm (ET).

CNN en Español will broadcast a special on Friday, March 7th at 10:30 p.m. (ET), Saturday March, 8th at 7 pm (ET), and Sunday, March 9 at 8:30 a.m. (ET), 11:30 am (ET), and 8:30 p.m. (ET). CNN en Español continues to be a source of information for Venezuelans and continues to broadcast in Venezuela.



Stephanie Ruhle Interviews Top Brass Women in Business and Technology

Special edition of “Market Makers” airing this Friday, March 7, 10am – 12pm EST

In honor of International Women’s Day, Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers” is devoting two hours to showcase some of the most extraordinary women leaders in business, technology, sports, media and more. Bloomberg TV anchor Stephanie Ruhle (@sruhle) will be joined by female executives for a series of exclusive interviews to discuss their respective industries, going beyond traditional gender and image issues to get to the heart of what makes each individual woman successful.
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Press Releases: 02/28/14

Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2014 by icn2

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BBC World News launches On AT&T U-verse

The award winning global news TV channel currently available in more than 360 million households worldwide now available on U-verse channels 207 and 1207 in the U.S.

New York, 28 February 2014 – The BBC’s global 24 hour news channel BBC World News today announced its debut on AT&T U-verse® TV in the U.S. BBC World News has been added to the AT&T U-verse U-300 package on U-verse channel 207 in standard definition and Channel 1207 in high definition.
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Press Releases: 02/26/14

Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 by icn2

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- Global & Local Coverage Across TV, Web, Mobile, Print
- Only Spanish-Language Business News Channel in Mexico, Central America; First in High-Definition

Mexico City, February 26, 2014 — El Financiero, a subsidiary of Grupo Multimedia Lauman, and Bloomberg L.P. today launched a multi-platform Spanish-language business news service. Aimed at redefining business journalism in Mexico and Central America, it will provide local business and financial news plus comprehensive global market coverage. The content will appear on what will be the only Spanish-language, business news television channel in Mexico and Central America as well as across digital platforms and in print.
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Press Releases: 02/19/14

Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2014 by icn2

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CNN Kicks Off Oscar Programming Tomorrow Night with CNN Spotlight: And the Nominees Are…

And CNN Films: And the Oscar® Goes To… Airs February 27th

Special Programming Includes Red Carpet Pre-Show with Piers Morgan and Nischelle Turner and Post-Show Piers Morgan Live Oscar Special

Thursday, February 20th at 10pm ET, CNN Spotlight: And the Nominees Are… (encores at 1am, ET)

Hosted by Krista Smith, Senior West Coast Editor of Vanity Fair and CNN contributor, the hour will feature Smith’s interviews with Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, and Jonah Hill.
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Press Releases: 02/11/14

Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2014 by icn2

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Taking news back to the floor: Outside Source launches on BBC World News TV, Monday February 17th 2014, 1300 EST

New York, 11th February 2014. The BBC’s new global news programme, Outside Source goes live next week, testing new ground in TV news presentation.

The new half hour week day show will begin broadcasting live on BBC World News TV from Monday, February 17th at 1300 EST. The innovative programme, presented by Ros Atkins, embraces the technology available in the BBC’s new Broadcasting House in London, moving news presentation away from the traditional studio environment.

Using a bespoke touch screen, Ros is able to bring audiences the latest on the stories of the day. From his base position in the heart of the BBC’s state of the art news room he is able to share packages as they are filed by correspondents out in the field, monitor instant reactions on social media and show live feeds of a developing story, all at the swipe of the screen.
Outside Source will use a combination of fixed cameras and radio cameras and will be the first programme to use multiple radio cameras out of new Broadcasting House. This will allow Ros to present segments of the show live from anywhere in the building.
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Press Releases: 02/10/14

Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2014 by icn2



“The Rachel Maddow Show” at 9 p.m. ranks #1 in the Time Period For the Week

NEW YORK – February 10, 2014 – MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews ranked #1 at 7 p.m. in the key A25-54 demo for the week of February 3-7, according to data from Nielsen. “Hardball” finished the week with 285,000 among A25-54, topping FNC’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” with 282,000 A25-54 and CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” with 111,000 A25-54. This is MSNBC’s first weekly demo win at 7 p.m. since Sept. 3, 2012 (live coverage from the 2012 Democratic National Convention).

