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Press Releases: 07/16/14

Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 by icn2

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THE WAR COMES HOME – A Soledad O’Brien Report

Explores Hope for Vets Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress

Moving new CNN Special Presentation premieres Aug. 12 at 9:00pmET & PT

Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ready to resume the lives of promise they had left behind. For both veterans, within months of coming home, their relationships were crumbling, their children were frightened of their rages, and suicide became a choice they both thought could be a solution for their anguish. Then, a new program that treats post traumatic stress gave them hope. Produced by Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group in association with MediaStorm, THE WAR COMES HOME, follows the journeys of these two young men who came home from war, and their personal battles to recover from the effects of the wars that came home with them.

The one hour special, THE WAR COMES HOME, debuts Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 9:00pm and will encore at 12:00am, and on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:00pm. All times Eastern on CNN/U.S.

“These two strong young men went to war to serve their country, but were overcome by the ravages of war. They have young families that count on them, yet openly told us they wanted to harm themselves. Through the riveting stories of these men – and their families – our hope is that people will understand how truly awful post traumatic stress is, how destructive it is for families, how it robs potential from lives, and how we have it within our power as a society to help these veterans,” O’Brien said.
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Press Releases: 07/08/14

Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2014 by icn2

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“JOSÉ DÍAZ-BALART” DEBUTS MONDAY, JULY 14 AT 10 A.M. ET ON MSNBC

NEW YORK – July 8, 2014 – “José Díaz-Balart” will debut Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. ET on MSNBC. Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning veteran journalist and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart, the program will be live weekdays from Miami, Florida.

With 30 years of experience covering the world’s biggest stories in both English and Spanish, Díaz-Balart brings his passion and perspective to “José Díaz-Balart.” The program will feature in-depth interviews with world newsmakers, political commentators and daily coverage on an array of U.S. and international news. Each morning, he will tackle the day’s events with a focus on issues that impact all Americans.

Connect with José on Facebook at Facebook.com/JDBmsnbc and follow @JDBmsnbc to participate in the conversation on Twitter.

Press Releases: 06/23/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2014 by icn2

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CNN

CNN, GEORGIA TECH TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER INITIATIVE TO EXPLORE MEDIA’S UAV USE IN U.S. AIRSPACE

Beginning this summer, CNN and Georgia Institute of Technology will embark on a joint research initiative to better understand the opportunities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) present for media organizations, and to explore the access and safety issues that need to be addressed as part of any new regulatory framework. The project team will be staffed by senior members of CNN’s newsgathering team and researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

The effort will evaluate the technology, personnel and safety needs to operate effectively in the national air space. CNN and Georgia Tech Research Institute plan to share their research data with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) as it considers regulations that will allow for the safe and effective operation of UAVs by media outlets.

“Our hope is that by working cooperatively to share knowledge, we can accelerate the process for CNN and other media organizations to safely integrate this new technology into their coverage plans,” said David Vigilante, CNN’s Senior Vice President, Legal. “It’s a natural opportunity to work with our neighbors at Georgia Tech, who have experience, expertise and insights into this area.”

“UAVs have a number of applications that benefit society, such as search and rescue, disaster response and agricultural mapping and crop assessment,” said Mike Heiges, Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. “We’re excited to be engaging with CNN to study the newsgathering applications for UAVs and look forward to working with one of the most respected news operations in the world.”

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MSNBC

PROGRAM NOTE: MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” Presents Week-Long Series ‘The Invisible Us’
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Press Releases: 06/11/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2014 by icn2

Bloomberg (1)

BLOOMBERG APPOINTS JACKI KELLEY AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR MEDIA

New York–Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith today announced Jacki Kelley has been named Chief Operating Officer for Media, responsible for leading the business operations of Bloomberg’s worldwide multi-platform media operation, which includes web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events. Kelley will serve as Smith’s deputy across the Media Group and focus on driving global revenue growth, brand strength, and developing the company’s multi-platform media offerings. She will start on September 1, 2014 and will be based out of Bloomberg LP’s global headquarters in New York City.

A dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience, Kelley is widely credited with disrupting traditional business models to successfully meet client objectives across the publishing and advertising industries. She served as CEO for IPG Mediabrands North America and President of Global Clients, most recently dedicating all of her time to leading IPG’s successful bid for all of Microsoft’s creative and deployment work globally. Kelley has helped lead a massive expansion of IPG’s global advertising network, which now buys $36 billion in media for clients, including ExxonMobil, Sony and BMW.
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Press Releases: 06/09/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2014 by icn2

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O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase airs Tuesday, June 10th at 9pmET on CNN

The CNN hour looks back at the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, and the chase in which Al Cowlings drove the white Ford Bronco with O.J. Simpson in the backseat. Lead detective Tom Lange, Nicole’s sister Denise, and Ron Goldman’s sister and father share their thoughts and reflections with CNN Anchor and Correspondent Kyra Phillips on the 20th anniversary of these tragic events.

O.J.’s Wild Ride: 20 Years After the Chase airs tomorrow night at 9pm ET on CNN.