MSNBC had another strong ratings week with 9 p.m., topping the competition in the time period for the week of Feb. 3-7. “The Rachel Maddow Show” had 341,000 A25-54, topping Fox News Channel’s combined “The Kelly File” and “Kelly File Special” ( FNC’s retitled special on Friday) with 335,000 A25-54 and CNN “Piers Morgan Live” with 103,000 A25-54. This is the second week this year that MSNBC at 9 p.m. has ranked #1 among A25-54.

“The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” at 10 p.m. was just behind FNC’s “Hannity” for the week – “The Last Word” had 265,000 A25-54 – only 2,000 behind “Hannity’s” average of 267,000 A25-54. Both shows aired Monday – Thursday.

Press Releases: 02/07/13

Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2014 by icn2

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‘Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary’ premieres on CNN/US Sunday, February 9 at 7pET

‘Every Day In Cambodia’ is a powerful CNN Freedom Project documentary which follows Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino on a disturbing yet ultimately hopeful journey to Cambodia, where she shines a light on modern-day slavery.

Far from the bright lights of Hollywood, Sorvino speaks to survivors and urges governments to prosecute traffickers, demanding to know why the Cambodian government is still allowing this outrage to happen. Three mothers also reveal why they allow their young daughters to be so cruelly exploited.
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Press Releases: 01/28/13

Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2014 by icn2

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CNN’s Jake Tapper to Interview President Barack Obama

CNN anchor Jake Tapper will talk exclusively with President Obama about a wide range of topics, including the economy, immigration, jobs, national security and foreign policy. This will be the president’s first interview coming off of tonight’s State of the Union address.

Tapper’s interview will air Friday, Jan. 31 on New Day, which begins at 6 a.m., ET and during The Lead with Jake Tapper at 4 p.m., ET.

Press Releases: 01/17/14

Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2014 by icn2

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CNN FILMS and Lionsgate Pick Up ‘DINOSAUR 13’ on Opening Night of Sundance Film Festival

Film to broadcast on CNN/U.S. in second half of 2014, following theatrical exhibition

Park City, UT – CNN Films and Lionsgate announced today the acquisition of the North American rights to the film DINOSAUR 13, on the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival. DINOSAUR 13 is a documentary by filmmaker Todd Miller, who followed the odyssey of paleontologist Peter Larson of South Dakota’s Black Hills Institute of Geological Research after his history-making find: a nearly intact 65 million year-old fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, they named “Sue.” The film will be released theatrically, with a North American broadcast premiere on CNN/U.S.

Two years after Larson’s team made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery – the National Guard and FBI showed up. Larson and his team spent a decade engaged in an epic “David and Goliath” battle, defending their rights to the discovery – and, at times fighting for their own freedom – battling competing paleontologists, Native American tribal nations, and museums.
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Press Releases: 01/13/14

Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2014 by icn2



The Year-Long Series Spotlights Dynamic Women Candidates Running for Public Office

NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2014 – has launched a new initiative, “Women of 2014,” providing the primary destination for the most robust coverage of women candidates and women’s issues. Updated daily, the series features innovative reporting on impactful women candidates from all political parties who seek Senate and House seats, governorships, and the presidency, as well as the rising stars behind the scenes.
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Press Releases: 01/11/14

Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2014 by icn2

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The Weather Channel Launches Campaign to Alert DIRECTV Customers of Potential Loss of Critical Programming

With crucial public safety and severe weather preparedness programming at risk of being dropped by DIRECTV, campaign asks consumers to speak out
For Release: January 11, 2014

ATLANTA, GA – Today The Weather Channel launched a nationwide campaign to alert DIRECTV customers that they are at risk of losing access to its critical weather programming, and asking them to contact Congress about this public safety issue. The Weather Channel and DIRECTV are involved in negotiations to renew The Weather Channel’s carriage agreement, but to date an agreement has not been reached. If an agreement is not reached by Tuesday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m. ET, DIRECTV viewers will lose access to the 24/7/365 national and hyperlocal weather information that The Weather Channel provides to consumers and communities across the country.
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Press Releases: 01/10/14

Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2014 by icn2

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The British Are Coming: CNN Special Presentation of ‘THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion’ Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman Premieres Thursday, Jan. 30

Extraordinary series THE SIXTIES from Playtone, Herzog & Company begins May 2014

Multiple Emmy® Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), will reignite the landmark musical revolution of 1964 in this special presentation from their CNN Original Series. The one-hour special, THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion will premiere on CNN/U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 9:00pmET and PT. The full 10-part episode CNN Original Series THE SIXTIES will begin in May 2014.
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Press Releases: 12/17/13

Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2013 by icn2

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CNN Announces New Strand for Acquired Documentary Films

March of the Penguins, The Imposter to broadcast on CNN/U.S. in 2014

CNN is creating another destination for extraordinary acquired documentary films in a new brand, “CNN Films Presents,” it was announced today.

CNN Films Presents will be a sister brand to “CNN Films,” which was launched in October 2012, and is the network’s brand for acquired or commissioned documentary features, following their exhibitions in theaters. All CNN Films Presents broadcasts will be acquired films. And, the new brand will also be distinguished from CNN Films in that its documentaries will have broadcast windows that are not first-on-television premieres.
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Press Releases: 12/09/13

Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2013 by icn2

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CNN’s popular original series Inside Man, hosted and produced by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, was honored as “Best Limited Series,” at the 29th annual International Documentary Association (IDA) awards presentation in Los Angeles on Friday night (Dec. 6).

Honored for their work on the series were executive producers/writers Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick; executive producer Matthew Galkin; and producers Kristen Vaurio, Lisa Kalikow, Shannon Gibson, Suzanne Hillinger, and Lara Benario.
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Press Releases: 12/05/13

Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2013 by icn2

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Guns – Policies and Politics Around the World
Global Lessons on Guns – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special debuts Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7:00pm ET

As the grim first anniversary of one of the nation’s deadliest shootings in history approaches, CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria looks for lessons for America from Europe, Asia, and Latin America for reducing the nation’s gun deaths. Defining the problem, Zakaria reports that according to the CDC, there were more than 30,000 gun deaths in America in 2010, the most recent year with complete data – and, more than 19,000 of those were suicides. Perhaps even more alarming, in 2012, among active military personnel, more service personnel died by suicide, than were killed in hostile action.

Global Lessons on Guns – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special debuts Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:00pm ET on CNN/U.S. In the special, Zakaria takes viewers to Colombia, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, and Australia for policy lessons from other mass gun murders, and suicide prevention – which may work in the U.S..
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Press Releases: 11/25/13

Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2013 by icn2

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CNN Heroes Special Presentations Tackle Veteran Housing and Water Security
“Operation Finally Home” and “Wine to Water” Premiere in December on CNN

Improvised explosive devices. Roadside bombs. Close combat. Many men and women leave the United States to serve in the military to protect their country and face the brutal side effects of war. Too many return without limbs, emotional stability, jobs or direction. 2010 CNN Hero Dan Wallrath makes a difference in the lives of these wounded soldiers by building them mortgage-free accessible homes.

Millions of people die each year as a result of the absence of clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities, while the most vulnerable population are kids under the age of 5. This issue touched the heart of 2009 CNN Hero Doc Hendley, who makes it his mission to save lives by providing clean water to more than 250,000 people in developing nations around the world.
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Press Releases: 11/12/13

Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2013 by icn2



The MSNBC App to Provide Live Streaming of MSNBC Programming

NEW YORK, NY – November 12, 2013 – Today, MSNBC reveals the launch of the new MSNBC App for iPhone, iPad and iTouch as part of NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere cross-portfolio rollout. The free, first generation app features a customizable user experience with live streaming, clips of select MSNBC programming, and additional show content. This launch marks an important step in NBCUniversal’s long-term strategy to provide both viewers and marketers a user-friendly way to engage with its content on multiple platforms.