Press Releases: 06/03/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2014 by icn2

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CNN’S CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR TO MODERATE A LIVE EXCLUSIVE TOWN HALL WITH FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HER NEW BOOK, “HARD CHOICES”

CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will moderate the only network televised town hall with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, June 17th at 5 pm ET. The special broadcast before a live audience selected by CNN, will take place at the Newseum in Washington DC. The Town Hall will air on CNN and simulcast worldwide on CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

Hillary Clinton will discuss her new memoir “Hard Choices.” The book, which goes on sale on June 10th, tells the story of the former first lady’s four years as America’s top diplomat. She will take questions from Amanpour and members of the public with no subjects off limits. Leading up to the broadcast, Jake Tapper will anchor a special hour of The Lead live from the Newseum. Following the Town Hall, Wolf Blitzer will anchor The Situation Room from the Newseum where he will speak to members of the audience.

The Town Hall will re-air on CNN Tuesday, June 17th at 9 pm ET.
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Press Releases: 06/02/14

Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2014 by icn2

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CNN Films Acquires 41ON41 for Broadcast as 41st President Celebrates 90th Birthday

Compelling film uniquely profiles President George H. W. Bush with 41 voices of those closest to him for premiere Sunday, June 15 at 9:00pmET

CNN Films announced today that it will premiere 41ON41, a unique, multidimensional profile of President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, from 41 extraordinary storytellers who know the president best. The revealing, two-hour film weaves first-person accounts that explore the historic policy decisions and personal life experiences that shaped President Bush’s life and distinguished his presidency. The two-hour film will debut Sunday, June 15 at 9:00pm and encore at 11:00pm Eastern.
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Press Releases: 05/28/14

Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2014 by icn2

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Al Jazeera America Marks the Life of Maya Angelou

Al Jazeera America marks the life of Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist who died today at the age of 86.

· Anchor Tony Harris speaks to the achievements of Ms. Angelou on the afternoon news broadcast.

· Consider This will interview celebrated African American actress Diahann Carroll at 10 PM ET.

· Al Jazeera America’s website features an in-depth article which looks at her extraordinary life.

Press Releases: 05/22/14

Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2014 by icn2

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***MEMORIAL DAY TUNE IN PROGRAMMING NOTE***

Al Jazeera America To Run Back-to-Back Episodes of Critically Acclaimed BORDERLAND – Monday, May 26th from 11am- 4pm ET

The four-episode series is an immersive documentary in which six average Americans retrace the footsteps of migrants who died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border
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Press Releases: 04/29/14

Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2014 by icn2

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‘THE SIXTIES’ Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman Debuts May 29 on CNN/U.S.

Critically-acclaimed series from Playtone, Herzog & Co. explores the decade that changed everything

From the Cold War to the war in Vietnam, to the struggles for equality in America’s courtrooms and streets, the assassinations of JFK, MLK, Malcolm X, and RFK, the new politics, music, fashion, and technology of the 1960s reflected a period of monumental social and political change. As the youngest of the “Baby Boom” generation – and, several momentous events in the pivotal decade, including the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and the Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show – turn 50 in 2014, THE SIXTIES on CNN takes a close look at the people, events, and discoveries that defined how Americans came to think about their government, their place in the world, and themselves.

Executive produced by multiple Emmy® award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s John Adams and The Pacific) of Playtone, and Emmy® award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s Gettysburg) of Herzog & Co. (HCO), the landmark era of the 1960s is explored through their provocative and compelling 10-part CNN Original Series, THE SIXTIES, launching on Thursday, May 29, at 9:00pmET and PT.
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Press Releases: 03/24/14

Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2014 by icn2

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MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN DIVES INTO AMERICA’S “CELEBRITY” OBSESSION ON APRIL 13 SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF POPULAR CNN ORIGINAL SERIES

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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CNN’S EMMY AWARD-WINNING ORIGINAL SERIES “ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN” TRAVELS TO PUNJAB, INDIA IN THE SEASON THREE PREMIERE AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 13

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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AL JAZEERA AMERICA PRESENTS NEW DOCUMENTARY “LOCKERBIE: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?”

· 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 CNN.com.

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.

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BLOOMBERG TV CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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

BBC (1)

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

Bloomberg (1)

EL FINANCIERO AND BLOOMBERG LAUNCH MULTI-MEDIA PLATFORM

- 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

CNN (1)

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

BBC (1)

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

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“HARDBALL” WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS RANKS #1 IN KEY A25-54 DEMO FOR WEEK OF FEB 3-7

“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’: MIRA SORVINO LEADS CNN FREEDOM PROJECT DOCUMENTARY ON SEX TRAFFICKING OF GIRLS AS YOUNG AS FIVE

‘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

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MSNBC.COM DEBUTS “WOMEN OF 2014”

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

NEW YORK, NY – January 13, 2014 – msnbc.com 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

CNN (1)

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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INSIDE MAN, CNN ORIGINAL SERIES HOSTED BY ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER MORGAN SPURLOCK, WINS IDA AWARD FOR “BEST LIMITED SERIES”

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

CNN (1)

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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