For authenticated subscribers of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, MSNBC’s new app offers live, real-time streaming of MSNBC.  Subscribers also have access to on demand episodes of: The Rachel Maddow Show, Politics Nation with Reverend Al Sharpton, Hardball with Chris Matthews, All In with Chris Hayes, Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, UP with Steve Kornacki, Lockup, and Caught on Camera. Additionally, video clips from the aforementioned MSNBC programs are currently accessible to those without a subscription.

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Press Releases: 10/30/13

Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2013 by icn2



Chris Matthews Hosts “JFK: The Day That Changed America” at 7 p.m. and “The Kennedy Brothers” at 8 p.m.

 Rev. Al Sharpton Hosts Premiere of “50 Years of Guns” at 9 p.m.  Special “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” at 10 p.m.

 Special “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” at 10 p.m.

October 30, 2013 – New York, NY – MSNBC will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with an evening of special programming on Friday, November 22. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, each hour will delve into a different aspect of JFK’s life and legacy. 

 Chris Matthews hosts “JFK: The Day That Changed America” at 7p.m. ET.   This hour, originally produced for the 40th anniversary, features exclusive interviews with Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, JFK speechwriter and trusted aide Theodore Sorensen, Senators John Kerry and John McCain, “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, writers Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and many others as they reflect on where they were on that fateful day and how the event shaped the country.

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Press Releases: 10/10/13

Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2013 by icn2

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CNN FILMS Broadcasts ‘Blackfish’ and ‘Pandora’s Promise’ in October, November

Network to offer dynamic second screen experiences to enhance television event for viewers

As the weather cools, CNN Films’ fall schedule heats up with two, new-to-television documentaries that examine the relationship between humans and nature. On Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm and 12:00am to 2:00am, CNN will air BLACKFISH, the story of a performing orca, connected to the deaths of several people while in captivity. And, on Thursday, Nov. 7, CNN will air PANDORA’S PROMISE from 9:00pm to 11:00pm and 12:00am to 2:00am, a film that explores the personal journeys of several environmental experts who evolved from being strongly against to being strongly in favor of nuclear energy. All broadcast times are Eastern.
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Press Releases: 10/09/13

Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2013 by icn2

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CNN announced today that veteran sports journalist Rachel Nichols will host Unguarded with Rachel Nichols, a weekly half-hour show that takes an unfiltered look at the most interesting stories and personalities in sports. Kicking off Friday, October 25, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Nichols takes viewers beyond the field for candid conversations with some of the world’s most extraordinary athletes.

“CNN has not had a dedicated sports show in more than a decade, and to have the talents of a viewer favorite with Rachel, a revered player in the space, is another key step in CNN’s evolution toward a range of compelling storytelling,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide.

“This is a terrific opportunity to create a show that takes a different look at the sports we love and the human side of the people who play them,” Nichols said. “And by doing that at CNN, we can incorporate the network’s incredibly broad and diverse perspective, which is a game-changer.”
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Press Releases: 10/03/13

Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2013 by icn2

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Bloomberg Television Presents “C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett”

“C-Suite” goes beyond the boardroom for an inside look at today’s brightest business leaders

New York, October 3, 2013 – On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM ET/PT, Bloomberg Television presents the debut of “C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett,” an original prime time series that features an inside look at companies that are shaping the global business landscape.

In each week’s 30-minute episode, Hayzlett, a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television and former c-suite executive who has led strategy on Wall Street and Main Street, spends time with the executive team of today’s most recognized brands to discover what makes them tick. “C-Suite” profiles different business models, from big companies to insurgent start-ups that are disrupting their industry, offering new perspective on boardroom decision-making by top executives leading the way.
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Press Releases: 09/17/13

Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2013 by icn2

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CNN Collaborates With Tom Hanks’ and Gary Goetzman’s PLAYTONE for ‘THE SIXTIES’

Original docuseries co-produced with Herzog & Company bows with a special presentation of “The Assassination of JFK” in November 2013

CNN, Playtone, and Herzog & Company are co-producing a provocative, sweeping 10-part documentary series that will explore perhaps the most transformative decade of the modern era. The non-scripted series will be executive produced by multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), as a CNN original series for CNN/U.S., it was announced today.
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Press Releases: 09/13/13

Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2013 by icn2

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CNN’s Chief International correspondent Christiane Amanpour has secured the first interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his historic trip to the United States later this month.

President Rouhani will be in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. It will be his first speech to the world community as the new President of Iran and will likely represent a change in tone and substance. A moderate candidate, Rohani won the Islamic republic’s presidential election in June after campaigning on a “hope and prudence” platform in which he appealed to traditional conservatives and reform-minded voters alike. In a speech after his election, Rouhani said he would seek a “constructive interaction with the world.”

Press Releases: 09/12/13

Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2013 by icn2

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CNN en Español Broadcasts Amanpour in the U.S.

CNN en Español’s Amanpour, which currently broadcasts in Mexico and Latin America, will now be broadcast in the U.S. starting on Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m. (ET).

Amanpour is hosted by renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour. Her depth of knowledge and experience will allow her to ferret out information that others cannot get. After three decades covering the world’s news, she will draw upon her personal knowledge to analyze the regions that are in crisis. She will discover what is hidden behind each headline and showcase interviews with current leaders, which will help clarify the biggest conflicts in the world.

Do not miss Amanpour now broadcast in the U.S. on CNN en Español starting on Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m. (ET) with replays on Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m., and Mondays at 4:30 a.m. (ET).

Press Releases: 08/26/13

Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2013 by icn2




Chris Matthews Anchors Live Beginning at 11AM ET and Chris Hayes Hosts a Special ‘All In’ at 8PM ET

NEW YORK – August 26, 2013 – MSNBC will present special coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28. The day will include live coverage from both Washington, D.C. and New York with Chris Matthews anchoring live from the National Mall throughout the day beginning at 11AM ET. Following President Obama’s remarks at approximately 4PM ET, MSNBC will present Dr. Martin Luther King’s entire ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. And, Chris Hayes will host a special “All In” at 8PM ET live from Washington, D.C.

The special edition of “All In” will also air Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech with limited commercial interruption followed by commentary and reflection by Hayes and his MSNBC colleagues regarding the historic nature of Dr. King’s words. The limited commercial presentation has been made possible by Bank of America.

MSNBC anchors and correspondents will share their own reflections on the civil rights movement and how they or people from their communities are ‘Advancing the Dream.’ Viewers are encouraged to share their own thoughts and photos related to ‘Advancing the Dream’ using the Twitter hash tag #AdvancingtheDream.


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Press Releases: 08/21/13

Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2013 by icn2

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One-Hour ABPU: Prime Cuts Season One Special Featuring Notable Moments and a Preview of Season 2 Airs Sept. 15 at 8pm ET

CNN’s popular original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys in the 2013 competition, launches its second season on Sunday, September 15 at 9pm ET. The season premiere episode “Jerusalem” features tours of Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, marking the first time the host has filmed in these locations.

Leading into the season premiere, at 8pm ET, will be ABPU: Prime Cuts Season One, a retrospective special featuring notable moments, reminiscences, and a preview of season two.

The new season of the weekend lifestyle series, which airs Sundays at 9pm ET on CNN and CNN International, also takes Bourdain and his crew into “parts unknown” within Spain, New Mexico, Copenhagen, Sicily, Detroit, Tokyo and South Africa.

Below are descriptions of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown season two episodes (airdates, unless indicated, are TBA):

· “Jerusalem”(Sept 15) – In the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, the host and crew make their first trip to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. While the political situation is often tense between the people living in these areas, Bourdain concentrates on their rich history, food and culture, and spends time with local chefs, home cooks, writers and amateur foodies.

· “Spain” (Sept. 22) – Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown explores Andalucía during Semana Santa (Holy Week, leading up to Easter), a time filled with great pageantry and excitement. Featured in this episode is Bourdain’s longtime Director of Photography Zach Zamboni, who lives part-time in Granada and shows the host sights off the beaten path.

· “New Mexico” (Sept. 29)- Parts Unknown takes a close look at the mash-up of cultures that comprise this uniquely American state by sampling its food – a combination of Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pueblo and even chuck-wagon influences. New Mexico is also a land of drugs, guns, monster vehicles, and possibly extraterrestrials. It may also be the perfect place to investigate the underside of the Western cowboy ideal.

· “Copenhagen” Denmark (airdate TBA) – This episode explores the food and natural beauty of Copenhagen, the economic and cultural center of Denmark. Home to famed chef Rene Redzepi and his brainchild Noma – regarded by critics as one of the world’s best restaurants – Parts Unknown delves into the city’s cuisine and the new Nordic creativity that infuses Redzepi’s work at Noma.

· Sicily (airdate TBA) – Parts Unknown explores the Sicilian way of life, which puts a premium on savoring family, life, and food. Bourdain travels in search of those foods as he eats his way around the island. He makes his home base at the Villa Monaci, on the outskirts of Catania with his enthusiastic, fast-talking sidekicks who counter the otherwise relaxed tempo and epic “food porn” of this episode.

· Detroit (airdate TBA) – Few cities have experienced such a dramatic economic rise and fall of Detroit. In this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the past, present and future of the Motor City. He steps into the lives of Detroit natives and sees the glory days of the past at the famed Packard Plant, the current state of the city’s urban decay, and the promise of the future in the citizens who are rebuilding their communities.

· Tokyo (airdate TBA) – Japan is a paradox. The low birthrate, the dedication, the conformity, and the life of a salary man are well known. There is also a competitive and rigid culture that gives way to some unique subcultures. Bourdain has traveled to Tokyo countless times, but on this trip he is in search of the city’s dark, extreme, and bizarrely fetishistic underside.

· South Africa (airdate TBA) – Once considered the most dangerous city in the world, Johannesburg now barely makes the top 50. But the end of the apartheid has led to vast changes in the city. In this episode, Bourdain visits the suburb of Hillbrow (which remains a dangerous locale), spends a day in the life of a taxi driver and discovers the culture and food that make up modern day Johannesburg.

Viewers can find updates, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive content from Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown by following the show’s Twitter account @partsunknownCNN, and accessing the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page. During each show, viewers are invited to go to the live blog at and join in the conversation using the #PartsUnknown hashtag on Twitter.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Executive Producers and Founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, along with Executive Producer Sandra Zweig. The Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production has produced programs with Anthony Bourdain for more than a decade, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, A Cooks Tour, and Decoding Ferran Adria.




Wednesday, 9/18/2013:




All around us, there’s a technological revolution underway powered by devices as small as a grain of rice. They are sensors, capable of tracking and recording everything we do. They’re in our smartphones, our cars, our appliances, even our bodies, and they’re connected to the Internet to share information and make our world smarter. Virtually all products that use electricity – from toasters and coffeemakers to jet engines and MRIs – now have the ability to “talk” to each other, and to us. And, what they have to say is profoundly transforming our lives – the way we travel, treat disease, and enjoy our homes. Today, there are more devices than people connected to the Internet, and that number is expected to rise to 25 billion by 2015.

In this one-hour documentary, CNBC correspondent Melissa Lee experiences firsthand the impact of this brave new world – its promise and its perils – and discovers how the future of the Internet has already arrived. CNBC explores how the widespread availability of diagnostic sensors is not only changing healthcare and saving the lives of premature infants, but transforming industry and improving the safety and efficiency of our railways and jetliners. Lee takes a ride in a driverless car to see how cameras, radar and GPS are used in the quest to fill our freeways with autonomous cars and reduce the number of accidents. Viewers will go inside a home equipped with some 200 sensors which respond to the owner’s movements and daily habits. And CNBC travels to Rio de Janeiro, the world’s first “smart” city, in the spotlight as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.


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